Tournament Details

Baseball Opportunity of a Lifetime with the Cepeda Family

Players 9u – 14u

SIGN UP TO REQUEST A SPOT IN OUR

2021 ANNUAL CEPEDA CARIBBEAN
CLASSIC

in the beautiful Dominican Republic 9U-14U Tournament July 24th-31st, 2021

Request Your Spot

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Elite HS Players

TTrain for two days “Dominican Style”
and play six games against High-Level Academy teams July 24th-31st, 2021

Uncommitted Varsity HS Players

Train for two days “Dominican Style”
and play six games against Regional Academy teams July 24th-31st, 2021

FRESHMAN/JV HS PLAYERS

Train for two days “Dominican Style”
and play in a 4GG single elimination tournament against Local Academy teams July 24th-31st, 2021

Request Invitation

Requesting an invitation does not guarantee an actual invitation to play on any of the Cepeda USA High School teams. Spots are limited. Elite Team invitations will be given based on factors like national ranking, college commitments, highest level played, etc. Uncommitted Varsity & FRESHMAN/JV invitations will be based on various factors and players may be asked to submit video.

Tournament Details 9U-14U

Game Guarantee: 4 games guaranteed. Transportation to and from games provided.

Pool Play: Each team will play 3 games and then be seeded for bracket play. Please note bracket play will be a single-elimination format.

Age Brackets: 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, & 14U (depending on the number of players and number of teams we will either do individual age groups or combined age groups 9U-10U; 11U-12U; 13U-14U). Based on roster needs in other age groups players have been asked to play up in certain cases to fill a need. It is entirely up to the player and parents to accept that invitation or not.

Fields and Locations: Dominican Republic Ballparks in the Punta Cana area.

Countries Represented: USA & Dominican Republic.

Opening Ceremonies: Lots of fun with flag-waving, anthems, live band/music, and all teams in uniforms. All family, friends, and fans attend opening ceremonies.

Awards Presentation: Each coach will select one MVP and one Orlando Cepeda Sportsmanship Award winner from their team. Awards will be presented at the closing dinner on Saturday night.

Game Action: Be prepared to compete and bring home bragging rights!

All players 9-14 will receive the following:

1 Cepeda USA cap
2 full-sublimated Cepeda USA jerseys
2 full-sublimated Cepeda USA pants
2 pair of Cepeda USA game socks
1 Cepeda USA dri-fit workout shirt
1 Cepeda USA dri-fit workout shorts

Elite High School Team Details

Ages: 15-18 but must be a varsity-level high school player. Players with zero varsity experience will not be considered.

Playing Experience: In addition to varsity-level playing experience we are looking for elite-level players that are nationally-ranked and/or college commits. Players must be elite-level to be able to compete against the talent level in the MLB academies.

Dominican-Style Training: Players will be trained the same way Dominican players are trained to sign as International free-agents at the age of 16 for two days.

Game Play: We will take two teams of 15 elite high school players (4-5 PO’s per team and 10-11 position players including some two-way players) to play six games (three doubleheaders) against MLB Dominican Academy teams consisting of players 16-18 that have already signed professional contracts as International Free Agents.

Coaches: Both USA Cepeda teams will be coached by current US College Coaches and/or former MLB players..

Fields and Locations: All training will take place at Top-Level Academies and games will be played at various MLB Academies and Privately-Owned Academies in the DR.

Instructors: All training will be led by former professional Dominican players and coaches.

Free Time: Players and their families will have 1-2 days of free time to enjoy the sights and activities in the beautiful Dominican Republic.

Team Selection and Placement: All players selected will be by invitation only and players will be placed on teams according to need and strength of team. The goal is to have two evenly talented and balanced teams to compete against the high-level Dominican talent.

Bats: This is a wood bat only event. Players can get MLB-quality Birdman Bats at a discount or bring their own. It is recommended that each player bring at least two bats.

All High School players will receive the following:

1 Cepeda USA cap
2 full-sublimated Cepeda USA jerseys
1 Cepeda USA dri-fit workout shirt
1 Cepeda USA dri-fit workout shorts

2021 Cepeda Caribbean Classic

9U-14U tournament July 24th-31st, 2021
2021 Elite High School Experience July 24th-31st, 2021

Dominican Republic

What You Can Expect

  • Competitive Baseball
  • Family orientated week of baseball with lots of fun in the sun.
  • Experience to meet and play with other peers from around the United States.
  • Player and family in the package will be transported to and from ballparks and any off-site activities the Cepeda Organization hosts.
  • All meals will be provided by the hotel. Hotel is all-inclusive, so many options for food and beverages (snacks as well) to choose from.
  • Players will receive their caps and jerseys at registration in the Dominican Republic.

The Cepeda Baseball Caribbean Classic is a premier tournament showcasing young talent from different parts of the USA, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and other Latin countries. Our 2021 event will be the 7th year we’ve held the Cepeda Baseball Caribbean Classic tournament and we are extremely happy to have the chance to bring elite players to compete with the best the island has to offer. Cepeda Baseball Club sees over 500+ baseball players in different locations across the states during tryouts and forms its best rosters from these workouts.

Athletes will be highly evaluated before selected on each team. We will strive to take the best possible talent and compete every time we step between the lines. Our coaching staff will consist of former MLB players, current college coaches, and many more nationally acclaimed baseball coaches.

A memorable opportunity:

Our Cepeda Baseball Caribbean Classic will definitely be a memorable trip for your son, and we hope the family travels down and enjoys this great baseball adventure. We plan on making sure that all players are competing at a high level, but also are able to enjoy themselves and build lasting friendships with their own teammates and those on the opposite teams. A sightseeing day/free day will be part of this unforgettable trip, which will give you an opportunity to explore Dominican Republics beauty. The competition will be fierce, and all players will come back with a better understanding of baseball around the globe.

PLEASE VISIT OUR GALLERY FOR PICTURES AND VIDEOS FROM OUR PAST CARIBBEAN CLASSIC EVENTS.