...put me in coach...I'm ready to play! Go for the GOLD!
- Friday, June 21, 2013
- 9:00 a.m. Competition Begins
- *6:45 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at BJCC Arena: Cauldron Lighting, Fireworks, Parade of Athletes (FREE Commemorative Opening Ceremonies Parade of Athletes T-Shirt for registered athletes who participate in Opening Ceremonies), chance to win 1 of 4 $2,500 college scholarships, and so much more!
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
- 9:00 a.m. Competition Resumes
- Sunday, June 23, 2013
- 9:00 a.m. Competition Resumes (If Necessary)
- Birmingham Metro Area Fields
- Scottie Mobley, USSSA Director
- (256) 651-1686
USSSA age divisions 13U & 14U. Age determination cut off date will be May 1, 2013. This means whatever age a player is on April 30, 2013 is your age division. You must play in your age division.
Proof of age is required. Birth certificate, Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) eligibility list, Military I.D. and/or driver's license are acceptable proof-of-age documents. Do not mail or hand-deliver any proof-of-age documents to the Alabama Sports Festival or USSSA. The coach/participant should have proof-of-age documents on hand at the event site. In case of eligibility disputes, lack of proper documentation will result in disqualification of individual participants and/or team.
Rules and Format
All teams must be USSSA sanctioned (www.usssa.com). The youth divisions will be governed by Alabama USSSA rules. Alabama USSSA rules are posted on www.alusssa.com.
Official USSSA game balls will be supplied by the tournament.
Please visit www.usssa.com for all baseball rules.
Pitching Restrictions for the Tournament
Pitching rules are posted on www.alusssa.com under baseball.
USSSA Registration Process
Rosters must be online at www.usssa.com and completely printed out and signed by legal guardians. After sanctioning team, add team rosters with correct names and birth dates. If a mistake is made on the roster, Alabama USSSA will fix it. Do not try to correct names or birth dates online. Tournament brackets will be available at www.alabamausssa.org/html on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 9:00 p.m.
Each individual on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will receive an Alabama Sports Festival State Games Medal.
The ASF Foundation is proud to have the following hotels serve as State Games XXXI Hotel Partners!
Special Athlete Rates room blocks are available at these hotels.
Be sure to book rooms before the block is filled at your choice hotel.
When reserving a room, please be sure to ask for the Alabama Sports Festival State Games Athlete Rate.
Please note: Athlete Rates are subject to cut-off dates.
*Athletes and coaches are responsible for their own housing and food, and are responsible for acknowledging and/or agreeing to the hotel's cancellation policy. Please check with your hotel regarding its specific cancellation policy.
Official State Games XXXI Hotel Partners
- 120 Riverchase Parkway East
- Birmingham, AL 35244
- Phone: 1-866-527-1498
- Double: $65.00 + tax
(Complimentary parking and breakfast)
- Cut-Off Date: June 7, 2013
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Birmingham Hoover - Riverchase is located just minutes from fun in the sun at Alabama's largest State Park, Oak Mountain (hiking, biking, fishing, golf, and horseback riding). Visit such popular attractions as Oak Mountain Amphitheater, the Birmingham Zoo, and Visionland Amusement Park. Walk to the Ragtime Cafe; enjoy shopping and more at Riverchase Galleria. The La Quinta Inn and Suites Birmingham Hoover - Riverchase provides spacious affordable rooms with a wealth of amenities, including free high-speed Internet access. Select rooms also include a microwave and refrigerator. Enjoy a Free Bright Side Breakfast in the comfort of our colorful lobby every morning. Have a great workout in the well-equipped fitness center. Take a stroll through our lushly landscaped courtyard to the shaded gazebo or relax in our sparkling (seasonal) heated pool and spa. Located off Interstate 65 at Valleydale Road (exit 247).
- 1824 Montgomery Highway South
- Hoover, AL 35244
- Phone: 205-988-5000
- King w/ pullout sleeper: $89.00 + tax
- Cut-Off Date: June 7, 2013
Our hotel in Hoover, Alabama is located just South of Birmingham off Highway I-65 and Riverchase Galleria where guests can enjoy excellent shopping. Courtyard Birmingham hotel is proud to share our newly renovated state-of-the-art lobby and stylish new guest rooms. The exciting new features at this Hoover, AL hotel include inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax, free Internet access throughout and The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect. offering enhanced breakfast, dinner and beverage options.