Summer Slam NC/NC ASA State Tourney 10u,12u, 14u – FYI

We wanted to update teams on our tournaments the next 2 weekends.  For our “Summer Slam NC’ set for this coming weekend our 10u and 12u will be 1 Day, Saturday tournaments.  10u will be played at either Jaycee Park in Reidsville NC or at the YMCA in Eden NC.  The 12u age will be played at the YMCA.  14u will be at Freedom Park in Eden NC and it is a 5 Game Guarantee format.  We can take 4 more teams in 14u.  16u/18u will be played at the YMCA in Eden NC.  It is also a 5 Game Guarantee format.  We will take teams up until 10am tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1st for this weekend. For our “Summer Slam VA” set for June 11,12 in Lynchburg VA at the moment all ages are FULL as we have 42 teams signed up. IF your team would like to play please let us know and we can add your team to the Waiting List.  We have a few teams that will let us know this week if they are still able to play and if not we go to the 1st team listed on Waiting List and enter them in that spot. To enter please email us at timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com.

The DEADLINE for us to receive payment for teams participating in our NC ASA State Championship in 10u, 12u and 14u is TOMORROW, June 1st.  We have had this posted to our website as well as on the NC ASA website since February.  IF your team has NOT sent out check, or you think we will not have it by tomorrow, we need you to contact us to let us know it is on the way.  We will begin working on the schedule this Friday and post to our website, www.gotgamefastpitch.com by Monday, June 6.  IF we have not received payment OR have had no contact from your team by Friday at 5pm, then your team will be removed from the tournament.  Listed below is the format each age will have for the State Tournament.  We need for 6 of the 16 10u teams to play their Warmup game on Friday, June 11 at Carolyn Allen Park in Greensboro NC.  The 10u warmup games would be around 7pm that Friday for those 6 teams.  For those 6 teams they will get to play 1 Hour 30 Minute Warmup games and begin their Bracket Play Saturday in Summerfield NC around Noon. Summerfield Athletic Park and Carolyn Allen Park in Greensboro are about 10 minutes apart. We have had 2 commit to playing so far so we need 4 more 10u teams to play.

10u NC State Tournament Format – Each team will play 1 Warmup Game (1 Hour 15 Minute DROPS) then begin a 3 Game Guarantee bracket. Bracket Games will be 1 Hour 20 Minutes Finish Inning. This age will be split into RED and BLUE Brackets.  Winners of each bracket will meet for Championship.  10u will play at Summerfield Athletic Park in Summerfield NC on June 11,12 (EXCEPT for the 3 Warmup games at Carolyn Allen Park in Greensboro on Friday evening)

12u NC State Tournament Format – Each team will play 1 Warmup Game on Friday, June 10 (1 Hour 30 Minute DROPS) then begin a 3 Game Guarantee bracket. Bracket Games will be 1 Hour 30 Minutes Finish Inning. This age will be split into RED and BLUE Brackets. Winners of each bracket will meet for the Championship. 12u will play at Carolyn Allen Park (and the 2 middle school fields next to Carolyn Allen) in Greensboro NC on June 10-12.

14u NC State Tournament Format – Each team will play 1 Warmup Game on Friday, June 10 (1 Hour 30 Minute DROPS) then begin a 3 Game Guarantee bracket. Bracket Games will be 1 Hour 30 Minutes Finish Inning. This age will be split into RED and BLUE Brackets. Winners of each bracket will meet for the Championship. 14u will play at Springwood Park in Burlington NC on June 10-12.

For the WARMUP Games ONLY, teams may bat their entire roster. ONCE Bracket Play begins, we will use the ASA Rulebook. This is an ASA Championship Play event so our normal Got Game Additions/Exceptions to the ASA Rulebook will NOT APPLY. We also remind teams that once we reach the Championship round, we could have 2 undefeated teams coming out of each bracket so we could possibly be looking at 3 games left to play.  With the number of teams/fields we have to use for that weekend, that is why we must begin play on Friday, June 10th.  At this point we look to begin the 12u Warmup Games around 2pm in Greensboro, NC and the 14u Warmup Games around 3pm in Burlington, NC. We have had teams let us know if they need later games but it would also help our scheduling to hear from teams that would like to play in the first time slots.  IF your team has any questions please contact us at timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com or call/text to 910.690.3556.

