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Battle of Omaha Youth Tournament

Update 6/8/21

Session 1 schedules are posted.  Hover over the Connect tab above, then click For Coaches.

Also limited apparel (dri-fit t-shirts) will be for sale at Andersen and Lamp Fields.  Limited sizes and quantities available.

Attention:

Looking for a team to complete our 12U Division:

June 17-19 - Full (if 4 teams come interested I would consider extending this age division)

Call or email Mike Reggio (see below) for further information,  Like to close this out by June 7.

 

Jucoroute Showcase June 23

Omaha Burke will be hosting a Jucoroute showcase June 23 2021. More than 10 collee coaces will be in attendance for this event. Use the link provided to register. Email Bob Hlavoc with questions bhlavoc@jucoroute.com

2021 15u - 19u Battle of Omaha info

Battle of Omaha gear.

If you didnt have a chance to get in an order for Battle of Omaha gear, we will have a limited supply at Omaha Burke (12200 Burke Blvd)

 

 

#Jucoroute showcase
Omaha Burke will be hosting a JUCO Route event on June 23.   If you have a  player that is  interested click this link:
 
https;//jucoroute.com/product/burke/
 
I believe that Bob has more than 10 colleges that will be in attendance.

Battle of Omaha Tournament Apparel - 10U -14U Division

Hello

See the link below to order your tournament apparel and it will be delivered to you during the first day of the tournament.  The online store closes on June 7th.

 

 

Denny Jones - A Omaha Icon in the Baseball Community

It is with a heavy heart to hear the passing of Denny Jones, a legend in the Omaha baseball community.

Denny was the UIC for Metro Umpires, the organization that has supported the Battle of Omaha with umpires for over the last 18 years.  Denny was more than a business partner, he was a close friend and a man with great integrity.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Jan and the entire Jones' family.

Update on the CWS in Omaha

Update as of May 21, 2021

Here is the latest from the NCAA and CWS Omaha; this won’t be released to the public until June 7.  So I am just letting you know what will happen:

"While it is not finalized, we anticipate not having traditional GA tickets this year.  We expect we will be using the general admission area as reserved seating at a reduced price.  These tickets, and any other open seating, will go on sale to the general public on June 7 (that date is posted on the NCAA CWS website).  We anticipate the ticket limit at six per game.  I would say your teams are on their own for this year.  While we still haven’t communicated this widely, we are in the process of doing that now".

Update as of May 19, 2021

Great news from the NCAA and CWS Omaha!

The NCAA continues to review and update health guidelines based on new information that becomes available. Today, the NCAA Medical Advisory Group recommended that NCAA spring outdoor championships follow state and local guidelines for venue capacity, which for the us means 100% capacity! For more information, please review the statement HERE.

We are thrilled that even more baseball fans will be able to attend the 2021 Men’s College World Series. Our staff is working closely with our partners to provide updated ticket and event information based on this recent announcement.  We will be in touch as more information is available regarding General Admission and other ticket sales. 

Stay tuned for further updates...

Update as of April 24, 2021

Since my last post to the website in regard to the NCAA’s recommendation on stadium capacity, the 50% capacity for attendance to the CWS has been approved by the NCAA.

So what does this mean?  Based on conditions here in Omaha, and they stay the same or better, we will see this 50% rule stay in effect… it may go higher or lower based on any changes from now to June.

After my conversation with CWS Omaha, they are still putting together what that looks like for reserved seating and GA seating.  My gut feeling is due to the limited capacity approved and announced, the chances of GA seating opportunity is very slim to none.  I know they are going to take care of the season ticket holders as best they can as a priority.   Furthermore, the chances of any single game reserved tickets availability may be the same.  I wish I had a crystal ball but I don’t.  Through other outlets there may be an opportunity to purchase tickets as well.  I know around the stadium they are working on variety of venues to allow fans to watch and enjoy the games if they cannot get inside the stadium.

An email has been sent to all participants in regard to their options going forward.

February 22, 2021

The following updates are subject to change due to the uncertainty of COVID-19

What this means for teams competing in the Battle of Omaha:

  1. CWS tickets will be difficult to obtain. 
  2. There is a high likelihood that your team may not be able to see a game inside the stadium while in town. 

 Your entry fee included 10 GA Tickets at a cost of $95.00.  This cost can be refunded if GA tickets are not available.  For information on the 10U-14U Rules and Refund Policy, please hover over the Connect tab, then click on For Coaches.

We continue to monitor this weekly and will update the website once we have additional information to share.

Registration now open 15u, 17u and 19u

Registration is now online for our high school aged players. Nebraska plays American Legion baseball and abide by Legion rules, however we will accept all affiliations of teams.

17u is a 4 day tourney (June 17-20), with the Championship round taking place June 20.  Teams will get 5 pool play games.

15u and 19u midweek- 3 day tourney (June 21-23) Teams will get 3 pool play games and will be matched up on June 23.  Could play 5 games if in championship

19u potentially 5 days if you make Championship (June 24-28) Teams play 5 pool games and as many as 8 if in Championship

All teams will have the a night to catch a CWS game. Teams competing in the midweek will be able to take in as many as 4 games during their stay

Youth Age Events (10U - 14U)

Check out the Events Icon for all the information for this age group ; click the Events Icon, then "Tournaments", then "My Tournament".

Registration now open!  You may pay by credit card* as an added convenience .

Check back frequently to our website and join us on twitter @battleofomahaNE.

*a processing fee will be added to your shopping cart for the use of credit card.

