QUESTION: What percentage of children in your league get to experience the thrill and excitement of the postseason play atmosphere?
ANSWER: 5%, 10%, 15%...TOPS!
QUESTION: What about the other 85% - 95%, why are you excluding the over-whelming majority?
ANSWER: Nobody offers a solution…UNTIL NOW!
USSSA Baseball has done it again, the creation of another revolutionary program and this one makes sure that the words NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND! mean something. Imagine a local baseball league where every child on every team regardless of skill level has the opportunity to experience the thrill, excitement and fun of the post-season atmosphere. Since the inception of USSSA Baseball, the motto has always been, “More Kids Playing More Baseball!”, and now this holds stronger than ever…the bar has been raised again!
USSSA strongly believes the experience and competition of post-season type play enhances the overall development of all children regardless of skill level and not just on the baseball field but in life. Terms such as Character, Respect, Sportsmanship, Success, Teamwork, are all used to describe the attributes of a good athlete but more importantly, the attributes of a great person and post-season type play requires children to strive towards these traits. Until now the majority of players were denied this opportunity…not anymore!
Our program is likely very similar to what your league has been doing for years with one exception; the scheduling of regular season games. In the past, your league may have offered a 15 game regular season, you can now cut it to 12; or maybe your league has offered an 18 game regular season, you can now cut it to 15 games. You can now reduce the length of your regular season by 3 games (usually two weeks). Why…you ask? At the conclusion of your regular season games EVERY team in your league will advance to the USSSA Area Tournament where they will play a minimum of 3 games (these three games replace the regular season games) with the opportunity to play as many as 3 or 4 additional games in championship bracket play in route to a USSSA Area Tournament Championship.
USSSA Area Tournaments are played the weekend prior to Memorial Day Weekend starting on Friday and concluding three days later with Championship Monday (the Monday before Memorial Day). Area Tournaments use a pool play into single elimination format with each team playing 2 pool play games and then advancing to the single elimination championship bracket. And the best part…there is absolutely NO TEAM ENTRY FEE!!! That’s correct…this is not a misprint. USSSA wants your league to send all its teams to the Area Tournaments so 100% of the players can experience the thrill, excitement and fun of the post-season play atmosphere!