Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

USSSA World Series Baseball FAQ'S

 

  • How does my team qualify to play in a Global World Series? - All teams must play a Global Qualifier and State.  Teams must qualify for the State.  These vary from state to state so teams must address this requirement with their state director.  Finish does not matter.  Space is limited in general to 24 teams per age group.  Unpaid teams can be bumped once team count reaches 24 teams.
  • What is an OPEN GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP? - It is an open non-qualifying event,meaning that all USSSA teams are eligible to play regardless of previous event played.  It will be ran as a Global Qualifier and will run like a WS type event over a three day period. It will use a modified global bracket and with flights being set by class and power ratings prior to start of pool play.  Format is 2 pool into Global Brackets.  majors/AAAs will go in one flight and AA/As will go into another flight prior to pool play. (Host reserves the right to move teams up or down as required to execute the event)  Space is limited in general to 16 teams per age group.  
  • What is the cost to register my team for the Global World Series? - Registration fees are $835 for the Global World Series for all ages.  These prices include the online credit card processing fee and cost of insurance to cover all teams.  Payments must be made online at www.usssa.com to complete registration. (Note: There is a separate gate fee for spectators.)
  • What is the cost to register my team for the OPEN Global Championship? - Registration fees $420 for 7/8s, $450 for 9/12s, and $500 for 13/14s.  These prices include the online credit card processing fee and cost of insurance to cover all teams.  Payments must be made online at www.usssa.com to complete registration.  (Note:  There is a separate gate fee for spectators)
  • Is my team registered and are we guaranteed to be part of the world series during the week we specified? - You can register now and pay later.  Maximum numbers of teams may be limited to the first 24 teams for each age group, and could be lower if one age groups reaches this number earlier.  Teams who register now will be notified by e-mail when payments must be made. 
  • What fields will my team play at each day? - There are several fields that are utilized for the Global World Series. All fields are within a 10-15 mile area from each other and all are easily accessible from accommodations located in Gulf Shore and Orange Beach. In general, 7, 8, 9, 11 & 13's play in Gulf Shores and Foley.  10 & 12's play in Orange Beach.  Older age groups play in all locations.
  • What is the difference between a Coach Pitch World Series and a Global World Series? ALL EVENTS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE OPEN GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE RAN AS GLOBALS IN 2017.  A Global World Series in an alternate form of a USSSA World Series.  The format is four game pool play into a eight team global bracket,  six game guarantee.  WEEK 1 IS THE ONLY WEEK AVAILABLE FOR 7s AND 8s AS A GLOBAL WORLD SERIES.
  • What's the price for a tournament pass? Tournament passes and merchandise is available for purchase online now at USSSA Southeast's Website at the USA Merchandise link.  Discount spectator passes available now and will progressively increase in price as we move closer to the event. Official merchandise is also available at the on-line store.  Discounts will be given for early purchase until March 31, 2017. 
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