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USA Elite Northern Exposure Summer Showcase July 13-15, 2018

Tournament Info & Rules

USA Elite Training

Northern Exposure Showcase Tournament

Info & Rules

Tournament Dates: July 13 - 15, 2018

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

 

Games will begin on Friday July 13, 2018 starting at 8am and continue till the afternoon of Sunday, July 15, 2018. Teams must be prepared to play at any of these times

 

  

Entry Fee: $950 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 CT USA Softball Commissioner - address is on the form.

 

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/ Rules for 2018:

Round Robin Exhibition Games.   Each team will have 5 Showcase games. Games are considered a completed game afer,  1 hour and 25 minutes drop dead, Mercy Rule is meet, or 7 inninngs are completed, which ever occurs first.    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
  • USA Rules will be followed with some showcase exceptions.
  • Showcase Exceptions: 1) Free substitutions 2) Unlimited batters
  • Mercy Rules:  15 runs after 3 innings, 12 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings

Order of Finish: 1) Win/Loss records, 2) Run-Allowed and 3) Head to Head 4) Coin Toss- will be used to determine first place finishers in each bracket. All scores must be reported by winning  team to the USA Elite Training LLC Table. If scores are not reported, bracket winners will be determined by whatever means available to the tournament director.

 

 

Additional Requirements:

1. All teams must submit their team roster on line at FastpitchOnlineShowcase.com by May 15, 2018. The team roster link can be found on the left side of this web site - tab  "Team roster"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 2018 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, 2018. 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 feild that they are playing their frist game on.  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.

 

TOURNAMENT SHOWCASE WRISTBAND COLOR CODE

BLACK = SIGNED PLAYER

GREEN = SENIORS (2019)

BLUE = JUNIORS (2020)

ORANGE = SOPHMORE (2021)

PURPLE = FRESHMAN/ 8TH GRADERS (2022/2023)

 

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 each League & Town.

 

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 2018

As a service we take requests from players who would like to participate but do not have a team - if your team is in need of an extra player please contact jen@usaelitetraining for names.  At that point it is your responsibility to contact the players and make arrangements, USA Elite does not.