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Coaches Corner

Please refer to this page to help organize your team's play at Cooperstown Dreams Park.

Please check this page periodically for updated information.

  • The 2022 Coach Kit will be available in February 
  • To help you or your parents obtain room accommodations please visit our Links page or Family Guide page.
  • If you have questions please feel free to contact us at 704-630-0050.

Directory

Click below to obtain information that is available to help you in your stay at Cooperstown Dreams Park.

SKILLS COMPETITIONS RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Skills Competitions will be held immediately following the Cooperstown Dreams Park Opening Ceremony.

ROADRUNNER

Fastest time Wins

One player from each team is timed running the bases from home to home. EACH MISSED BASE, INCLUDING HOME PLATE, WILL RESULT IN A 5 SECOND PENALTY.

(Top qualifiers from preliminary round will participate on "Little Majors Stadium" for the championship trophy.)

GOLDEN ARM

Most Points Wins

One player from each team gets 3 throws from the centerfield area, approximately 125 feet, to home plate. Each throw will receive a score based upon accuracy and distance.

(Top qualifiers from preliminary round will participate on "Little Majors Stadium" for the championship trophy.)

KING OF SWAT

Most Home Runs Wins

One player from each team gets to face the single-wheel JUGGS® pitching machine. Each player gets five swings (ten in the finals).

(Top qualifiers from preliminary round will participate on "Little Majors Stadium" for the championship trophy.)

Cooperstown Dreams Park will provide bat for both preliminary and final.

A SPECIAL COOPERSTOWN DREAMS PARK TROPHY WILL BE PRESENTED
TO THE WINNING PARTICIPANT AT THE END OF EACH OF THE
ABOVE INDIVIDUAL CONTESTS.

AROUND THE HORN PLUS

FASTEST TIME WINS

Eight (8) or nine (9) players will compete from each team in this contest (pitcher optional). Each base must be tagged, outfiled bases are placed 135 feet from home plate. Teams will compete in alphabetical order. NO PASSING WILL BE ALLOWED.

(Top qualifiers from preliminary round will participate on "Little Majors Stadium" for the championship trophy.)

(Players may tag base with glove or any part of the body!)

  • The PITCHER throws the baseball to the CATCHER. (The team's time begins when the CATCHER tags home plate and releases the baseball.) If the catcher misses home plate, time begins when the baseball is released + a 5 second penalty is assessed.
  • The CATCHER must throw the ball to the THIRD BASEMAN tagging third base.
  • The THIRD BASEMAN must throw the ball to the SECOND BASEMAN tagging second base.
  • The SECOND BASEMAN must throw the ball to the FIRST BASEMAN tagging first base.
  • The FIRST BASEMAN must throw the ball to the CATCHER tagging home plate.
  • The CATCHER must throw the ball to the SHORTSTOP tagging second base.
  • THE SHORTSTOP must throw the ball to the RIGHT FIELDER tagging the outfield spot in right field and throwing the ball to the SECOND BASEMAN tagging second base.
  • THE SECOND BASEMAN must throw the ball to the CENTER FIELDER who must tag the outfield spot in centerfield and throw the ball to the THIRD BASEMAN tagging third base.
  • THE THIRD BASEMAN must throw the ball to the LEFT FIELDER who must tag the outfield spot in leftfield and throw the ball to the CATCHER covering home plate. (The team's time ends when the CATCHER tags home plate.)
  • A five second penalty will be assessed for each umpire-assisted overthrow and each missed base including home plate.

A SPECIAL COOPERSTOWN DREAMS PARK TROPHY WILL BE PRESENTED
TO THE TEAM THAT WINS THE "AROUND THE HORN PLUS" CONTEST.

EACH HEAD COACH MUST SELECT ONE DIFFERENT PLAYER FOR EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS AND NINE (9) DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF HIS/HER TEAM FOR THE "AROUND THE HORN PLUS" CONTEST. NO PASSING WILL BE ALLOWED IN ANY EVENT.




2022 OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES

The 2022 Official Tournament Rules will be available in February.



