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2002 DATES

# DAYS TOUR AGES

Germany/Netherlands
May 25 - June
9

Senior Classic

30 - 55

Australia
Sept. 22 - 30
9

'Down Under'
Challenge

30 - 55

Now recruiting 30 - 55 year old players for the baseball experience of a lifetime...

WELCOME TO THE CHALLENGE!
     How would you like to play ball for a top college coach or former Major  Leaguer?  Would you like to compete against other baseball enthusiasts from around the world?  Now you have that opportunity!  Coast to Coast Men's Baseball is offering the trip of a lifetime to serious ballplayers between the ages of 30-55.  For nine magical days you and your teammates will represent the USA, either in Europe or Australia.  The choice is yours!  

INSTRUCTIONS:  
Scroll below to view all the details and what's included for both the Germany/Netherlands tour and the Australian tour.  You can reserve your roster spot by emailing our office.


GERMANY & NETHERLANDS TOUR

Day 1 

A Coast to Coast representative will meet you at Dulles Airport in Washington. After introductions and a short meeting with your teammates, you will board a flight to Germany. The overnight flight includes meals, movies, and beverage services.

Day 2

Arrive in Europe. After clearing German customs and immigration, you will transfer to Aalen (your first base in Germany). This afternoon you hit the field for your first workout at a local ballpark.

Day 3

 This morning you will visit the medieval walled town of Rothenburg and enjoy a drive along the Romantic Road near the Schwabian Alps.  This evening game #1 against a German team.

Day 4

In the morning you'll visit the Neresheim Abbey and the picturesque town of Ulm, home to one of Europe's tallest gothic cathedrals.  This afternoon features Game #2 against local German competition.  An evening barbecue hosted by the Aalen Strikers Baseball Club is planned.  Dinner will be served at the field where you'll have the chance to meet and mix with the German players.

Day 5

An early morning departure on your luxury motorcoach takes you to Apeldoorn, Netherlands. Hotel check-in on arrival. This evening, game #3 scheduled against a local Dutch team.

Day 6

After breakfast, visit the Palace Het Loo, former summer home of the Dutch Royal family.  A visit to the open air market bring good buys for the shrewd shopper. This afternoon a guided tour of the Apeldoorn area.  This evening game #4.

Day 7 A day off from baseball today as we venture into Amsterdam, one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. Your day includes a guided canal cruise through the city, a visit to a local diamond merchant where you can buy diamonds at discount prices, and a tour of the Anne Frank house.  Dinner and evening free time in the city. 
Day 8 The morning is dedicated to baseball as you play your final ball games (#5 and #6) against a local Dutch side. This evening enjoy cocktails and dinner with your teammates and friends.  Awards for top hitter, pitcher, fielder, etc. will be handed out by our Master of Ceremonies. 

Day 9

An early morning departure from Europe for a return to the USA the same day.

YOUR INTERNATIONAL BASEBALL ODYSSEY INCLUDES:
Round-trip air transportation from the gateway city.  For Europe, the gateway airport is Washington Dulles- Australia is Los Angeles International (LAX).
Ground transportation and all transfers from the airport to hotel.  Local travel by luxury, air-conditioned motor coach.
Full sightseeing and cultural program including guided tours of local points of interest. Included are all entrance costs for scheduled visits as well as guide gratuities.
All baggage handling and gratuities.
Accommodations - 9 days, 7 nights (plus overnight flight) at the Team Hotel, double occupancy.  Single rooms are available at additional cost.
Breakfast and either lunch or dinner daily.
Coast to Coast pro-style uniform package, including: sleeveless, button-down game jersey, major league style batting practice jersey, fitted logo cap, socks, undershirts, travel bag and warm up suit.
Daily instruction and coaching from top college coaches or former Major Leaguers.
A full schedule of 6-8 games against international competition.
All playing equipment (helmets, bats, balls, catcher's gear).  Just bring your glove and cleats.
Personal treatment from our certified athletic trainer.
Awards cocktail party and banquet.

AUSTRALIA
TOUR

Day 1

A Coast to Coast representative will meet you at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  After introductions and a short meeting with your teammates, you will board a flight to Sydney.  The overnight flight  includes meals, movies, and beverage services.

Day 2

This day is lost in crossing the International Date Line.  You will "regain" it on the flight home.

Day 3

Arrive Sydney. After clearing Australian customs and immigration formalities, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to hotel for check-in.  This afternoon, an orientation of your Manly Resort area is planned and free time to unpack, relax and recover from the flight.

Day 4

A morning cruise of Sydney Harbor provides you with a great overview of the city.  Be certain to bring your camera as the Opera House is perfectly seen from the boat deck.  This afternoon game #1 with a local Aussie club.

Day 5

Featherdale Wildlife Reserve features kangaroos you can feed, emus, wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, platypus, and of course, koalas.  You can even have a photo taken with a koala! Also, visit the site of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.  Games #2 and #3 of the tour are scheduled later today.

Day 6

Spend the morning at the beach, enjoying the South Pacific waves, sand and sun.  Later in the day, back to the park for game #4.

Day 7

A day off from ball today.  Take the jetcat ferry from Manly to downtown Sydney for time in the Rocks region of the city.  Site of the first British Colony in Australia, the area is full of great shops and restaurants.  Then, over to Darling Harbour and the Sydney Aquarium with its "walk-thru" shark tanks.  Then, on the city's monorail to Centerpoint Tower and mall.  The highest point in the Southern Hemisphere, the Tower offers panoramic views of Sydney.

Day 8

After breakfast, a full day at the ballpark as you finish your schedule with games #5 and #6.  Spend the afternoon exploring the shops around the hotel.  This evening enjoy cocktails and dinner with your teammates and friends. Awards for top hitter, pitcher, fielder, etc. will be handed out by our Master of Ceremonies.   

Day 9

Depart Sydney for flight home to USA.  Connect in LA where you clear US Customs.  Arrive home later the same day.


COME BY YOURSELF OR WITH YOUR ENTIRE TEAM

     Depending on your position, we will assign you to a team of

MAKE IT A FAMILY VACATION
     Why not bring your biggest fans with you? Sons,

ROSTER SPOTS ARE LIMITED -- CALL TODAY!
     You can request a registration packet by calling (740-373-4455) or E-mailing our office.  To hold your spot, your completed registration packet must be accompanied by a $350 non-refundable deposit.  Deposits can be made by Visa, MC, or by check.  

PAY YOUR DEPOSIT ON-LINE
     You can pay your $350 deposit on-line with your credit card via our secure paylink by 
clicking here.  Please call us to complete your Registration packet including your tour choice.

 

Coast to Coast Athletics * P.O. Box 389 * Marietta * OH * 45750 * 740-373-4455 ph * 740-373-7465 fax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

To Pay for Tour Deposit (Men's tour) - $350