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2020 "A" STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Flagstaff, AZ // 6.6.2020-6.7.2020

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DIVISIONS
Divisions Entry Fee
10U (all divisions 4 game guarantee / 3 pool + Single Elim Bracket) $650
12U $695
14U $695
16U $695
18U $695

Event Registration Deadline: 5/31/2020

Event Dates: 6/6/2019-6/7/2019

Note: Your team is marked "Approved" when you pay the full amount Entry Fee or Deposit. When registering, if you choose the "Pay Later" option your team will be Penciled-In and will show Pending, your spot is not guaranteed until you have made a non-refundable deposit of $250 or paid the full entry fee.

 
EVENT FORMAT & Infield Surfaces & 2020 Rule Changes

All divisions have a 4 Game Guarantee Format: 3 pool games + single elimination bracket

For the 12U division: INFIELD SURFACE - Grass Infield; The 12U division will play at Flag Lil' League North & South fields and Continental #1 & #2 fields. All 12U division games will be played on grass infields. NOTE: This event has played the 12U division in Flagstaff on grass infields the past 13 years. We have asked the City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Department to cut the infield grass as low as possible, they have accommodated our request in the past. Players have adjusted to the grass infields, all 12U teams have the similar playing surface. All other divisions of 14U, 16U and 18U will play on dirt infields. Please inform your coaches, players and parents.

Park facilities: Thorpe Park and Continental Park have lights on all four fields. Foxglenn Park and Flag Lil' League Park do not have lights. Fence distances: Thorpe and Foxgless 205' / Continental fields1 & 2 and Flag Lil' League 200' / Continental field #4 220' / Contiental field #5 200'.

Porta-Jons at Continental Park (5 - 3 in front and 2 in back), Flag Lil' League (3 near parking lot building). Thorpe Park and Foxglenn have normal restrooms. Porta-Jons are cleaned and sanitized daily. If they run out of toilet paper see Site Director at that park they will have extra TP.

2020 NEW RULE CHANGES!

NEW PITCHING RULE FOR 2020: Pitchers back foot may step back or start behind the pitching rubber during or before the pitchers windup. This new rule was voted on by USA Softball at our 2019 USA Softball National Meeting and is to be introduced starting January 1 of 2020.

BATTING LINEUP: May bat entire team for Pool Games and Bracket Games.

COURTESY RUNNER RULE: If batting entire team, the Courtesy Runner will be the ;AST BATTED OUT for the pitcher and or catcher only. If you have players that are on the lineup card and have not been in the game, tthese players will be the Courtesy Runner.

GAME LENGTH FOR INVITATIONAL ARIZONA TOURNAMENTS: All Pool Games will be 1hr. 20min. no new inning after. All Bracket Games will be 1hr. 20min. no new inning after including the Championship Game.

USA SOFTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS (format): .........5 game guarantee / three pool games plus double-elimination. See below the 2020 USA Softball National Championship tournament dates and locations.

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

 
EVENT AWARDS

AWARDS for Arizona Invitational Tournaments: Champion and Runner-Up Plaques with Individual Player Medals and berths to 2020 USA Softball National Championship tournaments.

ROAD TO NATIONALS > 2020 USA SOFTBALL "NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP" Tournaments!

NO "Stay to Play" and NO "Buy out hotel option" at our Nationals, teams may stay at any hotel you like. Will have a Pre-Camp for the 18 GOLD and 16 GOLD Nationals run by College Coaches and College Coaches will be in attendance for recruitment opportunities during the tournament. All teams planning to participate in the USA Softball National Championship Tournament must purchase the USA Softball Team Insurance, all Coaches on Roster must obtain the USA Softball background check $11 per Coach and must go to take the SafeSport online program no-charge. Contact B. Pena for more information at 623 329-3813.

College Recruitment CAMP for 18U GOLD and 16U GOLD will be held at the USA Softball HALL-OF-FAME STADIUM in Oklahoma City!

