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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What color are the jerseys that Cooperstown All Star Village provides the Players?
A: Each player will receive a white home jersey and a Navy blue away jersey.
Q: What is the list of items each player will get upon arrival at CASV?
A: Each player will receive the following: A CASV hat, a white home jersey & Navy blue away jersey, a navy blue warm up jacket, and two pairs of navy blue socks.
Q: Does CASV provide the players with pants?
A: No, Cooperstown All Star Village does not provide the players with pants, the players are required to bring their own white pants. We recommend bringing two pairs.
Q: What color and style can the pants be?
A: CASV requires that the player pants be all white because we use bleach in our wash cycle. The pants can be either knicker (shorter pant style that ends at the knee) or the long pant style. The pants can have piping of any color down the side.
Q: Can players request their numbers?
A: Coaches will determine which numbers each player wears. Jersey numbers are based on size. Ex: #’s 1-10 are a youth XL, #’s 11-22 are Adult Small and so on. Once the uniforms are given to the coaches (at team check-in), they can then determine who gets what number.
Q: Can players wear stirrup socks?
A: Yes, the players can wear stirrup socks.
Q: How many games does each team play?
A: Each team is guaranteed 7 games (WEATHER PERMITTING) 6 pool play games and 1 playoff game. The playoff bracket is single elimination.
Q: What happens when there is a rain delay?
A: Each coach is required to give their cell phone number upon arrival for the notification system. If there is inclement weather, CASV directors will make the call when games should stop playing due to safety concerns and field conditions. If a game is called due to weather conditions, each coach is required to have their device on them and stand by until further notice. The CASV baseball director will notify each coach through the notification system when the schedule will be moving forward. NOTE: It is the responsibility of the coaches to notify the players and their families of the new start times after a rain delay.
Q. What are the rules around the playing fields:
A. For security purposes: Only Players and Coaches with the mandated CASV wristbands are allowed in the dugouts. If someone is caught in the player and coach dugout without the wristband on they will be removed from the dugout by CASV staff.
Parents and spectators have separate seating away from the players and coach’s dugout. Each spectator dugout is covered and is equipped with seating. No spectator’s will be allowed on the field of play during at any time.
There is NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY during game play. Spectators are permitted to have ONLY cell phone or tablet cameras in the parent/spectator dugouts. Absolutely no extended camera lens, tripods, selfie sticks or drones are allowed anywhere on the CASV property. CASV has a professional photography service during games.
There is no outside food, beverages or coolers allowed down by the fields. (Only coolers with water are allowed)
Coaches are responsible for the actions of their players and fans. CASV policy is to cheer on both teams.
Cooperstown All Star Village does not allow any horns or other noise makers on the property.
Q: When will playing schedules be posted?
A: The schedules for each week will be posted on our website one week prior to your team’s arrival date. The coaches will receive the schedule their upon arrival. CASV game schedule is done randomly to give each team the opportunity to play teams from different areas. The staff will do their best to give each team the opportunity to play teams from various states.
Q: When will the playoff schedule be posted?
The playoff bracket is based on seeding which is determined by the results of the pool play games. Each coach and team will receive the seeding at the Day 4 meeting after pool play is completed. Seeding is based on wins and losses. If there is a tie the following will determine the seeding: runs scored minus runs allowed. If there is still a tie after that the CASV staff will have a second tie breaker.
Opening Ceremonies & Skills Competitions
Q: When are Opening Ceremonies?
A: Opening Ceremonies are Opening Day at 6:15 p.m. located on field 28 (the Championship Field).
Q: When do skills competitions start?
A: The Skills Competitions will immediately follow Opening Ceremonies.
Q: What are the skills competitions?
A: The skills competitions at Cooperstown All Star Village has teams participating in the Fastest Player in Camp, Fastest Double Play, Team Relay and Home Run Derby.
Outside Food and Coolers
No food can be brought onsite to CASV controlled areas per New York State law. Only if you are staying onsite at the All Star Hotel are you allowed to bring food inside your hotel room. If you have special dietary needs, please see the hostess at the Tavern Restaurant for a list of food we serve to accommodate your needs.
