2020 – “Bantam Desert Classic” Spring Training – ARIZONA
Special News bulletin: The Big League Experience will be holding the ultimate Bantam Spring Training Event in the Phoenix, Arizona area that will include a Camp with an elite instructional staff (March 23 – 26) leading into a Competitive tournament – “The Arizona Elite Championship” tournament (March 27 – 29).
A great opportunity to prepare for the 2020 season by training with an elite staff in the “Valley of the Sun” and compete in a competitive tournament put on by the West Coast Premier group and potentially a USSSA Championship event.
WHERE: Mesa, Arizona
DATE: March 23 – 29 (Monday – Sunday)
PRE-TOURNAMENT SPRING TRAINING CAMP: From Monday – Thursday (March 23 – 26)
TOURNAMENT: The “AZ Elite Championships” – March 27 – 29 INVITATION ONLY. All players must be identified by BLE staff and receive an invitation
COST: $880.00cdn + GST and must be Paid in Full 4 weeks Prior to event date (by Feb. 23rd) – Non Refundable deposits upon Registration to secure spot in event.
What’s Included for Players:
- Training camp that includes on and off field development sessions with an Elite Staff
- Team Hat and Dri Fit team shirt
- Special guests to enhance event with cutting edge sessions
- A Competitive tournament
- Game Tickets for MLB and Potential International baseball game (Olympic Games qualifier)
- Seminar sessions on game strategy, Movement and strength, Mental training and Nutrition
HOTEL and AIRFARE
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
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.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Subject to change):
*On a daily basis the players will have the opportunity to have Specialty/Skill development time with a professional staff along with team time (Practice) and games/intersquad.
March 23 – 26
Monday, March 23
Practice 2 – 4pm and 6:30 – 9pm
Tuesday, March 24
9 am Seminar on Movements to enhance Explosiveness on the ball field and Mental Prep (parents welcome)
10am – 3pm On field Work, Lunch and Specialty training
Wednesday, March 25
9am On field work then lunch
1pm Intersquad game
3pm Baseball Seminar
Thursday, March 26
Practice 9:30 – 11:30, Lunch, Team Workout from 1 – 3pm
Friday to Sunday – March 27 to 29
Arizona Elite Champions Tournament
*Schedule is subject to change as we are waiting for finalized International baseball schedule and timing of MLB game*
Staff in past has included:
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, former standout at Lubbock Christian Univ., Texas
Dave Robb – Present coach at Mesa College and Former Professional player and coach
Orv Franchuck – Former pro player and Hitting Co ordinator in the Boston Red Sox Org. (World Champion in 2004)
Chad Stang – Former Professional player in the Milwaukee Brewers Org.. All American standout at Midland College, Texas.
Reed Lavallee – Founder of “Catchers Cartel” Academy and former professional catcher in the Can Am League.
Mike Franco – Strength/Conditioning specialist and Nutritionist. Owner/Operator of “The Next Step Training Center”
Brad Robinson – Present High Performance Coach and founder of The Complete Athlete Training”. Former Canadian Jr. National team player and California State College All – Star.
Special Guest: Shea Hillenbrand – Two time MLB All – Star and founder of “Against All Odds” foundation.
*Times are subject to change and adjust to enhance overall program and accommodate field availability*
Looking forward to a great event, cheers
Team BLE Coaching Staff
*To pay by e-transfer (email to email@example.com ) 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.