Tournament Rules

TEAMS WILL BE APPROVED WHEN PAYMENT IS RECEIVED

Refund Policy

Tournaments may sell out before the payment date, total teams taken does include all Divisions.

Game balls provided for all games

Schedules go out by Wednesday at noon the week of the tournament.

Gate Fee’s

Kids 16 and under are free

$10 Weekend or

$8  Saturday

$5 Sunday
​3 Coaches Free
Except for Big League Dreams which has its own Private rate

Line up card is required for all Seeded pool games and Bracket

Formats

Will be announced closer to event date due to number of teams and the fields we have available.

Non Seeded Pool games

Flip for home/visitor
6 runs per half
Scores will be posted but will not count for seeding.
Scores will be posted based on when game ends.
Line up cards NOT required
Free Defensive Substitutions

Seeded Pool games

Teams with most USSSA points pick home/visitor
We have an official game when time expires if we have an official winner (This includes when time expires if you can not catch up to at least tie game)
USSSA batting and courtesy runner rules
6 runs per half inning

Game times and Pay at the Plate

60-70 min $35
75 min $40
80-85 min $45
90 min $50
No time limit 6inn $60
No time limit 7inn $75

Most game times are 75 min Some formats and delays due to weather may change game times.
​Teams must be Ready to play 15 min before schedule time except for the 1st game of the day the coaches meeting will be 5 min before assigned game time.
Due to shortage of Softballs we can not sell or trade game balls for Home Runs and we need teams to retrieve out of play balls to keep games going without delays.

Forfeits will go down as 7-0

8U GOES STRICTLY BY USSSA RULES

CLICK HERE AND GO TO PAGE 67 FOR COACH PITCH RULES

USSSA Seeding is based on the following:

  1. Winning Percentage – Descending
  2. Number Wins – Descending
  3. Number Losses – Ascending
  4. Tied Teams (vs. each other) Winning Pct – Descending (Not valid if all teams “Tied” have not played each other)
  5. Avg Points Allowed – Ascending
  6. Avg Points Differential with a maximum of (8) – Descending
  7. Ranking Points – Descending
  8. Date Team Entered USSSA Database
  9. If you play an extra Seeded Pool game the last game will not count unless it comes down to Head to Head

Bracket

Top seed picks home/visitor or most USSSA points if Bracket was not seeded by pool games
Except for championship game in double elimination which will be team from winners bracket

​unlimited runs in A and B Divisions (unless specially addressed at event)
6 runs per half for Open and C Divisions
NO “IF” game (unless State or NIT)

ITB

Progressive (Except for Championship game)
1st ITB: Runner on 2nd 2 balls one Strike count
2nd ITB: Runner on 2nd and 3rd 2 balls one Strike count
3rd ITB Bases loaded and full count

“IF” Game will be played in (STATE/NIT only)

If we can start IF game before 8pm on the last day of tournament it will be a normal game length

If the Game starts after 8PM we play a Shootout

In leu of an IF game, a 2 inning shootout will be played in the event of tie after the Championship game is played (2 one loss teams). Each team creates a new lineup for shootout and flips for home team. In the first inning, the last batter in the lineup is placed on 2nd base to start the inning. In the second inning, the last completed at bat is placed on 2nd. If both teams are tied at the end of the 2nd shootout inning, then Progressive ITB will start $15 PAP

Tournament Winner Declared

(tournament rain out)
All Teams in Winners bracket must have played 2 complete games
Team that stayed in Winners Bracket longest
Winning % (Bracket Games)
Wins (Bracket Games)
Head to Head (only if its between 2 teams)
Runs allowed
Runs scored
Run Differential
Coin Flip
(Complete game is 2 half innings if Home team is winning)

FORFEITS DURING TOURNAMENT

Teams that forfeit any game during the tournament must pay all umpire fees for games not playing for both teams unless the last game of the day then must pay only their fee. ​ Teams will be suspended from USSSA until payment is made.

FINAL PLACINGS

Once the event is completed, the usssa.com system must be manually configured to show the final placings and award the correct amount of corresponding points. Until this is done, the results may not show as final or be correct. We do this process for each event on Monday, which may take up through midnight on Monday to completely update and reflect accurate results.
All Protests are $50 Cash, if you win your Protest you get your money back.

TEXAS PLAYER ROSTER RULES

​A Roster Protest (this does not include an AGE of a player protest) must be made before the 1st pitch of the 3rd inning. (unless the tournament director of tournament picks another time frame) If a player is caught on a lineup card that is not on USSSA online roster the offending team will receive a 7-0 loss. If the player is of proper age/class and not on another roster from a team currently playing in same event they will be giving a chance to correct the online roster for next game. The offending team will not be eliminated from the tournament unless the 7-0 loss puts them out of the tournament based on where they are in the bracket.

USSSA Rules

Teams can not accumulate USSSA points without a roster of at least 9 girls.