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Memorial Day

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We would like to wish everyone a Happy and safe Memorial Day and give Thanks to all those who have served our Country, past and present. God bless you all and God bless our great Nation. 

 

 

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2016 Got Game “All Nighter” Date ANNOUNCED

We wanted to let teams know that our “ALL NIGHTER” tournament will be Saturday, July 23.  The 10u will play from around 2pm to 11pm or so and the 12u, 14u and 16u/18u schedule will be determined by number of entries but we anticipate playing until 2 or 3am.  This has been a huge success the last 2 years. We will determine what parks each age will be at soon.  If your team would like to play please email timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com.  We will put details on website tonight on our Who’s Playing Spring/ Fall.  

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2016 NC ASA State Tournament 10u, 12u and 14u/Summer Slam VA – FYI

We wanted to give an update to teams playing in our 2016 NC ASA State Tournament in 10u, 12u and 14u set for June 10-12.  The first thing we need to let teams know is that the DEADLINE for PAYMENT for us to keep you entered in the tournament is Wednesday, June 1st by end of day.  At the end of that day the teams that have not paid will be dropped and we will begin the schedules for each age. We plan on posting the schedule by Monday morning, June 6th. On our Who’s Playing Spring/Fall page you can see the teams that have PAID as they are marked beside team name in RED.  IF your team is NOT sanctioned with ASA for 2016 you MUST also include that $30 along with entry fee.  The address for payment is Got Game NC ASA 195 Beaver Run, Eden NC 27288 ATTN: NC States.  We also can let the 10u teams know that at this point, we can get their tournament in on Saturday and Sunday and they will NOT be playing on Friday. With this being a State Championship Play event, we are unable to CAP the number of teams that enter so if we were to add 3 or more teams in 10u by June 1st then 1ou may have to play Friday.  12u and 14u will begin play on Friday, June 10th.  We plan to let teams know later next week but at this time both of those ages will begin play around 3pm or 4pm that Friday.  We will have another update next week but the main point of this email post is to once again let teams know that we must have PAYMENT/SANCTION in to us by Wednesday, June 1st so that we can begin the Tournament/Umpire schedule that night.  IF you have any questions please contact us at timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com.  Thanks to all the teams playing in this event.  We are nearing 70 teams entered.

We also have our “Summer Slam VA” in Lynchburg, Virginia the same weekend (June 11,12) as our NC ASA State tournament and it is FULL with Waiting Lists forming in several ages.  We are trying to find one more park in the area so we encourage teams to ask us to add you to the Waiting Lists so in case we secure another park to play at, your team will be able to get in.  We will see if we get enough teams added to the Waiting Lists and the need to book another park.  We hope to have an update on that event as well sometime next week.

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14U and 16/18U Select

For our 3 Day, 5 Game Guarantee event at Carolyn Allen Park in Greensboro NC set for August 12-14.  We can take MAX 24 teams.

Each team will play 2 Pool games on Friday and Saturday and be seeded into a Single Elimination Sunday bracket(s). Pool games will be 1 Hour 20 Minutes Finish Inning.

ALL Players participating will receive a Special Edition Got Game Tournament Shirt.  The deadline to have ENTRY fee and t-shirt sizes turned in is August 1st

IF you would like to enter this event or any of our events please send email to  timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com  or  signup@gotgamefastpitch.com

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NC ASA State Tourney Shirt Info/FSU Camp

We wanted to let everyone know that the DEADLINE to enter and have your ENTRY FEE PAID to participate in our 2016 NC ASA State Tournament for 10u, 12u and 14u is JUNE 1st.  This is ALSO the DEADLINE for Team Tournament T-shirt orders to be submitted.  You may pick up your shirts at the park you are playing at and pay for them on Friday, June 10.  We are ONLY taking TEAM Pre-orders at this time (minimum 8 shirts) and there will be a limited supply at the tournament sites.  We suggest that you designate a parent to contact your entire team to collect your order.  Tourney shirts are $20 and we have a picture of the shirt listed below.Please send your team shirt order to timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com.

