This Labor Day weekend more than 700 athletes and coaches representing nine states, 13 countries from as far away as Japan, will hit the diamonds at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for Disney Turn Back the Clock Weekend For the 18th straight year teams will enjoy international competition on the field and fun off the field in the Parks and at a private water park party at Typhoon Lagoon.

For teams like the Cambridge Hitmen, planning the “Road to Disney” started months ago. Team manager Ronnie Ferrara has led teams from Boston to the tournament for the past 14 years.

“We have a lot of fun down there,” Ferrara said. “The Disney difference, they are wonderful down there, they treat everyone first class from the day you get there, they go overboard trying to help. The fields are unbelievable.”

For the kids it’s an opportunity to experience good competition and enjoy time with friends and teammates.

“What’s great about the baseball is how good the competition is,” said catcher Samuel Olivet who is making his second trip to the tournament.

Rookie pitcher Elliot Harris said, “it seems like a vacation with one of my favorite things to do which is play baseball.”