It’s a very personal decision. When my DD played LL, it was a very exciting time as her all-star team made it to States - first time ever in our LL. She stuck with it through her 12 y/o year, guest-played with a travel team during that year, and made the move to travel at 13. She adjusted very well to travel ball and we never looked back. However if you ask her, she really misses that one magical summer with a special team that brought our League and community together. Having done both LL and travel, it’s just a much different experience with each, both good and bad.