Travel the world using baseball as your ticket

Travel the world using baseball as your ticket

Most professional baseball players and coaches who think of pro baseball overseas, think of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, Korean Baseball Organization, Chinese Professional Baseball League, Latin American leagues, Mexican League, Australian Baseball League, Dutch Major League, Italian Baseball League, or Japanese independent professional leagues.  However, did you know that there are way more amateur/…

IBC E55: Former Minor Leaguer enjoys coaching debut in one of Europe’s most visited cities

IBC E55: Former Minor Leaguer enjoys coaching debut in one of Europe’s most visited cities

Born in Montana, Kris Richards spent most of his life in North Carolina where he grew up playing baseball. After high school he remained in North Carolina as he signed on with the NCAA D1  University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he played ball from 2008 to 2012. In his senior year he hit .342…

IBC E51: Skydiving in the Austrian Alps, Running of the Bulls in Spain, Diving with Great White Sharks in Australia….. and oh ya… pro baseball

IBC E51: Skydiving in the Austrian Alps, Running of the Bulls in Spain, Diving with Great White Sharks in Australia….. and oh ya… pro baseball

Growing up in Southern California, Clayton Carson had the regular baseball dreams and aspirations that any young kid would have. Coming from a good baseball family and community, he had the opportunity to make the most out of the game of baseball. In college he jumped around from a few different colleges before settling in with…

IBC E41 & The tale of two injured pitchers who revived their baseball careers overseas

IBC E41 & The tale of two injured pitchers who revived their baseball careers overseas

After a strong junior season at the University of Michigan (2011) in which he saw a large increase in velocity and innings pitched, Matt Broder had high hopes of hearing his name called in the MLB draft following his senior season.  He had gone from minimal playing time coming from the bullpen in meaningless games to the team’s…

IBC E38: Getting your foot in the international door with Austrian second division baseball

IBC E38: Getting your foot in the international door with Austrian second division baseball

In October 2013, Jeff Barto decided to get an early start contacting clubs in Europe for the 2014 season. The NCAA division I grad from Utah Valley University had a number of opportunities pop up soon after creating a profile on the International Baseball Community website. After exchanging a few emails with about 8 different clubs, his…

IBC E37: Wofford College grad plays for the German National Team

IBC E37: Wofford College grad plays for the German National Team

Late May 2014, Eric Brenk wrapped up his senior year at Wofford College, an NCAA division I school from the Southern Conference, and had hit a very respectable .268 on the season and started every game in this final season. One era had come to an end and another was just about to begin, a…

IBC E33: Western Australian State baseball, an imports dream!

IBC E33: Western Australian State baseball, an imports dream!

Kevin Bosson spent the winter of 2013-2014 in Perth Australia with the South Perth Cubs living the dream and playing against the likes of IBC podcast episode 27 guest Jon Rodriguez and the Rockingham Rams. Interested in playing baseball overseas? Get started now!  Right off the bat Kevin reaffirms what Jon said in episode 27, that the…

IBC E31: Playing baseball in New South Wales, Australia with PCBL president, Luis Almenara

IBC E31: Playing baseball in New South Wales, Australia with PCBL president, Luis Almenara

The Pacific Coast Baseball League  (PCBL) in New South Wales Australia is not the top level of baseball on the continent (in fact considered third division), however it presents plenty of opportunity for those who have yet to find a home for the winter. PCBL league president Luis Almenara shares in detail what opportunities exist for…

IBC E30: From Moneyball to the Netherlands with Melvin Perdue

IBC E30: From Moneyball to the Netherlands with Melvin Perdue

Fresh out of a strong NCAA D2 conference, Melvin played pro ball in Texas which eventually led to a role in the movie Moneyball. After Moneyball, Melvin had numerous independent baseball offers but decided to take his career overseas to experience other parts of the world and ended up in the Netherlands. Now, four years later, Melvin is…

IBC E29: A European coaching dream with Ron Frazier

IBC E29: A European coaching dream with Ron Frazier

At 49 years old, married and with teenage children, retired high school and college coach Ron Frazier decided to throw his hat in the coaching ring again but this time his focus was overseas. With the support of his family, Ron created a profile on the International Baseball Community website and began sending out emails…

