General Tournament Information

Tournament Headquarters

Potomack Lakes Sportsplex

Rules

All playing rules shall be governed by the official USSSA Fastpitch softball rulebook and national by-laws. The rulebook online at www.usssa.com will always supersede the latest printed version if a discrepancy exists.

The 10U "C" Division shall play by the following rules. Please click here for 10U "C" rules.

Awards

Awards Package sizes will be based on the number of teams in the tournament. Below is the full size package that will be awarded for divisions with more than 32 teams per age division:

  • Team trophies to the top six teams

  • Individual awards to the top six teams

  • Team Sportsmanship award

  • Outstanding Pitcher award

  • Outstanding Offensive Player award

  • Outstanding Defensive Player award

  • MVP award

Parks

The primary location will be the Potomack Lakes Sportsplex,  Other parks within the greater Sterling, Virginia area will be used as needed.  They include, but may not be limited to Brambleton Regional Park and Philip Bolen Park.  The tournament website listed above provides driving directions and park information for each facility.  The daily park assignments for each age/class bracket will not be known until very shortly before the event and are always subject to change.

Potomack Lakes Sportsplex

20280 Cascades Parkway
Sterling, VA 20165

Brambleton Regional Park

42180 Ryan Road
Ashburn, VA 20148

Philip A Bolen Memorial Park

42405 Claudia Drive
Leesburg, VA

Softball & Bats

The tournament ball will either be the Worth Dream Seam or USSSA Pride ball, yellow leather cover, .47 cor. 

All bats must bear the USSSA logo with a manufacturer’s stamp of 1.20 BPF and must be in accordance with the 2016 bat regulations.

World Series Merchandise

USSSA World Series apparel and souvenirs, such as t-shirts, World Series pins and program books will be sold during the Manager’s Check-In, Opening Celebration and at each park throughout the tournament.  All teams registered by June 15 will be given instructions on how to pre-order their tournament t-shirts.

Manager’s Check-In

Required Materials – Team Roster & Team Insurance

All managers will be required to check in their team prior to the event. At this check-in, it is mandatory that the manager turn in a USSSA official roster, fully signed by players and parents and a copy of team insurance.

The Manager’s Check-In will take place at the Holiday Inn – Dulles (45425 Holiday Dr, Sterling, VA 20166) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26th.  Players do NOT need to be in attendance for this check-in.  The Managers’ Meeting and Lunch will follow check in at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn – Dulles.  Two coaches per team are permitted to attend the Managers’ Meeting and Lunch.

Gift Exchange

There will be an optional team gift exchange.  Teams wishing to participate should bring something that is representative of their home area, the value of which is usually in the +/-$10 range.  It is recommended that teams bring a minimum of 16 gifts to exchange.  The team manager will inform our staff at the Manager’s Check-In that their team brought a gift to participate in the gift exchange.  Participating teams will be paired up during the Managers Luncheon at which point the team representatives can coordinate a time that is best for both teams to exchange gifts.

Tournament Program Book

We are planning a very extensive tournament program with lots of information, including all the brackets, directions to parks and other important facilities, coupons for local businesses, good luck ads and team player list and photos.  This program book will be provided FREE to every player in the tournament as part of the team gate fee.

Once your team is registered online the team manager/administrator should submit a list of players (unofficial) and a team photo for complimentary inclusion in the program book.  Rosters and photos are due no later than Friday, July 7th.

Download the excel submission template and instructions from here.

Information submitted after the deadline cannot be guaranteed inclusion in the tournament program.  Photo submissions should accompany the player list and not be sent separately.  For best print quality, photos should be 300 DPI, JPEG and horizontal/landscape in layout.  Photos are printed in black and white.  Photos will be cropped to 1.24” high x 3.75” wide.  Please direct questions to Need contact.

Good Luck Program Ads

Family, friends and team supporters can use the form included in this packet (see page 14) to submit a Good Luck Ad to be included in the program book. Ads are $15 for a 15‐word mention, $25 for a 1/8 page ad with 20 words and $50 for a 1/4 page ad with both 15 words and a picture/logo (JPEG format) or 30 words with no picture/logo.  Deadline for submission of Good Luck Ads is June 30th. 

Download the Good Luck Ad Submission Form here

Attractions

There are plenty of things to do off the field during your stay.  For information on area attractions in Loudoun County, Virginia, please Click Here.

Welcome to Loudoun Deals Program

Our gracious hosts in Loudoun County have put together a savings card for each guest to have and use while visiting the area.  These cards offer great discounts on shopping and dining and will be distributed to the managers at check in.

For more information about this savings program, click HERE.