Softball

Tournament Note

We are looking forward to a great weekend of competition and play!

*** Please read this email completely so there are no surprises or confusion on game day.***

We are pleased to announce our partnership with the newly fully renovated Hilton Stockton.

We have locked in an exclusive year round rate of $149 per room night for our softball families!!! This includes 2 queen beds, free parking, fitness center, pool/spa, onsite restaurant & bar.
This facility is centrally located to all Stockton Sports Complexes, has quick freeway access and great food/restaurant options nearby.

Simply use the following booking link if you need rooms for this weekend's event.

https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/rooms/?ctyhocn=SCKSTHF&arrivalDate=2024-03-15&departureDate=2024-03-17&groupCode=92J&room1NumAdults=1&cid=OM%2CWW%2CHILTONLINK%2CEN%2CDirectLink

The 14U division will compete in Modesto @ Rainbow Sports Complexes both days.

The 12U & 10U divisions will compete in Stockton @ Arnaiz Sports Complexes both days.

Line up Cards - Will be turned in for ALL Pool Play & Bracket Games!!!

Duplicate Numbers - Duplicate Numbers will not be allowed in Pool or Bracket Play! No Exceptions!

Registration - All teams must be registered for the 2023/2024 PGF season.

All coaches must be background checked for the 2023/2024 PGF season.

Insurance - All teams must have insurance!!!

Social Media - Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Tik Tok.

Bomb Squad - Any player that hits a home run (over the fence) will be awarded a custom 1st to 3rd Bomb Squad Tshirt & will be posted on our social media sites.

Gold Glove Club!!! As many of you know and have seen on our social media sites we have been awarding athletes that make spectacular defensive plays with Gold Glove coins for the past 7 years. We have wanted to implement the Gold Glove Club for a while now and all this rain has given us the opportunity to do so!!! Much like the Bomb Squad where players are awarded a T-shirt for hitting a home run over the fence the Gold Glove Club shirts will be awarded to athletes who make spectacular/amazing "sportscenter" worthy plays defensively. Our umpires will be watching and reporting to our site directors when such plays happen. The athlete will then be awarded a Gold Glove Club Tshirt and have their picture posted on our social media sites (Instagram & Facebook). Just another unique, innovative and pioneering way we acknowledge and reward athletes for stellar play in our events!

Prize Package:

14U Division:

1st Place - Custom Champions TShirts & Custom Baller Board
2nd Place - Custom Tournament Shirts

12U Division:

1st Place - Custom Champions TShirts & Custom Baller Board
2nd Place - Custom Tournament Shirts

10U Division:

1st Place - Custom Champions TShirts
2nd Place - Custom Tournament Shirts

Insurance - Please keep a copy of your insurance certificate on you at all times when playing in 1st to 3rd Softball Events.

2024 Schedule - Is posted and events are filling fast! Register @ www.1stto3rd.com

As always all of our facilities will have 2-4 PGF certified Umpires per game and the best field maintenance, prize packages, raffles and competition around!

TOURNAMENT & FACILITY RULES:
All 1st to 3rd Softball Facilities are NO Smoking complexes on youth days. You may only smoke in the parking lot on youth days.

Arnaiz & Rainbow Sports Complexes will have traditional snack bars operating. No outside food or drinks are allowed into these facilities. You are free to enjoy your ice chest in the parking lot.

Misty Holt Singh & Louis Sports Complexes DO NOT have traditional snack bars operating. You are free to bring your ice chests to MHS & Louis Sports Complexes. Clean up after yourself, no glass or alcohol!!!

Teams are allowed three free coaches & one team ice chest - sign in at the front gate.

Protests - The Plate and Base Umpires decisions will be final! No exceptions!

No boomboxes, pets, skates, skate boards, scooters, laser pointers or remote controlled toys of any kind!

Unsportsman-like conduct will not be tolerated! This includes everyone! Mangers, Coaches & Spectators!

Anyone using abusive language or behavior will be ejected from the park! A repeat offense could lead to a suspension from 1st to 3rd Softball Events Inc. & Premier Girls Fastpitch Inc. including forfeiture of National Championships berths.

