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January 23, 2019

The Australia Softball Tour Report

...plus, details on our upcoming Summer 2019 Trip now taking reservations!

Oh.my.Gosh! ...what a crazy-great 10 days in Oz we had.

33 very lucky girls and their families experienced 'down-under' as a team touring Australia and competing against like-minded young ballplayers who speak a different version of the Queen's English and drive on the "wrong" side of the road. But, fortunately, they play the same brand of competitive softball which fueled a priceless cultural exchange that was fascinating to watch and will no-doubt be remembered far beyond the wins and losses!

Softball Team In Nsw

The Softball Team in New South Wales

Airport Arrival

A Great Family Adventure!

Most of the girls were joined by at least one parent who collectively "loved the fact that Nike incorporated 'touring the country' combined with softball" as expressed by Maya's mom, Laura, when asked about the trip.

Helena's mom, Romilie, added, "Awesome trip for softball, educational experience, meeting new people, different cultures and all around great encouraging staff."

Sydney Australia Sightseeing

Sightseeing Sydney – Harbor Bridge & the World Famous Opera House

We landed in Sydney and took in the sights. "My daughter said this was the trip of her life. Had a blast not only playing softball, but also doing tours, hanging with fellow players as well as meeting new friends, according to Paige's mom Cheryl.

Posing With Aussie Softball Team

Teams Combined, Our New Aussie Friends!

Team Sights

Beachcombing & Sightseeing

Kira's dad, Graham, was impressed with how smoothly everything went. "Excellent organisation, well balanced mix of sport camp and social activities. High calibre and excellent coaching group. Global Legacy sports staff were first class in organising and maintaining the discipline of the programme and group logistics."

Kira's mom, who didn't go on the trip but handled her daughter & husband's preparation, made a point of letting us know that, "... the liaison and registration process we’re excellent. Legacy Sports were responsive and very helpful with all and any enquiries. And the feedback from Kira and Graham were that it was an amazing and well planned tour.

Jordyn's parent, Steph, added that the trip was, "Well organized, safe, GREAT coaches."

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Go Team

Getting Ready

Warming Up for Play

When Ava's mom, Lisa, was asked to list what she liked about the trip, she gushed about the Legacy staff saying, John & Paddy! hotel was absolutely perfect!!! breakfast daily FRESH JUICE MACHINE, timeliness of the bus, everything we saw & learned, location of hotel, new friendships, keeping busy, COACHES!!!! ...so we'll take that as a five star review?



Coaching 3Rd

Coach Nelson coaching 3rd

Stadium

The Softball Stadium

When asked to sum up the trip, Liv's dad, Doug, said, "Seeing Australia and all the phenomenal tours etc. Manly Beach. The great people. Wonderful coaches and families. Life long friendships made. Great softball and learning from all the talent (i.e. coaches and players). John and Paddy and all of the staff were the best !!!"

Bondi Beach

The Scene at Bondi Beach

Ingrid & Greg, parents of Emelia, summed it up like this, I don't think there was any specific highlights as everything was wonderful. Everything seemed to be perfectly planned out, if there were any hiccups, we never knew.

We began the trip as strangers, ended with life-long friends including both teammates and our Aussie competitors. 14 wins with one 1 loss was the tangible result, but the sights we savored and the relationships we forged made the entire experience priceless!

So Good We're Doing It Again Next Summer, Wanna Go?

Opera House At Night

The whole family is invited to join us this summer, August 2019 for another unforgettably rich cultural tour of wondrous 'Down Under' where we'll be be competing under the guidance of Coach Rob Diggle against the best that Australia has to offer!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
  • Elite Training & Competition
  • 4 Star resort accomodations
  • Stunning site seeing & tourism
  • Breakfast and (Lunch or Dinner) Daily Included
  • 2 Practices and 5 games
  • Player Uniform Package
  • All Transportation for Scheduled Events
  • All taxes & fees included

TOUR DETAILS

Nike Baseball Camps and Legacy Global Sports are once again teaming up to bring you another amazing softball and cultural experience. This all-inclusive tour of Sydney, competing against Australia's best, is geared to help take your player's game to the next level. AND, Parents are welcome and encouraged to join us!

  • Tour Dates: August 8th - 18th, 2019

We'll be taking two teams. One 12U team and one 16U/18U team. There are only 14 spots available per team, and space will be filled by position and all players will be briefly interviewed by Coach Diggle to determine final eligibility and acceptance.

  • Team One: Girls 14U

  • Team Two: Girls 16U/18U combo team

Number of Players by Position Per 14 Member Team

  • Pitchers: 2
  • Pitchers/Utility: 2
  • Catchers: 2
  • First Base: 1
  • Second Base: 1
  • Shortstop: 1
  • Third Base: 1
  • Outfields: 4

TOUR DIRECTOR & COACH

rob-diggle-bio-150x150.jpg#asset:67074 Rob Diggle has a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University. He's been coaching for over 40 years and has assisted over 100 student-athletes achieve their goal of playing collegiate softball. His understanding of biomechanics gives him a unique teaching edge.

