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2014 WWBA 2014 Grads or 18u National Championship

 
 

June 27, 2014 - July 04, 2014

Perfect Game Park South at LakePoint
Emerson, GA  [ Google | Yahoo! ]    Other location(s) ▼

This is the 13th annual 18u WWBA National Championship, which will take place in northwest Atlanta. Past champions of this event include: Florida Bombers (2002), Florida Bombers (2003), Diamond Devils (2004), Florida Bombers (2005), Florida Bombers (2006), Chet Lemons Juice (2007), Florida Bombers (2008), East Cobb Braves 17u (2009), Florida Bombers (2010), San Diego Show (2011), East Cobb Yankees 18u (2012), and Dulin Dodgers (2013)

BAT TYPE: Wood bat. Composite bats are allowed as long as there is no non-wood material included.
ENTRY FEE: $2000/team
AGE LIMIT: 2014 Graduate or Born on/after May 1, 1995
COOLERS: Coolers/drinks will NOT be allowed.
GAMES: 7 guaranteed, weather permitting. Teams are expected to be able to play Friday June 27th at 8AM.
FORMAT: Teams will play 7 pool games in the first 6 days of the tournament. The 3rd will consist of just playoffs and the 4th will only have the final four teams playing.
HOTELS: All teams will be required to book housing through LakePoint's official housing bureau. You will be notified as soon as we are ready to start accepting reservations.

GATE PRICES:
All Tournament Pass (entry to all games during week) - $55/person
Daily Pass (entry to all games during specific day) - $10/person
Children 14 and younger are free.
Official Tournament Program - $5

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?