That is a fine idea provided you don’t actually believe that the IN-HOUSE/REC BALL travel team is actually a travel team.
The IN-HOUSE/REC PROGRAM(s) exist for a reason. They are hugely IMPORTANT to a thriving community providing EVERY boy that wants play baseball regardless of his ability the chance to do exactly that. These leagues are as important as the library, the parks, scouts, etc.
Travel Teams were not created to compete with these leagues. They were created to provide the small percentage of talented players an alternative environment to receive advanced coaching and a higher level of competition.
Over the years many of the daddy-coaches would have their son try out and join a travel team. They were surprised to find out that on this team their son didn’t always pitch or play shortstop and bat 1st. The managers of these teams actually treated this player the same as all the other players, –
NO SPECIAL TREATMENT.
Well that wasn’t going to work for these guys so what did they do?? They started their own travel teams. Problem solved.
NOW we get to the next bunch of daddy/coaches. THESE guys simply figured out well lets create a “travel/in-house/rec team” which will be made up of all our kids, and our coaches, and friends, and guys on the board kids. Then decided lets get new jerseys, new hats and use the IN-HOUSE/REC BALL fields, insurance, equipment, etc. for these few players. Best part they decided was that we can have the SAME IN-HOUSE/REC managers/coaches to coach a completely different game against teams and players that were EXCLUSIVELY playing travel baseball.
Hey, change hats and you go from a daddy coach to a baseball coach.
You figure out how that’s going to work out.
Just because you drive to another field that doesn’t qualify you as a travel team.