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Great Lakes National Championship

Great Lakes National Championship

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

July 7-11, 2021

Victory Park - Canton, MI

46555 Michigan Ave. Capital  48188

Opening Ceremonies July 7, 2021
Times and Itinerary information below

Pool Games Begin July 8, 2021

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 7th, 3PM

Gates Open -Team checkin, souvenir shop opens: tables with official tournament t-shirts and other apparel along with official tournament pins will be sold during opening ceremonies and daily until gone.

Wed July 7, 4-5:00 PM

Manager's Meeting - at Kickers Sports Bar & Grill inside the Canton Sports Center - Head coach or 1 representative per team

Wed July 7, 5-6:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies - Great Lakes National Championship Team Parade, line up as a team on field-6, parade of teams will occur on field-5, pin exchange amongst teams to follow.

Wed July 7, 6-8:00 PM

Player Party & skill competition: All players will be provided meal in the courtyard area; and are encouraged to take part in the home run contest on fields 1-4!

Thu July 8, 8:30am

National Championship Pool Play Begins

Fri July 9, 8:30am

National Championship Pool Play concludes - Bracket Play begins

Sat July 10, 8:30am

National Championship Bracket Play to continue

Sun July 11, 8:30am

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 2021 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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