The USSSA Fastpitch program will use a four-game format for the “C” divisions in this National Championship Tournament. Teams will be seeded into pools based on current USSSA ranking points and play a round robin. All teams will be seeded into a double elimination championship bracket following pool play. Seeding will be based on pool finish. The exact format of the tournament, e.g., number of games, number of teams in each pool, etc., will be set by the tournament director following USSSA Fastpitch guidelines as approved by the USSSA Fastpitch National Committee.
Below is a brief overview of the day by day schedule for this tournament:
|Wednesday, July 15||9:00-11:00am||Manager's Check In|
|Wednesday, July 15||11:30am-1:00pm||Manager's Meetings & Lunch|
|Wednesday, July 15||3:00pm-6:30pm||Opening Celebration|
|Thursday, July 16||8:00am||National Championship Pool Play Begins|
|Friday, July 17||8:00am||National Championship Bracket Play Begins|
|Saturday, July 18||8:00am||National Championship Bracket Play Continues|
|Sunday, July 19||8:00am||National Championship Bracket Play Ends|
Schedules will not be mailed out in advance per national policy. The pool play and double elimination brackets will be given to coaches during the Manager’s Check-In. Player, coach and other pre-tournament items will also be distributed at the Manager’s Check-In.
Note that all times are subject to change. Please verify itinerary during the Manager’s Check-In at the Holiday Inn - Dulles, 45425 Holiday Dr. Sterling, VA. Once the tournament begins, managers must check the main bracket board and/or online schedule for any changes in game times, field assignments or other items related to tournament play or functions.
The official opening ceremonies and launch event for the USSSA “C” Eastern National Championships is being held from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 at the Village at Leesburg — an outdoor shopping plaza located at 1602 Village Market Boulevard Southeast, Leesburg, VA 20175 (free onsite parking).
More information on the Opening Celebration is coming soon!