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USSSA WILSON DEMARINI
ELITE WORLD SERIES

JULY 22 - 30, 2017
 
8U-KP • 9U • 10U • 11U • 12U
13U-60/90 • 14U-60/90-BBCOR

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Welcome to the 14th installment of the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series played at ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World and other local venues in Central Florida.

 
Year in and year out, the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series has been the "Who's Who of Travel Baseball"! If you truly want to see how your team stacks up, this is the ONLY event that will do it. Hands down, the "Elite" is the pinnacle event for which all other travel baseball championships have been measured. You will play at the nation's finest sporting venues against the absolute toughest competition for eight straight days and then, and only then, one team will stand above all other as the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series Champion!

 
Given the long standing history of this event as the "Grand Daddy Of Them All", it's easy to see why people say, "If you're not playing in the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series...you're just not playing real baseball!"

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• QUALIFIED TEAMS LIST •

LOOK WHO'S COMING

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• ATTENTION ALL TEAMS •

TEAMS SHOULD ARRIVE IN THE ORLANDO AREA NO LATER THAN 9:00 AM (EDT) ON SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017.

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• ON-SITE REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN •

All teams must Officially Register and Check-in on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Each team will be assigned a specific registration time by age division starting at 10:00 AM (EDT). Registration and Check-in are for Team Managers and one (1) additional Coach ONLY per team (players do not attend Registration and Check-in). A minimum of one (1) representative from each team MUST be present for Registration and Check-in. Please have all copies of Birth Records, ESPN Wide World of Sports Waivers, etc. in alphabetical order as they appear on your USSSA Official Online Roster.

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• OFFICIAL ONLINE ROSTER •

Your USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series roster must be entered online at www.usssa.com. This roster must be the same as the roster used when your team qualified for the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series plus any allowable changes pursuant to USSSA Rule 3.08. The Deadline for roster additions/changes is 12:00 PM (NOON - EDT), Friday, July 21, 2017.
 
USSSA Rule 3.09 "Special Additions" ONLY will be added at Registration & Check-In by USSSA Staff.

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• PLAYING FACILITIES •

The main venue for the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series is the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World. Games are also played off-site at the Houston Astros' Spring Training Facility, Osceola Softball Complex, Fortune Athletic Complex and others. Please be advised that ALL teams will play games at off-site locations as well.

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• FORMAT •

(8U-KP ONLY) 4 Game Guarantee / (9U - 14U) 5 Game Guarantee! Teams will play seeding games (Pool Play) then be placed into four (4) Double Elimination Brackets with the winner of each Bracket playing a Single Elimination Semi-Final and Championship Game.

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• RULES OF PLAY •

The current USSSA Baseball Official Rules & Bylaws will be the governing rules with the following additions:
 
(1) 13U age division shall play with 60'6" pitching and 90' base distances.
(2) 14U age division ONLY shall be required to use BBCOR certified bats.

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• STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT •

Teams MUST participate in their home state's State Championship Tournament (provided such tournament is played) to validate their berth and participate in the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series.

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• MANAGERS MEETING •

There will be a Managers Meeting Saturday, July 22, 2017, tentatively scheduled for 3:30 PM (EDT) at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. It is MANDATORY that one representative from each team attend. This meeting is limited to a maximum of two (2) representatives per team. Game schedules WILL NOT be released prior to the Managers Meeting so attendance is imperative.

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• ATHLETES CEREMONY •

Opening Ceremonies is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Athlete line-up should begin at 8:00 AM (EDT) with the Parade of Athletes starting promptly at 9:00 AM (EDT). More information will follow at the Managers Meeting.

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• COMMITMENT FORM •

Upon qualifying, teams are required to submit a USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series Official Commitment Form to the USSSA National Office within 72 hours of qualifying to avoid berth forfeiture! For details email jacki.algire@usssa.com.

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• ENTRY FEE •

(8U-KP ONLY) $695 / (9U - 14U) $895 Entry Fee payable by credit card ONLY must be submitted to the USSSA National Office within 72 hours of qualifying to avoid berth forfeiture!

