Congratulations on an outstanding season and welcome to the 2016 Dizzy Dean Fast Pitch World Series. Your tournament host will be The City of Southaven, MS Parks Department and it will be our goal to create an experience that the players, coaches and families will remember for the rest of their lives. The tournament will be played at the outstanding state of the art 8 field Greenbrook Park in Southaven, Mississippi on July 13 - 18, 2016. The result of bringing multiple age groups to this tremendous park at the same time will create an event that will be second to none.
WORLD SERIES BRACKETS / RESULTS (click on the link below to view the latest results)
Brackets will be released after the World Series Coaches Meeting!
Entry into this event is for Dizzy Dean Fastpitch sanctioned teams only. Entries must be submitted on a Dizzy Dean World Series Entry Form and signed/approved by the respective Dizzy Dean National Board Member of your state or a designee by the Commissioner of Dizzy Dean Fastpitch. Team's will be required to pay a refundable appearance fee of $250 for this event. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of the appearance fee. Your signed / approved entry form and refundable appearance fee, in the amount of $250.00 should be made payable to: Dizzy Dean Fastpitch World Series and mailed to your Dizzy Dean National and/or State Director. Click here for a listing of directors. Your Dizzy Dean National or State Director will then forward the completed entry with his/her signature to 3335 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS 38671. All entries MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12:00 noon JULY 8, 2016 by the City of Southaven Parks Department -- Tournament Operations at the address above to guarantee your spot in the Dizzy Dean Fast Pitch World Series
All Teams must play must provide the following upon team check-in.
1) Proof of Birth
2) Proof of Insurance
3) Medical Release Form (Available thru Dizzy Dean National Directors)
4) Roster from State Tournament
5) State Flag or Team Banner for opening ceremonies "Parade of Teams" (OPTIONAL)
Tournament Headquarters-Greenbrook Park, Southaven, MS, will be open on Thursday, July 14, 2016 until the conclusion of the tournament. For more information call: City of Southaven Parks Dept @ (662) 890-7275.
Bracket schedules WILL NOT be mailed out in advance. A blind draw will determine the brackets, this drawing will take place during the manager’s meeting at the Southaven Sports Center (adjacent to Snowden Grove Park), 3335 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS 38672.
NOTE: (Pre-Tournament Meetings)
Team credential check in will be at the Southaven Sports Center (adjacent to Snowden Grove Park), 3335 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS 38672 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Wednesday July 13, 2016. Coaches may check in and complete their credentials check in anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Team Rosters and player birth certificates will be verified at this time. Coaches Only. Coaches your tournament information packet with detailed information regarding the Opening Ceremonies, Coaches Passes, etc. will be available in the front lobby of the Southaven Sports Center (adjacent to Snowden Grove Park), 3335 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS 38672 and must be picked up prior to proceeding to your team credentials check in.
There will be a manager's/coaches meeting at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Southaven Sports Center (adjacent to Snowden Grove Park), 3335 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS 38672. Two representatives from each team will be permitted to attend this meeting. All teams will be required to have a representative in attendance. The official schedule for when teams play will be determined by a blind draw at this time. Coaches Only.
There will be a "Team Mom's" meeting at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2016at the Southaven Sports Center (adjacent to Snowden Grove Park), 3335 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS 38672. Two representatives from each team will be permitted to attend this meeting. At this meeting representatives from the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Southaven, MS will be in attendance as well as representatives from other area attractions to share information regarding "things to do" while your team is in our area.
A Team Meal will be served at 6:30 PM at Snowden Grove Amphitheater followed by the opening ceremonies at 8:00 PM at Snowden Grove Amphitheater on July 13, 2016 (The free team meal will be served to Players and Coaches ONLY. Vendors will be on site for parents and supporters to purchase food). All teams are required to participate in the opening ceremonies and should be in full uniform. Tournament play will begin on the morning of July 14, 2016 at Greenbrook Park. See Rule 11:16 Dizzy Dean Rule Book regarding a teams participation in Opening Ceremonies.
For ALL Divisions:There will be a gift exchange at the Opening Ceremonies for each team. Please be prepared with a small gift (i.e. pins, etc.) to exchange with one additional team. The team that your team will be exchanging with will be explained at the Coaches Meeting.
NOTE: Pin Trading has become a tradition at World Series events, players will have an opportunity to trade pins during the team social prior to the opening ceremony. Team pins are not mandatory but certainly adds to the fun of this special event. We encourage each team to bring some small item to trade. Other examples other than team pins include ............ contacting your local Chamber of Commerce for state/city pins...............contacting any Professional Sports team in your area for left over promotional items, etc.
IMPORTANT: For lodging assistance click the hotels link above for a complete listing of hotels. Additional assistance, if needed, is available by calling the Desoto County Tourism office 662-393-8770.
ADMISSION during the World Series will be $7.00 per person per day or $25.00 for a tournament pass. For children (6-12) the charge will be $3.00 or $12.00 for a tournament pass. This charge includes everyone except players and team coaches. A maximum of 4 coaches passes will be issued.
SOUVENIR WORLD SERIES T-SHIRTS / TOURNAMENT PASSES: Avoid the rush at the World Series for souvenir T-Shirts and Tournament Passes. You have the opportunity to preorder these items online. Click here to avoid waiting in line, your pre-ordered items will be available and waiting on you at the opening ceremonies Wednesday July 13, 2016.
Tentative Event Itinerary
July 13 - 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. Team check in and registration Southaven Sports Center (adjacent to Snowden Grove Park)
July 13 - 2:00 P.M. "Team Mom's" Reception Southaven Sports Center (adjacent to Snowden Grove Park)
July 13 - 2:00 P.M. Coaches Meeting Southaven Sports Center (adjacent to Snowden Grove Park)
July 13 - 7:00 P.M. Team Meal / Pin Trading @ Snowden Grove Amphitheater
July 13 - 8:00 P.M. Opening Ceremonies @ Snowden Grove Amphitheater
July 14 - 8:00 A.M. World Series begins
July 15- World Series continues
July 16 - World Series continues
July 17 - World Series continues
July 18 - World Series ends