Event Format: 3-Game Guarantee, 6 games possible! Half of all teams will play at least 4 games!
Gate Fees: Team Gate fee of $175
Awards: 1st place will receive a team award, 15 individual awards, 2nd place will receive a team award, 15 individual awards. No Silver/Bronze bracket awards.
Age Cutoff Date: May 1
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.
Lodging Policy: Teams are required to stay with one of Triple Crowns lodging partners for a minimum of 10 room nights. If you are within 75 miles from Rocky Mount you are considered local and there is no requirements. If you are outside of 75 miles and choose to stay in alternative lodging, there will be a $250 surcharge.
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 26th after 6pm EST
Rocky Mount offers some of the best facilities on the East Coast for quality, competitive baseball and features one of the largest complexes in North Carolina. Don't miss out for a chance to be crowned a champion in 2021!
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 its 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. Don't let it fool you though, teams from New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania and South Carolina will also show up to one of the largest and most competitive tournaments in the Eastern Time Zone.
2019 Champions (142 teams):
8u -- Team Vinci (Ashland, VA)
9u -- Dirtbags Black (Princeton, NC)
10u -- Rock Solid Red (Wilmington, VA)
11u -- Canes NC Foster (Raleigh, NC)
12u -- Canes NC Hood (Apex, NC)
13u -- Canes Eastern NC (Youngsville, NC)
14u -- Canes Gallaher (Fredericksburg, VA)
2017 Champions (145 teams):
8u -- MVP Athletics (Zebulon, NC)
9u -- Dirtbags East (Greenville, NC)
10u -- Huguenot Red Legs (Midlothian, VA)
11u -- Canes Eastern NC (Youngsville, NC)
12u -- Canes NC Gallaher (Apex, NC)
13u -- 757 Canes Eason (Chesapeake, VA)
14u -- Dirtbags Black 2021 (Oxford, NC)