Experience Round Rock, Texas
Originally, Round Rock was not named Round Rock nor was it located where it is currently. Coincidence and fate combined to determine the location of Round Rock. The initial settlement of Brushy (as the town was originally called) was located near the banks of Brushy Creek at the natural fording area by the round rock.
The Brushy Creek Post Office was established in a section of Thomas C. Oatts' store on May 27, 1851. However in 1854, postal authorities asked Mr. Oatts to provide another name for the settlement (being that there was already a town in the State that called itself Brushy). Mr. Oatts decided to rename the town Round Rock in recognition of the large rock in the middle of Brushy Creek where he and Jacob Harrell spent much time sitting and fishing; thus on August 24, 1854, the name of Round Rock was officially given to the community (Scarbrough 310).
The coming of the International and Great Northern Railroad in 1876 forced the commercial area of Round Rock to move to the east, leaving the original settlement to be referred to as Old Town forever more. Today, the area has special historical interest and several businesses have restored and then located their shops in these buildings. The restoration of this area can be seen as being an attempt to emphasize the historic past of the City of Round Rock.
Round Rock is no longer a little settlement but is now the Sports Capital of Texas and we at Round Rock Youth Baseball would like to invite you and your team to our Sports Capital.
Round Rock is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation where you can surround yourself with fashion, food, and recreation in the Sports Capital of Texas. Round Rock is the 8th Safest City in the United States by a national survey, and has the fourth lowest crime rate among Texas cities.
You don’t have to be a baseball lover to enjoy a fun time at the Dell Diamond, home to the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Round Rock Express.There is a play area for young and old. Enjoy rock climbing, volleyball, basketball, and many more activities in the ballpark while the game is playing.
Mom’s, you can enjoy Round Rock’s newest sport, shopping at the Round Rock Premium Outlets, IKEA,or one of many other major retail centers. Of course, there is always a relaxing day at the spa and lunch or dinner at any one of our renown restaurants which serve BBQ, steaks and seafood.
Angler’s, while mom is relaxing at the spa, you can relax by fishing in our lake at Old Settler’s Park. The lake is stocked year round.
Golfer’s, you can relax by hitting our golf course just 10 minutes from the park, Forest Creek Golf Course, or spend a day at our area’s closest recreational lake, Lake Travis.
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We’ve got what you’re looking for in a vacation and our hospitality is out of this world. Round Rock is the ultimate host city for athletes, business travelers and vacationers alike. Come and see for yourself.
Schedule of Events
July 19, 2013
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Early Check-in from 6:00pm-8:00pm(Please advise the Tournament Director if your team will be doing Early Check-in)
Wingate by Wyndham in Round Rock (Williamson Conference Center)(1209 N IH-35)
All managers must check their team in prior to competing in the National Tournament events. Every team must be available to check-in at 7:00am Saturday, July 20, 2013. Managers will be provided a check-in time by Monday July 15, 2013. Manager must have each player in uniform, original birth certificate of each player, a photocopy of the birth certificate, a copy of insurance and three copies of their Super Series roster.***Players names, date of births and addresses incorrect on the Super Series roster WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY***
Players will be interviewed by a National Director. There will be no assigned times for early check-in
July 20, 2013
Regular check-in from 7:00am-12:00pm
United Heritage Center located at the Dell Diamond (3400 E Palm Valley Rd)
All managers must check in their team at their assigned time, if the team did not participate in early check-in. Manager’s must have each player in uniform, original birth certificate of each player, photocopy of the original birth certificate, copy of team insurance and three copies of their Super Series roster.***Players names, date of births and addresses incorrect on the Super Series roster WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY***
Managers need to know the name of hotels and number of rooms their team is staying at for the Summer National.
Players will be interviewed by a National Director.
Team Mom’s Meeting10:00am at the United Heritage Center located at the Dell Diamond (3400 E Palm Valley Rd)
Two representatives from each team will be permitted to attend.
The tournament director and a member of the Round Rock Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will speak about the Summer National and give information on area attractions and specials. All pre-order merchandise will be handed out durimg check-in.
