Barnesville Rocks competing for national title in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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The Barnesville Rocks from Barnesville has been selected to play in the Cooperstown Dreams Park and American Youth Baseball hall of Fame Invitational Tournament, during the week of June 15 in the Magical Mythical Home of Baseball....Cooperstown, N.Y. In addition to competing against teams from around the country, members of the Barnesville Rocks will be enshrined in the prestigious American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience, since 1996, offers more than baseball. This cultural and life enriching experience for team and family members will create memories to last a lifetime. Players and coaches will, like the heroes of the game before them, visit the National Baseball hall of Fame, share hometown stories, trade pins and compete with players from around the United States for a weekly national title. Team records and photographs will be displayed in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame.

Cooperstown Dreams Park, the First and Foremost Youth Baseball Facility, has 22 professionally groomed and lighted fields. Dreams Park is situated on 150 acres and features baseball diamonds with grass infields enclosed by eight-foot-high stadium walls. Teams will spend seven-days and six-nights in the Baseball Village clubhouses and eat three meals daily in the team-dining pavilion. Teams will arrive on Saturday and depart the following Friday. Each team is guaranteed at least seven games (weather permitting) and will earn a seed to play in the single-elimination championship tournament. All teams will be represented in the “King of Swat”, ““Road Runner”, Golden Arm”, and “Around the Horn Plus” skill competitions. Players will receive a Cooperstown Dreams Park home and away jersey, socks, hat and the prestigious American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame ring. All team/players will have a photo session and receive personalized Cooperstown Dreams Park baseball cards.

Throughout the summer of 2013 Cooperstown Dreams Park plans for over 100 teams weekly participating in 13 weeks of national tournaments hosted between June 1st and August 30th. The “Tournament of Champions” offers over 1,350 championship teams the opportunity to participate in the Cooperstown Dreams Park premier youth baseball tournaments....The National American Tournament of Champions (N.A.T.C.) and the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame “Cooperstown Classic”. Teams from across the country will compete for a “Tournament of Champions” true 12 and under National Title.

Cooperstown Dreams Park and the Dreams Park “Road to Cooperstown” program are where all independent travel/select and sanctioned teams are unrestricted to play baseball as it was meant to be played. The tournaments and the “Tournament of Champions” are open to athletes 12 years old and under with teams participating for a weekly National Title. Player and coaches will come in pursuit of their dreams in the legendary home of baseball.... “reaching back to the heritage of baseball when people played for the love of the game and heroes were truly that.”

All teams are winners at Cooperstown Dreams Park. The Cooperstown Dreams Park mission and goal is to promote a high caliber of play and allow young players to experience the purity of baseball as it was meant to be. By stepping up to the plate, regardless of outcome, players will leave with a sense of pride, dignity and accomplishment for having participated and becoming a part of history. Cooperstown Dreams Park is a place in time where the players are their own heroes.

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