Coach Lale making a great grab during the college World Series!
Lale Esquivel, Head Coach Texas Canes Elite baseball program.
Lale Esquivel former Collegiate and Professional baseball player was a member of the 1999 Miami Hurricanes National Championship team, winning the college World Series. Lale played 1st & 3rd base for the Hurricanes. Lale was drafted to the Texas Rangers signing as a free agent in 2001, unfortunately his professional career ended in 2003 with a major injury to his shoulder. In 2008 Lale started coaching a 13-U team and as they say, “the rest is history”!
Coach Lale has been able to develop his Teams into a Nationally ranked program winning major titles such as, PG World Series, PG Super NIT events, USSSA Elite World Series, and many others competing at the major’s level. In 2020 his 12-U National Team went undefeated with a perfect record of “101-0” never losing a game, a feat which is an extraordinary accomplishment! He starts the 2021 season ranked #1 in the country for 13-U Majors, the highest level of competition available.
Coach Lale’s philosophy,
First off, I believe that your character comes from family and how your raised. I have and will always look to my Father as a key role model for me growing up. The lessons learned have enabled me to pass along to my children and others, to this day my Dad is my hero!
As a coach I am a mentor, advisor, leader, educator and have many other roles I take on. My primary goal is to develop young men and teach them not only skills on the field, but skills that will enable them to become productive men, as they become older in their life’s journey. I believe in developing positive character, as its critical in life, and something that reflects who we are inside and out!
On the field my expectations for players are preparation, mindset, play as a team, respect the game, respect fellow ball players, while committing yourself and teammates in achieving a high level of performance!
My philosophy for parents and expectations are to understand sacrifice, that it’s not one person that makes our success, its a contribution by everyone and at different times when your son will shine. In addition, understand the process and look at the long term goals for your son’s athletic future. As parents we need to embrace the moments when our children face challenges and adversity. Its these times when life lessons are necessary in order to teach them how to handle, and overcome challenges. As we all know in life the journey can difficult along the way!
Today, and when I leave this game, I want people to associate me and the Texas Canes Baseball program as a competitive, passionate, successful, and dedicated organization to the game we love!