PARENT & COACH INFORMATION
STARS OVER MISSISSIPPI SUMMER SHOWCASE

This is a STP (Stay To Play) Event

STAY TO PLAY INFO

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Teams that cancel 30 days or less prior to the event will receive a 1-year credit (for the amount paid) to any DC Elite Productions event or may choose a refund of $350. There will be no refunds once the live draw takes place.

RVs

RVs are allowed to park at Sports Force Park and Halls Ferry during the day at the back of the parking lot. NO overnight parking allowed. Gates are locked at night. No power or water access.

Locations for Age Divisions TBD

  • Sports Force Park on the Mississippi: 255 Fisher Ferry Rd, Vicksburg, MS 39180

  • Halls Ferry Park: 257 Halls Ferry Park Rd Vicksburg, MS 39180

***IMPORTANT PARK INFORMATION***

At Halls Ferry Park, coolers containing ONLY sports drinks and water will be allowed. Food trucks, drinks, and ice will be available for purchase. If there are teams playing at both Halls Ferry Park and Sports Force Park, it is important to remember that Sports Force Park does NOT allow coolers with food or drinks of any kind. At Sports Force Park, water will be provided in the dugouts.

Team Check-In

Each team must have one coach or representative check-in on Friday, June 10th prior to their first game of the showcase at Tournament Central to the left of the main gate at Sports Force Park and at the main entry gate of Halls Ferry.

NSR Combine Testing

National Scouting Report will be providing free complimentary combine testing and results for all 12U/14U/16U & 18U athletes who are a part of the showcase.

Testing will take place at Sports Force Park on the Mississippi,

located at 255 Fisher Ferry Rd, Vicksburg, MS 39180. 

  • Friday, June 10th → 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

  • Saturday, June 11th → 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Rules

  • Pool Games 12U/14U/16U/18U 80 min finish the batter.

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

  • ITB in Bracket if game 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 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.

  • Absolutely NO protest in pool play, only bracket. The protest fee is $300 in bracket. The fee will be returned if the protest is upheld.

  • The 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 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 10th, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. 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. USA Elite Select, A Class, or B Class.)   All teams will play a minimum of five (4) round-robin exhibition games unless otherwise noted or decided upon. On Sunday, June 12th we will have a single-elimination tournament which will be determined by a blind draw. USA Elite Select and A class teams are drawn first, followed by B class.

Payment Due May 6th 

The full payment is due by May 6th  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.

June 1st Blind Draw

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

Recruiting Manual Information Due June 2nd

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.

Camp

Make sure you do not miss out on the showcase camp on June 9th featuring over 17 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!

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 reserves 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.

Medical Information

Certified Athletic Trainers/EMTs will be available at all locations for serious 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 regarding COVID-19. 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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