Florence, Italy 2016

Florence, Italy 2016

Italy 12u Tryout

An Invite Only Northern Virginia Baseball Adventure!

July 19-28,2018

"Creating Memories Of A Lifetime Through Baseball, History, And Culture" 

See Tryout & Trip Information Below

Message From Coach Pudge - 

Welcome! We are extremely excited to share the opportunity for you to travel and play internationally with us this summer in Italy! We have successfully led over 25+ trips and 800+ amazing athletes and family members over the last several years and Italy is continually a fan favorite. Between top level baseball, pizza, beaches, history, and gelato....it is what our travelers have called 'The Trip of A Lifetime'! We hope to have your consideration to join us and I look forward to meeting you at the tryout. 

For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact MVP Director, Eli Facenda directly - 7039457625, efacenda@mvp-intl.com.

-Coach Mark 'Pudge' Gjormand
Madison Warhawk Baseball Head Coach & MVP International Co-Founder


Tryout Information - 

Location - MVP Baseball School (356 Victory Dr. Herndon, VA 22090)

Date & Time - Sunday, April 15th at 9:00 AM (~45 minutes total)

Age Requirement - 11-13 years old. The team will play on a LL size field. 

Type Of Player- 

Talented players that are performers both on the field AND off. While being able to compete is important, we also take high consideration of who is best suited to put USA on their chest in international competition. This has much more to do with work ethic, pride, and respect!!

About The Team & Roster - 

  • 2 (max of 3) remaining roster spots

  • Players from Northern Virginia - all players must either try out or have a direct invitation.

  • Head Coach -  Jesse Wilburn, coach of the Reston National All Star team and Reston Warriors 12u Black. 

  • Training by - 
    • Mark 'Pudge' Gjormand - Madison Warhawks Head Coach
    • Morgan Spencer - South Lakes Seahawks Head Coach
    • Tj Ehrsam - Madison Warhawks Outfield and Base Running Coach
    • Andrew Baird - Madison Warhawks Infield and Defensive Coach, Former 2 year head coach for Stonebridge Bull Dogs


Italy 12u Tryout Contact Form

Parent Name *
Parent Name
Cell Phone *
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Available to travel July 19-28? *
Attending The Tryout? *


About The Trip

Itinerary Snapshot

Thursday July 19 - Saturday July 28, 2018
10 days, 9 nights

Travel Route

•Fly into Milan (1)
•Parma (2)
•Cinque Terre
•Pisa (1)


•Florence (2)
• Montepulciano
• Rome (3)
•Depart from Rome


MVP offers 5 different package types to fit the specific interests of varying types of travelers.

All package types are listed below. 

For descriptions of all inclusions in different package types  please see the panel to the right or our FAQ page. 

PACKAGE 1 - Ground Package
-Ground Travel Package

-Sports Package (for athletes only) 



PACKAGE 2 - Full Package

- Ground Travel Package

- Air Travel Package

- Sports Package (for athletes only) 


PACKAGE 3 - Deluxe Package (Ground and/or Air)
- Ground Travel Package

- Sports Package (for athletes only) 

- Hotel Suite Upgrades*

- Airline Seat Upgrades*

*availability subject to change based on hotel and airline


PACKAGE 4 - Trip Extension Package
- Ground Travel Package

- Sports Package (for athletes only) 

- Extension itinerary suggestions

- Hotel, airline, and transport reservations available on request.


PACKAGE 5 - Family Travel Hacker Package
- Ground Travel Package

- Sports Package (for athletes only) 

- The Award Travel Road Map

- 'Free Flight' Booking Service

Trip Preparation Timeline

 May - 

  • Rooming List Form Due
  • Team Store Opens
  • First Team Meeting

June - 

  • Team Practice Schedule Announced
  • Apparel & Uniforms Delivered
  • Add-On Activities Form Due

July - 

  • Team Practices
  • Pre-Trip BBQ Send Off Party
  • Tips Collected
  • Create Memories Of A Lifetime!


Sport Package - 
(players only)

  • 5 International Games vs Local Italian Select or National Teams
  • 2 USA Uniforms, Hat, Practice Shirt
  • 6-10 Pre-Trip practices with top HS level coaches
  • Umps, Field & Stadium Costs
  • Team Equipment Baggage

Ground Travel Package - 
(all participants)

  • Full Time Native Tour Director
  • MVP Group Leader
  • Private City Tour Guides
  • Entrance Fees & Activities*
  • Full Breakfast Buffet Every Morning
  • End-to-end Bus Transportation
  • 3 Group Dinners/Lunches
  • 2 Post-Game Cookouts
  • 4-5* Hotel Accomodations
  • Hotel City Tax
  • Traveler T-Shirt

Air Travel Package - 
('Full Package' participants only)

  • International Round Trip Airfare
  • Airline Ticket Booking
  • Airport Check In
  • 1 Free Checked Bag
  • Airport Bus Transfers

Not Included - 

  • Tour Director & Bus Driver Tips
  • Trip Insurance
  • Additional Meals (12-13)



Please make sure to carefully read the cancellation and insurance policies. Click here to learn more. 

Insurance POLICY

MVP International does require all travelers to have international travel protection, or, to sign an additional release form. 

MVP has suggested third party policies suited specifically for these trips. All individuals are free to select any policy they cho

Contact us to inquire further. 

Benvenuto In Italia!