It’s one thing to assemble a team full of talented players, no matter the sport. It’s quite another to be able to mesh the team into a product worthy of Team Texas Elite’s standard. Well proudly, the newly assembled Team Texas Elite 14U Team, though still a work in progress, made a statement by parlaying their talent on a level that allowed the team to earn a place in the championship game at the 8th Annual ChickfilA Texas vs The World Baseball Championships. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.
When the two state ranked powers Mansfield Lake Ridge and Lancaster take the field next weekend, expect a good to great game. Lake Ridge Football only dates back to 2012, but it’s a program that has come on as of late with a near title last year while posting a 15-1 record (amazing run in playoffs averaging 61 points per game prior to championship game loss.). Of course bedroom-community Lancaster has a rich history of athletic accomplishments in multiple sports and a history of football dating back to 1919.
The 8th Annual Chick-Fil-A Texas vs The World Baseball Championships will feature the debut of 14U Team Texas Elite as well as the Original and now 17U Team Texas Elite. Both teams feature some of the nation’s finest talent, with players who love baseball and have labored in the sport since tee ball.
Emerging stars include Gavin Hunt, a 1st Team All-district CF with Arlington Seguin as well as Jalen Pruitt of North Carolina, himself a All-District performer at 2B and who led his team in hitting.
For more information on the tournament, simply click here:
Congratulations to Jarod Hall of Carrollton Creekview, a sohomore transfer from Carrollton Ranchview who was named to the Rawlings Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All America Teams.
Congratulations are in order too for Texas Elite’s Julian Rojas of Atascocita, sophomore catcher. Julian was named to the Rawlings Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All America Teams.
These young men put in lots of baseball related hours each year as suggested should be the case if one wants to master his craft per author Malcolm Gladwell of the seminal book, Outliers.
Keep up the great work, Jarod, Julian!
Texas Elite OF Joshua Simpson has long caused scouts to drool over his enormous potential. A two-sport athlete in both football (defensive back) and baseball, Joshua was selected by Under Armour to compete in the Under Armour Pre-Season All American game in Phoenix.
Part of this weekend’s festivities includes a tour of Arizona State University and a visitation with the Arizona coaching staff.
Joshua attends Allen High School and we look forward to a tremendous season from Texas Elite’s own All American prospect.
Statewide Elite Baseball aka Team Texas Elite is forming a 12 and under Elite level baseball team for the upcoming season. The team will host its first workout in January. Planned trips include Chicago during the summer.
For more information, please contact Head Coach Mike Smith at 972 742-2161 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Trent Walton at 214 517-5401.
By JD Elliby- Pro Scout:
Team Texas Elite, one of the nation’s top 16u teams is adding a 13u team and will be holding tryouts for the 2016 baseball season. Tryouts for highly skilled minority players will be held on Saturday, September 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Tryout location is at Duncanville High School, located at 830 Panther Dr. in Duncanville, 75116.
For more information contact 972 742-2161.
Team Texas Elite’s program plays in 2-4 high profile tournaments each year and purposely does not interfere with player’s regular select team schedules.
Player costs are mitigated by Texas Elite’s staff ensuring that the majority of funds are secured with players usually accounting for as little as 20% of program expenses.
Interested players may sign up for tryout on the Texas Elite website.