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Inter-Tribal Youth Baseball & Softball Tournament

A Native American Friendship Tournament to promote youth baseball & softball, May 31-June 3, 2018

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

  • 7:00 p.m. 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. Miami Marlins, 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!

 

THURSDAY, MAY 31

  • 7:30 a.m. 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.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

  • 7:30 a.m. 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.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

  • 7:30 a.m. Tournament Play Continues

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

  • 5:00 p.m. Tournament Play Concludes

Championship games for all divisions are played.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

  • 10:00 a.m. 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 compIimentary 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. Miami Marlins 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 Wednesday, May 30 - Sunday, June 3 (4 nights).

Field Locations

CLOSING CEREMONIES
1.   Chase Field
401 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ

COACHES' MEETING
2.   Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Recreation Gym
1880 North Longmore Road
Scottsdale, AZ

SINGLE A FIELD LOCATIONS (9-12 year old division)
3.   Salt River Recreation Ballfields 1 & 2 (Across from tournament headquarters)
1839 North Longmore Road
Scottsdale, AZ

DOUBLE A & TRIPLE A BASEBALL FIELD LOCATIONS (13-15 year old division & high school baseball)
4.   Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N. Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ

5.   Papago Baseball Complex
1802 N. 64th Street
Phoenix, AZ

6.   Salt River High School South Field
4827 N. Country Club Drive
Scottsdale, AZ  

TRIPLE A SOFTBALL FIELD LOCATIONS (High school girls' softball)
7.   Papago Softball Complex
1802 N. 64th Street
Phoenix, AZ  

8.   Salt River High School Softball Fields
4827 N. Country Club Drive
Scottsdale, AZ