Baseball Youth All-American Games 2017 Winter Information
It’s time for the 2017 Baseball Youth All-American Games in Sanford, Florida! The All-American Games features nearly 400 players from 37 different states & six countries!
The 2017 Baseball Youth Winter All-American Games will officially begin with Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday (12/27) late afternoon/evening at Stetson University’s Melching Field at Conrad Park in DeLand, FL. Thursday (12/28) includes team practices (one & a half hours), at least one pool play game per squad & some clubs will complete their skill measurements session (roughly 30 minutes), all at Boombah Sports Complex in Sanford. Friday (12/29) continues with one or two pool play games per team, more skill measurement sessions, plus Home Run Derby preliminary & championship rounds. Saturday (12/30) features bracket play for each class, culminating with the crowning of champions & Closing Ceremonies.
Check out the rosters, event itinerary, workout schedule, and game rules.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wednesday Opening Ceremonies: Black shorts, tennis shoes or turfs (no cleats or spikes), red AAG jersey & blue AAG hat (both the jersey & hat will be picked up at check-in at Melching Field on Wednesday).
Thursday Team Practice: Navy AAG t-shirt (picked up at check-in), white baseball pants, blue AAG hat, red or navy belt, red or navy socks, turfs or cleats.
All Games: Navy or red AAG jersey (pre-game coin flip will determine home/away & jersey color for all games & teams), white baseball pants, blue AAG hat, red or navy belt, red or navy socks, cleats.
Thursday/Friday Skill Measurement Session: Navy or red AAG jersey (either color is fine), white baseball pants, blue AAG hat, red or navy belt, red or navy socks, turfs or cleats
NOTE: Players are encouraged to bring ALL necessary baseball equipment, including, but not limited to, bats, gloves, cleats, helmets, catcher’s gear, elbow guards, etc. No equipment will be provided.
For Wednesday’s Opening Ceremonies at Melching Field, please park in the lot beyond right field, at the southeast corner of E. Hubbard Ave. & S. Alabama. Ave. Parking is free. The physical address of Melching Field is 555 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32724
Parking at Boombah Sports Compex for Thursday, Friday & Saturday is free. The physical address of the Boombah Sports Complex is 3450 Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773.
SKILLS & MEASURABLES
The skill measurement session for each team includes every participant running the 60-yard or 40-yard dash (60: Classes of 201-2025 / 40: Classes 2026-2028), along with a vertical jump, broad jump & shuttle run. Ball exit speed off a tee, plus infield throwing velocity, outfield throwing velocity will be captured during Thursday practices. Pitching velocities & catcher pop times will be captured during game play. The data recorded during the skill measurement session will be included on each player’s personal profile on the redesigned Baseball Youth website in early 2018.
HOME RUN DERBY
The preliminary round of the Home Run Derby will take place on Friday from 9am to 6pm. At check-in on Wednesday or Thursday, you will be assigned an hour time window according to your game & skill measurements schedule. There are still a few spots open. Cost is $50, but goes up to $60 on-site next week. Distances: 2027-28 (130′), 2026 (150′), 2025 (175′), 2024 (210′), 2023-21 (250′). Click here to register.
Individual event action photos are available via our friends at Glossy Finish. You must reserve a spot as not all players will be photographed. There are a limited number of spots still available. Click here to register.
As you know, Baseball is an outdoor sport & weather can always impact an event’s schedule. If adverse weather is encountered, Baseball Youth will do everything possible to complete three pool play games, plus bracket play for each division. If adjustments are needed to complete games, the skill measurements sessions will be eliminated first, followed by the Home Run Derby. We appreciate your understanding.