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2021 Coaches Information Page Sponsored by: D-BAT Lewisville Wilson & Dick's Sporting Goods

COACHES:
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ/REVIEW
ALL OF THE INFORMATION 
ON THIS PAGE!

ALSO, WE'D LIKE TO THANK OUR TITLE SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT!













2021 Coaches Check-In Information: WEEK ONE June 12th & WEEK TWO June 19th & Friends and Family Pass

CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR COACHES & TEAM MANAGERS REGARDING COACHES CHECK-IN, FRIENDS & FAMILY PASS, & AWARDS

"COACHES CHECK-IN" will take place again at D-BAT
Lewisville
 (by appointment, same format as 2020).

1). COACHES CHECK-IN WILL BE SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (in 10 minute increments, see below for details).
Week Two Coaches, your link was posted Friday afternoon, June 11th. (SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE.)

2). COACHES CHECK-IN WILL TAKE PLACE AT D-BAT LEWISVILLE (1500 Fairway Dr. Lewisville, TX 75957).

3). The Home Run Derby Skills Challenge (1 player per team) will be take place immediately following scheduled COACHES CHECK-IN time and will take place at D-BAT Lewisville. As an example: Your  Coaches Check-In Time is 8:00 AM to 8:10 AM. That same team is automatically scheduled/slotted for the Home Run Derby from 8:10 AM to 8:20 AM (and if flows this way all day). All other Skill Challenge Events are being scheduled to take place at Bakersfield Park!

Come organized and prepared and it will go quickly!

What is Required PRIOR to Check-In:

  • All players who will be playing on your team during the Wilson AAYBA Texas World Series must be listed on your official online AAYBA World Series roster and each of those players' guardians must have the online roster waiver completed before the following cut off dates: (A COVID WAIVER WAS ADDED AND IS REQUIRED.)
    PLEASE NOTE: Players do not need to be present at the Coaches check-in, only the one (1) player participating in the Home Run Derby is required to be there.
  • Week One - Rosters and Waivers Must be Completed by June 10th, 2021.
  • Week Two - Rosters and Waivers Must be Completed by June 17th, 2021.
  • There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If a player is not on your roster by these dates they may not play in the Wilson AAYBA Texas World Series Tournament.

Please note that Tournament Directors (same policy as the last several years) will be randomly be checking rosters throughout the week (each day, at all venues).

What is Required AT Coaches Check-In:
To keep the process moving efficiently, please approach the Check-In Table with all of the teams paperwork ready, and please have all paperwork fully organized.

  1. Coaches MUST BRING a copy of each player's birth certificate MUST be given to the tournament staff at Check-In (we will destroy these copies at the conclusion of the tournament). All teams must present "copies" of birth certificates for each player listed on your official World Series roster. Be aware that if an age challenge or roster challenge occurs, you will be responsible to present an original birth certificate on site at the time of the protest. Failure to do so will result in the player being deemed ineligible. It is the Coaches responsibility to produce the original B/C if protested.
  2. Coaches MUST BRING a copy of your insurance listing AAYBA as an "Additional Insured."
  3. Coaches MUST BRING a copy of the liability waiver form for each player. Those must have been completed online in advance (as referenced above by the respective date for tournament play). Any player without a completed waiver will be ineligible to participate in the tournament. These Forms WILL NOT be provided at check-in. Make sure all players are registered in advance and have completed the waiver and are in the system by the cutoff dates listed above. Again, you must complete the Liability Waiver Form online, by the dates referenced above.
  4. Coaches MUST PAY your team's "Friends and Family" admission fee at Check-In. This fee must be paid as a single payment per team and must be paid in cash (NO CHECKS) or may be paid by Credit Card. Credit card transactions will be accepted for TEAM PAYMENTS ONLY AND WILL BE ACCESSED A CONVENIENCE FEE OF $2 per rostered player. The admission fee applies to ALL ROSTERED PLAYERS. (The only exception is for siblings playing on the SAME team.)
  5. The Emergency Contact and Hotel Information Form will be completed electronically during check-in.

