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2017 Arizona State Senior Baseball Tournament 

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Tournament Hosts

Arizona District 5 Little League ¤ Carl Thompson, District Administrator

Thornydale Little League ¤ Dan Thiel, President

Tournament Location

Arthur Pack Regional Park

9101 N. Thornydale Road, Tucson, AZ  85742

Park Map

Tournament Format

Double Elimination Bracket: Bracket (Updated: 7/15 | Nogales National Little League State Champions!)

Dates

Tournament play will take place from July 10 till July 17.  As always, weather can play a factor in scheduling and, as a result, play may continue past the end dates. Games will be played on Sunday the 16th.

Weather

Dates may be extended due to inclement weather.

National Weather Service Location Data

Lodging

There are several hotels around Arthur Pack Park that can serve as hotels. There is no host hotel setup for this tournament. The Omni Tucson National is the closet hotel to the fields.

Scorekeeping

Results off all games will be reported daily through the District 5 website: http://www.azdistrict5.org.

This year District 5 will be using Gamechanger to broadcast games live via the internet. This will allow families that cannot travel to Tucson to be able to follow the games live on the internet. Please see the Districts website for more information.

Tournament Rules

2017 Tournament Rules and Guidelines for Little League Softball will be strictly adhered to.  Tournament Ground Rules and the Arizona State District Administrators Association Code of Conduct will be enforced at the tournament.  Copies of these documents will be supplied to each team prior to their first game.

Team Registration

Each district will forward their champion team’s information to the respective state organizer.  Each team’s manager must be at the tournament site by 4:30 pm on the first day of play to check in with the tournament host committee.  Affidavits, proofs of residency, birth certificate copies and medical releases will be checked at this time.  If any team has an incomplete package, West Region must be consulted to determine if that team is allowed to play, so please make sure your package is complete before you travel.

Umpires

Umpires will be provided by West Region and host umpires from District 5 Little League.  No umpires will be assigned games in which their home league participates.  If at all possible, no umpires will be assigned games in which their home district participates.

Carl A. Thompson, District 5 Acting Umpire-in-Chief ¤  azd5da@cox.net ¤ (520) 360-2221

Tournament Ground Rules

  • All fields are considered neutral.
  • All games will begin at their scheduled times.  Any variations to the scheduled times must be approved by the Tournament Director.
  • Teams must have a representative available 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the game to conduct the coin toss.  The team traveling the furthest to the field will call the coin toss.  The winner of the coin toss will have the choice of playing as home team or visiting team. The home team will occupy the third base dugout.
  • Each team will be allowed 10 minutes of infield practice prior to the start of the game, beginning with the visiting team 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
    Batting cages are available at the site.  Each team is allowed 15 minutes of cage time 1 hour prior to the scheduled start time.  This will be on a first come, first served basis.
  • All players must be in uniform prior to the start of the game.  Shirts must be tucked in and athletic supporters must be worn.  All equipment will be checked for compliance by the umpire crew prior to the game.  Illegal or broken equipment will be removed from the dugout with no exceptions.
  • All adult team personnel must be listed on the team’s affidavit and must carry photo identification with them at all times.
  • A pre-game conference will be held at home plate 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Managers will provide completed lineup cards to the home plate umpire and scorekeeper at this time.  Each players first and last names and jersey number must be clearly written on the lineup card.  Any ineligible pitchers must be identified.
  • At no time will an adult be allowed to warm-up a player.
  • If pregame practice includes a bat, all players in the immediate vicinity must wear a batting helmet.
  • Only players and coaches listed on the team’s affidavit will be allowed on the field or in the dugout.  Any other person entering the field at any time must have permission from the Tournament Director or the home plate umpire.
  • If flash photography or any type of noisemaker is considered a nuisance by any player, manager, coach or official, its use will be terminated for that game.
  • No electronic devices, other than those approved prior to the game by the Tournament Director, shall be utilized within the dugout during the game.  Any person caught utilizing electronic devices, for whatever reason, during the game will be ejected.
  • Team scorekeeping must be done in the dugout.  No communication is permitted between dugout personnel and spectators.
  • Only the team’s manager is permitted out of the dugout to discuss rules interpretations.  In a civil manner, the manager must address the specific umpire who made the call.  Umpires will not address judgment calls.  Violation of this rule may be cause for ejection.
  • Any violation of the Arizona State District Administrators Association Code of Conduct by any manager, coach, player or spectator will be grounds for ejection.Any baseball leaving the playing field (i.e. foul balls, homeruns) must be returned to the playing field.  They are the sole property of the tournament host.

Arizona State Little League Code of Conduct

The Arizona State District Administrators Association has adopted a policy of Zero Tolerance for inappropriate behavior by spectators, managers, coaches and players at all Arizona Little League Tournament games.

The following will apply:

  • Negative comments by managers, coaches, players, umpires, staff or other tournament personnel directed at managers, coaches, players, umpires, staff or other tournament personnel may result in the immediate removal of the offending person.
  • If the offending person is a spectator, s/he may be barred from returning to any Arizona Tournament games hosted by the district for the remainder of the Tournament Season.  If the offender refuses to leave, the game may be SUSPENDED until the offending party leaves the facility.  Local law enforcement officials may be called to effect the removal and possible charges may be filed.
  • Any physical altercations with spectators, managers, coaches, players, umpires, staff or other tournament personnel will result in the offending persons being removed from the ball fields and charges being filed.  Offending persons will not be permitted to return to any Arizona Tournament Site hosted with the District for the remainder of the Tournament Season.
  • Players, manager and coaches are not permitted to communicate during the course of the game to those outside the dugout.  Spectators communicating with players, managers or coaches during the game will be asked to leave the ballpark and that player, manager or coach may be subject immediate removal from the game.
  • Players, managers and coaches leaving the dugout without permission to visit the snack bar or to visit with spectators in the stands will remain outside the dugout for the duration of the game.
  • Players, manager and coaches are not permitted to consume food items during the course of the game.  Such items will be taken and thrown away (food items necessary to remedy or ease an existing medical condition are not subject to this code).  Repeat offending persons will be removed from the dugout for the remainder of the game.  Water, Gatorade and other thirst quenching drinks are allowed in the dugout.  Sunflower seeds and gum are permitted providing local league rules have no rules to the contrary.

Any player, manager or coach that uses profanity directed at an Arizona Little League tournament umpire will immediately be ejected from the game.  This will also result in the hosting District to immediately ask the Tournament Committee to permanently bar that individual for the remainder of the Tournament.

It is not the intent of this Code of Conduct to deter a manager or coach from successfully directing his/her team nor is it the intent to keep spectators from positively cheering their team on.  Our intent is to define our expectations for behavior while attending Arizona Little League Tournament games.

We must remember – we are adult role models for our kids, especially at these games  Therefore, be assured that we intend to enforce this code and to provide a positive experience for the players, managers, coaches and spectators and to enjoy our young people playing a game of baseball or softball.

We request that this Code of Conduct be distributed to all leagues, teams, manager, coaches and parents of any tournament bound team.  Their participation in Arizona Little League tournament games will be deemed as acceptance of this Code.



Further Information

Please contact Arizona District 5 Little League staff

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