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USSSA WILSON DEMARINI
ELITE WORLD SERIES
 
JULY 7 - 13, 2018
8U CP • 8U KP
*Note - This is an OPEN Event and does not require a berth.

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Welcome to the 15th Anniversary of the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series and welcome to the brand new, state-of-the-art, USSSA Space Coast Complex in beautiful Viera, FL.

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 against the absolute toughest competition in the baseball world at the zenith of all sporting venues, this is the ONLY event for you.
 
Given the long standing history of this event as the "Grand Daddy of Them All", it's easy to see why people say, hands downs, the Elite is the pinnacle event for which all other travel baseball championships are measured!!!
 
The USSSA Space Coast Complex is a short 25 minutes from the Kennedy Space Center, 10 minutes from the world famous Brevard Zoo, 15 minutes from the sugar white beaches of the Florida Coast, 45 minutes from Orlando International Airport, and 55 minutes from Disney.

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• QUALIFIED TEAMS LIST •

LOOK WHO'S COMING

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• ATTENTION ALL TEAMS •

TEAMS SHOULD ARRIVE IN THE VIERA AREA NO LATER THAN 10:00 AM (EDT) ON SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018.

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• ON-SITE REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN •

All teams must Officially Register and Check-in on Saturday, July 7, 2018. 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, USSSA Space Coast Complex 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 6, 2018.
 
USSSA Rule 3.09 "Special Additions" ONLY will be added at Registration & Check-In by USSSA Staff.

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• PLAYING FACILITIES •

The venue for the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series is the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera, FL (5800 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne, FL).

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• FORMAT •

(8U CP, 8U KP) 4 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:
 

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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 7, 2018, tentatively scheduled for 3:30 PM (EDT) at the USSSA Space Coast Complex. 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 •

The Opening Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the USSSA Space Coast Complex. 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 CP, 8U KP) $695 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 your Team Contact. The USSSA Space Coast Complex is a stay to play venue. 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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• USSSA SPACE COAST COMPLEX WAIVERS •

ALL PLAYERS and COACHES MUST SIGN the USSSA Space Coast Complex Waiver Form. You can find the Waiver Form at www.usssa.com, baseball home page (usually available by Jan 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 either online or at the box office at the USSSA Space Coast Complex.

Spectator admission is as follows:

ADVANCED ONLINE (with no Service Fees) - $12/day for Adults (16 and up) or $60 for LOE (Length of Event), $7/day for Youth (5-15) or $35 for LOE, and Children 4 & under are FREE.

DAY OF ONSITE/ONLINE - 
$15/day for Adults (16 and up) or $75 for LOE, $10/day for Youth (5-15) or $50 for LOE, and Children 4 & under are FREE.

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• AREA ATTRACTIONS TICKETS •

USSSA has set up discounted area attractions tickets for USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series families.  These will be available for purchase by Januiary 1st and a website link will be provided once available.

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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 . 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 7, 2018 - 10:00 AM Team Check-In & Registration
July 7, 2018 - 3:30 PM Mandatory Manager's Meeting
July 8, 2018 - 8:00 AM Athletes Ceremony
July 8, 2018 - 11:00 AM Pool Play Begins
July 9, 2018 - 8:00 AM Pool Play Continues
July 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM Pool Play Continues
July 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM Bracket Play Begins
July 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM Bracket Play Continues
July 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM Bracket Play Continues
July 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM Semi-Final Games
July 13, 2018 - 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, Space Coast Complex 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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