Date: November 8 – 12 (Wednesday – Sunday)
Where: Las Vegas Nevada
The BLE trip will include Pre - tournament workouts followed by two days of on field workouts and inter squad games in Las Vegas followed by the tournament, running November 10 - 12 (four games guarantee).
The Verteran’s Day Challenge Tournament (November 10 – 12) is an annual event attracting teams from all over North America. This event is invitation only and all players must be identified by BLE staff and receive an invitation.
To ensure quality of tournament event and experience, registration in the Veteran’s Day Challenge Tournament trip is limited, early player commitment is necessary to secure your spot once invited.
Must be Paid in Full 1 Month Prior to Tournament Start Date, deposits paid are Non-Refundable.
Cost: $850.00 + GST
- Includes ground transportation for the players (while in Vegas to and from Team Hotel)
- Tournament fees in the Veteran’s Day Challenge, and all per-tournament mini camp and associated fees
- Team hat/shirt and coaching/instruction.
Airfare and Hotel
*To be booked and paid for by each player*. The team hotel is “Eastside Cannery Hotel and Casino” 5255 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas NV. 89122. We have set a block of room’s aside for you to book your room, just hit the following link to book your room: https://secure.cstt.com/TeamLogin/Group_Rooming/GroupRoom_List_sr.php
*Please note, it is not mandatory for you to stay at this hotel, but it is the team hotel and this is where the vans will be leaving to and from for all practices and games.*
*With the Friday being an observed holiday (Remembrance day) we will look at maxing out on our workout opportunity (practicing/intersquading and an exhibition game) and be starting on the 8th and therefore will have the coaches arrive on the evening of the 7th and morning of the 8th – Coaches will fly home in the evening of November 12th (recommended flights and arrival times will be supplied once finalized). 1st practice will be on November 8th at 1:30pm.
- Pre Tournament Practice on the Lower Mainland – TBA, we are looking at holding a few practices for those available prior to departing to Las Vegas
- Pre Tournament Practices in Las Vegas – November 8th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm (then possible game) & November 9th from 10am – 3pm
*In the past we have practiced at the Big League Dreams field, which are replica MLB fields and we are looking to finalize that again – it’s a pretty cool set up*
- Tournament Schedule; Set for November 10 – 12 with game time and pools TBA.
*On a daily bases each team will have the opportunity to have team time (Practice), skill development time with team and professional coaches as well as play game/intersquad.
Wednesday, November 8th:
1:00 – 3:30pm; Team Practice
4:30pm: Team Function or potential evening game vs. local Las Vegas team
Thursday, November 9th:
10:00 – 12:00am ~ Specialty session + Team Time
1:00 - 3:30 ~ Practice/Intersquad
Friday, November 10th to Sunday, November 12th - Veteran’s Day Challenge ~ Game Times TBA
Marty Lehn – Former Canadian Olympic team coach and Major League Baseball Scout. Owner/Operator of Big League Experience Camps
Bob Didier – 5 time World Series champion and former MLB catcher
Albie Lopez – 12 year MLB pitcher and World Series Champion with Arizona D-Backs
Kyle Dhanani - Former Professional Baseball player and Thompson Rivers University Coach
*Special Guest – Two Time MLB All-Star Shea Hillenbrand and potential others
Big League Experience Baseball