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July 31 

A member of the travel staff will meet you at the gateway airport (city?). After introductions and meeting your teammates, you will board an overnight flight to (city?), Germany.

August 1

After clearing German customs and immigration, we'll board a bus to Aalen, Germany - a beautiful city about (X ) miles from (Munich?). This afternoon you'll hit the field for your first workout at a local ballpark.  

August 2

The day begins with a morning practice session at the MTV Aalen Sports Complex. After lunch we'll explore local sites aboard a luxury mortorcoach. In the evening, it's back to the Sports Complex for an inter-squad game and training.  

August 3

After another morning workout session, you'll visit the medieval walled town of Rothenburg and enjoy a drive along the Romantic Road near the Schwabian Alps. This evening is back to the field for clinics and inter-squad games.  

August 4

In the morning we'll tour the Neresheim Abbey and the picturesque town of Ulm, home to the Ulm Munster, one of Europe's tallest gothic cathedrals. In the afternoon you'll prepare for the weekend tournament by playing against local German squads. At a barbecue dinner hosted by the Aalen Strikers Baseball Club, you'll have the chance to meet and socialize with the German players.  

August 5

The tournament's opening is this morning. You'll spend the afternoon relaxing at the Limes Thermen Spa. Located adjacent to our hotel, you'll enjoy the many heated pools, sauna, whirlpool, and aroma therapy rooms. At night, there will be  free time in the center of Aalen for shopping and sightseeing.  

August 6

The tournament continues with the final game scheduled for early evening. Dinner tonight will be at the MTV Aalen Sports Complex restaurant where you'll enjoy traditional German cuisine and say goodbye to your Schwabian hosts.

August 7

We'll take an early morning bus ride on a luxury motor coach to Paris, France. This evening, we'll explore some of the city's most famous sites.  

August 8

This morning we tour Paris, the "City of Lights."  The tour includes many famous points of interest like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, and Place de la Concorde. In the afternoon you'll play your first game against the French.

August 9

The morning is yours to explore the Louvre, one of the world's famous art galleries. Lunch in the city and back to the field for an afternoon game.

August 10

A day off from baseball today. This morning wešll explore Louis XIV's Versailles Palace. There youšll have a chance to walk the grounds, view the beautiful gardens and visit the historic Hall of Mirrors.  The afternoon is yours for shopping or additional sightseeing.

August 11

Your game today will be against one of the many local clubs in the area surrounding Paris. After a short drive into the French countryside, wešll have lunch and then play an afternoon game.

August 12

An entire day devoted to baseball as your final doubleheader is scheduled against strong local squads.

August 13

An early morning departure from Paris returns us to the USA.



Lodging at tourist class or better hotel

Breakfast and dinner.

8-12 games against top team from Germany and France.

Instructional clinics and seminars.

Pick-up and drop-off service at the Gateway City.

Ground transportation to all events.

Sightseeing excursions.

Staff of college coaches, pro scouts and English-speaking administrators.

Secondary medical insurance.

Written evaluation of your skills.

Pro-style uniform (yours to keep).

Ratio of one adult staff member for every 6-7 players.  




James King

Baltimore Orioles (Texas)