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• HOUSING / ACCOMMODATIONS •

USSSA has established Approved ELITE Host Properties for this event. Upon receipt of your Commitment Form and Entry Fee, the complete list of Approved ELITE Host Properties with contact information will be sent to you. These properties will not accept your reservation until the USSSA National Office has received your Commitment Form and Entry Fee. Rooms must be booked at the host property under USSSA/TEAM NAME. For additional details email stephanie.taylor@usssa.com.

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• ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS WAIVERS •

ALL PLAYERS and COACHES MUST SIGN the ESPN Wide World of Sports Waiver Form. You can find the Waiver Form at www.usssa.com, baseball home page (usually available by June 1st). Please bring the completed and signed Waiver Forms to Registration and Check-in. Having the Waiver Forms filled out in advance will streamline your team’s Registration and Check-in process.

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• CREDENTIALS & ADMISSION •

Player credentials (Entry Passes) are issued based on your team’s roster and completed Waiver Forms. Teams are limited to four (4) Manager/Coach credentials. There will be no additional credentials issued. Additional credentials must be purchased at the box office at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Spectator admission is as follows: $18/day for Adults or $90 for LOE (Length of Event), $13/day for Children 3-9 or $65 for LOE, and Children under 3 are FREE.

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• THEME PARK TICKETS •

USSSA has set up discounted theme park tickets for the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series. Please visit travel.usssa.com or email stephanie.skinner@usssa.com.

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• TEAM PHOTO & ROSTER •

Each team is required to submit JPG or PDF format digital team photo and roster information for the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series Event Program. An email with details of how to submit will follow once we receive your Commitment Form & Entry Fee.

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• INFORMATION UPDATES •

Upon receipt and processing of your team's Completed Commitment Form & Entry Fee, the Team Manager (or Team Contact) shall begin receiving Email Updates pertaining to the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series. If the Team Manager (or Team Contact) does not receive communication from the USSSA National Office within ten (10) business days from submitting your Completed Commitment Form & Entry Fee, please email jacki.algire@usssa.com or stephanie.taylor@usssa.com or call 321-697-3636. It is the responsibility of the Team Manager (or Team Contact) to receive all information regarding the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series.

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• PLAYER & PARENT INFORMATION •

The link below is to the Player & Parent Information page. Please feel free to download and make as many copies as necessary to share with all the players and parents involved with your team. This page will greatly reduce the repeat questions being asked of you, your coaches and the USSSA National Office.

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PLAYER & PARENT INFORMATION

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• TENTATIVE ITINERARY •
All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT)
July 22, 2017 - 10:00 AM Team Check-In & Registration
July 22, 2017 - 3:30 PM Mandatory Manager's Meeting
July 23, 2017 - 8:00 AM Athletes Ceremony
July 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM Pool Play Begins
July 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM Pool Play Continues
July 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM Pool Play Continues
July 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM Bracket Play Begins
July 26, 2017 - 8:00 AM Bracket Play Continues
July 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM Bracket Play Continues
July 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM Bracket Play Continues
July 29, 2017 - 8:00 AM Semi-Final Games
July 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM Championship Games
July 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM Semi-Final Games
July 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM Championship Games
Exact dates and times will vary by age division.  Some divisions may start Bracket Play, Semi-Final Games or Championship Games a day earlier or later than others depending on team quantity per age division.
 
 

• CONTACT INFORMATION •

For inquiries pertaining to Official Online Rosters (including adds / changes), Managers Meeting, Athletes Ceremony, Official Commitment Form & Entry Fee, ESPN Wide World of Sports Waiver Forms and all other general questions, please email jacki.algire@usssa.com.
 
For inquiries pertaining to Registration and Check-in, Housing / Accommodations, Team Photos for the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series Event Program, please email stephanie.taylor@usssa.com.
 
For inquiries pertaining to Event Format, Rules of Play and all aspects of "On Field Between The Lines Play" for the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series, please email elite.director@usssa.com.

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