Pole 2 Pole Baseball, a global collaboration between baseball playing nations is pleased to announce a friendship tour by the German Baseball Academy (Deutsche Baseball Akademie) hosted by Cape Town's The Baseball Academy. The German Baseball Academy tour will take place from December 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015.
The Tournament will be an under 18 tournament but because of the delta in experience between the two nations and the desire for a competitive tournament, South Africa will be permitted to include some 18 year olds in the tournament teams. The German team however will be a tough opponent and is likely to include at least three prospects who are on the brink of signing professional contracts in the near future.
The tournament squads will stay at the University of Cape Town and be provided with breakfast. Teams will spend the mornings touring Cape Town and tournament games will be scheduled for the afternoons.
This will be an invitational event with players invited by The Baseball Academy and the event coaching staff. The event is not hosted by the South Africa Baseball Union or the Baseball Association of Western Province (BAWP) or any BAWP (or SABU) affiliated club and does not require the sanctioning of the Federation or the Union. Furthermore, The Baseball Academy has obtained the necessary permissions to contact players and/ or clubs directly and independently regarding their participation in this event.
Cape Town, South Africa
Pole 2 Pole Baseball
Pole 2 Pole is an exchange program that affords baseball and softball players from around the world the opportunity to travel to beautiful Cape Town, South Africa - recently named by the New York Times as the best place in the world to visit.
For three, six, nine or even twelve months you can live in one of the trendiest and most beautiful cities on the planet. immerse yourself in the lifestyle and learn English while broadening your world view and gaining a completely different perspective on life.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page - Saint Augustine
Working in conjunction with The Baseball Academy in Cape Town, Pole2Pole Baseball, offers an exciting opportunity for baseball and softball players, 16-18 years old and of all skill and experience levels. Escape the harsh Northern Hemisphere winters, attend a a local school, train four times a week with The Baseball Academy and spend nights and weekends playing in the local leagues and travel ball programs
In 2014 Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by The New York Times. In November 2013, Cape Town was voted the best global city in the UK's The Daily Telegraph's annual Travel Awards. It is not only the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa, but Africa as a whole. Estimated population of 3.74 million enjoy a warm-summer Mediterranean climate with dry, warm summers. December to March, is warm and dry with an average maximum of 26.0 °C (79 °F) and minimum of 16.0 °C (61 °F). Cape Town's average amount of sunshine per year (3,100 hours) compares favorably with that of Los Angeles (3,300 hours)