USSSA ALL AMERICAN PROGRAM FAQ
Please read below to find answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding the USSSA All American Program.
ALL AMERICAN PROGRAM
What is the All American Tryout and what do I get for my money?
Your player will be evaluated by professional scouts on the 5 tools of baseball in a combine setting and atmosphere. Our scouts will calculate the participant’s skills set as compared to other same age players from across the country. Participants will also have their evaluations posted to their player profile page on usssa.com. This page will display their Event headshot photo and evaluation grades in each skill set on the standardized 20/80 scale, which are listed as scale scores of 2-8.
What are the All American Games?
The All American Games have been designed to allow the top players in each of the 6 regions to compete against each other on a national stage. It is our goal to host three teams of 12 athletes per age division of 8U – 13U and 14/15U in each of the regions . All Direct Invites are guaranteed a spot on our ‘Select’ All American teams for each region. This culminating event has a 4 game guarantee. We will be hosting a Select bracket of 6 regional teams and our traditional American vs National bracket of 12 teams per division. The 2021 All American Games will take place at the USSSA Space Coast Complex July 18th – July 24th, 2021.
Does my child need an invite or is it open to all players?
Tryouts are open to all players who want to participate.
Is it necessary for my child to be scouted at such a young age?
This program is not designed to scout youth players. The staff is partially comprised of college and pro players, coaches and scouts to give the feel of a pro style workout. We look forward to serving your baseball needs and exposing our youth baseball players to the combine-style evaluation that will allow them to be more relaxed when participating in other showcase events as their baseball careers progress.
Who will run the Tryouts and evaluate participants?
Every Tryout will follow the same format and will be coordinated by a scouting staff with over a combined 80 years of baseball experience. They will use the same 20/80 scale as MLB which will be displayed as 2-8 on their profile page.
Who will select the All American Teams?
A committee comprised of the All American Administrator, Lead Scout and USSSA Vice Presidents will make the roster selections based off of player data collected during the Tryout of each Region.
In which age do I register my athlete?
Once you enter your athletes date of birth it will automatically sign your athlete up for the correct age division. If you are still unsure you may visit : Age Calculator
The are NO grade waiver exemptions for the USSSA All American Program.
What does it cost?
The cost for a Tryout and evaluation is $175 if you register online in advance of the registration deadline or $200 as a walk-up at the field (if allowed). There is no guarantee that space will be available for walk-up registrants, it is highly suggested that you register online in advance of the registration deadline for a Showcase.
What is the discounted online pre-registration deadline?
Three days prior to the event start or sold out, whichever comes first.
How do I register my athlete?
Go to the event page you plan to participate in and click on “Enter” at the top of the page.
What positions can I select?
Each player may select up to two positions to be evaluated in per registration. The two positions can be any combination of the following Corner Infield/Middle Infield/Outfield/Pitcher/Catcher. Players MAY NOT work out at more than two positions. Every player will run the 60 yard dash and hit.
After I register my athlete, will I get a payment confirmation email?
Yes, you will receive a payment confirmation email. Please print your payment confirmation page or take a screen shot of this page as it will serve as your receipt. You will need to bring the payment confirmation to the event as proof of pre-registration. Please email Tony Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need a copy of your payment confirmation with the Event location and player’s first and last name.
What do I do after I register my athlete for the tryout?
Simply keep an eye on the event page for any possible changes in location or itinerary.
On my athlete’s USSSA history page, it says they are in the Viera All-American, not the one I signed them up for.
That is not a problem. It says Viera because the showcase is a USSSA National Office event and the USSSA National Office is located in Viera, FL.
Are athletes permitted to participate in multiple tryouts?
Participation in multiple Tryouts is permitted. Athlete performance scores will not be weighted for multiple tryouts to increase their eligibility for team selection. Your athlete may attend another Tryout if they would like to gain more experience and/or you feel that they can perform better.
Are athletes permitted to tryout outside of their home Region?
Athletes are permitted to attend any Tryout anywhere in the country.
I am a coach; can my whole team attend the showcase/tryout?
All Tryouts are open to all athletes. Each athlete will need to register individually.
How long is the Tryout?
We anticipate the Tryout to last approximately four hours. The factors that may affect the time frame will be the number of participants, weather and or field conditions/issues.
What is the rain policy for the Tryout?
We run our events rain or shine. Any possible updates will be displayed on the event page and all pre-registered participants will be notified via email.
When will the teams be selected?
The top 3 performers in each age division (8-13U and 14/15U will be combined) will be awarded Direct Invites to the 2021 All American Games and placed on the Select Team. If your athlete was not selected they may still attend the Summer All American Games for an additional $200 (Email with link will be sent after selections are made) and they will be re-evaluated for a chance at the final (6) spots on the select team. If not selected at that time they will be placed on a team in the American/National Division and play a 4 Game Guarantee.
How will I know if my athlete is selected for the All American Team?
Players will have a set deadline (72 hours after notification) to accept their Select Team Selections.
If my athlete is selected, will this affect their team?
The All American Games are scheduled at the end of the season to ensure each player will be able to participate without negatively affecting his team.
What happens once my athlete is selected for the All American Team?
We will notify you. Each player will be supplied with a cap, and two All American jerseys. Selected players will need to provide: solid white uniform pants of any length (no pinstripes, leg stripes, piping, braiding, or colored trim of any type), solid Navy baseball socks & Navy Belt, and all personal baseball equipment (i.e.; gloves, bats, helmets, etc.). Once selected, USSSA will also have All American Team Apparel for sale for a limited time only. This information will be sent to selected team members via email. Navy Blue belt & socks – Midwest, Southeast, West, Northeast, South, Southwest
Are there any additional fees for players who are selected for the All American Teams?
There is a $100 non-refundable incidental fee for the 2021 All American Games if selected for the select team and $200 non-refundable incidental fee to be re-evaluated and a chance to compete on either the Select or American/National Division . It is each individual player’s responsibility for transportation, lodging, etc. during the culminating event. USSSA Space Coast Complex is a stay to play venue and committed attendees MUST secure housing through Anthony Travel.
ALL AMERICAN GAMES
Can I enter my team into the 8U-15U All American Games?
No, only the All American Regional Teams in each age division of 8U-15U.
What is the format of the All American Games?
The format for the Games is pool play into a split single elimination bracket for each age division.
How many tournaments will the All American Regional Teams play in?
The Regional Teams will only play in one tournament. Our main objective is to minimize the effect on your normal team.
How do I get more information on the 8U- 14U All American Program?
Please contact Tony Harper via email at email@example.com or phone at 321-877-0656 for general program questions.
Name: Tony Harper Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 321-877-0656