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2024 All American Summer Classic

July 26th – July 28th, 2024 | Portland/Old Orchard Beach, ME

College Showcase Camp

Coming in 2024!

Hotels Now Open!

Check out our Hotels tab below!

BBQ/Fireworks Night

Portland Seadogs Game

Unfortunately the Portland Seadogs are away in 2024...we look forward to bringing this back in 2025!

Colleges/Organizations Who Attended This Event In The Past

2024 Tournament Information

College Showcase Camp – Individual Players only: Coming in 2024!

Age groups: 14U; 15U; 16U; 17U/18U (4 Divisions)

Pool Play: Friday, July 26th – Saturday, July 27th, 2024

Playoffs/Championships: Sunday, July 28th, 2024

 
  • Please Note: Teams will be accepted on a “First paid-First accepted” basis and entries will be limited only to the first 50 paid registrations. (*Past All American Lighthouse Classic tournaments typically have filled up before Thanksgiving!
  • Registration Fee: $1,599.00.
  • Teams who register, but do not pay are not in the tournament and placed on the waiting list until payment is received. To avoid being placed on the waiting list and secure entry, payment must be made.
  • 4 Game Guarantee: Pool play format will be used with all teams entered (*weather permitting*).
  • Teams will play 2 DH’s..1 on Friday and 1 on Saturday for their 4 game guarantee (weather permitting). 
  • Baseballs and lineup cards are included for this event as an added bonus to all teams and programs.
  • Two (2) High School board certified Umpires are supplied for every game.
  • Preliminary round games will take place at area high school, parks and collegiate fields with the playoffs and championship games being held at a college venue. We use the top fields in the Old Orchard Beach, Maine area such as University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College, Southern Maine CC and others.
  • Current and past college and professional coaches are employed to evaluate the teams at the prime recruiting age groups during our events.
  • NO GATE FEES EVER!
  • Above and Beyond our top competition…We provide on-field reporting, pre and post game interviews with players and coaches, social media staff to promote players and teams, live in game statistics, player assessments and videos which get added to our player database and much much more!

Weather/Event Updates

We understand weather and mother nature can impact your event experience unfortunately. We strive to provide communication before you leave your home or hotel, when possible.

There are many factors that go into running events including the weather, leasing fields from private schools, town officials that get these fields ready along other “outside factors” that can determine delays, shortening of games or unfortunately cancelations as well. Please click on this link or the yellow button on our schedule page “Event/Weather Updates” for updates daily when weather can be an impact to your event.

Weather/Event Updates

2024 College and Pro Coaches Expected

This is one of our most scouted events on the calendar each year. We typically see 20+ college and pro scouts at this event due to the time of year, as this event falls near the end of summer baseball. Each year we have over 20+ schools/MLB organizations present including: 

Colleges/Organizations who are expected to attend in 2024!

  1. Vanderbilt University
  2. University of Maine
  3. Southern New Hampshire University
  4. St. Joseph’s College
  5. Bates College
  6. Post University
  7. Johnson & Wales University
  8. Salve Regina University
  9. Nichols College
  10. Worcester State University
  11. Clark University
  12. Roger Williams University
  13. Salem State University
  14. Skidmore College
  15. Southern Maine Community College
  16. Central Maine Community College
  17. New England College
  18. Dean College
  19. Hudson Valley Community College
  20. Rivier University
  21. Castleton State University
  22. Atlanta Braves (MLB)
  23. Washington Nationals (MLB)
  24. Atlanta Braves (MLB)
  25. New York Mets (MLB)
  26. St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

2024 Teams Registered

We started this event in 2022 as a way to invite more teams to the beautiful state of Maine. Our original Maine event in June exceeds 100+ teams each year wit over 50 teams on a waiting list so we started a 2nd event for more to attend. What’s next? We have teams coming from Canada, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island in this one. If you are interested in participating in one of the Northeast’s biggest and most traveled event, please secure your spot now or inquire at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

See who is coming!

2024 Hotel Policy

ALL TRAVELING TEAM MANAGERS/CLUB ADMINISTRATORS MUST REVIEW OUR HOTEL POLICY & RULES BELOW. FAILURE TO KNOW OUR POLICY COULD SUBJECT YOUR TEAM TO NON-ACCEPTANCE OR REMOVAL FROM THE TOURNAMENT

HOLD A TEAM BLOCK

BOOK A ROOM USING YOUR TEAM’S BLOCK

BOOK AS AN INDIVIDUAL

 

To insure the quality of service provided during Firecracker Sports events, there is a Hotel Obligation Policy.