This event is open to NC TEAMS ONLY in 10u, 12u and 14u.  The 16u/18u age will be playing the next weekend in Raleigh and you can contact Rick McHone if your team would like to enter.  His email is ricmchone@netzero.net.  This is an ASA Championship Play event and we will be using ONLY ASA Rules for this tourney.  As your team sanctions with ASA in NC or any other state you will be given the 2016 ASA Rulebook and Scorebook.  The winners of each age will earn a paid berth to the ASA National Tournament.  For 10u that is in Stockton, California; 12u will be in Salem, VA (with John McPhail); and 14u will play in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Please let us know if your team has any conflicts with play beginning on Friday, June 10.  For State Championship play, we do NOT have a cutoff of how many teams we can take.  The FINAL number of teams in each age will determine whether our brackets will be a 3GG or a 4GG.  We will do our best to start your team late on Friday if you have any conflicts with school. We hope to have GAMETIMES posted by Friday, June 3rd so the June 1st DEADLINE date will be enforced.  This event is ran in conjunction with Randy Nelson of NC ASA.  The Tournament Director over all 3 sites and ages will be Tim Doby.

We also have a joint tournament with Virginia ASA in the Roanoke Valley (Botetourt, Moyer, etc) on September 24,25.  It is a benefit for the “Save the Next Girl” Foundation.  You will be seeing several more joint events next season in Virginia with Got Game and Virginia ASA.  We have already agreed to co-host the “Autism Awareness Benefit” next April and will have an announcement soon with the other tournaments we will run together.

We still have a few spots left for our Florida State University Camp that will be help in Burlington, NC on July 11,12.  For more information please go to gotgamefastpitch.myonlinecamp.com or email us at timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com.  Each camper receives a t-shirt and it is shown below.

Here is pic of the 2016 NC ASA State Championship Shirt.  DEADLINE to have in email to us is June 1st.

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2016 Notes – FYI

Here are some items we went over at our NC and VA Coaches Meetings during January and February.  I wanted everyone to be updated before we begin our 2016 Tournament Schedule this weekend.

– Teams must turn in ROSTERS BEFORE your 1st GAME, whether that is a Warmup or Pool game.  IF you have any players who may only be available on Sunday, they MUST be on the ROSTER when you turn it in.  You will not be allowed to add players once you turn in roster. 

– ASA Roster form is available on our website, www.gotgamefastpitch.com and go to the header ASA LINKS.  Please go to the FILLABLE ASA Roster Form and type in player info and save/print.  ONLY PRINTED ASA ROSTER FORMS will be accepted at our NC ASA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS in 10u, 12u, and 14u for June 10-12.  I will accept hand written forms in other events but I encourage teams to please use the fillable form and save/print and use that to turn in to directors.

– Teams must pay Entry Fee by Noon on Saturdays.  Many times last season my Site Directors are calling me so that I can contact teams that haven’t paid and it is late on Saturdays.  I encourage my Directors to collect fees by Noon on Saturdays and get those fees placed in their vehicles or turned in to the Gate worker.  Please help me with this issue this season. 

– One question that comes up often is do I need to turn in a roster each weekend even though my roster hasn’t changed?  Answer is YES.  I need a ROSTER turned in each weekend for Insurance Purposes. 

-Each player is allowed to TEMPORARY PLAY 3 times during Summer (June,July,August). Other months are OPEN Rosters. TEMPORARY Release forms are on website. This does not apply to our 2016 NC ASA State Championship for 10u, 12u and 14u on June 10-12.

– Each team is allowed 4 Coaches/Scorekeeper to be allowed into the tournaments.  As you know I give my gate staff a Coaches Sign in sheet and they ask you for your Initials.  Many times last season we had the Head Coach come to sign in and the 4 spots have already been taken.  PLEASE designate to your team before each event who your 4 will be. 

– Each team is also only allowed 4 Coaches/Scorekeeper in team dugout.  This is just a reminder as we had no issues with this last season.  I made a point to teams about this issue at last years Coaches meetings and teams really helped us with this last season. 

– Our daily Gate Fees for 2016 will be: $6 Adults, $3 Seniors. 12 and under FREE.  Some events in VA there will be no Gate Fees.  Those are designated on our Website under the Spring/Fall Who’s Playing section of our website. 

– During Warmup/Pool play I will again allow FREE DEFENSIVE SUBSTITUTIONS.  This doesn’t apply to ASA Championship Play, which for us this season will only be June 10-12 during our NC ASA State Championship in 10u, 12u and 14u. 

– To eliminate any confusion, this season I will replace Blue/Green/White brackets with Gold/Silver/Bronze.  This has been a request from many coaches/parents.  Since I do not allow teams to sign up as an A or B team, the only way to be fair to many teams is to split into separate Brackets after Pool play.  I usually do not split unti we get over 12 teams in an age but the younger ages will many times be split at lower number. 

