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Jul, 2017

Shockers Going to 2017 World Series!

The 2017 All Stars post-season has been an amazing ride for our Southside teams!

For the first time in decades, all 4 of our competing teams made it past the District Tournament, all earning spots in the Dizzy Dean Area Tournaments! All 4 teams had success at Area, and Southside's 8u (Shockers) and 12u teams advanced to play in the Dizzy Dean State Tournaments. After winning their first 3 games, the Shockers received their official invitation as an "at large" team to compete in the Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, Mississippi in July 2017! The 12u team ended their season in the State tournament with a fantastic competitive showing!

Southside ball is a recreational youth baseball and softball program that focuses on development of the players on and off of the field that operates on 100% volunteer power.  It is truly a unique youth sports program. The amount of support that this program receives from parents, families, and the communities it serves allows for this program to continue to grow and maintain its mission of development first. Players at Southside Ball learn the game, but more importantly they learn about fair play, respecting each other, and being a team. The Shockers have a team cheer that can be heard whenever they play: "Whose got my back? I've got your back!"

Southside baseball has been a part of our community since 1953. It is where some of the best life lessons are learned. In the past 10 years, Southside Ball Association has gone from enrolling less than 100 players per season to over 350 in the Spring 2017 season. As other recreational ball programs are decreasing in enrollment (largely due to increasing participation in travel ball programs), Southside continues to attract more participants. In addition, Southside Ball Association membership includes families from over 45 zip codes spanning the greater Birmingham Area. Southside Ball players represent a vast diversity of socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Southside prides itself on working hard to not turn players away and ensuring that all kids play the game.

Southside Ball Association is a very special and unique youth program. Help us send these kids to Mississippi to show the world what Southside Ball is about!! 
Visit our GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/shockers-going-to-world-series today. 
Go Southside!!     
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