Baseball

 





General Information

DATES: July 22-23, 2017

SITES: Multiple Lincoln fields. Specific sites will be included on the schedules, emailed out to all teams, and posted here the week of competition.

SCHEDULES & RULES: Schedules and full tournament rules will be posted here the week of competition.

ADMISSION: Admission will be charged daily at all Baseball venues.

Adults: $5
Students (6-18 Years): $2
Children (5 & Younger): FREE
Admission with Super Pass: FREE

All registered athletes receive a complimentary Super Pass in the athlete packet. Additional Super Passes for spectators and family members can be purchased for $15 here (link available soon). The Super Pass gains free admission to all 2017 Cornhusker State Games events and venues, including the Opening Ceremonies.

COMPETITION FORMAT: All teams guaranteed a minimum of three games. Bracketing will be determined based on team entry numbers.

RULES: The tournament will use Little League rules that have been modified to control excessive scoring, increase participation and make substituting easier. Players may need to provide proof of school status via a school I.D. card.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to all members of the top three teams in each division. All registered team members and coaches will receive a medal.

ELITE UMPIRE ASSOCIATION: Elite Umpire Association will provide umpires for all the games at the 2017 Cornhusker State Games Baseball tournament. All umpires are required to have gone through a special training series in order to umpire this tournament and many of the umpires have high school and college umpiring experience. For more info about the EUA, go to www.eliteumpires.com.

For more information before registering, please read the Complete Event Details.




Events

Coach Pitch:
Grades 1 & 2 (Minis)

Recreational:
Grades 3 & 4 (Minors)
Grades 5 & 6 (Majors)
Grades 7 & 8 (Juniors)

Divisions determined by 2016-2017 school year. The director reserves the right to reclassify teams as needed and may combine or split grade levels depending on the number of team entries. Coaches will receive an email before the tournament is bracketed for extra team information to determine placement.




Roster Info

ROSTER UPDATES:

Teams can make roster updates.

The deadline to make roster updates is 5 p.m. on TUESDAY, JULY 18. Rosters are considered FINAL after that date.

Roster additions after JULY 5 will include the per-player entry fee, plus a $10 late fee PER PLAYER.

Teams that register online are able to login and make roster substitutions free of charge. Teams that register via the paper entry form will be charged a $10 processing fee to substitute players. Teams are strongly encouraged to register online to eliminate any roster change fees.

MINIMUM ROSTER SIZE: Ten players. If registering online, the minimum roster size must be entered to advance to check-out.

NOTE: Rosters WILL be checked during tournament. Please make sure your roster is current prior to the July 18 deadline.

TEAM WAIVER: The team waiver form must be signed by each team member, or by parent/guardian if the participant is 18 years or younger. If the team is registered online, and the online waiver for each player is clicked as ‘Accepted’, no printed/signed waiver is needed. All team waivers must be clicked as ‘Accepted’ or submitted to the Cornhusker State Games office by TUESDAY, JULY 18 to be eligible for competition. Printable waiver forms and further instructions found here.




Registration Fees & Deadlines

REGISTER BY THE DISCOUNT DEADLINE OF WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21:
Recreational - $37 per player
Coach Pitch - $27 per player

REGISTER BETWEEN JUNE 22 AND JULY 5:
Recreational - $40 per player
Coach Pitch - $30 per player


ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2017 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 2017 Nebraska Sports Council Yearbook (available at packet pickup); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

COACHES: Head coach will receive the athlete packet free of charge, and will receive a medal if awarded. Assistant coaches must be included on the registration and pay the entry fee to receive the athlete packet, medal, and free admission to competition sites.

TEAM ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: When registering your team online, please note that the system will ask you to enter your team name and roster prior to selecting your sport and division. In the INDIVIDUAL Shipping dropdown menu, be sure to select “TEAM” for each team member. If you wish to have your team packet shipped, you will select that in the TEAM Shipping dropdown menu.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $10 processing fee per team. Registering online saves time, money and trees. If registering via the paper entry form, please rate your team as being Above Average, Average or Below Average. List this information in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section of the entry form.


SCHEDULING NOTE: It is Nebraska Sports Council policy to not release team or divisional information until after the entry deadline. With teams waiting until on or near the deadline to enter, releasing data prior to that day does not provide an accurate picture of the tournament field and serves only to discourage those taking a wait-and-see approach.

All teams are encouraged to take advantage of the early entry discount and enter prior to that deadline, which in turn generates additional interest as teams attract one another. In the rare event that a division does not supply enough teams to warrant a viable tournament, teams will be given the option to move to another division, or be issued a refund. We appreciate the understanding of coaches and parents on this matter and would encourage teams to enter early and trust that there will be adequate competition in all divisions.


Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Baseball Director Troy Pekas (402) 434-9215 or email tpekas@ymcalincoln.org.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.



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