Ex-Pearland All Stars players give this year's team advice for Little League World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, PA (KTRK) -- Three teams from Pearland have made the Little League World Series in the last five years: This year, last year and in 2010. So from those who have been there, done that, they're sending this year's players some advice.

"Just act like you've been here before. Respect people, and don't make a fool out of yourself," said Lane Roblyer who played for the team which played in Williamsport last year.

The team was coached by his father, Kevin Roblyer, who says the team must remain focused upon its play on the field and not anything which happens off it.

"Just worry about the next pitch. Don't worry about the last one. Let's build on that and let's make the next on count," he said.

This is the 69th year for the Little League World Series in Williamsport. Players say its an honor to make it there but an honor that comes with its challenges. Like celebrity. Former players say its easy to be distracted the cheering fans, ubiquitous cameras, and endless autograph-seekers.

Coach Roblyer remembers what someone told his team last year: "Respect it. Play it for all it;s worth. Don't give up."

That's advice that would serve any team well.

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