WHAT IS A “HOTEL OBLIGATION” TOURNAMENT?

Simply stated, if your team requires hotel accommodations (team traveling 75 miles or more to the event’s destination city) your team MUST stay at one of the approved participating tournament partner hotels. These participating hotels are reviewable by clicking on the “hotel” links on the tournament event page or on the main page of Firecracker Sports. Reservations can be made prior to being accepted and should be made ASAP as the hotels fill up quick.

WHY DOES THIS TOURNAMENT HAVE A “HOTEL OBLIGATION?”

We work very hard to keep our costs down and also balance the economic impact a tournament like ours can have towards the communities and programs we serve. The approved hotels on this website assist with both concerns and the following are the benefits to our programs:

  • To make it manageable we have room nights “blocked” for our out-of-town teams from our participating tournament partner hotels.
  • Because we do not use a Third Party Housing Group and we negotiate large blocks of rooms with the hotels directly, you’ll find a wide variety of best pricing and amenities from our hotels.
  • Care in selecting location and proximity to our playing field. See our “fields/facilities” tab to find out where your team most likely will be playing so you can lock down hotels near your fields.
  • All of our tournament hotels have been approved due to their quality and desire to give our guests the best event experience.
  • Room inventory which is shared with the tournament to ensure that room demands can be met from year to year.
  • By using participating tournament partner hotels, Firecracker Sports can offer our “Act of God” Clause. This states “Should this event be cancelled for reasons beyond the Event Organizer’s control (including weather), all outstanding reservations will be released at no charge to the participants.”

WHY ARE THERE PENALTIES FOR NOT ABIDING BY OUR HOTEL “HOTEL OBLIGATION” POLICY?

In order to best serve our out-of-town teams we need this to be a win-win for our guest teams and our hotel partners…If the rules are not followed then we jeopardize our relationships with these hotels and this could potentially add more costs to the teams.

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR NOT FOLLOWING OUR POLICY?

  • Any accepted team to the tournament(s) who requires overnight accommodations and does not stay in one of our approved partner hotels will not be accepted to the tournament.
  • An accepted team to the tournament(s) who requires overnight accommodations and double books their team at more than one hotel will not be accepted to the tournament or will be removed from the tournament.
  • Teams who do not stay in our partner hotels will risk forfeiting their games and not be allowed to return to the tournament next year.

WHAT IF OUR TEAM DOES NOT GET ACCEPTED AND WE HAVE A HOTEL RESERVATION?

Teams will be able to cancel their hotel reservation if they are not accepted to the tournament.

2024 Fields & Facilities

We try to give all our student athletes and their families a first class experience by securing and enabling all our teams to play on the top facilities in Old Orchard Beach, Maine area. We would like to see all our teams play all their pool play and playoff games on top fields, including collegiately and professional stadiums.

As you can see from the list below most of our divisions are exclusively played on collegiate fields including playoffs and Championships. These younger divisions (14U-15U) are given these unique playing opportunities which has become increasingly rare for other tournament providers. These fields and facilities are tentatively scheduled to host please inquire about your pool play location before securing your hotels and travel plans through our in-house booking system.

17U/18U Division: Pool Play Fields 

  1. Cape Elizabeth HS; Portland, Maine
  2. Thornton Academy; Saco, Maine
  3. Wainwright Complex Field #2; South Portland, Maine

 

14U Division: Pool Play Fields 

  1. Dougherty Field; Portland, Maine
  2. Harlow Field – Deering High School; Portland, Maine

 

Other fields/facilities under consideration for this event:

  1. Bates College; Lewiston, Maine
  2. Goodall Park; Sanford, Maine
  3. Lewiston High School; Lewiston, Maine
  4. Freeport HS; Freeport, Maine
  5. Cheverus High School; Portland, Maine
  6. Falmouth High School; Falmouth, Maine
  7. Deering Oaks Park; Portland, Maine

2024 Tournament Rules

Thank you for your interest in Firecracker Sports and support for our baseball events. We have updated several rules so there is more clarity to lineups, tie-breakers and other dynamics like home vs. away. We answer all of your biggest questions regarding rules by checking out our “Team Information” section which includes event rules such as age requirements, tie-breakers, lineups and much more like insurance, rosters and payments. Please click on the button below for more advanced details.

