USAES – Elite Invitational (Invite Only)
Tournament DateMay 27 - May 28 2023
StatureUSA ES Invitational
Age Groups10U - 10U
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- Ruston Sports Complex – 2001 Champions Way Ruston, LA
POOL PLAY/BRACKET LAYOUT: Teams will be seeded into Pools. Pool play will seed teams into bracket play. The bracket will be seeded as pools of teams are complete. Please note that due to uneven teams in pools C and D, there will be a team from each pool cross-matched with a team from the other pool.
ROSTERS: All players must be listed on the online roster as either a permanent roster player or an approved guest players prior to the start of the first game. In the event of a protest, any player not listed on the roster or on the guest player report will be deemed ineligible to play. The team with the protested player will receive a forfeit (7-0 loss) for the game that is in progress. The ineligible player not be allowed to play for the remainder of the event. The team can resume play in their next scheduled game without the ineligible player unless they are under the 8 player minimum.
LINEUP CARDS: Lineup cards must contain the FULL name of the player and the number.
PROTESTS: There will be a $100 protest fee. Any roster protest must be done prior to the start of the third inning. (Please make sure you check guest players prior to protesting a player. To do this, pull up the teams roster history, select the event from the dropdown on the top of the page, and check the guest players listed on the bottom of the roster)
TEAM INSURANCE: All teams are required to have insurance on their team. If you purchased through USSSA, we have the policy online. If you did not, please present a copy of your insurance to the site director when you arrive at the park.
MVP AWARDS: MVP awards will be given during pool games for each team. The MVPs will be selected by the umpires and staff. Players can bring their MVP cards to the onsite director of the park to redeem their award and get their picture made.
TOURNAMENT TRACKING: The USSSA app will allow parents, coaches, and organizations to follow the pool and bracket as scores are submitted. Any discrepancies with the scores that are entered should be reported as quickly as possible to the tournament director. This will give you a live look at how seeding is playing out during pool play and how the brackets are progressing that will keep you on track with start times.
BALL PARK ADMITTANCE: All 3 complexes have one main entrance in and out of the park. This entrance will serve as the “gate” to the tournament. Fans will pay at the gate for daily admission. Up to 3 coaches and all players will not be charged admission. Cost will be $10 per person per day. Kids 8 & Under will be free.
COOLERS, FOOD, DRINK: Concession will be available at the center of each quad. Players are allowed water jugs inside the quad areas or ONE team ice chest. Outside food and coolers are NOT allowed within the confines of the quads. However, teams are welcome to picnic in the parking lot or surrounding areas. NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS OR GUM IN THE DUGOUTS. Coaches are responsible for disseminating this information and enforcing these standards during tournament play.
We hope this lays the foundation for a transparent and phenomenal tournament. We are happy to host your families and couldn’t be more excited to press on with this event.
Pay at Plate fees:
- $45 per game
Daily Admission is as follows:
- $10 per person per day
- Kids 8 & Under are Free
- 3 Coach Passes given at gate
- All Players are free
Note: If you don't know which venue you'll be playing at and want to book in advance, click here to find hotels that are geographically centered between all venues.
|Ruston Sports Complex
|2001 Champions Way, Ruston, LA, 71270