Thank you for your interest in USSSA Baseball. USSSA Baseball has nationally gained positive recognition due to the philosophy “MORE KIDS PLAYING MORE BASEBALL.” Adhering to the philosophy USSSA has designed four different classifications of play as well as a specialty program for “Recreation & Drafted Leagues.” This is how USSSA has effectively created opportunities for more kids to play baseball competitively at their level.
In November 1996, USSSA founded a highly anticipated and much needed program, USSSA Baseball. It registered over 1,000 teams in its inaugural season in 1997. The program also offered refreshing alternatives to the world of youth baseball.
In November 1997, USSSA reorganized to become the United States Specialty Sports Association, a multi-sport organization. Some of the divisions of USSSA include baseball, basketball, softball, flag football, softball, volleyball, and more. Today USSSA is the largest multi-sport association in the world with over 3.5 million members.
In the 2013 season, USSSA Baseball registered over 47,000 teams and over 25,000 Global Sports Baseball Teams (Up from 13,000 in 2012!).
By sanctioning a team, organization or league with USSSA that program will be entitled to receive All-Star Game Nominations, State tournament Berths, and World Series Berths. USSSA Baseball classification system helps fairly allow teams to participate in a competitive tournament each weekend, with all teams, regardless of skill, the ability to take home a trophy on any weekend.
Additional benefits, from the administration side, are the amenities that USSSA has to offer. Teams can find reasonably priced insurance for their teams, All-Star Weekends for Top Performers, and different opportunities and financial gains generated by hosting USSSA tournaments. Communities have seen tremendous increase in economic impact when USSSA events have been brought forth.
The philosophy of USSSA Baseball is simple. We strive to provide superior administration of a quality program that enables more kids more opportunities to play baseball at their skill level and have fun.
Date: Sunday 3/29/2015
City/State: Chicago, IL
Venue: Max McCook Center
Address: 4750 S. Vernon Avenue, McCook, IL 60525
Price: ONLINE REGISTRATION – CLOSES 3 DAYS BEFORE EVENT 9u-11u – $125 12u-14u – $150
All American Tryout/Showcase Itinerary & Format (Subject To Change)
Ages 9u – 14u (Updated 2/5/2015)
2:30pm – 3:15pm Registration and Player Check In
3:30pm – 8:30pm Player Workouts and Evaluations’
Center field stretching
Timed 60 yard dash
OF down right field line to play catch
IF down left field line to play catch
Catchers play catch on either side
Break up into groups by position
All OF to right field to receive ground balls and fly balls
All IF at deep short – each receive 5 ground balls
Catchers – 5 times throws to 2nd base for pop times.
9u – 12u Underhand short screen. Each player 10 swings
13u & 14u Live BP. Each Player 10 swings
Pitchers – Warm up during last hitting group
10 pitches off mound
*At the conclusion of each event, the participants will be graded based on a previously designated scale. Each participant will have their grades entered into their player profile page. In addition, video may be added to player profile pages.
Team Insurance for the 2015 season
USSSA Baseball encourages all USSSA Baseball teams to purchase team insurance through USSSA.
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO LEAGUES AND ORGANIZATIONS OF 6 OR MORE TEAMS!
Only USSSA Registered teams may purchase this insurance.
USSSA team insurance covers the play and practice of amateur activities in the insured sport, including organized / sanctioned activities of other associations.
Accident Medical Coverage: $100,000 Limit - Secondary to any other collectible insurance; primary if no other insurance is in force.
Liability Insurance: NEW TO 2015 SEASON - INCREASE TO $3 MILLION Limit - Lawsuits against players, coaches, sponsors, volunteers and league officials are increasing at an alarming rate. Play with peace of mind knowing you will be covered by one of the best sports liability programs available.
Beginning August 1, 2014 teams can now purchase team insurance for the 2014/2015 season that will give the team coverage for the entire season. Coverage will last from 8/1/14 thru 7/31/15.
-Open to all teams Major, AAA, AA & A -ALL teams will play 4 Pool Play Games and ALL teams will advance to a modified Double Elimination Bracket
-Each Team's Pool Play Result will enter teams into different brackets. With 20 or more teams, at least 3 Teams will walk away as Global World Series Champions!
• Venues •
222 S Wolf Rd
Wheeling IL 60090
Hitmen Sports Complex 1715 - 78th Avenue West Rock Island, IL 61201
HCC Sports Complex 9400 Forest Hills Rd Loves Park, IL 61115
• USSSA POINTS •
Teams will be seeded based on their USSSA Classification and USSSA Points. Each Pool will be divided equally among Classifications, starting with the Highest Classification and Highest Point Total, down to the Lowest Classification with the Lowest Point Total. Teams will have an easier Road to Victory when they have more USSSA Points. For more information, visit here.
• WORLD SERIES BERTHS •
This information is for Wisconsin and Illinois Teams ONLY! All other Teams should contact their USSSA State Director for Qualifications to World Series.
For Illinois and Wisconsin Teams, ages 9u - 14u, teams will qualify to participate in a Global World Series by participating in a Global World Series Qualifier or USSSA NIT AND by playing in your Global State/Open State Tournament. Please Contact our State Office for information concerning Global World Series requirements.
Teams outside of Illinois and Wisconsin should contact their USSSA State Director for information concerning Global World Series requirements in your state.
• ENTRY PROCEDURES •
Teams MUST enter the Global Sports World Series online at USSSA.com CLICK HERE to get started with a USSSA Sanction Number. You will need your USSSA Team Manager Login I.D. & Password and a credit / check card to secure payment. Make sure to enter your team in the correct age division. After completing the online payment process USSSA.com will electronically notify the Tournament Director and your entry will be guaranteed if you qualify correctly. All openings are first come first served with full payment. CLICK HERE if you have a USSSA Sanction Number already.
If this is your first time entering a USSSA event online, CLICK HERE for complete step by step directions. The entire process takes less than two (2) minutes.
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