USA Elite Northern Exposure Summer Showcase July 14-16, 2017

Tournament Info & Rules

USA Elite Training

Northern Exposure Showcase Tournament

Info & Rules

Tournament Dates: July 14 - 16, 2017

Tournament Divisions - 18 Gold, 18U, 16 and 14


Games will begin on Friday July 14, 2017 starting at 8am and continue till the afternoon of Sunday, July 16, 2017. Teams must be prepared to play at any of these times



Entry Fee: $900 per team

Send Check Payments to:


USA Elite Training, LLC
280 Schoolhouse Rd Unit D

Cheshire CT 06410


If your team in not aleady USA Softball Registered (formly ASA) please Click here  - USA  Softball Registration form.  Complete this form and mail back to USA Elite Training, 280 Schoolhouse Rd.  Unit D, Cheshire, CT 06410 with check by May 15 to complete our Insurance Requirements.  


Refund Policy:

Teams that cancel after being accepted in the tournament will not receive any refund.  Also, there will be no refund of entry fees due to uncontrollable circumstances, not complying with tournament rules.  If no games are played teams will receive $250 refund

Showcase Format:

Round Robin Exhibition Games.   Each team will have 5 Showcase games. Games are 1 hour and 25 minutes drop dead.  If time expires before the inning is completed, the batter is finished and then  game is over immediately (Drop Dead) and the score will revert to the last complete inning, unless the home team is up to bat and are ahead in the score or have tied the score. 

  • Pitching Mounds will be at 43’
  • 2 umpires per game
  • Game balls are provided
  • ASA Rules will be followed with some showcase exceptions.
  • Showcase Exceptions: 1) Free substitutions 2) Unlimited batters


Fields Locations

The tournament will be using  complexes in North Haven, CT,Meriden CT, Wallingford, CT outhington, CT.  Please refer to Fields for further information (link to fields tab)


1. All teams must submit their team profiles on line at by June 1, 2016. Once your team has received an acceptance letter, then the link to register your teams roster on line will be sent to you via email. If your team is already listed on the FastpitchOnLineShowcase web site, then you must still go on line and select our the USA Elite Showcase July 2016 to be included in our coaches book.

2. All teams are required to book their team hotel rooms through our Partner Travel Teams. This policy is mandatory. We have implemented this policy for non-local teams as this helps us secure discounted rooms for the college coaches that attend the showcase event. The list of required sponsor hotels will be posted by December 1, 2016. Failure to book your team rooms through our sponsor hotels will result in a sur-charge of $50.00 per player, not to exceed $500.00.

3. All teams must check in 1 hour prior to their first game at the main Tournament Table. At check-in, all teams must submit a copy of their team insurance( if not done in advance)  and provide a working cell number that they can be reached at during the tournament. At this time coaches will receive their team packet which will include their players bracelets and other important information.

4. Players wristband will be provided in the team packets. Players will be provided one bracelet for the entire weekend. The bracelets will indicate to college coaches the graduation years of players in the tournament. Your coaches must complete the team roster fully including players graduation years so that we can give your team the appropriate bracelet colors.









5. There are areas Designated for College Coaches Only at each field. Please make sure your teams, players, coaches, and fans do not go into any areas that are designated College Coaches Area only. This includes the College Coaches Hospitality Tent and the area designated at the fields.

6. Forfeits are to be avoided at all cost. You must contact the tournament director at your field or at the main tournament table at the Gateway Complex. If necessary to allow the game to be played a team may borrow a player from another team. The college coaches have come to see teams play. If your team does forfeit a game, your team will not be allowed into another USA Elite Showcase event. It is each teams responsibility to ensure that a the game will be played .

7. USA Elite Showcase is not responsible to provide the supplies for individual teams during the tournament All teams must bring their own water/Gatorade/ice /first aid supplies. There will be concession stands at each field location.

8. Teams are responsible for cleaning out dugouts after each game. There will be trash bins at each field. It is important to respect the fields and the property of the Town of North Haven.

9. There is NO HITTING  ANY type of balls (this includes light flights or wiffle balls) into the FENCES at any of the complexes. Coach must bring pop-up hitting nets if they would like for hitting off of batting tees.

10. College Coaches will be invited by USA Elite Showcases. We cannot guarantee the attendance of any coaches. We will list all coaches that RSVP as they are received. To ensure that more college coaches attend we recommend that players also contact the college that they are interested in to let them know that they will be at this showcase event. College coaches have more incentive to attend an showcase event if they know that they are players who are interested in their program.


Players Needing Teams: Northern Exposure 2017

As a service we take requests from players who would like to participate but do not have a team - it is the teams responsibility to contact these players - not the tournaments job to place them.



Team Roster Book - Due June 1


TEAM ROSTER ENTRIES - to be completed by a coach or team coordinator by June 1, 2016.  Rosters can be seen in advance of the showcase and can be updated as needed.

> If this is the first time your team has participated in a USA Elite Showcase, please click here and follow the directions carefully to enter your teams roster information.  REMEMBER TO WRITE DOWN YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD AS YOU WILL NEED IT IN THE FUTURE TO EDIT YOUR ROSTERS.


After you have created your account - you can login and and click "Edit my Roster" in the upper right to edit your roster.



> If you are a returning team, please go and click Edit My Roster in the upper right hand corner of the main page. You can update your roster information there with the username and password you created when you entered your first roster with us. If you need any assistance - please email



- You do not need to enter player pictures unless you become a team partner with FPOS

- Please make sure you select - USA Elite July Showcase as your event when you enter your roster!