JUNE 22-26 | NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Global Sports World Series will be governed by the USSSA National Baseball Bylaws and Rules unless noted differently below.
To access the official USSSA Bylaws Click here.
2022 USSSA Rules Updates Click here
USSSA Rosters will be the official roster at the Global World Series. USSSA Baseball reserves the right to alter, change, or abbreviate the tournament format when necessary to complete the tournament due to weather.
Teams participating in the Elite World Series are NOT eligible for the Global Sports Baseball World Series.
**Please Note, The Tournament Director reserves the right to alter any rule, any time**
Pitching Violations- Please note, pitching violations will be enforced. It is the coaches responsibility to maintain the integrity of pitchers arms. The Pitching Cards kept @ the Fields will be the official Pitching Records. Please refer to them @ the Fields. Coaches, please make sure you have the correct # of innings pitched before signing off on them. In the end this is what Site Directors will go by for Pitchers of Record.
Park Policies- The City of North Myrtle Beach has adopted Park Policies that will be honored by all present. To download a copy of the Park Rules please click on the park rules below.
North Myrtle Beach Park Rules Click here
Cooler Policy- Only one Team Cooler allowed per team. No Personal Coolers are permitted in any parks in North Myrtle Beach.
Roster Policy- besides the Write-In players...Please make sure you complete roster is online prior to before schedules are posted...Pitching Reports/Scores will be kept and Pitching Violations will be enforced.
Team Check In- Items you will be required to have will be a complete copy of your roster and birth certificates of each player...These items will also need to be on hand with your team at all times during play. You will also NEED TO MAKE SURE YOUR GUEST PLAYERS ARE ON YOUR ONLINE ROSTER!!
Special Global World Series Rules
-All game cards must be signed by a coach after the game. Scores and pitching must be checked. We will not change scores or pitching once card is signed.
-Head coach for each must be Determined at coin flip. If head coach is not at plate meeting assistant must let umpire know who is head coach.
-Pool play games can end in tie scores once time has run out.
-Only head coaches can argue calls once time has been called. Assistant coaches are not permitted to argue calls. If an assistant walks on the field to argue a call he will be ejected immediately.
-If a coach is ejected he will sit the following game as well.
-Run rules will be in effect for all pool play and bracket play games.
-Coaches are responsible for all fans and can be ejected for not controlling their fans.
-Please be at field ready to play 30 minutes prior to game time. Also, keep in contact with site director for any games being delayed or ahead if schedule.
-9u only - open bases - Balks will be instructional.
-8u - can intentionally walk one player per game. A team can score 7 runs per inning max. One bunt per inning per team.
-Pitching protest- A pitcher can only be protested while he is on the mound or in the pitching position on the lineup. Once a pitcher is no longer in the pitching position in lineup he cannot be protested. The protesting coach must immediately call time and hand site director 100.00 cash. Site directors will not show coaches the pitching cards during a game. Must be done between games.
-No fake to third, throw to first pick offs.
-13u No steel spikes on mounds
-Make sure of official game times at plate meeting.
-All 8u games 1 hr 15 minutes
-All 9u -14u Pool Play Games 1 hr 30 minutes | All 9U-14U Bracket Games 1 hr 40 minutes
-All championship games 8U 1:15 time limit | 9U-14U 2 hour time limit
-We reserve right to shorten time limits due to inclement weather
-No tobacco or alcohol permitted on fields.
-Bracket seeds will be determined by record, runs allowed and run differential. This is all done by computer which doesn't make mistakes!
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566
Team Social / Pin Trading
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex (Center of the Complex)
**Teams/Families will be able to purchase Memorabilia/Admission Passes
& other items during this time frame**
Skills Competition Finals @ North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex
Top 3 Finishers in each age group in each event will COMPETE for 1st/2nd/3rd place in each event & be crowned for awards in each event @ the Fields!
8U - Field 1
9U/10U - Field 2
11U/12U- Field 6
13U/14U - Field 3
Opening Ceremonies/Team Parade
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex Field #3 (Opening Ceremonies)
Pin Trading (Area in Middle of Complex between Concession Stand & Batting Cages)
150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566
Pool Play Thursday/Friday
Championship Bracket Play Saturday/Sunday (After Pool Play concludes)
Opening Ceremonies will be held Wednesday, June 22 @ 6:00pm-7:15pm..Players/Coaches should arrive @ the Stadium (Field #3) between 4:00-5:00pm to proceed with Pin Trading/Team Social on the grassy area of the Complex. Teams should line up on the right field corner @ 5:40pm to stage the parade of Teams.. ALL Players MUST participate and should be in @ a minimum Uniform Tops. Shorts/Pants may be worn. Uniform Tops are the only requirement for Opening Ceremonies.
