Sixteen and seventeen-year-old high school baseball players who want summer baseball, should choose between the baseball of the American Legion and the Travel Baseball. And it's often difficult for the American Legion Coaches. In recent years, Legion Coaches have reduced the number of players wishing to play with the American Legion Baseball. They must actively pursue the players. Let's take a look at why the American Legion baseball number is falling.
Baseball Explosions of the League
The baseball scenes of the small league exploded fifteen years ago at ten to fourteen years of age. The World Series competition series came from only a few organizations where eight or ten teams participated in a number of organizations where hundreds or more teams competed. Over the past six years, the team and the expansion of the tournaments have been moved to the age group of fifteen to eighteen.
Previously, the baseball election for middle school age was restricted to a few AAU teams and the American Legion teams. Now many teams called travel baseball teams. These teams are doing what their name implies; traveling around the country in races or showcases. Some sportsmakers are sponsoring many travel groups.
By expanding the travel groups, college baseball coaches have found a new way to trace and capture high school players. Rather than traveling across the country and chasing the summer troops, these travel teams are coming to their stadium now. Many college coaches organize one or two races in summer. They make some money in the tournament and earn a lot of players without having to travel.
Exposure to players for dummy coaches is invaluable. And playing at college baseball courts and seeing college universities.
Other Sports Looking for Summer Time
The other most important reason why gamblers playing legion baseball play other sports. It seems that every high school sport has a summer training program or other activity that causes children to play only a sport. High school football and basketball do not want to lift weights and workouts every morning and then go play a baseball doubleheader that does not end until eleven. It is sad, but it is true that many high school students are forced to choose a sport.
A few years ago, the American legion raised the legacy age of the legacy from eighteen to nineteen years. This growth helped to increase the number of troops. Many college colleges like to come home and play a new baseball game. And recently, the American Legion has begun to popularize Jr. Legion's baseball program. They feel the sooner they get players to the Legion program, the better. It would be too early to know whether this dosing program will be successful or not.
What do we do?
So what should be a high school baseball player? If you were playing the baseball of the American legion with your high school buddies, or would you find a travel team to present your abilities to many college coaches?
I'm talking about the subject on both sides of the subject. I have a son who has been playing baseball for a legion for four years and another who plays on baseball. American Legion Baseball is an old and proud program. Players in the team come from the same city. You wear an American Legion patch on your shoulder. Typically, lego buses stay in the program for many years. You play a lot of games and your home games are close. And usually the costs are reasonable. But from my experience, not many college coaches or recruits arrive in the Legion.
Travel teams usually consist of different secondary schools. They will exercise a lot and be far off. Very often travel groups hired coaches. Four travels can travel three. Many races will begin on Wednesday or Thursday during the day. It takes a lot of car to collect. There are many college coaches and professional scouts in the game. Travel costs can be very high.
I think both teams need and survive. Baseball for travel is not for everyone, and nobody can afford the costs. However, if you are your son good enough, there is usually something to do. Tour team coaches want to win so they can find the way for good players for the team. If you are a good player, you should try to find a travel team. The dormitory and professional baseball exposure are much better with travel teams.
The American Legion program, however, will still be a great choice for many high school players. Many specialists and divisions of a player came out of the legionary program. Now only a little less comes from the Legion Baseball.