Where is Team Check-In:

Team Check-In will happen at:
D-BAT Lewisville
1500 Fairway Dr.
Lewisville, TX 75957

When is Team Check-In:

COACHES CHECK-IN IS SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AGAIN THIS YEAR. APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN SPREAD OUT OVER SEVERAL HOURS ON SATURDAY June 12th (for Week One Coaches) and SATURDAY June 19th (for Week Two Coaches) TO MAKE IT EASIER TO ACCOMMODATE ALL TEAMS. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO THE SIGN UP GENIUS PAGE TO PICK THE TIME THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU:
(Please NOTE: The Sign Up Genius links to schedule your Check-In appointments will be posted below on Monday, June 7th for Week One teams and Monday, June 14th for Week Two teams!)

WEEK TWO COACHES: Your link (below) is now LIVE as of Friday, June 11th! You may begin Scheduling your Coaches Check-In Appointments now!
WEEK TWO CHECK-IN SCHEDULE HERE

Remember, Coaches Check-In also INCLUDES the Home Run Derby Skills Challenge, so make sure you bring your teams designated participant (1-player) for the Home Run Derby! (This is a scheduled event, by appointment only, no walk-ups. The HRD participant must accompany their Coach to Check-In. See Home Run Derby section on this page for complete details.) PLEASE NOTE: Other Team Members Are Allowed to Come Watch & Cheer on Their Teammate! The D-BAT Lewisville Pro Shop will be open featuring Special Deals for the AAYBA players and families!

Check-In Time slots are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, so get signed up ASAP!

Friends and Family Pass:

The "Per Person" Gate Fee is Gone: Admission for the Wilson AAYBA Texas World Series is $70 per rostered player. (This is different from the $40 per adult that we previously charged and represents a substantial savings to your families). The admissions fee per rostered player covers anybody traveling with the team; parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives, friends, neighbors, etc. The admissions fee is required for all registered players playing in the Wilson AAYBA Texas World Series regardless of number of games played, etc. The Tournament Director and the Site Directors, will be checking rosters daily at all locations. All admissions fees must be paid prior to the start of the tournament, and any failure to do so will result in (i) the unpaid player(s) being removed from the tournament, (ii) the current/upcoming game being forfeited, and (iii) the coach/manager suspended for the 3 games. A second violation suspends the team from the tournament. The admission fee applies to ALL ROSTERED PLAYERS. (The only exception is for siblings playing on the SAME team.)

2021 Home Run Derby


Special Thanks to D-BAT Lewisville and Wilson, who are sponsoring and hosting the "Home Run Derby" Skills Challenge!!!

The Home Run Derby Skills Challenge will be held at D-Bat Lewisville again this summer. It will be in conjunction with your COACHES CHECK-IN. Teams are allowed one (1) player to participate. See details/rules below:

Winning Players Receive a New Wilson Bat - the LS Meta
There will be one (1) winning player for each of the eight (8) age groups in the World Series.

RULES:

  • One (1) player from each Registered Team can compete immediately after their Scheduled Coaches Check-In time. These are SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS that immediately follow the Coaches Check-in appointment, so the (1) participating player must accompany their coach to the Coaches Check-In in order to participate. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE WALK-UPS. {If the Coaches Check-In is scheduled for 8:00 AM, then that teams player participates in the HRD at 8:10 AM}.
  • The competition will be held using the HitTrax System (machine throws pitches, no coach pitchers). Homeruns, and distances of homeruns are automatically calculated and are displayed on the TV's via the HitTrax system. (It's pretty darn cool!!!)
  • Wilson Bats {DeMarini CF Zen or similar bats, TBD} will be available for use if desired by HRD participants. (Participants may also use their own bats, no shaved or illegal bats are allowed.)
  • There are no pre-registrations for this event this summer. One (1) player accompanies the coach to the Coaches Check-In, then participates in the HRD immediately following the Coaches Check-In Process. NOTE: Teammates will be allowed to watch and cheer on their team representative in the HRD!
  • The winning players will be announced during the Coaches Meeting. 
    1. There will be ONE winner from each age group (8 total winners)
    2. Awards are:
      1. A New Wilson Bat - the LS Meta!
      2. $25 online discount from Wilson for use on their Team Shop website