Mandatory Manager’s Meeting12:00pm at the United Heritage Center located at the Dell Diamond (3400 E Palm Valley Rd)
All manager’s must attend and no more than two representatives per team. Pool play,Championship Brackets and coaches passes will be handed out at this time.
9:00am-4:00pm at 3300 E. Palm Valley Rd
- Home Run Derby
Two players from each team will receive 5 outs (out is a failed attempt to hit the ball over the fence).
Coaches will pitch to their own players; there will be no warm-up pitches.
Top 5 batters will return for the second round but to qualify for the second round, a batter must hit at least one homerun.
- Around the Field
Players are timed on their throws around the ball field. The ball will start in LF then thrown to CF to RF to 1st base to 2nd base to 3rd base to catcher to pitcher. There will be a judge with a stopwatch and the best time wins. Two attempts per team.
If a team has more than 8 players present, the second attempt must include the players who did not participate in the first attempt.
- Flying Spikes
Players will be timed on their running around the bases starting at home and finishing at home. Two players from each team may participate. Both players run times will be added together and the fastest time from the two attempts will be used.
- Don’t forget your team pins for Super Series Summer National all time favorite PIN TRADING. Bring your team pins and trade them with other teams from around the United States and meet your competitors.
- There will also be lots of food and games for everyone including moonwalks, obstacle courses, music, food and drawings held at 3:00pm. There will be one game no player should pass up a chance to play and that is DUNK-THE-UMP. This is your one chance to get even with the man in blue before the game even begins, they are willing to take the punishment you are about to put on them.
5:15pm at the Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, AAA affiliate of the Texas Rangers (3400 E. Palm Valley Rd)
All teams and families are invited to join us for our Summer National Tournament Parade of Teams prior to the Round Rock Express. Teams will march on the warning track around Dell Diamond and being recognized by team on the jumbo-tron and announced. ***Teams cannot toss confetti into the crowd or onto the field***
Teams must be at the Dell Diamond by 5:15pm to line up for the Parade of Teams. (Teams can carry their team banner and state flag).
The Super Series National Tournament Director and a special guest speaker to speak before the first pitch.
All skills competition winners will be announced at the opening ceremonies.
There will be one team name drawn, from each division, to allow them to walk on the field with Express players prior to the National Anthem.
There will be one players name drawn, from each division, who will be the special guest of the tournament director and will get to bring one guest with them and enjoy the Round Rock Express vs Memphis Redbirds game from the special party deck located above 1st base.
One players name will be drawn, from each division, to have the honor to throw the first pitch of the game.
Any players, coaches/managers and families wishing to participate in the opening ceremonies, must purchase a game ticket. Team orders are requested. Round Rock Express has requested that all ticket orders and questions go through a Summer National Director (email@example.com). Please do not contact the Express ticket office for any questions. You can visit the Express at www.roundrockexpress.comfor seating chart and entertainment at Dell Diamond.The price per ticket is:
$8 for Box Seats
$5.50 for Home Run Porch
$4.50 for Berm/Lawn seats
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At the conclusion of the game, Express and Redbirds players are available for autographs down the left field line during the finale.
To conclude an exciting and very eventful day, a special fireworks show with music for all participants. These fireworks are for you.
July 21-22, 2013
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Pool play games to commence. Each team will play three pool games.
July 23-27, 2013 “Championship and Consolation Bracket play to commence”
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July 23, 2013
7:00am, Mandatory Manager’s meeting
Managers will receive a copy of pool play results and championship brackets. This is the only time mistakes can be corrected.
One representative per team only. Meeting will be held at the Wingate by Wyndham in Round Rock (Williamson Conference Center)(1209 N IH-35)
Teams and families can take advantage of what Central Texas has to offer from swimming, boating, fishing, spa’s, golfing, go-carts, laser tag, paint ball, another Round Rock Express game.
The Championship game will be the most exciting game for each team to get to. We plan on this being a special game for both teams.
The 14U Championship game will be played at the Dell Diamond home of the Round Rock Express, Triple A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
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