Class of 2023 National Championship

DATE: 06/28/2022 -07/03/2022

LOCATION: McMurry Park

ADDRESS: 300 S. Hazel - Sulphur, LA

AGE / GRAD CLASS: 2023
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EVENT INFORMATION

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National Championship Class 2023

A. Stay to Play Requirements:

Working in conjunction with the Lake Charles Visitors Bureau, we have secured hotels throughout the city. Rates may vary by hotel choice. We have worked with the Lake Charles Visitors Bureau (CVB) to ensure hotels across the city with competitive rates to fit various budgets from economy hotels to resort-style hotels. The minimum number of required rooms for the week is 60 room nights per team. The room requirement comprises all players, coaches, and family members associated with the team. You may select more rooms in advance if desired. A link will be provided to coaches for each team hotel accommodations and can be forwarded to parents to complete their hotel reservations. Please note, there will be a limited timeframe to complete the hotel reservations. Failure to complete a hotel reservation as a part of this stay to play event will result in a cancellation of the team registration at that time and the deposit will not be refunded. Our goal is to be sure all groups and families have a seamless registration process, so please be diligent about your timeframes. Almost every hotel has a cancellation process with lead times and emergencies. There will be a $500 deposit for hotels. The deposit will be added to the second installment and refunded in August if the hotel requirements are fulfilled.

Teams must strictly follow hotel reservation timelines. Once registration has been opened for 2021, we will provide you with the timeframes for hotel reservations.

B. Note on Rosters:

The Roster Deadline is May 31st for all events and rosters must be completed using League Apps.

C. Note on Schedule:

The schedule will be out 2 weeks ahead of the event. We will alert you when this has been posted.

D. Weather Disclaimer:

If the event is cancelled due to weather or act of God within 1 week of the start of the event, an 80% refund will be processed. If the event is cancelled due to weather or act of God outside 1 week, a 90% refund will be processed. Once the event begins, no refunds will be processed.

Tournament Rules will be updated and sent to the coaches prior to each week.  They will also be briefly reviewed during the Coaches Meeting each week.

LOCATION:  MAIN FIELD - 300 S HAZEL ST, SULPHUR, LA 70663

General Event Flow:  This is just to give you a general planning guide.  You most likely will arrive the day/night prior to day 1 and you may potentially fly home in the evening on the last day depending on your consolation game).

Day 1 (Opening Ceremonies), Day 2 - Day 5 (Pool and Bracket Play), Day 6 Consolation and Championship

TOURNAMENT RULES

Baseballs - Each team will receive 1 Dozen Baseballs for the tournament. After the dozen has been exhausted then each team will supply 2 new game balls per game.  Stay on your team to get your foul balls.

Bats - Wood Bat Only

Footwear - No metal cleats are allowed on turf fields

Age/Grad Class - Players are allowed in the following groups:
2023 - Players in grad class 2023 or 17u
2024 - Players in grad class 2024 or 16u
2025 - Players in grad class 2025 or 15u
2026 - Players in grad class 2026 or 14u

Run Rule - 15 runs after 4 innings / 10 runs after 5 innings

Home/Away - Coin flips for the home team prior to each Pool game. High seed will be home in all bracket play games.

Lineups - DH and One EH will be allowed (EH will be treated as a position when dealing with substitution) this is NOT a FREE SUB tournament.  *Each team must submit a lineup to the field manager.

Pitch Limits - No official pitching rules are enforced, however, it is recommended to abide by the MLB Pitch Smart Guidelines.

Mound Visits - One (1) free visit per inning.  The pitcher must be removed on the second visit.

Time Limit - 2hr 15 - Finish the inning in all games except Championship (no time limit) or changed due to weather. Ties will be allowed in Pool Play if tied and the time limit has been reached.

Tie Breaker - Will be used in all bracket play games if the score is tied after 7 innings.  The tiebreaker will be used in pool play only if the score is tied after 7 innings AND time remains in the game.

Runner on 2B with 1 out to start the inning for each team. This will continue until a winner is determined. Starting from the last out that was made: The last hitter at 2B.

Seeding - Bracket seeding is determined by: Pool Place, Overall Record, Head to Head, Runs Allowed, Runs Scored, Run Diff and if still tied rock, paper, scissors.

