Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
14u $625 | 16u-18u $725
$5 daily gate fee
17200 16th St
Gulfport, MS 39503
Ian Jones / Kyle Hanson
The inaugural Gulfport Veterans Day Showcase is the first of many planned showcase tournaments that Top Recruit will use to help catapult our community’s efforts to support various charitable causes. This is a 5GG showcase tournament with automatic berth implications for the 2018 Music City National Classic in Nashville, TN July 5th-8th. Read on for more details. We have a goal to raise more than $3000 through registration proceeds. Help us to increase the recognition and celebration of Veterans Day and make an impact on the lives of Veterans through your team’s participation and charitable efforts.
Teams are required per tournament entry rules to have 3 players participate in the camp with the 4-hour camp costing $150/player (have camp fees reduced $25 by brining 3 canned foods for a charitable food drive we’re hosting during the tournament).
Camp registration link: CLICK HERE
We are anticipating 20-30+ colleges from all divisions for this camp. This tournament/camp will feature Division 1 programs as it falls within the new recruiting calendar weeks that D1 programs are allowed to recruit/work camps. The exposure camps are a great avenue for players to get the hands on experience with a coach and per college coach suggestion, its a great opportunity for a coach to see how a player responds to their coaching/constructive criticism. This dynamic for a college coach is imperative when it comes to recruiting as any adjustments they’d like to see out of a player cannot be done through simply watching tournament games.
Opt-out option for teams:
There is an opt-out fee for teams to select if they prefer to waive the 3-camper rule which is actually slightly less than the cost of having 3 players sign up for the camp.
Saturday Nov. 11th, 5p-9pm
The Gulfport Veterans Day Showcase will feature 4 showcase games consist of 2 instructional games with college coaches and 2 showcase style non-seeding games. Players will all wear a silicone bracelet indicating their grad year so that colleges coaches know (they’ll be aware of this) immediately what grad year a player is before looking up team rosters. Teams will blind draw into a single elimination bracket to determine the Winner of each division. Division winners will be awarded a berth into our 2018 Music City National Classic July 5th-9th.
How we are asking teams to join us in donating to the Wounded Warrior Project®
We are allowing a donation option in the tournament registration process in increments of $25/$50/$75/$100 per team. In addition, $1 of every daily gate entry payment will go towards benefiting the WWP. For any individual or team efforts that would like to be made outside of our tournament, we encourage you to use our official Fundraising page link listed below.
Our official Wounded Warrior Project Fundraising Page link: https://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/rtt/Fundraising/individual/Gulfport-Veterans-Day-Showcase
More info about the Wounded Warrior Project ®
12 per division (Open & Premier)
5gg: 2 instructional games & 2 showcase games into Single Elimination Bracket
Minimum # of room nights per team required per night: 9 rooms per night at the same property (i.e, 9 rooms Friday and 9 rooms Saturday)
This is a Stay2Play event due to a partnership with the City of Gulfport and the Park & Recreation department allowing our event to take place at their facility. We encourage teams to ‘reserve’ their rooms way in advance as hotels usually will release their rooms from our event and teams will NO LONGER have that property to reserve rooms under for the event. We require teams that are outside of 75 miles of the Gulfport Sportsplex facility address to stay at the sponsored properties otherwise teams MUST include a $500 penalty in order to stay where they prefer. Again, the ONLY Hotel Exemption is for teams not traveling beyond 75 miles to come into Gulfport for the tournament. If you are unsure or have any questions, please go to our Contact Us page and submit a question.
Click HERE for accommodations with our partner, Sport-Travel. You will find all necessary contact information regarding questions for about accommodations etc on their link.
14u Premier & Open, 16u Premier & Open , 18u Premier & Open
FREE for every team registered. Every team will receive their players' reports as well as the full combine report featuring all participants so players can see where they stand. These reports will be provided to the Travelball Coaches via email, not posted online however. Note: NCAA sanctioned programs will not be participating (on-field) in this part of the showcase tournament due to compliance however they may spectate from outside of the fence.
Pool Play will NOT be for seeding purposes as FALL exposure is more geared towards showcasing players. For this reason, we encourage teams to incorporate the following structure with the 2 instructional games with college coaches attending/interacting. Due to college coaches providing instruction and coaching up game play for 2 games, these particular instructional games may only feature 1 umpire, behind the plate. Elimination bracket will feature 2 man crew. Remember, showcase games are not scored. Please have your teams prepared so the games run smoothly:
Bat ur lineup, FREE substitution for Showcase Play. Bat ur lineup, courtesy runners for P/C for Bracket play.
KRAZE HOH 05 (AL)
High Intensity Watts (FL)
Marucci Patriots Gold 14u-Carruth (LA)
Marucci Patriots 14u (LA))
South Alabama Elite 03 (AL)
Ascension Outlaws (LA)
High Intensity (FL)
Iowa Renegades (IA)
Impact Gold Mississippi (MS)
LA Lady Lightning 02 (LA)
Mobile Thrillers 04 (AL)
Texas Glory Adkins – Gold Htx (TX)
Gulf Coast Shockers (MS)
Iowa Renegades (IA)
MS Blast 18u (MS)
Twisted 18u (TN)
Alabama State University (AL)
Blue Mountain College (MS)
Coahoma Comm College (MS)
Coastal Alabama Comm College (AL)
Jackson State University (MS)
Jones County Community College (MS)
Lousiana State University – Alexandria (LA)
Martin Methodist College (TN)
Pratt Community College (KS)
University of Memphis (TN)
University of Mississippi for Women (MS)
Molloy College (NY)
University of Montevallo (AL)
University of West Alabama (AL)
William Carey University (MS)
adding colleges as we get full confirmation…