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2018 Opening Day Skills Challenges

Opening Day Skills Challenges for June 23rd and July 7th, 2018

COACHES & PARENTS, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

ALL Skills Challenges require PRE-REGISTRATION, and have deadlines!
Please read below and click on the links for questions, rules, times, locations and registration.

Answers to all questions are contained on the links provided below. Please do not call us directly with questions as each event is hosted and administered by the sponsoring parties.

Again, each activity has a link with very detailed information provided, including registration and registration deadlines, etc. (THERE ARE HARD DEADLINES TO REGISTER FOR EACH OF THE SKILLS EVENTS, DON'T MISS THOSE DEADLINES.) We hope everyone enjoys all the on-field activities that are planned for Opening Day of the 2018 AAYBA Texas World Series, and we hope that all teams, families, and friends enjoy a wonderful day of PIN TRADING and tailgating at the Bakersfield Park!

Visit Our Online Store to Pre-Purchase AAYBA Merchandise Here

 
NEW for 2018!!! Dick's Sporting Goods "Around the Horn" & "Fastest Player" Challenges

NEW for 2018 --- Dick's Sporting Goods is sponsoring TWO CHALLENGES:

1) The Dick's Sporting Goods - AROUND THE HORN Challenge! Sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods. This event is sponsored and administered by Dick's Sporting Goods and will be held on Bakersfield 8. Teams of 5 players (Catcher, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B) will compete in a timed "Around the Horn Challenge". The winning teams will be announced and awarded during the Opening Ceremonies right after the Parade of Teams! Click on the link below to see all the information and to register! Pre-registration is required for this event. Registration Deadline for this event is Tuesday June 19th, 2018 for Week One Teams and Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 for Week Two Teams. All teams will compete from their ages regulation base distances, see rules inside the registration platform for complete rules on the competition. FORMAT WILL BE: Catcher to Third Baseman, Third Baseman to Second Baseman, Second Baseman to Shortstop, Shortstop to First Baseman. For rules and registration, click on the link below.

2) The Dick's Sporting Goods - FASTEST PLAYER Challenge! Sponsored by Driven Elite Fitness and Health! This event is sponsored and administered by Driven Elite Fitness and Health and will be held on Bakersfield 6. Teams will select their three fastest players to compete in this challenge (up to 3 players per team max). The winning players (one per age group) will be announced and awarded during the Opening Ceremonies right after the Parade of Teams! Click on the link below to see all the information, challenge rules and to register! Pre-registration is required for this event. Registration Deadline for this event is Tuesday June 19th, 2018 for Week One Teams and Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 for Week Two Teams. ALL PLAYERS (all ages) WILL COMPETE ON 70-foot bases. For rules and registration, click on the link below.
To find out more about Driven Elite Fitness and Health, please follow this url: www.drivenelite.net

2018 Registration Link is listed below:
Click here for registration for the Around the Horn Challenge

Click here for registration for the Fastest Player Challenge

DSG Around the Horn Challenge WEEK ONE - JUNE 23rd, 2018
7U: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM on BF8
9U: 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM on BF8
11U: 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM on BF8
13U: 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM on BF8

DSG Around the Horn Challenge WEEK TWO - July 7th, 2018
8U: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM on BF8
10U: 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM on BF8
12U: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM on BF8
14U: 3:00 - 4:00 PM on BF8

DSG Fasted Player Challenge WEEK ONE - JUNE 23rd, 2018
OPEN to All Pre-Registered Contestants "Odd" AGES: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

DSG Around the Horn Challenge WEEK TWO - July 7th, 2018
OPEN to All Pre-Registered Contestants "Even" AGES: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 
2018 Home Run Derby Sponsored by D-BAT Lewisville

2018 Home Run Derby Sponsored and administered by D-BAT Lewisville Baseball and Softball Academy. Wilson will be providing 2019 DeMarini CF Zen Bats for use in the HRD competition and awarding DeMarini 2019 CF Zen bats to the winners. (NOTE: it is a requirement to use the 2019 DeMarini CF Zen bats that are provided by Wilson for the HRD competition.)

Wilson and Oakley are also proud co-sponsors of the Home Run Derby. Click on the link below to see all the information you need to know regarding the D-BAT Lewisville Home Run Derby; including rules for participation and registration. Pre-registration is required for this event. One player per team maximum, one coach per team (there is a cap on total # of coaches that can participate, so it's first come first served for coaches' registrations).

Deadlines to register are: 11:59PM on the Wednesday before Opening Day. The specific dates are: Week One, June 20th, 2018 and Week Two, July 4th, 2018. These are hard deadlines, no walk ups!

