All teams must be registered with NCTB Baseball in order to participate
Entry in tournament is not guaranteed until full payment is received :
Any team we do not have payment for with less than 10 days before the event may be removed from the list
Acceptable payment options are:
In the event of a cancellation due to field conditions or inclement weather, teams will receive a refund as follows :
Any game started is considered a game playe.
Teams will be given a choice to receive a check for the refunded amount within 14 days of the tournament, or they can apply the refunded amount to any other Velocity Baseball tournament of their choice
2017- 2018 Tournament Rules
Divisions are based upon player’s ages as of year 2018 league age (as of May 1, 2018). Players may play up in age but may not play down. New season starts August 1.
NCTB By-laws shall apply. The only exceptions are listed below.
Pitching restrictions for tournaments are as follows:
Base Coaches are not required to wear helmets, but are encouraged to if they have them.
Teams may elect to bat 9 players OR bat 10 players using the EH OR bat the entire roster. The EH is considered a defensive player and may switch in and out defensively. Starters may re-enter one time only in their original spot. Only ages 14u and up may use the DH and an EH.
Time Limit: 8u-19u/col will play with no new inning after 2hrs. TIME LIMITS MAY BE ADJUSTED TO COMPENSATE FOR TIGHT SCHEDULES OR WHERE FIELDS DO NOT HAVE LIGHTS. TIME LIMITS WILL BE COMMUNICATED BEFORE TOURNAMENT STARTS. Published Time limits in Tournament Information packet supersedes this document.
Extra innings will be played if the games are tied until time has expired. Games that are still tied after 1 extra inning, and after time has expired will continue under the IBAF Tie Break Rules.
Both managers and umpires meet where they can declare where in the order they wish to begin
The inning will start with runners at 1st base and 2nd base with no outs. Both coaches must declare
Their order before the inning is started. A maximum of 1 run will be recorded for all extra innings in pool play.
All protests will be ruled on immediately and all decisions are final. Once a pitch is thrown, team loses the right to protest. $100 Protest Fee. Cash only. EXCEPTION: Violation of pitching rules can be protested at any time.
Roster/Player Protests Procedures
If a coach is ejected from a game, coach is out for the remaining of that game. Additional game suspensions may be issued based on the severity of the infraction at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
Whenever a tag play is evident, runners must either slide, seek to avoid contact with the fielder, or give themselves up in a safe manner. Malicious contact shall supersede all obstruction penalties. Penalty: runner shall be declared out and may be subject to ejection.
In all age divisions, an intentional walk may take place by announcement.
Lineup cards shall be given to the home plate umpire at the pre-game meeting. That lineup will be the official batting order once the game begins. All substitutes must be listed on the lineup card, or present official printed roster. If a substitute is not listed, they will not be allowed to play.