8u/10u Rules/Format

8u/10u Rules/Format

Tournament Rules
 Team will be placed in Random Pools. After playing Pool games teams will be seeded into a Double elimination bracket’s’. 

Rosters must be online.
​Protests are $100 (cash) and money is given back if you win
Pool games will be completed by Early Friday morning. Double elimination will start Friday afternoon in most cases. 
Pool Games:
 8u: 70 min Finish inning (games may end in a tie)
10u: 75 min 
Finish inning (games may end in a tie)
6 Runs per Half
We have an official game when time expires if we have an official winner (This includes when time expires if you can not catch up to at least tie game)
​Team with Most USSSA Points will decide home/Visitor
Run Rules:
12 after 3

10 after 4
8 after 5

MVP Awards for Pool Games

MVPs will be selected from each pool game played.   The coach of each team will receive an MVP card at the home plate meeting to select a player from the opposing team.   The card should be presented to the player at the end of the game.  The card will need to be turned in to the Onsite Director at your park for the MVP award and Picture.     The players will be entered into the USSSA system as an MVP and will get an automatic invite to AllState.

Bracket Games:
8u: 70 Min (must have a winner)
​10u: 75 Min (must have a winner)
​6 runs per half (8u only)

Higher Seed picks HM/Visitor
Same Seed Flips
Championship Game – Team in winners Bracket picks

​Flip in “IF” game

All USSSA Rules in effect

ITB for Bracket Games
1st ITB: Runner on 2nd
2nd ITB: Runner on 2nd, 2 Balls one Strike count
3rd ITB: Runner on 2nd and 3rd 2 Balls one Strike Count
4th ITB:  Bases loaded and Full count
Except for Championship game which will be played per USSSA Rules
Seeding for Bracket Games:Winning Percentage – Descending
Number Wins – Descending
Number Losses – Ascending
Tied Teams (vs. each other) Winning Pct – Descending (Not valid if all teams have not played each other)
Avg Points Allowed – Ascending
Avg Points Differential with a maximum of (8) – Descending
Ranking Points – Descending
Date Team Entered USSSA Database
​Once past a tie breaker do not return to previous.

If a team is playing an extra pool game, the runs allowed and the Win/Loss in that game will not count towards your total. However, the result of the game (win/loss) will be used in head-to-head consideration if a tie in pool play occurs.  This may Vary based on playing a team outside a pool or not. 

In case of a rain-shortened tournament, Bracket games can be deemed official after 2 ½ innings of play (with home team winning) or 45 minutes of elapsed game time. This policy will only be used through Bracket play. In addition, if games are cancelled due to weather, there may be an adjustment in application of the tie-breaking procedures.

A roster Protest must be made before the 1st pitch of the 3rd inning. If a player is caught on a line up card that is not on the USSSA online Roster or a Guest Player/Pick up list the offending team will receive a 7-0 Loss. The Player will not be eligible to continue playing. The offending Team will not be eliminated from the tournament unless the 7-0 loss put the team out of the event. 

If event Rains out in the “IF” game and we do not have a clear winner after 2 1/2 innings then both teams will be Declared Co Champions (teams will flip for 1st and 2nd place awards)


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