07/14/2021 5:30 PM
After the most challenging season of our lifetimes, we can finally flip the page and start a new chapter in the Five Boroughs storied sandlot legacy, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Before we do, though, we wanted say thank you one more time. Without you- our fans, our supporters, our partners- Borough Cup 2020 simply would not have happened. We faced every speed bump imaginable, but your constant reminders of how much this means to the players made every second worth it in the end. The strength of this community is truly a beautiful thing, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of you letting us take part in your memories.
Now, let’s talk about this year! When we first started in 2014, the design was created to give the new kid on the block extra flexibility so that we could compete with the seasoned vets. While this allowed us to cement our place in the youth baseball landscape, the frustrations that organizations and tournament staff alike felt yearly from the tedious month long pool play has always left more to be desired.
Today, we feel we finally have the support needed to reimagine the event so that it can be a more exciting and enjoyable experience for all. Therefore, starting in 2021, Borough Cup will be transitioning to a single-week format. Concentrating the games will not only alleviate the scheduling headaches of the past, but will allow for additional oversight from tournament staff by consolidating the schedule. This year’s timeline is as follows:
· Registration Deadline: August 1st
· Opening Ceremonies: August 9th
· Pool Play: August 9th through August 12th
· City Playoffs: August 14th & 15th @ Padavan-Preller Fields (8/16 Rain Date)
· U8-U12 Championships: August 17th @ MCU Park
· U13-U16 Championships: August 18th @ MCU Park
***ALL DATES ARE MANDATORY. EXCEPTIONS ONLY UNDER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES***
You have all the information, so now……it’s time to Sign Up! Given the success of having teams being responsible for providing baseballs and paying umpires, we are going to continue using this structure, which means the upfront costs will be much different. Registration Fees for 2021 will be $350 for U8-U12 and $450 for U13-U16. As always, multi-team discount will be available, so please contact me as soon as possible at [email protected] or 718-662-6539 so that can lock you in at a fantastic rate. Thank you all for your continued support and let’s go #GetThatCup!