SCHEDULE & FORMAT – Featured & Underclass World Classic

Featured & Underclass World Classic – SCHEDULE & FORMAT 2017 
The event will be Steamed/Broadcast LIVE on the powershowcase.com Home page each and every day.

Tuesday, December 26th – Arrival & Check-in 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.
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)
FYI – PLAYERS ARE TO BRING THEIR EQUIPMENT   (gloves/turfs) TO THE BALL PARK EVERY DAY, AS THEY WILL HAVE MANDATORY SHAGGING & Catching TIME-SLOTS.
PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON EVERYTHING.
 
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)
 
Admission – There is NO fee to enter the ball park
Food – Concessions will be closed – Coolers Food/Drinks are allowed – No Alcohol Allowed!
Entrance 7:30am – Players/Parents will enter through the Diamond Club Entrance morning/day.
 
 
Wednesday, December 27th – 10:00am to 3:00pm – MLB Scout Day & Welcome Dinner 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Player’s will check-in with their Head/Assistant Coach’s at the Diamond Club Entrance (10 minutes before your scheduled meeting time) and walk together to your meeting areas. There will be visible signs and Marlins staff to help guide you to your designated locations.  
10:15am to 10:45am – Team Meeting FEATURED World
Location: Visitors Clubhouse – Head Coach Alejandro Machado
10:45am to 11:15am – Team Meeting UNDERCLASS World
Location: Visitors Clubhouse – Head Coach Miguel Cuello
11:30am to 12:30am – BOTH TEAMS Mental Strength Session with Michael Cooper – Location: Marlins Media Room – Mandatory For Parents
1:00pm to 3:00pm – Scout Day – Pittsburg Pirates – Nick Presto
7:00pm to 10:00pm – Welcome Dinner – Location Marlins Park
 
Thursday, December 28th – HOME RUN DERBY – PRELIMINARY ROUND – 5:00pm to 11:00pm.
During the preliminary round, each participant will receive 20 outs – 5 with wood and 15 with metal. It is open bat format, so the BESR bat is allowed.
FYI – The actual start time may vary slightly do the College Select Home Run Derby taking place beforehand.  Be prepared to start earlier or later.
IMPORTANT! If for some reason, not every player had the opportunity to hit during the Preliminary Round do to time constraints (11:00pm), those player’s will hit on December 29th at 12:00pm. 
It’s going to be a long, but an extremely exciting competition. The top two finalists from each age group will advance to the Championship Round on December 30th and compete for the World Title – 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
*WILDCARD: If a player hits the furthest Home Run and does not finish in the top two, he will also advance to the finals on December 30th.
Finals will begin at roughly 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Finalists will check-in with Jerry Gonzalez in the Visitors Clubhouse at 1:30pm.
4:30pm to 4:45pm – Player Check-in with Coach Jerry or Eddie Gonzalez in the third base dugout.
AGAIN, keep in mind that the starting time might vary slightly because of the Home Run Derby taking place beforehand.
Introductions/National Anthem – Simply do to time constraints, we will not have individual introductions. There are 54 combined participants – Underclassmen (30) will line-up along First and Featured (24) along Third.
5:00pm – National Anthem performed
 
Friday, December 29th – OFF 
 
Saturday, December 30th Game & POWER SHOWCASE Finals
9:00am to 2:00pm – FEATURD & UNDERCLASS World Classic (5 Hour Time Limit)
2:00pm to 6:00pm – POWER SHOWCASE Finals
OFFENSIVE GAME MVP ANNOUNCED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE GAME
Coach’s, kindly have your line-up cards filled out and ready to be handed in one hour before your scheduled game time.
I suggest printing an inning-by-inning positional schedule and posting in the dugout for player reference. 
8:00am – Players Check-in with your Head Coach and assigned dugout
Featured World – First Base
Underclass World – Third Base
Players get loose (pitchers/catchers & coach to bullpen)
No Player Introductions
8:15am to 8:30am – Players get loose
8:45am to 8:50am – National Anthem Performed
9:00am – First Pitch