Big League Dreams
Arroyo Grande Sports Complex (AG) Military
298 N Arroyo Grande Blvd, Henderson, NV 89014
Russell Road Recreation Complex (RR)
5901 E Russell Rd, Henderson, NV 89015
RULES & GUIDELINES
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND – You can only play on (1) Team of the same gender and no player can play in an opposite gender division (i.e. If you’re playing Men’s D, you can’t play Men’s E or Open, etc. AND a man can’t play in a women’s division and a woman can’t play in a men’s division)
FYI – Divisional game times will conflict with other divisions
REMINDER: A Minimum $200 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT is required by April 22nd if we still have room – Pay early to insure a spot as this is a 1st to pay = 1st to play event
(please don’t pay unless you’re 100% sure you’re coming to the event… we don’t want any flaky teams)
- All teams must register annually here at this link (Click Me). Once you are registered as a manager, you can create your team/teams.
- All teams must add their roster online @ www.allworldsoftball.com
RULES & GUIDELINES
All players must have legal photo ID with themselves at all times.
All teams must pay any balance owed after Deposit for hotel fee, entry fee, and/or AWS registration fee online by April 22nd or Cash at Fields Saturday before you play
NO SMOKING in the dugout areas or on the field.
NO ALCOHOL allowed inside any of the park complexes.
NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS
NO loud or vulgar music. If an on-site director asks you to turn music down or off, please comply.
DON’T SELL OR STEAL ANYTHING AT THIS EVENT. RESULTS WILL BE TERMINATION OF YOUR ENTIRE TEAM.
(Must Bring Legal Team)
Team Matrix: Men’s – Women’s – Coed
We will use the current years USSSA roster to determine what a player is ranked with us. Example – If you have players on a C roster they will be C for our events etc. If they are not on a USSSA roster this year we will revert to the previous year/ years. If playing in Men’s Division we will use highest Men’s roster to determine player ranking for this event, If Playing COED/Mixed we will Use highest COED/Mixed roster, If Playing in Women’s Division we will use highest Women’s roster to determine ranking.
* COED * Extra Rule = *If Male or Female are not showing on COED roster with USSSA – We will go off their Men’s or Women’s Roster etc.
If we find out you are ASA,NSA etc. team and sandbag in lower division- We may also remove you from our event at anytime – Play in the proper division please! AWS Player/Team Rankings Trump The above Guidelines
HOW TO CHECK PLAYER RANKINGS
Go to USSSA.com on your computer
Go to “Slowpitch”
Go to “Teams & Participants”
Go to “Check Team Roster History or Athletes”
Mens D = 3 “C” players max (No “B” or higher ranked USSSA rostered players from a men’s team allowed)
Mens E = 3 “D” players max (No “C” or higher ranked USSSA rostered players from a men’s team allowed)
Womens D = 3 “C” players max (no “B” or higher ranked USSSA rostered players from a women’s team allowed)
COED D = 3 “C” players max (NOT per Gender but for the whole team -No “B” or higher ranked USSSA rostered players from a men’s, women’s, or COED team allowed
COED E = 3 “D” men’s players max / can have unlimited Women’s “D” players – No “C” or higher ranked USSSA rostered players from a men’s, women’s, or COED teams allowed
OPEN = No Roster Ranking Restrictions
MILITARY = See Below
ROSTER PROTESTS WILL BE $100 CASH AND MUST BE REQUESTED BEFORE THE END OF THE GAME
These are the 3 types of protests that we allow in our LAS VEGAS WORLDS:
- Checking (1) player that you know is ranked higher than the allowable player matrix
- Checking (4) chip players that you know are above the allowable limit of chip players
- Full roster check to see if all players are listed on the roster that was turned in before the first game
* Reminder AWS Reclass / Player-Team Ranking list trumps USSSA Roster Rule
BASIC TOURNAMENT PLAYING RULES
Home team and umpire are responsible for keeping score
Teams can bat up to 12 players
COED teams can play more women than men – up to 10. Women will hit the small ball. Our COED is 5-5
*** THERE IS NO TEAM JUMPING ***
Men can play on (1) Men’s team (Open, D, or E), (1) COED team (Open, D, or E), and may also play on a 40’s+ or Military team
Women can only play on (1) Women’s team and (1) COED team (Open, D, or E)
Illegal players will be ejected from the tournament, game will be forfeited, and the team in question may also be kicked out of entire tournament!
Game Lengths and Times
55 minutes E & D Divisions (Championship game is 65 minutes)
65 minute Military & Open Divisions (Championship game is 70minutes)
All listed game times are approximate start times – be prepared to start up to 15 minutes early. If other team and umpires are ready, there could be a loss of game if your team isn’t ready to go.
Run / Mercy Rule
15 runs after 4 innings / 10 runs after 5 innings… FLIP-FLOP RULE IS IN EFFECT!
There will be a coin flip to determine home team throughout the tournament
Only in championship game will undefeated team get choice of home or visitor
Not mandatory but suggested
We will supply (4) balls total upon check-in to each team (Dudley Thunder balls for Men’s,Women’s & Coed Teams) Dudley Advance Balls for 40 & Overs
(Make Sure to write team name on them)
Bring your own balls or if needed as long as they are same ball we use same brand core (44/375) etc. Or you can purchase extras from us for $5 each or 5 for $20
Teams must throw in a ball when your team is up to bat. If you stall getting balls in, your batter may be called out (per the umpire’s discretion.)
