As you may already know, USSSA has been expanding into different international markets. Through the development of different international tournaments such as the Gold Medal Games and the Summer International Championships, the USSSA Baseball Programs have developed a great relationship with numerous countries around the world.
Through these relationships, organizations such as the USSSA Western European Baseball Federation have decided to allow for USSSA teams to participate in their overseas tournaments. Through dealing with each country’s individual Baseball Federations, USSSA members have been afforded tremendous options to be part of an international event.
This link is the package
set from the USSSA Western European Baseball Federations for Tournaments where they would like to invite US Teams to participate in. They have set up accommodations for the tournament, housing and hotel packages, meals, and transportation for a very
reasonable cost. It will be up to the individual teams to secure their airline travel, but we will be able to supply a list of airports the best suit each teams tournament destination. These prices can vary slightly depending on the number of players attending, meals, or upgrading hotels. Most tournaments include a meal at the tournament, which is usually Italian Pasta, fruit, snacks, and a drink.
We wanted to bring these trips to your attention as we will have already had some interest in international tournaments. If you would like to bring your team, or have interest in acquiring a bid to send a team, contact the USSSA International Baseball Office.
We also have been contacted by other countries such as Mexico, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, New Caledonia, Germany, and Spain that have shown interest in hosting teams and planning a tournament around our teams’ ability to travel.
Contact the office at 708.675.1500
HOW DO WE SIGN UP?
The Team Manager will be responsible for signing players up. The manager should contact the USSSA International Office at 708.675.1500 for information in regards to the specific trip you and your team are interested in attending. Please note that the first PER PLAYER DEPOSIT is due 90 days prior to the departure of the event. Before turning in the per player deposit, the below steps must be taken:
1.) One person from the team (Team Manager) will be the contact person for the USSSA/ABR International Office. This person must distribute the International Packet through all of the members, including parents, of the team that will be traveling.
2.) Upon completion of the packet by ALL PERSONS (parents, coaches, players, family members) attending the desired event, the Team Manager must collect and send ALL REQUIRED information back to the USSSA/ABR International Office
3.) Once the USSSA/ABR International Office receives ALL completed paperwork, they will contact the appropriate country to reserve a spot in the desired event.
a. NO LATER than 90 days prior to the departure of the event, a per player fee (approx. 33%) is owed to the USSSA/ABR International Office
b. NO LATER than 60 days prior to the departure of the event, a per player fee of (approx. 33%) is owed to the USSSA/ABR International Office
c. NO LATER than 30 days prior to the departure of the event, the remainder of the per player fee is owed to the USSSA/ABR International office (approx. 33%)
CAN FAMILY TRAVEL AS WELL?
Yes. We understand that this trip is a cultural experience, so we encourage family members to travel as well. The payment plan is the same as a player.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY?
The initial deposit(s) of $300/player is non-refundable. A cancellation between 30-89 days will receive 50% of the deposit, after deducting the initial deposit of $300. Cancellations made within 29 days of departure and "no-shows", get no refund. All cancellations must be in writing. All refunds, if any, will be made 60 days after the completion of the trip.
HOW IS THE COMPETITION?
Depending on where you go, and which tournament, the competition varies. Teams that have been playing for a while may look to play up and age group or two.
DO PLAYERS HAVE TO GET MEDICAL INSURANCE?
We highly recommend Travel Insurance so you can have peace of mind while traveling.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
The trip includes:
*Hotel Accommodations, Bed & Breakfast, Triple or Quadruple Rooms
*Transportation to and from airport, fields, and sightseeing
*Lunch and Dinner Provided
*Tournament Registration and 5 Games (weather pending)
*Assistant throughout trip
Is the set price?
No. The price may vary depending on euro-to-dollar exchange rates, hotel upgrades, museum tickets, extra hotel rooms, hotel upgrades, etc. This will be finalized after the total number of participants and guests has been decided upon.
USSSA NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
611 Line Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34744