CCBA's professional instructors have over 100 years of combined Major League Experience in playing, scouting, and coaching. We have also coached at every level of youth baseball from tee ball to select teams.
We have the ability not only to relate to all types of players, but we know what it takes to play at the highest levels. Don't trust your player's future to amateurs that have little or no experience working with the elite player or understand how to reach your goals.
Catching & Hitting
Hitting & Catching
Softball Hitting & Pitching
Director Of Baseball Operations
Hitting - Fielding-Catching
Baseball and Softball /Sports Performance
Hitting Fielding Throwing
Mike has been involved in baseball his whole Life. 2014 marked his 33rd year that Mike has been employed by Major League Baseball. The former minor league catcher played with both the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves. After his playing days ended, Mike graduated from the MLB Scout School where he accepted a position as Video scout. While working in that position Mike scouted the top players each year for the free agent draft. In 1999 he was on the staff of the Silver Medal winning team that represented The United States in the Pan American Games. That team later went on to win a Gold medal in the 2000 Olympics. In the same year, Mike accepted a job with the Colorado Rockies to head up their Video Coaching Dept. While in Colorado , Mike worked with some of the best hitters in the game such as Todd Helton, Larry Walker, Matt Holiday, and Troy Tulowitzki. In 2006 He was promoted to Major League Scout and was in charge of 5 MLB organizations.
Tyler Elting is a former 4 year letter winner in HS & MIF/C at Grayson College. He has since spent his last 5 years as lead instructor at Canes Southwest Austin,TX. He’s spent the last 3 summers coaching Top 50 PG ranked, Canes Premier 2022 group. In the spring, Coach Elting is the Catching/Hitting coach at Parish Episcopal. Tyler will be offering Hitting,Catching, and Infield instruction as well as heading up one of our 2025 teams.
Colin Young was drafted in the 9th round out of Fordham University by the Colorado Rockies in the 1999 MLB draft. He played for the Rockies for 5 seasons and was called up to the Major League 40 Man Roster in 2002. He pitched for the Cubs, Red Sox, and Cardinals organizations as well. From 2005-2007 he pitched in Independent Professional Baseball in the Atlantic League and the American Association League. Highlights:1st team Atlantic 10 All-Conference. Colin Is Driveline Certified and teaches arm care and strength at CCBA..
25 years of high school baseball ,coaching in Florida, Texas ,Kentucky and Virginia. Recently coached at Prestonwood Christian Academy as Head JV coach.
Coaching in DFW area last 12 years with following programs Heroes Foundation (baseball), Dallas Mustangs, Texas Elite, Dallas Tigers, and Thrive Baseball.
Coach Rolando Pastrana attended Fort Hamilton high school where his team won the New York City PSAL City championship in 1989. After high school, Rolando continued to pursue his dreams of playing baseball by attending tryouts for the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and Montreal Expos. At the age of 21, Rolando became a New York City Police officer where he continued to play baseball at the semi-pro level with the police department baseball team. The New York Police department team traveled throughout the United States, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico playing high-level baseball against Single-A and Double-A professional teams for charity as well as other big city police departments.
After World Trade Center attacks, Rolando transitioned from playing baseball to coaching baseball and basketball in the Police Athletic league, AAU, and Federation baseball. Rolando has coached several players who have gone on to play Division 1 basketball, One baseball player who played 12 seasons in the Major leagues, and One player who converted to football and was drafted by the LA Rams.
Since relocating to Texas in 2013 Rolando has been involved coaching baseball and softball in the Plano Baseball Association, Denton Boys Baseball, and Little Elm Little recreational leagues. Rolando has also coached Select AAA-Majors teams with DFW Express. Rolando coaches all aspects of baseball and softball and team practices.
DFW All Area Player of the year and All State 5A out of Newman Smith HS in Carrollton. 1999 Drafted 6th round Indians 2001 Carolina League All Star LHP/SP (Indians A) 2004 Florida State league All star LHP/RP (Cardinals A) 2006 AA Frisco and A Bakersfield (Rangers) UT-Dallas 2017 graduate BS Business Administration Coached youth and HS programs in DFW for 15+ years with sports specific and personal training clients for 8+years.
1 year McLennan Community College
1st team All American
Drafted 16th Round by Cleveland Indians
Indians organization 2011-2018
2014 Minor league picture of the year
2016 big league debut
2016 Indians World Series roster
2016-2018 big league experience
2019 Tampa Bay Rays organization
The Frisco, Texas native earned All-BIG EAST honors for the third time in her collegiate career to become the 15th player in program history to earn all-conference honors during three different seasons. She also recorded two home runs, two triples and one double during 2021 to rank third on the Bluejays with a .522 slugging percentage. Cantu -- Creighton's primary lead-off hitter each of the past five seasons -- paced the Bluejays in 2021 by reaching 25 times as the lead-off hitter of an inning during 28 games played. Cantu ended her Creighton career ranked second in program history with a .382 batting average and tied for third in hits (218) and runs scored (129) during 175 games played.
Cantu is the first Creighton player in program history to hit .400 or better in a single-season three different times (.401 in 2018, .427 in 2020, .402 in 2021).
Cantu also received the following awards during her career: NFCA All Great Lakes Region, BIG EAST All-Tournament team, All-BIG EAST First Team Selection, All-BIG EAST Second Team outfielder, BIG EAST Player of the Week and Big East All-Academic.
Ashley is the daughter of Ricardo and Debra Cantu … Has one sister: Alexis ...Alexis played at Creighton from 2012-14. Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
With a very successful softball career at Creighton University (2012-2014), and 7 years of collegiate coaching experience Alexis brings her softball knowledge of pitching and hitting to CCBA. During her time at Creighton, Cantu was named, 2012 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Newcomer of the year, 2012 and 2013 First-team all-conference (MVC), and 2014 BIG EAST First Team and All-Tournament team member. Shortly after graduation, Cantu began her coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Arkansas Tech in fall 2014. During her first year with the Golden Suns, Cantu earned a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel and assisted the Sun's hitters and pitching staff. She helped the team claim its first selection to the NCAA Division II Softball Championship. The 2015 Golden Suns pitching staff posted 67 more strikeouts, added six saves, and gave up 5 fewer hits despite playing 5 more games. With one year of experience, Cantu returned home to her alma mater, in the fall of 2015 as an Assistant Coach at Creighton University. Cantu helped Creighton’s pitching staff post an ERA of 3.55, and lead the BIG EAST conference with 328 strikeouts compared to a league-low of 102 walks. Two of her pitchers ended the season third in the BIG EAST with a 2.74 ERA and fifth in the league in strikeouts (140). After two years at Creighton Cantu became the Assistant Coach at St. Edwards University for the 2018 season. During her time Cantu's helped the teams pitching staff improve tremendously dropping the pitching staff ERA nearly three points from 2018 to 2019. Additionally, Cantu helped the program improve their talent, record, and make it back their first Lonestar Conference Tournament in 2021. Cantu is now in her first year as the assistant Softball Coach at Pilot Point HS.
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