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PARENT & COACH INFORMATION
STARS OVER ALABAMA SUMMER

SOFTBALL SHOWCASE

Payment due May 31st 2024

  • 14U $855

  • 16U & 18U $980

Payment is due on May 31st 2024. On June 1st, a $50 late fee will be applied.

 

All teams who have not paid in full WILL be subject to being dropped from the event to accommodate our waiting list of teams. Payment can be made with Venmo or through the USSSA website.

Gate Fees

In lieu of ticket sales to each patron at the event, each team is responsible for a one-time gate fee payment which will include unlimited fan entry to the showcase. The team coach or representative is responsible for payment.

Payment of $425 can be made via Venmo @dceliteproductions by April 14th, 2024.

 

After April 14th, 2024, $425 may be paid in cash upon check-in to the event at the coach's check-in area prior to the team's first game. If you are making a Venmo payment, the payment amount is $475.

***Teams must have fulfilled payment in order to be eligible to play in the showcase.***

Showcase Cancellation & Refund Policy

May 15th, 2024-until May 30th, 2024 -Receive a non-transferrable one- year credit (for the amount paid) to any DC Elite Productions event or may choose a refund of $200. 

 

Cancel on or after May 31st, 2024- NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS regardless of reason.

Camp Refund Policy

No refunds less than 30 days prior to the camp. However, a camp credit may be applied to a future camp of the same or less value. You must pay the difference if the camp is of higher value. (Camp credit expires 1 year after the purchase date.) In the event that Camp Insurance was purchased, a claim can be filed for qualifying reasons. Please see your receipt for more information, as DC Elite Productions does not make insurance claim determinations.

 

Housing

Stars Over Alabama is a Stay and Play event. More information coming soon.

RVs

  • Oliver/Eagle Parks, Calera AL - RVs allowed, no hookups.

  • Chelsea Sports Complex, Chelsea AL - RVs allowed overnight, no hookups.

  • Pelham Sports Complex, Pelham AL - No RVs allowed in the park.

Locations for Age Divisions (TBD)

  • Eagle Park: 3176 County Road 20, Calera, Al 35040  

  • Oliver Park: 9758 Hwy 25, Calera, Al 35040

  • Chelsea Sports Complex: 10259 County Road 11, Chelsea, AL 35043 (There are three turf fields and three dirt fields at this complex. No metal cleats allowed on turf fields.)

  • Pelham City Park: 555 Ball Park Road, Pelham, AL 35124

Team Check-In (TBD)

 

NSR Combine Testing (TBD)

 

Rules

  • Pool games: 14U/16U/18U 80 min finish the batter

  • Bracket games will be 7 innings, or 80 min finish the inning

  • ITB in bracket if the game is tied at the end of 7 innings or 80 min

  • Free defensive substitutions throughout pool play

  • You may bat your entire roster. The integrity of the line-up must remain throughout the game

  • Pool play: Courtesy run for pitcher/catcher only

  • Bracket play: Courtesy run for pitcher/catcher only, Sub must be used. If no sub then the last completed at-bat

  • All bats must follow USSSA guidelines and have USSSA thumbprint. The penalty for stepping in the batter's box with an illegal bat is both the player & head coach are ejected from the game

  • Run rules: 12 after 3, 10 after 4 and 8 after 5

  • Absolutely NO protest in pool play only bracket. The protest fee is $125 in bracket. The fee will be returned if the protest is upheld

  •  A coin flip will be held before the game to determine the home team. The official scorekeeper will be designated by the home team

  • All teams must have their roster uploaded to their USSSA team page. If a team DOES NOT and a team protests in the bracket play, the team will have to forfeit the game. If the tournament director deems the player is eligible but the error is of a clerical nature the protest will not result in a forfeit and the protest fee will be returned

  • No players, parents, or spectators will be allowed in the "College Coaches Only” designated areas. This also includes the hospitality area (Administration Building) and the umpires' tent/area

Game Times
Pool games begin on Friday, June 23, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. for 14U/16U/18U and by 1:00 p.m. for 12U. All teams must be available to play at this time on Day 1.

Tournament Format

Teams will be divided into pools based on the classification that they register. (i.e.  A Class or B Class.)   All teams will play a minimum of four (4) round-robin exhibition games unless otherwise noted or decided upon. On Sunday, June 25th we will have a single-elimination tournament which will be determined by a blind draw. A class teams are drawn first, followed by B class.

Payment Due May 19th 

The full payment is due by May 19th. All teams who have not paid in full WILL be dropped from the event to accommodate our waiting list of teams since this is typically a SOLD OUT event. Payment can be made with Venmo or through the USSSA website.

Camp

Make sure you do not miss out on the showcase camp on June 22nd featuring over 18+ college programs. This event SELLS OUT every single year due to the limited number of campers we allow and the exposure the athletes receive before the showcases. All coaches at this camp will also be attending the showcases. Hit the link and sign up today as we are halfway full already!

REGISTER NOW

June 14th Blind Draw

All teams who have paid in full will be pulled in a blind bracket draw. USAES & A Class teams will be drawn first, and B Class teams will be pulled 2nd.

Recruiting Manual Information Due June 19th

For each athlete’s optimal chance to be recruited, please fill out your player's profile sheets by the deadline date at the link below. This information is emailed ahead of time as well as given to all the college coaches upon their arrival. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOLLOWING THE DEADLINE.

Game Balls

Game balls will be provided by the tournament director. THREE (3) game balls are to be turned into the umpires on each field following the completion of each game.

Teams are expected to have their players retrieve foul balls and return them to the umpires at the field they are playing on during each game. This will keep the flow of the game moving and ensure everyone is playing with a quality game ball.

Weather

Along with the USSSA email and texting system, we may also use social media and/or a dedicated weather line.

 

Weather Contingencies of uncontrollable circumstances or interruptions due to weather, the Tournament Director/DCEP ownership reserve the right to alter the tournament format in any way necessary to reach a conclusion. This can include, but may not be limited to, shortened game times, fewer games guaranteed, or playing rule changes. Games interrupted might not be resumed. Everything possible will be done to get the players on the field as soon as possible. It is ultimately the responsibility of the team managers and coaches to verify their schedule daily to make sure that no changes have been made. Refunds will be at the discretion of the DCEP ownership.

Weather Protocols: To be determined by each individual park. Lightening strike/ inclement weather/safety threats are at the discretion of each park, TD/UIC and Athletic Trainer. We will work together to make the best decision for all. We will communicate via USSSA and/or on our Facebook page. (DC ELITE PRODUCTIONS)

 

Refunds due to weather- 2 or less games played during the ENTIRE event, receive 25% of the registration fee only to be paid within 30 days after the event ends.

Inclement Weather/Camp Cancellation: In the event that the camp is canceled, a one-year credit will be applied. If the camp has begun and has to be canceled early due to weather, no refunds will be given. All policies are subject to change without notification.

Medical Information

Certified Athletic Trainers and/or medical personnel trained in CPR/First Aid will be available at all locations for minor medical injuries. Please notify our staff in staff shirts or someone at the gate to radio our trainer.

Health

We will be adhering to safe practices as per state mandates. We ask that you adhere to these standards and safety as well for the health and well-being of all.

Sportsmanship/Security

Managers, Coaches, Players, and Spectators are responsible for their own conduct. Any abusive language or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Managers could also be held responsible for any unsportsmanlike conduct by a player, parent, or fan.

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