IBC E20: Following your baseball passion & Aussie baseball hotbeds

IBC E20: Following your baseball passion & Aussie baseball hotbeds

In Episode number 20 I interview Drew Samuelson, the Australian Baseball Federation’s Player & Coach Development Coordinator as well as the Performance Manager of Southern Australian baseball. Drew takes us through his story of how he dropped his promising 9-5 career to follow his passion, a career in baseball. After some short stints within baseball in the Northwest,…

IBC E19: From German D2 ball to the Dutch Major League within one year with Austin Weymouth

IBC E19: From German D2 ball to the Dutch Major League within one year with Austin Weymouth

This interview with Austin Weymouth goes into areas yet to be covered on the podcast including an alternative way to selecting your team, working your way into Dutch baseball from a much lower league within one year, visa requirements, a vivid idea of what life is like in Europe, playing for small town clubs, the list goes on. In…

5 beefy tips for taking your baseball career overseas

5 beefy tips for taking your baseball career overseas

These are 5 of my best tips on how to take your baseball career overseas, all of which formed and moulded over the course of 2013 through my many interactions with international baseball professionals that have experienced or were currently experiencing international baseball.  I don’t claim to be an expert but I have been on…

Graduating soon? Haven’t been drafted? Here is an international baseball plan of action for you!

Graduating soon? Haven’t been drafted? Here is an international baseball plan of action for you!

Graduating soon? Wanting to continue your baseball career but have not been drafted? You know you have a lot to offer and are ready to take control of your baseball destiny? Here is an international baseball plan of action for you to follow: STEP 1: Create your detailed free professional profile on my website now…

An in-depth look at German Bundesliga 1 Baseball and the opportunities within

An in-depth look at German Bundesliga 1 Baseball and the opportunities within

This eBook provides aspiring international baseball players and coaches with everything they need to know about the German Bundesliga 1 baseball league. It goes into detail about the league and every single of the 15  clubs within it including compensation, most successful clubs, typical importing, the list goes on. The book also informs the reader about…

IBC Podcast E16: German Bundesliga Baseball with Rob Herrmann of the Paderborn Untouchables

IBC Podcast E16: German Bundesliga Baseball with Rob Herrmann of the Paderborn Untouchables

The German Bundesliga Baseball 1 is regarded as the next highest level of European baseball below the big two, Italy and the Netherlands. Rob Herrmann spent 2013 playing for one of the frontrunners in recent years, the Paderborn Untouchables.            Rob’s story is an inspirational one as he made his way…

IBC E15: Perth Heat GM Lachlan Dale on Aussie Opportunities On and Off the Field

IBC E15: Perth Heat GM Lachlan Dale on Aussie Opportunities On and Off the Field

I am super stoked about this interview with Perth Heat GM Lachlan Dale as we dive into taking a professional baseball career on and off the field to Australia and using it as a fast track to pro ball in the States. We discuss how many roster spots are typically filled within the Australian Baseball…

IBC Episode 14: Baseball in Sweden and Australia from Two Perspectives

IBC Episode 14: Baseball in Sweden and Australia from Two Perspectives

In IBC podcast episode 14, I interview international baseball coach Trevor Rooper and player Scotty Mulhearn. Trevor has coached in Holland, Austria, Sweden , Brisbane (Australia) and now has signed on with a club in Sydney Australia for the 2013-2014 winter. In 2011, Trevor led the Attnang Athletics of Austria to an all time record…

10 Most Active Importing European Baseball Leagues and Details

10 Most Active Importing European Baseball Leagues and Details

Once you subscribe below to my newsletter, a PDF download with the following info will be emailed to you: The 10 most active importing European baseball leagues. The top teams within those leagues. How much they pay. The level of ball comparison The typical import background, The number of potential importing jobs available league to league.…

IBC Podcast E13: Top European Baseball Destinations Part 1

IBC Podcast E13: Top European Baseball Destinations Part 1

The focus of this interview and many future interviews is to extract more information about the lifestyle of the import player or coach living in various cities around Europe. I also try to get more inside info on what the league is like, the clubs within the league and which clubs are the most desirable…

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