If you have any questions or concerns please hit the chat button at the bottom of your screen or email operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

Official Tournament Rules

2024 Team Roster Forms

Thank you for your interest in Firecracker Sports and support for our baseball events. In order to provide you the best experience possible, we request the entry of your team’s roster via the link below. The deadline for all summer tournaments is April 1st. This will allow us to promote your student athletes to the attending college coaches ahead of time along with promote the players who have committed to play in college, giving an extra boast not only to the student athletes but your programs as well!

We have created a brand new and innovative website that is user-friendly for our parents, players and coaches. With this exciting new addition, we have created a one-stop shop for all your showcase baseball needs. You can create a user account, setup your teams, register for any event, make payments plus enter your roster one time and being done for the entire calendar year! This platform also will be where you see hotels, shopping, schedules, scores, standings and playoff implications right from your mobile device. We hope you enjoy this special benefit and make your life easier.

Enter Team Information Here

2024 Tournament Schedule

We work on releasing our schedules 2 MONTHS prior to any event we host and run in a normal year. Once our event becomes full we begin to put the teams, fields and pool play together so you can plan your trip better to the southern Maine area. This allows everyone to plan in advance their hotels, social events but also let the college programs you’re interested in, know the playing times of your team.

We will release schedules directly to the coaches when they have submitted all paperwork and payments, as early as February 1st. Public release for this event in 2024 will be June 26th, listed right here. We try to maintain first class customer service from the point of registration, all the way through our final Championship game of our events, so your experience always remains first class!

Please check out the latest scores and standings of our current event held for the All American Summer Classic

2024 SCHEDULES/RESULTS

2023 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

14U Division

  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 2 overall teams will advance, according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • We will have a championship on Sunday, July 30th at University of Southern Maine, which will take place at 9am.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

15U Division

  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 4 overall teams will advance according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • Semifinal games will take place on Sunday, July 30th at 9am at Wainwright Complex Field #1 and Field #2.
  • The championship game will take place at the University of Southern Maine at 1:30pm.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

16U Division

  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 2 overall teams will advance, according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • The championship game will be held on Sunday, July 30th at the University of Southern Maine at 11:15AM.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

17U/18U Division

  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 4 overall teams will advance, according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • Semifinal games will take place at 1115am at the Wainwright Complex Field #1 and Field #2.
  • The championship game will be held at the University of Southern Maine, on Sunday, July 30th at 3:45PM.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

TIE-BREAKER SYSTEM (for advancing from pool play to playoffs):

  1. Pool Play – Overall Record/Winning Percentage
    • Overall record in our tournaments will be used first to determine playoff seedings.
    • In the event a tournament is impacted by the weather or other unforeseen issues, resulting in all teams in the same division not having played an equal amount of games, winning percentage will be used instead of overall record to determine playoff seedings.
  2. Head to Head – (Two and Three Teams)
    • If two teams are tied – The head to head winner in that matchup advances.
    • If three teams are tied – If one team has defeated all other teams, that team advances. If not go to #3.
  3. Pool play runs allowed
  4. Pool play run differential
  5. Pool play runs scored
  6. Coin flip

All American Summer Classic Scores & Standings

We have stepped up your tournament experience by launching a mobile friendly scores, standings and brackets application to make your experience even better. Now you can see scores, schedules and standings right from your mobile device as soon as the games are concluded. No more calls, emails to find out where, when and who you are playing. Through our app, you can find the GPS location of fields, get notified of time changes, incase of inclement weather but more importantly know where your team is placed for standings after wins or unfortunately, losses.

Please check out the latest scores and standings of our events, past and present, held in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

2023 Scores/Standings

 

Visiting Maine this summer….

Destination Information

 
As part of our events, we provide more than just baseball on the field. We like to provide opportunities for the coaches, families and players attending our events to enjoy different social events and activities in these destination communities.
 
Please find these links helpful in planning your summer travels to our All American Lighthouse Classic in Old Orchard Beach, Maine this summer. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Visit Maine Maine Office of Tourism site which covers the state
 
Maine – Official State Travel Guide (Download to find out more great information)
 
Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce – The Beaches – Southern Maine seaside communities to include Old Orchard Beach
 
Visit Portland, Maine – Greater Portland region and all activities in this beautiful community
 
Portland Sea Dogs/Hadlock Field – Check out more information about this local MILB organization and their community events. 

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