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Disney Labor Day Baseball Classic Fall is here, but baseball season is still in full swing at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Disney Labor Day Baseball Classic allows you to play one last event with your 2017 summer team!
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Schedule

The schedule will be released approximately 10 days prior to competition. Access schedules here once they are released. Schedule is subject to change.

Day/Date Activity Scheduled Times
Friday
9/1/2017
On-site Check-in 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Friday
9/1/2017
Pool Play Begins 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
9/2/2016
Pool Play Continues 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday
9/3/2016
Bracket Play Begins 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday
9/4/2016
Semi-Finals/Finals 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Participating Teams

As you prepare for competition, view the complete list of teams participating in this event.

Registration

Registration is now open. Please note that all coaches and athletes are also required to purchase the minimum travel package through Disney Sports Travel. For complete details, view the Travel Package tab.

Dates: September 1-4, 2017
Age Divisions: 8U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U
Regular Team Registration: $575 (April 1-July 17, 2017)


Team Registration Includes:
  • 4-game guarantee on major league quality fields.
  • Awards for top teams in each division
  • Presence of athletic trainers
  • Two (2) umpires per game
  • Public address announcers and scorekeepers for each game
  • Water fountains or coolers in each dugout
  • Game balls for each game

Application & Refund Process
The Baseball Sales team will review all applications and notify your team of its status as soon as possible. Upon acceptance into the tournament, your team will receive an invoice for the entry fee, which must be paid in full to guarantee your spot. The entry fee can be refunded until July 17, 2017 if we are notified in writing. If you have questions about the application process, please call 407-938-3802 for assistance.

*Events may be subject to availability, capacity limits, eligibility requirements, and may be subject to delay, change, or cancellation for inclement weather. Application deadline subject to change due to volume of applications and event capacity. In the event that an Age Division Bracket does not attain an adequate number of registered teams, the Tournament Director shall notify those registered teams as soon as possible. The teams will be given the option of playing up if available or receiving a refund.

Checklist

Please follow the checklist below to complete your registration and prepare to compete!

Register for Disney Labor Day Baseball Classic and submit registration fee payment once invoiced.
Contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810 or email wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com to book travel packages. Your Disney Sports Travel Coordinator will see you through the booking process.
Submit initial rooming list to Disney Sports Travel 60 days prior to arrival. Confirm Disney Magical Express (DME) reservation with Disney Sports Travel.
Make final payment to Disney Sports Travel 30 days prior to arrival.
Upload completed athlete and coach waivers, as well as copies of proof of age into GotSport prior to August 10, 2017.
Attend On-Site Check-In. A team representative must attend on-site check-in to verify team roster and pick up event credentials.

Fundraising Resources

As you prepare for your trip to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, we've put together some fundraising options to help your team travel. View the options below and start fundraising today!

View Fundraising Options

Travel Packages

From world-class resorts and theme parks, to an exhilarating baseball experience at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, home of Atlanta Braves Spring Training, Disney Baseball is a young baseball player's dream come true.

All athletes and coaches are required to book a minimum travel package through Disney Sports Travel to participate in the event. Package prices start at $406* per person (based on quad occupancy) and include:

  • Minimum 4-night accommodations at Disney's Pop Century Resort
  • Minimum 2-Day Magic Your Way Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper® Option which includes admission to one or more of the following theme parks for each day of the Ticket: Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios® , Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Transportation from select WDW® Resorts to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during the event

Best of all, specially priced packages are also available for all members of your travel party. After you've been accepted into the tournament, contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810, or email wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com to start the booking process. Your Disney Sports Travel Coordinator will be able to assist you with ticket upgrades, additional room nights, vehicle rentals, and airfare options.

**All package prices listed are per person based on a 4-person occupancy standard room. The number of packages available at this rate are limited and advanced reservations are required. Minimum night stay required. No more than 4-persons per room. Additional fees may apply if more than 2 adults per room. Tickets are valid only on the specific dates of the event and for a limited period of time before and/or after the event. Each day this Ticket is used at any Theme Park constitutes one full day of use. Some activities/events may be separately priced. Age restrictions may apply for access to certain facilities. Numbers of visits depends on number of days of Magic Your Way Tickets purchased. Ticket types and entitlements subject to change without notice. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Parking is not included unless staying at Hotels of the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort. Sports specially-priced packages are for participants and their spectators only. No other discounts apply. Offer is nontransferable.

Dining Options

Dining Options ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill
The ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill is a quick-service restaurant located at the entrance to the sports complex. Operating hours may vary by season. Menu items include burgers, sandwiches, and salads as well as an assortment of desserts and beverages. The restaurant also has a full bar which is open during restaurant operating hours.

Ordering Fresh Prepared Meals
Teams have the option to place catering orders in advance of their trip for quick, easy and well balanced fresh prepared meals, bulk beverages, and/or snacks. The convenience of having your meals planned in advance will save on time and stress. .


Place your order at least 2 business days prior to the event date. Deliveries for Saturday, Sunday or Monday must be received by 3pm on Friday.

Please call 407-939-2026 with any questions or to customize your order.

Private Team Banquets or Parties
Interesting in setting up a special dining experience for you and your team? Please call 407-939-1389 and a catering & convention service manager will assist you in arranging a special event that will meet your team's needs..


Reservations at Walt Disney World® Restaurants
Call 407.WDW.DINE for information on Walt Disney World or to make a reservation for your team.

Gameday Photography

Don't miss a magical moment! Register for Disney's Gameday Photos service, and a professional Disney photographer will be dedicated to cover your team and or athlete.*


To reserve your photographer click here.


