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Inter-Tribal Youth Baseball & Softball Tournament

A Native American Friendship Tournament to promote youth baseball & softball

Advanced registration is required and must be received by 5:00PM on Friday, May 3, 2019. Spaces in the tournament will be filled on a first come first served basis and spaces are limited. The first paid entries, including completed roster and contact information will be registered.

Tournament Information

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 1

WHERE: Tournament Headquarters
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ

ENTRY FEE:

  • Single A Division: $265 per team
  • Double A Division: $315 per team
  • Triple A Boys Baseball: $365 per team
  • Triple A Girls Softball: $365 per team

DIVISIONS/AGES:    

Single A Division - Ages 9-12 years

  • Youth born between May 29, 2006 and May 28, 2010

Double A Division - Ages 13-15 years

  • Youth born between May 29, 2003 and May 28, 2006 - 12 year-olds may play in the Double A Division with the completion of the Double A Division 12-year-old Consent Form

Triple A Boys Baseball - High School Freshmen-Seniors

  • Youth Graduating in 2019, '20, '21, '22
  • Youth who graduated in 2018 may participate if:
    • They were born after May 29, 1999
    • They have not competed at any collegiate or professional level

Triple A Girls Softball - High School Freshmen-Seniors

  • Youth Graduating in 2019, '20, '21, '22
  • Youth who graduated in 2018 may participate if:
    • They were born after May 29, 1999
    • They have not competed at any collegiate or professional level

PROOF OF AGE: Proof of age and grade level must be available at the start of the tournament and submitted upon request throughout the duration of the tournament.

PROOF OF NATIVE AMERICAN BLOOD: This is an all-Native American tournament, which requires official proof of Native American blood that must be available throughout the tournament. Proof can be a CIB number or a copy of the parent's and participant's birth certificates with the parent's ClB number. Teams may be inter-tribal.

ROSTERS: Team rosters must have a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 players.

TEAM REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required and must be received by 5:00PM on Friday, May 3, 2019. Spaces in the tournament will be filled on a first come first served basis and spaces are limited. The first paid entries, including information will be registered. Entry fee must be paid by money order or online at dbacks.com/intertribal. Personal checks will not be accepted. Registration fees are non-refundable.

MONEY ORDER SHOULD BE PAYABLE TO:
Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation
401 East Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

REGISTRATION FEE, ROSTER AND CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD BE MAILED TO:
Arizona Diamondbacks (Attn: Bret Scroggins)
401 E. Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tournament Format

All divisions (pending registration numbers) will be a round robin (pool play) tournament with a single elimination championship round. Each team is guaranteed three games in the tournament.

Tournament Awards

FIRST PLACE: Team receives team and individual trophies during pregame recognition at Chase Field

SECOND PLACE: Team receives team trophy during pregame recognition at Chase Field

THIRD PLACE: Team receives team trophy during pregame recognition at Chase Field
 
Individual awards are given out to the top players in all divisions.

EQUIPMENT: Teams must provide their own equipment, such as bats, gloves, batting helmets and catchers' equipment. Batting helmets are required for all batters and base runners. Game balls will be provided by the tournament officials.

SCHEDULING: Due to the number of teams and field availability, the game times will be strictly enforced. To avoid forfeit, teams should be prepared to play with team rosters and lineups in hand no less than 15 minutes prior to game time. Please note that there is the possibility of playing twice in one day as well as double-headers.

Tournament Event Calendar

TUESDAY, MAY 28

  • 7:00PM Coach's Check-In

This is a mandatory meeting for all coaches. At this meeting coaches will receive pool play schedules, directions/maps, rules and tickets to the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets, Native American Recognition Day presented by Gila River Casinos. The meeting will take place at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Recreation Center. Please arrive on time!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

  • 7:30AM Tournament Play Begins

Please see your tournament pool and bracket schedules for times and locations. Pool schedules will be posted at dbacks.com/intertribal prior to the tournament.

THURSDAY, MAY 30

  • 7:30AM Tournament Play continues

Please see your tournament pool and bracket schedules for times and locations. Pool schedules will be posted at dbacks.com/intertribal prior to the tournament.

FRIDAY, MAY 31

  • 7:30AM Tournament Play continues

Please see your tournament pool and bracket schedules for times and locations.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

  • 7:30AM Tournament Play Concludes

Championship games for all divisions are played.

  • 5:00PM Native American Recognition Day presented by Gila River Casinos & Tournament Closing Ceremonies

Native American Recognition Day presented by Gila River Casinos at Chase Field celebrates the rich Native American culture including performances and entertainment in the ballpark. An inter-tribal cast of youth will showcase dance, song and spirit in a specially-produced pre-game ceremony. Part of this pre-game ceremony will be the Tournament Closing Ceremonies parade for all tournament participants and the trophy presentation for tournament winners.

Each team will receive 20 complimentary tickets to the Native American Recognition Day presented by Gila River Casinos and Tournament Closing Ceremonies. Teams should be in uniform and team flags displayed. Please note this event is required for all teams regardless of tournament results.

Family and friends can purchase additional tickets to Native American Recognition Day presented by Gila River Casinos and Tournament Closing Ceremonies and the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets game by calling (602) 462-4113.

Accommodations

Each team is responsible for making its own lodging arrangements. It is recommended that teams make arrangements for Tuesday, May 28 - Sunday, June 2 (5 nights). Special discounted rates have been arranged for the Holiday Inn and Suites Old Town Scottsdale. For reservations at the rate listed below, please reference "Arizona Diamondbacks Inter-Tribal Tournament". Please note the hotel requires a credit card for reservations and check in and require 30 days advanced notice on the reservation.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Old Town Scottsdale
3131 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 675-7665
Special rate of $81/night plus tax

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix-Tempe ASU Research Park
7200 South Price Road
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 897-5100
Special rate of $81/night plus tax