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Youth Baseball Classic FAQs

Youth Classic
Where is the tournament being held at in 2014?
The tournament will be held at Wills Park in Alpharetta, GA. The address is:
Wills Park
11925 Wills Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009
What time will the tournament begin each day?
Please review the 2014 Braves Youth Baseball Classic schedule. Your team may be asked to play in ANY time slot.
How long will games last?
16U = 7 innings or 1 hour and 45 minutes. NO NEW INNING WILL BEGIN AFTER 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES. If at 1 hour and 30 minutes, the home team is batting and ahead, the game is over regardless of score. The remaining innings will not be completed. The score in play at the end of the time limit is final. Umpires will keep official time.

Ages 9U-13U = 6 innings or 1 hour and 30 minutes. NO NEW INNING WILL BEGIN AFTER 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES. If at 1 hour and 15 minutes, the home team is batting and ahead, the game is over regardless of score. The remaining innings will not be completed. The score in play at the end of the time limit is final. Umpires will keep official time.

Ages 6U-8U = 3 innings or 45 minutes. NO NEW INNING WILL BEGIN AFTER 40 MINUTES. If at 45 minutes, the home team is batting and ahead, the game is over regardless of score. The remaining innings will not be completed. The score in play at the end of the time limit is final. Umpires will keep official time.
What forms will need to be completed to play in the tournament?
A COPY of a birth certificate and an Atlanta Braves waiver are both needed to participate. A waiver must be signed by all players AND all coaches participating.
When will the team photo with a Braves player take place?
The team photo will take place Saturday, August 30 at 12:00 P.M. A Braves player will meet with each team and take a group photo. No games will be played during this time.
Will the Braves player sign autographs?
No. Due to time constraints, the Braves player will not be able to sign autographs.
What Braves Player will it be?
The Braves player will not be announced until the week of the tournament. The player is subject to change even after the announcement.
Will all games be played at Wills Park?
Yes. All fields are located at the park.
Will there be concessions offered throughout the day?
Yes. A concession stand will be open all three days of the tournament.
Will there be an attendance fee?
No.
Will there be a parking fee?
No. Secured parking will be for free for all attendees at Wills Park. Secured overflow parking will be located next to the park at the Equestrian Center.
Will there be a trophy ceremony?
Yes. Trophy ceremonies will take place on Sunday, August 31 after each championship game.
Can we bring coolers?
Yes. Coolers and food will be allowed. No alcohol will be allowed on the grounds.
Should I bring chairs?
Yes. There are stands located at each field but they will fill up quickly.
What type of supplies will I need to bring to the tournament?
Everyone should be fully prepared to play the game of baseball. Bring your own bats, gloves, balls (even game balls – 2 per game), helmets, water, and first aid kit. Make sure each player is in full uniform with proper protection.
Can we purchase extra tickets to the August 30 game?
Yes. All teams will be able to purchase extra tickets to the August 30th game at a discounted rate. Each coach will receive an order form for extra tickets and discounted parking. Once the form is submitted, absolutely no tickets will be added to the order form. All additional tickets will have to be purchased onsite at the tournament; however we cannot guarantee seating locations at this time. It is important that you stress this to the parents and order all of your tickets at once. No exceptions will be made.
What is the parade at the Braves game?
All participants of the Youth Classic including their family and friends will be able to walk around the warning track at Turner Field before the Braves vs. Marlins game on August 30th.
Who can participate in the parade?
All participants of the Youth Classic including family and friends are welcome to participate in the pre-game parade. Everyone must line up on the Hank Aaron ramp located at Turner Field no later than 5:45 pm. The Hank Aaron Ramp is located at aisle 125/129.
Can we request game times?
No. Accommodations will be made only for teams that are traveling from far away on a case by case basis. Be prepared to play at anytime during the tournament.
What is the Refund/Cancellation Policy?
There will be no refund regardless of the weather or if your team cancels. The fees associated are for the 15 Atlanta Braves tickets and those may be exchanged but not refunded. However, if the tournament is canceled due to lack of participation, a 100% refund will be given.

If you have questions or need additional information please contact the Atlanta Braves Community Affairs Coordinator, Jarrod Simmons at 404-614-1554 or via email at youthbaseball@braves.com.