Great Lakes National Championship

Great Lakes National Championship

12U A or B Division & 16U B Division

July 11-15, 2018

Bailey Park - Battle Creek, MI

1392 Capital Ave. NE  49017

Opening Ceremonies July 11, 2018
Times and Itinerary information below

Pool Games Begin July 12, 2018 @ 9:00am

5 Game Format
3 Pool Play / Double Elimination

Tentative Schedule Including Opening Day Ceremonies Itinerary

All Opening Day activities will be at C.O. Brown Stadium in Bailey Park.

Wed July 11, 10:00 - 12:00

Manager's Check-in - at C.O. Brown Stadium - Enter on 1st base side, maximum 1 manager per team. You will turn in your team's official roster, fully signed by players and parents, along with proof of team insurance.

Wed July 11, 10:00 - 12:00

Merchandise Sales - tables with official tournament t-shirts and other apparel along with official tournament pins will be sold during Manager's check-in and throughout the National Championship event.

Wed July 11, 12:00 - 12:45

Manager's Meeting - Managers will receive pool play and double elimination bracket schedules. These schedules will NOT be emailed out prior to the event per national policy. We will answer questions and go over other pre-tournament items during this time. 1 Manager per team only!

Wed July 11, 12:00 - 12:45

Team Mom Meeting - Local Conventions Visitor Bureau will provide local attraction information and any discount opportunities from local merchants. They will assist in answering any questions you have while visiting the area. 1 Team Mom per team only!

Wed July 11, 1:00 - 3:00

Ballpark Meal - The Battle Creek Bombers baseball team is offering a fantastic value. Teams can purchase meal tickets only through pre-ordering from the flyer below. Each meal ticket sold comes with a ticket to Friday nights game. For teams that are unavailable on Friday night, you may use the ticket on Saturday night. The Bombers are home during all days of the National Championship.

The Battle Creek Bombers play out of the highly competitive Northwoods League. 

Meal tickets with game ticket included available through pre-sales orders only. Purchase information on flyer. Please don't delay!

Wed July 11, 3:00 - 5:00

Opening Ceremony Team Parade - Teams line up (left field foul line) and be announced to parade in. Show your team SPIRIT!!

Wed July 11, 5:00 - 7:30

Pro DJ's Music and Social Activities - For all to relax and have a GREAT time! Pin trading & gift exchange (not mandatory but truly a memorable experience) will happen during this time and new friends will be made. 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 MO their mascot will be hanging out to sign autographs, dance and have fun with the crowd!

Thu July 12, 9:00am

National Championship Pool Play Begins

Fri July 13, 9:00am

National Championship Pool Play concludes - Bracket Play begins

Sat July 14, 9:00am

National Championship Bracket Play to continue

Sun July 15, 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 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 2017 bat regulations.

Checklist for Managers/Team Administrators

  • Submit your team's gate fee payment at from your team's schedule using the credit card shopping cart provided. Must be paid no later than June 30th.
  • Enter team roster online from your USSSA Team Management page after you login at Send the guardian invitation for approval once players are uploaded. All players must be guardian approved. Bring a printed roster signed by all players and parents to hand in at Manager's check-in along with copy of your proof of insurance.

More information will be added as we move forward, check back to stay up to date!