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2017 USSSA Convention is under way

 

The 2017 USSSA Convention is Monday, November 13th through Friday, November 18th at the Hilton Ocean Front Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Highlights include the Slowpitch meetings throughout the week, the Space Coast ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday in Viera, the Conference meeting Thursday afternoon at 4 PM, and the Hall of Fame Banquet Friday night.

I (DW) will be there Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night if anyone wants to talk on or off the record about Conference or Classification.  Let me know.  440-715-3301

 

USSSA NATIONAL CONVENTION AGENDA 2017
(Subject to change)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Arrivals and Registration East Lobby Ocean Center
 8:00 am to 9:30 am Continental Breakfast East Lobby Ocean Center
 8:00 am to 9:00 am Slow Pitch National Committee ONLY Meeting M02A
 9:30 am to 11:30am Slow Pitch Director Meeting 102AB
  A) Review Organization Flow/Changes
  B) Debate & Vote Rule Changes Submitted Prior to 9/1/17
  C) Debate & Vote By-Law Changes Submitted Prior to 9/1/17 (Emailed)
  D) Read rules for floor vote/Review Proposed Rules received 9/1/17
  E) Review 2018 Fee Structure
  F) Other
  G) Adjournment
 9:30 am to Noon Baseball Open Meeting 101C
 9:30 am to 11:30am Fast Pitch Open Meeting 201AB
 10:00 am to Noon Basketball Open Meeting 201C
 12:45 pm to 1:45pm GSL National Committee Meeting M02C
 12:45pm to 1:45pm Fast Pitch Open Meeting 101B
 12:45pm to 1:45pm Baseball Open Meeting 201AB
 12:45pm to 1:45pm Basketball Open Meeting 101C
 12:45pm to 1:45 pm Slow Pitch State Director Meeting (By Invite Only) 201AB
 2:00pm to 4:00pm “LIVE TO THE STANDARD” a special presentation by Ben Newman
Ocean Center Ballroom ABC

 4:15pm to 5:00pm Soccer Committee Only Meeting MO2C
 4:30pm to 6:30pm Slow Pitch State Director Meeting (By Invite Only) 201AB
 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Chairman of the Board Cocktail Reception HILTON Coquina D & E

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Arrivals and Registrations East Lobby Ocean Center
 8:00 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast East Lobby Ocean Center
 8:00am to 9:00am Slow Pitch State Program Meeting 201C
  A) Upper Program
  B) A/B NIT’s
  C) Pick up teams (Open Squad)
  9:00 am to 10:30 am General Assembly Meeting of the Association Ocean Center Ballroom ABC
  A) Call to Order and Welcome
  B) Opening Prayer
  C) Appointment of Temporary Sergeant-at-Arms
  D) Roll Call of States and Identification of Eligible Voting Delegates
  E) Legal Matters of the Association
  F) Keynote Address by Chairman of the Board
  G) Presentation of Proposed Constitutional Amendments
  H) Announcements
  I) Other
  J) Adjournment
 10:30 am to 11:45 am IT Committee Year in Review Ocean Center Ballroom ABC
 All Directors, All Sports MANDATORY
 LUNCH East Lobby Ocean Center
 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm USSSA Florida Pride Workshop 202C
 1:00 pm to 2:05pm SLOWPITCH Unifying our Brand/Tech Review 103BC
 2:30pm to 5:00 pm Slow Pitch Open Meetings 103BC
  A) Review USSSA 2017 Numbers/charts. Worlds/Registrations
  B) Review GSL 2017 Numbers/Charts/Worlds/Registrations
  C) GSL Review (Cliff)
  D) NCC appeal & process for a team to be re-classified
  E) Classification – Team and Player
  F) BRANDING/Social Media/Events
 1:00 pm to 1:30pm Creating an Experience – Baseball 1 & Basketball 101C
 1:00 pm to 1:30pm State Programs – Baseball 2 102C
 1:00 pm to 2:05pm Scheduling – Fastpitch 1 & 2 & Soccer/LaCrosse 102AB
 1:35 pm to 2:05pm Tech Team – Baseball 2 101B
 1:35 pm to 2:05pm Unifying our Brand Baseball 1 & Basketball 103A
 2:20 pm to 2:50pm Creating an Experience –Fastpitch 1 101C
 2:20 pm to 2:50pm State Programs –Fastpitch 2 & Soccer/LaCrosse 102C
 2:20 pm to 3:25pm Scheduling – Baseball 1 & Basketball & Baseball 2 102AB
 2:55 pm to 3:25pm Tech Team – Fastpitch 2 & Soccer/LaCrosse 101B
 2:55 pm to 3:25pm Unifying our Brand – Fastpitch 1 103A
 3:40 pm to 4:10 pm Tech Team – Fastpitch 1 101B
 3:40 pm to 4:10pm Creating an Experience – Baseball 2 101C
 3:40 pm to 4:10pm State Programs – Baseball 1 & Basketball 102C
 3:40 pm to 4:10pm Unifying our Brand – Fastpitch 2 & Soccer/LaCrosse 103A
 4:15 pm to 4:45pm Tech Team – Baseball 1 & Basketball 101B
 4:15 pm to 4:45pm Creating an Experience –Fastpitch 2 & Soccer/LaCrosse 101C
 4:15 pm to 4:45pm Unifying our Brand – Baseball 2 103A
 4:15 pm to 4:45pm State Programs – Fastpitch 1 102C
 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Golf Tournament Informational Meeting 201AB
 7:00 to 10:00 pm WHIFFLE BALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OCEAN CENTER ARENA

