Re: Youth Travel Sports
Thanks for the info and most of what all of you told me is kinda what I knew but it is nice to be reinforced.
My 6 year old is nuts about the game as he is with all sports so playing 50 games a year probally would not be that big of a deal to him or lead to burn out. The reason being if he wasn't in an organized game, he would at least be playing baseball in the backyard. However I doubt I would consider travel ball till at least age 10 but in the mean time work with an instructor on occasion.
I also love "The Science of Hitting" by Ted Williams. I used it as a guide religiously in HS. I also recommend "You Can Teach Hitting" by our very own Johnnie B. Baker and a local Indiana coach Jeff Mercer. It is especially good for 10 and under. It is also funny the Ripken videos being mentioned because I have my first one about fielding coming via Netflix tomorrow.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard