FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS COME TO PUERTO RICO?
Absolutely. Families and friends are welcome to join us, and many have done so in the past.
Ground transportation is the only part of trip that's not available to family & friends (we do our best to create a college team feel).
WHEN ARE THE PRACTICES?
Our first practice is in Puerto Rico, before our first instructional game (with visiting college coaches).
Planet Baseball players come from all over the U.S. and Canada. Most players are with their local teams (high school and travel ball) before and after the trip.
CAN I JOIN PLANET BASEBALL?
Yes. Our camps are open to any and all high school players, grade 10-12.
These trips are great for players who want to take their game to the next level.
IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO PUERTO RICO?
Yes. SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.
We only travel to safe places (where we have been many times before), and our staff members are with the group on and off the field.
DOES PLANET BASEBALL OFFER CAMP TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS?
Unfortunately, we are not allowed to offer scholarships for our camps. If we gave scholarships, NCAA college coaches would not be permitted to work / coach at our camps.
I WANT TO JOIN PLANET BASEBALL…BUT I'VE NEVER TRAVELED THAT FAR FROM HOME.
You are not alone. This is a great first trip!
Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory, and easy to fly to. You don't even need a passport.
Spanish & English are both local languages.
These trips are an incredible athletic & life experience, and a huge confidence builder. Even for those that have plenty.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY? CAN I GET A FULL REFUND IF I DECIDE NOT TO GO?
The trip deposit is non-refundable (but can be saved and used for a future camp, within 12 months). If the full amount has been paid, and there is a cancellation before the camp, there will be an option to receive a refund (the amount of the balance payment). The full amount can also be saved and used as a full credit for a future Planet Baseball camp. Once a trip begins, we cannot make any refunds or offer any credits.
DOES PLANET BASEBALL OFFER ASSISTANCE WITH THE COLLEGE BASEBALL RECRUITING PROCESS?
Planet Baseball does not provide recruiting or scouting services to prospective student athletes. However, our week-long instructional camp with college coaches creates a college / pro atmosphere, helping them to take all aspects of their game to the next level.
CAN I EXTEND MY TRIP?
Yes. If a player has a parent / guardian with them (or has permission) he may arrive early and meet us in Puerto Rico, or stay after the camp has completed.
ARE THERE TRYOUTS?
If you like the idea of great coaching, competition, and adventure (and there are roster spots remaining) you are welcome to join us.
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED IN ORDER TO TRAVEL?
You will only need a valid photo ID to fly.
No passport needed for U.S. Citizens. Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory.
WHERE DO THE PLAYERS STAY IN PUERTO RICO?
Players & Coaches will be staying at the Embassy Suites Resort in San Juan (5 minutes from SJU Airport). 5 minute walk from the beach, in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Puerto Rico. Two or three players in a room. Everybody has their own bed.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY SON GETS HURT OR GETS SICK WHILE TRAVELING IN PUERTO RICO?
Planet Baseball purchases international insurance for all players traveling. In addition, our staff has mapped out medical facilities in all locations in case of emergencies…but it's always a good idea to check your insurance plan, so that you know ahead of time what you are already covered for.
WILL WE RECEIVE PICTURES AND VIDEOS DURING / AFTER THE CAMP?
Follow us on social media, and you will get everything we have.
We will be posting pictures and videos on Facebook & Instagram: @ThePlanetBaseball
WILL THERE BE A GAME-TRACKER FOR THE GAMES IN PUERTO RICO?
We do not use a game-tracker. We have found that our players make greater gains with our coaching staff during the trip, when they’re not worrying about their stats for the week.
MY SON PLAYS TRAVEL BASEBALL. IS IT WISE TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY FOR A WEEK, AND MISS GAMES / SHOWCASES / TOURNAMENTS?
Coming from experience, coaches will understand if players miss a handful of games (or an event) for a once in a lifetime experience. Players will be receiving elite-level instruction and experiencing what it's like to be a part of a next level program.
WILL MY SON BE GIVEN A TALENT EVALUATION? (SOMETHING WE CAN SEND TO COLLEGE COACHES)
From our experience (as college coaches & pro scouts), next level coaches are not big fans of evaluations, because they are usually biased & inflated.
Coaches want to see school grades, standardized test scores, a recent video, and live competition...if possible.
We will be providing feedback (coaching) to players about how to give themselves the best shot to be successful at the next level, but we do not do formal evaluations.
HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY SHOULD I BRING?
The tuition covers all expenses while traveling with Planet Baseball…but most players will bring a little extra cash (or a debit card) for extra snacks, drinks, and souvenirs.
WHAT CURRENCY IS USED IN PUERTO RICO?
WILL MY CELL PHONE WORK IN PUERTO RICO?
Double-check with your service provider, but your phone should work well (and at no extra charge) in Puerto Rico.
HOW DO WE MEET IN PUERTO RICO?
Planet Baseball coaches will be tracking flights, and meeting players at SJU Airport when they land.
Players traveling with families usually meet us at the hotel, but we're happy to give you a ride if you need one.
I WANT TO JOIN PLANET BASEBALL...BUT I DON’T KNOW ANYBODY ELSE GOING.
No problem at all!
Occasionally players will come with a friend, but most players travel solo.
These shared new experiences have always sparked a quick bond between our players, from all across the USA & Canada.
Expect an incredible experience, and memories that will last a lifetime.
I'M TRAVELING WITH A FRIEND. CAN WE ROOM TOGETHER?
Yes. Of course.
ARE ALL MEALS COVERED DURING THESE TRIPS?
Yes. We take good care of the players. The cost of the camp includes all meals from start to finish.
DOES PLANET BASEBALL HAVE A 'CODE OF CONDUCT' ?
Yes. Players and parents receive the "Planet Baseball Code of Conduct" before our camps begin.
Most importantly, illegal and/or dangerous behavior will not be tolerated. If there is an incident, the Planet Baseball staff will determine the level of severity, and then decide what is in the best interest for the participant and for the group.
If an incident is severe enough, or if there is repetitive misconduct, the participant will be sent home at the expense of his family.
THE DRINKING AGE IS LOWER IN PUERTO RICO. WHAT IS PLANET BASEBALL'S ALCOHOL POLICY?
No alcoholic beverages (or illegal drugs) are to be consumed at any time.
Most importantly, illegal and/or dangerous behavior will not be tolerated.
CAN I PURCHASE A PLANET BASEBALL FAN GEAR FOR A FAMILY MEMBER?
We do not have a “Planet Baseball Store” at the moment, but we will have some items available for purchase when we travel.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE & DEPART SJU AIRPORT IN PUERTO RICO?
DAY 1 - Please arrive between 8am-5pm (Players & Coaches Dinner and Introductions @ 7pm)
LAST DAY - Depart at any time, however, later is better (Especially during our winter camp, when we celebrate New Year's Eve on our last night)