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Date

Saturday, July 15 - Sunday, July 16, 2017 (8, 10,12,14 & Under)
Saturday, July 22 - Sunday, July 23, 2017 (16,18 & Under)


Site

North and South River Valley Park
East 13th Street, Ames

(MAP)

Hunziker Youth Sports Complex
Ames

(MAP)


Time

The 2017 Tournament schedule will be posted 7 days prior to the tournament.

Commissioner

Harry McMaken
515-597-3592 
hlmcmaken@hotmail.com

Competition Format

The youth tournament will be either pool play or double elimination depending on the number of teams entered. Each team is guaranteed three games.

Certified USA Softball umpires will be provided.

Rules 

2017 USA Softball rules will apply.  

Click Here for Iowa Games Youth Softball Rules 


8 & Under - Coach Pitch - 35' pitching distance
10 & Under - 35' pitching distance
12 & Under - 40' pitching distance
14, 16 & 18 Under - 43' pitching distance
60' bases
Teams are responsible for their own equipment.  Game balls will be provided.  All games will use the official USA Softball ball (yellow). Balls will still be A.S.A Stamped.

Age Determining Date

A player's age as of Dec. 31 determines the age in which the player is eligible to play the following year.
A player 8 or younger on Dec. 31, 2016 is eligible to play.
 A player 10 or younger on Dec. 31, 2016 is eligible to play.
A player 12 or younger on Dec. 31, 2016 is eligible to play. 
A player 14 or younger on Dec. 31, 2016 is eligible to play.
A player 16 or younger on Dec. 31, 2016 is eligible to play.
A player 18 or younger on Dec. 31, 2016 is eligible to play.


Roster Size

Minimum number on roster 9
Maximum number on roster 18

T-shirts

Athletes will receive a colored T-shirt.  Pre-registered athletes have the option to upgrade to a dri-fit shirt for an additional $10.  
For divisions playing the weekend of July 15 - 16, T-shirt pick up will be located in parking lot S7 on the campus of Iowa State University.  Parking lot S7 is located east of Jack Trice Stadium; access to lot S7 is from University Boulevard.

For divisions playing the weekend of July 22 - 23 | T-shirt pick up will be at your venue.

Medals sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in each division.

Eligibility

All teams must be registered as 2017 USA Softball - Iowa teams. When registering for the Iowa Games teams must use their USA Softball team name.  The USA Softball - Iowa Youth Team Registration Fee is $35 plus $8.00 postage fee for mailing (total fee of $43.00) per team. Please complete the registration form and payment online at:  USA Softball Iowa Youth Team Registration Form or visit the USA Softball - Iowa Website for more information.

 

Female

8 & Under (Coach Pitch)

10 & Under

12 & Under

14 & Under

16 & Under

18 & Under




Registration Deadline

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE
$300 Entry Fee
Postmark & Online: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (8, 10, 12, 14 & Under)
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (16, 18 & Under)

FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE
$325 Entry Fee
Online Only: Thursday, June 22 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (8, 10, 12, 14 & Under)
Friday, July 7 (16, 18 & Under)

ROSTER ADDITIONS
8, 10, 12, 14 & Under
Postmark deadline: July 3
Online Deadline: July 9
Waivers must be returned to the Iowa Games office by Noon, July 11

16, 18 & Under
Postmark deadline: July 12
Online deadline: July 19

Must be returned to the Iowa Games office by Noon, July 20

Click Here for Team Waiver Form