2020 #1Firecracker Age Date Matrix Schedule

**** AS OF 7/1/20 ***

TOURNAMENT ON HOLD 

WAITING CLEARANCE STILL

NO GAMES PLANNED UNTIL WE GET APPROVAL

ONCE APPROVED – GAMES WILL BE LIMITED AND TEAMS WILL BE LIMITED – COACHES WILL BE CONTACTED

CAN HEAR ANY DAY OR WEEKS —- WE DON’T KNOW — HOWEVER, WE ARE READY TO IMMEDIATELY PUT TOGETHER A SCHEDULE ONCE WE HEAR – FEEL FREE TO CALL GOVERNOR NEWSOM Phone: (916) 445-2841 https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

UNTIL THEN, THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING — SEE YOUR OPTIONS BELOW. WE WILL IMMEDIATELY UPDATE THIS WEB PAGE WHEN WE HEAR ANYTHING.

GOD BLESS AND STAY SAFE

SI & GINA PETTROW

***   City of Irvine has no update on when decision is to be made – waiting for the Governor and Orange County. Could be any day or weeks… CITY HAS OPENED THE GREAT PARK FOR TEAM PRACTICES – TEAM CAMP INFO & SIGN UP HERE

OUR POSITION:

We are going to do our best to get teams on the fields as soon as possible while staying safe and compliant with guidelines. Therefore we are opting to try and keep our fields and use them for TEAM PRACTICE CAMP which will at least get teams on the fields immediately. Once we get CLEARANCE, depending upon the DATE, we will immediately coordinate with teams (those first paid and then others) and arrange for games to be played, which will be dictated by the dates and field availability for the various age groups. We will do our best to accommodate, but it will be a very limited group. Depending upon the date, we will modify #1Firecracker format, e.g., 3 game guarantee or just have independent games – which of course we will prorate the game amount and refund unused portions. 

YOUR OPTIONS:

  1. CANCELRecommended if you have other opportunities and/or wanting clarity to move on. Our preference is to apply any paid amount as a credit to upcoming events, but will give full fund if requested. We have the Fall Classic, Thanksgiving Classic and Christmas Classic available this year. We appreciate you and your loyalty.  Please let us know – info@usaps.com
  2. HANG TOUGH – Stay as part of the #1Firecracker pool of teams to pull from once we get clearance – no guarantees. By staying on, you will continue to receive updates and depending upon timing can either decide whether to participate in what we are able to offer at that time, e.g., 3 game format or individual games and date changes…
  3. ON THE FIELD NOW – APPROVED CLEARANCE – You can be on the field NOW as an official member of USA Premier Baseball participating in USA Premier Baseball Team Camp conducting team practice at Great Park Sports Complex, Irvine – MORE INFO & SIGN UP ASAP Please let us know ASAP as we will be returning fields – info@usaps.com
  4. SIGN UP FOR FALL CLASSIC, THANKSGIVING CLASSIC AND/OR CHRISTMAS CLASSIC – USAPremierBaseball.com/tournaments
    COVID COMPLIANCE: We want to make sure everyone is safe as possible while living life of playing baseball. There is USA Premier Baseball RETURN TO PLAY Protocols to review / comply with and USA Premier Baseball Waiver & Parent Commitment form to sign. Check with hotels on their own safety precautions and protocols. If you don’t feel comfortable with the measures taken, then suggest to stay home. Be Safe, Strong & Hopeful. Thanks.

    2020 #1FIRECRACKER CLASSIC / 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

    Top Summer Tournament In The Nation!

    “Considered MUST ATTEND by Coaches and Scouts”

    Southern California – Collegiate, 18u, 17u, 16u, 15u, 14u, 13u, 12u, 11u, 10u, 9u
    GREAT PARK SPORTS COMPLEX and other Premier Fields

    LIMITED SPOTS – STILL PLANNING TO PLAY AND OPTIMISTIC THAT WILL BE CLEARED TO PLAY

    Strong Competition, Premier Fields, High Visibility, Great Destination


    USA Premier Baseball Event Bar

    EVENT AGE LEVEL(S) - CLICK FOR DETAILS
    2020 USA Premier Team Camp
    Jun 23 - Nov 28, 2020
    Format: Team Camp Shifts, Amount, Protocols
    Winner: PRACTICE CAMP ONLY
    Locations: GREAT PARK SPORTS COMPLEX IRVINE
    2020 #1 Firecracker Classic - Col, 18u, 17u
    Jul 01 - Jul 07, 2020
    Format: 4 Game Guarantee, Top two teams in pool play advance to Play Off Brackets
    *** SEE SPECIFIC AGE LEVEL DATES ***

