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USSSA Baseball 10-and-Under World Series

Congratulations on an outstanding season and welcome to the 2001 USSSA 10-and-Under World Series for the Major Division.  The tournament will be played at the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex in Henderson, Nevada.  Henderson is located 35 minutes from the world famous Las Vegas strip.  Other nearby fields will be used as needed.  The dates for the tournament are July 15-22, 2001, with games tentatively scheduled to begin on July 16.  Check the itinerary in this packet for the days and times of other tournament-related events.

The "Pool Play" format will be used in the World Series.  Teams will be placed in pools where they will play a round robin within their pool.  A double elimination format will be used in the Championship bracket following pool play.  A single elimination consolation bracket will be held for the teams that do not qualify for the championship bracket.  The brackets will be posted on USSSA Southern California's website at www.baseballfirst.com.

Your team's application and cashier's check or money order in the amount of $350 MUST BE RECEIVED BY YOUR STATE DIRECTOR BY FRIDAY, JULY 6 to guarantee your spot in the tournament.  Your entry fee should be made out to USSSA Baseball.  All of the above should be sent to your USSSA Baseball State Director.  A complete listing of all USSSA Baseball State Directors can be found at www.usssabaseball.org.

The roster that we receive must be signed by your State Director.  This roster must be the one that was submitted to your State Director when your team qualified for this event.  No additions will be allowed at the tournament.  Failure to comply with this rule will result in your team's suspension from play in the tournament.

To be included in the Official Tournament Program a 5 X 7 photo of your team must be received by July 1st.

FOR STATE DIRECTORS ONLY:

Please send the following to Tournament Headquarters.  USSSA Southern California, 16027 Brookhurst St., Suite G-120, Fountain Valley, CA  92708 by Monday, July 9, 2001.

1.    A letter of transmittal with the names of all teams participating in the tournament.
2.    Entry forms for all teams participating in the tournament
3.    Rosters for all teams signed by the State Director.
4.    Entry fee of $350 per teams.

All players participating in the 10-and-Under USSSA Baseball World Series must be checked in prior to the start of the event.  Check-in will be on Sunday, July 15 at the field.  Check-in is mandatory.  Managers must have copies of their players' original birth certificates with them at check-in, and in their possession at the field at all times during the tournament.  Failure to have a copy of the birth certificate available upon demand or falsifying a birth certificate will result in the offending team losing the game, being ejected from the tournament, being placed last in the standings, and forfeiting all awards that would have been awarded at the tournament.

NOTES:

1.    Any player that reaches the age of 11 prior to August 1, 2001 shall not be eligible to play in the 10-and-Under World Series.
2.    A player may play in the higher age classification but can not play in a lower classification.
3.    Bases will be 65 feet and the pitching distance 46 feet.
4.    All players must be fully uniformed, which includes the following:  pants, socks, cap, and team shirt with numbers that are non-duplicating and at least 3 inches in height.  At least one set must have the World Series patch available from your State Director on the left sleeve.  Managers and coaches must be properly dressed but are not required to wear uniforms.  Protests on uniforms will not be allowed.
5.    While in the field as a defensive player, hats must be worn.
6.    Metal spikes are prohibited.
7.    A full-use batting helmet which covers the top and back of the head and the side of the face must be worn by every player while in the on-deck circle, when at bat and while on the bases.
8.    All batboys/girls will wear full-use batting helmets while their team is at bat.
9.    All playing rules will be governed by the USSSA handbook and the rules for Major League Baseball.

Tournament brackets will not be mailed in advance.  Brackets and other tournament information will be available on the USSSA Southern California website www.baseballfirst.com after 3:00 PM Wednesday, July 11.  Please check the itinerary for the time and location of all tournament-related events.

There will be a free day of golf for all managers on Wednesday, July 15.  There will be a manager's meeting at approximately 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 15 following the golf event.  The location and exact time will be announced.  The official game brackets will be available at that time.

