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Great Lakes National Championship

Great Lakes National Championship

10U, 12U, 14U & 16U "B" Divisions

July 8-12, 2020

Canton Sports Center - Canton, MI

46555 Michigan Ave. Capital  48188

Opening Ceremonies July 8, 2020
Times and Itinerary information below

Pool Games Begin July 9, 2020

5 Game Format
3 Pool Play / Double Elimination Championship Bracket Play

Tentative Schedule Including Opening Day Ceremonies Itinerary

All opening ceremonies activities will be at Canton Sports Center. Gates will open @ 3:00 PM on July 8th.

Wed July 8th, 3:30 PM

Manager's Meeting - at Kickers Sports Bar & Grill inside the Canton Sports Center - Come on in, relax  and take a seat anywhere. We will spend a few minutes going over useful information and answer questions. Maximum 1 manager per team. Your State Director must approve your online roster. The online roster is your team's ONLY official roster, NO printed rosters accepted or recognized onsite. If your adding pick-up players contact your state director. Teams WITH USSSA insurance will NOT need to email a copy of your insurance certificate. We have your copy online. Teams WITHOUT USSSA insurance will email a copy to bob.wilkerson@usssa.com by deadline of two weeks prior to event.

Wed July 8, Noon - 8:00 PM

Merchandise Sales - Tables with official tournament t-shirts and other apparel along with official tournament pins will be sold during opening ceremonies and daily until gone at Bailey Park.

Wed July 8, 5:00 PM

Great Lakes National Championship Team Parade - Teams will line up (left field foul line) and be announced to parade in. Show your team SPIRIT!! Team voted by tournament staff to be the most spirited in their age division will win player awards.

Wed July 8, 6:00 PM

Team Party with Buffet & Games: All players will be provided free meal from the menu below. Five lines will be set up to make serving as easy as possible. Fun games and activities will be set up in the central courtyard of the complex.

  • Boneless chicken breast w/ tomato, lettuce & bun
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Italian Pasta Salad
  • Better Made Chips
  • Watermelon
  • Brownie

Parents, siblings and all others can purchase a meal ticket for $15. Tickets for these purchased meals will be from the same menu and available soon.

Wed July 8, 5:30-8:00

Pro DJ's Music and Social Activities - Pro DJ's will provide music during meal and activities in the central courtyard. Pin trading & gift exchange (not mandatory but truly a memorable experience) will happen during these activities. This is a great way for players to meet new friends from all over. Pro DJ's will entertain with their energetic style and keep the fun going with line dancing and so much more.

Thu July 9, 9:00am

National Championship Pool Play Begins

Fri July 10, 9:00am

National Championship Pool Play concludes - Bracket Play begins

Sat July 11, 9:00am

National Championship Bracket Play to continue

Sun July 12, 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 2020 bat regulations.

Checklist for Managers/Team Administrators

  • Submit your team's gate fee payment at www.usssa.com from your team's schedule using the credit card shopping cart provided. Must be paid no later than two weeks prior to the start of the event.
  • Enter team roster online from your USSSA Team Management page after you login at www.usssa.com/fastpitch.
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