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?
No. You are more than welcome to use a travel agency, but we do not have an agency that we use for this event. Most families book their travel on their own with their preferred airline of choice.
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.