Opening ceremonies will begin at approximately 6:00 PM on Sunday, July 15.  All teams must participate and should be in full uniform.  Details will be available to the teams once they are officially entered in the tournament.

There will be a social get-together for teams and their families at the water park at Arroyo Grande Park on Wednesday afternoon.  There will be swimming, water slides, games, food for kids, etc.  Home run contests, throwing contests, and running contests will be held for the kids.

AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED

1.    Teams trophies to the first 4 teams.
2.    Individual awards to the first three teams.
3.    Consolation champion and runner-up award.
4.    Individual awards to the first place consolation winner.
5.    Outstanding offensive player award.
6.    Outstanding defensive player award.
7.    MVP award.
8.    Individual awards (15 total) to the All World team.

Included in this packet is information on area hotels/motels in every price range.  All are close to the fields.  We highly recommend that you stay in Henderson hotels due to the amount of travel back and forth to the fields.  While the Las Vegas strip is close, the traffic can be nasty and will cause problems going back and forth to Strip hotels.  The championship bracket and consolation bracket will begin on Wednesday or Thursday.  The tournament is scheduled to finish mid-day Sunday July 22.  Remember that all schedules are tentative.

Admission during the tournament will be $20 for a tournament pass for adults and $12 for a tournament pass for children 6-12.  Children under 6 are fee.  The charge includes everyone except players and team coaches.  A maximum of three manager/coaches passes will be issued to each team.  These will be available at the manager's meeting.  Daily passes will also be available for $5 per day for adults and $3 per day for children.  It is recommended that advance passes be ordered.  There is a World Series Tournament Pass Order Form in this packet.

There is a Team Information form enclosed for the 2001 World Series Program.  It must be completed and returned with a 5x7 black-and-white team picture.  It is very important to get this information to tournament headquarters or your team will be left out of the official program.

Tournament t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other souvenirs will be available for purchase. T-shirts and sweatshirts may be ordered in advance by completed the enclosed order form.  Make checks payable to:  USSSA Baseball.  Mail the completed form and check to Tournament Headquarters.

Action photos and team photos of this special even will be available at the tournament.

For more information:

Craig Ciandella
Southern California USSSA
Phone    (714) 839-9227
Fax        (714) 839-1763
E-mail    Craig@baseballfirst.com
Website    www.baseballfirst.com

John Gleason
Southern California USSSA
Phone    (909) 693-0541
Fax        (909) 699-2227
E-mail    John@baseballfirst.com
Website www.baseballfirst.com

Ed Meeks
Nevada USSSA
Phone    (702) 768-4407
E-mail    ssvegas702@aol.com
Website www.usssanvbaseball.com

TENTATIVE ITINERARY AS OF 7-11-01

Date Time Event Location
July 14 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM Early check in and registration Arroyo Grande Park
July 15 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM Team check in and registration Arroyo Grande Park
July 15 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM Opening Ceremonies Arroyo Grande field #10
July 15 8:00 PM-9:30 PM Managers Meeting
Mandatory- schedules will be handed out
Arroyo Grande Field # 9
July 15 8:00 PM-9:30 PM Umpires Meeting Arroyo Grande Field #9
July 15 8:00 PM-9:30 PM Team Mom/ Bus Managers Meeting Arroyo Grande #9
July 16 8:00 AM World Series begins Arroyo Grande
July 17 8:00 AM Play continues Arroyo Grande
July 18 1:00 PM Manager's Golf Outing Black Mountain Golf Club
July 18 6:30 PM- 10:00 PM Player's Social Arroyo Grande Water Park
Whitney Ranch Water park
July 18 5:30 PM Re Bracketing Manager's Meeting
Mandatory-schedules will be handed out
Black Mountain Golf Club
July 19 8:00 AM World Series continues Arroyo Grande
July 20 8:00 AM Play continues Arroyo Grande
July 21 8:00 AM Play continues Arroyo Grande
July 22 8:00 AM Play continues Arroyo Grande
July 22 2:00 PM Championship Game Arroyo Grande Field #1

Welcome to Henderson, the fastest growing city in the nation since 1994.  We're proud to be host to the USSSA Baseball 10-and-Under Major World Series to be held July 15-22, 2001.  I applaud your association's selection of Henderson as the official tournament site for 2001.

