Diamond Classic Dominican Rep July 6-13, 2020 10u, 12u, 14u

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Jul 6 - 13, 2020
Group size: 20 - 100
Diamond Classic Dominican Rep July 6-13, 2020 10u, 12u, 14u
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Jul 6 - 13, 2020
Group size: 20 - 100

About this trip

Congratulations, you have been SELECTED to represent your country  in the Dominican Republic! This is an opportunity of a lifetime. Not only will you get to see the world but will get to play against some of the world’s best competition!

This is an honor given to you because of your success in baseball. You have been chosen among a select group of players across the nation to represent the USA in international competition. 

The East Bay Sports Stars would like to invite you to be a USA representative in the Dominican Republic for an International Baseball Friendship Series. EBSS will be putting together a select team from the USA to compete in these following Series.

Dominican Republic Diamond Classic Series  10u, 12u, 14u, 16u,  July, 6-13, 2020.

This opportunity will be a highly competitive tournament with the opportunity to experience baseball in the Dominican Republic.

We have selected an elite group of players across the nation for this opportunity. If you have received this invitation, we believe you would be a great asset to our team and would like to have you join us if you are able. Positions are limited, to claim your spot on the roster you will need to confirm your position is still available.

We will be competing against teams from the Dominican Republic and other surrounding Caribbean countries. Our select teams of 12-14 quality players will come from all over the USA. We will play 4 games in a 7 day tour. This is a unique opportunity will give you the chance to see a country where baseball truly is a way of life.  Combining sports with international travel is a true cultural educational experience of a lifetime. These events are life changing events of which you will talk about for the rest of your life!

Diamond Classic Series: DR Friendship Series 2020; will be made up of an elite group of players that EBSS and our coaches have selected to represent the USA. The Head Coach for our team will be Tony Dress.    You have been chosen among players who have earned All-American, All-Region or All-Conference honors. The roster will consist of 12-14 EBSS selected players. If you would like to accept this invitation to play for EBSS Baseball please contact us by email to confirm your spot on the team or receive more details about the tour. Be sure to include your name, sport, playing position, name of team (Dominican Republic) and the school you currently play for so we can get you the correct information. You will have 1 week from the day you received this to contact EBSS or your invitation will expire.

Contact Tony Dress (Tony.dress@thepitchingcenter.com) to confirm your position is still available before depositing and make sure to provide your school, name and playing position. 

Once we confirm your position you can accept the invitation at the bottom of this page. Then you will need to pay deposit of $500 within 12 days to confirm your spot on the team. We can only guarantee a place on the roster for you once we have received your deposit. The deposit of $500 is non-refundable. If you register within 5 months of departure, the amount due is $1000 and non-refundable.

Here are some of the amazing Benefits:

  • Memories that will last a lifetime! - Once you experience this once in a lifetime opportunity to play for EBSS, the pictures you will collect from the trip will not be as vivid as the memories that you will cherish forever.
  • The honor to represent the USA! – You have been selected as a respected athlete, to represent the greatest country in the world in international competition.
  • The opportunity to win an International Championship! – Those EBSS Championship teams who have come home victorious have said that winning an international competition is one of the greatest moments of their lives so far.
  • The chance to play with the some of the world’s best! – The teams that you will be competing against are some of the best players from their country. Some of these teams are the National teams who represent their country in all major international competition.
  • Friendships that will last a lifetime! – The EBSS players from the first year of competition have said they are still very close friends with their teammates even today!
  • A highlight on your resume that you played for a select USA team! – You will always be able to list your selection to EBSS as a major milestone in your life on your resume to show off your good success.
  • The chance to experience a foreign culture with local people! –You are more than just a tourist with EBSS. You have the opportunity to experience a new culture from within the local community.
  • The opportunity to play with other Americans! – You will not only be competing with the best players in the world but you will be playing with some of the best players from your league and even the entire country.
  • The chance to make the papers both in the USA and abroad! – It is really cool to read about yourself in your local paper or college newsletter but to read about yourself in a foreign language in another country is awesome!
  • The chance to get noticed by an international scout! – Some EBSS players have received professional contracts to play abroad after traveling with EBSS.
  • The opportunity to develop friendships in other countries! – You will have the chance to not only meet people from other countries but you will also have the chance to build relationships with them which could last a lifetime.
  • A priceless experience that you may never have offered to you again! – You have been selected among an elite group of players. EBSS sends out a very limited amount of invitations per year to put together the best teams in the country to represent the USA. You have one of those invitations which means you are in a very small percentage of college athletes. The chance that you will be offered this opportunity is more than likely just as small or smaller.

Best Wishes, 

Tony Dress


The Players Center

What’s included

  • Round trip airfare
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • 4* Hotel accommodation
  • All inclusive
  • Twin bed rooms
  • Personal Chaperon
  • Transportation
    (bus, shuttle bus and public bus, ferries)
  • Friendship Series
    Tournament Fees
  • Uniforms
  • All Airport transfers an
    All Airport transfers and transportation to scheduled activities
  • Experienced Coaching Sta
    Experienced Coaching Staff
  • Full Time – Bi-Lingual t
    Full Time – Bi-Lingual tour guide and manager
  • Airline fuel surcharges
    Airline fuel surcharges – This is a charge imposed by airlines based on current gas prices at time of ticketing
  • Connecting airline ticke
    Connecting airline tickets to gateway city
  • Tours listed as optional
    Tours listed as optional
  • Tips for drivers and Gui
    Tips for drivers and Guides (Customarily about $2 per day)
  • Everything not listed in
    Everything not listed in inclusions
  • Laundry

Available Packages

TPC Non member Player Price
Available until March 15, 2020
Deposit: $500
TPC Member Player Price
Available until March 15, 2020

If you are a Classic or Elite Member you are able to get the travel package for $200 less!

Deposit: $500
Friends and Family
Available until March 15, 2020

Anyone associated with the trip will get the same package as the players.  We take off the player associate cost like Uniforms and umpire cost.

Deposit: $500


Day 1 July 6, 2020
Dominican Republic Friendship Series

 Depart USA for Santo Domingo. Upon arrival in Santo Domingo, our bilingual guide will be waiting for us at the airport to take us to the hotel for check-in and to brief you on the tours’ activities. A welcome beverage is included. 

Your Organizer

East Bay Sports Stars has been organizing sports tours for youth, high school and College teams for almost 20 years. It is natural that teams should want to travel outside of their own environment to experience how the game is played in another country and within a different culture. Traveling together as a team is a great adventure. It gives the opportunity to share common experiences and create lifelong memories. Our sports tours have been created to allow young athletes the chance to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.