Tournament info

Welcome to the 2021 Baseball Tournament Season! JYB will now be hosting tournaments through

Northeast Oklahoma USSSA Baseball

Lynn Gibson - tournament director (918)630-8789 or email: 3gs@cox.net

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Welcome to the 2021 Baseball Tournament Season!  Here is a list of the upcoming Tournaments that will be played at Jenks ballpark.  I have listed a little information about each tournament to help you make an informed decision about which tournaments will be a good fit for your team.  ALL OF OUR TOURNAMENTS WILL HAVE AN A/AA BRACKET that we will split if we have at least 4 of each class.    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.    To enter an event, just let me know.  Contact information is listed at the top of this sheet.   April 30th and May 7th events are Oklahoma Double Points weekends so be sure to sign up for both of those events.   Have a great season!    

Mar 5-7  is the Season Opener.   This is for all age groups and classes.  It will be a 4 game guarantee and we will be giving away Rings.  Good time to see how your team is looking for 2021. 

Mar 12-14 / Apr 9-11  /  Apr 16-18/  Apr 23-25 / Apr 30-May 2  /  May 14-16  /  May 21-23  /    These will be NIT Championship Ring Tournaments for all ages and classes of teams.  Champions in each age group will receive Gold USSSA Championship Rings and Runners up will receive Silver Rings.  These events will have split bracket championships.   All teams will receive NIT Points.  These are World Series Qualifiers.   

Mar 19-21  is the Spring Breakout Event.  This is for all age groups and classes.  It will be a 4 game guarantee with USSSA Rings.  

Mar 26-28 will be the Preseason Tournament: This event is FREE for all Jenks Teams.  There will be a gate fee charged.   It is open to all ages and classes of teams.   If you wish to participate you do need to let me know asap so we can be sure we have enough field space. 

April 2-3 is the Easter Bash Event.  We will only play on Friday and Saturday so space is limited.  Fun Prizes!

May 7-9 is the Mother’s Day Tournament.  It’s a 4 game guarantee and all Mom’s will receive goodies on Mother’s Day. 

May 28-30 is our most popular event.   BARGAIN WEEKEND   Entry fees are reduced to $150 for kid pitch and $10 for coach pitch.  This always fills up quickly so sign up early.   

June 11-13:  State Warmup Tournament for all ages A and AA only.  Entry fee is $150 / $10 Coach Pitch

June 18-20  State Tournament for all ages.   The 5U, 7A, 7AA, 8AA, 9AA, 10A, 11A and 13AA divisions will be played in Jenks.  12A and 13A will be played in Sand Springs.  10AA will be in Owasso.  6U, 8A, 9A, 11AA & 12AA will be in Broken Arrow. 

July 9-13:   7U, 8U USSSA Coach Pitch World Series     If you have a coach pitch team, you will most definitely want to participate in this Tournament.   It is a memorable event and will be played in Jenks.

July 9-13:  10U and 12U Global World Series.  If you are interested in playing in this, I need to know immediately since only the first 24 teams are accepted. Don’t miss the opportunity to play in a National Tournament in your own backyard.

Jenks League teams will receive $25 off all entry fees.

For more information, please visit our website.

 

What is USSSA?

United States Specialty Sports Association

USSSA is a national sanctioning organization for various sports both youth and adult.  We are the 2nd largest sports organization in the United States behind Little League Baseball.  One of the goals of USSSA is to provide youth teams a sanctioning organization that can provide unity, insurance and post season play for all classes and divisions of teams.  USSSA is celebrating 53 years this season.

USSSA also provides a point system used in seeding teams for State Tournaments and post season National Tournaments.  Teams earn points every time they participate in a tournament.  Some tournaments are worth more than others and those usually fill up faster as most teams are trying to earn as many points as they can before the end of the season.  NIT’s and double point weekends always fill up fast so if you are interested in one of those, you need to sign up early.  For the state tournament, directors will use a teams points to seed them into the bracket.  The higher a teams points the better seed they receive.  For teams traveling to National Tournaments, they are done the same way by using a teams points.  This year they have added a Points Race and prizes will be awarded to teams with the most points at the end of the season. 

USSSA provides four classifications for youth teams.  These classifications are to keep teams playing within their own caliber and class.  No one benefits from getting beat up game after game nor do they benefit from doing the beating.  Thus, the reason for the classification of teams. 

Major Division:  These are the elite traveling teams and are usually the strongest teams from an area.

AAA Division:  These teams are competitive teams that can’t quite compete in the major division but are more advanced than the AA teams.  They are usually very good and most of them travel quite a bit. 

AA Division:  This is where the majority of the teams fall.  They are teams that pick their own players, some will play several tournaments each season, but are not looking to play as much baseball as the AAA teams.  Many of these are teams with groups of friends or classmates.  Most of the Jenks teams will fall into this division.

A Division:  These teams are usually instructional / recreational teams.  Many times they are formed from a draft or are school leagues.  Some of the Jenks teams will fall into this division.

State Tournaments

The state tournaments for the east side of the state will be played June 18th – 20th.   Entry fee is $289 for all age groups.  Each individual age and class have their own state tournament.  So if you have been playing in A/AA combined tournaments all year, this is your chance to play teams from within your own class.  You can find a list of state tournament locations as well as how to enter on the state site at www.oklahomausssa.com   We will be hosting the 5U, 7A, 7AA, 8AA, 9AA, 10A, 11A and 13 AA groups at Jenks and the 12A and 13A in Sand Springs. 

World Series

Jenks Baseball Complex will be home to the 7U and 8U Coach Pitch World Series July 9-13.  This is so much fun and players will have a great time.  Teams are guaranteed 5 games and the entry fee is $578.  Players will enjoy a Parade of Teams, Opening Ceremonies, Skills Contests, DJ entertainment and skydivers…  and that’s just the first night.  J   If you are interested in participating, let me know asap so I can get you entered.  It is limited to the first 24 teams for each age group.  All of the Jenks 7’s and 8’s should plan on being a part of this.  It’s a great experience for the kids and families.  After Pool Play, teams advance into three Championship brackets, and 9 of the 24 teams will take home World Series Rings or trophies

We will also host the 10U and 12U Global World Series July 9-13.   Only the first 24 teams to register are accepted into this tournament.  Teams are guaranteed 7 games and will enjoy many of the same activities as the Coach Pitch World Series The exciting thing about a Global World Series is that because teams advance into three Championship brackets you are playing against similar skilled teams and 9 of the 24 teams will take home Rings or trophies.  Let me know if you are interested asap to be sure you have a spot. Entry fee is $578

 

USSSA Registration

Beginning in 2021, leagues cannot register their teams.  Due to the safe play act, Managers must answer the questions themselves when registering their team.  Teams must be registered with USSSA in order to participate in USSSA Events.  Go to www.usssa.com and create a team or login to your home page if you are a returning team.  I am the USSSA Assistant State Director so if you have any questions about anything, just give me a call or send me a quick email.  I am always ready to help or answer questions!       Lynn Gibson 918-630-8789

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