THE WINNING PLAYER FROM EACH AGE GROUP RECEIVES A FREE PAIR OF OAKLEY SUNGLASSES!!!
NEW for 2018 THE WINNING PLAYER FROM EACH AGE GROUP ALSO RECEIVES A FREE 2019 DeMarini CF Zen BAT COURTESY OF WILSON!!!
WINNING COACHES RECEIVE A $50 DICK'S SPORTING GOODS GIFT CERTIFICATE TO GO ALONG WITH THEIR STATUS AS HOME RUN CHAMPION!!!

2018 Registration Link is listed below; follow this link to register for the Players HRD and the Coaches HRD:

Click here for registration for the Home Run Derby:

HOME RUN DERBY WEEK ONE - JUNE 23rd, 2018
7U: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM on BF3
9U: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM on BF3
11U: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM on BF7
13U: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on BF7
COACHES: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM on BF7

HOME RUN DERBY WEEK TWO - July 7th
8U: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM on BF3
10U: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM on BF3
12U: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM on BF7
14U: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on BF7
COACHES: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM on BF7

Home Run Derby Fence Distances:
7U/8U = 150 arch
9U/10U = 170 "down the line" 190 arch
11U/12U = 220 arch
13U/14U = 280 arch
Coaches = must go yard on standard fences

 
2018 Fungoman Fielding Challenge

2018 Fungoman Fielding Challenges administered by Fungoman and Sponsored by D-BAT Lewisville Baseball and Softball Academy and Wilson Sports. Click on the link below to see all the information you need to know regarding the Fungoman Fielding Challenges including rules for participation and registration. AWARDS FOR THE FUNGOMAN CHAMPIONS: WILSON SPORTS IS PROVIDING EACH WINNER WITH A NEW A2000 BASEBALL GLOVE!!! THAT'S RIGHT THE 2018 FUNGOMAN CHAMPIONS WILL EACH RECEIVE A NEW A2000 GLOVE FROM WILSON!!! http://www.wilson.com/en-us/baseball/gloves Pre-registration is required for this event. Registration Deadlines for these events are Tuesday June 19th, 2018 for Week One Teams/Coaches and Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 for Week Two Teams/Coaches.

2018 Registration Links are listed below:
Follow the LINKS below to register for the Team Fungoman Fielding Challenges:

WEEK ONE 6/23/18 Click here for registration for the Team Fungoman Fielding Challenge

FUNGOMAN WEEK ONE - JUNE 23rd, 2018
7U: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on BF4
9U: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM on BF4
11U: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM on BF5
13U: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM BF5
COACHES: 3:00 - 3:45 PM on BF5

WEEK TWO 7/7/18 Click here for registration for the Team Fungoman Fielding Challenge

FUNGOMAN WEEK TWO - July 7th, 2018
8U: 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM on BF4
10U: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM on BF4
12U: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM on BF5
14U: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM on BF5
COACHES: 3:00 - 3:45 PM on BF5

 
2018 Fungoman COACHES Challenge

2018 Fungoman COACHES Challenge administered by Fungoman and Sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods. Click on the link below to see all the information you need to know regarding the Fungoman COACHES Challenge including rules for participation and registration. Pre-registration is required for this event. Deadlines for these events are Tuesday June 19th, 2018 for Week One Teams/Coaches and Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 for Week Two Teams/Coaches.

2018 Registration Links are ACTIVE Now:
Follow the LINK below to register for the Coaches Fungoman Challenge for Week One, 6/23 or Week Two, 7/7:

WEEK ONE 6/23/18 Click here for registration for the COACHES Fungoman Challenge

WEEK TWO 7/7/18 Click here for registration for the COACHES Fungoman Challenge

 
 
2018 Parade of Teams - Best Team Banner Competition UNDER CONSTRUCTION

This year marks 12 Years of our Parade of Teams, which immediately precedes the Awards and Opening Ceremonies! The parade will feature a "Best Team Banner" Competition sponsored by the Huffine's Auto Group of Lewisville. The Parade of Teams is a celebration of and for the players that LOVE THIS GREAT GAME and we also will do our traditional HAT TOSS after the National Anthem is played. Come join the celebration!

 
2018 Pin Trading, Dinger Card Trading & Tailgating!

Pin Trading & Card Trading at Bakersfield Park
We don't schedule a specific time and place for pin trading and card trading, as we have found the kids much more enjoy "trading on the fly"; on Opening Day Saturday at Check-In, before and after the Skills Events, and at the Parade of Teams, etc. We will have Official AAYBA Trading Pins, and Official AAYBA Trading Pin Towels for sale at the Merchandise Tent at Bakersfield Park on Opening Days.

Tailgating at Bakersfield Park
If you've been here before, you know to come early and claim a great spot for the day! Gates will open at 7:00 AM and all parking is first come, first served (no saving spots). The main parking lot will fill up early! Come out and MAKE THIS A GREAT OPENING DAY EXPERIENCE FOR THE KIDS!

Regarding Grills - personal grills must be confined to the parking lot area. Please do not bring grills into the ballfield areas, it's too much of a safety hazard and the Town of Flower Mound will not allow it.