DD wanted to play baseball this year and was forced by our city to play softball. She had fun and was asked to play on an all-star team with some older kids in her league. She was a standout and batted second for the all stars.
For fall, we found a neighboring town who will allow her to play baseball. That was great until the 10U softball coach asked if she would play for his competitive team (in a different neighboring town). This would be a great opportunity for her to play up and improve her game, and I know it would be fun for her too (she is almost 8). The coach is just awesome.
I feel like her mother and I could sell her on either the baseball or the softball. She truly has a blast no matter what she does.
Travel-wise, it would be easier if she played baseball. Her brothers will play at the same park and we could make a day of it together (a plus for her as she adores her brothers and would be on a team with one). I also feel that if she played baseball, it would make it easier to fight the board to let her play in our town next year--if she wants to.
Again, she'll have fun either way. I'm a bit worried about not taking advantage of an opportunity when it is presented, but either way, I'm proud of her and the doors that are opening for her. At this point, I'm inclined to let her play baseball with her brother as she may not have a chance to do so in the future. I'm sure I am overanalyzing this and I realize that it really doesn't matter. She is after all, eight years old.
I guess I'm just writing this to think thru it, but if anyone wants to share some insight, be my guest.