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2012 WWBA World Championship


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October 25, 2012 - October 29, 2012

Roger Dean Complex
Jupiter, FL  [ Google ]    Other location(s) ▼

WWBA Tournament UPDATE 11:30 PM Saturday: 
All teams that are in playoff contention need to be at the complex ready to possibly play at 12:40. We will have 8 playoff games at that time and 8 games at 3pm. If you don't play at 12:40, you will play at 3pm. The winners of the 12:40 games will play at 5:20 and the winners of the 3pm games will play at 7:40pm. We will be taking 8 teams into Monday, with the Championship game starting around 2pm.

We will be taking 32 teams to the playoffs on Sunday. We will be taking the 21 pool winners, 2nd place team out of Pool E (pool of 5), and 10 top 2nd place teams. Pool winners will be seeded #1-21, the rest will be seeded #22-32. Teams from the same pool and/or organization will be placed on opposite sides of the bracket to the best of our ability.

FORMAT CHANGE FOR JUPITER – as of 1:30PM October 26
The pools format, schedule, and playoffs have been changed due to weather. There are now 20 pools with 4 teams and 1 pool with 5 teams (Pool E in the original schedule). PG will do everything possible to get each team a minimum of 4 games. The 4th game will be scheduled against a team from a different pool. The consolation games will be scheduled for first thing Monday AM.

Water will be available in every dugout. NO COOLERS will be allowed at any field.

This is the 15th annual WWBA World Championship which is the top scouting attraction in all of amatuer baseball. Almost every top prospect in the country attends each year, along with 700+ MLB scouts and college coaches. Past Champions: Marucci Elite (11), Chet Lemon's Juice (05,10), Dirtbags (10), Braves Scout Team-ABD (09), ABD Bulldogs (08), Braves Scout Team-Midland (07), Reds Scout Team-Midland (06), East Cobb Astros (03,05), Houston Heat (04), Baseball America (00,02), Miami Sluggers (01), Perfect Game USA (98,99),

Welcome to Perfect Game

Perfect Game is an organization that defined an industry and remains baseball’s most respected scouting report service. Perfect Game provides showcases, tournaments, online video, national rankings, player profiles, scouting reports and college and professional opportunities to the nation’s top prospects and their families. Where talent goes, professional scouts and top college recruiters are sure to follow, and Perfect Game can offer the best in baseball increased exposure, insight and professionalism to propel them through their baseball careers.

What we do

WWBA:

• The wood bat division of Perfect Game

• Run the largest and most scouted tournaments in amateur baseball.

• Compile scouting notes on thousands of players annually

BCS:

• The metal bat division of Perfect Game

• Run most competitive metal bat tournaments of elite teams in amateur baseball

• Compile scouting notes on thousands of players annually

Perfect Game World Series:

• The most elite event in the summer travel team circuit

• Consists of 16 elite teams at each age division (14u, 15u, 16u, 17u)

• Regional Qualifiers will start in summer 2013

What participants receive

• Very highly competitive games on the nicest fields in the country

• Exposure to college coaches and MLB scouts that attend these tournaments

• All games will be scored using Gamechanger scoring software. All gamecasts, box scores, and game wraps will be posted online

• Top performances will be mentioned in the PG Scout Blogs that are viewed by thousands on a daily basis

An interview with Roy Clark

Roy Clark: "Jerry (Ford) and his staff do an outstanding job. We feel that they put on, and it’s not even close, the best showcases and tournaments of anybody. They’re so well organized. Jerry has tremendous knowledge of scouting. They have a lot of former professional and college baseball people in their organization.

"Since they put on the best showcases and tournaments, naturally they’re going to get the best players. We are pretty much a high-school oriented organization, so where the best players go, we will be there. We have sometimes up to 10 or 11 scouts covering Perfect Game events. It gives athletes the chance to compete at the highest level of their age group, in a team or showcase format, in some of the best facilities in front of both colleges and scouts.

"They’re (Perfect Game) the best, and the top colleges and the highest level scouts know it."

Click here for the full interview transcript

Results are what count...

