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2012 WWBA 2012 Grads or 18u National Championship


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June 29, 2012 - July 06, 2012

East Cobb Complex
Marietta, GA  [ Google | Yahoo! ]    Other location(s) ▼

Tournament Format:
18u WWBA(Pools of 8) 

June 29-July4  – Each team will play 7 pool games infirst 6 days. No consolation games. Doubleheader one of first 4 days.
July 4 – Playoffs (Pool winners) will be played later in day after last poolplay game.
(Last night of hotels through Grouphousing is July 4)
July 5 – Rounds of 16 and 8 will be played starting at 9AM.
(If teams would like to stay through the 6th and do not make the final 4,they’ll need to get a room down by airport for the 5th.)
July 6 – Semifinals & Championship games (11:30AM Championships start)
The official schedule will be released approximately 4-5 days prior to thestart date.

·      For teams making the Semifinals and Championship games, PG hashotel rooms reserved for those teams. They will be paid for by teams, but PG has them currently held.


There will NOT be water provided in all dugouts. The ONLY coolers allowed in the gate at each field will be team/player coolers that are taken into the dugouts. No spectator coolers will be allowed.

Due to the number of games played on these fields over the 6 straight weeks of tournaments, all players need to be prepared to wear tennis shoes/turfs when warming up for games on field if asked.

This is the 11th annual WWBA 18u National Championships, which will take place in northwest Atlanta using the East Cobb Complex and various fields in the area. Past Champions: San Diego Show (11), Florida Bombers (02,03,05,06,08,10), East Cobb Braves 17u (09), Chet Lemon's Juice (07), Diamond Devils (04)

Welcome to Perfect Game

Perfect Game is an organization that defined an industry and remains baseball’s most respected scouting report service. Perfect Game provides showcases, tournaments, online video, national rankings, player profiles, scouting reports and college and professional opportunities to the nation’s top prospects and their families. Where talent goes, professional scouts and top college recruiters are sure to follow, and Perfect Game can offer the best in baseball increased exposure, insight and professionalism to propel them through their baseball careers.

What we do

WWBA:

• The wood bat division of Perfect Game

• Run the largest and most scouted tournaments in amateur baseball.

• Compile scouting notes on thousands of players annually

BCS:

• The metal bat division of Perfect Game

• Run most competitive metal bat tournaments of elite teams in amateur baseball

• Compile scouting notes on thousands of players annually

Perfect Game World Series:

• The most elite event in the summer travel team circuit

• Consists of 16 elite teams at each age division (14u, 15u, 16u, 17u)

• Regional Qualifiers will start in summer 2013

What participants receive

• Very highly competitive games on the nicest fields in the country

• Exposure to college coaches and MLB scouts that attend these tournaments

• All games will be scored using Gamechanger scoring software. All gamecasts, box scores, and game wraps will be posted online

• Top performances will be mentioned in the PG Scout Blogs that are viewed by thousands on a daily basis

An interview with Roy Clark

Roy Clark: "Jerry (Ford) and his staff do an outstanding job. We feel that they put on, and it’s not even close, the best showcases and tournaments of anybody. They’re so well organized. Jerry has tremendous knowledge of scouting. They have a lot of former professional and college baseball people in their organization.

"Since they put on the best showcases and tournaments, naturally they’re going to get the best players. We are pretty much a high-school oriented organization, so where the best players go, we will be there. We have sometimes up to 10 or 11 scouts covering Perfect Game events. It gives athletes the chance to compete at the highest level of their age group, in a team or showcase format, in some of the best facilities in front of both colleges and scouts.

"They’re (Perfect Game) the best, and the top colleges and the highest level scouts know it."

Click here for the full interview transcript

Results are what count...

Perfect Game set a new record for the tenth consecutive year following the 2011 MLB draft. Of the 1,530 players selected, 1,323 had attended a Perfect Game event, and 294 of the first 331 picks were Perfect Game alumni. Many of these alumni had participated in multiple Perfect Game tournaments, showcases and/or leagues.

In the past ten years, 9,073 Perfect Game participants have been chosen in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. However, these figures do not account for the many Latin American free agents who participate in Perfect Game showcases and tournaments and then sign with Major League clubs. One can only imagine how many Perfect Game alumni will ultimately reach their dream of playing Major League Baseball down the road.

Perfect Game does not take any credit for the numerous outstanding players selected in the draft or the many more who go on to play college baseball. Perfect Game simply provides talented players a means to be identified and evaluated closely while competing with and against the best worldwide. Perfect Game identifies players, provides an opinion, and then lets Major League scouts and college coaches form their own.

MLB scouts and college coaches make the most important decisions, and luckily, they follow what we do very closely - not only in person, but online as well.

Draft fast facts
• 52 of first 60 players drafted had attended a Perfect Game event

• 85 percent of all players drafted in 2011 were Perfect Game alumni

• 294 of the 331 players picked in the first 10 rounds had participated in either a PG showcase or tournament

By the numbers
Number of PG alumni taken in draft each year

2002: 364
2003: 409
2004: 533
2005: 823
2006: 952
2007: 1,048
2008: 1,164
2009: 1,191
2010: 1,266
2011: 1,323

Tournament F.A.Q.

What is difference between WWBA and BCS?
Is there a coaches check-in/meeting prior to tournament?
Is there a player check-in prior to the tournament?
Are teams required to have birth certificates for each player?
When will games start?
When will the championship game be done?
How do I update my player information on my profile?
How do I get my roster listed online?
What is the tournament format?
How do I get into the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter?
What is the invitation process for the 16u and 17u WWBA National Championships?


This is a wood bat only tournament. AGE LIMIT: 2012 Grad or born on/after May 1, 1993. Games: 7 guaranteed, weather permitting. All teams will be expected to be able to play first thing on the morning of Friday the 29th. Schedule will be released 4-5 days before the start of the tournament. Friday the 6th will consist of semifinals and championship games.

GATE PRICES:
All-Tournament Pass (good for all games all days) $55
Daily Pass (good for all games on one day) $10
Official Program $5

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