Great Lakes National Championship
10U, 12U & 16U Open Divisions
July 10-14, 2019
Bailey Park - Battle Creek, MI
1392 Capital Ave. NE 49017
Opening Ceremonies July 10, 2019
Times and Itinerary information below
Pool Games Begin July 11, 2019 @ 9:00am
5 Game Format
3 Pool Play / Double Elimination
Tentative Schedule Including Opening Day Ceremonies Itinerary
All opening ceremonies activities will be at C.O. Brown Stadium inside the Bailey Park Complex. Gates will open @4:30 on July 10th.
Wed July 10, 5:00
Manager's Meeting - at C.O. Brown Stadium - Meeting in the bleachers behind home plate. Maximum 1 manager per team. Your State Director must approve your online roster, this is your team's official roster, NO printed rosters accepted or recognized. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by deadline of two weeks prior to event.
Wed July 10, 4:30 - 8:30
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 10, 5:30
Ballpark Meals - The Battle Creek Bombers baseball team is offering a great value ballpark meal during the festivities on Wednesday July 10th. The Bombers are home during all days of the National Championship. Come out and enjoy a game with your group while not playing.
Wed July 10, 6:30
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 TBD.
Wed July 10, 5:30-8:30
Pro DJ's Music and Social Activities - Pro DJ's will provide music during parade and entertainment after parade on the field. Pin trading & gift exchange (not mandatory but truly a memorable experience) will happen during the on field social activities after parade. 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. The Bombers will have on field games and Moe Skeeter their mascot will be hanging out to sign autographs, dance and have fun with the crowd!
Thu July 11, 9:00am
National Championship Pool Play Begins
Fri July 12, 9:00am
National Championship Pool Play concludes - Bracket Play begins
Sat July 13, 9:00am
National Championship Bracket Play to continue
Sun July 14, 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 2019 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 July 2, 2019.
- Enter team roster online from your USSSA Team Management page after you login at www.usssa.com/fastpitch. Send the guardian invitation for approval once players are uploaded to your team roster. All players must be guardian approved.