What happens after registration?
- Fill the profile form (auto emailed to you)
- We put your profile together and start marketing you to clubs around the globe
Lifetime Membership Detailed
The Lifetime membership is a one time purchase for those who plan to use their abilities in the game to travel the world for 2+ years, which a large number of our members do. Many call it a trap, because they continue to get offers from clubs in countries they have yet to see and they just can’t pass up the opportunity. Prime examples of that are Chelsea Cohen and BBJO’s very own, Jimmy Jensen. Chelsea’s overseas journey started back in 2013 and she has since played in Argentina, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, and both Australia and Italy twice. Jimmy started in 2015 in Austria and has since been to France, Germany, Australia twice and Canada. There are many, many examples such as these two who spend 4,5,6 + seasons overseas.
The other major benefit of the Lifetime membership, is that when you decide to finally hang them up, your legacy continues on in the form of the BBJO profile that is still discoverable via a Google search or to anyone that has your custom url. This can be very handy when applying for jobs, especially within the game.
Exclusive benefits to this membership:
- Bump your profile to the top of the list at any time.
- When deciding on offers, on your behalf BBJO staff will contact former imports, reach out to contacts, etc to help you make informed decisions.
- Plus1 option to add a friend to your membership for 6 months. They will receive their own profile and our support in finding a club for a chosen season.
- Post signing benefits:
- One BBJO “Travel the world. Play baseball.” jersey delivered to your house.
**It is recommended before purchasing the Lifetime Membership that you have a strong history of statistical success that can be verified in order to be certain you will be in enough demand to bring in the offers that will allow you to maximize the benefits of this service. Feel free to consult us for our opinion first if this is a product of which you can maximize the value. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for feedback.
Additional Features and Benefits
All of our members enjoy the support of BBJO staff and have access to their experience and knowledge 24/7. This is particularly helpful when deciding on multiple offers including contract advice and insight into leagues and clubs. One major benefit past members have appreciated is when we introduce them to former imports of a club that they are considering signing with, so they can hear from someone who has experienced it first hand.
After logging in, our members have access to the growing list of profiles representing 350+ baseball teams and 320+ softball teams which they can proactively reach out to or simply research the various leagues and clubs.
Members who sign contracts overseas are given the opportunity to play on tournament teams in Europe at Finkstonball and Prague Baseball Week as well as receive exposure through being featured on our social media accounts and youtube channel.
This short video highlights a few of our members overseas in recent years.
Q: How will I know which leagues are the best fit for me?
A: We highly recommend informing yourself before entering into any contract overseas. Here are three best practices:
- Use our database of clubs to easily access more info about individual clubs
- Use our blog to learn more about baseball in the various countries overseas
- When you receive offers, IBC staff is available to guide you in your decision
Q: How can I be sure I will get any offers?
A: Compared to pro ball in the U.S., it is much easier overseas to get paid to play as the prerequisite for many leagues is much lower and there are hundreds of clubs around the globe which offer paid contracts. If you want to be more certain how you measure up you can do two things:
- Fill out the pre-registration feedback form and we will be in touch with info on what we think your chances are and in which leagues.
- Check out our signed baseball or signed softball players lists to use as a benchmark
Q: Am I guaranteed placement in a league?
A: Unfortunately not. This is similar to a tryout, however instead of watching you perform, we showcase you to clubs overseas through your profile. They then decide on who they want to make an offer based on what they see within your profile (previous performance, level, video, testimonials, etc).
Q: Can I contact clubs as well?
A: Sure. We have an extensive database of clubs for our members to browse. Included are links to their social media, emails and video.