TESTING- Testing acts as a compass to inform the athlete exactly where they stand and what areas need to be targeted with next steps in training. A completely objective measuring component used by high schools and colleges to see how players project at the next level and what specific requirements are needed for the athlete to perform within a schools program. Accountability is created upon testing and creating a digital athletic profile which can be used to track the athletes entire journey and allow all stakeholders to participate.
COMPETITIVE ADAPTABILITY- This is a supplemental program that is intended to challenge the players in getting out of their bubble to learn to play with new teammates in a new environment so they learn how to manage emotions and pressures of the game. This process puts new eyes on the players and a different perspective which breaks down the barriers to develop. A new environment requires a new approach and skills to manage social and competitive situations that normally do not exist.
PLAY FEARLESS - We ask the players to play fearless and to live a little bit by challenging themselves to compete with committed players who have similar or greater talent. Iron sharpens iron and in many cases players do not receive suitable challenges outside of their existing environments to assist their overall development. How does the "Big Fish" react when leaving the small pond and enters the Ocean?
EXPOSURE- Athletes gain exposure to other top level athletes who are driven and ultimately end up going to the next level. Being exposed to a competitive environment where a new coach and new teammates are involved creates a true understanding of how this athlete is going to develop with the challenges of the game.
PARTICIPATION REQUREMENTS/STANDARDS- This is an out of the box experience and all players and family members must be supportive of the team and the program never speaking out badly or misrepresenting the organization with displeasure. There is always a parent or two that seems to have everything all figured out and can minimize the experience of the group. At any time the director sees fit, due to poor behavior, the player and or the parent will be released from the program forfeiting all monies paid and their position on the team.
Free Substitution- Saturday games only. Sunday games will be at the coaches discretion.
Pitching: No curveballs, sliders, split finger pitches for players 12 and below. Fastballs, change ups, and knuckleballs are ok. Pitchers will follow USSSA pitching Rules
Team Details: All AAA teams will be coached by selected coaches who do not have a child on the team. Current USSSA coaches may not coach the age group they are currently coaching. At no time are parents to be involved in any decision making or be in the dugout. We want every player to have the same opportunity.
* Players are required to pay for all travel and lodging. We will provide hotel choices but it is not a requirement to say in the hotels we provide information on. *Players should prepare report at designated practice field near Savannah, GA on Friday July 28 between 6PM and 8PM for a team meeting/practice.
ACE Sports Testing- Players will be required to complete ACE Sports Testing . Cost is $25
Tryouts- Players will be required to tryout. No Cost.
**ACE Testing and Tryout scores will be the main factor in the selection process. Consideration to all resources will assist in extending roster spots to players trying out.
Practices- Coaches are expected to hold a minimum of 3 team practices. They may hold more or have group practices on their own. Travel team practice will take precedent over any All Star practices, as this is an enhancement and not a replacement to travel ball. No cost for practices.
Team Selection -Completed by June 6th. $125 due upon acceptance of roster position with first payment of $125 due June 10. The second payment of $125 will be due by July 8th. The top 12 players will be chosen for the AAA team and the next 12 will be on the AA Team. An AA team will only be formed if we feel a second team will be competitive.
Uniforms: Each player will receive two Evoshield uniforms (jersey/pants/socks/belts) and one hat.
*The pricing structure and details are for the CSRA USSSA All-Stars only. The Midlands and SVA teams operate under different management.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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PM Riverside Park
The CSRA All-Star teams will compete against the Midlands and SGA organizations. We are all working together to create an environment that will be beneficial to all parties. This collaborative effort started in 2021 and showed great potential for all involved. We are looking forward to making 2022 Summer Event even better. We are planning on having as Summer and year-end event each year.