JUNIOR ALL-AMERICAN GAMES
FUELED BY GATORADE
Game Day USA is proud to announce the 2017 Junior All-American Games Fueled by Gatorade. This year we will be hosting a Cactus League Event at the Chicago Cubs Spring Training Complex in Mesa, Arizona, and two Grapefruit League Events at the home of the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Complex in Sarasota, Florida and also at the new spring training homes of both the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros in West Palm Beach, Florida. This three day event will honor standout baseball players throughout the United States and Canada, featuring opening ceremonies, parade of All-Americans, game competition, individual sport performance evaluations, a skills competition, and a pro-style evaluation. These events give players the opportunity to practice and compete where the Major League players train. It is certain to be a memorable experience for all athletes and their families.
CACTUS LEAGUE DATES:
Chicago Cubs Spring Training Complex, Mesa, Arizona
October 6-8, 2017 (Columbus Day Weekend) *Players must report by 3pm MST on Friday. This event will conclude late Sunday
Sloan Park/Riverview Baseball Complex – Spring Training home of the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, Arizona. Participants of all ages will utilize the Spring Training facilities for a number of scheduled events. Sloan Park, Home of the Chicago Cubs Spring Training games, will be used for both opening and closing ceremonies. The Prep division will use other fields on-site at the Spring Training Home of the Chicago Cubs for their games. The Youth Division will utilize the Spring Training Facility for other event activities and will play their games at the Quail Run Sports Complex and other local venues.
GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE DATES:
Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Complex, Sarasota, Florida
November 24-26, 2017 (Thanksgiving Weekend) *Players must report by 1pm EST on Friday. This event will conclude late afternoon Sunday
Ed Smith Stadium – Spring Training home of the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Florida. Participants of all ages will utilize the Spring Training facilities for a number of scheduled events. Ed Smith Stadium, Home of the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training games, will be used for some of the Prep Division gams as well as both opening and closing ceremonies for all ages. The Youth Division will be player their games at the Twin Lakes Sports Complex and other local venues.
Washington Nationals & Houston Astros Spring Training Complex, West Palm Beach, Florida
January 12-14, 2018 (MLK Weekend) *Players must report by 3pm EST on Friday. This event will conclude late Sunday
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches - New Spring Training home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros in West Palm Beach, Florida. Participants of all ages will utilize the facilities for a number of scheduled events. The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Home of the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros Spring Training games, will be used for some of the Prep Division games as well as both opening and closing ceremonies for all ages. The Youth Division will be playing their games at the Palm Beach Gardens Park, Palm Beach, Florida and other local venues.
AGES (Players will be grouped by age and based on 2018 baseball ages, April 30th birthday cut-off)
Youth Division: 9U - 12U
Prep Division: 13U - 18U
*The 13U age group will participate in the prep portion of testing, ONLY. Game competition will be within the 13U age group.
*If you are interested in registering your complete team for either of these events, please contact Mike Moyzis by email at AllAmerican@gamedayusa.com.
Players can qualify for the Junior All-American Games fueled by Gatorade in a number of ways:
•Previous Disney All-Stars and Junior All-Americans: Previous participants in either the Game Day USA Disney All-Star or Game Day USA Junior All-American Games events automatically qualify.
•Scout Picks: Game Day USA staff and scouts will be nominating outstanding players throughout the year from various Game Day USA events.
•Coach Nominations: Players can be nominated by their coach at any time via an online Player Nomination Form at: WWW.GAMEDAYUSA.COM/ALLAMERICAN
Once nominated, players can register in the Game Day USA Junior All-American section of the website at WWW.GAMEDAYUSA.COM/ALLAMERICAN. We look forward to seeing you under the sun!
This is STAY TO PLAY event meaning all participants must stay at recommended properties. All accommodations have been recommended by local convention and visitors bureaus for the best pricing. Please check the event information section of our website for additional hotel information.
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Once a registration fee is paid for the Junior All-American Games Fueled by Gatorade, no cash, check or credit card refunds will be issued for any reason. In the event of inclement weather, Game Day USA will do everything reasonably possible to get the event completed. If an event is completely cancelled due to inclement weather or field conditions, registrants will be allowed to transfer into a different Junior All-American event in 2017 or 2018, subject to availability and registration deadlines.
Mike Moyzis - VP Special Events
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