Tournament Resources

Schedule for the 2022 HWSA Tournament

(All events at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex – 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd, Auburndale, FL 33823.
Weather-permitting, all teams are guaranteed 5 games but may play up to 7.)

 

  • Sun. May 1 7p – Coaches Meeting at the Lake Myrtle Hall of Fame building – (2 coaches only per team, please)
  • Mon. May 2 – Opening Day
    • 9a – Opening Ceremony* (Teams arrive 8:30a)
    • 11a-7:30p – Pool Play – 2 games per team
  • Tue. May 3 – Qualifying round to determine Divisions I & II – by seeding, Opening round of Division III, Q round replays (if needed/preference^)
  • Wed. May 4 – off day/rain contingency
  • Thu. May 5 – Q round replays (if needed/preference^), Opening round of Divisions I & II, 2nd round of Division III
  • Fri. May 6 – Semi-finals of Divisions I & II**, Division III Championship & final bracket games
  • Sat. May 7 – Championship Day (always the first Sat. in May)
    • 9a – Division II Championship, 3rd, 5th, 7th-place games, D3 All-Tournament game**
    • ~12p – Division II Awards ceremony* & announcement of D2 All-Americans
    • 12:30p – Division I 3rd, 5th, 7th-place games
    • ~1:30p – Division I World Series Championship**
    • ~4p – Division I Awards ceremony* & announcement of D1 All-Americans

 
^ if a Q-round replay is needed (1-1 team def. 2-0 team), the game can be Tue. 4p if both teams prefer, otherwise will be scheduled Thur. 9a
 
* events held on Stadium Field
 
** games live-streamed from Stadium Field with play-by-play commentators
 

Note on COVID-19

There is an inherent possibility of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Registering teams and families agree to enhanced health and safety measures as directed by tournament staff and the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. Our precautions includes these:

  • We will limit participants in the coaches’ meeting Sun. evening to 2 per team. As this is an indoor meeting, we ask that you wear a mask if your health situation makes that possible; face shields are another option
  • Social distancing is encouraged wherever possible; we encourage families to sit in their own chairs
  • Masks are encouraged where social distancing is challenging (bathrooms, proximity in stands, in line at concessions, etc.), if your health situation makes that possible; face shields are another option
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be setup throughout the complex; use them often
  • Clorox wipes will be provided in each restroom stall; we will ask everyone to wipe the toilet/flush lever after use
  • Teams with back-to-back games on the same field will remain in the same dugout, regardless of Home/Visitor
  • Lake Myrtle Park will not be providing water coolers this year; you will need to supply your own water
  • No high-five lineup after games this year
  • Prior to traveling to the tournament, teams will be asked to confirm that all attending players and coaches have been free for 14 days from illness symptoms and exposure to anyone with COVID, OR have tested negative for COVID after symptoms/exposure in that timeframe

The City of Auburndale, Polk County, and the HWSA Board of Directors thank you for understanding that these precautions are enabling us to hold this tournament. See you there!