Perfect Game set a new record for the tenth consecutive year following the 2011 MLB draft. Of the 1,530 players selected, 1,323 had attended a Perfect Game event, and 294 of the first 331 picks were Perfect Game alumni. Many of these alumni had participated in multiple Perfect Game tournaments, showcases and/or leagues.

In the past ten years, 9,073 Perfect Game participants have been chosen in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. However, these figures do not account for the many Latin American free agents who participate in Perfect Game showcases and tournaments and then sign with Major League clubs. One can only imagine how many Perfect Game alumni will ultimately reach their dream of playing Major League Baseball down the road.

Perfect Game does not take any credit for the numerous outstanding players selected in the draft or the many more who go on to play college baseball. Perfect Game simply provides talented players a means to be identified and evaluated closely while competing with and against the best worldwide. Perfect Game identifies players, provides an opinion, and then lets Major League scouts and college coaches form their own.

MLB scouts and college coaches make the most important decisions, and luckily, they follow what we do very closely - not only in person, but online as well.

Draft fast facts
• 52 of first 60 players drafted had attended a Perfect Game event

• 85 percent of all players drafted in 2011 were Perfect Game alumni

• 294 of the 331 players picked in the first 10 rounds had participated in either a PG showcase or tournament

By the numbers
Number of PG alumni taken in draft each year

2002: 364
2003: 409
2004: 533
2005: 823
2006: 952
2007: 1,048
2008: 1,164
2009: 1,191
2010: 1,266
2011: 1,323

Tournament F.A.Q.

What is difference between WWBA and BCS?
Is there a coaches check-in/meeting prior to tournament?
Is there a player check-in prior to the tournament?
Are teams required to have birth certificates for each player?
When will games start?
When will the championship game be done?
How do I update my player information on my profile?
How do I get my roster listed online?
What is the tournament format?
How do I get into the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter?
What is the invitation process for the 16u and 17u WWBA National Championships?


This is a wood bat tournament. AGE LIMIT: 2013 Graduate GAMES: 4 guaranteed, weather permitting. Teams are required to play first thing Friday morning. There will be games scheduled for Thursday afternoon and night. Schedule will be released 4-5 days before the tournament starts. Monday will consist of the semifinals and championship games.

GATE FEES
Tournament Pass - $35 (good for all games all week.)
Daily Ticket - $10 (good for all games during a single day.)
Program - $5
Document TitleDate Added Manage
Info for College Coaches and MLB Scouts Posted: 10/11/2012 10:58:16 AM ViewDownload
Printable Schedule Posted: 10/20/2012 9:19:46 PM ViewDownload
Tournament Rules Posted: 10/11/2012 10:24:22 AM ViewDownload
Jerry Ford, WWBA World Championship: "This is gonna be the biggest thing we ever do."
All-Time Standouts at the WWBA Championships
Message to coaches and parents, “Accurate rosters are vitally important”
Players, make sure your roster info is accurate for Colleges/Scouts. It’s free to update yourself.
How the PG Tournament roster entry system works – “It’s Easy!”
How Perfect Game sets itself apart: The best players play PG
PG scout blogs help scouts/recruiters “See” more players
Impact of Perfect Game Baseball complex at LakePoint
Travel Team’s Purpose
Future Big Leaguers
Jerry Ford: Perfect Game’s “Role in Baseball”
Perfect Game GameChanger Technology Advantage
What separates the top travel team coaches
Travelball coaches give input to Perfect Game for player rankings
Inaccurate rosters hurt the players
Jerry Ford: High School & Travel Baseball
Scouting schedule revolves around Perfect Game
How pro scouts & college coaches best utilize Perfect Game
Jerry Ford: Colleges reach out to Perfect Game
Jerry Ford: Why good players go to Perfect Game
Jerry Ford: Why attend a Perfect Game Showcase if I’ve been to a tournament?
The value of attending a showcase
Pre-market yourself before tournaments ad team video info
Jerry Ford: Video has become important in scouting
Jerry Ford: Skillshow helps colleges, MLB Teams & Thousands of Players
Jerry Ford: Bartow County – LakePoint – East Cobb Baseball
What people don’t know about Perfect Game
Meet PG National Tournament Director Taylor McCollough
Meet Perfect Game’s Matthew Bliven