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COVID-19 Guidelines

  

  • Every coach will be responsible for their players, parents, and spectators pertaining to COVID-19 regulations 
  • Every player, coach, and spectator must fill out COVID-19 health screening prior to attending each days games using the following link. https://form.jotform.com/202935975780165
  • Coaches are recommended to have hand sanitizer in the dugout for their teams
  • Spectators are not permitted behind home plate, near the dugout areas, or down the baselines. Spectators must watch the game from beyond 1st and 3rd base or from the outfield.
  • Maximum of 5 players are permitted in the dugouts simultaneously. The remaining players must practice social distancing outside of the dugout in the bleachers or behind home plate.
  • Masks/face coverings are to be worn by spectators at all times as per Town of Islip regulations
  • Mound Visits are allowed provided Managers adhere to 6ft social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering
  • The Home Plate Umpire will be positioned behind the Pitcher until restrictions have eased
  • Each team will provided be two baseballs or one softball before each game and will use their provided balls  each time they take the field for defense and collect them when the inning ends.
  • No post-game handshake
  • No post-game congregating or meeting with players on the field or in the dugouts. Teams must leave the field immediately following completion of the game.
  • No team can begin to enter the dugout or the field until the previous players and coaches have cleared out. Games will be staggered the best they can to assist with this.
  • Compliance is expected at local fields for all policy and procedures in accordance with COVID-19
  • DUE TO COVID 19 WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE CONCESSIONS THIS YEAR. PLEASE PREPARE ACCORDINGLY.
  • NO TAILGATING PERMITTED
  • THERE ARE NO TENTS ALLOWED AT ANY FIELD

Rules & Tie-breakers

October 20, 2020

Text scores to your age coordinator

JV Divison - Ken Kneisel - 347-234-8385

12 - Greg Echevarria - 631-383-4433

11- Mike Tehan - 516-659-2401

10-(50/70)-Joe D’Addario-631-766-6979

 10-(46/65)- Jarrett Crowell - 631-236-3387

  9 - Matt Classie - 631-255-2832

For this tournament H.S. Federation Rules apply with the following below exceptions, if any:

Infield fly rule applies at all ages.  At all ages, ballplayers must slide, or avoid contact. At ages 9-11, there is no head first sliding allowed, only back to bases.  At ages 13-15 head first sliding is allowed.  At all ages, a courtesy runner MAY be employed for the catcher (not pitchers) at any time, the substitute runner is the last batted out.

There are no pitching restrictions for the tournament.  Please use good sound judgment in caring for your players health, including their throwing arms!

9U age division-the bases are set at  60/46 ft bases/mound.  No stealing home plate  

There are two 10U divisions. One 10U will be 65/46 and the other 10U division will be 70/50. There is leading and stealing in both divisions and you are allowed to steal home plate.  

At ages 9-12, no slashing is allowed (fake bunt/swinging).

At age 11 the playing distance is 75/51 ft bases/mound.  

At ages 12/JV, the bases are set at 90 ft and the mound is at 60 ft, 6 inches.  You can run on dropped 3rd strikes.  

At age 12, there is a 1 balk warning, per pitcher.  JV division there is NO balk warning.  

Age 12 and JV division games are 7 innings. Ages 9-11 play 6 innings

This is a wood bat tournament.  All wood bats are allowed with the exception of bamboo and composite wood bats.

In Pool Play, home team is decided by coin toss at the pre-game umpires meeting.

In finals and consolation games, the higher seed is the home team.

Universal Batting orders are managers choice - unlimited EHs.

JV division the use of "a," meaning one, DH is also allowed, in addition to any EHs.  The DH is wed to the player that he is hitting for, so if the DH enters the game the player for whom he was originally fielding/pitching for must come out of the game & can only be reentered for the DH who is then out of the game for good upon substitution.

Baseball is One hour, 50 minute hr time limit - No inning may start one hour & fifty minutes after the official start time of the game. Ties are allowed in pool play games, no extra innings.  Playoffs games will be played until there is a winner.

Softball has a time limit of One Hour Thirty Minutes

The run rules for all ages are 12 after 3, 10 after 4 (home team still bats) & 8 after 5 innings.

Teams must email/text scores w/n 1 hr after ea. game is complete.  Scores will be updated on our website. 

Tie- Breakers are: (1) Head to Head, (2) Wins (3) Runs Against, (3) Runs Differential, (4) Coin Flip  A win is worth 4 pts, a tie is worth 2 pts.

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There are no metal spikes on the Islip Turf Field.  Turf shoes or sneakers ONLY.

