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Date Posted: 19:14:59 10/02/03 Thu
Author: Maryland Softball
In reply to: RICK MAXEY 's message, ""HOW TO GIVE" SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT" on 15:35:31 10/01/03 Wed


A few basics to help you host a softball tournament:

1. Use a good facility, nice fields, restrooms, concessions and parking.
2. Pick a good date. Find out what other events are taking place in your area. Do not conflict with Nationals or World Series. Also don't conflict with events that will draw all of the teams.
3. Promote, promote and promote. Get the info out early, often and into the hands of team managers.
4. Sanction your event with one of the major associations, i.e., ASA, NSA, USSSA, etc. Also, consider making it a Qualifier with berths to Nationals/Worlds.
5. Get plenty of helpers to assist the day of the event.
6. Good umpires, qualified and sufficient to cover all games.
7. Give out nice awards.
8. Set a reasonable entry fee teams are willing to pay.
9. Set a mininum guarantee of games teams will play, i.e. 3 or 4 games.
10. Make sure everything is well organized, rules, schedule, etc.
11. Cross your fingers that your tournament does not get rained out.

Good Luck!

>Our team is considering hosting a tournament as a
>fundraiser. We've seen a number of tournaments run
>poorly and would like to avoid the common mistakes or
>simply apply any good tips someone might have. Is
>there a sight anywhere that would have good info
>concerning hosting tournaments. Any advice?

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