GREAT LAKES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
12U A or B DIVISION & 16U B DIVISION
JULY 12-16, 2017
Bailey Park - Battle Creek, MI
1392 Capital Ave. NE 49017
Opening Ceremonies July 12, 2017 Pool Games Begin July 13, 2017 5 Game Format
Times and Itinerary information below @ 9:00am 3 Pool Play / Double Elimination
Facility and Field Information Amenities Facility Rules
. Two 4 Diamond Quads . Full Concessions and clean bathrooms located at each 4 field Quad . No Pets in Quad areas
. 200' outfield fences all fields . Great viewing areas at each field throughout the complex . No Alcohol in Quad areas
. Stadium with Championship Field . Ample warm-up areas throughout the complex . No Smoking in Quad areas
Register & Entry Info:
All Teams must be registered with USSSA to participate. Teams that need to register with USSSA may do so HERE.
Teams can register for the National Championship and secure entries by clicking HERE
Team Discounted Spectator Gate Fee:
All Teams will pay a $350 upfront gate fee that is due 2 weeks prior to the event or June 28, 2017. We strongly recommend that this is paid at the time of team entry!
If a team misses the deadline for Gate Fee payment they will bring $450 (cash only) to the event to turn in at check-in prior to first game. No passes sold onsite!
Typical cost for event passes at $30 per for adults and $25 for 12-18U or day passes at $10/$8 are far more expensive than this one time upfront discounted fee.
Lodging Information - Stay to Play:
All teams needing Hotel accommodations will book through our Hotel Service Partners - This is MANDATORY!
Michigan USSSA Fastpitch has partnered with Traveling Teams to assist our out of town teams with hotel accommodations. For our National Championship events, we require that all teams requiring lodging reserve their hotel accommodations through Traveling Teams. Michigan USSSA Fastpitch has opted to implement this stay-to-play policy for this event because of the many benefits its offers teams.
Benefits of Using Traveling Teams Include:
Nearest Hotels to the Venues
Ensure that we have the appropriate hotel inventory for all teams
Ability to work with the hotel regarding contract in rain-out situations
Secure room accommodations to bring in quality officials and other staff that enhance our events and your tournament experience
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Tentative Schedule Including Opening Day Ceremonies Itinerary
All Opening Day activities will be at C.O. Brown Stadium in Bailey Park - Picture at top left of this page
Wed July 12 10:00 - 12:00 Manager's Check-in - at C.O. Brown Stadium - Enter on 1st base side, maximum 1 manager per team. You will turn in your team's official roster, fully signed by players and parents, along with proof of team insurance.
Wed July 12 10:00- 12:00 Merchandise Sales - tables with official tournament t-shirts and other apparel along with official tournament pins and programs will be sold during Manager's check-in and throughout the National Championship event.
Wed July 12 12:00 - 12:45 Manager's Meeting - Manager's will receive pool play and double elimination bracket schedules. These schedules will NOT be emailed out prior to the event per national policy. We will answer questions and go over other pre tournament items during this time.
Wed July 12 12:00 - 12:45 Team Mom Meeting - Local Conventions Visitor Bureau will provide local attraction information and any discount opportunities from local merchants. They will assist in answering any questions you have while visiting the area.
Wed July 12 1:00 - 3:00 Ballpark Meal - The Battle Creek Bombers baseball team is offering a fantastic value. Teams can purchase meal tickets only through pre ordering from the flyer below. Each meal ticket sold will come with a ticket to Saturday nights game. For teams that are unavailable on Sat. night you may use the ticket any other night. The Bombers are home during all days of the National Championship.
The Battle Creek Bombers play out of the highly competitive Northwoods League.
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Meal tickets with game ticket included available through pre sales orders only. Purchase information on flyer. Please don't delay!
Wed July 12 3:00 - 5:00 Opening Ceremony Team Parade - Teams line up (right field foul line) and be announced to parade in. Show your team SPIRIT!
Wed July 12 5:00 - 7:30 Pro DJ's music and social activities - For all to relax and have a GREAT time! Pin Trading (not mandatory but truly a memorable experience) will happen during this time and new friends will be made. Pro DJ's will entertain with their energetic style and keep the fun going with line dancing and so much more. The Bombers will have on field games and MO their mascot will be hanging out to sign autographs and dance with the crowd!
Thu July 13 9:00am National Championship Pool Play Begins
Fri July 14 9:00am National Championship Pool Play concludes - Bracket Play begins
Sat July 15 9:00am National Championship Bracket Play continues
Sun July 16 9:00am National Championship Bracket Play concludes
RULES: All playing rules shall be governed by the official USSSA Fastpitch softball rulebook and national by-laws. The rulebook online at www.usssa.com will always supersede the latest printed version if a discrepancy exists.
Awards: The full size package that will be awarded for divisions with more than 32 teams consists of team trophies to the top six teams, individual awards to the top six teams, team sportsmanship award, outstanding pitcher award, outstanding offensive player award, outstanding defensive player award & MVP award.
Balls & Bats: We will use the Bownet USSSA College/Pro level leather ball with raised seams, .47 core. All bats must bear the USSSA thumbprint logo with a manufacturer’s stamp of 1.20 BPF and must be in accordance with the 2017 bat regulations.
More information will be added as we move forward, check back to stay up to date!
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