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Rosters - Rosters should be submitted at least 7 days prior to the beginning of the event by email, mail or fax. Rosters must be submitted prior to tournaments start. No player may be added to the roster once the tournament has begun unless it is approved by the Tournament Coordinator.

Birth Certificates- Birth certificates must be supplied if requested and should be on-hand during the tournament. Any issues regarding a player’s age MUST BE addressed by a team manager prior to or during a tournament game. Questioning a player’s age following the completion of a game is NOT an acceptable form of protest. NOTE: Any team violating this rule will automatically receive a forfeit for such game and any other game (said player) had played in previously. The violating team will also be subject to any other disciplinary actions taken by the tournament director.  Exceptions, are permitted if approved and at the discretion of the Tournament board, particularly in the above age brackets 13-15 & will only be exercised in an effort to create competitive full brackets, as necessary.

Team Insurance- Each team is required to carry its own insurance, naming, the following as additional insureds on certificates of insurance to be provided to the tournament director: (1) Town of Islip, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY11730; (2) East Islip School District, 1 Gariepy Lane, Islip Terrace, NY 11752; (3) Islip Travel Baseball, P.O. Box 132, East Islip, NY 11730  Certificates of insurance, indicating Proof of insurance should be submitted 5 days prior to the start of the tournament, but must be submitted prior to the first game.

Weather Related Tournament Refund Policy


No Games Played: 75% Refund

One Game Played: 50% Refund

Two or More Games Played: No Refund

 

 


NO PARKING ON MAIN STREET.  YOU WILL BE TICKETED. PLEASE PARK IN LOT OFF OF IRISH LANE.

 

COIN TOSS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE GAME WILL DETERMINE HOME & AWAY TEAM.  

 

TIME LIMITS: All pool play games will have a time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes and finish inning. Championship game time is 2 Hours or 7 inning (14U) or 6 innings (10u) what ever comes first. 

 

PITCHING: The 12/14U division will pitch from 40 feet.  The 10U will pitch from 35 feet.

 

DEFENSE: Only 3 outfielders are allowed on defense.

 

OFFENSE: You are allowed to bat a universal line-up (your 9 position players + Extra Hitters).  Any EH may go into the game defensively but must be on the lineup card as an EH before the start of the game.  You may also bat a designated hitter for one of your 9 position players which also must be on the lineup card before the start of the game.

 

SUBSTITUTIONS: All starters and substitutes may re-enter the game one time.  Any player re-entering the game may only re-enter in the same spot in the line-up they occupied originally, they may play any position defensively.  A player is no longer eligible in the game when she has been substituted for a second time.

 

OFFICIAL BALL: All divisions with the exception of 10U will use a 12” official USSSA game ball.  10U will be using an 11” official USSSA game ball.

 

CLEATS: Players may wear soft or hard RUBBER cleats only.  Metal cleats are prohibited.

 

COURTESY RUNNERS:  are allowed for the pitcher and catcher in the lineup and must be the last batted out.

 

STEALING: Runners may leave on release for 12U/14U  (Leaving base as ball passes plate on 10U).  Steals are unlimited at all levels. 

 

RUN RULE:

*10 after 4 innings, the losing team MUST have last at-bats

*8 after 5 innings, the losing team MUST have last at-bats

If the home team goes ahead by 12 in the bottom of the 4th or ahead by 10 in the bottom of the 5th, the game is over.  The losing team must bat a minimum of 4 times.

 

SPEED UP RULES • Pitchers will receive 5 warm ups the first inning, 3 every inning thereafter. A new pitcher will receive 5 warm ups. • Infield/Outfield balls ARE permitted in between innings 

 

(ITB) International Tie Breaker: The last batter from the previous inning goes to 2nd base. The hitting team will start with one out. Play continues this way until one team is ahead at the end of a full inning.

 

 

 

**10U ADDENDUM **

No dropped third strike

8 run cap per inning

No infield fly

Steal when ball crosses home plate

 


PROTOCOLS & SAFTEY PROCEDURES

 

PLEASE PRACTICE THE COMMON 5!

1. Handwashing. 

We recommend you wash your hands often. And when soap and water is not available we have hand sanitizer placed throughout the fields for frequent use. 

2. Social distancing. Please maintain at least 6 feet between you and others. Following all posted signage throughout the facility. 

3. Face coverings. We recommend all guest to wear mask or face coverings while outside the field of play. 

4. Cleaning and disinfecting. Please be patient as our team performs more frequent cleaning. Help do your part by keeping your area clean and disposing of trash. 