RULE DETAILS:

  1. Globe Life Field (Arlington) will be the HitTrax System ball park that all participants will use. This will ensure field dimensions remain consistent player/player through each age group.
  2. A maximum of (5) warm-up swings will be permitted to determine timing and pitching machine settings.
  3. Following warm-ups - participant will be given (7) outs to record as many HR's as they can hit. An "out" will be defined as any batted ball that does not result in a HR as registered by the HitTrax unit. A "swing and miss" from the machine is not a batted ball and will not be treated as an out. All other "contact" (i.e., foul ball, foul tip, ground ball, fly ball, etc.) that does not result in a HR is an out.
  4. Once all (7) outs have been recorded, the Max Distance of any 1 swing recorded by the HitTrax unit will be documented and used as necessary for Tie Breaker purposes.

FIELD SETTINGS:

  • 7U - use 8U Field (w/ boost set to 3)
  • 8U - use 8U Field (w/ boost set to 2)
  • 9U - use 10U Field (boost set to 2)
  • 10U - use 10U Field (w/ boost set to 1)
  • 11U - use 12U Field (w/ boost set to 2)
  • 12U - use 12U field (w/ boost set to 1)
  • 13U - use 13U field (w/ boost set to 2)
  • 14U - use 13U field (w/ boost set to 1)

2021 Coaches Meeting (Via ZOOM), Game Balls





The Coaches Meeting will be held via ZOOM again this summer.

Coaches Meeting:
The Mandatory Coaches Meeting will be held via a ZOOM MEETING. 

Coaches Meeting Information

Week One: Saturday 6/12/21 at 6:00 PM (we are planning for 30 minutes)
Week Two: Saturday 6/19/21 at 6:00 PM (we are planning for 30 minutes) 


INFORMATION & LINK FOR THE ZOOM CALL: 

The ZOOM Link for the WEEK TWO COACHES MEETING will be provided here by Friday 6/18 (posted at: 11:00 AM):
Tracy Black is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Week 2 AAYBA Coaches Meeting 
Time: Jun 19, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84132050030
Meeting ID: 841 3205 0030
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,84132050030# US (Houston)

Meeting Agenda:

  • Welcome & Roll Call (our admin will take roll via log-in)
  • Introduction of Tournament Officials
  • Tournament Overview - COVID Acknowledgements and Review of Game Protocol
  • Tournament Rules Review - Including Random Roster Checks
  • UIC Comments
  • Closing Remarks

Game Balls:

All teams must supply two new game balls per game. Any "quality" brand is fine (Wilson, Rawlings, Diamond, etc.). Wilson is the Official Game Ball of the World Series. Teams will supplement new game balls during the game with quality game ready baseballs.

2021 Game Play Protocols

Flower Mound Youth Sports Association in Conjunction with the American Amateur Youth Baseball Alliance (AAYBA) and the Wilson AAYBA Texas World Series
PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN AS UPDATED INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED

PROTOCOLS FOR GAME PLAY

Date: May 13, 2021

To: ALL TEAMS, COACHES, PLAYERS, PARENTS & FANS

COVID STATEMENT

ยท       We continue to follow current State Government Covid Guidelines. The mask mandate has been lifted by Governor Abbott (effective 3/10/21). If you wish to wear a mask, that is also fine.

PROTOCOLS GAME PLAY:

