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Old 01-29-2017, 02:29 PM   #1
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Our 9u team is scheduled to go to Gulf Shores Alabama end of June for a tournament. 1st time experience for us. Where do I need to stay? What do I need to know? So far I've heard nothin but good things about the town and tournament, but don't want to book a place and find out I'm an 1hr from the fields.
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:54 PM   #2
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Our 9u team is scheduled to go to Gulf Shores Alabama end of June for a tournament. 1st time experience for us. Where do I need to stay? What do I need to know? So far I've heard nothin but good things about the town and tournament, but don't want to book a place and find out I'm an 1hr from the fields.
send a PM to Johnny as he will give you the skinny
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Old 01-29-2017, 03:04 PM   #3
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If you stay there in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach either one you'll be close to the fields. We made that trip 5yrs ago when my oldest was 12 and had a great time....went 7-0 to win it. We liked how the schedule allowed for beach time and wasn't all baseball everyday...I'm sure some of that had to do with staying in the winners bracket side though. We found a nice condo on the beach through VRBO so might check there for lodging. Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2017, 03:36 PM   #4
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Someone posted a thread about GS the other day. 2 members have access to condos for rent.

We're going in july,had I known about the others we would have checked those out.

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Old 01-29-2017, 07:52 PM   #5
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We will be taking our 13U team the 3rd week of July. This will be our 1st time going for baseball. We are staying at the Winward Condos closer towards Pensacola. Sorry for the lack of advice about the baseball side of things (that will be new to us as well) but I always enjoy fishing the beach front at 1st light each day. That is where I hooked my 1st and only tarpon ever.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:04 PM   #6
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We have two condos in Phoenix V that we rent. Send me a PM with the dates you will be there and I can check the availability. Both are three bedroom.

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Old 01-29-2017, 10:30 PM   #7
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Our 9u team is scheduled to go to Gulf Shores Alabama end of June for a tournament. 1st time experience for us. Where do I need to stay? What do I need to know? So far I've heard nothin but good things about the town and tournament, but don't want to book a place and find out I'm an 1hr from the fields.
We will be playing in the 9u on June 27- July 1. Katy 12. What team are you guys with? We played there 2 years ago and stayed in Perdido Key. Only down side to GS is all dirt fields.
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Old 01-29-2017, 10:49 PM   #8
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My son plays on a10u team and we will be there June 24-July 1. We like staying on the west end of the island. It's a little less crowded on the beach. My son am I are planning on doing some surf and bay fishing while there as our condo is just across the street from the beach and the lagoon is directly behind us.

It is a great tournament. The last time we were there we played in Foley and the fields were great. No all dirt infields, but I'm
Sure there are some that are.

Meyer realty is a good group to assist with housing. I tried to use vrbo but didn't find anything That suited our needs.

There are some cool local restaurants like Docs, the Hangout, and Lulus.

Maybe we need to have a tbh Meet up.


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Old 01-30-2017, 05:09 AM   #9
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We have two condos in Phoenix V that we rent. Send me a PM with the dates you will be there and I can check the availability. Both are three bedroom.

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We will be playing in the 9u on June 27- July 1. Katy 12. What team are you guys with? We played there 2 years ago and stayed in Perdido Key. Only down side to GS is all dirt fields.

Funny. We're with the 12 also, silver. I assume your with Coach Mike K.

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Old 01-30-2017, 05:12 AM   #10
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My son plays on a10u team and we will be there June 24-July 1. We like staying on the west end of the island. It's a little less crowded on the beach. My son am I are planning on doing some surf and bay fishing while there as our condo is just across the street from the beach and the lagoon is directly behind us.

It is a great tournament. The last time we were there we played in Foley and the fields were great. No all dirt infields, but I'm
Sure there are some that are.

Meyer realty is a good group to assist with housing. I tried to use vrbo but didn't find anything That suited our needs.

There are some cool local restaurants like Docs, the Hangout, and Lulus.

Maybe we need to have a tbh Meet up.


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Thanks, I'll look up Meyer realty. Looks like a gtg maybe in order.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:12 AM   #11
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My sons 11U team is going. 7/12-7/15. Any recommendations for hotels on the beach?
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:32 AM   #12
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I just booked at Gulf Shores for the week before Fathers Day in June and after researching the best bang for your buck I could find was called Crystal Towers. The building itself is across the street from the beach, but it has an elevated enclosed walkway built over the street leading to a nice pool area on the beach side of the road with boardwalk to the beach. It also has fishing docks behind it on the bay side.
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:23 AM   #13
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we went last year with my sons 8u team, we stayed at the gulf shores surf and raquetball club, i booked through VRBO. the hotel was nice enough, great pool, and didnt break the bank, $180-200 a night a think. its across the street from the beach but they have a "deeded" area for the hotel so it wasnt busy. there are fishing docks on the bay side as well but we didnt have time to fish.

the fields we played on were about 30m north of the beach and werent very nice IMO< not as nice as i was expecting any way. zero shade and red clay that gets on everything.

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Old 01-30-2017, 09:36 AM   #14
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We went three different times to Gulf Shores to play in that tourney. We stayed in the Phoenix VII, and Phoenix VIII twice. They are pretty nice codos. You will like the tourney it is a good one. We stayed each time for at least 7 nights, We went a couple of days early so the kids could have some beach time before the tourney started. We also practiced over by the fields in Orange Beach.
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:38 AM   #15
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Isn't the LLWS for the 12 year olds?
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:55 AM   #16
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Isn't the LLWS for the 12 year olds?
Yes and it is only played in Williamsport, PA

This World Series is actually a USSSA sanctioned event and there are age groups for players from 7u-14u.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:07 AM   #17
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Isn't the LLWS for the 12 year olds?
I understand your thinking. We had 3 different destinations and about 10 dates to choose from. From what I can gather, just a big tournament with elite teams from all over.


Thanks for all the suggestions, will have the wife look into them. Don't want to wait too long and have to stay too far away.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:50 AM   #18
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Funny. We're with the 12 also, silver. I assume your with Coach Mike K.
Sure am! I'm sure we will get together while we are there.
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My sons 11U team is going. 7/12-7/15. Any recommendations for hotels on the beach?

Our condos in Phoenix V are available for those dates. If you are interested, send me a PM an I can get you the specifics.

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Old 01-30-2017, 10:27 PM   #20
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Just found out my son's 11U team will be playing there as well this year. New team so this is a first for us. Glad to hear positive reviews about the tournament!
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:35 PM   #21
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:58 PM   #22
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Skip all the baseball and go for the mullet toss.


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Old 06-20-2017, 05:36 PM   #23
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Back up to the top. Interested in fishing info if anyone has experience. Maybe one of the big group charter boats?
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:48 PM   #24
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Back up to the top. Interested in fishing info if anyone has experience. Maybe one of the big group charter boats?


Zekes landing has a pretty good range of charters


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Old 06-20-2017, 06:28 PM   #25
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Weve been twice. Both with my oldest boy's team. Stayed at The Caribe on the east side of the island. Phenomenal place to spend a week! $$$ though. We scrimped and saved for the trip. Treated it as our vacation for the year anyway. Foley fields are great. The marina at The Caribe has charters to book both inshore and offshore. The fishing is great this time of year. Both trips were extremely memorable.
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