5. Health monitoring. Daily self evaluated wellness screenings need to be completed by all guest prior to entering the facility. Guest experiencing Covid-19 symptoms should not enter the facility. All coaches, players, and spectators must fill out the attached health screening link prior to attending the tournament EVERYDAY. 

 https://form.jotform.com/202935975780165

 

 

DURING GAMES

• Home plate meetings will be limited to the umpire and one coach from each team. All must practice social distancing. 
• Do not enter field area until previous team has fully vacated. 
• Dugout will be expanded and we ask for your cooperation in practicing social distancing as follows: five players in a dugout/one player and coach on deck areas/one coach in field opening/remaining players and coaches in bleachers. 
• No spitting sunflower seeds peanuts in the shell or gum. 
• The umpire will be positioned 6 feet behind the catcher. 
• In lieu of handshaking lines each team will lineup on their respective foul line tip their caps to the opposing team and then face their fans. 

 

SPECTATORS:

• No spectators between first and third base. All spectators must view games from outfield or sidelines. 
• All spectators must wear a mask at all times once they leave their car as per Town Of Islip regulations. Spectators are NOT permitted to sit in the bleachers. Please bring your own seating
• Daily self evaluated wellness screening should be completed prior to entering facility. Guest experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not enter the facility. 
 • No more than two spectators per player on the team should attend games. (12 players = 24 spectators)


   This tournament is played in honor of Taylor Ryan and The Taylor's Hope Foundation.  Taylor is am young woman whose love for life inspires us.  Taylor's
 wish is for more people to know about Histiocytosis and for people to help spread awareness. She says "just because Histio is rare doesn't mean kids that have it don't matter...To follow and join the efforts of Team Taylor, go to http://www.facebook.com/TaylorsHistioWish

 

 


We hope to see you all back in 2020!  Be Sure to Black out this Weekend in order to play in a great tournament in support of an even greater cause!

ISLIP TRAVEL BASEBALL'S

7th ANNUAL WOOD BAT CLASSIC 

 

To Benefit the Taylor Ryan Foundation

8U - 16U teams (4 Game Minimum)

Includes- Umpires/Balls & Dri-Fit Tournament Shirts 

Where: Town of Islip Ball Fields
Cost: $675 per team/$625 ages 8u -10u & Softball
 
When: October 23rd – 25th 2020 

 

Click Here for Tournament Flyer

Click Here for Team Registration Form

Checks made payable to Islip Travel Baseball with Registration forms may be mailed to Islip Travel Baseball, P.O. Box 132, East Islip, NY 11730 or you may pay by pay pal below and scan & e-mail your team registration form with proof of insurance to isliptravelbaseball@gmail.com

 
or Click HERE to pay via paypal
 
Please help us to spread the word and share with all of the teams in your organization and outside that you would like to see competing at our tournament.  Funds raised are donated to the Taylor Ryan Foundation in support of Taylor Ryan who continues to inspire our community in her fight against histiocytosis and in support of pediatric cancer patients and their families. 

Click here to follow Taylor's Hope on Facebook.
 
 

2020 Tournament Info

October 21, 2020

October 2020 Update

 

DUE TO COVID 19 WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE CONCESSIONS THIS YEAR. PLEASE PREPARE ACCORDINGLY.

NO TAILGATING PERMITTED

 

THERE ARE NO TENTS ALLOWED AT ANY FIELD

 

 

THERE ARE NO METAL CLEATS ON THE ISLIP TURF FIELD. Turf shoes or sneakers ONLY!

  **Parent & Coaches reminders**

We will have concession stands at most field locations. Your team's shirts will be delivered to one of your locations during the weekend.

With 100% of all sales going to Taylor's Hope Foundation, we ask that you buy your gatorade,water, sodas, hot dogs and snacks from us.  Prices are low and spirits are high!  Your generosity and sportsmanship is what makes this L.I.'s best wood bat baseball fundraiser of the year. We look forward to seeing you and thanking you in person for participating in our annual tournament.

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Seeding will occur after the morning games are completed on Sunday. 

