Tourney Rules

  • Team Insurance
    • All teams are required to have insurance and should be carried with them at all times.  It is the coach/manager’s responsibility to make sure all your players are covered under your teams insurance.
    • Team Registration
      • Entry fee is $100.00
      • Cut-off date is May 1st for each age group.
      • Proof of player’s eligibility of age must be available upon request.
      • Players may only play on one team in a tournament.
      • Gate admission
        • Each team will be provided with three (3) coaches passes.  It will be the manager’s responsibility to distribute these passes as he sees fit.
        • Gate fees will be $6.00 per day or $20.00 tournament pass.
        • Kids 12 under will be free.
        • Food/Beverages
          • Concessions will be open 1 hour before the first game.
          • NO coolers will be allowed in the park.
          • NO alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the park.
          • Tournament Format
            • Each age group will have their own format depending on the number of teams that have entered for that age.
            • There will be a 4 game guarantee for each team.
            • Tournament directors reserve the right to alter or change the tournament format, only if necessary, to ensure the completion of the tournament.
            • This tournament is designed for any recreational team.  No select teams will be allowed.
            • General Rules
              • Game length
                • Ages 8 and Under
                  • Each game will consist of 6 innings or no new inning will start after 60 minutes.
              • ages 9-12
                • Each game will consist of 6 innings or no new inning will start after 90 minutes.
  • Run Rule
    • Ages 8 and under will be a maximum of 7 runs per inning.
    • There will be no run limit per inning for ages 9-12.
  • Mercy Rule
    • For ages 8 and under you will have to be mathematically eliminated
    • For ages 9-12 the run rule will be 15 runs after 3 complete innings or 8 runs after each completed inning thereafter.
  • Bat Rule
    • All bats must have the USSSA 1.15 BPF
      • Coaches should resolve any questions on bat concerns prior to first pitch of the game.
      • Penalty for illegal bats
        • 1stoffense
          • Out recorded for the batter who used the illegal bat.  All runners must return to previous base prior to the current batter.
          • 2ndoffense
            • Penalties for first offense plus the Head Coach and player will be ejected.
  • Lineup Rules
    • All lineups shall be exchanged before the first pitch of the game with the starting catcher marked.  For ages 9 and up the starting pitcher must also be marked.
    • CBO (continues batting order) may be used.  This must be marked before the start of the game.
      • If CBO is used, all players with the exception of the pitcher may enter and leave the game at will on defense.
      • A starting pitcher may re-enter the game one time during the duration of the game.
      • A substitute may not re-enter the game as a pitcher.
      • A team may bat only nine with all other players marked as substitutes.
        • If this is the case all starting players may re-enter the game one time.  There is not free substation on this scenario.
  • Pitching Rules
    • Each pitcher has 13 innings per tournament.
    • After 3+ innings pitched, that pitcher is deemed ineligible to pitch for 36 hours from the time he leaves the mound.
    • Innings pitched will be calculated by outs recorded (1/3, 2/3, 1).
    • The home team is responsible for completing a pitching log and turning it in to the home plate umpire. The pitching log needs to be signed by both coaches.
  • Courtesy Runner
    • Courtesy runner maybe used for the catcher and pitcher (9and up only) with less than 2 outs.
      • The courtesy runner must be the last batted out if using a CBO or a substitute that is not currently in the game.
      • If there are 2 outs then you must use a courtesy runner for the catcher.
  • Determining Tie Breakers
    • Wins/Loses
    • Head to Head
    • Runs Allowed
    • Run Differential
    • Coin Flip
  • Determining Home Team
    • Bracket play the home team will be the higher seed.
    • In pool play there will be a coin toss to determine the home team.
    • Home team is the official score book and must sit in the score box.
    • Visitors must run the score board.
  • Any rules not covered in the general form or any the age specific will refer to the major league rule book.