OTTAWA - From February 18-25, 2018, Baseball Canada will conduct a Girls Baseball Development Camp in Havana, Cuba for athletes aged 14-18.
This Development Camp is in its ninth year of operation under the direction of Women’s National Team Manager André Lachance.
“This trip is an invaluable experience for players looking to take their game to the next level,” he said. “Players will be challenged each day on the field as they compete in an environment that is foreign to them.
This program is specifically designed to provide athletes with a combination of competition and training in a warm climate and the opportunity to learn about the culture, history and people of Cuba. Participants will meet, train and compete with Cuban student athletes and coaches at Cuban sports facilities and venues arranged by the Cuban Ministries of Sport and Education. Visiting athletes may also train with Cuban National Program coaches and pro players. Competitions are arranged with Cuban athletes of skill levels similar to their Canadian counterparts. Program also serves as the first step of the identification process for the National Women’s Team program. Priority will be to players who participated at the 2017 16U and 21U Nationals but it is also opened to any female athlete. Parents are also welcome to travel with the group and will get a $100 reduction.
Program Price Includes: Round trip airfare from Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Winnipeg or Vancouver to Cuba, 7 nights accommodation double occupancy in air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathroom, breakfast and dinner daily, coordination and entrance/ participation fees for visits - games - training – excursions, translator/guide services, local facilitators and officials, ground transportation via modern air-conditioned bus as per itinerary, Cuban visa, Canadian national team coaching, national team uniform and hat for camp. Other departure cities can be added based on the demand.
Not Included: Some lunches, transportation to Toronto/Montreal/Vancouver/Edmonton/Winnipeg, optional activities, tips.
Cost: The price of $1,895.00 per person includes the services described in the itinerary with departure from Toronto or Montreal ($1,735), from Vancouver ($2095), Winnipeg (1950$) and Edmonton ($2065*. Accommodation is air conditioned with satellite TV and en-suite bathroom based on 2 per room.
Sundries: Participants should budget for sundry expenses at approximately $200 CAD per person for the week to cover lunches, beverages, tips and personal expenses. Please note that a valid passport is required for entry into Cuba.
Payment Dates: To allow us to schedule the visit and begin to make the necessary arrangements with the various Cuban institutions involved, and reserve the airplane seats and hotel rooms, a deposit of $400 per person is required by November 1st 2017 (without deposits no air seats or hotel rooms are being held). The final payment will be due on December 1st, 2017. Places are limited to 40 participants total.
If you have any questions please call André Lachance at 613-748-5606 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.