BYLAWS & POLICIES
We put forth a ton of effort and we are very diligent in making our events as meaningful, fun and as safe as possible. If you have any questions or feedback, we invite you to contact us here and we will be happy to assist you. We ask that coaches and parents follow these simple bylaws and policies below for an enjoyable and safe tournament. Thank you!
Prospect Showcase and the on-site tournament director reserves the right to amend these rules at any time for specific tournament play. National High School Federation Baseball Rules (NFHS) will be enforced with the following exceptions.
All teams and coaches need to review their event rules prior to the start of each tournament.
For 13u & 14u events, gate fees are $12 per day and $15 per day for 15u, 16, 17u and 18u events. Please note that we cannot accept checks, debit or credit cards for gate admission.
Wristbands must be worn on the wrist of all spectators. No exceptions. If you leave the park and re-enter without the wristband on, you will be asked to pay the admissions fee again. We cannot always remember who has previously entered. If you are caught in the parking lot giving your wristband to others, you will be suspended indefinitely and your player removed from the site.
A sign in sheet will be provided at the gate. For all ages, you are allowed up to 2 coaches. When a team is on defense, only 1 coach is allowed outside the dugout during play. If a team is up at bat, then you can have a first base and third base coach on the field.
CALLS ON THE FIELD
If an argument needs to be made, the head coach will address it, not the assitant coach, player or the parent.
COACHES, PARENTS & PLAYERS
If an umpire rings up a player and you do not agree with the call, only the coach should point it out to the umpire calmly or stop the game and ask for a director. Umpires are not to be ridiculed and micromanaged over a job that is extremely difficult. We have some of the best umpires around when compared to other locations and we would like to keep them calling for us.
Each ejection has many different variables. Ultimately it is the Site Directors responsibility to investigate and question all parties involved in a case by case scenario. If needed, the Site Director will discuss it with management to then be communicated to the individual and enforced. A Site Director should never discuss the punishment for an ejection with a player without the players’ coach or a parent present. If anyone threatens, harasses, uses derogatory language, or curses at an umpire it is an automatic ejection from the park for the remainder of the day. If it is the coach, then it will be discussed with the umpire whether they come back for the next game or the following day. If a parent or a player is ejected, they will be asked to leave the park. The second time a parent gets ejected, they and their child will be asked to leave. If that brings the roster under the required amount to compete, then that team will be forced to forfeit.
UMPIRE POST GAME REPORTHead coaches, you can rate and complete an umpire report while providing us feedback!
POST GAME REPORT
Rawlings baseballs will be provided by us each game.
Umpires will start each game with 4 to 5 baseballs and we ask that each team allocate someone to retrieve foul balls along with our staff. We will not provide additional balls to a field if they are not returning and we will delay games until balls are returned to the umpires.
The only way we will provide additional baseballs to the current game is if they are not retrievable or the ball is unplayable.
Our tournaments are graduation year specific and open bracket play with championship and consolation games. Sometime mulitiple brackets will be provided based on your teams competitive landscape.
Team payments must be paid in full by the Thursday before the tournament or your team will be removed from the event. Please remember one-day events are $450 and two-day events are $895.
CAMP & INDIVIDUAL PAYMENTS
Individual showcases and ID camp payments must be paid in full by the Wednesday before the event or you will be removed from the event. Please remember these events can range from $75 to $250 per event depending on the nature of the event.
If a tournament, individual showcase or ID camp is canceled due to non-related weather issues and the fee is paid prior to the event, they will have the option to receive a full credit or full refund.
If an individual or team has paid and drops out of a tournament prior to the schedules being released, then the full amount will be credited and carried over to the next event.
If a team or individual drops out of a tournament after schedules have been released to go play in another tournament or event, then that team or individual forfeits their registration fee for that weekend.
Prospect Showcase strictly enforces our rules and bylaws. All teams must be full registered with their rosters online. Players can play up graduation years.
All teams must be covered by team insurance.
For 13u and 14u, they will follow the NFHS rules which results in a dead ball.
For 15u through 18u, they will follow the MLB Balk Rule which results in a live ball.
For all ages, the 3rd to 1st pickoff move is ILLEGAL.
Coaches are allowed a total of TWO (2) mound conferences per pitcher. At the third conference, the pitcher must be removed. If there are TWO (2) conferences in in ONE (1) inning, the pitcher will then need to be removed.
We will not enforce, but strongly encourage all teams to follow the USA Pitch Smart guidelines below. These are strictly guidelines and will not be enforced at and Prospect Showcase event.
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Coaches, time request are first come first serve and are time stamped. Please be sure to make all time requests through your coaches portal. We will not accept texts or phone calls. Please only request time if they are truly needed.
Time limits for all ages (13u to 18u) will be 2 hours or 7 complete innings, whichever comes first. No new inning will start after 1 hour and 50 minutes. Saturday games can end in a tie.
For all ages (13u to 18u) will be 2 hours or 7 complete innings, whichever comes first. No new inning will start after 1 hour and 50 minutes. Championship games cannot end in a tie.
All consolation games are drop dead finsih the batter based for all ages (13u to 18u). Time limits will be 2 hours or 7 complete innings, whichever comes first. Consolation games can end in a tie and are drop dead finish the batter.
All -3 BBCOR and Wood bats are considered legal to use in any Prospect Showcase event. If a bat is cracked, rolled, tampered with and or dented, it will be pulled from the event. If the bat is webbed, then it is deemed legal as that is a coating issue with the paint or sticker around the barrel.