About8uTravelI am the happily married father of two young kids.  I had the fortune to play competitive sports in high school (basketball, baseball) and college (baseball).  I’d forgotten just how much I loved baseball until my son started playing.  Now my daughter has started playing softball.

Last year, my son started playing travel sports.  He was eight years old.  He plays on a travel soccer team and a travel baseball team.  I’m the head coach of the baseball team.  I think travel sports at this age are ridiculous.

8U Travel is an ongoing collection of the therapeutic musings of a neophyte coach trying to wrap his head around travel sports beginning at such a ludicrous age. – Brian Sieger