For 10U - 14U only, please use the online registration link below that is highlighted in black.  If you do not have a current sportsengine account, it is very simple to create one.  You can also hover over the Connect icon on the Home Page,  then "For Coaches" to locate the paper registration form, tournament rules for ages 10U - 14U.

2021 Battle of Omaha Tournament 10U-14U Registration Open!

*July 6, 2020*

About the 2021 Battle of Omaha Youth Tournament

2021 Battle of Omaha is pleased to offer a non-sanctioning tournament for ages 10 - 14.  We offer 4 games for all ages, weather permitting.  We do our best to ensure everyone is able to attend the CWS each and every night as we do our best to be off the field by 5pm.  Regardless of weather, we do not play into the evening.

The tournament cost of $900.00 for all age group’s includes your entry fee, gate fee for players, coaches and fans, 1 book of 10 General Admission Tickets to the College World Series, and Nebraska State Sales Tax.   We do offer the option to all teams to purchase additional General Admission ticket books at cost.

As mentioned, you do not need to be sanctioned to any affiliation (CABA, USSSA, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, etc.) to play in the Battle of Omaha.  The tournament will aligned with each team playing 2 pool games then being split up by either playing in a Single Elimination Championship Bracket or a Single Elimination Consolation Bracket.  If a team loses its first bracket play game, they will get one more game.  Each pool of  4 will have a mix of Gold teams, Silver teams, and Bronze teams, based on what the mix is by age group.  We will do our best with what we have and try to keep states separate as well.  Awards will be given to the 1st and 2nd place teams from the championship bracket and consolation bracket. (the tournament format may be altered due to the number of teams entered in a specific age group) We have sold-out all ages the last four years. 

To help you to define the strength of your team, we provide you this example:

  • Gold Level: Generally your highest level select teams that travel out of state, play in multiple tournaments, pulls players from different areas, aka your Major Teams.
  • Silver Level: Generally your select teams that do travel and play in multiple tournaments, compete in many local tournaments, aka your AAA Teams.
  • Bronze Level: Generally your lower level select teams, or challenge teams, some travel, in-house affiliation along with an all-star picked to travel for tournaments,  play mostly local tournaments with certain number of games, aka your A/AA Teams.

Check out the Events icon for all the information for the 10U-14U age group ; click the Events icon, then "Tournaments", then "My Tournament".  Follow us on twitter @battleofomahaNE

 

2021 BATTLE OF OMAHA TOURNAMENT DATES ANNOUNCED!

 

The Battle of Omaha enters its 19th year of offering a competitive but yet affordable tournament option when teams and families alike travel to Omaha to become part of the College World Series experience and play some baseball as well.  

2021 Battle of Omaha Youth Tournament Dates

Session 1 -  10u/12u/14u/17u (June 17-19)

Session 2 -  11u/13u/15u/19 (June 21-23)

Session 3 -  10u/12u/13u/19u (June 24-26)

 

High school age events (15U - 19U)

Here in Nebraska we play Legion baseball for our 17 and 19uu groups.  Although we are under the Legion umbrella, we take teams of all affiliations for the Battle of Omaha.  The one cavat that we have is birthdate eligibility that we go by for these events.  

The 15u is a freshman / reserve type of event although we do have a lot of select teams that participate.  This past year we had 12 teams that competed.  Teams will play 3 pool play games with pool winners advancing to championship round.  Other teams will play a consolation game

The 17u, which is considered more of a JV type of tourney had 36 teams this past year.  A majority of the teams that play in this event are 15/16 year olds, Teams will play 5 pool play games with the pool winners advancing to the championship round

The 19u is a varsity style tourney.  This past year the midweek had 12 teams while the weekend event had 44.  Teams participating in the midweek will play 3 pool games while teams in the weekend event will play 5 pool games.  Pool winners in both events advance to the championship round

TD Ameritrade Park

TD Ameritrade Park Updates - CWS
 
TD Ameritrade Park is located at 1200 Mike Fahey Rd, named after Mayor Mike Fahey who was instrumental in getting the new stadium downtown.  Ameritrade will hold 24,000 fans.  The outfield backdrop shows the beautiful Omaha skyline.  Teams attending the Battle of Omaha events can purchase their general admission CWS tickets through the Battle of Omaha.  Tickets come in a booklet of 10 for $95.00.  The GA tickets are good for any game, however fans must wait in line to use them as they are first come, first serve.  They will allow the first 5,400 fans in the gates. To order your team tickets contact director Scott Hodges - robert.hodges@ops.org on the High School side or Mike Reggio - 5reggio@cox.net on the Youth side.
 

Comments From the Battle of Omaha

 

Read some of the comments from the teams that participated in the 2019 Battle of Omaha...

"Great tournament, we had a blast!" (CA)

"Thanks for hosting our team this year at the Battle of Omaha, they had a really good time (MN)

"We appreciate all your help during the tournament, everything ran smooth even with the rain! (MN)

"We cannot tell you enough how well this tournament is put together; from the fields, to the umpires, and the site directors, everyone had the best interest in the kids; we will definitely be back (TX)

"Thanks for having us in your tournament, the boys had a great time!" (WI)

"I want to thank you for a great tournament, we had a great time". (CO)

"Great tournament!  We had a blast.  One of the best tournaments we have ever been to. (IN)

"Thanks for the great experience.  Very organized and the hotel choice was perfect! (TX)

"My son's had a wonderful time at the tournament.  With my youngest son turning 11 this year we look forward coming to Omaha again" (AK)

 


Scott Hodges

Tournament Director 15's - 18's

Phone: 402.203.7070

Mike Reggio

Tournament Director 10's - 14's

Phone: 402.616.7441