9 Stars Sports

2020 WILLIAMS INVITATIONAL 16U/18U

Williams, Az // 7.18.2020-7.19.2020

 
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EVENT AWARDS

AWARDS for Arizona Invitationals: Champion and Runner-Up, will receive plaques with Individual player medals and berths to 2021 USA Softball National Championship.

 
DIVISIONS: 16U/18U Combined
Divisions Entry Fee
16U/18U.....Combined Division.....SOLD OUT on 6/18 $675

Entry Deadline:7/12/2020 or sooner if filled up early.

Event Dates: 7/18/2020-7/19/2020

NOTE: Your spot is secured when you pay full entry fee. Payment can be made online. WILL TAKE FIRST 16 TEAMS PAID.

DEPOSIT: Can pay $250 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. Balance due must be paid by July 8, 2020.

All teams register online and pay online, need help contact B. Pena at 623 329-3813 or bp9starssports@msn.com

This is NOT a stay-to-play event. NO extra fees for any of our tournaments. We accept your teams seconday insurance, does not have to be USA Softball RPS Bollinger insurance which happens to be the best secondary insurance in the country year after year.

 
COVID-19 POLICIES & DISCLAIMERS

COVID-19 Policies:

USA Softball detailed policies are fluid and subject to change. USA Softball of Arizona will email all teams the Safety Protocol, directions will accompany this Protocol.

LIABILITY WAIVER: "Back to the Park" Safety Protocol, Disclaimers and Liability Waivers. All teams head coach, assistant coaches, team managers and parents of players participating in this tournament MUST fill out and sign the "Waiver of Liability" associated with this tournament. Head Coaches of each team will recieve a copy of the Waiver via email. The coaches will be responsible for submitting to each of your assistant coaches, team managers, parents and players to read thoroughly. Collect signed Waivers and place your in a large envelope labeled with your team name. The Waiver envelope MUST be turned in to the Tournament Site Director at the park you are playing one hour prior to your first pool game.

Let's all be responsibile for following safety protocol and experience a safe competitive fun weekend!!

IMPORTANT NOTE! As soon as each team finishes your last game of the day, you are instructed by the City of Williams to vacate the complex as to avoid large gatherings. Remember to practice social distancing.

Thank you for your cooperation!..Bobby Pena

 
EVENT INFORMATION

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

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.

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.

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 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: All Pool Games will be 1hr. 20min. finish the inning. All Bracket Games will be 1hr. 20min. finish the inning including the Championship Game.

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

COIN FLIP: Will decide home team.

DUGOUT: Team listed first will occupy 1B dugout. If a team tha is currently playing, that team will maintain that 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.

HR's: No leaving the dugout to gather at home plate after HR, players are instructed to stay in the dugout.

BETWEEN INNINGS: 3 pitches. Catcher throw back to pitcher, no around the horn.

TIME OUTS: Limiited to 30 seconds.

NO JEWELRY: No jewelry on face, ears, eyebrows or anywhere that can be seen. No tape on jewelry.

PROTEST FEE: $60 cash only before protest is heard, cash given to Site Director not umpire, Protestor wins, gets $60 back. Lose protest forfeits $60. Clock runs during protest. UIC will help make final decision. on nature of the protest. Judgement calls are not protestable.

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 slight modification. Printed rules on this tournament page for this event will be in effect.