IN THE NET SPORTS COMPLEX - POLICIES

Facility Information

  • In The Net is a 30 acre indoor and outdoor multi-sports facility with 6 outdoor baseball/softball fields, 6 indoor batting cages, indoor and outdoor concession stands and restrooms. Click here for facility map.

Tournament Schedule

Hotel Information

  • If your team requires overnight accommodations while playing at In The Net, please visit the hotels page for a listing of approved hotels. Hotel rates are specific to each weekend and are located on the tournament page

Batting Cages & Warm Up

  • Teams may use one batting cage prior to every game of the tournament. Batting cages are located in the Baseball & Softball Academy located at the east side of the complex, opposite the softball fields. Metal and/or muddy spikes are prohibited(sneakers only). Teams are required to bring your own softballs to use in the cages

Bathroom Locations

  • Portable toilets are available for your convenience located near the entrance of the overflow parking lot and the backstop of ITN Field #6. Indoor restrooms are located in the main lobby, inside of the dome.

Concessions

  • Outdoor concessions are available throughout the tournament weekend, located between the foul poles of Baseball Fields #2 & #3.

Parking & Admission

  • There is no fee for parking or admission to tournaments at In The Net. Follow signs for tournament parking. Parking is permitted in designated spaces only. No parking in neighboring businesses, Paramount Sports, Snitz Creek Brewery, Company Dance.

Offsite Fields

  • Please refer to the Fields page of our website for offsite field addresses and information

IN THE NET TOURNAMENT RULES

Check In

  • Every team coming to an In The Net Softball Tournament must provide the softball director with a standard ASA/USA Roster and copy of teams insurance and a team accommodation form at team check in prior to first game. Check in tent is located between ITN Fields #5 & #6.

Governing Rules

  • Tournament play will be governed by 2019 ASA Girls Softball Rulebook (with the following exceptions)

Time Limit

  • Pool Play games will be One hour and 20 minutes, finish the inning. Home & Away will be decided by a coin flip at the plate meeting. 

  • Elimination games will be one hour and 20 minutes, finish the inning (higher seed decides if they want to be home or away)

  • Championship game in each age group will have no time limit(7 inning complete except 10U who will play 6 innings) however, the run rule will remain in play for ALL GAMES.

    • In the event of rain​

      • If no championship game has started and is cancelled due to rain, no team will be given awards or determined champion or runner up​

      • If teams are in the middle of a championship game and the game is cancelled due to rain, we revert back to the previous full inning and a champion will be decided by the game score

  • Important Note:

    • A new inning starts at the completion of the 3rd out by the home team of the previous inning.

    • Game time begins at the conclusion of pre-game meeting. The official clock is declared by the umpire.

    • Time will be stopped only for lengthy delays

Mercy Rule 

  • Mercy rules will be in effect for ALL games

      15  runs after 3 inning, 12 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings

Tie Breaker Criteria

   1. Overall Record

   2. Head to Head

   3. Runs Against

   4. Run Differential

Miscellaneous Tournament Information

  • Batting Line Up

    • Elimination Play - Straight ASA Rules

      • Bat nine players without DP / Flex​

      • Bat nine palyers and use DP / Flex

      • When not using Dp/Flex any 9 can play defence

      • When using DP/Flex any 8 and the Flex can play defense

    • Pool Play

      • Bat up to and including all rostered players without a DP/Flex​

      • Bat up to and including all rostered players with the DP Flex

      • ​FREE SUBSTITUTION CAN ONLY HAPPEN DURING POOL PLAY​

    • The batting order will always remain fixed

    • Any player can be used as a pinch runner for an injured player

    • When batting nine defensive players or using DP/Flex

      • If an injured player is not able to bat an out will be recorded for their turn at bat unless the team has a subsitute not already in the batting order that can take their place​

    • When batting more than nine defensive players and have no available substitutes

      • If an injured player is not able to bat in their place in the batting order, the batting order will be compressed to the # of batters in the batting order less the injured player with no out for the injured player​

  • All substitutions must be announced to the umpire

  • If any team/player is caught, using an illegal bat the player and coach will immediately be ejected from the game. The coach will not be able to coach the next game. It is not the umpires job to check every single bat, it is up to the opposing team to question a bat in which case then the umpire will check and make a judgement

  • Designated warm up areas: Are located beyond the collapsible outfield fencing 

  • Reporting Scores: All scores need to be reported back to the field director or softball director by a coach or team scorekeeper following game completion

  • Scheduling - The schedule for Sundays play will be posted on our website approximately 30 minutes after the last game on Saturday is completed. Disclaimer: When there is an odd number of teams in a division, the last team to make payment will be scheduled to play the 4th game. The 4th game will not count for you or against you in the event you have to play a 4th game. 

  • All teams are guaranteed

    • 4 game. 3 pool play games on Saturday with single elimination on Sunday

    • 5 game, 3 pool play games, followed by double elimination

  • 10U Specific

    • Pool play games will be 1 hour 20 minutes finish the inning(coin flip to determine home or away)

    • Elimination games will be 1 hour 20 minutes(higher seeds decided home or away)

    • Championship game will have no time limit but will be played 6 innings. The run rule will remain in play

    • There is no dropped 3rd strike

    • No infield Fly

    • Stealing bases including home is allowed

    • Teams may only have 9 players on the field, NO fourth outfielder is allowed

    • All other standard game rules will be followed

  • Pets are allowed on a leash at In The Net. Pets are NOT allowed at offsite fields

  • Fine Print

    • The Tournament Director reserves the right to adjust rules, schedules, brackets, and field location as needed to complete the tournaments. Every attempt will be made to honor the game minimum, however if a situation develops where a team forfeits or the weather does not cooperate the Tournament Director will make an attempt to reschedule games, shorten games, or cancel games in order to complete the tournament in a timely fashion​

Inclement Weather Policy

  • Rain Policy: Valid for all 4 Game Guarantee Tournaments. If no games have started and the tournament is canceled due to rain or inclement weather, each team will receive a 100% credit voucher, valid for one year. If the tournament has started, teams will be issued a credit voucher for the following 

    • 0 Games Completed - 100% credit

    • 1 Game started but not completed - 75% credit 

    • 1 Game Completed - 50% credit

    • 2 Games Completed - 25% credit

    • 3 Games Completed - No credit

Special Requests

  • If your team would like to be accommodated to have earlier or later game times, please provide this request at time of registration. Requests made within 2 weeks of the tournament may not be honored

Refunds

  • Any team withdrawing from a tournament within 30 days of tournament start when bracket is open, will receive a 50% credit voucher

  • Any team withdrawing from a tournament when a bracket is closed, will receive NO refund

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