BORDER WARS XII
Event Format: 3-Game Guarantee, 6 games possible! Half of all teams will play at least 4 games!
New age cutoff information for 13u & 14u teams:
*13U Division Players who turn 14 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 7th grade. Also, any player turning 15 prior to May 1 will not be eligible.
*14U Division Players who turn 15 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 8th grade. Also, any player turning 16 prior to May 1 will not be eligible.
**Additional verification will be needed for these players.
Pricing Information: A dozen baseballs will be provided to each team! Please pay on time or risk being shut out of tournament.
8u (Coach Pitch) - $350
8u (Kid Pitch) - $350
9u - $650
10u - $710
11u - $725
12u - $735
13u - $760
14u - $760
Gate Fees: $6.00 for adults (12u and up); $4.00 for youth (5-12) and seniors at most facilities. All fields will have the discretion to charge different prices if they so choose.
Awards: 1st place will receive a team award, 15 individual awards, 2nd place will receive a team award, 15 individual awards
Age Cutoff Date: May 1, 2018
Important Information: Please submit your roster online and have all parent signatures completed prior to your first game. Each team must show and carry a packet of birth certificates throughout tournament. Provide two new and one used baseball per game. You will get your baseballs back after the game.
PITCHERS ARE PROHIBITED TO USE STEEL/METAL CLEATS ON ALL FIELDS THAT HAVE PORTABLE MOUNDS. Most 13s and 14s will throw off real mounds!
Game Times Available: Monday, April 30 at 6 p.m. ET
Triple Crown Sportsmanship Awards
Our Colorado Baseball Series launched its Sportsmanship Program in 2006. And now it will be introduced in North Carolina. This program's goal is to emphasize positives around the ballfield and recognize young players who make it a priority to display positive character traits. Our thanks to GH Pin Company (www.ghpins.com) for partnering with Triple Crown to sponsor the Sportsmanship Program.
Distribution of Triple Crown Sportsmanship Award at the start of each Triple Crown - North Carolina tournament, Head Coaches will be given (2) Sportsmanship Award pins. Coaches will be asked to watch for extraordinary sportsmanlike acts by players on opposing teams (not their own teams) and to award the pins during that weekend's tournament. The pins will be a challenge to get because we should all expect a basic level of Sportsmanship from all players.
If players focus on Sportsmanship but don't get pins during a weekend, the core goals will still be achieved -- the real long-term reward is in playing the game with the right frame of mind. Rationale for Triple Crown Sportsmanship Program Triple Crown Baseball wants to focus on something positive in the face of increasing talk about negativity in youth sports. Given the fact that our National Baseball Series involves over 4000+ teams, the implementation of the award program is massive. We lack the ability to evaluate every game / every player with our own staff. We want the teams to evaluate opposing player behaviors and reward them accordingly.
By having coaches award pins to opposing players, we hope to create an ongoing awareness of, focus on, and respect for Sportsmanship. We are excited to continue the 2018 Triple Crown Sportsmanship Program during the Rocky Mount Border Wars on May 5-6.
Parents and Coaches: Please have fun with this and let players know that Sportsmanlike behaviors are as commendable ... no, make that more commendable than base hits, blazing fastballs, and diving stops.
Check-in one hour before your first game at your game site to turn in your signed Triple Crown roster and make sure your bracket/schedule has not changed.