Each team must also present "proof of insurance" listing AAYBA as an additional insured. I assure you this is required by all National events and the additional insured is quite common. A copy of your insurance certificate will be required at check-in. You are free to purchase insurance from any company of your choice. However, we highly recommend Chappell Insurance Agency. Their rates are quite competitive and the insurance covers you for all events that you play in for a twelve month period.
Pay Gate: The paygate for the AAYBA 2013 Open World Series in Flower Mound, Texas is $35 per adult for a weeklong pass. The daily admission fee is $10 per adult per day. Children 15 and under are free.
Adverse weather or rain: AAYBA may play in adverse weather conditions. However, our format may be changed to lesser time limits or less innings only, and in a worst case, a game or two could be cut from the schedule only to complete the tournament. Coaches and players accept these conditions when entering the tournament....
DROP DOWN FORMAT
We utilize our drop down format whereas all teams will receive six to eight games (weather permitting) and champions will be crowned in several levels of play - Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, and Bronze (however, the format may be altered dependant on the number of teams entered). All rostered players from all teams will receive an award of some type as long as they are present at the awards ceremony.
We will not give awards to coaches for players not present and we will not ship any awards.
ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
Action photography will once again be available from Good Times Remembered Sports Photography. The majority of the photos on this website were taken by GTR Sports Photography. This year photos will only be taken if pre-ordered both for teams as well as individuals. PLEASE BE SURE THAT ALL PARENTS ARE AWARE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO SCHEDULE THEIR CHILD FOR AN"ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT". Every team has a few parents seeking PROFESSIONAL" photos of their child. The individual package offered is an exceptional deal that they won't want to miss. You should have downloaded an order form with your tournament application. If you did not, or have misplaced or lost the form you can download another by clicking on the link below.
2013 HOTEL INFORMATION
“2013 Stay and Play Program” – Texas World Series
The AAYBA Texas World Series has instituted a “Stay and Play” Program for 2013. All teams are ENCOURAGED , though not required, to stay in our sponsoring hotels. We have partnered with GSM Sports Services to provide your team and family members with the BEST POSSIBLE TEAM RATES and AMENITIES for the AAYBA Texas World Series. GSM Sports Services has contracted special rates in cooperation with the City of Lewisville with several quality hotels in a variety of price ranges that are conveniently located near our fields, most of which are surrounded by great restaurants, shopping, and other local activities.
GSM Sports Services has done all of the leg work on your behalf to provide your team and family members with the best possible pricing and amenities during your stay for the AAYBA Texas World Series. Many age groups fill up every year, so secure your spot by booking your room nights through GSM Sports Services.
Click on the link below to see a list of ALL HOTELS participating in the “Stay and Play” Program.
In order to receive your DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES and secure your spot in the tournament, have one member from your team click on the link below to fill out a rooming list for your team. Only one person from your team should sign up for your teams' rooms. Select an available hotel, obtain parents' names, determine room types, date of arrival, and date of departure; and fill out your rooming list. The hotel will contact the team contact and answer all questions about check in and any other questions you may have. If you have any questions related to hotel booking arrangements, please call Mr. Greg Moore at 314 822-8434 or email@example.com .
For your information, distance of hotels provided in the “Stay and Play” Program from game fields:
Bakersfield Park 4.9 miles
Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park . 2.0 miles
Lake Park 7.0 miles
Looking forward to seeing you at the AAYBA Texas World Series!
LOOK WHO IS COMING
We feel that it is important to list a "Look Who is Coming"as it allows our participants to know well in advance what type of event they will be attending. There are too many National events that play "I've got a secret" regarding their list of teams, and in most cases that is a signal that the field of teams are low and that the event is in danger of cancellation. Whether our list is big or small we let you know BEFORE you get there what you can expect. In the last couple of years there were several World Series events that cancelled due to lack of teams. Late in the year I have spoken with many teams that were in distress because their event cancelled at the last minute. At AAYBA we will post a "Look who is Coming" as always by no later than April 31st, 2013 for teams that have registered for all of our World Series events.
It is very important when considering a National or World Series event to find out who is attending and if they do indeed have the teams that they advertise. Do yourself a favor and print out the team list that is advertised by all of the National events you are considering, AAYBA included, and later compare them to who actually attended. You owe it to yourself and to your parents to have up to date information when choosing a post season tournament. Last year many events advertised teams that they simply did not have and in the end many teams found out too late to save their year end tournament. I assure you that we will post current and correct information, good or bad, so you can make an informed and intelligent decision regarding attending a 2012 AAYBA World Series event.