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DATES: Thursday, July 29 Team Check-In/Team Meeting (Cleveland Convention Center)
Friday, July 30 - Friday, August 6 Competition
Saturday, August 7 Rain date
Wednesday, August 4 Celebration Ceremony (Gund Arena 7:30 p.m.)
The AAU Age 16:Under Division National Baseball Championship is played as part of the University Hospitals Health System 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games. The 1999 Championship will be played at the following locations.
FACILITIES: Cuyahoga Community College West Parma, OH
Brecksville High School Brecksville, OH
Solon Community Park Solon, OH
University School Hunting Valley, OH
Rocky River High School Rocky River, OH
Jacobs Field Cleveland, OH
AGE DIVISION: 16:Under
ENTRY DEADLINE: All entry information must be RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1999. All entry fees must be in the form of either a cashier's check or money order. No personal checks will be accepted. Please make payable to 1999 AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE DATE OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE. OVERNIGHT DELIVERY IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The Local Organizing Committee has spent many hours planning and preparing for this event. In order to make it a great success, we are asking for your cooperation. It is the responsibility of the coach, designated person of the team, or athlete to return all the necessary monies and completed forms by the deadline date. The responsibility of the Local Organizing Committee and the AAU is ONLY TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ENTRY (S) BASED ON DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED AND NOT TO MAKE SURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.
ENTRY FEE: $500.00 per team. Make cashier check or money order payable to 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games.
AAU MEMBERSHIP: All athletes, coaches, and bat-persons must be members of their AAU Association and must present their AAU membership card at Team check-in. In addition, all teams must be registered as an AAU Club with their AAU Association and must comply with the regulations of the AAU Code.
COMPETITION FORMAT: A double pool play to medal round bracket play format is used in all AAU National Baseball Championships. The exact format of the tournament and the size of each pool will depend on the number of entries and other extenuating circumstances.
NOTE: Once there are only two teams left, the next game will be the championship game no matter who wins. (This is the same format as used in the College World Series in order to determine the championship team.)
RULES OF PLAY: 1999 High School Baseball Rules as published by the National Federation of State High School Associations except where modified. Games will be seven (7) innings in length. A player may pitch in a cumulative maximum of ten (10) innings in consecutive calendar days after which that player may not pitch the next calendar day. Designated hitter and re-entry rules will apply to any starting player. The 10-run rule will be in effect except in bronze and gold medal games.
TEAMQUALIFICATION: Gold medal teams from each AAU Association qualifying tournament automatically gain a berth into the AAU 16-Under National Championship. If an AAU Association Championship consists of less than five (5) teams, only the gold medalist may advance. If an AAU Association Championship consists of five (5) to seven (7) teams, the gold and silver medalists may advance. If an AAU Association Championship consists of eight (8) to eleven (11) teams, the gold, silver, and bronze medalists may advance. If an AAU Association Championship consists of twelve (12) to fifteen (15) teams, the gold, silver, bronze and copper medalists may advance. If an Association Championship consists of sixteen (16) to twenty-three (23) teams, the gold, silver, bronze, and copper medalists and the fifth place team may advance. If an Association Championship consists of twenty-four (24) or more teams, the gold, silver, bronze, and copper medalists and the fifth and sixth place teams may advance. No teams below a sixth place finish can advance to a National Championship without written approval from the AAU National Baseball Executive Committee.
INDIVIDUALPLAYER ELIGIBILITY: A player may play in only one (1) age division (Association Championship qualifier and corresponding National competition) per membership year and must remain in the same age division throughout Association and National competitions. A team member on the roster of an Association team that qualifies for the National Championship must remain on the roster of that team and is ineligible for National Invitational Championship competition. A team member on the roster of an Association team that commits to National Invitational Championship competition is ineligible for National Championship competition.
All players must be on site and registered for competition prior to the team's final game in the initial round of pool play in order to be eligible for subsequent rounds of pool play, championship bracket play, or consolation bracket play.
Any questions pertaining to the eligibility of a player or team shall be directed to the National Baseball Committee representative at the championship. No member of the Local Organizing Committee shall have the authority to rule on player or team eligibility.