Championship Bracket Games - High Seed will be Home team
8 teams will qualify for Championship bracket play games consisting of single-elimination play. Pool winners and remaining wild cards from all pools.

Consolation Games - As part of the event and to ensure everyone receives the 5-game guarantee (weather permitting) we offer the teams a consultation game starting immediately at the conclusion of pool play. While in many other events these games are viewed as meaningless, this event is different. We are more about the evaluation and scouting process than who wins or loses. The consolation games are given the same attention as any other game. Oftentimes a team will still have some pitching that needs to throw and be seen. We ask that you take these games seriously and do not leave the event early.

Scouting Reports - Not every player that attends receives a report.  This is simply logistically not possible.  Players that will be invited to the next round of events or that our scouts feel could advance to a high level of baseball will be written up in our system.

Tournament Communication & Weather - All communication will be sent to head coaches via e-mail and posted on Twitter (when possible).

If you hear an air horn you are to clear the field immediately as that means lightning is in the area.  Once the air horn goes off play can not resume for 30 mins from the last detection.  The field director will give the all-clear and players will be given ample time to return to play.

If games are canceled due to weather those games may or may not be rescheduled for a different time.

Conduct - Ejections - at the discretion of the tournament director and the nature of the ejection a suspension may be enforced up to removal from the tournament.

As every game is recorded and broadcast that means there are live microphones all over the ballpark.  Please be mindful and remind your families that many things can be overheard.  We will not tolerate disrespectful behavior at our events.

Our goal is for players to play and any decision made by the staff is to put the players first.  This is not about how many and how fast we can get games in.  This is about what is right for players to get exposure and be scouted.

Each 5-Day pass purchased is good for the NBFSS National Tournament for Grad Year 2023 (6/28-7/3).  All purchases are final, and there are no refunds for any reason.  Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt to verify your order.  You may pick up your passes during Opening Ceremonies (Tuesday Night) at the Merchandise Booth, or on the first day of the event by showing your receipt via your phone and ID at the Gate.  If you choose to purchase a single-day pass at the venue, the cost is $6 per pass / per day at the gate.  Children 10 and under are free to attend.  Military Veterans are free.

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National Championship Class 2023

A. Stay to Play Requirements:

Working in conjunction with the Lake Charles Visitors Bureau, we have secured hotels throughout the city. Rates may vary by hotel choice. We have worked with the Lake Charles Visitors Bureau (CVB) to ensure hotels across the city with competitive rates to fit various budgets from economy hotels to resort-style hotels. The minimum number of required rooms for the week is 60 room nights per team. The room requirement comprises all players, coaches, and family members associated with the team. You may select more rooms in advance if desired. A link will be provided to coaches for each team hotel accommodations and can be forwarded to parents to complete their hotel reservations. Please note, there will be a limited timeframe to complete the hotel reservations. Failure to complete a hotel reservation as a part of this stay to play event will result in a cancellation of the team registration at that time and the deposit will not be refunded. Our goal is to be sure all groups and families have a seamless registration process, so please be diligent about your timeframes. Almost every hotel has a cancellation process with lead times and emergencies. There will be a $500 deposit for hotels. The deposit will be added to the second installment and refunded in August if the hotel requirements are fulfilled.

Teams must strictly follow hotel reservation timelines. Once registration has been opened for 2021, we will provide you with the timeframes for hotel reservations.

B. Note on Rosters:

The Roster Deadline is May 31st for all events and rosters must be completed using League Apps.

C. Note on Schedule:

The schedule will be out 2 weeks ahead of the event. We will alert you when this has been posted.

D. Weather Disclaimer:

If the event is cancelled due to weather or act of God within 1 week of the start of the event, an 80% refund will be processed. If the event is cancelled due to weather or act of God outside 1 week, a 90% refund will be processed. Once the event begins, no refunds will be processed.

Tournament Rules will be updated and sent to the coaches prior to each week.  They will also be briefly reviewed during the Coaches Meeting each week.

LOCATION:  MAIN FIELD – 300 S HAZEL ST, SULPHUR, LA 70663

General Event Flow:  This is just to give you a general planning guide.  You most likely will arrive the day/night prior to day 1 and you may potentially fly home in the evening on the last day depending on your consolation game).

Day 1 (Opening Ceremonies), Day 2 – Day 5 (Pool and Bracket Play), Day 6 Consolation and Championship

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