Opening Ceremonies

-Perris, CA, Big League Dreams

 

The International World Series Opening Ceremonies will be
held at the Big League Dreams Facility in Perris, California.

This fun-filled event is free admission to all featuring music, 

team pin trading throughout the day, delicious food and

beverage, vendors selling both baseball and non-baseball

related goods, and of course the skills competitions.

All team managers are required to attend a mandatory

tournament meeting with USSSA IWS Officials at the event.

This memorable event is known to attract the crowds so

please come early and secure yourself a parking spot

as spaces are limited.

 

RV Parking in designated area ONLY or on the street.

No holding parking spaces by parking cars long ways, roping off, cones etc. All spaces must be available for cars, no tables/chairs/tents/bbq’s etc can be used to save spaces.

We look forward to seeing you there.

*2019 Opening Ceremonies at Perris, CA

   Ceremony Details

Overview:

This event draws big numbers

every year so please plan to

come early and secure yourself

parking. Players generally roam

throughout the facility and trade

collectible pins with players from

other teams. If your team hasn't

already ordered pins, please go

to www.thepincreator.com for

the best pins in the business at

great prices. There will be

food and beverage vendors offering a delicious variety so you may not want to save your appetite until arriving at the field. An inflatable jumper will be setup for the kids. Parking and admission for Opening Day Ceremonies is free. 

Skills Competition Field Assignments:

All teams/participating players must report to assigned fields by for their competitions start time. A player may only participate in one event. We are sorry but no exceptions can be made in this matter. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Skills Fields:

-Fenway 

-Pawtucket

-Yankee 

-Angel 

-Dodger

-Durham

Managers Meeting:

This meeting is mandatory for tournament participation. If you are unable to send the team's manager, please send an authorized representative in his or her stead. The meeting will go over some of the rules and expectations of the event and also presents great opportunity for manager's to have their inquiries answered. The meeting will be held in the covered soccer pavilion.

Skills Competition 6u-11u Event #1, 9u-14u Event #2:

40-YARD DASH: (2 max per team)

A player from each participating team will race in a 40-yard sprint to determine the fastest player from each division.

TIMED RELAY RACE: (4 max per team)

Four players per team, each player takes a spot at home plate, 1st base, 2nd base, and 3rd base. The race begins with the player positioned at home plate running with baseball in hand to the player positioned at first. Player then hands ball off to player at first and then that player continues the same process to player at 2nd, then that player in turn does the same to the player at third who then runs home. Please note that the baseball must be handed off to next player and not tossed which can result in disqualification. Fastest team wins. 

TIMED AROUND THE HORN: (5 max per team)

Five players (Catcher, 1b, 2b, 3b, ss) from one team will each position themselves to occupy all the three bases and home plate. The activity begins with the ball placed on home plate and the catcher in a squat behind the plate making a throw to second base covered by the second baseman, second making throw to first base, first making throw back to second base now covered by the shortstop, short making the throw to 3rd base, and 3rd making the final throw back to home, the time will be recorded when the catcher catches the ball and touches home plate. Each player must touch their respective bag/plate prior to each throw. The team with the fastest time "around the horn" will win.  A team may attempt a 2nd attempt but the 2nd attempt will be their recorded time no matter the outcome.

ACCURACY: (not in other skills)

Each participating team will have a representing player line up at a designated position in centerfield. When instructed to begin, that player will throw a total of 5 baseballs (one at a time) at a designated target near home plate. The player with most target hits wins. 

Home Run Derby: (1 max per team)

The "Granddaddy" of them all. The player will align themselves in the batter's box and have a coach or adult they provide throw them 10 pitches from behind an L-Screen. The player who hits the most home runs from their 10 pitches wins the event. 

Skills Competition 12u-14u Combine (Week 1 Only):

40 Yard Dash (2 max per team)

Pitching Velocity (3 max per team)

Catchers Pop Time (3 max per team)

Around The Horn (5 max per team)

Home Run Derby (1 max per team)

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Click below to fill out Skills Competition forms (Managers Only)
6u-11u    -    12-14u

9:00am:
Gates Open

10:00am:

Fungo/Cornhole Registraion

10:30am-11:30am:
Manager's Fungo Challenge & Team Parent Cornhole Challenge (24')
Fungo: Even Ages (DODGER)
Fungo: Odd Ages (FENWAY)
Cornhole: All Team Parents (YANKEE)

11:00am: SKILLS
Accuracy Challenge
*only for players not competing in other events

(All ages ANGEL STADIUM)


12:00pm: SKILLS
40 Yard Dash
(All ages ANGEL STADIUM)


12:45pm: PARADE
Team Parade Line Up
Even Ages (YANKEE)
Odd Ages (FENWAY)


1:00pm: PARADE
Team Parade, National Anthem, First Pitch
(DODGER)


2:15pm: 
Managers Meeting

(all ages except 6u)
mandatory for each team to have a manager or authorized team representative there taking place at Soccer Pavilion

2:15pm: SKILLS (6U ONLY)
6u Skills Competitions
RELAY RACE
AROUD THE HORN
HR DERBY

(ANGEL REPLICA)

3:30pm: SKILLS (7U-11U)
-Relay Race
-Around The Horn
-HR Derby

7U (ANGEL)
8U (YANKEE)
9U (PAWTUCKET)
10U (DURHAM)
11U (FENWAY)


3:30pm: SKILLS (12U-14U)
-Velocity
-Catchers Pop Time

-Around The Horn

-HR Derby
(DODGER REPLICA)

Click below to fill out Skills Competition forms (Managers Only)
9U-14U

 

 

9:00am:
Gates Open


10:00am:
Manager's Fungo Challenge & Team Parent Cornhole Challenge (24')
Fungo: Even Ages (DODGER)
Fungo: Odd Ages (FENWAY)
Cornhole: All Team Parents (YANKEE)


 

 


11:00am: SKILLS

40 Yard Dash

*2 Max Per Team

(9u & 10u YANKEE REPLICA)

(11U & 12U FENWAY REPLICA)

(13U & 14U DODGER REPLICA)
 

 



11:30am: SKILLS

Accuracy Challenge

*only for players not competing in other events

(9u & 10u YANKEE REPLICA)

(11U & 12U FENWAY REPLICA)

(13U & 14U DODGER REPLICA)

12:45pm: PARADE

Team Parade Line Up

Even Ages (YANKEE)

Odd Ages (FENWAY)

1:00pm: PARADE

Team Parade, National Anthem, First Pitch

(DODGER)

2:15pm: 

Managers Meeting

mandatory for each team to have a manager or authorized team representative there taking place at Soccer Pavilion

 

3:30pm: SKILLS

-Relay Race

-Around The Horn

-HR Derby

 

Fields:

09u - PAWTUCKET
10u - DURHAM
11u - FENWAY
12u - YANKEE
13u - ANGEL
14u - DODGER


   
 

Week 2 (AA/AAA)

Opening Ceremonies

FRIDAY JUNE 24TH

(Times/Events Subject to Change)

Week 1 Majors

Opening Ceremonies

FRIDAY JUNE 17TH

(Times/Events Subject to Change)