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Registration for this event will open mid-April, pending venue approval.

COVID-19 Guidelines

For the most recent COVID-19 guidelines for this event, click HERE.

Date

Saturday, July 24, 2021 (16,18 & Under)

Saturday, July 31 & Sunday, August 1, 2021 (10,12,14 & Under)

 

Site

North River Valley Park
East 13th Street, Ames

(MAP)

 

Time

The 2021 Tournament schedule will be posted 7 days prior to the tournament.

Commissioner

Linda Lowinski
641-260-0962
loulouump@hotmail.com

Admissions

NEW for 2021: Admission will be taken for this tournament.
To avoid congestion at venues, team sports have an admissions fee built based on general roaster size. This allows unlimited admissions per tam at their sport venue.
Admissions Fee: $150

For more information on admission fees, click HERE.

2022 State Games of America
Qualifying Event

2022 State Games of America

All Iowans are eligible to participate!

T-shirts

Athletes will receive a colored T-shirt for their entry fee. Pre-registered athletes may upgrade their cotton shirt for a dri-fit for an additional $12 through June 23.

T-shirt pick up will be located indoors at the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center (MAP). To enter, use the north doors and enter at ground level. Hours are:

Friday, July 30: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, July 31: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 1: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Due to COVID, Iowa Games is trying to limit the number of people in the building. Please send one representative from your team to pick up your team’s shirts. 

Shirts for 16-18U will be available at the venue.

 

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 umpires will be provided.

Rules

This is not a USA Softball sanctioned tournament but 2021 USA Softball rules will apply.

Click Here for Iowa Games Youth Softball Rules 

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.

10U: A player 10 or younger on Dec. 31, 2021 is eligible to play.
12U: A player 12 or younger on Dec. 31, 2021 is eligible to play.
14U: A player 14 or younger on Dec. 31, 2021 is eligible to play.
16U: A player 16 or younger on Dec. 31, 2021 is eligible to play.
18U: A player 18 or younger on Dec. 31, 2021 is eligible to play.

Roster Size

Minimum number on roster 9
Maximum number on roster 18

Medals sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

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

Female

10 & Under

12 & Under

14 & Under

16 & Under

18 & Under

For 16U – 18U, a schedule will be posted no later than Friday, July 16.

For 8U – 14U, a schedule will be posted no later than Friday, July 23.

 

 

 

Registration Deadline

$335/team if registered by May 10
$345/team if registered between May 11 – June 14
$355/team if registered between June 15 – July 12

Dri-Fit Upgrade Deadline ($12): June 23

NEW for 2021: Admission will be taken for this tournament.
To avoid congestion at venues, team sports have an admissions fee built based on general roaster size. This allows unlimited admissions per tam at their sport venue.
Admissions Fee: $150

For more information on admission fees, click HERE.

Registration is anticipated to open by mid-April pending final facility approval.

ROSTER ADDITIONS
16U – 18U
Postmark deadline: July 14
Online Deadline: July 21

Click Here for Team Waiver Form
Waivers must be returned to the Iowa Games office by Noon, July 21

ROSTER ADDITIONS
8U – 14U
Postmark deadline: July 21
Online Deadline: July 28

Click Here for Team Waiver Form
Waivers must be returned to the Iowa Games office by Noon, July 28

 

 

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