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Ben Kelly Commits to Texas A&M

Long time Dallas Tiger, Ben Kelly, commits to Texas A&M Aggies. Congratulations Ben! Proud for you!

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Early Commits & Signing for NCAA D1 Baseball

Congratulations to three Dallas Tiger 2019 graduates on their recent commits to play college baseball.  Jacob Meador has verbally committed to TCU (Go Horned Frogs!).  Preston and Austin King (The King Twins) have committed to play at University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!).

Also, congratulations to a Tiger Alum, Calvin “Cal” Hernandez on his signing with Oral Roberts University (ORU).  Cal was on the Cisco College NJCAA World Series team this past season as well.  Proud for you Cal!

Proud for all you guys!  This is what its all about.

Jacob Meador TCU

 

Preston and Austin King OU

 

Cal Hernandez ORU

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Tiger Players Represent in Young Men’s Service League

Dallas Tiger players are involved in their communities and schools on and off the field. Eight current players were part of the inaugural graduating class of Coppell Chapter of Young Men’s Service League. Young Men’s Service League is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.

Eight of the 29 graduating members were Dallas Tiger players. Ray Gaither, Ben Kelly, Myles Paschall, Chas Pedersen (Chas had the most service hours over 4 years: 157.5), Austin Sanford, Shane Steiger, Tate Trueblood, and Paxton Zaves. Overall, the inaugural class logged over 5,251 service hours at various local charities and community non-profit organizations.

Proud for you boys! Wish all the success in college!

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Dallas Tigers Tour Arizona State Baseball Facilities

On a recent baseball tournament trip to Phoenix, Arizona, the 14U Dallas Tigers were treated to a tour of Arizona State baseball facilities in Tempe, Arizona.  Arizona State Baseball took over Phoenix Municipal Stadium in 2015 as their home field.  Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark, located in Tempe, was the home of Arizona State baseball from 1974 to 2014.

“What a place to play college baseball,” commented Coach Tommy Hernandez.  “This is what it’s all about …our guys preparing for college baseball. Part of the preparation for our players goes beyond practices and games.  We want them to see, feel, and experience some of these baseball facilities to see what is in store for them.  This tour definitely had an impact on our boys.”

Arizona State baseball is in the PAC-12 Conference South Division, and has the #1 winning percentage among the entire conference.  They are coached by Tracy Smith.  Learn more about ASU baseball here.

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Elite Five Tool Fit

Elite Five Tool Fit – Baseball Training

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Focus on Improving the Five Tools Scouts and Coaches Evaluate
Opportunity to train – multiple times per week
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Steve Hecht Interviewed on Sports Medicine Radio

Dr. Dan MuntonOur very own Steve Hecht recently did a radio interview with Dr. Dan Munton on the popular Sports Medicine Radio show Dox N Jox. Listen in as he gives insight into The Hecht Effect which fully explains in his book. To listen click here.

Steve is the author of The Hecht Effect, Simple and Powerful Tools to Improve Performance. He prepares athletes and coaches to succeed from the inside out. Mental and emotional tools and training are essential for maximizing performance potential. The Hecht Effect provides athletes and coaches a path to mental and emotional success.

steve-hechtThe Hecht Effect is a book that was developed in locker-rooms, clubhouses, and on athletic fields for athletes and coaches. Steve has been in baseball for 30 + years, both as a player and Major League Coach. The Hecht Effect is an intense focus of what works to improve athletic performance at the highest level. Athletes and coaches learn “how” to enhance performance, while the “why” becomes secondary to results.

Tommy Hernandez to Coach 14U Team 2015-2016

TigersLogo-204x300Tommy Hernandez will be coaching the current 13U-Woods team as they move into their 14U season for 2015/2016.  Kyle Woods has been afforded the opportunity to be a roving instructor for multiple teams in the club and focus on his current 16U team (soon to be 17U).

“Kyle is a great resource for the club and by having him become a roving instructor for us will benefit a lot of teams and kids in our system.  Plus 16U & 17U seasons for his older guys are very important recruiting periods.  This setup will enable him to focus on his older team and afford the opportunity to help other teams/players,” said Tommy Hernandez, President of Dallas Tigers Baseball Club.  “Just like trying to write out your best line-up, we work to put our instructors in positions where it benefits the club and them the most.”

Steve Arias, a long time Tiger coach & instructor, will assist Tommy with this 14U team as well.  Tommy & Steve have coached a number of Tiger teams together over the last 20+ years, and this will be another great opportunity for these top baseball guys to coach together again.

To learn more about trying out for this team, click here.

If you’d like to know more about tryout dates and age group times click here.

Ryan Vilade & Cameron Dobbs

Cameron Dobbs & Ryan Vilade Get Big Awards at V Tool Showcase

Congrats to Ryan Vilade & Cameron Dobbs on excellent showcase tournament this last week at Oklahoma State and University of Oklahoma. Vilade was named offensive player of the tournament and Dobbs was named tournament MVP hosted by V Tool Showcases.  Nice job boys!

Ryan Vilade & Cameron Dobbs

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Dallas Tigers in the MLB Draft 2015

mlb draft 2015The MLB Draft 2015 is well underway and the Dallas Tigers Alumni are already representing early in this year’s draft.  We are excited for these young men and those coming up in future rounds this year.  Below is the beginning list of former players drafted …more updates to follow here.

  1. Beau Burrows – 1st round, Detroit Tigers, Weatherford High School
  2. Mitchell Hansen – 2nd round, Los Angeles Dodgers, Plano Senior High
  3. who is next …?

Watch the full and up to the minute updates at http://m.mlb.com/draft/2015

Tommy Hernandez USA Baseball

USA Baseball Features Tommy Hernandez

Original article from USABaseball.com.

In 1993, Tommy Hernandez founded the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club, Inc. and, in the subsequent 22 years, the club has developed some of the country’s best players.

“Our mission is to develop our kids and have them play college baseball and, hopefully, professional,” said Hernandez. “[The program] really teaches them how to compete.”

Hernandez’s club has been able to achieve this objective, with countless players competing at the collegiate and professional level and 22 players representing the United States on a USA Baseball national team. Over the years, Michael Hollimon, Zach Segovia, Blake Beavan, Colton Cain, Aaron Luna and many more have played for Team USA.

Every year, the Dallas Tigers send high-caliber teams to national tournaments to compete for championships.

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