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Participating in travel sports is more than just a game; it’s an investment in personal growth. The commitment required might seem frightening, but the rewards are worth fighting for. Things such as rings and trophies get brought for the champions and finalists at tournaments and big showcases.

For starters, travel sports offer exposure to different styles of play and competition levels. This diversity helps athletes sharpen their skills, adapt to various scenarios, and ultimately, improve their game.

Joining a travel team for any sport is a huge commitment to yourself and your family. You have to find a passion for a sport that you love, and then take action. If you have been playing a sport ever since you were little, finding the passion won’t be too hard, keeping the passion is what’s going to be the hard part.

Travel sports foster resilience and discipline. The demanding schedules and intense matches push athletes to their limits, teaching them to persevere in the face of challenges. This resilience often translates to other aspects of life, such as academics and personal relationships. 

While traveling, these sports act as a social bridge, connecting athletes from different backgrounds. These interactions create lifelong friendships and bond those who truly care about getting better at their sport. “I have made crazy connections throughout my life playing on a travel lacrosse team. My best friend wouldn’t be my best friend if I hadn’t joined my travel team. I love almost everyone I meet,” junior Ryan Steinberg said. The team spirit developed during the season can be incredibly fulfilling and even provide a safe place for some.

Travel sports can also open doors to future opportunities. College scouts often attend travel tournaments, providing athletes with a platform to showcase their talents and potentially earn scholarships. These scholarships provide athletes enthusiasm to practice hard and long for their sport. Senior Casie Kazanjian said “I’ve been playing travel softball my whole life. My passion for the sport is out of this world and I am hoping to get a scholarship for it one day.”

While travel sports require a significant amount of commitment, the personal growth, skills acquired, and opportunities presented make it a worthwhile endeavor in the long run.

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Name: Alyssa Densmore Grade: 12th School Clubs/Sports Involvement: Yearbook, Newspaper club, Varsity Softball Fun Fact: I have been playing softball for over 10 years.

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