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.
Gate Fees: Gate fee prices WILL VARY and will be different at each facility. Please be aware that they are cash-only gate fees. These are fees mandated by the facilities and not by Triple Crown.
Awards: 1st place will receive a team award, 15 individual awards, 2nd place will receive a team award, 15 individual awards. No Silver/Bronze awards.
Age Cutoff Date: May 1, 2019
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 27th after 6pm EST
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.
Since it's inception in 2005, the Triple Crown Border Wars is known as a "can't miss" spring tournament for all teams in Virginia and North Carolina. Over 150 teams overtake Rocky Mount to battle for bragging rights of which side of the border is the best.
Rocky Mount offers some of the best facilities on the east coast for quality, competitive baseball. Don't miss out for a chance to be crowned a champion in 2020!
8u Coach Pitch - Team Vinci (VA)
9u - Dirtbags Black (NC)
10u - Rock Solid Red (NC)
11u - Canes NC Foster (NC)
12u - Canes NC Hood (NC)
13u - Canes Eastern NC (NC)
14u - Canes Gallaher (VA)