Coach Diggle started out coaching baseball in high school. Then he coached baseball at Stanford for two years, followed by three years coaching at University of Washington. But when his daughter started playing softball, Rob made the switch and it's been ALL Softball ever since — for the past 25 years!

He has had the privilege to coach with All American Sports Academy 18 Gold, a nationally recognized team since 2003. Some of the athletes he has worked with include Courtney Ceo (Oregon), Ali Aguilar (Univ. of Washington and current USA National Team member) and Bubba Nichols (UCLA and National Elite Team member)!

The past 3 seasons, All American Sports Academy has placed in the top 15 at the PGF National Championships, 13th in 2017, 5th in 2016, and 7th in 2015. Obviously Coach Diggle knows his stuff! You'll be lead by a trusted and proven leader with experience and an enviable track record.

2019 Itinerary*

AUGUST 8
  • Depart USA for Sydney, Australia
  • Cross International Dateline
AUGUST 10
  • Arrive in Sydney, Australia
  • Check into 4-star hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
AUGUST 11
  • Team Breakfast at 4-star hotel
  • Walking Tour of Sydney
  • Team Practice
  • Team Dinner at Local Restaurant
AUGUST 12
  • Team Breakfast at 4-star hotel
  • Half-day at Taronga Zoo
  • Team Practice
  • Team Dinner at Local Restaurant
AUGUST 13
  • Team Breakfast at 4-star hotel
  • Free time to explore surrounding area
  • Exhibition game vs. local opponent
  • Team Dinner at Local Restaurant
AUGUST 14
  • Team Breakfast at 4-star hotel
  • Sydney Opera House Tour
  • Exhibition game vs. local opponent
  • Team Dinner at Local Restaurant
AUGUST 15
  • Team Breakfast at 4-star hotel
  • Double header vs. local opponent
  • Team Dinner at Local Restaurant
AUGUST 16
  • Team Breakfast at 4-star hotel
  • Exhibition game vs. local opponent
  • Team Dinner at Local Restaurant
AUGUST 17
  • Team Breakfast at 4-star hotel
  • Team dinner at Bondi Beach
AUGUST 18
  • Depart for USA

* The 2019 itinerary is based on our 2018 tour. If weather or other circumstances dictate, the itinerary or the timing may change but trip inclusions will remain.

PRICING:

  • $2,295 per Player and Guests, Excluding Airfare

Price does not include airfare. Participants have the option to purchase a group flight during registration or arrange for their own flights. Our dedicated travel agent will assist you in finding the most convenient and economical options to work with the group itinerary on the ground.

Questions About The Tour?

Specific questions regarding the logistics of the tour (hotels, flights, sightseeing activities, daily schedule etc.) can be answered by our Tour Coordinator, Remy Sennema: +1-603-373-7223. For all other questions, call our US Sports Camps office at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Please note all cancellations must be received in writing to the Event Manager listed. Cancellations made later than 180 days prior to departure are subject to the following scales of charges payable by the customer:

  • Cancellation 120 to 91 days of event departure: $500.00 USD non-refundable (per person).
  • Cancellation at/inside of 90 to 61 days of event departure: $1000.00 USD non-refundable (per person).
  • Cancellation at/inside of 60 to 41 days of event departure. 100% of payment scheduled amount non-refundable (per person).

A wise man once said...

"Traveling - first it leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller."

Join us in August 2019 and get set to have a whole new, GREAT story to tell. Click the button below to get started...

Please note: Clicking the button above will take you to the Legacy Global Sports site to complete your registration. When you get there, the first step will be to create a new account as New Player. After that, just follow all the prompted steps. If you get stuck anywhere, you can email Remy Sennema at rsennema@legacyglobalsports.com or call him at 603-373-7223.


ABOUT LEGACY GLOBAL SPORTS

LEGACY GLOBAL SPORTS. IMPACTING LIVES. DEVELOPING LEADERS.

Legacy Global Sports engages over 1,000,000 elite youth athletes and their families at over 350 exclusive youth sports events, tournaments and tours across North America and Europe each year. Our world-class marquee events and brand partnerships enhance our brand equity giving us the leverage to dominate elite youth sports across all pillars of the LEGACY brand – from events and academies to housing & travel, apparel, education and representation.

US Sports Camps, Inc. is a registration agent only and Nike, Inc. is a marketing sponsor only. Neither entity has operational or management control of the Legacy programs, and makes no representations or warranties, nor assumes any liability regarding those programs.


About US Sports Camps

US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is the world's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.

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