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Travel Baseball Tournament Organizers and Tournaments in New Mexico

New Mexico USSSA
Baseball tournament organizer division of USSSA.

Articles For Those New to Travel Baseball

What is Travel Baseball?
Clarkstown Baseball Association provides a cut and dry overview of what travel or elite baseball is and the differences between it and "Recreational" baseball.

Choosing a Youth Travel Baseball Team
This is a great introductory article for those new to the travel baseball scene that can help you narrow down what you are looking for.

Picking the Right Travel Baseball Team
By John Pinkman
Taking a look at Coaches, Mission, costs, size of team and much more.

Overuse Injuries in Youth Baseball
Pitchers aren't the only ones with overuse injuries in baseball. Check out the latest data and prevention tactics.

Pros and Cons of Parent Coaches and Being One Yourself
Parent coaches in travel baseball, good thing or bad thing? Is it a good fit for you?

Youth Sports: Maintaining Reasonable Expectations
What are the chances your kid will play college baseball or softball? Professional baseball or softball? You should read this article.

Where the Elite Kids Shouldn't Meet
By Tim Keown, ESPN Writer
A raw and honest look into Travel / Elite Baseball

Sites, Organizations and Articles We Like

American Legion Baseball
Teams from 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Regional tournaments, State tournaments and a World Series make this one of the most popular baseball organizations around.

Dixie Youth Baseball
They play great baseball and players have an opportunity to play in tournaments and a league World Series. Find a team or start a franchise.

Babe Ruth League Youth Baseball
Great organization and great baseball. This is another option for youth baseball players to continue developing their skills. Start or find a charter here.

Travel Ball Select
Travel Ball News, Forums, Scores, Travel Ball TV and other cool stuff.

Game Changer
Sign your team up, keep stats during the game, track other teams. It's great!

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Travel Baseball Teams in New Mexico

MLB Players from New Mexico

New Mexico’s James Parr has retired from pro ball. That leaves New Mexico with four active players: Cody Ross, Jordan Pacheco, Mike Dunn, and Kyle Weiland.

Jordan Pacheco

Jordan Pacheco was born January 1986 in Albuquerque. He was in Eastdale Little League ( He was on both the baseball and basketball team at La Cueva High School. His baseball team won two 5A championships, and he made All-State his senior year.

Pacheco also played travel ball. He was on the Albuquerque Heat, a USSSA team. He was involved with NM Baseball Academy and did some showcase ball in the summer of 2003 (

Soon it was on to the University of New Mexico where his excellent work at second base earned him All-Mountain West Conference first team honors. In 2007, he was Conference Player of the Year.

Pacheco was taken in the 9th round of the 2007 draft at age 21. Tri-City, Modesto, Tulsa, and Colorado Springs were among the teams he played for while working his way through the minors. He was a minor league All-Star in 2010.

His MLB debut came in 2011 when he was 25.

Cody Ross

Cody Ross was born in Portales in 1980; his youth was divided between New Mexico and Texas. A lot of children dream of being in the majors, but refine their goals along the way. Ross was different. Before he decided to be a pro baseball player, he reportedly dreamed of being a rodeo clown.

Ross began T-ball at about kindergarten age; he then moved up to Little League. When he got a little older, he played travel ball.

His father had once dreamed of playing pro football, but injuries got in the way. He has said that his son's baseball aspirations were part of the reason they made the move back to New Mexico ( He was attracted to the small-town feel of Carlsbad and also to the strength of the local baseball program. Ross had the opportunity to play for the baseball team at Carlsbad High School.

Ross, then 18, was drafted in 1999, a fourth round pick. He worked his way up through the Tigers' farm system, putting in time with the Gulf Coast Tigers, West Michigan Whitecaps, Lakeland Tigers, Erie Seawolves, and Toledo Mud Hens. He made his major league debut in 2003 at age 22.

Tomorrow's Ball Players

There are plenty of youth in the New Mexico town of Carlsbad who look up to Cody Ross. On New Mexico parks there are youth playing, and playing hard. Those who don't make it as far may still have gains: They can develop confidence and self-discipline. They can watch goals transform into small victories. Even spending time outside and away from TV and computer screens can be counted among the gains.

Those with serious aspirations will need more than talent. Dedication and drive will be important. It will help to have the support of those who believe in them.

Pacheco spoke to a reporter from the Rio Rancho Observer when he with the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox, had been added to the 40 man roster, and was a short throw from the majors. He expressed gratitude for the people who had helped him get to the point he was at. He also talked about the work that still lay ahead of him.

"Nobody's expectations are going to be higher than mine," he said. “You put those goals in front of you and you try to do everything you can to get there, learn as much as you can along the way (

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