SSAA WORLD SERIES 2018 RULES AND INFO.
DATE: July 19-21 2018
SITE: The Summit of Softball
4900 LaCollina Way
Ooltewah, Tn. 37363
DIRECTOR: Mike Mason (931) 761-5878 firstname.lastname@example.org
26 years National Tourmament experience as a coach, and director of seventeen World Tournaments in the past. Involved in softball as a player,coach,,league commissioner, tournament director,and most important as a parent of boys that play slow pitch.
WEB SITE: http://slowpitch.homestead.com or www.boysworldseries.com
ACCOMMODATIONS: Check the motel information page for updates.
AGE DIVISIONS:8u 10u 12u 14u 16u 18u. 21u Age cutoff date is January 1st. Player may play in older division, but not at a younger level. Players may play in only one age division in tournament, and may play for only one team in tournament. (Girls age brackets are 8u 10u 13u 16u 19u 23u )
FORMAT: Double elimination with a two game pool play round. Every team is guaranteed four games. Pool games will determine seeding. If teams choose not to play pool games,they will be seeded as if they lost both pool games. Tournament director will change format in the event weather prevents completion of tournament as orginally planned.
TIME LIMIT: One hour fifteen minute, no inninng may begin after 1hr. 15min. Pool Play games ONE HOUR TIME LIMIT tie game in pool settled by international tie breaker rule.
RUN RULE: 20 after 3 innings, 12 after 5 innings 10 after 6 innings
ENTRY FEE $300.00 2018 Sanction fee $15
HOME RUN RULE: players will advance one base after over the fence HR and return to the dugout
HELMET RULE: All batters and base runners will wear approved helmets in live ball area. Catchers will wear helmet and mask. Helmets are optional for 18u and 20u.
STEEL CLEATS are not allowed
COURTESY RUNNER: One per inning, runner may be any roster player in line-up or not. If line-up player is used they will be scored as an out if caught on base when their turn at bat occurs
BALLS: Furnished by tournament: 11in. 8u 10u 12u. and 14u (all girls teams 11in. ball)
12in. ,16u, 18uand 21u boys teams
BATS: The NSA bat list will be the standard. www.playnsa.com
PITCH ING DISTANCE: Boys 10u 35ft. 12u 40 ft. Five Feet back is allowed
14u 16u 18u 21u 50ft. Five Feet back is allowed
Girls 10u 35ft. 13u 46ft. Five feet back allowed
16u 19u 23u 50ft. Five Feet back is allowed
BASE PATH 10u 60 ft. all others 65ft.
SANCTION: SSAA fee $15.00 per team
ROSTER: each team will submit completed SSAA roster before play
BIRTH CERTIFICATE: players need to have proof of age in the form of birth certificate. Age 16 and up may provide picture ID in place of birth certificate.
PROTEST FEE: $100.00 per protest, fee returned if protest upheld.
AWARDS:1st, 2nd, 3rd. place trophies each division winner. There will be ALL WORLD team selected, individual awards will be given to each team member of division winning teams,and division second place teams. MVP to be awarded in each division.
SPORTSMANSHIP: Award will be given to teams displaying the best example of good sportsmanship. Taunting and teasing of players, umps, and other teams fans will be dealt with quickly and severely. There is no place for taunting in our sport Coaches control your players...Players control your COACHES!
TEAM CHECK IN: Teams will need to be checked in before beginning play, a check in area will be available Thursday. Age check, bat check, roster check, will be done at that area.
Entry and sanction fees will be due before play begins. Teams will be issued certification cards after all check in is completed.
OPENING CEREMONIES: Each team is requested to be present Friday for opening ceremonies, which will follow pool play.
SKILLS COMPETITION: Home Run hitting,base running, and throwing competition will be held Thursday evening after pool games.
ATMOSPHERE: effort is being made to provide each participant with a World Series experience they will enjoy. Photographers will be present to sell memory pictures made at the tournament. Souvenir tee shirts are being designed and printed, and will be available along with souvenir caps. Opening ceremonies will allow each team to be recognized, we want everybody to enjoy their visit here
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