Tournament

Whitehouse, TX

Joey Martin

Bat-tle of the Beginning

Apr 13-14


Bat-tle of the Beginning

ETX Unlimited is hosting a fundraising event to raise proceeds for their Spring/Summer season.

All proceeds made will go to ETX Unlimited to cover costs associated with fastpitch softball.


Team Event Registration Fee

$200

Pay Umps at the Plate $40 a game in pool and $50 a game in bracket.


Event Info

4 Game Guarantee 

2 pool games to double elimination

Pool play will seed bracket.

Divisions with 12 or more teams will be split into 2 brackets.


Gate Fee

$10 per person 13 and over

3 coaches and all players get in free.


Rules 

We play exclusively by the rules listed on the www.playncs.com website.


60 min Pool Play, 75 min Bracket

Pool play = finish the batter, 5 runs per half inning

Bracket play = finish inning, 7 runs per half inning

Run Rules = 12 after 2, 10 after 3, 8 after 4

Protests are $100. Win your protest and you will get your money back.


Awards 

All first-place teams will receive Championship Rings. 

All Finalist will receive Finalist Rings.


How do I submit a schedule request? 

Please use the tab on the event info to submit a schedule request.

We will do our best to accommodate requests.


Can we bring outside food and coolers?

Outside food and drinks are welcome! No glass or alcohol.


Can we bring our pets?

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME! Only Registered Service Animals will be permitted.


When are our rosters locked and what do I do if a parent forgets/neglects to sign the waiver prior to the cutoff?

All rosters are locked on the Friday evening prior to the event at 11:59 pm.

Players that do not have signed waivers by the cutoff will not appear on the public view team’s page and may cause a protest.

Players on the roster that are not on the public view will still be eligible.


Behavior at the events

Zero-tolerance policy towards disrespectful and adverse behavior. Any fan, parent, player, or coach will be ejected from the event for adverse behavior towards anyone at the tournament.


Where will we play?

Whitehouse Sprots Complex

Be ready to play within a 45-mile radius as we have multiple complexes that we could use if the need arises. 


Refunds/Rainout Policy:

Once schedules have been released, there will be no refunds for teams that withdraw.  

0 games played = 100% refund

1 Game played = 75% refund

2 Games played = 50% refund

If bracket has started, no refund. Awards will be given out by current standings.

There will be a $50 processing fee for any and all refunds generated.


Do I need team insurance?

Yes, if you did not buy your policy through National Championship Sports you must add NCS (entity below) as an additional insured. 

You can do this free of charge by contacting your insurance provider. You must upload your insurance to your team profile before the event.

National Championship Sports

2011 East Lamar Blvd

Suite 120

Arlington, Texas 76006


All coaches inside the dugout or on the field must be background checked through National Championship Sports.


Contact:

Shannon McIntyre 903-284-3014 

Brandon Waldrup 903-922-7895


- ELITE SPORTING EVENTS-

903-802-4967

Esportingevents@gmail.com


UPDATES TO RULES FOR 2024 SEASON

  • the pitcher's pivot foot could become airborne with one push from the pitcher's plate. However, pitchers would not be allowed to replant their pivot foot, resulting in pushing off from a second point and the pitcher being farther away from the pitcher's plate. (Located in Definitions) (9.4, 4) 
  • With an in-game pitching change, the new pitcher must pitch to 3 batters or until the end of the inning/game, whichever comes first.  Injury to the pitcher, at the discretion of the umpire, may override this rule. (6.5, 2, d) 
  • NCS will implement a $100 protest fee for fastpitch, at the discretion of the tournament director. (5.2) 
  • All protests for an "illegal player" must be presented in real time and carry a $100 protest fee! 
  • Illegal players will be ejected from the game, along with the head coach and will be issued a 7-0 forfeit.  The illegal player may not return to the event.  (Located in Definitions) (4.16 (h) (i) 
    • 6.5, 5 (Ineligible players), instead of illegal players have changed…… 
    • 6.6 Re-Entry 
  • Ineligible players will be removed from the game and play continues. (Located in Definitions) Please study the ineligible player section of the rulebook, as we changed illegal in places to reflect "ineligible" and the penalties have been changed in places to "remove", rather than "eject" players.  NCS is placing a heavier weight on illegal players with ejection from event and 7-0 forfeit for the teams.
  • Any tacky products may only be used by the offense.  No defensive player will be allowed to have a tacky substance in play.    (9.13, 1) 
  • If in the umpire’s judgement the throw takes the fielder into contact with the runner, it is not considered obstruction and the play continues.  (8.10 Defensive Obstruction) 
  • On DECK BATTER:  All on deck batters will occupy the circle behind the batter, regardless of dugout for safety. (Definitions) 

Rosters MUST be online no exceptions, players may appear on coaches’ side and not public view, all players will have a timestamp from when they were added to the roster.

Failure to have players listed online could cause your team to be protested, at which point all players not listed will become ineligible.