If a player is found to be ineligible prior to the start of the tournament, the player will be expelled from the tournament. If a player is found to be ineligible after the tournament has begun, the entire team will be expelled from the tournament.
Coaches are responsible to see that their players and team meet all eligibility requirements.
CHECK-IN: Pre-Registration: It is extremely important that all entries be received in Cleveland no later than the previously mentioned deadline date. ALL TEAM ENTRY FORM (S) RECEIVED BEYOND THAT DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! Of course, we want as many athletes as possible to participate, so please get all entry forms in on time. Again, guaranteed overnight delivery will become mandatory if it is the only way to ensure compliance with the deadline date.
On-Site Check In: Check-In for all teams participating will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center located at 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Upon arrival at the Convention Center, please follow posted signs to the Check-in Area. For check-in hours, mapping, and specific directions from locations throughout Greater Cleveland, please consult your Athletes', Coaches' and Parents' Handbook.
Directions to Athlete Check-In:
From the South: Take either I-77 or I-71 North into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
From the East: Take I-90 West to downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Turn left (South) at the light. Then two lights to St. Clair Avenue and make a right. The Cleveland Convention center will be on your right after one light.
From the West: Take I-90 East into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street Exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
All players will be required to present a photo ID to verify identity at Team Check-In at the Cleveland Convention Center.
PLAYER AGE All players must have been born on or after August 1, 1982. Proof of age will be required at time of entry . Only the
DETERMINATION: following documents are acceptable:
a) A copy of birth record from the STATE, COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
b) A copy of the delayed registration of birth (originals may be requested) if the athlete's birth was not recorded on the day of birth, issued by any of the same bodies listed.
c) Consular Service Form FS-240, "Report of Birth," issued by the US State Department.
d) Immigration and Naturalization Forms I-151 and I-25 and Form 43-R311-7 issued by the United States Department of Justice.
HOSPITAL RECORDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE !
PLAYER ROSTER: Rosters at the AAU National Championship are limited to a maximum of 20 players. A team advancing to an AAU National Championship tournament from at least a three (3) team Association Championship shall be allowed to add or replace up to five (5) players on its AAU Association roster (to a team maximum of 20), provided the replacement players and players being added were listed on the roster of a team participating in the same age division in the same Association Championship.
TEAM PHOTO: A team photo is mandatory for each team with all players identified. If a player is not in the team photo, an individual photo of that player must accompany the entry.
COACHES: Each team is entitled to a maximum of three (3) bench personnel (head coach and assistant coaches) and two (2) bat-persons. Each individual must be a registered AAU member. The daily tournament admission fee for these coaches, athletes, and bat-persons is included in the team entry fee.
COACHES' ATTIRE: Coaches do not need to be in full uniform, but should be in appropriate matching athletic attire, consistent with the team uniform (such as collared shirts and coaches' shorts, with athletic shoes).
BATPERSONS: No more than two (2) bat-persons may be registered by each team, provided that each bat person is at least nine (9) years of age at the time of the tournament and is a registered AAU member. Bat-persons must wear approved batting helmets while in live-ball areas.
COACHES' MEETING: THURSDAY, JULY 29 at 8:00p.m: The head coach from each team is required to attend a coaches' meeting which will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center.
AWARDS: Team trophies and individual AAU Junior Olympic Games medals will be awarded to the top eight (8) teams in the medal round. Team trophies will be awarded to the top two (2) teams in the consolation bracket. In addition, a twenty (20) member All-Tournament Team will be selected along with the baseball winner of the Joel Ferrell AAU Junior Olympic Games Award.
The presentation of awards will be held immediately following completion of championship bracket games.
HOUSING: All requests for housing will be handled by LCI Travel. Simply call our toll free number at 1-888-524-8785. A list of hotels and areas in which they are located can be found in the Athletes', Coaches', and Parents' Handbook. Review this information and then call the reservations number. Be sure to have the following information ready:
· the sport you will be competing in
· the number of people in your party
· the number of rooms you need
· your arrival and departure dates
· your credit card number
IMPORTANT: Please note all hotels will send a confirmation with their individual cancellation policies. Each hotel may differ. If you have not received a confirmation within 30 days of making your reservation, please contact LCI Travel.
