Babe Ruth Softball Tournament Trail
2019 Florida State Championships
Thursday, June 20th thru Monday, June 24th (Rain date Tuesday June 25th)
Southside Sports Complex
Website will continued to be updated as information becomes available...
If you are planning on staying in Lake City BOOK YOUR ROOMS ASAP! The Babe Ruth Blocks are filling up fast. Our partnering hotels have agreed to make additional rooms available, however the block rates may not apply.
Partnering hotel information can be found on the "Information for Hotels" page.
Team registration is now OPEN! Following the team registration link found to the right.
Mandatory Manager's Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 19th @ 7:00pm. At least one rostered representative MUST be in attendance or team will be removed from the tournament. If you don't play your 1st game until Friday or Saturday you still MUST attend the meeting. 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).
Reminder... There is NO TEAM FEE for the State Tournament! Players, Coaches and Managers (while in uniform) are permitted entry into the park free of charge.
Spectators will be charged a daily entry fee into the park. A TOURNAMENT PASS will be available on Thursday & Friday which provides entry to ALL FIVE DAYS at a discounted rate.
Children 12 & Under - NO CHARGE
Adult - Daily Pass $10.00
Tournament Pass $25.00
Tournament Pass (Military / LEO / Fire / EMS) $20.00
*CASH ONLY* Debit / Credit / Checks not accepted
Please visit "Tournament Rules", here we have put some of the post season rules and tournament etiquette for post season tournaments.
District & State Tournament Eligibility
· Players, Coaches and Manager MUST be listed on regular season and tournament roster.
· Teams MUST play a minimum of 10 games during regular season.
· Players MUST play in 50% of their team’s regular season scheduled games.
· Players may be rostered on any tournament team provided they meet age criteria, regardless of regular season.
· Official Scorebook MUST be maintained for regular season games and be made available to District Commissioner for verification prior to District Tournament.
· Regular Season Schedule for ALL teams must be submitted to District Commissioner for verification prior to first scheduled regular season game.
· Regular Season games played prior to Team Roster being submitted and available online WILL NOT COUNT toward Team/Player eligibility.
· All Leagues are subject to the shared District boundary.
Teams that elect to follow the written rules in the 2019 rule book regarding team/player eligibility will not be allowed to play in the district tournament. They can compete in the Florida State championships and will be placed in thier own bracket. This will include any travel ball teams that are playing within any recreational softball league at the reccomendation of the district or state commissioner.
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 even if you have signed up in previous years!!!!
Team Gift Bag Exchange
Each year at the Florida State Championships, teams bring gift bags that are exchanged with another team. That tradition will continue this year. Prepare gift bags with items that might represent where your team is from, a special interest, or your own team colors... You can even make what you bring. Have fun, be creative.
You'll be exchanging your bags with girls from the same age-division, likely just after your first game. Teams can have as many as fifteen (15) players, so make sure you've prepared enough bags.
The Gift Bag Exchange Schedule will be posted before the first game...
ALL TEAMS that participate in their respective District Tournaments ARE ELIGIBLE to register and compete in the 2019 State Tournament. Registration is now open. Please be sure to fill out the registration form completely and ONLY REGISTER YOUR TEAM ONE TIME.
Registration form can be found on the right side menu "REGISTER ONLINE"
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