Plus the ones that are serious about baseball play travel and each travel sport almost requires a year round schedule for only that one sport. So less kids playing each sport.
Baseball will become a niche sport like softball is.
My kids and their friends played on a family coed team I paid for and put together this past summer. They had a blast and asked if they could do it again next year.
But I told them they have to enter the team, split the costs, and run the team this year. I'd say its 50/50 it happens. Just too many other things going on.
As I've said in the past the best way to get travel players interested in slowpitch is for each director in each city to give the travel teams a one day free round robin slowpitch tournament the saturday before school starts. If they did this each year for teenagers those teenagers would be exposed to slowpitch and at least know its fun for when their fastpitch days are over.
But I myself never followed through with this idea in my community so its hard to tell others to do so. Also I am told the baseball and slowpitch directors fight over fields and tournament dates etc all summer and won't ever work with each other on an idea like this.