"Fortunately, I have heard many times from families who aren't thrilled with their current team, but still fulfill their commitment, which in travel ball is typically one year. Those families have kids who will learn ethics, integrity and sacrifice. These traits will enrich the lives of these kids and those who they later influence, far more than whatever playing for a better softball team for one year will ever do. Even if jumping teams leads to a better college scholarship, that tangible benefit pales in comparison to the inculcation of those character traits."[/QUOTE] Great post! Ethics, a small word that carries such a large message. Being a coach of a travel ball team should not carry the same similarities of a dirty used car salesman. If you read the post by grandpa and feel you may resemble the description used, change your ways now and begin a new lease on life. We are mentors teaching life lessons that will get used and passed along thru generations. take this seriously people!