Greater Charlotte Youth Baseball Showcase

Huntersville Athletic Park

September 5th, 2016

Ages 10U, 11U, 12U & MS

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The South Charlotte Sports Report and Crystal Carolina Sports are proud to announce the 1st Annual Greater Charlotte Youth Baseball Showcase. The August 9th event is an individual showcase for top 10U, 11U, 12U and middle school baseball players across the Greater Charlotte region. Invited playerswill participate in two showcase games with equally divided playing time, a Golden Arm Contest, a Road Runner contest and defensive drills before each game. Most Valuable Player and Pitcher Awards will be presented for each age group and all players will be recognized in the South Charlotte Sports Report. There will also be extensive coverage of the events and players at and
across all of our social media platforms. The Greater Charlotte Youth Baseball Showcase will be held at the first class Huntersville Athletic Park.

issue229baseball-629911_1280“I am really excited to offer this event to young baseball players in the Greater Charlotte Region,” said Tripp Roakes, President of South Charlotte Sports. “The South Charlotte Sports Report already operates youth and middle school events in five different sports and with my love of baseball and relationship with Don Mason of Crystal Carolina Sports, the idea of working together to offer a first class event for younger players was easy to agree to. Don has operated baseball events for over twenty years and has been a great friend to area youth.”

“The Greater Charlotte Youth Baseball Showcase will offer players the chance to test their skills and compete with and against other players frombaseball2 all across the region. Don and I are looking forward to offering a well-run event for active youth baseball families.”

Players are invited to request an invitation to play by visiting Invitations will be extended to top players over the next two months leading up to the August 9th event at Huntersville Athletic Park.

To Enroll, please visit

Event Cost:          $99 per player

Each Player Will Receive and Participate in the Following:

  • 2 Six Inning Showcase Games with equal playing time and rotating batting order set by event directors
  • Greater Charlotte Youth Baseball Showcase T-Shirt Jersey
  • Opportunity to participate in choice of Golden Arm Contest or Road Runner Contest.  Age Division Championship Plaques Awarded
  • Recognition and Event Coverage by the South Charlotte Sports Report and all of our Social Media Platforms
  • Most Valuable Player and Pitcher Recognition in each age division
  • Defensive Warm-up prior to each game  (In and Out’s)


Event Schedule (subject to minor changes)

9:00am     Event Check in, Team Assignment, Jersey Distributionbaseball5

9:45am     Welcome, Warm Up Drills, Golden Arm Contest, Road Runner Contests

10:45am     Games begin on each field




What age group do I sign up for?

Please enroll in the age group you have participated in over the last 12 months.  If you are a 12U and also play Middle School Baseball, you may choose your division, however please note the middle school division will have players up through 14U.


Can I play on the same team with my travel baseball teammates?

Team assignment is random and based on the primary and secondary positions you register.  In most cases, when possible, we will keep you with a travel or school teammate.  Part of the showcase experience is the opportunity to play with and make new friends through the baseball experience.


How does the batting order and defensive assignments work in the games?

The defensive playing order is based on the primary and secondary positions you register with.  Players will rotate between those positions and everyone will play in the field an equal number of innings.  Players may be asked to play 3 or 4 positions based on the make-up of each team.  On the batting order, it is generated by a computer program for each team.  To equally weight the batting order, game two will begin with the person that ended the game on deck as the first batter of the game.


What are the Golden Arm and Road Runner Contests?

These are two very popular contests that are featured at Cooperstown Dreams Park.  The Golden Arm is an event designed to measure throwing accuracy from a measured distance.  The Road Runner contest is a timed run from home plate around all three bases and back to home plate.


Who are the coaches for the teams?

The last thing anyone needs to worry about is who the coach will be.   They operate with pre-assigned batting and defensive orders, given to them by the event directors.  If anything, they are traffic cops for the game, there for management, encouragement and leadership of each team.  In many cases, they may be current or former college baseball players, middle school coaches, high school coaches or other adults that Don Mason and Tripp Roakes have selected due to their commitment and support of our joint missions.  Again — last thing you need to worry about, we have run these type events for over a decade and understand what works best for everyone.  Bring your chair, sit back, relax and enjoy watching your kid showcase with his teammates.  I can promise you the kids are having fun, we want you to have fun as well.  The kids also like it a lot better when their parents are there to support and not become part of the action or argue calls, etc 🙂     The Greater Charlotte Youth Baseball Showcase is designed to be a stress-free, fun, relaxing day of baseball for the kids and families.