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General Information

DATE: July 22-23, 2017

SITES/SCHEDULES: Games will be played at Fleming Fields located at Leighton Ave & N 31 St, Lincoln, Ne 68504

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to all members of the top three teams in each division.




Events

Men A/B
Men C
Men D & Below
Men Masters (35 & Over)
Men Masters (50 & Over)
Women Open
Coed A/B
Coed C/D
Coed Youth (13-18 Years)




Rules

Ball used in all Men and Women divisions must be ASA-approved 12” yellow optic red stitched ball with core of .52 and compression of .300 lbs. All teams must provide umpires with approved ball prior to the start of each game.

Coed divisions will use ASA-approved 12” yellow optic red stitched ball with core of .52 and compression of .300 lbs.

ASA rules will apply, with the following home run limits:

Men A/B: 6 home runs                            
Men C: 4 home runs
Men D & Below: 3 home runs                 
Men Masters: 6 home runs
Women: Unlimited home runs
Coed A/B: 6 home runs
Coed C/D: 3 home runs
Coed Youth: Unlimited home runs


Whether you are playing, coaching, or spectating, the Cornhusker State Games would like to remind you to have fun and KEEP IT POSITIVE. For more information, check out our SPORTSMANSHIP CAMPAIGN.




Competition Format

Teams will play a round robin tournament with the top team from each bracket playing a single or double elimination tournament, depending on the number of teams in each division. Teams may play Saturday, Sunday, or both days. All teams guaranteed four games.

The director reserves the right to reclassify teams as needed and may combine events depending on the number of entries. All teams will be notified if changes are made.

Age determined as of July 22, 2017.


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

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: Nine players. If registering online, the minimum roster size must be entered to advance to check-out.

MAXIMUM ROSTER SIZE: 20 players.

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:
$19 per player

REGISTER BETWEEN JUNE 22 AND JULY 5:
$22 per player


FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE –JULY 14:
The final registration deadline this sport is July 14. This sport will accept late registrations with an additional $5 late fee.

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.

UMPIRE FEES: Each team must bring $10 in cash to the coin-flip of each game played for the umpire fees. This makes it fair for all teams and assures that the teams who get eliminated early don't have to pay as much for the umpire fees as the teams who continue to advance. Per player entry fees have been discounted to account for this charge.

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: Softball Director Luke Derowitsch at lukederowitsch@gmail.com or 402-314-4052.

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

 




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