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
 8:00 am to 10:00 am Arrivals and Registrations East Lobby Ocean Center
 10:00 am USSSA Golf Tournament Duran Golf Club/Viera
 9:00 am to Noon USSSA Florida Pride Workshop 202C
 9:00 am to 10:00 am Event Management 101 102AB
 10:15 am to 11:00am Finance Management 101 102AB
 11:00 am to Noon Event Management Round Table 102AB
 12:30pm to 1:15pm Finance Round Table 102AB
 1:30pm to 2:15pm Scheduling Round Table 102AB
 4:00pm Depart for USSSA Space Coast Complex
 6:00pm to 10:00pm Ribbon Cutting & Celebration of 50th Anniversary Space Coast Stadium

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
 8:00 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast East Lobby Ocean Center
 9:00 am to 10:00 am General Assembly Meeting of the Association Ocean Center Ballroom ABC
  A) Presentation of Dwight Hall Sparkplug of the Year Awards: Baseball, Fast Pitch, Slow Pitch, Soccer
  B) Presentation of National Headquarters Award of Excellence
  C) Presentation of Director Service Awards
  D) Presentation of Distinguished Service Award
  E) Presentation of USSSA Award of Merit
  F) Presentation of Complex of the Year Award
  G) Presentation of Official of the Year Award
  H) Presentation of Director of the Year Awards
  I) Debate & Vote on Proposed Constitutional Changes
  J) Presentation of Constitutional Amendments
  K) Announcements
  L) Other
  M) Adjournment
 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Arrivals and Registrations East Lobby Ocean Center
 10:00 am to 11:30 am Golf Open Meeting including 201C Junior Golf, Adult Golf, Disc Golf
 10:00 am to 11:30 am Baseball STATE DIRECTORY ONLY MEETING 102AB
 10:00 am to 11:30 am Soccer Program & Tournament Meeting MO2C
 10:00 am to 11:00 am Slow Pitch Open Meeting 202AB
   A) Debate & Vote on Proposed Rule Changes
   B) Debate & Vote on Proposed By-Law Changes
   C) By-law Review
   D) Goals/Worlds Viera
 10:00 am to 11:30 am Fast Pitch Open Meeting 101B
 10:00 am to Noon Volleyball Open Meeting 103A
 11:00 am to Noon Slow Pitch Women’s Program Open Meeting 103BC
  A) Local Women’s Program/NEW NITS
  B) Women’s Major NIT’s
 11:30 am to 12:30pm Convention & Visitors Bureau w/Board of Direct 101C
 1:00pm to 3:00pm Slow Pitch Open Meeting 202AB
  A) Insurance
  B) How to run a successful event/brand
  C) Mixed Program open discussion
  D) State Umpire Program
  E) Goals for 2018

 1:00 pm to 1:30pm Tech Team – Baseball 1 & Basketball 101B
 1:00 pm to 1:30pm Secret Weapon for Success – Baseball 2 101C
 1:00 pm to 2:05pm Refunds & Transfers/Finance – Fastpitch 1 & 2 Soccer/LaCrosse 102AB
 1:35 pm to 2:05pm CVB Connection – Baseball 2 103A
 1:35 pm to 2:05pm Insurance – Baseball 1 & Basketball 102C
 2:20 pm to 2:50pm Tech Team – – Fastpitch 1 101B
 2:20 pm to 2:50pm Secret Weapon for Success – Fastpitch 2 & Soccer/LaCrosse 101C
 2:20 pm to 3:25pm Refunds & Transfers/Finance – Baseball 1 & 2 Basketball 102AB
 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Sporting Goods Manufacturers Meeting 203ABC With Board of Directors
 2:55 pm to 3:25pm Insurance – Fastpitch 1 102C
 2:55 pm to 3:25pm CVB Connections –Fastpitch 2 & Soccer/LaCrosse 103A
 3:40 pm to 4:10 pm Tech Team– Baseball 2 101B
 3:40 pm to 4:10pm Secret Weapon for Success –– Baseball 1 & Basketball 101C
 3:40 pm to 4:10pm Insurance Fastpitch 2 & Soccer/LaCrosse 102C
 3:40 pm to 4:10pm CVB Connections – Fastpitch 1 103A
 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Conference USSSA Softball Meeting 201AB
 4:15 pm to 4:45pm Tech Team – Fastpitch 2 & Soccer/LaCrosse 101B
 4:15 pm to 4:45pm Secret Weapon for Success – Fastpitch 1 101C
 4:15 pm to 4:45pm Insurance – Baseball 2 102C
 4:15 pm to 4:45pm CVB Connections – Baseball 1 & Basketball 103A
 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Exhibitors Required to Set Up Display Booths Ocean Center Arena
 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Exhibitors Show Ocean Center Arena

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Arrivals and Registrations East Lobby Ocean Center
 9:00 am to 10:00 am Board of Directors Meeting MO2B
 10:30 am to 11:30 am Senior Softball Program Meeting 101B
  A) Senior Program Review
  B) Senior Ideas/Discussions
 10:00 am to 11:00 am Slow Pitch Women’s Major Program Meeting 101C
 10:00 am to 11:00 am Baseball & Fastpitch Open Meeting 102AB
 1:00pm to 2:30pm Slowpitch Open Meeting 103BC
  A) Website Questions
  B) Classification
  C) Any ideas/issues
 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala East Lobby Ocean Center
 Cocktail Reception
 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ocean Center Ballroom ABC “A Celebration of Excellence”
  A) Grace
  B) Dinner
  C) Hall of Fame Inductions
  D) Presentation of Assistant Executive Director Awards
  E) Presentation of E.A. Ramsey/CEO Award
  F) 2018 National Meeting Announcement
  G) Final Announcements
  H) Final Adjournment

 

 

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