9 Stars Sports

2020 COOL PLAY

Show Low, Az // 7.11.2020-6.12.2020

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    DIVISIONS

    Divisions:. 16U/18U is a combined division / Updated: 7/2

    Entry Fee
    12U...........First 8 teams paid secure a spot. $675
    16U/18U...First 10 teams paid secure a spot....SOLD OUT! $675

    Event Registration Deadline: June 23, 2020, Pay NOW To Secure Your Spot

    NOTE: Can pay full entry fee NOW!..Deposit Option; $250 non-refundable deposit, balance must be paid by July 1ST...Your team is marked "Approved" when you team pays either Deposit of Full Entry Fee.

    TO PROCESS YOUR ENTRY FEE please call the Town of Payson and ask for Justin Hewitt-Youth & Adult Sports Coordinator 928 472-5113 or call Phoenix at 928 472-5110.

    Call B. Pena for more information 623 329-3813.

     
    COVID-19 PROTOCOL & WAIVER OF LIABILITY

    COVID-19 Policies:

    USA Softball detailed policies are fluid and subject to change. USA Softball of Arizona will email all teams the Safety Protocol five days prior to this event date. Instructions will accompany this Protocol.

    WAIVER OF LIABILITY: "Back to the Park" Safety Protocol 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. Head Coaches will be responsible for submitting to each of your assistant coaches, team managers, parents and players to read thoroughly. Collect and place your team Waivers in a large business envelope labeled wit your team name and age division. 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.

    IMPORTANT NOTE! ..All teams Must turn in the "Waiver of Liability" forms prior to your first pool game, if the Waivers are not turned your team will not play until they are turned in to the Site Director at your park. Each city requires per tournament a signed "Waiver of Liability" from your parents and coaches.

    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 Show Low to vacate the complex as to avoid large gatherings.

    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: Saturday games will be given an extra 5 minutes between games for cleaning/sanitizing dugouts, all Pool Games will be 1hr. 15 min. 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.

    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 protest fee is required before protest is heard, cash is to be given to Site Director not umpire, Protestor wins fee will be returned Protest Fee. Protestor loses protest, forfeits $60. Clock runs during protest. UIC or Site Director will help make final decision outcome 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.