PROGRAM 15 and the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series is elevating their commitment to “Developing the Stars of Tomorrow” by announcing a partnership with the International Prospect Series at Punta Cana to provide select teams and players across US, Canada, and Puerto Rico to play in the Dominican Republic World Tournament.
Based in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, International Prospect Series is an all-inclusive destination tournament series developed and executed by major players in the International scouting community such as MLB agents, MLB scouts, and CEOs.
Scouts spanning five (5) continents identify and submit team bids from the US, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Latin America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to participate in invitation-only competition.
The week-long series brings in 12-16 year-old amateur players and teams from across the globe to compete in the game they love, develop as players, and have a multicultural experience while enjoying time with family at one of the top destinations in the Caribbean.
Luis Abreu, president of the International Prospect Series says, “The IPS World Tournament Series at Punta Cana provides all-inclusive luxury accommodations, transportation, excursions, and facilities. You will not find a more complete baseball experience in the world. Everything teams and families dream about while playing the game of baseball is here”.
As the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, PROGRAM 15 is on a mission to develop amateur players and execute the Global Grassroots outreach of New Balance Baseball. The partnership with the International Prospect Series at Punta Cana will expand the exposure and broaden the experiences and worldview of the selected players.
PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, Jeremy Booth says, “We are excited to come together to take another step forward to change the game. The IPS is aligned with our mission to find and develop players to reach their ceiling as well as into tomorrow’s leaders. This is an opportunity for these young men to compete against elite players from other countries, who train hard year round. This will foster community, brotherhood, and raise the level of competitiveness for all our players as they gain an understanding of just how global this game is”.
The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series is the global initiative between New Balance Baseball and PROGRAM 15 to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur baseball players the opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of professional players, scouts, and coaches.
Amateur players identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League and professional players, scouts and coaches will be submitted to New Balance Baseball for advanced opportunities and the potential to represent their country at the New Balance Future Stars International Week.
For information on the Cap Cana International Prospect Series visit https://www.ipsbaseball.com
For the latest Future Stars Series updates and announcements follow @ftrstarsseries on Twitter or visit http://futurestarsseries.com.
ABOUT PROGRAM 15:
PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on Program15 and the Future Stars Series, visit www.futurestarsseries.com or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on twitter.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL PROSPECT SERIES:
Developed and executed by experienced professional players and scouts, International Prospect Series is an all-inclusive destination tournament series based in Cap Cana (Punta Cana), Dominican Republic. This week-long series brings in top amateur players and teams from across the globe to compete in the game they love and develop as players, have a multicultural experience, and enjoy time with family at the #1 vacation destination in the Caribbean! The IPS team views baseball as more than just a game. It is a platform by which players can choose to better themselves and the society in which they live. While providing a roadmap for each player and send them home with a new perspective on the game.
ABOUT NEW BALANCE:
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 5,000 associates around the globe, and in 2015 reported worldwide sales of $3.72 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit http://newbalance.newsmarket.com. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest New Balance news on Twitter @NewBalance and newbalance on Facebook.