In a lot of ways, the Taney Dragons are something of an overnight success. After all, the team has been affiliated with Little League Baseball for just two years before making it to the World Series.
But to get a team prepared and skilled enough to make it to the World Series is hardly an overnight success story.
Comprised of players from the Anderson Monarchs and the Taney club, the team headed for the World Series has been working -- year round -- for just this type of success. In the wintertime, Anderson’s manager Steve Bandura runs a training program at the team’s youth center and sees the hard work paying off.
Still, teams have to be together in order to qualify for the Little League World Series. Though the team has been together for quite awhile, it hasn’t taken very long for it to get to Williamsport.
“This is the second year we’ve been affiliated with Little League, which is pretty amazing,” Bandura said on Tuesday’s edition of Philly Sports Talk. “The kids have always been playing and they’ve been trained well and they’re talented. They just weren’t affiliated with Little League before.”
To hear more from Bandura on how Taney made its run to the Little League World Series, watch the video above.