Dormitory housing will also be available at Cleveland State University, and Baldwin-Wallace College. Ask the operator for details!
CELEBRATION CEREMONY: The Celebration Ceremony will be held at Gund Arena on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:30 pm. To facilitate your arrival at the event, the Local Organizing Committee is setting up a hassle free transportation system that will make scheduled pick-ups at convenient locations throughout the Cleveland area and deliver you right to the arena doors. At the conclusion of the Celebration Ceremony, you will board the shuttles and be returned to your parking location. In order to arrive at the arena in time for the festivities, please plan to use the transportation system by utilizing the parking lots located close to your hotel. (A detailed map and parking directions will be provided at athlete check-in at the Cleveland Convention Center). Enjoy the spectacular show without the hassle of restrictive parking. Please be sure to fill out the appropriate section of your Event Registration Forms so that we can accurately plan to have enough shuttles at designated locations to pick you up! We look forward to seeing you at this year's Celebration Ceremony!
INSIGNIA: The official AAU Baseball cloth emblem must be affixed to the left sleeve of the primary uniform jersey worn by each player and coach during the National competition. A uniform with an official AAU Baseball cloth emblem must be worn to (1) opening ceremonies, (2) first preliminary pool game, and (3) final game in both championship and consolation brackets.
CONDUCT: Players' and coaches' conduct should be above reproach, both on and off the diamond. Any misconduct will result in disqualification from the championship. Coaches listed on the official team roster will be responsible for the conduct of their players and for any damages incurred to the hotel (s) or motel(s) or facilities used by their roster players. Any player or coach who is ejected from a game will also be disqualified from that team's following game. The second occurrence during the tournament results in suspension for the remainder of the tournament as well as possible imposition of further sanctions.
PROTESTS: Protests must be made verbally with the umpire by the offended team at the time of the play and before the next pitch. A fee of $100.00 cash (refunded if upheld) must accompany the protest. All decisions of the protest committee shall be final. Only decisions involving the misinterpretation or misapplication of a rule may be protested. No protest shall be allowed in matters involving solely the officials' judgment.
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BASEBALL ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
Entry Deadline: All entry materials must be received at the University Hospitals Health System 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games Office in Cleveland no later than Wednesday, July 14, 1999. If necessary, you must utilize overnight delivery service to ensure that your entry is received on time. Late entries will not be accepted!
Entry Fee: The entry fee is $500.00 per team and is non-refundable. The entry fee entitles your team to a maximum of three (3) coaches credentials. Money orders or certified checks only! Please make payments payable to: 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games.
and mail to:
University Hospitals Health System
1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games
1468 West 9th Street, #220
Cleveland, OH 44113
Entry Forms: THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST BE FORWARDED ALONG WITH WHITE COPIES OF THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ENTRY FORM AND TEAM ROSTER FORM TO THE CLEVELAND ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE:
1. Baseball Individual Athlete Entry Form for each player and bat person.
2. Signed Athlete Waiver/Release/Agreement to Participate Form for each player and bat person.
3. Coaches' Entry Form for each coach (Maximum of three)
4. Team Entry Fee ($500.00)
5. Team photo with all players identified. Individual photos are responsible for individual players who do not appear in the team photo
THE YELLOW AND PINK COPY OF BOTH THE TEAM ENTRY FORM AND TEAM ROSTER FORM, A LEGIBLE COPY OF EACH ATHLETE'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE (AS WELL AS A COPY OF THE ENTRY FEE CASHIER'S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER) MUST BE MAILED TO:
AAU National Headquarters
Attn: AAU Baseball
1910 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(The above address should be used for overnight or express service only!)
Birth certificates that are illegible due to poor quality are unacceptable.
AAU Membership: All personnel on the field or in the dugout must have 1999 individual AAU membership cards.
NOTE: Membership cards must be presented at Team check-in, but should not be sent with the above materials.
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