With Christmas just around the corner, there are always some people looking for last minute ideas. Well if your loved one is a collegiate baseball player, then I have the perfect idea, the trip of a lifetime with The International Game.
The International Game is an elite group of collegiate baseball players who travel the world playing in international tournaments. With a trip, your loved one will get the chance to play against international competition and get to travel the world seeing some of the most beautiful places.
There are several trips to choose from as well.
For European Players
The International Game will be making a trip to the USA to play in the RussMatt Invitational. The team will travel to the Tampa, Florida area to compete in the tournament. The tournament includes some of the best American collegiate talent around.
However, there will be more than just great baseball. Along with playing 4+ games, the team will have time to enjoy the beautiful Florida beaches, catch some MLB Spring Training action, and simply enjoy the warm Florida sun.
After the stop in the Tampa area, the tour heads further south to Miami where the Marlins new stadium will host the World Baseball Classic semi-final round. Here you’ll get to see some of the greatest players in the world from countries such as Canada, USA, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, or other top countries).
Additional games will be held against local teams in the Miami area as well as practices on days when games are being played.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for European players to get a chance to play against some of the best US collegiate talent, see some of the most beautiful beaches, and get the chance to see some WBC action in the newest MLB stadium.
The trip will take place from March 9 – March 17, 2013. For more information visit The International Game.
For American Players
If you are an American player looking to travel to Europe, The International Game has something for you as well. Tours to Austria, Switzerland, and more happen each summer. Check the website for more information.
New Player Profile System
Another benefit from The International Game is the new player profile system. Players playing with the team are now able to post a profile for European teams, with which the team has many contacts, to look at when looking for new players to fill out their rosters. This is a chance to gain some exposure to teams in top European leagues who are always looking to import players for the summer season.
About The International Game
The International Game is a growing international travel team. Led by Jon Dobkowski and Ty Eriksen, who have a combined 15 years of experience as players, coaches, and directors in Europe, the team offers some of the best sports tours of Europe and now the USA. The team has made a lot of contacts with tournament directors and team officials all over Europe in order to provide the players with the best tour possible and perhaps land a job playing with one of the European teams.
*Full disclosure – Baseball de World does not receive any commission for players signing up through our site nor is this a paid advertisement. We simply believe this is the top notch international tournament team available, and we want to help spread the word. If you know someone who might be interested in playing, send them to The International Game’s website where they can contact Jon or Ty via email at any time.
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.