On behalf of the USSSA Illinois and Wisconsin State Office we would like to welcome to the 1st annual USSSA IL/WI State All-Star Weekend! This New all-star event will provide and opportunity for players and coaches from across the two states to participate in a fun filled weekend of activities and competitive baseball. Players will have the opportunity to play with players from different travel organizations from both states while competing to show off their skills to the coaches and USSSA staff. USSSA Illinois and Wisconsin have teamed up with the USSSA International office to provide players from all age groups and coaches an opportunity to selected for our USSSA Great Lakes team that will travel to Italy in August 2019 to participate in international competition (Mondial Hit Tournament). We are in the process of finalizing Team Italy to come over for this event and participate and promote the Mondial Hit tournament in the USSSA IL/WI State All-Star Weekend. Teams will have the opportunity to play team Italy (depending on age groups they bring).Players selected for the All-Tournament Team will travel to Italy in the first week of August 2019. The duration of the trip is 10-12 days and player uniform cost, housing and three meals a day will be covered by USSSA State Office. Players will stay in dorms with the coaching staff as well as the other international teams. Arrangements for hotels, airfare and site seeing will be set up with group rates. This information will be sent after the All-Tournament Teams are selected.USSSA State director, Staff, coaches (hand selected by the state director) will do all the evaluating during the event to select the USSSA Great Lakes teams. (All- Tournament Teams will have first right of refusal to participate on the USSSA Great Lakes team for the International trip)More information regarding hotels for the IL/WI All-Star Weekend will be available soon!