Featured & All-American Classic – SCHEDULE & FORMAT 2016

Page updated December 20, 2016


Monday, December 26th – Arrival & Check-in 12:00pm to 10:00pm Player Check-in Hilton Hotel – Downtown Miami – CONCERTO A Room
12:00pm to 10:00pm– Players will receive their uniform and pick/choose their POWER SHOWCASE Home Run Derby batting order.

FOOD/DRINKS are permitted in the stadium


SNACKS –  It is strongly suggested that you bring some protein bars, fruit, drinks, or any other snacks to consume as the days will be long.  


Tuesday, December 27th – 9:00am to 4:00pm – 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.  

9:15am to 9:45am – Team Meeting NATIONAL – Location: Visitors Clubhouse – Head Coach Eddie Gonzalez9:15am to 9:45am –  Team Meeting AMERICAN – Location: 1st Base Dugout Club – Head Coach Doug Jenning

10:00am to 11:00am – Mental Strength Session with Michael Cooper – Location: Marlins Media Room

11:00am to 11:15am – Head to the field for updates and projected Scout Day starting time

11:15am – Scout Speech Intro – Pittsburg Pirates Nick Presto

11:30am to 4:00pm Defense & Batting Practice

7:00pm to 10:00pm – Welcome Dinner – Location Marlins Park


Wednesday, December 28th –   HOME RUN DERBY – PRELIMINARY ROUND – 11:00am to 11:00pm.

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 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

*WILDCARDIf a player hits the furthest Home Run and does not finish in the top two, he will also advance to the finals.

Three Groups will participate; College Select, Underclass, and Featured.

The College Select will hit separatley from the Underclass and Featured.

The Underclass and Featured will hit together. The leaderboard in left field will highlight the top three in each group.

Players will check-in with Coach Jerry Gonzalez in the third base dugout.

PLEASE keep in mind that the starting time might vary slightly because of the home run derby competition taking place beforehand.

Introductions/National Anthem – Simply do to time constraints, only the College Select will be introduced and will line up along the first baseline. The Underclass participants will follow and also line up along the first baseline.  The Featured players will line up along the third baseline.

11:25am – National Anthem performed by LAURA GRANELLO
11:30am to 12:30pm – College Select (10 Participants) – During the preliminary round, each participant will receive 20 outs – 15 with wood and the option of staying with wood or using metal for the remaining 5.  It is open bat format, so the BESR bat is allowed. Each participant is encouraged to bring their own derby pitcher.  If they can not bring one, one will be provided.
12:30pm to 11:00pm – Underclass & Featured (34 & 45 = 79 Total Participants) – 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.


Thursday, December 29th – OFF 


Friday, December 30th – All-American Game – 8:05pm to 11:05pm 


Coaches, kindly have your line-up cards filled out and ready to be handed in one hour before your scheduled game time. Josh Turner will be by to retrieve it from you.

1:00pm – Player Check-in with your Head Coach in the third base dugout and then watch the finals

1:00pm to 3:00pm – FINALS

6:30pm – Game – Player/team check-in at a designated area and watch the rest of the World Classic.


Featured AMERICAN First base dugout – Head Coach Doug Jennings  – Hand in Line-up cards to PA & Marlins Staff
Featured NATIONAL – Third base dugout – Head Coach Eddie Gonzalez – Hand in Line-up cards to PA & Marlins Staff

Players get loose (pitchers/catchers & coach to bullpen)
No Player Introductions

7:55pm – Homeplate meeting & players line-up on respective foul lines.

8:00pmNational Anthem Performed by CASSIE ORTIZ

8:05pm – First Pitch