The question has been asked, “Does traveling to play softball mean you’re a better team?”
The short answer: yes and no. Now for the long answer…
Know that putting a team together to go all over the country can be alluring—and expensive.
Plus, the cost of having a team that travels can also put a burden on parents, players, and coaches who are just getting to know each other.
My suggestion is don’t rush into traveling somewhere if you are a newly organized team.
Stay local and play lots of friendlies. Get to know each other (that goes for parents and players) before you’re stuck sharing a hotel room for a week after being eliminated from a tournament in the first two days.
Most new teams are going to take their lumps on the field; that’s okay. Remember, it takes time to build up the cohesiveness needed to win big tournaments.