2019 – 12U SPRING TRAINING EVENT – ARIZONA
Special News bulletin: Big League Experience will be holding a Spring Training Camp in Peoria, Arizona that will include the opportunity to play in a USSSA Championship tournament: The Super NIT March 22 – 24
WHERE: Phoenix, Arizona
DATE: March 18 – 24 (Monday – Sunday)
PRE-TOURNAMENT SPRING TRAINING CAMP: From Monday – Thursday (March 18 – 21)
TOURNAMENT: The USSSA Spring Championships Super NIT Tournament (March 22 – 24) INVITATION ONLY. All players must be identified by BLE staff and receive an invitation
COST: $900.00 + GST and must be Paid in Full 4 weeks Prior to event date (by Feb. 18th) – Non Refundable deposits upon Registration to secure spot in event.
TRANSPORTATION FOR PLAYERS: Transportation will be provided in the form of a team Van for ONLY the players to and from the Hotel to Practice and games. Please note, we WILL NOT provide transportation to and from the MLB game or ASU game. For those events the parents must transport their children.
GAME TICKETS FOR MLB AND ASU GAME; Tickets will be provided for the players only and handed out at the Will call at the Stadium at a designated time. Please note that if we get a stadium tour at ASU that Parents are Welcome to join us.
HOTEL and AIRFARE
To be booked and paid for by each individual player/family. The team hotel is:
The Sheraton Crescent; 2620 West Dunlap Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 *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 # 49480
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 # (49480) on hand.
Tournament Web Site link: http://arizonausssa.com/a_tournaments/main.html
*On a daily basis each team will have the opportunity to have team time (Practice), skill development time with team and professional coaches as well as play game(s)/intersquad.
March 18 – 24 USSSA Super NIT Spring Championships
Monday, March 18 Practice 6 – 8pm
Tuesday, March 19 Practice 9 – 11am
MLB Game – Brewers vs. Rangers @ 1:10 Maryvale Baseball Complex – Spring Training home of the Brewers
Intersquad/Ex. Game 6 – 8pm
Wednesday, March 20 Practice 9 – 11 am & 12pm – 2pm
4:00pm ASU Field tour
6:40pm ASU College Game vs. California Baptist University
Thursday, March 21 Practice 9 – 11 and 12 – 2pm
Friday to Sunday – March 22 to 24 – USSSA NIT Spring Championships.
*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
Dave Robb – Former Professional player and coach at Mesa Community College
Eddie Marin – Scout for Generales De Durango (Mexican League), Head Coach of Arizona Blue Jays Scout team.
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 Edmonton Prospects organization of the WMBL (Collegiate baseball league).
Special Guest: Shea Hillenbrand – Two time MLB All – Star and founder of “Against All Odds” foundation.
Looking forward to a great event, cheers
Team BLE Coaching Staff