Girls Development Camp in Cuba

October 23, 2012

In February Baseball Canada will conduct a Girls Development Camp in Havana, Cuba for players aged 14-18.

This Development Camp is in its fourth year of operation under the direction of Women’s National Team Manager André Lachance.

“This trip is an invaluable experience for players looking to take their game to the next level,” he said. “Players will be challenged each day on the field as they compete in an environment that is foreign to them.

“Another important component to the trip is a cultural and learning exchange where players will be exposed to Cuban culture and history with off-field activities scheduled each day.”

Participants will meet, train and compete with Cuban student athletes and coaches at Cuban sports facilities and venues arranged by the Cuban Ministries of Sport and Education. Participants will also have the opportunity to train with members of the Cuban National Team and receive instruction from former Cuban professional players in addition to Lachance and other members of Baseball Canada’s Women’s National Team coaching staff.

The trip also serves as an Identification Camp for the Women’s National Team program leading up to the 2014 World Cup. Priority will be given to players who participated at the 2012 Bantam Girls Nationals in Nova Scotia. Parents are also welcome to travel with the group and will get a $100 reduction.

*Please note the following important information*

Program Price Includes: Round trip airfare from Toronto or Montreal to Cuba, 7 nights accommodation, double occupancy in air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathroom, breakfast and dinner daily, coordination and entrance/ participation fees for visits - games - training – excursions, translator/guide services, local facilitators and officials, ground transportation via modern air-conditioned bus as per itinerary, Cuban visa, Canadian national team coaching, national team uniform and hat for camp.

Not Included: Some lunches, transportation to Toronto/Montreal, optional activities, tips, $25 CUC Cuban airport tax payable locally.

PRICE: The price of $1,375.00 + $220* Canadian transportation taxes per person includes the services described in the itinerary with departure from Toronto or Montreal. There is also a Cuban airport tax of $25 CUC (equivalent to $30 CAD approximately) per person to be paid locally in cash. Accommodation is air conditioned with satellite TV and en-suite bathroom based on 2 per room. 

*Subject to change, based on last year’s cost.

SUNDRIES: Participants should budget for sundry expenses at approximately $200 CAD per person for the week to cover lunches, beverages, tips and personal expenses. Please note that a valid passport is required for entry into Cuba.

PAYMENT DATES: To allow us to schedule the visit and begin to make the necessary arrangements with the various Cuban institutions involved, and reserve the air plane seats and hotel rooms, a deposit of $400 per person is required by November 2nd 2012 (without deposits no air seats or hotel rooms are being held). The final payment will be due on December 7th, 2012.

If you have any questions please give me a call at 613-748-5606 or by email at

André Lachance
Head Coach Women’s National Team
Baseball Canada

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