Babe Ruth Softball Tournament Trail
2017 Florida State Championships
Thursday, June 29th thru Monday, July 3rd
Southside Sports Complex
Website will continued to be updated as information becomes available...
UPDATE 6-30-17 Ceremony Cancelled **
Opening Ceremony will be held Friday, June 30th at 7:00pm in the Columbia County Rodeo Arena. The arena is located just down the road from the Southside Complex and has a covered grandstand. Opening Ceremony will feature a "Parade of Teams" and teams are encouraged to display their team banner during this time. All teams are expected to participate! More detailed information will be provided to the team managers at the Wednesday night meeting.
Please check brackets for new updates. Gift exchange schedule has changed slightly, please be sure to review that tab as well.
Gift Bag Exchange
Gift Bag Schedule now posted - please go to the menu tab labeled Gift Bag Exchange
Tournament Schedule and Brackets have been released. Link can be found in the main menu "Tournament Schedule & Brackets" or click the link below.
Limited spots available for action shot photography by GlossyFinish. Don't miss out on this opportunity, register your athlete today! Random pictures are not taken by the GlossyFinish staff, this allows them to focus only on the registered athletes. Use the main menu to get more info and click the link below.
Please visit new tab "Tournament Rules", here we have put some of the post season rules and tournament etiquette for post season tournaments.
It's official, Florida Babe Ruth Softball has smashed our previous record for a Babe Ruth tournament (Baseball or Softball), 97 TEAMS will be competing in this year's event.
The tournament officials are working on the Brackets & Schedule and will release them as soon as possible. Our goal is to release the Brackets & Schedule sometime over the weekend, if not sooner. With 97 teams, in 6 age groups, it is taking a little time to get it completed.
Mandatory Manager's Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 28th @ 7:00pm. At least one rostered representative MUST be in attendance or team will be removed from the tournament. Schedule, tournament format, park rules will be discussed. In addition, the Tournament Director and State UIC will be available in an open forum setting to answer any tournament or rules questions.
The meeting will be held in the Entertainment Building located at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Directions can be found by clicking "Area Maps" in the main menu. Team Credential Books will be submitted upon arrival (please make sure they are COMPLETE).
SIGN-UP FOR TEXT AND EMAIL ALERTS!!!
This year, we will be using text messaging to alert you to weather conditions and changes in scheduling. The alerts will also direct you to check the Web site for the latest news.
There are times when weather forces the suspension of games when you must seek shelter, often to your cars. Some of those times, you will be asked to not leave the park, just in case play can resume. If you have signed up for TEXT AND EMAIL ALERTS, you will receive via text, the message to either return to your field or that you can leave the park. However, in order for you to receive the TEXT ALERTS, you must sign up.
Registration for this year's tournament has ended.
Registration for this year's tournament will close on June 19th @ 11:59pm. Teams are encouraged to register as soon as possible (click the link in the left side menu "REGISTRATION"). Teams are NOT charged to enter the State Championship, however there will be a GATE FEE for SPECTATORS. Managers, Coaches and Players enter at NO CHARGE.
Teams are encouraged to bring a TEAM BANNER that can be displayed on the back of the dugout and carried during the parade of teams during opening ceremonies.
DOUBLE CHECK YOUR TEAM CREDENTIAL BOOK! All required documentation MUST be included, don't wait for the Manager's Meeting to find out you are missing documents which may put your teams eligibility in jeopardy.
Additional sponsoring hotels added
Southeast Regional Softball Tournament info / registration link added to main menu (ALL Teams participating in State Championship are qualified to participate in SE Regional!)
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