Yep, it crosses every parents mind at some point! It would be nice to get part or even better ALL of college paid for through athletics. Your mind races a little just thinking about that possibility. Let's back up a second.
Consider having a single set of expectations for this season and every season to follow.
- my son or daughter plays travel ball in the summer because they enjoy the game, they want an experience that varies from the local league, they need a more challenging baseball or softball experience, and they want to learn more about the game
- the entire family is a part of the experience and no matter what the game results are, we are still a family with a goal to have an enjoyable time together. "We enjoyed watching you play."
- if we focus on always providing the best learning and training experience for my son or daughter, the opportunities will come. If the skill and hard work are in the heart of the player's make-up, maybe even someday that opportunity will be an athletic scholarship.