Bats must have new USSSA thumbprint stamp (No senior, baseball, or fastpitch bats allowed).
Strike zone will be used
Pitching height will be 4-10 ft from the ground
Pumping is OK
Pitchers must wear a protective face mask
Pitchers have 5 seconds to release after presenting
Pitchers may pitch from up to 6 feet behind the rubber but must come set before release
There will be a 1-1 count with no extra fouls
Men’s divisions – take one base.
Women’s divisions – take one base.
COED divisions – Men take two bases; Women take one base.
***When walking a male, women have option to walk or stay and hit every time (no stealing).
MENS and WOMENS TEAMS – There is (1) courtesy runner per inning and it can be anyone on the team roster.
COED TEAMS – women must run for women and men for men and it’s (1) total courtesy runner per inning… NOT PER GENDER.
All Teams must have at least 8 team rostered players to start or be forced to forfeit the game.
To add a player to the lineup, they must arrive before their turn in the lineup and be on the team roster. If you have to play shorthanded, no automatic out will be given.
Homeruns per team per game
- COED divisions – Totals below are per game not per gender
- We do not use DHH Rule
- Any additional HR’s hit after the limit is reached are ONLY OUTS
Men’s & COED “E” – 2 HR’s
Men’s, Women’s, & COED “D” – 4 HR’s
Men’s Military = A 10 HR’s – B 8 HR’s
All players, other than the on-deck hitter, must stay in the dugout or out of the play area. There is only (1) on-deck hitter allowed out of the dugout at a time.
*** POOR SPORTSMANSHIP WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! ***
- NO F BOMBS
- NO THROWING THE BAT
- NO TAUNTING
If disputes or problems arise, ONLY MANAGERS can talk to the umpires or the director.
If a manager is unsure of a ruling from an umpire, please find the on-site TD immediately!
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE GAME ENDS!
Park does not allow dogs but some parks may allow dogs on a leash. If unsure, please get confirmation from the park’s website before bringing your pet out.
No scooters, bikes, or skateboards at any parks
No glass containers
No sunflower seeds or outside food and bev
*** ALL TEAMS AGREE TO ADHERE TO THESE PARK RULES WHILE PLAYING IN OUR TOURNAMENT ***
No teams are guaranteed a spot into this year’s Las Vegas Worlds until we receive a $200 non-refundable deposit or full entry fee.
We do sell out! 1st to pay = 1st to play!
- If you pull out after we start working brackets or after we are sold out, you will not receive any refund amount and if you only paid a deposit, you will still owe the remaining balance (unless we find a replacement team).
- If you pay and pull out earlier than April 22nd, you will get refund minus our non-refundable deposit.
Once a game starts it is considered to be a game played.
Refund Policy (based on games played):
0 games played – 75% refund
1 Game Played – 50% refund
2 Games Played – 25% refund
3 Games Played – 0% Refund
- The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify game times, playing locations, or tournament structure due to: field conditions, time constraints, safety issues, team count, or inclement weather
MILITARY VARSITY “A” TEAMS (10 HR’s)
OPEN MILITARY ROSTERS
1 Government Contractor
Dependents or Female service member
Active Duty Soldiers
Reservists of all branches
DD214 holders with honorable or with honorable condition discharge can play.
*** NO DISHONORABLY DISCHARGED PLAYERS CAN PLAY ***
All players ranked at the Conference level or ranked at the A or B level must play in the A Division… NO EXCEPTIONS!
No teams will be allowed to play if they are only made up of government contractors. It takes away from military athletes.
MILITARY VARSITY “B” TEAMS (8 HR’s)
Must be from a Base team or a Battalion Level or Company Level team as long as all players are from that base, battalion, or company. No outside players from other bases. It has to be Base, Battalion, or Company level pure Varsity B players ranked C or lower.
1 Civilian non military player
1 Government Contractor
Defendants or Female service member
DD 214 holders with honorable or under honorable conditions can play
Retires as long as they are within a Base, Battalion, or Company level team meaning they have to live within the boundaries of that base. There are no out of state players allowed.
National Guardsmen Or Reservists
National Guard and Reservist can play with a B team as long as they are from that state or within the boundaries of a Base, Battalion, or Company… no exemptions
(It does not matter how far your team has come if you do not go by these rules your team will not be allowed to play)
If you have any questions please contact:
Retired SFC George Martinez 623-337-2330
(Please bring your Military ID to the parks every day. We will be checking so come legal)
UPON ENTERING OUR TOURNAMENT
YOU, AS THE MANAGER, AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND OUR ABOVE RULES, POLICIES, DETAILS, AND GUIDELINES AND THAT YOU AGREE TO MAKE SURE TO FORWARD ALL THIS SAME INFORMATION TO YOUR TEAM SO THEY ARE AWARE AS WELL
UPON ENTERING OUR TOURNAMENT:
YOU AS THE MANAGER AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND OUR RULES,POLICIES,DETAILS AND GUIDELINES AND AGREE TO MAKE SURE TO FORWARD INFORMATION TO YOUR TEAM.