Kissimmee, FL: USSSA Fastpitch is excited to announce the 2017 dates for the USSSA Road to Orlando World Series. Partnering with Disney and ESPN Wide World of Sports, USSSA's Road to Orlando World Series is a premier destination championship for teams 8U to 18U. This five game guarantee World Series is designed to bring teams from across the country to one of the world's most popular family destinations-Orlando, FL. There are two dates for the USSSA Road to Orlando World Series, classified by age group and class division [A/B/C]. The first week of the World Series features our older divisions from 13U to 18U while the second week brings our younger divisions to the Sunshine State from 8U to 12U. July 10-16, 2017: 13U, 14U A/B/C, 16U A/B, 18U A/B, High School C July 17-23, 2017: 8U, 10U A/B/C, 11U, 12U A/B/C Last year, 42 states were represented in the Road to Orlando World Series! Teams were treated with competition, USSSA Pride professional fastpitch games, tournament parade at Champions Stadium, and off time to enjoy a Disney vacation. There is a non-mandatory team gift exchange during pool play that teams can use to interact and engage with opposing teams from different parts of the country. USSSA and Disney are excited for the Road to Orlando World Series to return next summer. There are no qualifications procedures necessary for entering the Road to Orlando World Series. Interested teams will need to complete the online entry process at www.usssa.com. 13u - 18u teams can use this link to enter: RTO - July 10-16, 2017 8u - 12u teams can use this link to enter: RTO - July 17-23, 2017 Official entry and payment process must be completed by June 25, 2017. The entry fee for all ages and class divisions 10U and older is $595 for the 5-game guarantee format. The 8U entry fee is $395. For a complete list of rules, hotel information, event details and event itinerary, please visit the Road-to-Orlando website. All inquires about registration, team check-in, meetings, housing and accommodations can be emailed to Stephanie Taylor at Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org. USSSA can't wait to see you in Orlando this summer! Make your dreams come true! EVENT INFORMATION: World Series Format: 5 game guarantee (3 seeded pool games, double elimination) Seeding is based on pool finish USSSA Fastpitch rules and by-laws enforced Teams must be USSSA registered Teams who do not play in USSSA events prior to World Series are automatically placed in the "A" division Facilities: ESPN Wide World of Sports, 700 S. Victory Way, Kissimmee, FL 34747 Osceola Softball Complex, 3000 N. John Young Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34741 Fortune Road Softball Complex, 2500 Fortune Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Awards: Award package sizes are based on the number of teams in the tournament. Below, is the full size package that will be awarded for divisions. Team and Individual Awards (places determined by number of teams) 8-12 Teams Top 3 team and individual are awarded 13-32 Teams Top 4 team and individual are awarded 33+ Teams Top 6 team and individual are awarded World Series MVP Outstanding Pitcher Award Outstanding Offensive Player Award Outstanding Defensive Player Award Team Sportsmanship Award USSSA Travel Center: The USSSSA Travel Center is your one stop shop for hotels, transportation, and discounted theme park tickets for Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. Below, is the link for our travel center. http://travel.usssa.com/ About USSSA: The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World's Largest Multi-Sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com.