The USSSA Baseball 10-and-Under World Series will be housed primarily at the 60-acre Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, one of the finest sports facilities in Nevada.  Once you have experienced playing on these well-maintained and high quality fields, we know you will want to return for future events.

During your stay, I invite you to see what Henderson has to offer.  Known as the other side of Southern Nevada, Henderson has been nationally recognized as one of the safest cities in America, as well as recognized for excellence in parks and recreation services and amenities.

Henderson is the second largest city in the state, and is known as the gateway community into Southern Nevada.  The City forms the southern edge of one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States.  Surrounded by mountains and located only minutes away from the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, the Southern Nevada area offers a variety of recreation opportunities for all ages.

I extend a warm welcome to each of you and hope that you have a most enjoyable stay in the City of Henderson.  Best wishes for a safe and successful 2001 tournament.

Good luck

James B. Gibson
Mayor

ATTENTION OUT OF TOWN PARTICIPANTS

To keep your spirits up and the temperature down, USSSA Southern California in partnership with Nevada USSSA Baseball and the City of Henderson Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting a water park night for the teams traveling from out of town.  The newly opened Whitney Ranch Recreation/Aquatic Complex will be available for the exclusive use of USSSA Baseball on Wednesday, July 18, 2001.

The facility will be closed to the general public at approximately 6:30 p.m. and left open until 10:00 p.m. to allow the tournament participants free access.  Mark your calendars and make sure to sign up for this fun-filled evening.

Only the first 600 registrants will be allowed in the park and admission is free, so register early!

HOTEL INFORMATION

 

 

HOWARD JOHNSON'S @ THE AIRPORT
5100 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(800) 634-6439 (Ask for Sales Dept.)

Please use VIP Code USSA to obtain these rates. Rates are good through June 23rd, 2001. Reservations made after this date are subject to change.

July 15-July 23rd, 2001 all dates inclusive                                    $49.00 per day  (plus 9% tax)

150 Rooms Blocked

HOTEL AMENITIES:

  • Complimentary 24 hour call shuttle service to and from Airport

  • Shuttle service to and from "The Famous Las Vegas Strip"

  • Video arcade

  • 2 sparkling pools

  • Easy access to I 215; close to ballpark

  • Multiple double-double rooms (1 to 4 people)

  • Coffee makers in every room

  • Full service restaurant on property

  • Ample free parking

  • Lounge w/ Happy Hour

  • Guest laundry facility on property and same day valet service

  • Car rental services

BEST WESTERN LAKE MEAD HOTEL
85 E. Lake Mead Drive
Henderson, NV  89015
1-702-584-1712 (Las Vegas)


Please utilize room block code (code to be determined at a later date) to obtain these rates.  Rates are good through June 23, 2001.  Reservations made after this date are subject to a different rate.

Date

# of Rooms

Rate

July 14
July 15
July 16
July 17
July 18
July 19
July 20
59
59
59
59
59
59
59
$55.40
$55.40
$55.40
$55.40
$55.40
$55.40
$55.40

Hotel Amenities:

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Heated seasonable pool (May 1 - Oct. 1)
  • Valet laundry
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Children under 12 stay free
  • Free local phone calls
  • Boat/RV parking
  • Free parking

Guest Room Amenities:

  • Satellite television with HBO, ESPN, CNN
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Refrigerators in some rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Rooms for physically challenged guests

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
2800 N. Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV  89014

1-702-434-4700 (Las Vegas)

Please utilize room block code (code to be determined at a later date) to obtain these rates.  Rates are good through June 23, 2001.  Reservations made after this date are subject to a different rate.

