I have a friend in Lansing that was beginning the process of looking for a Michigan travel baseball team for his son and asked if it was really worth all the time and money. I thought about it for a while as I understand some think it's a waste of time and others think they couldn't go without doing it. In the end, I think the answer is whatever is right for you and your family.

For example, if you think that pushing your kids to excel and don't mind the added cost or time then it's certainly worth it. In addition, the time becomes more about spending time with the family travelling and not just driving.

Obviously, there can be a financial burden that just doesn't make sense for everyone, so it's important to choose an organization or team that is right for your needs.

Personally, I encourage everyone to at least try it for 1 season and see if it's for them, you can always stop if things are not to your likings.