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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:
Age Requirement. Coaches are required to provide photocopies of birth certificates for proof of age and current report card for proof of grade (if applicable).
10U– player turning 11 prior to May 1 of current year is NOT eligible unless they are in the 4th grade
11U – player turning 12 prior to May 1 of current year is NOT eligible unless they are in the 5th grade
12U – player turning 13 prior to May 1 of current year is NOT eligible unless they are in the 6th grade
13U – player turning 14 prior to May 1 of current year is NOT eligible unless they are in the 7th grade. Also, any player turning 15 prior to May 1 will not be eligible.
14U – player turning 15 prior to May 1 of current year is NOT eligible unless they are in the 8th grade. Also, any player turning 16 prior to May 1 will not be eligible.
Check-in for teams will be the time prior to your first game of the tournament.
Below are the dates for the tournament:
Session #1: June 17-19 (Ages 10U, 12U, 14U) Friday evening is the Opening Ceremony of the CWS; Fanfest, introduction of CWS teams, fireworks, concert, free to the public. CWS games begin on Saturday, June 19.
Session #2: June 21-23 (Ages 11U, 13U) - During the heart of the CWS, many opportunities to attend games.
Session 3 : June 24-26 (Ages 10U, 12U, 13U) - Again, many games to attend; exciting conclusion of bracket play to see which CWS teams will play in the championship final.
TD Ameritrade Park, Home of the College World Series
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. The youth tournament came into existence in June 2010; to compliment the long-standing and successful Battle of Omaha Legion tournaments. The number of teams competing in this tournament have grow year after year, to the point of this tournament selling out the last four consecutive years.
This includes your entry fee, gate fee for all players, coaches, and fans, and 1 book of 10 General Admission Tickets to the CWS. Your team will have the option to purchase additional ticket books at cost (we don't upcharge for this service). This price point is budget-friendly and very reasonable for all.
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