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Old 12-07-2019, 06:35 PM   #951
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Great day on the fields..
I got video duty... recording all those trying out so they can reviewed and also for instructional purposes..
About 300 kids for 7 to 13u..
Tan did good ..was happy to be on field again with his buds.. and even though he was there with me from 9 till 4.. he still wanted to catch popups when we were all done.
Love this game.
Doing it again tomorrow
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:39 PM   #952
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Great day on the fields..
I got video duty... recording all those trying out so they can reviewed and also for instructional purposes..
About 300 kids for 7 to 13u..
Tan did good ..was happy to be on field again with his buds.. and even though he was there with me from 9 till 4.. he still wanted to catch popups when we were all done.
Love this game.
Doing it again tomorrow


Dang. What organization and location was that?


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Old 12-07-2019, 07:04 PM   #953
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Ballers out of montgomery .. multiple teams per age from aa to major.. had 120 kids just for 9u/10u.. everyone tries out/works out regardless if you were on a team previous season..
A lot of new kids wanting spots
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:51 PM   #954
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:50 PM   #955
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Ballers out of montgomery .. multiple teams per age from aa to major.. had 120 kids just for 9u/10u.. everyone tries out/works out regardless if you were on a team previous season..
A lot of new kids wanting spots
Man if you guys had that many kids trying out you must have it going on over there. I have been in the select world for years with some big organization and never seen 300 kids.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:08 PM   #956
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Man if you guys had that many kids trying out you must have it going on over there. I have been in the select world for years with some big organization and never seen 300 kids.
Think we're/their up to 18 teams now from 7u-13u

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Old 12-21-2019, 03:47 PM   #957
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When do most of you guys start tourneys. Got my kids HS schedule today and gonna get a box together this week of warm weather stuff. Adding 2 propane heaters this year.
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Old 12-21-2019, 04:26 PM   #958
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When do most of you guys start tourneys. Got my kids HS schedule today and gonna get a box together this week of warm weather stuff. Adding 2 propane heaters this year.
Practice start in jan.. think first tourney is in feb.. getting ready for SNIT in march..
Got two buddy heaters myself.
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Old 12-21-2019, 07:25 PM   #959
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If y’all have some time to kill, these are Podcasts hosted by Don Myers of Travel Sports. They are pretty good. Check it out.

http://dfwbaseballtalk.buzzsprout.com
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Old 12-21-2019, 07:41 PM   #960
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Thanks!
We have thewindup podcast here.. pretty good non-edited content on all aspects of travel ball..including the crazy
Listen to all these pretty regular on my commutes..
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:52 AM   #961
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If y’all have some time to kill, these are Podcasts hosted by Don Myers of Travel Sports. They are pretty good. Check it out.

http://dfwbaseballtalk.buzzsprout.com
I heard Lale's the other day, he's full of S.
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Old 12-22-2019, 12:18 PM   #962
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I heard Lale's the other day, he's full of S.
Agree. I thought they threw him softballs.

A lot of you guys with young kids should listen to the one with Ken Guthrie. You have to fight through the interviewer wanting to be the interviewed, but Ken has good stuff to say.

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Old 12-22-2019, 12:47 PM   #963
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Agree. I thought they threw him softballs.
My oldest has played against him every year from 8u-now in 12u, he loves to talk about how great of a coach he is when recruit is all he does.

It's a circus every time they play.
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Old 12-22-2019, 01:15 PM   #964
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Ive heard the name lale before..
He do PG or Vtool?
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Old 12-22-2019, 01:27 PM   #965
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Ive heard the name lale before..
He do PG or Vtool?
He and his dad, Lale Esquival Sr. both coach older teams in all the big events. They've gone from Bombers to Raiders to Bombers and are now operating as the Canes.
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Old 12-22-2019, 01:34 PM   #966
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He and his dad, Lale Esquival Sr. both coach older teams in all the big events. They've gone from Bombers to Raiders to Bombers and are now operating as the Canes.
Ahh .feel like i read a story on him (or his dad?) About recruiting/flying kids in..etc and him being pretty unapologetic to prople that have signed their kids up with him only to be bumped on game day by some kid from cali..
Have to see if i can find that .

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Old 12-22-2019, 01:35 PM   #967
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He and his dad, Lale Esquival Sr. both coach older teams in all the big events. They've gone from Bombers to Raiders to Bombers and are now operating as the Canes.
Google....both.
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Old 12-22-2019, 01:38 PM   #968
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Lol..yeh i did read that.. didnt tske long to google.. first result..
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/l...159060549.html
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Old 12-23-2019, 02:25 PM   #969
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the Mason Englert episode is great...Forney HS, 2018 Rangers draft pick, and recent Tommy John recipient. Great kid, hope he makes a strong comeback.

