Northern Exposure Summer Showcase

July 19-21, 2024 | 18 Gold, 18U, 16U | $1250.00 per team
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Event Info

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Thorpe Field

402 Thorpe Ave, Meriden, CT 06450

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Pragemann Park

13 Oak St, Wallingford, CT

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Panthorn Park

485 Burritt St, Plantsville, CT 06479

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Summer Team Status

Team State Status
Team State Team Status
Western Mass Warriors 18U MA Accepted
Vermont Storm 18U Boyer VT Accepted
CT Charmers CT Accepted –
Silver Bullets PA Accepted –
Rip City USA Gold National NH Accepted
Team Beast 18U Gold NY Accepted
CT Lightning 2025 Cowen CT Accepted
LI Shockwave Elite NY Accepted
CT Lightning 18u Hidalgo CT Accepted
Polar Crush Roy MA Accepted
Rip City USA Showcase NH Accepted
CT Charmers 16u Gold CT Accepted –
LI Shockwave Elite NY Accepted-
NJ Fire 18u NJ  Accepted-
NJ Fire 16u Red NJ  Accepted
Maine Thunder Caiazzo ME  Accepted
Maine Thunder Caiazzo ME  Accepted
CT Lightning Gold Wright CT  Accepted
CT Lightning Showcase Greco CT  Accepted
RI Thunder 18U Premier – Gniadek RI  Accepted-
LI Hurricanes 18U MA  Accepted-
Western Mass Warriors 16u MA  Accepted
Western Mass Warriors 18u MA  Accepted
CT Wildcats Showcase CT  Accepted-
CT Riptide CT  Accepted
BVSA Lady Titans CT  Accepted-
BVSA Lady Titans CT  Accepted
CT Charge 16u Black CT  Accepted
Valley Fusion CT  Accepted
South Shore Chaos Elite MA  Accepted
CT Shock Black CT Accepted
CT Shock Gold CT Accepted
Empire State Huskies Rockland 16U NY  Accepted
NH Prospects Kraytenberg 2025 NH  Accepted
NH Prospects Kraytenberg 2026 NH  Accepted
Fire N Ice 16u RI  Accepted
Waves 18u Showcase RI  Accepted
RI Fire N Ice Blue RI  Accepted
RI Fire N Ice Red RI  Accepted
Long Island Surge Gold NY  Accepted
Long Island Surge Elite NY  Accepted
Long Island Surge Elite NY  Accepted
Polar Crush CT 18U CT  Accepted
RITG-CTS-16u CT  Accepted
Mass Drifters Gold MA  Accepted
Mass Drifters Navy MA  Accepted
CT Bombers Teal CT  Accepted
Polar Crush – Dre MA  Accepted
CT Eliminators 16U Gold CT  Accepted-
CT Eliminators 16u Futures CT  Accepted-
Mass Drifters Orange MA  Accepted
GSE 18U Christie NH  Accepted
Connecticut Impact Showcase (Laliberte) CT  Accepted
GSE 18U Bruneau NH  Accepted
Fury Platinum 18u Romelis RI  Accepted-
KP Pride 18u Gold MA  Accepted
LI Crush Gold Terry NY  Accepted-
LI Crush 08 NY  Accepted-
NY Nighthawks 14U NY  Accepted-
NY Nighthawks 16u NY  Accepted-
NY Nighthawks 18U NY  Accepted-
Titans CT Accepted
Lady Dukes Horton NY  Accepted
Lady Ravens Gold NJ  Accepted
NJ Vipers NJ  Accepted
NJ Vipers Savino NJ  Accepted
NJ Vipers Mercadente NJ  Accepted
NY Vipers Premier NJ  Accepted
Fury Platinum 16U Morgan RI  Accepted
Invasion Fastpitch 18u Gold PA  Accepted
Kaboom Kalupy NJ  Accepted
Kaboom Macfie NJ  Accepted
Kaboom Lazier NJ  Accepted
Queen Nassau Comets NY  Accepted- Pending Payment
Softball U CT  Accepted-
Softball U CT  Accepted
Softball U CT  Accepted
Electric City Bombers Select NY


Tournament Dates: July 19-21, 2024
Tournament Divisions – 18 Gold, 18U, 16U
Tournament Packet – click here

6 Game Showcase (Game Balls Included. Umpire Fees Pay at the Plate $75 per game)

Games will begin on Friday July 19, 2024 starting at 8am and continue till the end of Sunday, July 21, 2024. Teams must be prepared to play at any of these times

Entry Fee: $1250 per team Payable to USA Elite Training, LLC (Umpire Fee Pay at the Plate). Send check payments to:

USA Elite Training, LLC
280 Schoolhouse Rd Unit D
Cheshire CT 06410

Format & Rules

Round Robin Exhibition Games. Each team will have 6 Showcase games. Games are considered a completed game after 1 hour and 25 minutes drop dead, Mercy Rule is met, or 7 innings are completed, which ever occurs first. If time expires before the inning is completed, the batter is finished and the 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 included
  • 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.

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 or not complying with tournament rules. Because of the unrecoverable expenses of a summer showcase, if the showcase gets completely rained out, $250 shall be refunded. If any part of the game is played, there will be NO refund. In the event of rain, the tournament director reserves the right to reschedule the games in any fashion, including shortening of games and or elimination games.

Additional Requirements

1. All teams must submit their team roster by March 1, 2024. The team roster is a online editable PDF form that can be found on the website – tab “Team roster”.

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, 2023. Failure to book your team rooms through our sponsor hotels will result in a surcharge of $50.00 per player, not to exceed $600.00.

3. All teams must check in – please see updated rules.

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



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 areas 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. 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 stand 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 lite flights or wiffle balls) into the FENCES at any of the complexes. Coach must bring pop-up hitting nets 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.

Individual Players Needing Teams

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 for names. At that point it is your responsibility to contact the players and make arrangements.