All 30 MLB teams have set up shop in the DR with their developmental academies.
MLB has invested over 240 million dollars in the last few years cementing their commitment to the Dominican Republic as their home for training players.
College baseball has followed suit with Vanderbilt, Louisville, Indiana, Notre Dame, Ball State, Elon and many other programs traveling there to allow their players and coaches to experience the benefits of the Dominican game.
If you follow MLB baseball, you will notice quickly that the many of the games superstars are from the Latin American countries with the DR leading the way with the most players. It is not uncommon to see a major league infield composed of a first baseman from Cuba, the shortstop and third baseman from the Dominican Republic and the second baseman from Puerto Rico or Venezuela. Meanwhile the closer coming in from the pen is Dominican.
This is not a fluke, but rather a peek at the future of baseball. The percentage of International players increases every year and the Dominicans are dominating at this transformation of our national pastime. The reasons are many.
Economics, culture, competition, fields, training routines, playing styles, coaching expertise, style of play, and the daily focus and intensity to improve are all vastly different.
For example: over 93% of the coaches in the USA baseball system never played college or professional baseball while in the DR, that is a pre-requisite if you want to be a volunteer coach. There are virtually no amateur coaches here.
That is not a small difference.
As Americans we tend to think that the center of the baseball world is in the United States, but for those of us who have gone and seen, we know that the heartbeat of the MLB is in the Dominican Republic.
Come train with us soon and see for your self.
You will love it!
The Dominican baseball training sessions at our prestigious academy will accelerate your development like no other training can.
Our training sessions are more frequent, more intense, and more focused than anything you have ever experienced.
Nothing you have done in the USA can compare.
You are going to be challenged. Your going to improve.
Weekly Schedule: We practice 6 days a week. Late Saturday afternoon and Sunday is our chill time.
Daily Schedule: We practice in the early morning, mid day, and in the evening Monday thru Wednesday.
Thursday is usually a game day. If we do play a game on Thursday we go easy on Friday and only practice 2x. Saturday is another light training day with 2 skill sessions, pool therapy and maybe a massage. Sunday is our day off.
Coaches: All of our coaches are ex- professional ball players and their focus is on you, not the team. All of our coaches have signed dozens of players to MLB contracts. MLB tryouts are frequent. Signing a player is their primary focus in life.
Session Format: Our sessions are strategically designed to develop your arm safely, enhance your conditioning, strength, explosiveness, smoothness, speed, and 5 tool technique. Be ready to learn the secrets of how to increase bat speed and throw 90 mph plus.
Hitting: Position players hit every day. We hit against live pitching almost every day. You will receive a lot of live at bats. Hitting groups are composed of small groups of players so rather than stand in line waiting for your turn to hit, you will always be just a few minutes away from swinging. Bring 2 – 3 pairs of batting gloves, pine tar and body armor as you will need them.
Competition: Bring your A game. The Dominicans are pretty good and they are dead serious about baseball.
Lifestyle: Rather than live a normal lifestyle and practice 2 – 3x per week you will be immersed into a full on baseball environment with other dedicated players living, eating and playing baseball 2 – 4x a day.
Diet: Our Dominican diet is designed to add muscle and lose fat. However, we have finally taught the cooks how to prepare ziti, fried chicken, french toast, pancakes, hamburgers and American styled sandwiches.
Fields: The fields will challenge you as they are not perfectly groomed and as a result your reflexes and motor control reflexes will start to work faster.
Fielding Practice: Every player can catch a ball, but can you do it the way a major leaguer does it? We will teach you how. You will take hundreds of reps per day if not more.