MIDGET/18U SPRING TRAINING EVENT – CAMP & TOURNAMENT
Description: Spring Training Camp and tournament in the Valley of the Sun
Date: March 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday)
Where: Mesa, Arizona
Objective: Training camp/games for Midget aged players over 5 full days in the Valley of the sun starting Monday morning, March 23 and ending Friday evening, March 27th. The camp will give the opportunity for each individual player and team to work on positional skill development with their coaches and former MLB/Professional players, coaches and scouts over the 5 Full days.
Overview and what is included for Team BLE players:
- Option 1 selection* Those choosing Option 1 will be responsible for their hotel room. $850.00cdn + GST
- Ground transportation is provided for BLE players to and from the designated team hotel to and from the park.
- Game ticket for MLB game and International Olympic qualifying game (Canada vs. Venuzuela)
- All costs associated with fields, games, tournament, umpires and special guests
- Option 2 Selection: $1375.00cdn
- All Option 1
- Plus: 6 night’s accommodations with roommates at Team Hotel (March 22 – March 28).
- *Please note that Option 2 is set up for those unable to come with parents and needing this Option to make event work* based on 3/4 players per room – Prices can vary if less than 3 in a room.
Option 1: (Cost)
To be booked and paid for by each individual player/family. The team hotel is:
The Best Western Legacy Inn and Suites: 4470 South Power Road, Mesa, Arizona 85212
*Please note that this is not mandatory that you stay in the team hotel as many of you may have family or other plans for lodging
and log in using the following:
File # 54860
Option Two – All of Option 1 + 6 nights accommodations with roommates and breakfast (at Team hotel).
Option Two players will be supervised by BLE staff from moment of arrival in Phoenix area. Players are responsible for airfare and lunch/dinner. Please note: Hotel reservations for players participating in Option Two will be handled by the BLE office and price may vary depending on number of individuals in a room (Option 2 price is based on 3/4 players per room). *Please note this Option was set up for those players that are unable to come down with parents or guardians*.
TO BOOK HOTEL ROOM: After logging in perform the following:
Step 1) Click Submit
Step 2) Click “Reserve Individual Room” to make an individual reservation. Please make sure that all the information is accurate before accepting the individual cancellation policy and clicking submit. After you have submitted your reservation online you cannot edit your booking. To make changes to your reservation, please call us toll free at 1-866-861-TEAM (8326). If Calling in, team members MUST have the file # (54860) on hand.
All reservations must be submitted no later than 2PM Pacific Standard Time on
February 20, 2020. Any rooms not booked by this time will be released and may only be available after that time at the regular rate.
CSTT does not charge credit cards. The Hotel requires this information to secure your rooms, certain hotels will require a deposit, please check the team booking form.
March 23 to 27 – Desert Spring Classic – Midget event
Monday, March 23 Practice 9 – 11am & Intersquad game from 4:30 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 24 Seminar 8am – 9am, Practice 9:00 – 11am
- International Olympic Qualifier game action – Canada vs, Venuzuela (Tempe Diablo stadium – Angels spring training site)
- Practice/Team workout 6 – 7:45pm
Wednesday Morning to Friday evening – March 27 – 29: Desert Spring Classic tournament begins – games TBA. Extra specialty developments stations and practice between tournament schedule.
*Times are subject to change and adjust to enhance overall program and accommodate field availability*
Staff will include
Marty Lehn – MLB Scout with the Milwaukee Brewers and Former Canadian Olympic team coach
Bob Didier – 5 time World Series champion with Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees and former MLB catcher
Albie Lopez – 12 year MLB pitcher and World Series Champion with Arizona D-Backs
Ryan Johnson – Professional Pitcher with the Winnipeg Goldeyes and former standout at Lubbock Christian University
Dave Robb – Former Professional player & Coach and Now coach at Mesa Community College, Arizona
Eddie Marin – Scout for Generales De Durango (Mexican League), Head Coach of Oakland A’s Scout team.
Ray Brown – Head Coach of Ft. Mac Oil Giants and former professional coach and player
Orv Franchuk – Former Professional player and manager. Orv was a hitting coach in the Boston Red Sox Organization during 2004 Championship season.
Ray Brown: Former player at Long Beach State University that went on to play professional baseball and then coach in the pro ranks. Ray was the head coach with the Ft. Mac Oil Giants organization of the WMBL (Collegiate baseball league).
Special Guest: Shea Hillenbrand – Two time MLB All – Star and founder of “Against All Odds” foundation.
*To pay by e-transfer (email to firstname.lastname@example.org ) or check (send to: Big League Experience; 14836 Thrift Ave., White Rock, B.C. V4B 2J7, Continue to register online using the form below, and then choose the “Invoice” method of payment, your credit card will not be charged.*