FAQ'S

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a passport needed?
Yes. Dominican Republic is NOT a part of the US or its territories and a passport is needed by all travellers.

Can we arrive early or stay late?
Yes, we will secure room rates for 3 days before and 3 days after the tournament. This will NOT be covered by our player/additional traveler fees. This must be paid separately, based on the rate the hotel provides directly to the resort.

Are there practices prior to the tournament?
No, the players will have time in Dominican Republic to work together and to be evaluated by the coaches. Players are coming from all over the US and it would be practically impossible to get them all together prior to the event.

Who coaches each team?
Each US team will be coached by an American former or current college coach or professional player and will have assistant coaches that are former Dominican professional players many with MLB experience.

How do we know if our child made the team?
You will be notified within a week of your tryout via e-mail.

Is there a Travel Agency that we can use?
Yes. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

What is included for the family members and additional travelers?
Each family member will be able to eat all 3 meals daily plus snacks with their player, transportation to and from all events with their player and team, lodging, and all amenities the resort has to offer.

Can we pick our jersey number?
We will try our best to accommodate each jersey number request. There will be an e-mail sent about 6 weeks prior to the tournament asking for requests. We work on a first come, first served basis with the requests. We will send out an e-mail informing you before we ask for requests....that will allow you to keep an eye out for the e-mail.

Where and when can we purchase Spirit Wear?
You are more than welcome to order from our website prior to the tournament. We will also have hats and shirts for sale at registration and throughout the evening dinners.

How do we get around if it is not a tournament activity?
Taxis work best and the hotel we call one for you. They are a good and fairly inexpensive way of getting around the Dominican Republic. Some taxis have fixed rates and some are metered, it all depends on where you're going. For example, a trip to Santo Domingo is simply a 15-minute taxi ride to the bus station and about a 50-minute bus ride to Santo Domingo, all for less than $10 per passenger.

Who do we schedule tours and excursions with on our free day?
We will be able to recommend a tour company, or you can ask conceirge at the resort. We also plan to have a day built in where we will take the group on a sight-seeing/shopping trip via chartered busses to see places like the Cano Baseball Academy and the colonial district in Santo Domingo.

BASE - Be A Superior Example

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We are very proud to be partnering with the National Baseball Hall of Fame in their new eduational initiative that promotes athlete's of all ages to the the pledge to not use performance enhancing substances.  While in Puerto Rico we will ask that all of our players that participate in our tournament take the PLEDGE on-line and will provide educational materials that they can read more about.  Please read below for more information on this great initiative!

BASE: Be A Superior Example

With the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Join the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's newest educational initiative, "Be A Superior Example." The BASE Program teaches lessons of healthy habits, while encouraging individuals of all ages to live and play free of performance-enhancing substances.

Through the foundations of BASE - diet and nutrition, exercise and fitness, character and fair play - the Hall of Fame provided a meaningful educational experience, both online and in the classroom. The BASE program incorporates lessons from Hall of Fame members who explain that achieving success in life leads to being a superior example to those around you. 

At the conclusion of each BASE lesson, individuals of all ages are asked to take a pledge to live healthy and to live free of performance-enhancing substances. This national registry is housed in Cooperstown and provides an opportunity to individuals to view their pledge and name alongside the game's greatest heroes, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The BASE program educates audiences about the short- and long-term dangers of PES use; provides guidance for developing healthy lifestyles and injury prevention; empowers students, parents and athletic administrators with the ability to identify potential PES use; and shares strategies to help individuals of all ages make informed decisions about their own health and make decisions that influence the health of others.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL BASE WEB SITE

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

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While in Puerto Rico we will be having our US players take part in a community endeavour.  We will be donating backpacks and school supplies to donate to the local Boys & Girls Club facility in Carolina, PR.  We feel it's important to give back, and we want our players from the US to see how privileged they are as well as the gratification that comes with doing good for others.  We are working with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, SF Giants, Easton, and others to name a few.  Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda will be with us on this trip, and he will go to event with us. 

If anyone would like to donate items to the Boys & Girls Club, please contact Camille via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Trip Policies

TRIP POLICIES

All players and travelers must abide by all policies listed below.

 

Payment
All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE unless player is injured and cannot compete in any sports. A notarized doctor's note will be required and only a portion will be refunded (depending upon date of injury and vendor rules that apply).

All payments due on or before the 5th of each month. Must be postmarked by 5th of respective month.

$350 player deposit (or traveler deposit) required to secure spot with monthly payments thereafter. A player's entire trip must be paid in full on or before May 8th of the competing year. No player will be allowed to participate if trip is not paid in full by such date.

All payment fees will be made via Cepeda Baseball merchant processing.  Monthly invoices will be sent via email with payment instructions. 

Fees
$25 late fee (1st late fee); $50 late fee (2nd late fee); $75 (3rd late fee and possible removal from team).

Airfare
All travelers are required to book their own airfare. SDQ (Santo Domingo) or PUJ (Punta Cana) are the airport codes for the Dominican Republic.

Booking
Cepeda Caribbean Classic will NOT provide our travelers with a private travel agency.  Families can use an outside agency if they chose or book travel with their preferred airline of choice.  

Extended Stay and Upgrades
Travelers can extend their stay. Pricing varies.

Traveling Alone
NO players are allowed to travel alone for this trip. Must have a parent or responsible guardian accompanying them to Dominican Republic.

Medical
In the event a player or traveler needs medical attention, immediately notify hotel staffing, coaches, or traveling staff.

Liability

Our Caribbean Classic staff is NOT responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced property and/or injury occurring due to sports related or trip related activities.

 

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