Congratulations on an outstanding season and welcome to the 2023 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 6 - 10, 2023. 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 38672. All entries MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12:00 noon June 26, 2023 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
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 BankPlus Sports Center (adjacent to Snowden Grove Park), 3335 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS 38672 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Thursday July 6, 2023. Coaches may check in and complete their credentials check in anytime between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 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 BankPlus 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 1:00 PM on Thursday July 6, 2023 at the BankPlus 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 1:00 PM on Thursday July 6, 2023 at the BankPlus 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.
The Opening Ceremonies will be held at the Greenbrook Softball Complex located at 800 Stowewood Dr. Southaven Ms. 38671. Team Meal will now be served at 5:30 PM under the cook shed at Greenbrook Softball Complex in between field 5 and 6 followed by the opening ceremonies at 7:00 PM on Field 4 at Greenbrook Softball Complex on Thursday July 6, 2023 (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 may be dressed in shorts and uniform top. Tournament play will begin on Friday morning July 7, 2023 at Greenbrook Softball Complex.
** SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING OPENING CEREMONIES:
Due to this field being artificial turf ……………. CANDY, BEADS, SILLY STRING NOR ANY ITEMS WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE THROWN OR BROUGHT ONTO THE FIELD DURING THE PARADE OF TEAMS.
Please note the map below to view the Staging Areas for the Opening Ceremonies as well as a shaded area for Tailgating.
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 will begin to be available for sale at the opening ceremonies on Thursday July 6, 2023.
$7.00 per day per adult
$3.00 per day per child (ages 6-12)
under 6 free
|July 6, 2023||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Team Check in and registration - Southaven Sports Center|
|July 6, 2023||1:00 p.m.||"Team Mom's" Reception - Southaven Sports Center|
|July 6, 2023||1:00 p.m.||Coaches Meeting - Southaven Sports Center|
|July 6, 2023||5:30 p.m.||Team Meal / Pin Trading - Greenbrook Softball Complex|
|July 6, 2023||7:00 p.m.||Opening Ceremonies - Greenbrook Softball Complex|
|July 7, 2023||Morning||World Series begins - Greenbrook Softball Complex|
|July 8, 2023||Morning||World Series continues - Greenbrook Softball Complex|
|July 9, 2023||Morning||World Series continues - Greenbrook Softball Complex|
|July 10, 2023||Morning||World Series continues - Greenbrook Softball Complex|
|July 11, 2023||Morning||World Series ends - Greenbrook Softball Complex|