Coolers filled only with ice and bottled water are allowed in the dugouts
No grilling or cookouts are allowed at any time on campus. Campus Map link
Q: What do the coaches receive as a uniform from Cooperstown All Star Village?
A: The coaches will receive two short sleeved shirts (one tan and one navy blue), a CASV hat and a warm-up jacket.
Q: Do the Coaches have to wear baseball pants?
A: No, the coaches can wear whatever is comfortable for them to coach including shorts.
“Moving In” Day 1
A: All teams that are participating in the Cooperstown All Star Village tournament are required to check in on Opening Day. Only your Head Coach can check team in between 8:00 am and 1:00pm. The Player Village does not open until 11:00AM on Opening Day. If teams have a conflicting travel schedule, it is imperative that the coach calls to alert CASV staff of the delay. Please call 800-327-6790 ext. 102.
Q: Is there early check in for teams?
A: Cooperstown All Star Village will not allow early check in for teams. Each team is required to find other accommodations if they plan on arriving early. There is no early access to the bunkhouses, the fields or the restaurant. The CASV Gear Store is open daily.
Q: Where do the teams check in?
A: The Coach will check in their team on the courtyard next to the General Store. Please look for two large white tents. Only the coaches are needed to check in your team. Coaches please be sure to have copies of all required paperwork with you. We need to clarify what paperwork?
Q: When can people check in for All Star Lodging hotel rooms?
A: Hotel check-in is from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Opening Day.
The hotel check-in will be in the Promenade area near the Laser Bat Shop. Near baseball check-in
The Players and Coaches Bunkhouses
Q: What are the bunkhouses like?
A: Cooperstown All Star Village bunkhouses include the following: A 55-inch flat screen TV with cable, two full sized beds for the coaches, and twin sized beds (bunks) for the players, air conditioning, garbage can, a large storage bin outside the bunks to keep personal items safe (padlock not included).
Q: Do the bunkhouses lock?
A: The bunkhouses do not have locks on them because it is against New York State fire code to have locks on the doors in our bunks. We provide a storage bin outside each bunkhouse for locking purposes. The Coaches are responsible for bringing their own padlock.
Q: Do the players and coaches have to bring bedding?
A: Yes, the players and coaches must bring their own bedding. The players will need twin size bedding and coaches need full size bedding. Some players opt for sleeping bags instead of bedding. Please bring your own pillows as well. There are stores in the area that carry these items should you forget or not want to travel with them.
What to bring to CASV checklist.
Q: How many players and coaches can stay in the bunkhouses?
A: The bunkhouses at Cooperstown All Star Village hold 18-20 total participants. Should be 16-20
Q: Where do female players stay when they attend Cooperstown All Star Village?
A: Any female player or coach that attends Cooperstown All Star Village stays in a female-only room in the infirmary. They have a private shower and bathroom located in the same building.
Q: How can I apply to work at CASV?
A: Please click this link to fill out our application form
Q: How old do I have to be to work at CASV?
A: 18 years of age or older
Q: Can I get internship credit for working at CASV?
A: We may be able to offer internship credits, please apply for more details.
Directions to CASV
We are located just outside Cooperstown, the birthplace of baseball!
Head north on Interstate 88 to Exit 13. Turn left on Route 205 and head 1.4 miles to Route 23. Continue three-tenths of a mile on Route 23 to 4158 Route 23, on the left. Total distance: 60 miles.
Head south on Interstate 81 to 88. Take 88 east to exit 13 ramp off on the right and take a left at the top of the ramp. Stay straight on route 205 north for about 2 miles, we are on the left. Total distance: 123 miles, about 2 hours.
Head west on Interstate 90 to Exit 25A (tolls apply). Head south on Interstate 88 to Exit 13. Turn right and head 1.4 miles to Route 23. Continue three-tenths of a mile on Route 23 to 4158 Route 23, on the left. Total distance: 85 miles.
Cooperstown All Star Village
4158 NY-23, Oneonta, NY 13820, United States