Caliendo Sports International USA Baseball Team will be competing as they travel throughout the beautiful countryside of Italy from July 25th-August 4th, 2021. Departure from the USA is July 25 to arrive in Rome July 26th, 2021.
We would like to invite you to join Caliendo Sports International USA Baseball Team for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play baseball and explore the culture of one of the most beautiful countries in the world Italy.
Player’s will learn daily by great coaches the fundamentals of the game and the finer aspects of the game through scrimmages and competitive games against local Italian teams.
Italy has a history of baseball. American servicemen taught them how to play after the war. Joe DiMaggio, an Italian American visited several baseball towns in Italy. They have competed in the World Baseball Classic and there are many prominent Italian-American players. Yogi Berra, Tommy Lasorda, Mike Piazza, Tony La Russa, and Anthony Rizzo, just to name a few.
This trip promises to be a truly amazing experience and we strongly encourage parents, siblings, and extended family members to join us along with their sons that will be playing for us.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and it is made even more memorable when it is shared with family and friends!
We will be selecting 12-14 players to represent Caliendo Sports International USA Baseball Team. If you are interested and we select you, please email us back with your acceptance and we will send you additional information telling you how to begin the registration process.
Our Top Coaches:
One of the most important parts of our program is providing players with top-notch instructors. Here is a list of coaches that will be traveling with us and some highlights of their coaching careers:
- 26-Years as a Professional Baseball Coach
- 15-Years worked in Pro Baseball at every level (8-teams)
- 2001 Worked for the World Champion AZ Diamondbacks
- Trained over 11,000 players at all levels
- Authored two manuals on Hitting and Defense
- Started three Baseball Businesses still in operation today.
- 5 years HS Coach
- 18 years college coach at Junior College and Division 2 levels
- 3 seasons in the Coastal Plain Summer Collegiate League
- Mickey Owen Baseball School Instructor
- International Coaching Experience-
- MLB Envoy Program -Paris France
- Coach for Verona Italy- A2 and C Series Leagues
- Professional Scouting Experience
- Associate Scout for Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox
- High School Baseball Coach
- Assistant Coach Nitro High School (Outfield, Baserunning, and Analytics)
- Former Student-Assistant Coach at West Virginia State University -Author of “Rounding Third: Skills, Drills, and Best Practices in the Game of Baseball
- Member of the American Baseball Coaches Association
Peter Caliendo- General Manager
- Current President/GM Caliendo Sports International
- Current International Baseball Clinician Speaking in over 25 countries
- Author of the Book Youth Baseball Drills
- Producer of 7 Baseball Instructional DVDS for Coaches
- Former Independent Professional Coach and Director Baseball Operations
- Former USA Baseball National Team Pilot Program/ Coach/Director of 3 Gold and 3 Silver Medals Pan Am Games
- Former USA Baseball National Team Coach
- Former Director USA Baseball Great Lakes Region National Team Identification Process
You will fly out from your home city on July 25th, 2021 and arrive in Rome July 26th. You will take a shuttle to the airport hotel where the team is staying on that day. We will all stay together as Caliendo Sports USA Baseball Team for the duration of the trip. Return flight will be from Rome August 4th and you will arrive home in the USA the same day.
We will send further details once you have committed to the Italy trip. Towns that Team America will visit and or play in are Rome, Rovigo, Florence, Venice, Siena, Verona and Pisa.
- Towns Team America will visit and/or play in are: Rome, Rovigo, Florence, Venice, Siena, Verona and Pisa. Some amazing places.
Historical sights we will visit:
- Roman Coliseum
- St. Peters Church
- Ride on Gondolas in Venice (optional)
- Bridge of Italian Gold in Florence
- Experience Italian culture while visiting numerous small towns
- After we play games you will get to experience team gatherings with the Italian players, their families and townspeople. You will have an opportunity to eat, drink and experience the various cultures and traditions in each city
- Games daily but one travel day
- Great Coaches on staff
- 12-14 players on team
- Everyone plays every game
- Excellent playing/training facilities