Date

# of Rooms

Rate

July 14
July 15
July 16
July 17
July 18
July 19
July 20
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
$94.00
$94.00
$94.00
$94.00
$94.00
$94.00
$94.00

Hotel Amenities:

  • Spacious rooms, including suites and Jacuzzi rooms.
  • Large work desk in every room.
  • Two telephones with data ports
  • Cable TV with HBO and in-room pay movies.
  • Coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing boards in room.
  • Courtyard Cafe open for breakfast.
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa.
  • Health Club.
  • Guest Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service.

HAWTHORN INN AND SUITES
910 S. Boulder Highway
Henderson, NV  89015
1-702-568-7800

Just minutes away from Las Vegas, Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, Galleria Mall, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead recreational area and near Sam Boyd Stadium.

Please utilize room block code (code to be determined at a later date) to obtain these rates.  Rates are good through June 23, 2001.  Reservations made after this date are subject to a different rate.

Date

# of Rooms

Rate

July 14
July 15
July 16
July 17
July 18
July 19
July 20
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
$84-$94
$84-$94
$84-$94
$84-$94
$84-$94
$84-$94
$84-$94

Hotel Amenities:

  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • 24-hour indoor pool and spa
  • Fitness center
  • Free local calls, copy and fax service
  • Fresh baked cookies
  • Kitchenettes
  • Theme and spa suites
  • Cable TV with VCP
  • Two-line speaker pones with data ports
  • Guest laundry
  • Pets welcome

MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INN
2190 Olympic Avenue
Henderson, NV  89015
1-702-434-2700 (Las Vegas)

Please utilize room block code (code to be determined at a later date) to obtain these rates.  Rates are good through June 23, 2001.  Reservations made after this date are subject to a different rate.

Date

# of Rooms

Rate

July 14
July 15
July 16
July 17
July 18
July 19
July 20
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
$104.00
$104.00
$104.00
$104.00
$104.00
$104.00
$104.00

Hotel Amenities:

  • Grocery shopping service
  • Fax and photocopy services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Pool, heated spa, and sports court
  • Coin operated laundry service
  • Complimentary parking
  • 24 hour security service
  • Exercise room
  • Extended continental breakfast
  • Complimentary social hour

 

THE RESERVE HOTEL AND CASINO
777 West Lake Mead Blvd.
Henderson, NV  89015
1-702-558-7000 (Las Vegas)


Please utilize room block code (code to be determined at a later date) to obtain these rates.  Rates are good through June 23, 2001.  Reservations made after this date are subject to a different rate.

Date

# of Rooms

Rate

July 14
July 15
July 16
July 17
July 18
July 19
July 20
July 21
50
100
100
100
100
100
50
50
$54.00
$54.00
$54.00
$54.00
$54.00
$94.00
$94.00


HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
441 Astaire Drive
Henderson, NV  89014
1-702-990-2324 (Las Vegas)

Please utilize room block code (code to be determined at a later date) to obtain these rates.  Rates are good through June 23, 2001.  Reservations made after this date are subject to a different rate.

Date

# of Rooms

Rate

July 14
July 15
July 16
July 17
July 18
July 19
July 20
July 21
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
$97.00
$97.00
$97.00
$97.00
$97.00
$97.00
$114.00
$114.00

HAMPTON INN & SUITES
441 Astaire Dr.
Henderson, NV  89014
1-702-990-2324

Please utilize room block code (code to be determined at a later date) to obtain these rates.  Rates are good through June 23, 2001.  Reservations made after this date are subject to a different rate.