For questions regarding your age bracket, including seeding, contact the following: 

JV Divison - Ken Kneisel - 347-234-8385

12 - Greg Echevarria - 631-383-4433

11- Mike Tehan - 516-659-2401

10-(50/70)-Joe D’Addario-631-766-6979

 10-(46/65)- Jarrett Crowell - 631-236-3387

  9 - Matt Classie - 631-255-2832

 

 

For Softball call Tonya Wyss 516-510-6404 or Ken Kneisel 347-234-8385

For general questions/issues regarding the tournament, feel free to contact:

Joe D'Addario - 631-766-6979

Upcoming Games
Saturday, October 24, 2020
TR 2020 JV
Diamond Baseball 14 @ Islip Owls Kneisel
8:00am
Diamond Baseball 13 @ Islip Owls Kneisel
10:00am
Knights Nation @ Diamond Baseball 14
12:00pm
Islip Owls D’Addario @ Diamond Baseball 13
2:00pm
Knights Nation @ Islip Owls Lorefice
2:00pm
Islip Owls Ostroski @ Islip Owls Lorefice
4:00pm
9U TR2020
Middle Country Mustangs @ Diamond Baseball
9:00am
Diamond Baseball @ Williston Park Patriots
11:00am
West Islip Lions @ Islip Owls Classie
1:00pm
Islip Owls Classie @ Williston Park Patriots
3:00pm
10U TR 2020 46/65
Islip Owls Fife @ Diamond Baseball
10:00am
Brooklyn Bulldogs - Green @ Islip Owls Fife
12:00pm
Diamond Baseball @ Islip Owls Crowell
2:00pm
Islip Owls Crowell @ Brooklyn Bulldogs - Green
4:00pm
10U TR 2020 50/70
Junior Ducks @ Connetquot Chiefs
9:30am
Connetquot Chiefs @ Islip Owls Peek
11:30am
Brooklyn Bulldogs Gray @ Junior Ducks
1:30pm
Islip Owls Peek @ Brooklyn Bulldogs Gray
3:30pm
11U TR 2020 51/75
Junior Ducks @ Islip Owls Tehan
11:00am
Islip Owls Tehan @ Diamond Baseball
1:00pm
Brooklyn Bulldogs Orange @ LI Vipers
3:00pm
Diamond Baseball @ Brooklyn Bulldogs Orange
5:00pm
12U TR 2020 60/90
Diamond Baseball @ Islip Owls Haughney
8:00am
Brooklyn Bulldogs @ Diamond Baseball
10:00am
Islip Owls Echeverra @ Brooklyn Bulldogs
12:00pm
Islip Owls Haughney @ Islip Owls Echeverra
3:00pm
10U TR 2020 Softball
Kings Park @ D-Backs 10U
8:00am
Lady Cobras @ East Meadow
9:45am
D-Backs 10U @ Lady Owls Wyss
9:45am
Lady Rangers @ Kings Park
11:30am
Lady Rangers @ Lady Cobras
1:15pm
Lady Owls Wyss @ East Meadow
1:15pm
14U TR 2020 Softball
Jaguars @ Lady Owls Crowell
10:00am
Lady Owls Crowell @ D-Backs 14U
11:45am
Lady Owls Kneisel @ Jaguars
1:30pm
D-Backs 14U @ Lady Owls Kneisel
3:15pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020
TR 2020 JV
Diamond Baseball 14 @ Islip Owls Ostroski
8:00am
Islip Owls Lorefice @ Diamond Baseball 13
8:00am
Islip Owls Ostroski @ Knights Nation
12:00pm
Islip Owls Kneisel @ Islip Owls D’Addario
12:00pm
9U TR2020
Williston Park Patriots @ West Islip Lions
9:00am
Islip Owls Taormina @ Diamond Baseball
9:00am
9 S6 @ 9 S5
11:00am
9 S4 @ 9 S3
11:00am
9 S2 @ 9 S1
1:00pm
10U TR 2020 46/65
Brooklyn Bulldogs - Green @ Diamond Baseball
1:00pm
S4 10U/65 @ S3 10U/65
3:00pm
S2 10U/65 @ S1 10U/65
3:00pm
10U TR 2020 50/70
Islip Owls Peek @ Junior Ducks
9:00am
Brooklyn Bulldogs Gray @ Connetquot Chiefs
11:00am
11U TR 2020 51/75
Islip Owls Tehan @ Brooklyn Bulldogs Orange
9:00am
Diamond Baseball @ LI Vipers
11:00am
Brooklyn Bulldogs Orange @ Junior Ducks
1:00pm
LI Vipers @ Junior Ducks
3:00pm
12U TR 2020 60/90
Diamond Baseball @ Islip Owls Echeverra
10:00am
Islip Owls Haughney @ Brooklyn Bulldogs
10:00am
10U TR 2020 Softball
Lady Rangers @ East Meadow
11:30am
D-Backs 10U @ Lady Cobras
1:00pm
Lady Owls Wyss @ Kings Park
1:00pm
14U TR 2020 Softball
Jaguars @ D-Backs 14U
8:00am
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