National Championship – Road to the Beach
Tournament DateJul 09 - Jul 15 2023
Entry Fee$595 - $795
Age Groups8U - 14U
110 Racetrack Road NW Ft Walton Beach Florida
-Opening ceremonies at Choctawhatchee High School football stadium.
– Pin Trading @ 4:30. Gates will Open @ 3PM for teams to get there early and start trading pins.
– Spirit / Dance & Fun Competitions 4:30 – 5:45PM
-Parade of teams 6:00pm
TOURNAMENT INFO: .
All fields are dirt – No turf
NO ANIMALS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARK OTHER THAN CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS WITH PAPERS
No RVs are allowed at the Park
Team Trailers are only allowed in the Jet Drive Parking area
Preston Hood Complex FLD 1-5 – 231 Hollywood Blvd SW, Fort Walton Beach
Preston Hood Sports FLD 9-10.. – 132 Jet Drive NW, Fort Walton Beach
WRISTBANDS MUST BE WORN TO ENTER THE COMPLEX – ANYONE NOT WEARING A WRISTBAND WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PARK!!
SPECTATOR WRISTBANDS (Tournament Pass) $46 for the Week or $15 per day
Tournament Passes can be Pre-Ordered in advance thru July 2nd or purchased on Sunday at Coaches Meeting/Team Mom Meeting & Opening Ceremonies (Cash Only)
– Order individually and they will be grouped together by team for pick up at the Team Mom & Coaches Meetings.
POOL PLAY / WARMUP GAMES
– Monday and Tuesday pool games / Pool Games will be 7 inning or 70 min (Drop dead / Finish Batter)
BRACKET PLAY – DOUBLE ELIMINATION
-Wednesday thru Saturday Bracket games. / Bracket Games are 7 innings or 75 min / CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES ARE 7 INNINGS (No Time) / IF GAMES ARE 7 INNINGS or 75 MIN
Saturday Championship games are usually around noon or early afternoon Saturday / Age groups with fewer teams such as 8U may finish on Friday afternoon weather permitting.
The earliest day any team can be eliminated is Thursday
ALL SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER.
Regardless of weather, the tournament will end No Later than Saturday due to team accommodations and travel.
ONLY PLAYERS IN UNIFORM AND COACHES W/WRISTBANDS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE DUGOUT AND ON THE PLAYING FIELD – NOTE: Injured (non-playing) Players need not be in full uniform; but must be in Team Jersey.
COACHES WRIST BANDS
-Coaches wrist bands are required to be on the field or in the dugout. Three coaches wristbands will be given out at the coaches meeting. They will be a different color than the spectators wristbands. These must be worn to get into the park, on the field and in the dug out! This is done for a couple reasons; With teams coming from multiple states, we can’t possibly know who has been background checked without the bands but the Head Coaches do. Also; it prevents unwanted spectators from being around/ bothering the players during the games. This is for the safety of your players.
If additional coaches wristbands are needed, you can purchase them at the Coaches meeting. If someone pre-purchased online, the Head Coach can exchange it for Coaches band. .
ROSTERS – ALL ROSTERS WILL LOCK ON SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER THE COACHES MEETING– It’s very important that your roster is updated online! If a player is not on your online roster – it will be an automatic forfeit and at Nationals, teams won’t hesitate to protest players not on rosters!! Please check to make sure your roster is complete!! If you have roster issues, please resolve them with your State Director prior to coming or Contact Jeff Strode (850) 420-7974 NLT Coaches Meeting Sunday.
NO PROTESTS WILL BE ALLOWED DURING POOL PLAY. – Protest fee during bracket play is $100 per incident / player . If you want to protest an issue – do so immediately & prior to the next pitch. There is no such thing as playing under protest. If you are protesting a player, you should do so, prior to the last out of the game.
|Division||Entry Fee||Gate Fee||Max Entries||Teams
|Venue Name||Address||Maps link|
|Niceville Softball Complex||200 Campbell Drive, Niceville, FL, 32578||Open in Maps|
|Preston Hood Athletic Complex||257 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548||Open in Maps|
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|Niceville Softball Complex||200 Campbell Drive, Niceville, FL, 32578||Jul 9-15||Find Hotels|
|Preston Hood Athletic Complex||257 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548||Jul 9-15||Find Hotels|