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 17||9:00-11:00am||Manager's Check In|
|Wednesday July 17||11:30am-1:00pm||Manager's Meetings & Lunch|
|Wednesday July17||3:00pm-6:30pm||Opening Celebration|
|Thursday July 18||8:00am||National Championship Pool Play Begins|
|Friday July 19||8:00am||National Championship Bracket Play Begins|
|Saturday July 20||8:00am||National Championship Bracket Play Continues|
|Sunday July 21||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.
Opening Celebration: Get ready for Patriot Games!
The official opening ceremonies and launch event for the USSSA C National Championships is being held from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at the Village at Leesburg -- an outdoor shopping plaza located at 1602 Village Market Boulevard Southeast, Leesburg, VA 20175 (free onsite parking).
This event will have four very special guests serving as grand marshals so you don’t want to miss it!
All teams are encouraged to get in the spirit by wearing patriotic apparel and bringing flags/signs. Teams should arrive and start lining up at 3:00 p.m. for the parade, which is set to kick off by 3:30 p.m. Competitive relay races and an obstacle course challenge will start at 4:00 p.m. with a brief trophy ceremony set for 6:00 p.m. All events will be held on the street. Enjoy onsite vendors offering official merchandise and softball gear, promotional partners and a photo booth. Shop 60+ stores, restaurants and entertainment attractions at the Village at Leesburg.
Families are encouraged to attend and are permitted to set up camps with canopy tents in parking spaces along the closed off streets. However, please don’t block the streets used for the parade; all camps must be taken down by 6:30 p.m. prior to street openings. Click below for an overview and the parade order:
Opening Ceremonies Overview - coming soon!
Opening Ceremonies Parade Order - coming soon!
Please check back for the Opening Ceremonies Overview and official schedule of specific games/activities for your division (10U, 12U, 14U, 16/18U).