Pin Trading/Team Social- 4:00pm-5:30pm (Middle of Complex between Concession Stand & Batting Cages)
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 ceremonies. 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 small promotional items, etc.
Skills Competition Location(s) / Fields
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
8U- Field 1
9U - Field 2
10U - Field 2
11U - Field 6
12U - Field 6
13U - Field 3
14U - Field 3
SKILLS COMPETITION SCHEDULE
10:00AM-10:45AM - ROUND THE HORN
10:45AM-11:30AM - TEAM BASERUNNNING
11:30-2:00PM HOME RUN DERBY
PARTICIPANTS WILL COMPETE BY TEAM NAME APLHAPBETICAL ORDER SO THERE IS NO ISSUES)
SKILLS COMPETITION DETAILS: The overall objective of the skills competition is to have every player on each team participate and enjoy the social interaction of this tremendous event. Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in each age division in each skills competition. These awards will be presented @ the field where contest is held right before Opening Ceremonies.
Round The Horn- (5 Players) (Team Event)
Five (5) players from each team will be allowed to participate. The players will take their positions in the infield (1B, 2B, 3B, SS, C). The catcher will start the event (when a thrown ball is caught by the catcher time will start). The catcher will throw to third baseman, third-baseman throws to second baseman, second-baseman throws to shortstop, shortstop throws to first-baseman and first-baseman throws to catcher. The time will start when the catcher throws and time will stop when the catcher receives the throw from the first-baseman. All Fielders MUST stay in the appropriate/marked area when receiving/throwing the ball. ANY DROPPED BALLS OR BAD THROWS ARE CONSIDERED LIVE AND TIME WILL KEEP RUNNING! One Practice Round should occur for all Teams, then 2 Times will be recorded with the best time between the 2 times recorded.
Team Base Running (8 Players)
Teams will consist of (8) eight players. (4) Four at second base and (4) Four at home plate.
Teams will receive two (2) attempts. Players may not lead off! Players will run a relay style race. The first runner from Home Plate will take off and the clock will start. When that player touches second base and hands off (transfers) the baseball, the first player at 2nd base will take off from behind the base and wait for the previous runner to cross in front of him touching second base before he will leave his spot. When the player from second going home touches home plate and hands off (transfers) the baseball, the next player will take off from home plate. When the last player touches home plate, the clock will stop. We require that the next player running start behind the base or in the right handed batter’s box so that there is no question if the player left early.
Home Run Derby -(10 Pitches for $10) (Individual Event)
ONLY USSSA CURRENT APPROVED BATS ALLOWED! Players who would like to participate will be given 10 Pitches for $10.(Ball or Strike) (Foul Balls count as Pitches).Player can choose the pitcher of their choice. This is a one round Home Run Derby due to time constraints!! If there is a tie between hitters or multiple hitters. There will be a 5 swing "swingoff" to declare a winner in each age group. If no homeruns are hit the hitter with the furthest hit ball will be declared the winner of the Home Run Derby. A Swing and a miss is declared/counted as a pitch that goes against the 10 swings. Winners receive great prizes..
PLEASE NOTE- DUE TO A HIGH NUMBER OF KIDS WHO MAY ENTER IN THIS EVENT, THE HOME RUN DERBY RULES MAY BE ADJUSTED. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE TO USE 10 PITCHES DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS!
Address: 150 Citizens Circle Little River, South Carolina 29566
Address: 6483 Old Georgetown Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Address: 1400 Outrigger Rd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Various Items can be purchased @ Apparel Tents @ Each park during the event!
**These can be purchased Wednesday during Skills Competitions/Opening Ceremonies in addition to the Admission Gates during the week**
Day Passes (Sold all 4 Days)
Students $8 (6U-12U)
5 Under Free
Week-Long Passes (Sold Wednesday & Thursday)
Students $25 (6U-12U)
5 Under Free
USSSA FALL SEASON BEGINS AUGUST 17, 2022