    Winner: Champions and Runner Ups will receive Firecracker Trophy - Sponsor Gift for Champion & potential Berth TBD (Varies by Age Level)
    Locations: Various Premier Fields: Great Park Complex, College and High School Fields in So Cal, Orange County
    Fee: $1,500
    2020 #1 Firecracker Classic - Youth Division
    Jul 01 - Jul 07, 2020
    Format: 3 Game Guarantee, Pool play with top seeded teams advance to Play Off Brackets
    *** SEE SPECIFIC AGE LEVEL DATES ***

    Winner: Champions and Runner Ups will receive Firecracker Trophy - Sponsor Gift for Champion
    Locations: Premier Fields: Great Park Complex, in So Cal, Orange County
    Fee: $750
    2020 #1 Firecracker Classic - 16u 15u 14u 13u
    Jul 05 - Jul 11, 2020
    Format: 4 Game Guarantee, Top two teams in pool play advance to Play Off Brackets
    *** SEE SPECIFIC AGE LEVEL DATES ***

    Winner: Champions and Runner Ups will receive Firecracker Trophy - Sponsor Gift for Champion & potential Berth TBD (Varies by Age Level)
    Locations: Various Premier Fields: Great Park Complex, College and High School Fields in So Cal, Orange County
    Fee: $1,500
    25th Year Anniversary – CRAZY GOOD!

    Approx 200 Teams across the nation come to battle it out: CANADA, AUSTRALIA, Hawaii, Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, Washington, Illinois, Utah, etc. CRAZY GOOD! Strong Competition, Premier Fields, Proven Large Showing of College Coaches / MLB Scouts and a Great Vacation Destination! – Testimonials & MLB Alumni 

    • NEW AWESOME PLAYER RECRUITMENT PLATFORM given for FREE to all our players for being part of our event! We will have a check in for Players and Scouts at the Great Park & Windrow Fields — also will be at our Coaches Meeting for more info and demos. Very nice powerful resources for players and college coaches to connect – More Info
    • GREAT PARK SPORTS COMPLEX IS HUGE & LITTLE TRICKY – GIVE AN EXTRA 20 MINUTES TO FIND IT — ONLY USE THIS GOOGLE MAP LINK/DIRECTIONS  DON’T USE GOOGLE MAP Search! It will send you to the wrong place! – AMAZING FIELDS (PICTURES) – WILL BE WORTH IT =)
    • FIELD USAGE, GATE FEES & PARKING: Each field is run individually and vary regarding parking fees, gate fees, snack bars, etc. -The following fields WILL have Gate Fees and Snack Bars (NO Coolers):  Great Park, Windrow and Golden West College (also has parking fees). NO SEEDS OR GUM at ANY of our fields (includes parents/fans) – PLS BE EXTRA RESPECTFUL with no trash in the dugout or fields. ZERO Tolerance for any issue – team will be immediately removed from the tournament. Thank you!
    • MERCHANT TENT: Great Park, Windrow and Golden West College has official tournament merchandise – Great Park & Windrow also has Zinger Bats =)
        • SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT IS YOUR social tags and social media so we can include you — Tag us #1Firecracker @USAPremier Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram
        • BASEBALLS: Bring enough baseballs to start the tournament – you may play 1 or 2 games before the Coaches Meeting where you will receive 1 dozen baseballs (only pick-up at Coaches Meeting OR make arrangements to pick up at Coaches Choice 15592 Producer Lane, Huntington Beach prior to Coaches Meeting). Additional baseballs available for purchase at Windrow Park, Great Park and Golden West College.
        • WOOD BAT TOURNAMENT: This is a wood bat tournament for all levels… ANY Type of wood bat is acceptable.
        • ADVANCEMENT: Top 2 teams from each pool advance to a single elimination championship bracket. More info at coaches meeting and each bracket reviewed.
        • TOURNAMENT RULES: Become familiar with the rules on website– Note: It is the Coaches responsibility to know the rules and if determined needed, protest any issue BEFORE the game is completed. If it is brought up after the game ends, then would be for awareness and the tournament directors will deal with it separately with no adjustments of game results. ONLY Age infractions and Baseball Rules will have raised protests upheld.

        It’s going to be a great tournament! Glad you are with us – GOOD LUCK =)

        “If You Don’t Play With The Best, Why Play At All…”

        CHECK OUT #1FIRECRACKER CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY HERE AND RECENT PAST YEARS TEAMS & INFO BELOW:

        2019 #1FIRECRACKER TEAMS, SCHEDULES, BRACKETS

        2018 #1FIRECRACKER TEAMS, SCHEDULES, BRACKETS

        2017 #1FIRECRACKER TEAMS, SCHEDULES, BRACKETS

        2016 #1FIRECRACKER TEAMS, SCHEDULES, BRACKETS

        2015 #1FIRECRACKER TEAMS, SCHEDULES, BRACKETS

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