2021 AZ SOPHOMORE FALL CLASSIC
The prestigious AZ Sophomore Fall Classic is an Invitation-Only Event for 2024 Graduates and Younger.
The Sophomore Fall Classic is the Premier Showcase in the Western United States
Event Dates: October 7-10, 2021
Peoria Sports Complex-Mariners and Padres Spring Training Facilities – 16101 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382
Aggies Arrival date: October 6, 2021
Games: Tournament Format.
*Our first scheduled games may start Thursday morning October 7th, 2021
Age Eligibility: 2024 Graduate or younger.
Bat Type: Wood Bat Only Bat Restrictions
Hotel: Please confirm attending
We will reserve hotel with reservation #
Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 W Dunlap Ave – Phoenix, AZ
$139 per night
Complimentary: wifi, parking, fitness center, business center, 3 pools, and more
Sky Harbor Intl (Phoenix) – 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Gateway Intl (Mesa, AZ) – 6033 S Sossaman Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212
THIS IS YOUR OFFICIAL INVITE – ACCEPTANCE WILL BE BASED ON CONFIRMATION & PAYMENT
GATE FEE: Due to COVID-19 the Spectator Fee is already included in your fees. This is a City of Peoria ordinance which is pre Paid On-Line here as there will not be a transaction at the Field.
The 2021 Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic is for players graduating in the year 2024 and younger. This event is a highly competitive wood bat tournament. The teams travel from all over the western United States and Canada. The four day event starts with pool play to determine the teams that will make the playoff bracket. There is a four game guarantee, 3 of which are in pool play and the 4th coming either in the playoffs, or the consolation games. The Sophomore classic is invitation only.
“The Arizona Fall Classic does a nice job assembling not only the highest quality
academic kids available but also many of the most talented players to play in
the All-Academic Game. It is a rare event where coaches from academic
institutions can finally evaluate EVERY player on the field without wondering
about their academic standing. For the players chosen to play in the game, they
are able to showcase their skills in front of many of the country’s finest
schools. It is a must see for us here at ____________ .”
– ACC School
“I attended the Arizona Senior Fall Classic Academic Game for the first time in 2010. I will definitely be back in 2011. The talent pool was strong, and the game and scout packets were well organized. I counted at least 40-50 coaches in attendance.”
– Ivy League School
Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator
“This is a great event. One of the best “High Academic” events of the summer. This event is getting better and better each year.”
– Head Coach
Ivy League School
“I would like to thank you guys for the brilliant idea of having the Academic Game. Obviously this venue allowed many of the higher level academic schools to watch uncommitted, quality players with excellent grades compete! As a result of this one game, my son was inundated with interested schools from all over the country. I am writing to inform you that my son, Michael Erb, signed a NLI to play baseball at Villanova University. Thank you again for your vision in organizing and conducting the Academic Game, and indeed, for the entire tournament in Arizona!”
– George Erb, PT
“We are just following up regarding the Academic Game last fall. My son, Kyle Moyes, has narrowed his choices to University of Puget Sound and Whitman College. Both are a result of the academic game.
It was a great experience and a wonderful opportunity.”
– The Moyes Family
“I wanted to thank you guys, that game was one of, if not the best baseball experience that Nick has had.”
– Craig Saathoff
“The Arizona Academic game was a great benefit to my son Sean Spicer. Many coaches watched him pitch and while we were still in the airport waiting to go home he had 3 calls from major colleges. He will be playing for Baylor in the Fall. I credit the Arizona Academic Game for all of his offers!”
– Cinda Spicer
“I was very impressed with the amount of scouts in attendance at Academic Game. It was the highlight of the trip. Ross is talking to TCU, Texas A&M and Texas State.”
– Shane Vance
“My son Brett Watanabe (Team Hawaii-Gold) was fortunate to have been a part of the Arizona Academic Game in 2009. He has been contacted by coaches from Harvard University, Grinnell College (Iowa), Haverford College (Penn), Trinity College (Texas), University of Puget Sound (Washington), Claremont Mckenna and Pomona College (Calif). Really good academic schools. Some of the coaches saw Brett play at the Academic game. I think you should continue the Academic games to showcase the players with high academic achievements. It’s also great for the parents who have spent alot of time developing their son’s baseball and academic skills. It was definitely a proud time for my wife and me.”
– Curt Watanabe
“Our son David graduates high school in June 2010 and heads to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in early August and is on a select team for what summer he has [remaining]. The AZ Fall Classic Academic All Star Game was a good boost for David in that he was being looked at as a pitcher and after making it into the All-Star game as a first baseman, Tech has given him the opportunity to be a two-way player.
Thanks for all you have done. Your AZ Fall Classic Academic All Star Game is easy to recommend.”
– Gene & Anne Gerdes
“I am going to Villanova in the fall and it is all because the coaches saw me at the Academic game. They contacted my coach, Chuck Fick from the Red Cardinals and from there we started talking. I am very thankful for having the opportunity to showcase my talent in Arizona. Everything seemed to come together for me there and I feel really good about it.”
– Josh Flyer
“I just wanted to let you know that I committed to West Point. I really enjoyed everything about the Academic Game and it was one of the key reasons I got picked up by West Point. I just thought I would let you know. I really enjoyed pitching in the game.”
I/We understand that once Registered as a Aggies USA Player who intends to participate with Aggies USA. All Pre-Paid Fees which are Purchased for Aggies Baseball Deposits, Workouts, Combines and Events such as Showcases, College Team Camps, National Tournaments, Local Tourneys and/or Games, the Payer of the aforementioned Events, that All Paid Fees are Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable and there are No Reimbursements.