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Disney New Year's Baseball Classic End 2017 with a bang and ring in the new year with the excitement of baseball at Walt Disney World® Resort!

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Schedule

Day/Date Activity Details
Wednesday
Dec 27
Registration 10am-6pm Champion Stadium
Wednesday
Dec 27
Skills Competition 5pm-8:30pm Champion Stadium

Thursday
Dec 28

Tournament Play 8am-9pm EWWS

Friday
Dec 29

Tournament Play 8am-9pm EWWS
Saturday
Dec 30
Tournament Play 8am-9pm EWWS
Sunday
Dec 31
Championship Play 8am-9pm EWWS
Monday
Jan 1
Championship Play 8am-3pm
Monday
Jan 1
Awards Ceremonies* After completion of each game

Events are as follows:


Home Run Derby: NO MORE THAN 2 PARTICIPANTS PER TEAM. Players will hit a pitched ball over a fence.
Golden Arm: Players will throw a baseball into a stationary target
Roadrunner: Players will be timed from second base to home plate
Around the Horn: 4 PLAYERS PER TEAM. Throw a baseball around the horn for time.


*Awards will be given to the 1st place finisher in each event for each age division*

Detailed completion schedules will be available approximately 10 days prior to event competition. Schedules will be available here once released.

Skills Competition

Disney New Year's Baseball Classic Home Run Derby and Skills Competition will return for its 3rd year, giving your players the opportunity to compete with others and individually! Competition is from 5:30pm - 8:30pm on December 27, 2017. A mandatory meeting will be held at 5pm in Champion Stadium to explain the rules and provide each event's location.


Please print out the Skills Competition Entry Form and submit prior to December 15th if your team would like to participate.


Events are as follows:


Home Run Derby: NO MORE THAN 2 PARTICIPANTS PER TEAM. Players will hit a pitched ball over a fence.
Golden Arm: Players will throw a baseball into a stationary target.
Roadrunner: Players will be timed from second base to home plate
Around the Horn: 4 PLAYERS PER TEAM. Throw a baseball around the horn for time.


*Awards will be given to the 1st place finisher in each event for each age division*


Participating Teams

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

Registration

Registration is now open for the Disney New Year's Baseball Classic at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Dates:December 28, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Age Divisions: 8U, 9U,10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U, 18U
Team Registration Fee:
$850 (Jul 1 – Nov 13, 2017)
Hotel Stay*: Rooms booked through Anthony Travel.
*All participants (athletes and coaches) are required to purchase a minimum hotel stay through our approved travel provider. For complete details, view the Hotels information



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 November 13th 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 New Year's Baseball Classic and submit registration fee once invoiced.

Reserve Hotel Through Anthony Travel
All athletes and coaches are required to book a minimum room requirement through Anthony Travel. Rooms are blocked at several hotels for Disney New Year's Baseball Classic event participants and spectators. To make your reservations, please visit Anthony Travel or call (866) 913-7166 for more information.

Participate in Express Check-in
Teams are required to have the team roster, birth certificates and completed waivers uploaded to GotSport by December 4th, 2017. Please see On-site Check in tab for more information

Attend On-Site Registration
A team representative is required to attend on-site check-in to verify information and receive the team's credentials for entrance to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Please see On-site Check in tab for more information

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 Hotels

Rooms are blocked at several hotels for all Disney Baseball event participants and spectators. All participants (athletes and coaches) are required to stay in one of the tournament hotels and must make their reservations through Anthony Travel, the official Travel Provider for this tournament. Please note: Failure to make your reservations through Anthony Travel will result in the removal of your team for this tournament.


To make your reservations, please visit Anthony Travel or call 1-866-913-7166 for more information.


Theme Parks

For information on purchasing Walt Disney World® Theme Park tickets please contact Anthony Travel at (866) 913-7166. With your schedule finalized, it is the perfect time to plan ahead for your Walt Disney World Theme Park experiences. We have prepared sample morning and evening Theme Park itineraries for you to help you make the most of your time away from the playing field.

  • Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Epcot®
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios®

  • Experience the magic of Disney for less! Depending on which Walt Disney World® Theme Park Ticket you choose, you can save over 40% by purchasing through Anthony Travel. This offer is exclusive to tournament participants and spectators with a variety of ticket options to suit your travel plans. Take advantage of these specially- priced tickets and fully experience Disney!

    For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit AnthonyTravel.com or call (866) 913-7166

    Team Meal 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 of ESPN Wide World of Sports. Menu items include burgers, sandwiches, and salads as well as an assortment of desserts and beverages.

    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® Resort 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 Disney's GameDay Photos service, and a professional Disney photographer will exclusively cover your team and/or athlete.*


    * To ensure quality photography, only teams and/or athletes that register for Disney's GameDay Photos you receive the best photos possible, we do not photograph all games and participants but only those who reserve a photographer. By focusing on the athletes that have registered for photography, we are able to capture more images so you have a greater selection to choose from.

    Directions, Venues & Maps

    Teams participating in Disney New Year's Baseball Classic will compete at the following venues:

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

    Complex Admission

    Admission is required for all of your team's coaches, athletes and spectators visiting ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex*. All athletes and coaches will receive a length-of-event admission credential at on-site registration. Spectators may purchase daily or length-of-event admission tickets at the ESPN Wide World of Sports box office. Pre-arrival ticket purchase is not available for this event.
    • Daily admission*
      • Ages 3-9: $13.00
      • Ages 10+: $18.00
    • Length-of-event admission*
      • Ages 3-9: $52.00
      • Ages 10+: $72.00
    • Children under 3: No Charge

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

    Transportation

    All teams are responsible for providing transportation to and from ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and other, off-site venues. For assistance in booking rental cars, please contact Anthony Travel or call 1-866-913-7166 for more information.

    On-Site Event Check-In

    New! Express Check-In
    In order to expedite on-site event check-in, all teams must upload all required documents into their GotSport team account by December 4th, 2017. For additional details, click on the link below.

    Express Check-in details

    On-site Check-in:
    Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
    Venue: Champion Stadium

    At least one team representative must attend on-site check-in.

    Required Documents

    In order to expedite on-site event check-in, all teams must upload all required documents into their GotSport team account by December 4th, 2017. For additional details, click on the link below.

    Express Check-in details

    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 into GotSport by December 4th, 2017


    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 uploaded to GotSport by December 4th, 2017. 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.

    Roster
    Complete your tournament roster here and include participant's first and last name, jersey number, and date of birth. Please see Rules, Rosters & Eligibility tab for more details.

    Rules, Rosters, & Eligibility

    Rules

    Please view the tournament rules for Disney New Year's 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, 2018. These guidelines are:

    8U Born no earlier than May 1, 2009
    9U Born no earlier than May 1, 2008
    10U Born no earlier than May 1, 2007
    11U Born no earlier than May 1, 2006
    12U Born no earlier than May 1, 2005
    13U Born no earlier than May 1, 2004
    14U Born no earlier than May 1, 2003
    16U Born no earlier than May 1, 2001
    18U Born no earlier than May 1, 1999

    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.


    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 New Year's 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:
    Dec. 28, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018

    Registration:
    Now - Nov. 13, 2017

    Application Deadline:
    Nov. 13, 2017

    ELIGIBILITY

    Age Divisions:
    8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U, & 18U

    Player Eligibility:
    Age Divisions determined by May 1, 2018 age cutoff.

    COMPETITION LEVEL

    Moderate – High

    FEES (per team)

    $850 (Jul 1 – Nov 13, 2017)

    CONTACT

    Disney Baseball
    407-938-3802

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