Parking! Please refrain from parking in employee/staff parking spaces! It is HIGHLY probable you WILL BE towed!

Gate Fee:

Adults (18-64 Years Old) - $8.00
Senior, Military, Youth (6-18 Years Old) - $6.00
Children 5 & under Free
All players in Uniform are free.

Both Sports Complexes will open 75 Minutes prior to the 1st games each day!

Please communicate this to your coaches, fans, parents, players & families. Plan accordingly!

No warm ups on fields before or in between games! Warm up before your games "offline"

Please hustle - there will be only enough time for dugout exchange, coin flip and field prep between each game!

Home team which is determined by coin flip will be the official scorekeeper in all tournament games (including bracket play & Championship)!

The Team listed 1st is awarded the 3rd Base dugout unless already occupied.

Pre-game conference and coin flip between managers and umpires will take place 5 minutes prior to the start of the game.

No organized infield practice before games.

Teams may warm up beyond the baselines or in foul territory while infield is being prepared.

No live batting is allowed inside the complex at any time. Do not hit balls of any kind into fences. Batting nets are allowed.

ALWAYS check the schedule for last minute time, field, opponent or location changes! This is the Managers responsibility!

All tournament games will be played via the NFHS/PGF rule book

Pool Play games will be 80 minutes/ No New Inning this weekend.

Pool Play Line up must include a minimum of 9 batters and substitutions including courtesy runners will be unlimited in Pool Play only.

Single Elimination Bracket games will be 80 minutes, No new inning & played by the NFHS rule book.

Line Ups will be 9 batters. Teams can use a Flex/DP.

Courtesy runners for Pitcher/Catcher must come from the bench.

A coin toss will be used to determine the home team in ALL bracket games!

Time begins after the pre-game conference. Time limit could change in case of tournament interruptions.

All teams should be prepared to start their game 30 minutes early.

In case of time constraints, certain game times can be reduced when the tournament is behind schedule.Run Rule = 12 Runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings or 8 runs after 5 innings.

Team Manager/Head Coach may consult with umpires ONLY! Assistant Coaches, players and spectators are to keep out of the discussion!

Championship Games will be 7 Innings, 90 minutes or run rule (whichever happens 1st).

The following procedure will be used to determine seeding after pool play:
If teams are tied with the same record in a division, head-to-head may or may not be used to break ties.
Once a level of tie-breaker is used, we WILL NOT revert back to any steps of the tie-breaking procedure. We will continue on down the list until all ties are broken.

POOL PLAY SEEDINGS
1. Most wins
2. Head-to-head Games (In the event of a 3-way tie we defer to runs allowed)
3. Runs allowed
4. Runs scored per game
5. Runs Differential
6. Coin Flip

*****In case of weather shortened tournaments, pool play games can be deemed official after the 2 ½ innings of play (with home team winning) or 45 minutes elapsed game time.
This policy will only be used through pool play. In addition, if games are cancelled due to weather, there may be an adjustment in application of the tie breaking procedures.

PGF Game Balls will be provided.

Please hustle to keep games on schedule :)

Special Reminders:
Only Service Dogs are allowed inside the Facility and must be on a leach and/or under control by the owner at all times. ESA (Emotional Support Animal) is not a Service Dog.
Pets are not allowed on a leash, in cages, in baskets or in laps. If you know someone that usually travels with their dog, PLEASE, for the safety of their pet and their own piece of mind, tell them about this policy in advance.
Lock your vehicles.
Do not leave valuables in sight.
Although we try to observe our parking lots frequently, it is not secure.
Please report any suspicious activity to the site director, gate staff and/or office.Good luck to all teams playing this weekend!
Thanks for choosing and participating in our events!
We know you have a choice and are honored to host your needs.


Respectfully,
Chris Kappmeyer
209-395-8817
www.1stto3rd.com
www.elitecollegecamps.com
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www.premiergirlsfastpitch.com

1st to 3rd Softball Events - St Pattys Day Blast

Mar 16 - 17, 2024
Modesto, CA • Stockton, CA
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