National Fastpitch Alliance

2022 Decker HomeTown IDT (Independence Day Tournament) hosted by NFA powered by BowNet

National Fastpitch Alliance (615-922-0600)
Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2022

 

Welcome to the Official Registration of the 2022 Decker HomeTown IDT (Independence Day Tournament) hosted by NFA. This event is a 7 game guarantee (7GG), each team will play 6 pool games which will seed you into a single elimination tournament.

 

Thursday - June 30th to Sunday - July 3rd, 2022

PLAYING RULES & TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Welcome and thank you for choosing to participate in a 2022 Decker HomeTown IDT (Independence Day Tournament) hosted by NFA and powered by BowNet. Our experienced staff is here to provide assistance.

GATE FEES:
Daily Admission: $12 per day
Weekend Pass: $40
Seniors 62 and up: $35 (must provide ID)
Military: $30 (must provide Military ID)
Children 10 and under: FREE

GAME TIME: GAME TIME: Pool Games will be 1:30 minutes time limit, finish the inning.  Bracket Games will be 1:45 minutes time limit, finish the inning.   REMINDER: Please have your teams ready to play in the event the preceding game ends early. This can help us avoid any delays in game times.

RUN RULE: We will use NFHS Rules with the following modified exceptions: 8-run rule after 5-innings; 10-run rule after 4-innings; and 12-run rule after 3-innings.

GAME RULES:
• All NFA Tournaments will follow NFHS rules: NFHS Rules; unless otherwise specified.

• Pitchers must start with both feet on the rubber (plant foot must start with heel on top of rubber not in front.)

• The pitcher will get 5 warm up pitches per inning.

• No infield meetings after a strikeout has occurred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
• Teams will flip for home team before each game.

• Line up cards are to be turned into the official scorekeeper before each game.

• The home team is responsible for keeping the official scorebook.

• Infield will NOT be available before games UNLESS TIME PERMITS.

• Please help us by returning foul balls and game balls to the umpires following each game.

GAME UPDATES / WEATHER ALERTS: NFA will provide game updates to all coaches via the website; along with posting information on Social Media and Tourney Machine. Please ensure that you login to both of these.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Twitter Page: @NFAsoftball
Website: www.my-nfa.com
WEATHER: In the event of inclement weather, we will provide notification of delays / changes / cancellations at our earliest convenience understandably our goal is to get in as many games as possible. Teams must be prepared and recognize that games may be rescheduled, relocated, shortened or changed in order to get as many games in, as necessary. Our priority is to offer travel teams the best opportunity to play showcase games at reduced fees while attracting as many college coaches as possible. In order to ensure this, Teams must understand that the entry fees do not cover all of the necessary expenses in order to host the tournament, thus the maximum refund would be approximately 30% of the entry fee after all prearranged expenses are distributed. If your team plays two or more games no refund will be issued. Ultimately, NFA will do everything possible to play the games and/or make it right as this is critical for the long-term success of our events. NFA shall communicate inclement weather issues and game updates to all coaches via the website; along with posting information on Social Media. Please ensure that you log in to both of these.

FEE & REFUND POLICY: Teams playing then 2022 Decker HomeTown IDT Tournament hosted by NFA will pay a $400 Non-Refundable Deposit. This fee is non-refundable regardless of withdrawal from or cancellation of events and is not eligible to be refunded.

TERMS OF PLAY: By accepting a bid into a National Fastpitch Alliance Event, you are agreeing that your team and accepted teams from your organization will participate only in that event from its start to finish over the specified dates. Should your team or organization choose to participate in other related showcases or tournaments during this time, you will forfeit all remaining games as well as the full showcase fee. National Fastpitch Alliance reserves the right to ban teams or organizations from participating in all future Showcases and/or Tournaments hosted by National Fastpitch Alliance and partnering organizations.

NOTE: The success of all National Fastpitch Alliance events for its participants requires months of administrative planning, securing fields, hiring umpires, staffing, and purchasing supplies along with all of the other associated production costs. These expenses are incurred regardless of extenuating circumstances. Therefore, it is necessary to have these pertinent refund policies.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Please feel free to contact us should you have issues or concerns. We wish you all the best and hope you enjoy our tournament. Please send email questions, concerns and feedback about any tournament to the NFA email address: chad.hewitt@my-nfa.com or contact your Regional Alliance Director.

DISCLAIMER: NATIONAL FASTPITCH ALLIANCE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR reserves the right to alter any details / rules as it sees fit.