  1. COACHES/PLAYERS/PARENTS/FANS MUST READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO THE PROTOCOLS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD SERIES. FURTHERMORE, WE RECOMMEND THOSE IN ATTENDANCE FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDED CDC GUIDELINES.
  1. PARENTS AND FANS (SPECTATORS). Each field will have designated areas where Parents and Fans, are restricted from entering. Parents and fans are recommended to ensure social distancing is maintained. (Family units may sit together.)
    1. NO PARENTS OR FANS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE ANY WARM-UP AREA, DUGOUT, OR ON THE FIELD OF PLAY. These areas are restricted to the Coaches and  Players only.
  1. GAME PLAY.
    1. Home Plate Meeting. It shall consist of the umpires and the head coach (1) from each team.
    2. Two (2) umpires for all ages. Normal positions on the field of play.
    3. Normal baseball rules apply. AAYBA uses NFHS rules.
    4. Protest/Appeals. Any rules protest or appeals request must be made by first seeking time out from the umpire and using the recommended social distancing guidelines. Any protest or appeal MUST be handled in a calm professional manner and must follow tournament rule guidelines. This is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy. Coaches that cannot abide by this protocol will be immediately ejected and asked to leave the ballpark and are subject to tournament rules regarding ejections.
      1. No Post Game Handshake/High Fives between teams. Instead players and coaches will gather in front of the dugouts "Home Plate to First Base" (for teams on the 1B side) & "Third Base to Home Plate" (for teams on the 3B side) to extend their good sportsmanship greetings to each other. This greeting is suggested to be a "tip of the hat" accompanied by a "good game" statement.
      2. Teams need to leave immediately after game play/sportsmanship greeting has been completed. This requirement is made to ensure all teams have adequate warm-up time and to avoid potential clustering.
      3. Game Start Times. Games will be scheduled with a 30-minute break (when possible) to allow for teams to exit and enter dugout areas without potential clustering, and to allow for adequate pre-game warm-ups.
      4. Teams Arriving for Games. Teams arriving must wait just outside of the dugout area, or in the designated Warm-Up Areas.
      5. Pre-Game Warm-Ups. Zero pre-game warm-ups may take place in the designated common areas. Warm-ups are RESTRICTED to: 1) Designated Warm-Up Areas, 2) On the Game Field (outfield only).
      6. Dugouts. USE OF DUGOUTS FOR GAME PLAY. Teams are permitted to use the dugouts.
  1. AWARDS. Award ceremonies will be modified to include the following:
    1. Players will line up their perspective baselines.
    2. If individual awards are to be presented (1st on 2nd place awards), they will be distributed by the head coach (not by tournament staff).
    3. If 1st and 2nd place team awards are to be presented, tournament staff shall give to the head coach.
  1. DUGOUT CLEANLINESS. Teams are required to clean their dugouts PRIOR to departing after their game.
  1. WATER COOLERS. The tournament will NOT be providing water jugs in the dugouts. Coaches and Players are responsible for their own water/PowerAde, Gatorade, etc.
  1. TOURNAMENT STAFF & UMPIRE STAFF SCREENING.
    1. Tournament Staff will self-monitor as per CDC guidelines.
    2. Umpires will self-monitor as per CDC guidelines.
  1. COACHES/PARENTS/FANS
    1. Coaches shall monitor their teams and request that ALL PARENTS/FANS self-monitor pursuant to CDC guidelines.
    2. Parents/Fans shall self-monitor pursuant to CDC guidelines.
    3. We encourage parents, players and coaches to practice good personal hygiene, in particular with a focus on handwashing. 
    4. We also encourage you to bring and use your own hand-sanitizer, disinfectants (if desired).

  2. FMYSA/AAYBA will have tournament staff on site to monitor game play protocol.
  1. THANK YOU! We are doing all we can to PROVIDE YOUTH BASEBALL this summer to our World Series teams (Players, Coaches and Parents/Fans) because we believe that these activities are important for the children we serve. We also believe and trust that our coaches, players and parents/fans will not attend if sick and will abide by CDC Guidelines and will also abide by the additional safety protocol and social distancing recommendations as set forth in this document.

FMYSA has been working diligently with the AAYBA, the Town of Flower Mound, and all municipalities involved as host locations, the TOFM Government, Denton County, our State Representative Tan Parker & the Governors Office to do everything possible to provide a SAFE RETURN for Game Play and your cooperation is paramount to the success of this World Series event.

Best regards,

Tracy G. Black
General Manager, Flower Mound Youth Sports Association

Jeff Nelson
President, Flower Mound Youth Sports Association

Contact

FMYSA
6101 Long Prairie Rd. #744 PMB 164 
Flower Mound, Texas 75028

Phone: 972-955-7328
Email: [email protected]