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Disney Memorial Day Baseball Classic Logo Start the Summer baseball season with a Disney Baseball Tournament! Disney Memorial Day Baseball Classic at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex blends ESPN entertainment with the Walt Disney World® Resort!
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Schedule

Schedules will be released approximately 10 days prior to competition. View schedules here once released.
Day/Date Activity Scheduled Times
Thursday
5/25/2017
Registration

4:00PM - 7:00PM

Thursday
5/25/2017
Practice (Open to Disney Memorial Day Baseball VIP package teams only)

4:00PM - 7:00PM

Friday
5/26/2017
Pool Play begins

8:00AM - 4:00PM *

Saturday
5/27/2017
Pool Play Continues
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM *
Sunday
5/28/2017
Bracket Play Begins

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM *

Monday
5/29/2017
Semi-Finals/Finals
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM *
Monday
5/29/2017
Awards to follow championship games

*Subject to change. This is a general idea of each day's schedule only.

Participating Teams

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

Registration

Dates: May 26-29, 2017
*Age Divisions: 8U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U
Team Entry Fee:
  • Early Team Registration: Now- December 31, 2016- $750;
  • Regular Team Registration January 1, 2017-April 26, 2017- $975
Travel Package: Anyone listed on the team roster must book through Disney Sports Travel to participate in the tournament. Visit the Travel Package tab to learn how to save big on team registration fees!


Team Registration Includes:
  • Four (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 April 10th 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

Register for 2017 Disney Memorial Day Baseball Classic and submit registration fee once accepted.

Contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810 or email wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com to book your hotel accommodations or 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

Finalize roster and upload completed participant and coach waivers to GotSport 30 days prior to arrival to qualify for Priority Check-in.

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

Host Hotel and Travel Package

Anyone listed on the team roster is required to book through Disney Sports Travel to participate in the tournament.

New in 2017, teams and spectators have more convenient and flexible resort package options to choose from.

The Disney Memorial Day Baseball Base package starts at $145 per person (based on quad occupancy) and includes 4-nights hotel accommodations and a mini golf ticket.

The Disney Memorial Day Baseball VIP package offers a more comprehensive experience starting at $399 per person (based on quad occupancy).

  • Four (4) night accommodation at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
  • 2-Day Magic Your Way® Base Ticket which entitles you to two (2) days admission to one of the following for each day of the ticket: Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park
  • Disney's Magical Express® includes motorcoach transportation from Orlando International Airport to WDW® Resorts
  • Transportation from select WDW® Resorts to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during the event
  • Transportation from WDW® Resorts to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and other attractions
  • Exclusive to VIP package teams - One (1) hour practice time at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during onsite registration on Thursday, May 25.

Save Even More: Teams that purchase the VIP package have their registration fee waived and an exclusive team practice time on registration day. For more information and additional options, please contact Disney Sports Travel via email wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com or phone at (407) 939-7810.

How to Qualify:

Step 1: Register your team by using the voucher codes MDGEZJEZ by February 15, 2017:

Step 2: Book and pay a deposit on the Disney Memorial Day Baseball Weekend VIP package for your whole roster through Disney Sports Travel by February 15, 2017. Packages start at $399 per person at Disney's All Star Sports Resort and $456 per person at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. These prices are based on quad occupancy.

Spectators purchasing the travel package have the option of adding the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex length-of-event (LOE) ticket for the event to the package. Your Disney Sports Travel agent can also assist with ticket upgrades, additional room nights, vehicle rentals, and airfare 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. Menu items include burgers, sandwiches, and salads as well as an assortment of desserts and beverages.

Dining Options 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.

Special Functions
Special food and beverage options may be available for your event, including catered meals or private parties. Please check your event listing on the web site or contact us for more information.

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

Gameday Photography

Don't miss a magical moment! Register for the ESPN Wide World of Sports 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 ESPN Wide World of Sports Gameday Photos will receive photo 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 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

    Spectator admission is required for all tournament games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Length-of-Event tournament passes (LOE) allow for admission to all days of the tournament.


    • Daily admission: Adults 10+ $18.00, Children 3-9 $13.00
    • LOE admission: Adults 10+ $54.00, Children 3-9 $39.00

    LOE and daily admission tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable, regardless of number of days your team competes. Spectators purchasing the travel package have the option of adding the "length-of-event (LOE) ticket to the package. Spectators can purchase their packages through Disney Sports Travel by calling 407-939-7810

    Transportation

    Guests who do not stay at a WDW® owned and operated resort will be responsible for their own transportation.

    Guests who stay at a WDW® Resort but do not purchase the VIP package may be eligible for Disney's Magical Express®, but they will be responsible for their own transportation between their resort and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Ask your Sports Travel coordinator to confirm your eligibility for DME.

    Guests who purchase the VIP package may be eligible for Disney's Magical Express® and will receive complimentary event transportation between their resort and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Ask your Sports Travel coordinator to confirm your eligibility for DME.

    Disney's Magical Express offers the perfect game plan for a hassle free arrival to and from Orlando International Airport. This exclusive, complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery service conveniently provides transportation for your team from Orlando International Airport to and from Walt Disney World® owned and operated resorts.

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

    On-Site Event Check-In

    Express Check-in is an option for teams to help expedite the on-site check-in process. Coaches are able to upload both the athlete and coach waiver forms, as well as proof of age into the team's Got Sport account prior to May 5th, 2017. For more detailed information please visit Express Check-in instructions. Coaches will still be required to attend on-site check-in.

    On-site registration will take place May 25 from 4-7pm in Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Teams must send one representative to check in and receive credentials that grant access to ESPN Wide World of Sports for competition. Teams will be required to present documents including athlete proof of age and Disney Sports Waivers to receive credentials if they did not participate in Express Check-In.

    The tournament director and umpire in chief will be present to answer any tournament related questions.

    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 presented at on-site check-in.


    Before distributing these forms:

    • Before distributing these forms, the coach should print the Team/School Name & Division in the "Participant Information" section on the form.
    • Photocopy the number of forms you require.
    • There is no limit to the number of athletes and coaches you wish to bring, but all are required to purchase a participant package.
    • All minors (under age 18) must have a parent or legal guardian sign the "Release and Indemnity" section.
    • The Coach is responsible for photocopying, distributing, collecting, and returning all waivers.
    • All waivers should be brought to On-Site Check-In registration if not uploaded into Got Sport prior to May 5th.

    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 must be brought to On-Site Event Check In. 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

    View Rules for Disney Memorial Day Baseball Classic

    Roster

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

    You can submit your roster on your team registration page by clicking here

    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.

    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.


    Your information will be provided to coaches that are looking for guest players. Remember, in order to participate, all players and coaches are required to have a current USSF or their Affiliates Player/Coach Pass Card.

    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 Memorial 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:
    May 26 - 29, 2017

    Registration:
    Early Team Registration:
    Now- December 31, 2016

    Regular Team Registration:
    January 1, 2017-April 26, 2017

    ELIGIBILITY

    Team:
    Please see rules for eligibility requirement

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

    Player Eligibility:
    Ages 6-16 may participate, based on May 1, 2017 age cutoff.

    COMPETITION LEVEL

    Open

    FEES

    Early Team Registration:
    Now- December 31, 2016 - $750

    Regular Team Registration:
    January 1, 2017- April 26, 2017 - $975

    CONTACT

    Disney Baseball Office
    407-938-3802 - phone

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