Date

# of Rooms

Rate

July 14
July 15
July 16
July 17
July 18
July 19
July 20
July 21
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
Single Rooms-$76.00
Suites - $95.00

 

WORLD SERIES TOURNAMENT PASS ORDER FORM

Teams will have the opportunity to pre-order tournament passes.  The passes will be available at the coaches meeting.  We strongly recommend that these passes be ordered in advance to avoid crowds at Registration.

TEAM: _________________________________________________________________

MANAGER:_____________________________________________________________

PHONE:_________________FAX:_________________E-MAIL:___________________

TOURNAMENT PASS

$20 Each Adult                                     $12 Each Child (6-12) and Senior Citizens (60 & Over)

Type of Pass

No. of Passes

Amount Due

Adult Passes Ordered ($20 each)    
Child Passes Ordered ($12 each)    
Senior Citizens Passes Ordered ($12 each)    
Total Passes Ordered    

This form should be faxed in to (714) 839-1763 or order online at www.baseballfirst.com

Make checks payable to:   USSSA
Mail to:

16027 Brookhurst, G-120
Fountain Valley, CA  92708

WORLD SERIES T-SHIRT ORDER FORM

Teams will have the opportunity to pre-order the World Series tournament t-shirt for their players and fans.  Pre-ordered shirts will be ready for team upon arrival.  T-shirts ordered in advance will be $15 each, shirts purchased at the World Series will be $18 each.  FAX orders to (714) 839-1763 or order online at www.baseballfirst.com.

TEAM: ___________________________________________________________________

MANAGER:_______________________________________________________________

Telephone:_________________Fax:_________________E-mail:______________________

TOURNAMENT T-SHIRTS
$15 each Advance Order/$18 each at World Series

Sizes

Quantity

1.  Youth Large  
2.  Adult Small  
3.  Adult Medium  
4.  Adult Large  
5.  Adult X-Large  
6.  Adult XX-Large  
7.  Adult XXX-Large  
Total Ordered  
x $______ ($15 Advance/$18 at World Series)  
Amount Due  

Make checks payable to:  USSSA Baseball

 

RULES OF CONDUCT

It is the purpose of the Unites States Specialty Sports Association to conduct the best possible tournaments from all aspects.  To achieve this objective, USSSA must have the cooperation of each player, manager, coach and sponsor.

We are guests in the city that the tournament is conducted and nothing should occur that would reflect adversely on your team, players, our host city, or the United States Specialty Sports Association.  Therefore, it is required that all teams in the tournament comply with the following rules:

  • Team managers must have full control of their players at all times.  This means "on" and "off" the field.

  • In case of disputed play or decision, team managers or captains may consult the game officials.  The other players and coaches or sponsors are to be kept out of the discussion.

  • Managers, coaches, and players are not to fraternize with spectators while participating in an event.  At no time will any participants be allowed to smoke with participating in any USSSA event.

  • At no time will participants be allowed to drink or have in their possession any alcoholic beverage while participating in any USSSA event.

  • Managers are to report any unsportsmanlike or derogatory acts by players or spectators to the tournament director.  The purpose here is to prevent any serious situation developing that would be harmful to the tournament.

  • Managers, coaches, players, sponsors and teams are liable for suspension by not adhering to the tournament rules in effect.  This could mean suspension for a game, games, tournament or a longer duration depending on the act of violation.

  • A player, coach, manager or sponsor may be suspended for fighting, abusive tactics or unbecoming acts that are detrimental and not in the best interest of the United States Specialty Sports Association and tournament play.

  • Be careful of your conduct.  Be sure that no action occurs that could reflect adversely on your sponsor, team or division.  Remember that the wrong actions of even one player can reflect upon your entire team and the various sporting programs.

  • Any report by the hotel or motel management, where any team competing in USSSA championship play is staying, of destruction of property or abuse of hotel or motel property will be dealt with very sternly.  Team managers and sponsors will not be warned other than through this notice.  Failure to pay hotel or motel bills can result in team disbarment from future USSSA play.

  • Any teams submitting bad checks to USSSA will be subject to disbarment.