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Who we are and our target audience
Located in the Dominican Republic, Ferreira Baseball Academy is a non-profit Dominican Baseball Academy which since its inception in 2009 has helped more than 124 baseball players sign professionally with MLB teams and colleges in the United States and provided baseball training to thousands.
We target players and teams from any country in the world that are interested in the best and most cost effective baseball training and sports management services in the Dominican Republic and the opportunity to compete against top Dominican and international teams while also experiencing Dominican culture. Visiting baseball players and teams can stay in our two story home which houses up to 22 players or we can assist with local hotels.
As a non profit, there are no profit mark ups priced in our fees which makes it extremely cost effective and possible for more players and teams to experience baseball in the Dominican Republic which is considered today the best in the world.
What information you'll find in this WEBSITE and how to connect with us
After you finish reading this "ABOUT US" page, don't forget to browse through the rest of the pages in our website including "VISIT US" which contains more information about the services that we offer visiting players and teams, "VIDEOS" showcasing videos from our YouTube channel on baseball drills taught by our Dominican instructors, "NEWS" which is our BLOG where we feature newsworthy events and encourage your comments and postings, "FAQ" with answers to frequently asked questions, "DONATIONS" where private individuals and organizations can select the amount and how their donations will be spent, and "CONTACT US" used to request additional information and/or a customized quote to visit our baseball academy. Also, engage with us in social media through our pages in Facebook, Twitter, GOOGLE+, and YouTube where you can watch more than 300+ of our videos.
Led by owner and founder Eduardo Ferreira, the coaching staff composed of former professional baseball players has more than 40 years of combined experience training players of all ages and nationalities in the Dominican Republic. If you are an individual baseball player or baseball team looking for exceptional baseball training and world class local and international baseball competition look no further, the Ferreira Baseball Academy and baseball in the Dominican Republic are your best choice. Whether short or long term stay, we can tailor the right schedule based on your unique needs. We have helped more than 90 kids attain college scholarships and more than 33 kids from our baseball academy have signed professionally including current big league players Adeiny Hechavarria and Dario Alvarez. We welcome kids of all ages and nationalities and regardless of your goals, we can help.
WHAT WE DO
From Monday to Saturday starting in the morning from 7:30 am – 12 pm and in the afternoon from 3 pm – 8 pm, players train and compete in regional and national tournaments, as well as scrimmage against Dominican baseball teams and from other countries that visit our baseball academy. The afternoons are mostly reserved for strength training and mechanics. On the weekends, players get time off which some spend sight seeing or resting.
Players are exposed to baseball scouts from Major League Baseball (MLB) teams and US colleges, which frequently visit our academy. Our Dominican Baseball Academy has deep relationships and contacts with scouts and teams which we have developed over more than 12 years in the business. Although we cannot guarantee that every player will sign with a MLB team or college, our commitment is that every player will get exposure to baseball scouts, gain from the cultural experience in the Dominican Republic and become a better baseball player.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL & COLLEGES
PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS
33 players signed professionally with MLB teams and while talent is necessary, our experience working with thousands of kids from the Dominican Republic and other countries has demonstrated that it is not enough unless it is complemented by a well designed and executed training plan. Our coaching staff is responsible for supervising and ensuring that all players comply with our proven training plan which current MLB players Adeiny Hechavarria from the Miami Marlins and Dario Alvarez with the Atlanta Braves used to reach the big leagues.
COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYERS
91 kids awarded college scholarships in the United States at different junior colleges, NAIA and NCAA schools. Our focus on education differentiates us from the rest of the baseball programs in the Dominican Republic. Every kid that attends our Dominican Baseball academy is required to attend school, a practice that not every baseball academy and program in the Dominican Republic has adopted or enforces. We recognize that although every player must and believes that they will sign professionally with a MLB team, the statistics tells us that very few actually achieve this goal. However, through baseball, players can achieve important life lessons which are applicable and useful in the classroom, the workplace, and in the community.