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/…

Globetrotters Season 2, Episode 2 – France and Austria

Globetrotters Season 2, Episode 2 – France and Austria

It is a snow packed baseball day in Austria with Steven and Ryan before visiting Daniel Catalan in Paris with his new club and his sweet set up at Paris University!

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 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…

Overseas professional baseball opportunity for Canadians

Overseas professional baseball opportunity for Canadians

To play baseball in Europe can be tricky due to visa restrictions. Canadians, however, have a special working holiday relationship with many of Europe’s top baseball countries which make them a valued commodity. Check out this informative eBook on the various countries where these opportunities exist and detail about the baseball within these countries. (Free…

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 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…

IBC Podcast E12: Finding the right baseball import / club

IBC Podcast E12: Finding the right baseball import / club

As a compliment to a recent post titles “Top 5 Reasons EU Imports Go Home Early and How to Avoid Them“, I had a short but content rich discussion with Owen Reid on the same Skype session as our last interview about the trial and error of the relationship between professional baseball import players and…

IBC Podcast E11: Using coaching experience as your international baseball ticket

IBC Podcast E11: Using coaching experience as your international baseball ticket

This episode switches things up a bit by focusing on what is probably the most valuable tip for  baseball players looking to take their game overseas: use your coaching experience as your ticket or gain coaching experience if you don’t have any. Owen and I discuss the coaching opportunities that are present in Europe and…

IBC Podcast E10: Dutch, Italian, German and Czech Baseball with veteran EU umpire Dana Beszczynski

IBC Podcast E10: Dutch, Italian, German and Czech Baseball with veteran EU umpire Dana Beszczynski

A New York boy living in Austria and umpiring baseball in Europe for what seems like decades, Dana Beszczynski uses the European baseball knowledge and wisdom he gained over the years to to help answer a lot of questions about the level of baseball across Europe and the opportunities within. We talk Dutch, Italian, German and Czech…

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