WHENJuly 12-16, 2017
WHEREHitmen Sports Complex – Rock Island, IL
AGES10u, 12u, 14u
DEADLINEJuly 2, 2017
2018 USSSA (AA) WORLD SERIES
HITMEN SPORTS COMPLEX
1715 78th Ave W, Rock Island, IL 61201
ALLEN CAMPBELL’S SPORTS COMPLEX
8399 29th St W, Rock Island, IL 61201
All teams needing lodging MUST book through Creative Travel. Creative Travel has blocked rooms at low rates, team friendly hotel and the amenities you desire.
ITINERARY (Subject to change)
|July 12, 2017||11am-2pm||Team Check-in||Hitmen Fields|
|Noon-3pm||Skills Competition||Hitmen Fields|
|4:30pm-5:30pm||Mandatory Team Meeting||Modern Woodmen Park|
|4:30pm-5:30pm||Team Mom Meeting||Modern Woodmen Park|
|5:30pm-6:30pm||Coaches Social||Modern Woodmen Park|
|7:00pm-9:00pm||Opening Ceremonies||Modern Woodmen Park|
|July 13, 2017||8:00am||Pool Play Begins||All Complexes|
|July 14, 2017||8:00am||Pool Play Concludes||All Complexes|
|July 15, 2017||8:00am||Bracket Play Begins||All Complexes|
|July 16, 2017||8:00am||Bracket Play Concludes||All Complexes|
HOW TO QUALIFY
HOW TO ENTER A USSSA AA WORLD SERIES
USSSA AA WORLD SERIES FORMAT
• Age’s 10u, 12u and 14u
• Pool Play followed by Multiple Championship bracket play. 5 Game Guarantee
• Pool seeding is based on: 1) USSSA Classification, 2) USSSA Points, 3) Geographical Location
• The tournament director has the final decision on seeding teams into pool play.
• USSSA World Series pool play may vary dependent on the number of teams participating in the event.
• USSSA World Series championship play may vary dependent on the number of teams participating in the event.
USSSA AA World Series Rules
USSSA AA World Series will be governed by the USSSA National Baseball Bylaws and rules unless noted differently.
USSSA Rosters will be the Official Rosters at the USSSA AA World Series. Team may add additional players to the official roster at check-in at the USSSA AA World Series. All rosters MUST be in compliance with USSSA National Baseball Bylaws and rules.
USSSA Baseball reserves the right to alter, change, or abbreviate the tournament format when necessary to complete the tournament due to weather.
WORLD SERIES AWARDS
The USSSA AA World Series Opening Ceremonies will be held at Modern Woodmen Park (Voted #1 Stadium in Minor League Baseball), home of the Houston Astros Class A Affiliate, Quad City River Bandits. The gates will open at 6:15, program will start at 7:00.
After the Opening Ceremony program, Modern Woodmen Park will have attractions available for players, parents and families. Please enjoy yourselves!
Teams will check-in and go straight to skills competition. Skills Competition will be held at Hitmen Fields at Epperly Park.
The overall objective of the skills competition is to have every player on each team participate and enjoy the social interaction of this tremendous event. No player may enter more than one event. Awards will be presented to the Champion and Runner-up in each age division in each skills competition at the Opening Ceremonies. If a team has more than 12 players, the additional players can participate in either the accuracy throw or base running.
Round the Horn (5 Players) – 5 players from a team will participate in this event. The catcher will throw the ball to the 3rd baseman who will be located on 3rd base, 3rd will throw to the 2nd baseman who will be located on 2nd, 2nd will throw to 1st who will be located on 1st, 1st will throw to the shortstop who will be located on 2nd, then the shortstop will throw the ball home to the catcher. Time starts when the catcher is told to go and ends when the catcher has control of the ball thrown by the shortstop. The ball and clock are live from the start to the finish so all over throws are live. The ball may not be advanced to the next position until the player has caught the ball and touched the base.
Accuracy Throw (3 players) – Three players on each team can participate. Each player will get five (5) throws to hit the target. Plays must throw from behind the mark position on the field.
Base Running (4 Players) – Four (4) players from each team will be allowed to participate. Each player will start inside the batters box and run the bases. Time will start on first step and end when touching the plate.
WORLD SERIES T-SHIRTS
WORLD SERIES ADMISSION
Admission during the World Series for persons 13 years of age and older will be $10 per day or $30 per person for a World Series Pass. Children 5 – 12 years of age will be $6 per day or $20 per child for a World Series Pass. Children 5 years of age and younger are admitted free.
Admission applies to everyone except participating uniformed players and a maximum of three coaches per team.