900 Baseball And Softball Teams Swinging to the Beach This Summer

5 Jun, 2015

USSSA Global Sports World Series Headlines Summer Sports Lineup in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Summer will be busy as Alabama’s beach communities prepare to welcome nearly 30 sporting events from June through August with baseball, fishing, lacrosse, softball, volleyball and more. Headlining the summer’s schedule is the United States Specialty Sports Association Global Sports World Series, which will bring in more than 700 baseball teams and approximately 200 softball teams to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

“The summer is a peak time of year for sports,” said Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. “We host thousands of athletes and their families as they experience Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on and off the fields. The majority of the events slated this summer are USSSA-related. This incredible sports organization has been a great partner for us, and we are thrilled to be its choice destination for the seventh year.”

Founded in 1968, USSSA is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization including baseball, basketball, fast-pitch softball, flag football, martial arts, lacrosse, soccer, slow-pitch softball, volleyball and wrestling.

In the summer of 2014, USSSA events brought $20.5 million in direct visitor spending and a total of 46,099 room nights along Alabama’s beaches. The organization’s World Series 2 will bring more than 220 teams in late June – the largest ever for this event series. Check out the following USSSA World Series lineup:

·        Global World Series 1: June 15-20

·        Coach Pitch World Series: June 22-26

·        Global World Series 2: June 22-27

·        Global World Series 3: July 29-July 4

·        Global World Series 4: July 6-11

·        Recreation World Series Softball Tournament: July 13-18

·        Global World Series 5: July 13-18

·        Softball C World Series: July 20-25

·        Global World Series 6:  July 20-25

For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit, or call 1-800-745-SAND.

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission Summer Schedule:

June 3-6: USSSA Global Sports Baseball Summer Slam at the Beach

June 4-7: Alabama Heartland Elite Summer Showcase College Exposure Softball Tournament

June 5-7: The Shores Beach Volleyball Showcase

June 11-13: Pro Day Baseball Powerade Grand Slam National Tournament & Showcase

June 12-14: Amateur Softball Association of Alabama Qualifier

June 12-14: USSSA Fastpitch South State Tournament

June 12-14: Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo

June 13: Gulf Coast Region USA Volleyball Beach Series IV-USA Junior Beach Tour

June 15-20: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 1

June 22-26: USSSA Global Sports Coach Pitch World Series

June 22-27: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 2

June 27: Gulf Coast Region USA Volleyball Beach Series V-USA Junior Beach Tour

June 29-July 4: USSSA Global World Series 3

June 30-July 4: USSSA AAA World Series

July 4: The Shark Adventure Run with Harley Sports

July 6-11: USSSA Global World Series 4

July 11: Gulf Coast Region Grand Championship Beach Volleyball

July 13-18: USSSA Global World Series 5

July 13-18: USSSA Recreation World Series Softball Tournament

July 18: Gulf Coast Region USA Volleyball Beach Series VI

July 20-24: USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Elite Camp

July 20-25: USSSA Fastpitch Softball C World Series

July 20-25: USSSA Global World Series 6

July 25-26: USSSA Fastpitch Softball Summer's End Tournament

July 29-Aug. 1: USSSA Fastpitch Softball Summer Showcase & Tournament

July 29-Aug. 1: USSSA Baseball Alabama All-State Showcase Week

July 31-Aug. 2: Gulf Shores End of Summer Blast (Lacrosse)

Aug. 7-9: USSSA Elite Select Five Star Showcase Softball Exposure Camp

About Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is a partnership between Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2007, this commission became a department within GSOBT. In this role, the commission - along with assistance from both cities – works to bring quality sporting events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To learn more about a whole different state of play, please visit


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