* To ensure quality photography, only teams and or athletes that register for Disney's Gameday Photos will receive photos service. Gameday Photos does not photograph all games and participants only those who reserve a photographer. By focusing on the athletes that have registered for photography, we are able to capture more and relevant images for a greater, high quality, selection to choose from.

 

Directions, Venues & Maps

Teams will compete at the following venues:

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 S. Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL 34747
View on Google

Complex Admission

All spectators are required to purchase admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for either an individual daily admission or a length-of-event (LOE) pass that is valid for all days of the team's stay. LOE and daily admission tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable, regardless of number of days your team competes.

  • Daily admission*
    • Ages 3-9: $13.00
    • Ages 10+: $18.00
  • Length-of-event admission*
    • Ages 3-9: $39.00
    • Ages 10+: $54.00
  • Children under 3: No Charge

Spectators can add a Length of Event Ticket (LOE) ticket to their packages by calling Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810.

** All ticket sales are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Prices subject to change without notice.

Transportation

Take advantage of on-site transportation with two incredible options, Disney's Magical Express and event transportation! Disney's Magical Express offers complimentary shuttle service as well as luggage delivery for your team to and from Orlando International Airport and your Walt Disney World® owned and operated resort*. On-site event transportation is also available for your team from your Disney host resort to and from ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.


Transportation to and from the sports complex is provided if you stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort or Disney's Coronado Resort. If you do not choose to stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort or Disney's Coronado Resort you will need to arrange for your own transportation to and from ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. As always, there are complementary Disney buses available to transport players, coaches and spectators to and from Disney Resorts and between Disney theme parks.


*For more information about Disney's Magical Express, please contact 407-939-7810.

On-site Check-in

To make better use of your valuable time during Disney Labor Day Baseball Classic, we are requesting all teams participate in advance on-line check-in by submitting waivers and proof of age into GotSport by August 10th.

Advance On-line Check-in Information

*Please note that although you will be uploading required documents in advance, you will still need to check your team in at ESPN Wide World of Sports in order to confirm your team's information and pick up the credentials. On-site check-in will take place Friday, September 1, 2017 from 7am -11am at Champion Stadium.

Required Documents

Waivers
Anyone appearing on the team roster is required to sign an event waiver. This includes athletes, coaches, batboy/batgirl, team managers, and scorekeepers. Waivers may be downloaded at the links below, and all waivers must be uploaded to GotSport by August 10th.


A maximum of 20 players and 4 non-players (ie. coaches, scorekeeper, manager) will be allowed per team. A maximum of 2 bat boys/girls will be allowed per team and are required to be listed on team roster as well as have a waiver completed.

Birth Certificates
To maintain the integrity of the event, all participating players are required to submit a birth certificate confirming their age and eligibility. Birth certificates may now be uploaded into GotSport along with the waivers. Failure to meet any of these requirements will render a player ineligible to participate in the tournament. Any team found to be using an ineligible player would forfeit all Disney Baseball Tournament games in which the ineligible player has participated.

Rules, Rosters & Eligibility

Rules

View rules for Disney Labor Day Baseball Classic.

Roster

Official Disney Baseball Roster must be filled out online with players name and uniform number and date of birth. Please read the Tournament Rules to ensure your team's compliance.

You can submit your roster at your team registration page at gotsport.com

Eligibility

Players that are eligible to be added to your team roster are determined by the player age by May 1, 2017. These guidelines are:

8U — Born no earlier than May 1, 2008
10U — Born no earlier than May 1, 2006
11U — Born no earlier than May 1, 2005
12U — Born no earlier than May 1, 2004
13U — Born no earlier than May 1, 2003
14U — Born no earlier than May 1, 2002
16U — Born no earlier than May 1, 2000
18U — Born no earlier than May 1, 1998


A maximum of 20 players and 4 non-players (ie. coaches, scorekeeper, manager) will be allowed per team. A maximum of 2 bat boys/girls will be allowed per team and are required to be listed on team roster as well as have a waiver completed. All participants are required to purchase a travel package and be listed on the rooming list with Sports Travel.

Guest Player Registration

Are you a player whose team will not be attending, but would like the opportunity to guest play with one of our participating teams? Players interested in being an eligible guest player can register online. Guest Players will be required to purchase the minimum travel package through Disney Sports Travel in order to participate.



COACHES:

If you are interested in adding a guest player to your team please follow the steps outlined below to access and add available guest players.

How to add a Guest Player to your roster:

  • Go to your Got Sport team page
  • Click on "Disney Labor Day Baseball Classic" under Events Registration History
  • Click on the tab that says "Guest Player"
  • Select and contact the player from the list and add to your team

Custom Team Merchandise

Get excited for your visit and let everyone know that you're on "The Road to Walt Disney World Resort" with customizable ESPN Complex merchandise for the whole team! Learn more at disneythemeparkmerchandise.com. When you play here you're playing at the next level, right in the middle of the magic.

EVENT AT A GLANCE

DATES

Event:
September 1-4, 2017

Regular Registration:
April 1- July 17, 2017

Registration Deadline:
July 17, 2017

ELIGIBILITY

Team:
Open to teams consisting of up to 20 players of proper eligibility. Please see rules for eligibility requirement.

Age Divisions:
8U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U

Player Eligibility:
Players ages 6-16 may participate. Age is based on May 1, 2017 age cutoff.

COMPETITION LEVEL

Open Competition

FEES

Regular Registration Fee:
$575

Travel package required

CONTACT

Disney Baseball Office
Phone: 407-938-3802
Email Us →

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