All of mine play local sports
16 year old: cross country, baseball and track
14 year old: cross country, baseball and track
11 year old: competitive dance (yes, I'm a dance mom, just not to that extreme LOL) and soccer
6 year old: dance (although not competitive), softball and soccer
And, my husband and I coach softball, baseball and soccer in our town league.
We have refused to allow our kids to compete on competitive teams such as travel ball teams. We find that a lot of these coaches are in it to win and are not always looking out for the best interest of their players. My oldest son's best friend played on one of these select travel ball baseball team for several years because many felt that he had a very good chance of playing beyond high school. They would pitch him in game after game, not considering what the extreme amout of pitches would do to his arm. He just had surgery on his arm and there was a complication. He may now never have feeling in his hand again. Our local league has strict guidelines as to how much a kid can pitch and my husband makes sure that his players pitch even less. And, all of the starters on this years high school baseball team were players of my husbands teams from past years and none were select travel ball players. Those that did play travel ball were subs. A lot of that was because they were very good for regular league ball, but were subs on travel ball teams. They just never were given the attention and the amount of playing time that they would have gotten on one of our regular league teams.
Now, some kids will benefit from these select teams, but I just don't feel like it is worth the money. One of our high school baseball players brag all the time about how much money (thousands of dollars) his parents paid for him to play on a travel ball team out of Houston. It obviously didn't help him out because he never set foot in a game this season!