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Old 12-23-2019, 05:43 PM   #970
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Yip listened to it on way home.
Appreciated dads methods and opinions on showcases
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:30 PM   #971
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Boys first custom wood bat
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Old 12-28-2019, 02:45 PM   #972
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FYI...Oakley’s for a kid for sale in Classifieds.


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Old 12-28-2019, 05:25 PM   #973
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He gets real oakleys when he stops forgetting his batting gloves in the dugout.. lol
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Old 12-28-2019, 05:30 PM   #974
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Boys first custom wood bat
Now that is a sweet stick!
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Old 12-28-2019, 05:32 PM   #975
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Now that is a sweet stick!
From the time we've had in the cage ..i think he hits better with wood than he does his composites...
Loves that bat..except when he gets jammed.. not a fan of the vibration lol
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:53 PM   #976
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On another note...mostly because im a gimmic junky... but this one made sense..
we picked up a camwood trainer bat...
Theory is weighted blister above hands and below the knob forces the hands to the ball in the right path.
Tans always had pretty good hands that way but got it to help build up his swing power more than anything.
After having it for about two weeks.. and according to the zepp.. its working.
Not going to say its the bats design thats done it or if its just swinging a oversize heavier bat... but hes picked up mph on the swing and is definitely hitting more violently.
Anyone else try one?
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Old 12-29-2019, 02:10 PM   #977
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Haven't heard of a camwood, I'll check it out. I think being heavier definitely helps.
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:08 AM   #978
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We started the 'all american program'.. 30 days ..going to document the progress (if measurable and/or if any as best we can ..
https://youtu.be/Y2xqHT6tAME
Got a base line using his zepp analytics...so at very least hope to see more power..
Like i said... Im a gimmic junky...a skeptical one. .but still a junky.
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Old 01-02-2020, 06:17 PM   #979
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System- first big PG tourney you go to you will be broke. Every gimmic in the book has a trailer out there selling stuff.
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Old 01-02-2020, 06:25 PM   #980
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System- first big PG tourney you go to you will be broke. Every gimmic in the book has a trailer out there selling stuff.
Lol yeh ive been warned about 'em
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Well after a couple months off it’s time to start up again. The team is picked and practice starts the 14th. This is my last year 14U majors then high school prep and then to the old lawn chair LOL! I’m going to really push these boys hard the next 6 months to get them ready for HS. Good luck to you guys this year!
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:38 PM   #982
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You too grant.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:51 PM   #983
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I can tell select ball is right around the corner. Parents and kids jumping team to team and parents calling every coach within reach LOL! Love the select world and how people act. I have heard of players jumping all over the map the last few days trying out at different teams, sure glad mine is set and ready to go. See you boys soon at the fields...
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I can tell select ball is right around the corner. Parents and kids jumping team to team and parents calling every coach within reach LOL! Love the select world and how people act. I have heard of players jumping all over the map the last few days trying out at different teams, sure glad mine is set and ready to go. See you boys soon at the fields...
Lol yup ..the groups are all "lookin for this ..and needing that...and makeup tryouts here there everywhere.."
Glad we are set... got a scrimmage set up this weekend if weather lets us..see how the new kids gel with our core... excited to see them back at it.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:23 AM   #985
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I can tell select ball is right around the corner. Parents and kids jumping team to team and parents calling every coach within reach LOL! Love the select world and how people act. I have heard of players jumping all over the map the last few days trying out at different teams, sure glad mine is set and ready to go. See you boys soon at the fields...


I don’t like that part, but I’m not nearly as deep into this deal as you guys are.lol

We picked a team, tried out, and they will be his team for the year. But he’s 8. were playing in the Canes org this year, opening a brand new facility this week.

I’m looking forward to meeting a new group of kids, parents, and coaches! This may be my first time in 4 years not being on the field with the boys, not sure how that’ll be, but at least I can miss a practice or weekend to go to the coast.

Snoop is MORE than ready to play baseball again.

Here’s to a great season for all!


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Old 01-10-2020, 07:22 AM   #986
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Just picked up two used 70' cage nets from woodlands high school last night.. using one and donating other to help fix some of our org cages..
Freaking heavy.

But i also built a garage net system that the boy can pull out and put away..
Room divider tracks with roller hooks ..cheap net.. works well.


Pronet behind it doesnt do anything .. just a extra measure
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My youngest will be playing for Primetime this year. Hopefully the more structured environment and high intensity practices will make him catch a gear. Oldest has started some throwing again and will tryout for his high school team at the end of the month. I sure hope he can stay relaxed and play HIS game. He never did grow, but ready or not! Lol. Good luck to all the kiddos!
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I like that setup. We dusted off the tee and net yesterday and each boy hit a bucket of balls. My little one has never had to be told to swing hard, and he looked good, but Brock looks like he's turned a corner a little swinging the bat. His coach called and told me that he finished the fall hitting practices really well and it looks like it's carrying over. Something just seems different with him, in a good way.

We'll see

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