Q: Where is the Doyle Baseball School held?
A: The Doyle Baseball School is held in Lakeland, Florida, about halfway between Tampa and Orlando, approximately 45 miles southwest of Disney World.
Q: Where are the baseball activities held during the Doyle Baseball School?
A: Baseball activities are held at Tiger Complex, the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers. The complex is complete with five fields and batting cages. (March sessions held at Lake Bonny Park in Lakeland due to Spring Training. Commuter only.)
Q: What facilities are used for student housing and meals?
A: Students are housed at the Tiger Complex of Lakeland. Meals are eaten at the cafeteria next to the fields. Meals are buffet style and offer a wide variety of choices.
Q: How are students supervised during the session?
A: Students are carefully supervised both on and off the field. Coaches and counselors stay at the dorm with the players and are responsible for their supervision. Students are not allowed to leave the premises.
Q: Is airport transportation available for students?
A: Airport pickup and drop-off is provided at the charge of $100 round trip to Orlando International Airport. Arrival and departure information should be provided to the Doyle office at least one week prior to arrival. Directions will be provided to students arriving by car.
Q: What precautions are taken to ensure students can properly perform during the warm weather during the school?
A: Water intake is increased to offset the warm temperatures of Florida, and students are carefully monitored by our athletic trainer to ensure that they are able to properly perform and recognize their limitations.
Q: How do you deal with injuries?
A: The Doyle Baseball School has an athletic trainer available during all activities. Students are required to report all injuries to the trainer prior to, and following, all onfield and training activities so proper treatment can be administered.
Q: Who is on the instructional staff?
A: In addition to Denny and Blake Doyle, staff members are carefully chosen to ensure that participants receive the highest quality training and instruction. Instructors are chosen from a pool of top Doyle instructors from across the country.
Q: Do students need spending money?
A: Although all activities, room and board are included in the tuition, most students will want to bring a small amount of spending money ($50-100) to purchase soft drinks, pizza, etc. Students deposit money into a student bank account from which they are able to make withdrawals as needed.
Q: Is playing equipment provided?
A: Students should bring their own glove, spikes, tennis shoes, protective cup, and bat (bats will be available for those who cannot bring their own). Baseballs and helmets will be provided. It is recommended that catchers bring their own equipment if possible; for those who cannot bring their own, catcher's gear will be provided.
Q: What type clothing and other articles should be brought?
A: Shorts, tee-shirts, sweats, baseball pants, sweatshirt and/or jacket, sunblock, personal toiletries (shower shoes, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) Linens and towels are provided. NO LAPTOPS ALLOWED.
Cell Phone use will be very limited at the discretion of the instructors.
Q: When do we need to register?
A: As early as possible. Students will not be assured of a spot until the application and payment is received.
Q: What does a typical day look like?
A: This is a sample schedule that varies according to weather, team needs, and other academy activities.
7:30 a.m. Wake Up (Varies according to activities)
8:00 a.m. Meet and go to breakfast as a group
9:00-9:15 Stretch / Agility
9:15-12:00 Instruction, situations, positional work
12:00 - 12:35 Lunch
12:35 - 1:05 Stretch
1:10 - 3:00 Instruction, cage work
3:00 To dorm (down-time)
5:00 Assemble as group to walk to dinner
5:15 - 5:45 Dinner
6:00 - 7:50 Instruction, cage work, team work, etc.
8:00 Back to dorm (down-time)
9:50 In rooms
10:15 Lights out