There are a lot of costs associated with travel softball. When starting with a younger group of girls, I am always considering need versus want. That being said, some needs start to blend in with the wants as we form our team image.
The best advice I can give to coaches and parents as they embark on this journey is to call around for prices. Get quotes from as many places as possible. You will be amazed of the price range you receive from all of the various vendors. Facebook is a great starting point as well because you can reach out to local businesses operating out of their home. From Facebook, you can read reviews, view photos and find recommendations.
When we set out on this travel softball adventure, we knew our priority was the cost of tournaments, umpires, equipment, uniforms and league fees. Shopping around for prices on embroidery and screen printing, opens up the opportunity to buy direct from vendors like Boombah. You'll be amazed at how much you can save. However, in the end we strive to support our local business mom & pop shops and in-store locations. Blending the two allows us to support our community, while getting the best price for our parents.