|Individual Baseball Players from all States and Countries are welcome to play in the following Tournaments.
Dominican Republic Baseball Experience
DEC 26-JAN 1, 2015
WBP Mentor and owner of Team Avenue Baseball (a non-profit), Thomari Story-Harden is inviting you the current prospective student athlete to join our roster with an exciting opportunity to play and train in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.
This is an opportunity to be coached and rub shoulders with current college coaches from Georgetown University and Brown University, former Professional players, Scouts, and Dominican coaches.
How awesome is that !
This program is specifically designed to develop your on-field skills, increase your work ethic and coach-ability, confidence and communication, identify and improve your intangibles, and help you increase both on and off field product value.
Your overall assessment, by the above baseball staff, combined with our dynamic training routines and competitive games will assist you in reaching the next level of your baseball career in whether it is high school and/or being recruiting by a College or University program.
We recommend that you take this opportunity to play in front of these current college coaches for an extended amount of time, which is the best way from them to get to know you, your work ethic and personality. We just ask that you are willing to take constructive suggestion, feedback, and apply the information to get one step closer to your goals.
Players will be required to attend all activities which include:
Morning Beach Training every day
6 Games Against Dominican Teams
Current College Coaches will give Evaluations as well as the Dominican Coaches on our staff
One on one video Analysis with college coach
Weighted bat hitting workout
Player Evaluation Recruiting Lecture for players and parents by College Coaches
Added Value for you the player:
All player meals are included
Lodging is included
Players will play games a at Pro Complex
Players will play on Sandlot fields and Sugar Cane fields
Team Party (Parents invited) on Cruise Boat
Uniform and Hat provided
The Dominican passion for baseball is evident on sandlots cut into the parks, sugar cane fields and other patches of sun-scorched earth where Dominican boys learn to emulate their homegrown heroes like Miguel Tejada and Vladimir Guerrero. These boys dream of making it to the majors and once they complete their mandatory educational commitment – fifth grade – many turn their attention to developing their baseball skills.
More than 800,000 children play organized baseball in the Dominican Republic – nearly 10 percent of the population. Teams can be found in every town, barrio, and crossroad. Formal leagues, traveling teams, and government-sponsored tournaments provide many venues for players to develop their skills and showcase their talent. Most of the activity is under the watchful eye of a coach, a sponsor, or a scout…everyone looking for the next “big thing”.
Private coaches called buscones, work tirelessly and compete frantically to develop that one great player that will produce a life-changing financial windfall – for player and coach. In some ways they mirror the larger Dominican society – they have identified a need or opportunity and then work relentlessly to improve their standing in life. Outside the purview of the Major League Baseball player draft, all Dominican players are free agents – available on the open market to the highest bidder.
Some buscones “hide” their prize players in remote locations to keep competitors away and to prevent MLB scouts from signing the player before an optimal price can be obtained. Now you have the opportunity to have your own "Buscones" and be coached and trained by active college coaches and enjoy the Dominican Republic Baseball Experience with Team Avenue Baseball.
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Grant Achillies, Brown University
Erik Supplee, Georgetown University
Lief Smith, Florida
7 Day; 6 Night Itinerary
- Intended as a guide.
Actual itinerary may vary
•AM practice (Dominican coach)
•Doubleheader (game #2 and 3)in San Pedro de Macoris
•Hotel-Fun by the pool
•Tour Texas Rangers complex
•Game #4 at Rangers complex
•Travel to Santo Domingo
•Tour Colonial Zone & Fort Ozuma
•Travel back to Boca Chica
•Hotel-Fun by the pool
•Travel to sugar cane country
•Lunch-Give gifts to local kids
•Lecture (College Recruitment Process)
•AM Practice with college coach
•Game #7 (mixed w/Dominicans)
•Dinner banquet with Dominicans
Flights are not included. Once your flight is booked, call our office with flight itinerary so we can arrange a safe and orderly pick-up from the airport. Players will be flying into Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and greeted by staff.
Date: DEC 26-JAN 1,2015
Ages: 14u, 16u, 18u
Location:: Boco Chica, DR
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Players Wanted for
Australian Baseball Tour
Date: December 19-31, 2014
Team Avenue Baseball is traveling to play a international tournament in December 2014 in Australia, including the Great Barrier Reef Tournament, The Gold Coast Friendship Series, & the Major League Baseball Australian Academy.
In addition to the on-field experience, the team and traveling party will enjoy the unique opportunity of meeting the Australian Director for Major League Baseball International, a scout for the Houston Astros, and leaders of the Australian Government and business community involved with baseball.
Team Avenue Roster will have a Maximum of 15 players to insure ample playing time.
Also, if any family or friends would like to travel with you they can sign up as a supporter. Supporters travel on the same itinerary with the team, and the cost is the same. Supporters should also send a deposit with name, address, and phone number to secure their spot on the roster.
FRI DEC 19 Depart San Francisco or LAX via scheduled airlines.
SAT DEC 20 Cross International Dateline in flight.
SUN DEC 21 Arrive Brisbane, Australia.
Meets host families. Coaches and supporters transfer to hotel.
MON DEC 22 Game vs. Queensland
TUE DEC 23 Game vs. Queensland - 2
WED DEC 24 Game vs. Queensland
THU DEC 25 Christmas day with host families
FRI DEC 26 Hotel check-out. Host families drop players at airport.
•Depart Brisbane, fly to Sydney.
•Arrive Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
•Meet host families at airport. Coaches and supporters transfer to hotel.
Game vs. NSW
SAT DEC 27 Game vs. NSW - 2
SUN DEC 28 Game vs. NSW - 2
MON DEC 29 Game vs. NSW
•Team meeting with the Australian Director of Major League Baseball
TUE DEC 30 Game vs. NSW
WED DEC 31 Depart Sydney, arrive SFO or LAX the same day.
$4,995. for players. * $4,995. for non-players staying in hotels- two per room.
• From SFO/LAX. Tour price based on airfares, tariffs,
• Land costs, and exchange rates currently in effect and is subject to change. Contributions are tax deductible.
NOTE: The above itinerary is an outline of travel, competition and sightseeing; and is subject to change.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
• Round-trip airfare from San Francisco/LAX with stops in Sydney and Brisbane.
• Accommodations with host families for team members (if possible). Coaches and non-players stay in quality hotels. Game scheduling and operation.
• A team meeting with Major League Baseball personnel.
• All sanctioning for international competition.
• BBQ's, parties, and social events with the Australian hosts.
TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Medical/accident, baggage, and trip cancellation insurance.
• Insurance information can be provided.
• Optional sightseeing and tips for services.
• Meals other than specified.
• Passport fees, visa fees (if any), and airport taxes. Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, and items of personal nature.
NOTE: Deposits will be accepted until the roster is full.
•Receipt of your deposit will confirm participation.The first 15 roster spots are confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis to those that are invited.
•Cancellation penalty is $500 plus any funds irrecoverable.
•Tour price is based on airfares, land costs, exchange rates, and tariffs currently in effect and is subject to change.
•You must obtain a valid passport and visa to visit Australia.
•The Australian Baseball Tour is operated by the American Eagles Baseball Club & Sports Promotions International and coordinated & sanctioned by the USA/Australia Baseball Exchange.
Players from all States and Countries welcome to register and play
Sign up now and talk to a coach today for all details.