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2020 AZ DESERT BALL 18 GOLD SHOWCASE

Phoenix, Az.//11.13 .2020/ 11.15.2020

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  • 2020 Az Desert Ball 18 Gold Showcase 11/14-11/15/2020

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CAMP REGISTRATION
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CONTACT INFORMATION

 
DIVISION AVAILABLE: 18 GOLD
18GOLD & 16GOLD teams can participate in this event ENTRY FEE
18 GOLD....First 24 teams to register and pay entry fee secure a spot. $1050

This event is for Gold or high skill level A type teams. Your team may need to be approved to participate in this event if you are not of this skill level. Contact B. Pena Event Director for more informationat 623 329-3813. DEPOSIT or FULL Entry Fee Payment; Teams may pay a $525 non-refundable deposit or pay full entry fee online, this will secure your team a spot in this event.

Event Registration Deadline: 11/08/2020 - May be Sold Out Early!

Sport Park Location: Rose Mofford Sports Complex-9833 N. 25th Ave.-Phoenix, AZ 85021

Lodging: NOT Stay to Play, can stay anywhere you like. To find hotels near Rose Mofford Sports Complex google: Rose Mofford Sports Complex AZ hotels close by

NO Gate Fee!

 
FRIDAY INSTRUCTIONAL CAMP / FORMAT SHOWCASE GAMES

FRIDAY INSTRUCTIONAL CAMP / $150 per Camper (first 80 players registered):..This is a College Coach Instructional Camp, starts Friday at 5:00PM / ends 9:30PM

4:30pm..Check-In:. Pitchers & Catchers

5:00pm..*Pitchers field #5 / Catchers field #6..(1 hour drill session)

*Pitchers BYO catcher...Catcher can be a coach, parent or team mate. Bring bucket to sit on.

5:40pm..Check-In Infielders & Outfielders

6:10pm..Infielders field #5 / Outfielders field #6..(1 hour drill session) All players in this segment.

7:20pm Hitting-field #6 / Slapping-field #5

8:30pm..Measurement Testing: Exit Velo, Overhand Throw, 20' Sprint, Pop-to-Pop Time, Pitchers speeds

FORMAT Showcase Games Saturday & Sunday:..5GG Tournament Format / 3 pool games + single elimination bracket + teams losing first round of Bracket Play will recieve one Consolation Game.

 
EVENT AWARDS

AWARDS: Champion and Runner Up Plaques. Medals for Runner Up team. Champion team willl receive custom designed special order Champions Tournament T-Shirt. Will get sizes from each player and coach after Championship Game.

 
EVENT RULES

TOURNAMENT RULES

NEW PITCHING RULE FOR 2020: Pitchers back foot may start back or step back behind the pitching rubber during or before the pitchers windup.

COVID-19 RULE: PITCHING RULE REGARDING LICKING FINGERS; Pitchers may not lick fingers while in or around the pitching circle. First time is no-pitch, thereafter is an automatic ball to the batter.

COVID-19 RULE/SPITTING: No spiting on the field of play by anyone participating in this event.

BATTING LINEUP for this event: May bat up to ten with one being a FLEX/DP and can use an EP. (Extra Player). Must maintain integrety of the batting order.

SUBSTITUTIONS: Free substitution on defense except for the Pitcher and Catcher. Subs for the Pitcher and Catcher must be announced to the plate umpire.

COURTESY RUNNER RULE: Available players listed on the lineup card not yet in the batting order may be courtesy runner for Pitcher or Catcher only.

GAME LENGTH: All Saturday Pool Games will be 1hr. 30 min. finish the inning. Sunday box bracket games will be 1hr. 30min. finish the inning.

POOL GAMES MAY END IN A TIE!

ITB FOR ALL BRACKET GAMES!

GHOST BATS: The white, blue and gold Ghost bats may be used.

COIN FLIP for Pool Games: ill decide home team.

BRACKET GAMES:.."High seed" will have choice of Home or Visitor. In the event both teams are same seed then coin flip will decide Home or Visitor.

DUGOUT: Team listed first will occupy 1B dugout unless preoccupied by team from prior game.

RUN RULE: 10 after 5

COVID-19 RULE - NO HUDDLES ON FIELD: While on field of play. social distancing is in effect.

COVID-19 RULE - REGARDING HR BALL: Players MUST remain in dugout area may not enter the field to congratulate due to COVID-19 no mass gathering on field of play. at any time.

BETWEEN INNINGS: 3 warm up pitches.. Catchers may throw down to 2B after last warm up pitch and throw back to pitcher, no huddles in the pitching circle.

STRIKE THREE ON BATTER: Catcher throw back to pitcher, no throw around the horn.

TIME OUTS: Limiited to 30 seconds.

NEW JEWELRY RULE: .To provide safety to players, NO hoops, NO bars and NO nose rings visible on face or ears. Small diamond studs on ears or side of nose is allowed. NO jewelry on mouth/lips. No taping over jewelry. Head Coach assumes injury liability due to excessive large jewelry that is not seen by official.

PROTEST FEE: $100 cash only before protest is heard, cash given to Site Director not umpire, Protestor wins, will be returned Protest Fee. Lose protest,forfeits of $100. Clock runs during protest, clock may stop depending on time consumption of protest. UIC will help make final decision base on rule interpretation. Judgement calls are not protestable. Teams make sure you have all players birth certificates in your team binder, copy of your weekend Roster and copy of your Team Insurance

EJECTIONS: Adult ejected must leave the park immediatlely and may not enter the park for the next game. Player ejection is confined to the dudgout. Anyone ejected for the second time is eliminated from the tournament and park for the rest of the tournament.

NO SMOKING, NO ALCOHOL, NO SWEARING, NO PETS ALLOW AT THIS PARK.

Standard USA Fast Pitch Rules apply with modification as stated above:. Printed rules on this tournament page for this event will be in effect.