Tournament Rules - USA Sanctioned 

Home team will be determined with umpires prior to start of game. Be prepared to start early if situation allows. No infield practice between games.  The score should be verified between the two teams at regular intervals during game. One of our tournament workers will report the scores to the main tent.  Home team is the official book and that scorekeeper needs to make sure that the tournament worker receives the score. At games end that worker should be at the home dugout to request the score … if this has not been accomplished please have your scorekeeper report that score to main tent.

MERCY RULE

15 runs after 3 innings

10 runs after 5 innings

Rule will apply to both Pool Play and Bracket Play.

WARM UP AREAS – PRIOR TO START OF GAME
Fields will have fencing placed at 200’. We request that teams warming up to play the next game please use the area between the temporary fencing and the permanent fencing. Use the area on the field  that your team will be playing. There should be two teams warming up in those areas preparing to start their game. Please also have your teams up at the fields prepared to get on field immediately after the finish of game – don’t wait to move up to the dugouts. Be ready to get on field – your help in this matter will allow us to give you our longer times to play the game without making the times back up. Also teams finishing game, once handshakes are done please clear our your dugout quickly and have your team meeting somewhere outside the playing area. Your promptness will be a great help in keeping game times running smoothly. THANKS FOR CO-OPERATING.
WARM-UPS BETWEEN INNINGS  - ALL GAMES

First inning each team will be allowed three (3) warm-up pitches and one throw down by catcher & infield and outfield warm-up allowed in first inning only. ALL INNINGS AFTER THE FIRST WILL BE ONE (1) WARM-UP PITCH AND A THROW DOWN BY THE CATCHER – NO INFIELD OR OUTFIELD WARM-UPS. Make sure your leadoff batter is prepared to step in box after the pitcher’s first warm-up pitch. We are looking to keep games on time and play as many innings as possible. PLEASE MAKE YOUR PLAYERS AWARE PRIOR TO GAME OF THIS WARM-UP RULE AND HAVE THEM HUSTLE ON AND OFF THE FIELD. Play will be resuming quickly – umpires will be enforcing this for it allows a better opportunity of teams playing their seven innings. EACH COACH WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE THEIR TEAMS PREPARED TO RESUME PLAY QUICKLY FROM DEFENSE TO OFFENSE.

Because we give you a large time limit – please keep the game  and the the players hustling.

TIME LIMIT FOR POOL PLAY – ONE HOUR & THIRTY  MINUTES

No new inning may start after one hour and thirty minutes – even if teams have not reached the 5th inning. Inning will be completed if time expires during that inning already having started. NO TIE BREAKER FOR POOL GAMES – GAME WILL END AS A TIE GAME.

Pools will consist of 5 teams 

TIME LIMIT FOR BRACKET PLAY - ONE HOUR & FORTY-FIVE MINUTES

 ALL TIED GAMES  AFTER THE 7th INNING OR TIME LIMIT WILL BEGIN WITH THE INTERNATIONAL TIE BREAKER.

TOURNAMENT ADVANCEMENT

Age Divisions will be seeded into Bracket Play based on their pool play record.

BRACKET PLAY FOR  12U & 18U NATIONAL QUALIFIER 
WILL BE A DOUBLE ELIMINATION

The winner of each division will qualify to attend the ASA National Championships for their specific age group.

12U ASA NATIONAL 

18U ASA NATIONAL 

CHAMPIONSHIP & CONSOLATION PLAY FOR 16U & 18U

NORTHERN QUALIFIER 14U

NORTHERN QUALIFIER 16U

Consists of Championship Bracket with loser of first game going into a consolation bracket.

Single game knockout after your first game – unless stated otherwise on the bracket.

TIE BREAKER TO DETERMINE ADVANCEMENT FROM POOL PLAY

1. Head to head results

2. Lowest total of runs allowed in pool games

3. Most runs scored

4. Blind draw by tournament director – teams need not be present.

 

Tournament is ASA  Sanctioned and will follow ASA Game Rules unless otherwise stated for special rules improvised by the tournament (above listed tournament rules)

UIC will handle all protests

No protests on judgement calls

TOURNAMENT GAME SCORES WILL BE KEPT ON THE LARGE BOARDS AT THE MAIN TENT.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE BOARDS

AND KNOW YOUR CORRECT START TIMES AND FIELDS

 CHECK THE OFFICIAL SCORE BOARDS

  SCORES WILL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE

SPORTSMANSHIP DURING TOURNAMENT WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED

All players and coaches are expected to behave in a professional manner.

No inappropriate behavior will be tolerated.

All games are to be played in a respectful manner towards players, coaches, umpires and fans.

No profanity will be accepted.

Umpire-in-chief will have final authority on all matters regarding a game dispute.

ANY EJECTIONS … YOUR NEXT GAME WILL BE SAT OUT … NO APPEALS

We have a responsibility as coaches to set the example of proper game conduct.

There will be no inappropriate behavior towards umpires, a judgment call is exactly that .. an umpire’s judgment.

You can make the players and fans have a respect for the game … if you display that respect in a leadership role.

ON SITE TEAM REGISTRATION

HEAD COACHES ARE TO REGISTER AT THE ELLA MAE POWER PARK COMPLEX 

REGISTER ANYTIME ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY

 

 

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