SCHEDULE & FORMAT – 13/14 ALL-AMERICAN CLASSIC

Schedule & Format (13/14)
The event will be Steamed/Broadcast LIVE on the powershowcase.com Home page each and every day.
Tuesday, December 26th 
2:00pm to 9:00pm Player Check-in Hilton Hotel – Downtown Miami – 1601 Biscayne Blvd.  CONCERTO A Room.
 
PLAYER CHECK-IN – Hilton Hotel – Downtown Miami – 1601 Biscayne Blvd
The Hilton charges a parking fee. 
Park across the street at Burger King/ Checkers or
1 block away is a Publix grocery store – park in that lot or the rooftop parking.
2:00pm to 9:00pm Player Check-in Hilton Hotel – Downtown Miami – 1601 Biscayne Blvd.
CONCERTO A Room
Players will receive their uniform and pick/choose their POWER SHOWCASE Home Run Derby batting order.
 
FYI – PLAYERS ARE TO BRING THEIR EQUIPMENT (gloves/turfs/batting helmets/catching gear) TO THE BALL PARK EVERY DAY, AS THEY WILL HAVE MANDATORY SHAGGING & Catching TIME-SLOTS.
 
LATE ARRIVAL – For players that arrive after 9:00pm – your number will be picked and your uniform will be placed in your bag and will be waiting for you on Wednesday morning in the First Base Dugout.  
Text/Call or look for Brandon Travis (239.677.6606) or Ricky De Armas (786.769.4239)

Also, parents and coaches, I strongly suggest a group text for communication and a daily meeting spot for player check-in. 
 
Admission – There is NO fee to enter the Marlins Park
Food – Concessions will be closed – Coolers Food/Drinks are allowed – No Alcohol Allowed! There is a Subway & Wendy’s within walking distance.
Entrance 7:30am – Players/Parents will enter through the Diamond Club Entrance morning/day.
 
 
Wednesday, December 27th – 7:30am to 11:00am – MLB Scout Day, Mental Strength Session, Team Meeting & Welcome Dinner 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
 
Player Check-in will be held in the Marlins Media room with your respective team/coach. (Mandatory for ALL parents & Players)

Players – You will attend the dinner/meetings of the team you are playing on, NOT your home run derby.  Your home run derby is completely separate from your Team/Game.
Some of the FOURTEEN year-olds are playing up in the 15U Babe Ruth Classic. If you are listed on either of those rosters, then you’ll follow that teams schedule.
 
Here are three examples to avoid any additional confusion:
1)   If you are FOURTEEN years-old and are playing-up in the Babe Ruth Classic – you will attend that teams dinner (7:00pm to 10:00pm and all meetings.)
2)   If you are FOURTEEN, you will be hitting in the 14U home run derby. If you are THIRTEEN, you will be hitting in the 13 home run derby.
3)   If your name is on the 13/14 Team Roster, you will follow that teams schedule

8:00am 
Player Check-in – Both Teams – Marlins Media Room
 
8:15am – 9:15am
Mental Strength Session with Michael Cooper (Mandatory for ALL parents & Players)
 
9:30am to 11:00am Scout Speech Intro – Pittsburg Pirates Nick Presto and Scout Day
 
When Scout Day is over – you are done. Make sure to be back at the stadium for your Welcome Lunch/Dinner at 3:00pm to 6:00pm 

Thursday, December 28th
 – (13U ONLY) POWER SHOWCASE HOME RUN DERBY
 
FYI – 14U Players will NOT hit today!! They will hit on December 29th at 3:30pm to 7:30pm However, players will still report to the stadium at 8:30am to help shagg, and watch the 13U derby.  14U will check-in with their Head Coaches at 8:30am in left field.  Catchers (bring gear) will catch during the derby. Again, the 14U Derby is (tomorrow) December 29th.

During the 13U preliminary round, each participant will receive 15 outs. The field dimensions are 300ft-300ft-300ft. The pitching machine will be set at a velocity of 60/63 mph from 54 feet.

The top two finalists will advance to the Championship Round on December 30th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
*WILDCARD: If a player hits the furthest Home Run and does not finish in the top two, then he will also advance to the finals.
 
7:30am to 7:45am 
13U Preliminary Round POWER SHOWCASE Home Run Derby.  Player Check-in is with Eddie & Jerry Gonzales at the Third base dugout.
8:15am to 8:30am – Player Introductions
After being announced, the first 4 home run derby participants will immediately head to the Visitors indoor cages (with Coach Triston Cummings) to get warmed-up.
14U Players will Shagg

8:45am – National Anthem Performed by Marcela Lopez
8:50am to 9:00am – Last minute preparations
9:00am to 12:00pm – 13U participants – it is MANDATORY that all player’s shagg and catchers catch during the derby.
 
Friday, December 29th
14U POWER SHOWCASE HOME RUN DERBY PRELIMINARY ROUND
 
ATTENTION – The starting time of the Home Run Derby may vary slightly depending on the number of home runs hit during the earlier 15U group.

During the preliminary round, each participant will receive 15 outs. The field dimensions are 325ft-325ft-325ft. The pitching machine will be set at a velocity of 60/63 mph from 54 feet.

The top two finalists will advance to the Championship Round on December 30th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
*WILDCARD: If a Player hits the furthest Home Run and does not finish in the top two, then he will also advance to the finals.
 
3:15pm Player Check-in is with Eddie & Jerry Gonzales at the Third base dugout. After Check-In, players will shagg until the 15U Derby is finished.
 
Again, the actual start time will depend on the completion of the 15U age group.
 
4:00pm to 7:30pm14U Preliminary Round POWER SHOWCASE Home Run Derby.  13U MANDATORY that all player’s shagg and catchers catch during the derby.


4:05pm – National Anthem performed by Jillian Flaherty
 
 
Saturday, December 30th11:00am to 5:00pm
Hitting Lecture with Phil Hiatt
2nd Mental Strength Session – Michael Cooper
POWER SHOWCASE Finals
13U and 14U Finalists – You will meet Jerry Gonzalez in the Visitors Clubhouse at 1:30pm
Remaining Player’s will Shagg for the Finals – this is Mandatory.
 
11:00am to 11:45am – Location: Marlins Media Room – Hitting Session with Phil Hiatt
11:45am to 12:45pm – Location: Marlins Media Room – 2nd Mental Strength Session with Michael Cooper 
 
2:00pm to 5:00pm – Mandatory Shagging during the Finals
 
 
Sunday, December 31st
13U/14U Combo All-American Game
2:00pm to 6:00pm (Four-hour time limit)
Public Address Announcer – Rick Walega 
OFFENSIVE MVP ANNOUNCED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE GAME
Coaches, kindly have your (three) line-up cards filled out and ready to be handed in one hour before your scheduled game time.  There is a three-run max per-inning. Teams will simply switch.  Players will be rotated every inning, for fair and equal playing time.

1:00pm – Players Check in with your Head Coach at your designated dugout and watch the rest of the 12U Rookies Game
American – First base dugout – Head Coach Hondo Medellin – Hand in Line-up cards to PA & Marlins Staff
National – Third base dugout – Head Coach Phil Hiatt – Hand in Line-up cards to PA & Marlins Staff
1:30pm to 1:45pm – Teams get lose – Players get loose (pitchers/catchers & coach to bullpen)
1:45pm to 1:50pm – Players line-up for the National Anthem 
1:50pm to 1:55pm – National Anthem by Jessica Russo.

2:00pm to First Pitch