This episode we interviewed Lale Esquivel, coach of the Texas Canes Elite. His 12u team went 101-0 for their 2020 season. They also:
Won 5 USSSA Super NITs, including 2 at 13u AAA level
Won the 2020 12u USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series
Won the 2020 12u Perfect Game National World Series
Ranked #1 Team in Nation by USSSA and TravelBall Select (and probably everyone else)
Here are a few questions we asked Lale:
How did they manage not to lose a single game? 2. How many players and pitchers on the 2020 team?
Typical speed they pitch at? Any protocol for pitching ? (# of pitches per game/day/week) 3. Where do your players come from?
4. What is turnover like from year to year? Do kids continue at this pace or get burned out?
5. Talk about player size/early maturity as a factor?
6. What does their season look like?
7. Are the kids being recruited yet?
8. How do the kids get to be so mentally tough?
On Deck: Things we love and hate about travel baseball
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RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE:
TravelBall Select Rankings: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=670275787206169USSSA 12u Texas Canes Elite 2020: http://www.usssa.com/baseball/teamHome/?teamID=2788179Perfect Game 12u Texas Canes Elite 2020: https://www.perfectgame.org/PGBA/Team/default.aspx?orgid=26168&orgteamid=68891&team=144009&Year=2020Youth baseball gone wild: 'You're selling your son's soul for a six-dollar trophy': https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/fort-worth/article159060549.htmlKobe Bryant interview (23 min 30 sec to 26 min 15 sec): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5-vgyEbtPU&t=1606s Mambe Waterproof Blankets Use the discount code "MOMSANDBASEBALL" to get 10% off any MAMBE products