2021 Tournament Materials

Schedule for the 2021 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 Apr 25 7pm – Coaches Meeting at the Lake Myrtle Hall of Fame building – (2 coaches only per team, please)
  • Mon Apr 26 9am – Opening Ceremonies (Teams arrive 8:30am)
  • Mon Apr 26 – Pool Play – 2 games per team
  • Tue Apr 27 – Pool tie-breakers (if needed), Qualifying round – by seeding
  • Wed Apr 28 – off day/rain contingency
  • Thu Apr 29 – Qualifying round replays (if needed), First round of all three Divisions
  • Fri Apr 30 – Semi-finals of all three Divisions, continuing play in consolation/jackpot games
  • Sat May 1 – Championship Day:
    9am – Division II Championships, 3rd, 5th, 7th games, two Division III games
    ~11:30am – Awards ceremony for 9am games/Division II
    12pm – Division I 3rd, 5th, 7th games, Division III championship
    ~1pm – Division I World Series Championship
    ~3:30pm – Awards ceremony for Divisions I and III

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 (in dugouts, outside each set of stands, bathrooms, in the umpire changing room)
  • Clorox wipes will be provided in each restroom stall; we will ask everyone to wipe the toilet/flush lever after use
  • Dugouts will be cleaned between teams; 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; we’ve ordered souvenir sports bottles for players’ and coaches’ individual use
  • 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
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    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!