How are you different from other programs in the area?
A. We offer top notch facilities which we fully operate, excellent
lodging options, wonderful all you can eat meals, customized schedules,
special parent rates, and excellent customer service throughout
your entire trip. In addition, our area offers an abundance of spring
training games, amusement parks, and award winning beaches.
When are deposits due?
A. Deposits are due by November 1st. Deposits received after
this date will be subject to hotel and space availability.
When is full payment due?
A. With the exception of the Tradewinds resort package which requires
full payment 60 days prior to your arrival, all other hotels require
full payment 30 days prior to arrival. The payment Due Date will
be listed at the top of your final invoice.
Are taxes included in the packages?
A. No. Taxes are indicated on the proposal and final invoice as
a seperate cost. We strongly suggest that you obtain a Florida Tax
Exemption Certificate. This will provide tax exemption for van and
hotel costs. It is good for 5 years and easy to do. Download the
form from our website, have your school finance office complete
and mail, and you should receive your tax exemption certificate
within a few weeks. Fax or mail a copy to us and bring one with
you for van rental.
What is the difference between the packages?
A. We offer a variety of packages to fit any budget. Packages differentiate
based on location to the beach and hotel type.
Do you assist with van and car rentals?
A. Yes. We have partnered with West Coast Vans, Thrifty, and Dollar
Rental for van and car rental for teams and parents. Check out our
"Parents and Fans" page and "Vans" page for more information.
Do you book flights?
A. No, we do not book flights but we do offer a webpage that includes
the airline group reservation numbers and flight patterns. Please see our "Flights" page for more information.
What Airports are available to fly into?
A. Tampa International Airport (TPA) is our main airport. Some teams
have flown into St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport. Please see our "Flights" page for more information.
you explain the meal plan?
A. Yes. Our meal plan covers two meals a day, usually breakfast
and dinner. For Inland packages, a full all you can eat breakfast
buffet is served at the hotel itself. For beach packages breakfast
is served at the Eckerd Café. All Dinners are served at the Eckerd
Café. We receive many compliments on the variety and quality of
Are there places to eat within walking distance?
A. Yes, most hotels have fast food or restaurants with in walking
distance. The exception is the Magnuson which offers several eating
options on the premises but does not have any places to eat with
in walking distance outside of the resort.
Can I pay with a credit card?
A. No. We only accept personal checks, school checks, or money orders.
How are schedules created?
A. Once we have all our team commitments, schools are paired by
school size, competition level, and trip time frame. Coaches schedule
requests are also taken into consideration.
Do you have special rates for parents?
A. Yes. We recognize that parents are an important part of the success
of our program. We have negotiated special parent rates with all
our partner hotels. Parents are also welcome to use our corporate
discount for car rentals. Please visit our Parent and Fans webpage
for more information.
Can you describe the game and practice facilities for Baseball?
A. Yes. We offer top notch facilities. We fully operate the Rays
former Spring Training Complex (Walter Fuller Complex). In addition to these facilities
we offer Eckerd College, Lake Vista Complex, Huggins-Stengel Complex and onoccasion we can schedule
a game at the Phillies former spring training stadium (Jack Russell
Can you describe the game and practice facilities for Softball?
A. Yes. We offer the 4 field Woodlawn Complex and Eckerd College.
Both facilities offer a very good playing surface.
Do we need to bring our own coolers, balls, ice?
A. Walter Fuller Complex is fully equipped with coolers, water, and
ice. However we suggest you bring a cooler just in case for use at facilities that may
not be equipped. All teams are required to bring one box of balls.
Water in water coolers and cups are provided (at no charge) for
the players and coaches during the games at the dug outs at the
Walter Fuller Complex. Bottled water, sports drinks and soda are available for purchase at the concessions
Do you have a trainer on site?
A. No, but we can provide one at an additional cost if requested.
Do you have Scouts that attend the games?
A. Sometimes. We can request them.
What is the competition level like?
A. Competition always depends on the teams that are participating
during your stay. Weeks before and after Easter bring the most teams.
We do pull from local teams on occasion.
Can you explain the surcharges for rooms with less then 4 players?
A. Yes. If a team has an odd number of players that result in more
than one room having less than 4 players, then an automatic surcharge
kicks in the cover the cost of the rooms not filled to capacity.
Are the facilities fully equipped for games and practices?
A. Yes. Walter Fuller Complex, Lake Vista Complex, Huggins-Stengel Complex and Jack Russell Stadium and Eckerd College
are fully equipped for games and practices.
What else is there to do in the area?
A. In addition to plenty of Professional and College Spring Training
that goes on in our area, we also offer Award winning beaches, Bush
Gardens and Adventure Island, Miniature Golf, and Go Carting, and
a variety of Shopping and Dining.
Do you offer a referral discount?
A. Yes, if you recommend another baseball or softball team that
has not participated in our program before, you will receive a credit
the cost of a Coaches trip up to $500.00.
What is your cancellation policy?
A. As stated on your registration form, our cancellation policy
states that Teams that submit a deposit, but are unable to attend,
will receive a refund in the amount of 50% of their initial deposit.
Written cancellation notice must be given prior to January 15
in order to receive a 50% refund of the deposit. Teams that cancel
after January 15 will not receive any deposit money back
Do the hotels offer rollouts?
A. Yes. Most hotels offer rollouts, however they are issued on a
first come first serve basis and usually a cost of $15-$20 per bed
per night is issued. This cost is not included in the Tampa Bay
Spring Training package price and payment is the responsibility
of the Coach.
What is the proximity of the hotels to the beach, training facilities,
A. Facilities and hotels are within an 8 mile radius. Please visit
the site map on our facilities page for more information on lodging,
meal, and baseball facilities. http://tampabayspringtraining.com/facilities.htm
When are room list due?
A. Room lists are due 30 days prior to arrival. Depending on your
How many players and Coaches to a room?
A. The most cost effective option is to have 2 Coaches to a room
and 4 Players to a room. However we can accommodate a single Coach
room and rooms with 2-3 players at an additional cost. Note: We
have an option for the 3 Coaches to a room at a discounted rate.
What laundry facilities are available?
A. Most of our inland hotels offer laundry service. Just ask the
front desk. This cost is separate from your package and will need
to be paid independently. There is a coin laundry next to the Dolphin
Washboard Beach Coin Laundry 6350 Gulf Boulevard, St Pete Beach,
FL 33706-3718 (727) 360-0674. This is a good option for beach packages.