2020 USA NATIONALS QUALIFYING Process (for teams participating in Arizona Invitational tournaments): ..... TOP 2 per age division receive berth with Eleven or less teams per division. TOP 4 receive berth with Twelve or more teams per age division. All National Championship tournament formats are 5 Game Guarantee; 3 Pool Games plus Double Elimination Bracket.

2020 "NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP" TOURNAMENT locations, dates, contact info: The 16U Gold and 18U Gold Nationals, teams have two ways of qualifying. 1. MUST win a berth at a National Qualifier in another state. 2. Email your team resume' to Bobby Pena at bp9starssports@msn.com . an at large birth is possible depending on your teams resume'. Call B. Pena for more information 623 329-3813

"GOLD" NATIONAL CHAMPIIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS

18U GOLD: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / July 19-25, 2020 Tournament Dir.: Julie Whiteaker 405 425-3446 jwhiteaker@usasoftball.com / Entry Fee: $1,800 / Contact Julie for more information

16U GOLD: / Broken Arrow, Oklahoma / July 19-25, 2020 Tournament Dir. Robert Shafer 918 251-0868 soft ball@gags.org / Entry Fee:$1,800 / Contact Robert for more information

2020 "A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP" Tournament locations, dates, contact:

18U A: Souix Falls, South Dakota / July 20-26, 2020 / Tournament Dir. Dave Nielsen 605 367-2824 drielson@l3wisdrug.com / Entry Fee: Not Determined / Call Dave for more information

16U A: Chattanooga, Tennessee / July 19-26, 2020 / Tournament Director Kim Swafford 423 952-5157 or 423 987-4402 tnasajocomm@gmail.com / Entry Fee: $575 / Call Kim for more information

14U A: Salem, Virginia / July 21-26, 2020 / Tourn. Director John McPhail 540 400-1356 usasoftballofva@gmail.com / Entry Fee: $650 / Call John for more information

12U A: Camarillo, California / July 27-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Kristi Allen 805 990-6122 Kristiusasoftballsocal@gmail.com / Entry Fee: Not determined / Contact Kristi for more information

10U A: North Mankato, Minnesota / July 22-26, 2020 / Tournament Director: Phil Tostenson 507 625-2251 ext. 228 or 507 382-7337 ptostenson@northmankato.com / Entry Fee: $550 / Call Phil for more information

2020 "A WESTERN NATIONALS" Tournament locations, dates, contact info:

18U A Western Nationals: Salinas, California / July 27-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Armando Barragan 831 755-0640 alakers32@aol.com / Entry Fee: $1,200 / Contact Armando for more information

16U A Western Nationals: Medford, Oregon / July 27-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Chuck Hanson 541 774-2481 chuck.hanson@cityofmedford.org / Entry Fee: $475 / Contact Chuck for more information

14U A Western Nationals: Salinas, CA / July 27-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Armando Barragan 832 755-0640 alakers32@aol.com / Entry Fee: $1,200 / Contact Armando for more information

12U A Western Nationals: Medford, Oregon / July 27-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Chuck Hanson 541 774-2481 chuck.hanson@cityofmedford.org / Entry Fee: $475 / Contact Chuck for more information

2019 "B WESTERN NATIONALS" Tournament locations, dates, contact info:

18U B Western Nationals: Clovis, California / July 28-Aug 2, 2020 Contact Tourn. Eric Swain 559 327-9226 / Entry Fee: $1,200 / Contact Armando for more information

16U B Western Nationals: Clovis, California / July 28-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Eric Swain 559 327-9226 / Entry Fee: Not Determined / Contact Eric for more information

14U B Western Nationals: Clovis, California / July 28-Aug 2, 2020 Contact Tourn. Director Eric Swain 559 327-9226 / Entry Fee: Not Determined / Contact Eric for more information

12U B Western Nationals: Clovis, California / July 28-Aug 2, 2020 Tournament Director Eric Swain 559 327-9226 / Entry Fee: Not Determined / Contact Eric for more information

10U B Western Nationals: Salem, Oregon / July 26-Aug 1, 2020 / Tournament Director Billy Powers 503 588-6261 bpowers@cityofsalem.net / Entry Fee: $1,100 / Contact Billy for more information