Congratulations on an outstanding season and welcome to the 2018 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 10 - 15, 2018. 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.
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 4, 2018 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
IMPORTANT!! Must be completed online by July 3, 2018 to have your team included in the World Series Program
Bracket schedules WILL NOT be mailed out in advance. A draw will determine the brackets (per the guidelines above), this drawing will take place during the manager's meeting (details below). Actual team names will be added after the manager's meeting.
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. Tuesday July 10, 2018. 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 Tuesday July 10, 2018 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 Tuesday July 10, 2018 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. 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 Tuesday July 10, 2018 (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 Wednesday morning July 11, 2017 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.
World Series Souvenirs, Programs and Tournament Passes will begin to be available for sale at the opening ceremonies on Tuesday July 10, 2018.
|July 10, 2018||9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Team Check in and registration - Southaven Sports Center|
|July 10, 2018||2:00 p.m.||"Team Mom's" Reception - Southaven Sports Center|
|July 10, 2018||2:00 p.m.||Coaches Meeting - Southaven Sports Center|
|July 10, 2018||7:00 p.m.||Team Meal / Pin Trading - Snowden Grove Amphitheater|
|July 10, 2018||8:00 p.m.||Opening Ceremonies - Snowden Grove Amphitheater|
|July 11, 2018||Morning||World Series begins - Greenbrook Park|
|July 12, 2018||Morning||World Series continues - Greenbrook Park|
|July 13, 2018||Morning||World Series continues - Greenbrook Park|
|July 14, 2018||Morning||World Series continues - Greenbrook Park|
|July 15, 2018||Morning||World Series ends - Greenbrook Park|