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Few reminders as we prepare for Disney’s New Year’s Classic

By Crabfest, 12/12/17, 8:00AM EST


Dear CrabFest Players and Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  In the midst of all the holiday chaos, we wanted to reach out with a few reminders as we prepare for Disney’s New Year’s Classic.


First, local players must pick up their uniforms at Reaper’s Den on Tuesday, December 19th.  The schedule is:


Uniform Distribution:

9U       7:30 pm

10U     7:30 pm

11U     7:30 pm

12U     8:00 pm

13U     8:00 pm

14U     8:30 pm

16U     8:30 pm

18U     8:30 pm


If you are unable to attend and have not yet done so, please be in touch with Coach O’Connor by December 15th at to let him know who will be picking up your gear.


Team workouts will be held at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Tuesday, December 27th from 2 pm – 4 pm.  All players should report to the Secondary Entrance by Field 2 to pick up their player pass by 1:30. (Please see the attached map, and locate the T). All CrabFest teams must be on the field by 2 pm.  Field locations will be announced at pass pick up.  Please be dressed for practice in game pants and blue uniform top.  Team pictures will also be taken at this time.


YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PLAYER PASS TO ENTER THE PARK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE IT YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR ADMISSION.  Parents, we encourage you to take a picture of the back of the player pass in case it is misplaced.  If a pass is misplaced and there is no picture it cannot be replaced and the player will have to purchase a pass for the remainder of the tournament.  Family members may purchase their passes in advance via this link.  The tournament is also selling reserved premium parking if you are interested. Parking can be purchased here.


Parent Tickets: Pre Order

Premium Parking

At 5 pm on December 27th Disney will host a skills competition and home run derby.  All ten CrabFest teams will participate.  Players may sign up for one of the three skills competitions (Golden Arm, Around the Horn, and Road Runner) or the home run derby through this link which will become active at 8 am on December 12th.  Please sign up quickly as spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  The deadline to register is noon on December 15th


The tournament schedule has been released and game times are now posted on Please find your team roster and check to make sure that all information is correct.  If there are any concerns please email Coach O’Connor at

We are excited for some great baseball and hopefully warmer weather!


Yours in baseball,

Coach DiPino, Coach Kaplanges & Coach O’Connor