 TOURNAMENT ITINERARY

The 2022 Tournament Itinerary will be available in February.
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TOURNAMENT SERVICES

  • 24-Hour medical and first aid staff.
  • 24-Hour security.
  • Free admission to all games.
  • Free family and guest parking.
  • Cooperstown Dreams Park Retail Center (Including Bat Engraving, Baseball Engraving, Clothing & Souvenir Shop and Photo Center).
  • Food is available at all Cooperstown Dreams Park concession stands (credit/debit cards accepted).
  • Uniform Laundry service is provided for teams and umpires day 2 - day 5 (sign-up at registration is required).
  • Daily Pin Trading - Coaches please ensure all pins are removed from their individual plastic bags before trading.
  • Bagged ice is available for team purchase at the Concession Stands and in the Baseball Village.
  • Daily Webcast (Ceremonies, Skills Competitions, Game Play and Championship Game)

Cooperstown Dreams Park Retail Center (open daily)

Clothing & Souvenir Shop - Photo Center - Engraving Shop
Your only source for authentic Dreams Park gear and officially licensed collectible souvenirs

Featuring

  • Tournament Roster T-Shirts
  • Player and Roster Engraved Bats, Custom Engraved Baseballs
  • Souvenir Guide with Tournament information
  • Team Studio, Action and Community Photos

    Cooperstown Dreams Park Concession Stands

    Open daily until the end of the last game

    Enjoy our Healthy & Affordable Menu:

    • BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER
    • Breakfast Sandwiches and Burritos, Pastries, Fruit
    • BBQ Pork, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Pizza by the Slice and Nachos
    • Enjoy our selection of fresh wraps
    • Pepsi Beverages, Hot Chocolate, Hot or Iced Coffee, Tea
    • Candy, Ice Cream, Snacks

    *Purchase Six Whole Pizzas & get a 7th Free *

    THE DREAMS PARK EXPERIENCE ...

    While promoting a high caliber of play, our goal is to have young players experience the purity of baseball as it was meant to be.

    • By stepping up to the plate, regardless of outcome, all players leave with a sense of pride, dignity and accomplishment.

    THE MISSION OF COOPERSTOWN DREAMS PARK

    Our mission is to provide a cultural and life-enriching experience for young boys and girls who love the game of baseball. Cooperstown Dreams Park is a family baseball park featuring fun and excitement; friends and families spend their vacations here, watching teams from around the country play baseball.

    • By visiting the Village of Cooperstown and playing in the legendary home of baseball.
    • By meeting and playing against their peers from around the country.
    • By reaching within themselves to fulfill their ultimate dream.
    " a place in time where they are their own heroes"™

    just imagine ...

    Being a part of history! Each player and coach will be immortalized by being inducted into the prestigious American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame where they will be enshrined. As a part of the Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience, your team members will be awarded the coveted American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame ring - like the champions before them - and granted membership into this distinguished baseball club. All Cooperstown Dreams Park participants share this great honor.

    just imagine ...

    In the town where baseball began ... your place in history with baseball's greats. At no other time in the history of youth baseball has there ever been an invitational tournament quite like Cooperstown Dreams Park, with its unique baseball atmosphere ... where baseball present meets the traditional values of baseball past. Take a step back in time ... with barnstormers of baseball past. Fields cut from the same pastures that have given life to the magical myth of Abner Doubleday. Teams travel far and wide to play on these sacred fields.

    dreams really do come true

    Cooperstown Dreams Park offers today's youth a chance to fulfill childhood dreams. We trust you will agree this is an opportunity of a lifetime. If you love baseball and kids, Cooperstown Dreams Park is the place to be. It is a must for America’s youth.

    America's First and Foremost youth baseball Experience

    2022 Rules of Dreams Park

    The 2022 Rules of Dreams Park will be available in February. *All rules are subject to change.

    IMPORTANT PIN TRADING INFORMATION

    Pin Trading has become a tradition for teams, umpires, parents and guests. Many teams have custom-made lapel pins, while others utilize pins provided by their communities or sponsors. Building a pin collection provides everyone an extra opportunity to interact. Enjoy the fun of pin trading!