8MP - 14 Under A
July 11 - 16, 2014
Fountain Bluff Sports Complex
Hosted by Kansas City Sports
6324 N. Chatham Ave. #136
Kansas City, Missouri 64151
Enter and pay online by clicking your age below
(All Teams- please complete this form and fax to the KC Sports office)
Hotel Booking Requirement: To be bracketed in any KC Sports tournament (Kansas City and Topeka) - All teams requiring an overnight stay must book lodging through PSE Tournament & Event Housing. CLICK HERE for Online Tournament Lodging. If you have any questions; please contact Stephanie or Shelly at 888-417-6446 or email at
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version 8 or higher or you can complete the form and fax to 816-587-4549.
Forms must be received no later than 12 Noon (CST); Tuesday July 1, 2014
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Congratulations on an outstanding season and welcome to the 2014 USSSA Baseball 8MP thru 14 'A' World Series. Your tournament host will be Kansas City Sports and it will be our goal to create an experience that the players, coaches and families will remember for the rest of their lives. The tournament will be played at the Fountain Bluff Sports Complex in Liberty, Missouri on July 11-16, 2014.
The USSSA Baseball program will use the "Pool-Play" format in its World Series. Teams will be placed in pools where they will play a round robin within their pool. Teams will then be placed in a Championship bracket following pool play or a Consolation bracket. The exact format of the tournament, e.g., number of pools, number of teams in each pool, etc., will be set by the Tournament Director following USSSA Baseball guidelines and being approved by the USSSA Baseball National Committee.
Your team must enter online at www.usssa.com on or before July 7, 2014. Your State Director will need to approve your entry to confirm your team has met all eligibility requirements.
TEAMS MUST HAVE ROSTER ONLINE AT WWW.USSSA.COM
PLAYERS WILL BE INDIVIDUALLY CHECKED IN AT EACH TOURNAMENT WITH PROPER USSSA APPROVED ID OR BIRTH CERTIFICATES (copies of Birth certificates are aceeptable).
All players participating in USSSA Baseball tournament play shall have photocopies of their original birth certificates in the possession of their team manager. Failure to have a copy of the birth certificate available upon demand will result in the offending team losing the game, being ejected from the tournament, being placed last in the standings and forfeiting all awards, sponsors travel money and tournament berths the would have been awarded at the tournament.
1. Age cutoff is May 1, 2014.
2. Any player can play in a higher age classification but cannot play in a lower age group.
3. Bases and pitching distance will be listed at www.usssabaseball.org.
4. All players must be fully uniformed, which includes the following:
Pants, socks, cap, and team shirt with numbers that are non-
duplicating (e.g. no 2 players with the same jersey number) and at least three inches in height.
5. Managers and coaches must wear a baseball cap with team insignia and will be properly dressed.
(Coaches may wear coaches' shorts).
6. While in the field, as a defensive player, team caps must be worn.
7. Protest on uniforms will not be allowed. It shall be the Tournament Directors responsibility regarding uniform legality. Violation of the uniform rule will result in the violator being allowed to conform or be removed from the game.
8. Metal spikes are prohibited in age groups 5-12.
9. 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.
10. All bat boys/girls will wear full-use batting helmets when their team is at bat.
11. The catcher must wear a full-use catchers helmet and mask.
12. All playing rules not specifically covered above shall be governed by the USSSA Baseball Rules and the National League rules for Major League Baseball.
For more information call: KC Sports at 816-587-4545
Bracket schedules WILL NOT be mailed out in advance.
Official Brackets will be given to the team manager during the manager’s meeting.
Manager's meeting, Team Rep meeting, and Team check-in will be at
CHANGE TO THE AGENDA.
Players will not be required to be checked in, rosters will be verified against birth certificates.
There will be a Mandatory manager's/coaches meeting at the Liberty Community Center on Friday, July 11 at 12:00 pm. Two representatives from each team will be permitted to attend this meeting. All teams are required to have a representative in attendance. The official schedule will be distributed at this meeting. All teams are required to bring copies of their players birth certificates. Rosters will be validated using the birth certificates during this meeting. PLAYERS DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT!
Fountain Bluff Sports Complex
2200 E. Old 210 Hwy
Liberty, MO 64068
Opening Ceremonies, Skills Competition, and Player Social will begin at 5:00 PM at Fountain Bluff Sports Complex.
SKILLS COMPETITION DETAILS: The overall objective of the skills competition is to have every player on each team participate and enjoy the social interaction of this tremendous event. No player may enter more than one event.
“Round The Horn”- (5 Players)
Five (5) players from each team will be allowed to participate. The players will take their positions in the infield (1B, 2B, 3B, SS, C). The catcher will start the event. The catcher will throw to third baseman, third-baseman throws to second baseman, second-baseman throws to shortstop, shortstop throws to first-baseman and first-baseman throws to catcher. The time will start when the catcher throws and time will stop when the catcher receives the throw from the first-baseman. ANY DROPPED BALLS OR BAD THROWS ARE CONSIDERED LIVE AND TIME WILL KEEP RUNNING!
“Base Running” - (balance of Players)
Four (4) players from each team will be allowed to participate. Each player will start inside the batters box and run the bases. Time will start on first step and end when touching home plate. Any additional player who has not participated in any event can participate.
Accuracy throw - (3 players MAXIMUM)
Three (3) players from each team will be allowed to participate. Three throw from an area behind 2nd base into a net positioned at home plate. 3 Points are awarded for hitting inside the red square on the fly. 2 points awarded for hitting inside the red square on a bounce, 1 point awarded for just hitting inside the net either on the fly or bounce.
Admission during the tournament will be $7 per person per day or $25 for a tournament pass. For children (6-12) the charge will be $5 a day or $17 for a tournament pass - children 5 yr and younger free. This charge includes everyone except players and team coaches. A maximum of 3 player/coach passes will be issued.
Souvenir World Series T-Shirts / Tournament Passes:
Avoid the rush at the World Series for Souvenirs, T-Shirts and Tournament Passes. This gives you the opportunity to preorder these items in advance. Your pre-ordered items will be available and waiting on you at the “Team Rep” meeting.