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2021 (USA) BEAT THE HEAT UP NORTH

FLAGSTAFF, WILLIAMS, SHOW LOW, AZ // 6.5 .2021-6.6.2021

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DIVISIONS AVAILABLE
DIVISIONS: 14u plays in Williams .........................................10u......, 10u, 12u, 16u, 18u play in Flafstaff Entry Fee
10U...First 8 teams registered & entry fee paid secure. $650
12U...First 16 teams registered & entry fee paid secure a spot. $685
14U...First 16 teams registered & entry fee paid secure a spot. $685
16U...First 12 teams registered & entry fee paid secure a spot. $685
18U...First 12 teams registered & entry fee paid secure a spot. $685

Event Registration Deadline: 6/25/2021 or if sold out early, which ever comes first.

Event Dates: 6/5/2021-6/6/2021

NOTE: To secure your spot in this tournament please pay full Entry Fee or make a deposit of $250. A Division will be closed when the maximum amount of paid teams has been reached. Choosing the PAY LATER or MAIL IN CHECK option will Pencil-In your team but, does not guarantee a spot in this event until entry fee is paid. For more information contact Tournament Director Bobby Pena at 623 329-3813 cell.

Note: Your team is marked "Approved" when you pay entry fee payment or $250 deposit. After registering and paid your spot will be secured. Call B. Pena for more information 623 329-3813.

Reminder 14U division; The 14U division plays in Williams, AZ located 25 miles west of Flagstaff. Has three nice fields, similar cool weather to Flagstaff.

The 12U division plays on grass infields, all 12U fields have 195' fences. The past several years the 12U division has played in Flagstaff on grass infields, the City of Flagstaff grooms the infields very nicely. All other divisions play on dirt infields.

This is NOT a stay-to-play event. NO gate fee and NO extra fees for any of our tournaments. We accept your teams secondary insurance, does not have to be USA Softball insurance.

 
FORMAT

Tournament Format: 3 pool games + single elimination bracket

TOURNAMENT RULES!

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 LAST COMPLETED AT BAT 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, these players must be used as Courtesy Runner.

GAME LENGTH FOR THIS TOURNAMENT: Saturday Pool Games 1hr. 15 min. finish the inning. Allow 5 minutes for team to disinfect and vacate the dugout before entering. All Bracket Games 1hr. 20min. finish the inning. Championship Game game length "no clock" play 7 innings with "8 run rule after five innings" in effect.

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

COIN FLIP: Will decide home team for Pool Games. High seed will have choice of home or visitor, it both teams are same seed coin flip will determine home team.

DUGOUT: Team listed first occupies 1B dugout. A team currently playing, that team will maintain dugout.

RUN RULE: 12 after 3 / 10 after 4 / 8 after 5

NO HUDDLES: While on field of play. social distancing is in effect. HR, players in dugout area may not enter the field. Coach visit to circle, coach and infielders must stay out of circle, pitcher stands on pitching rubber.

BETWEEN INNINGS: 3 pitches. Catcher may throw down to 2B.

TIME OUTS: Limiited to 30 seconds.

NO JEWELRY: No large jewelry on face, ears, eyebrows or anywhere that can be seen. No tape on jewelry. Only jewelry allowed is small diamond stud ear ring.

PROTEST FEE: $60 cash only before protest is heard, cash given to Site Director not umpire, Protestor wins protest $60 will be returned immediately. Lose protest,forfeits $60. Clock runs during protest. UIC will help make final decision regarding nature of the protest. Judgement calls are not protestable. Teams make sure you have in your Team Binder; Players birth certificates, copy of your weekend Roster that you turned into the Site Director prior to y our first game 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.

Standard USA Fast Pitch Rules apply with modification mentioned above.

 
AWARDS / BERTHS TO 2021 USA SOFTBALL NATIONALS

AWARDS: Champion and Runner Up - Large Team Plaques per division.

BERTHS: TOP two teams in each bracket wins a berth to our 2021 USA Softball National Championship Tournament; locations and dates TBA