Most frequent questions and answers
This is one of the most important items that must be considered ahead of time. Yes, you must have a passport. It can take up to three months to get your passport application processed. For more information on getting a passport contact the U.S. Department of State https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html
Yes. The Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination for Americans. Dominicans are welcoming people and especially so with baseball players. We will stay together as a group and players will have a buddy system.
We don’t anticipate any injuries; however in the unlikely event of an accident during a game, we will have a staff member present with Red Cross first aid certification during all baseball games. We have an emergency plan with a state of the art Health Care provider Hospiten. We have a doctor and nurse on staff at our hotel.
We maintain a 5 to 1 player to staff ratio. During times that we are not participating in baseball activities, players will be in groups of four with a coach.
There are several facilities we use. Our primary facility is a clean, simple hotel with double rooms and swimming pools surrounded by palm trees. We sleep two players per room. It is within close walking distance of the beach and 10 minute drive to the baseball complex.
We eat a combination of Dominican and American food that includes an assortment of beef, chicken, rice and pasta. Tropical fruit (mango, papaya, pineapple, coconut) is in abundance.
Plan to play games every day.
We will go to the beach, take a trip to the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo, visit a Major League Baseball Dominican Academy and learn Dominican baseball training techniques.
Family members who are interested in coming are welcome to do so. We can offer a family package; the cost depends on selected accommodations.
No. Some Dominicans speak English, although many do not. This makes the trip more interesting and fun. We will have access to interpreters and all of our coaches are bilingual.
No immunizations are required for travel to the Dominican Republic.
1 pair grey baseball pants
1 pair white baseball pants
2 pair Navy blue socks
Navy blue belt
Enough shorts/t-shirts/underwear to last a week
One pair of casual dress pants (e.g. dockers)
One collared shirt
Toiletries (comb, deodorant, toothbrush, etc.)