Event Dates:  7/15/2019 7/18/2019

USA;Georgia Alpharetta and Cumming

Additional contact: Krista Crawford
Call or Text: 970-672-0522
Email: krista@triplecrownsports.com

Age CutOff: 12/31/2017

Entry Deadline: 2/15/2019

Event Format


    6 game guarantee, exact format is TBD. 

Pricing Information


    Entry Deadline is February 15, 2019

Awards


    TBA

Equipment Required


    Completed Triple Crown Sports roster.

Gametimes Available


    At least one week prior to tournament start date.

Event History


    2017 will be the sixh year of the TC/USA Nationals. We are excited to continue our partnership with the City of Austin, "The Live Music Capital of the World." The top championship games in the 18u and 16u divisions will broadcast live on ESPN3.  

    The TC/USA Nationals debuted in 2012 in grand style with 60 teams. New York City played host to the inaugural gathering of the nation's top fastpitch teams (based on the US Club Rankings), and will host the event again in 2016. In 2013, 120 teams battled for the TCS National Championship in Reno/Tahoe. In 2014, the Georgia towns of Cumming, Alpharetta and Gainesville near Atlanta hosted the TC/USA Nationals and welcomed 186 teams. In 2015, 184 teams went to Reno/Tahoe for the TC/USA Championships.
     

Refund Policy


    No Refunds after February 15, 2019
    No Transfers after May 15, 2019


    All refunds processed by February 15, 2019 will incur a 20% administrative fee.  Starting February 15, 2019, no refund will be available for withdrawal.  Alternatively, teams withdrawing before May 15th have 30 days to transfer funds to another Triple Crown event being held within one calendar year without application of the administrative fee.
    Transfer is for one event only and any unused funds will be forfeited.

    WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: 

    There is a chance this tournament could be canceled due to inclement weather.  If the event is canceled prior to the start of the event, a 20% administrative fee will be retained to cover fixed costs or a transfer as previously detailed will be offered.

    If the event starts and you play 0 games, TCS will retain 20% of your entry fee to cover administration costs; if you play one game TCS will refund 50% and 2 games or more, no refund will be provided.  

Rules


    General Triple Crown Fastpitch Tournament Rules*:
    Triple Crown is not a sanctioning body, but in several events will follow basic ASA rules with one modification. This modification relates to the playing lineup.

    Triple Crown allows the use of an EP/EH and the DP/Flex in the same lineup, if your team chooses to use this option.

    Click here for a sample of lineups you can use during a game, if applicable.
    (*Please note that each tournament and/or event may have its’ own set of rules, exceptions, and variations. Please see specific tournament details and rules below)  
     
    Triple Crown Pool Play Rules- Two-Way tie (Same Pool): 1. Win/Loss Record, 2. Head to Heat, 3. Total Run Differential, 4. Least Runs Allowed, 5. Most Runs Scored, 6. Last Actual Run Differential (LAD) 7. Coin Flip. Three-Way tie (Same Pool): 1. Total Run Differential, 2. Least Runs Allowed, 3. Most Runs Scored, 4. Last Actual Run Differential (LAD), 5. Coin Flip. IMPORTANT: 1. Maximum Run Spread per game is 7, regardless of score, 2. Forfeits will be scored 7-0.

    TC/USA Nationals Tournament Rules:
    • 1 hour 45 minute time limit for pool games. All bracket games will be a full 7 Innings
    • Run Rule - 8 runs after 5 innings
    • Free subsitution in pool games ONLY
    • Pool play games can end in a tie and does not affect your placement in the bracket. All brackets will be pre-seeded based on US Club Rankings and geography. For the 16u and 14u teams we will also use the current knowledge we have on each roster. 
    • International Tie Breaker will be: 8th Inning - last batter starts on 2nd base, 9th inning - last 2 batters on 2nd and 3rd, 10th inning - last 3 batters on 3rd, 2nd, & 1st. 
    • Every team must have a completed roster on the Triple Crown Website with digital signatures from all parents/guardians. 
    • Every team must report their lodging on the Triple Crown Website in order to be put in the bracket. 
    • Game Balls will be provided by Triple Crown Sports

Event Format


Itinerary


    Suggested Travel Dates: Sunday July 14 - Friday July 19

    Sunday July 14: Tournament Games Start
    Monday July 15: Tournament Games

    Tuesday July 16: Tournament Games

    Wednesday July 17: Tournament Games

    Thursday July 18: Last day of the tournament

    Friday July 13: 

    Tournament format: 
    6 game guarantee, format is TBD

Weather Update


Contracted College Coaches


    College Coaches only -
    Click on College Coach Login to register and be added to the Colleges Coaches Attending list.

    Current Coaches Pre-Registered To Attend

    Updated: 7/05/2017 (will be updated post event)
    Abilene Christian University TX
    Alvin Community College TX
    Baylor University TX
    Blinn College TX
    Central Christian College KS
    College of the Holy Cross MA
    College of New Rochelle NY
    Colorado State University CO
    Cornell University NY
    Glendale Community College AZ
    Gulf Coast State College FL
    Jarvis Christian College TX
    Kennesaw State University GA
    Lamar University TX
    Martin Methodist College TN
    Marymount California University CA
    Middle Tennessee State University TN
    Midland College TX
    Mississippi State University MS
    Mississippi Valley State University MS
    Mitchell College CT
    Onondaga Community College NY
    Sam Houston State University TX
    Stephen F. Austin State University TX
    Susquehanna University PA
    Tarleton State University TX
    Texas Southern University TX
    Texas State University TX
    Towson University MD
    Trinity University TX
    Tyler Junior College TX
    University of California - Berkeley CA
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette LA
    University of Maryland - Baltimore County MD
    University of Massachusetts at Lowell MA
    University of Nebraska-Omaha NE
    University of North Texas TX
    University of Oklahoma OK
    University of Texas at El Paso TX
    University of Texas at San Antonio TX
    Williston State College ND