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. IF A PLAYER IS NOT TESTED THEY WILL BE PLACED ON A TEAM BASED UPON WHAT CLASSIFICAION THEIR PRIMARY TRAVEL TEAM IS DESIGNATED AS. I.E. IF YOU PLAY FOR A AA TEAM YOU WILL BE PLACED ON A AA ALL-STAR TEAM.
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- In all cases we will bat a continuous lineup and play free substitution with no one player sitting out more than one inning at a time. (unless an injury)
Pitching: No curveballs, sliders, split finger pitches for players 12 and below. Fastballs, change ups, and knuckleballs are ok. 13 and 14 year old's should not throw more than 10% curve balls or sliders.
Pitch counts are 30 or more in a day cannot pitch the next day. No pitcher should throw more than 75 pitches in the tournament or in one outing.
Design of this program is to provide opportunity for players to participate in an event that requires "team building" and personal development. This is not like your typical travel team and will not be managed like it is the typical travel team tournament. The point. purpose and desire is the expose these players and families to an environment that is pure to the development of the game and has everyone's best interest at hand. Winning or losing teams does not dictate the value gained from this event. Either way the kids win as they learn competitive adaptability and get to enjoy a great experience.
ACE Sports Testing- Players will complete ACE Sports Testing and will be placed on a team based upon their testing scores. Team availability is based upon total number of players involved. Teams will be built based upon classifications . Cost is $25
Optional Practices- We will host optional practices throughout the summer so players can attend high level practices meeting new players who are also participating in this event. Cost is $20 a practice players attend. Dates are July 14, 21 and 28 at Howard Park, 200 Cougar Dr. West. Cola. 29169 .
If you have already tested you will just workout if you need to test we will test you and then you can practice afterwards.
Team Selection -Teams will begin to be formed July 11th and will be adjusted as players register to participate. You must register immediately to secure your roster spot. If for any reason you do not want to accept your team assignment and notify us by July 22 you will receive a 100% refund. Upon acceptance of team participation player will have to pay $95 non-refundable participation fee and order and pay $75 for their Hat and Two Tops. There will be no names on the back of the jerseys and numbers will be assigned no choices available.
$95- Parent Coached Team- We will take volunteers from players parents who make the team and want to coach. We will appoint best candidate to be Head Coach of the team and have supporting assistant coach.
*All coaches will be responsible to manage team participation based upon batting a continuous line up and no one player sitting out more than one inning at a time.
Coaches will be required to abide by pitching rules and go out of their way to make this a great experience.
* 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 if possible.
*This pricing structure and details are for the USSSA Midlands All Stars only. The CSRA and SVA teams operate under different management.
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The USSSA Midlands All-Star teams will compete against the CSRA 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. Professional coaches are hard to come by for the summer so we will have to utilize parents to coach the teams. We will monitor and enforce published free substitution and pitching guidelines. Our guidelines may vary from CSRA and SGA.
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