-I wanted to let our NC 10u, 12u and 14u teams know that they do NOT have to purchase the Individual Player Insurance cards for our State Tournament set for June 10-12. IF your team qualifies for further ASA Championship Play or play in Regional Qualifiers then you MUST have the Individual Player Cards.  You can find that information at www.registerasa.com or you can contact me if you have any questions. 

– Sanction fees for 2016 will be $3o for NC ASA and $25 for Got Game Fastpitch.  IF you will not play with us in NC you will only be required to pay the Got Game sanction.  Once you sanction ASA whether in NC or Virginia, you are sanctioned for all states.  IF you purchase the Individual Players Cards thru ASA Bolinger Insurance your sanction fee is covered in that and your State Commissioner will send you your packet.  Otherwise, if you sanction NC ASA at your 1st event with us in NC, we will give you the 2016 ASA Rulebook and Scorebook. 

– One question that I have received many time during the off season is can Virginia teams play in our NC ASA State Tournament.  The answer is NO.  ONLY NC based teams are eligible.  You can sign up for your Virginia ASA State Tournament by emailing John McPhail at jmcphail4@gmail.com or by going to www.vaasasoftball.org.  The Virginia ASA State tournament in ALL ages is set for June 17-19 in the Roanoke Valley. 

– We still have a few spots available for our Florida State University Softball Camp.  It is set for July 11,12 at Springwood Park in Burlington NC.  12u and up can either participate 1 day for $100 or both days for $150.  Our 10u will have their camp on Monday, July 11 from 6pm to 8:30pm.  10u camp is $50.  ALL Players will receive a camp t-shirt.  You can sign up for this camp at www.gotgamefastpitch.myonlinecamp.com.  Coach Lonni is planning on bringing several current and former FSU Players including Jessica Burroughs, Lacey Waldrop, Maddie O’Brien and Macey Cheatham. She also will be adding more head coaches from other college programs as we get nearer the time of the camp.  Our Preferred Hotel for this event is the Ramada Convention Center in Burlington NC and that hotel info is listed under HOTELS on our website. 

– Please contact me if you have any questions on any of these topics.  You can contact me at 910.690.3556 or at timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com.   We look forward to seeing the teams back on the Diamond in 2016.

 

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Got Game Showcase VA – Dinwiddie Sports Complex August 27,28

We have made our August 27, 28 date at Dinwiddie Sports Complex in Sutherland Virginia a SHOWCASE (16u and 18u) event.  I have listed all the information concerning this event on our Spring/Fall Who’s Playing section of the website.  I can take a MAX of 12 teams for this 5 Game Guarantee Showcase.  Teams will play 3 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday.  ALL players will receive a Tournament shirt and ALL gate fees are included in the Entry fee.  We will do our best to make sure we have college coaches in attendance BUT I remind teams/parents that the task of making sure the colleges your daughter/player is interested in and showing up belongs to you. Contacting coaches by letters and emails are preferred method to let them know your daughter/player is interested in their school.   Dinwiddie Sports Complex is a beautiful park that  is right off Highway 460 in Sutherland.  Got Game is the 1st Travel Organization to be allowed to host events at this facility. We are honored they chose us and we hope to fill up both dates (10u and 12u will be at this park July 30, 31)  Please let me kn0w if your team would like to play by emailing me at timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com.  This is a PRE-PAY event.  Entry fee and team t-shirt sizes are due by August 15.  ALL information is on Spring/Fall section of website.

 

 

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Preferred Hotel for Florida State University Camp – FYI

I have reached an agreement with the Ramada Inn and Conference Center to be our Preferred Hotel for our Florida State University Camp in July and for our events in Burlington NC this season.  The rate for the FSU Camp will be $72 a night for 2 Double beds.  For individual rooms, please call the Front Desk at 336.227.5541.  For Team Group rates for this event AND Got Game NC ASA tournaments in Burlington, please contact Lucy Wallace at 336.369.0482.  I have listed some details about the Ramada Inn below.  Lucy can also help you in booking rooms at the Best Western in Burlington as well.  Please contact her ASAP if you need hotel accommodations as this rate will expire June 26th (I had them block off 10 rooms today) and rooms will be released.
Ramada Burlington Hotel and Conference Center
2703 Ramada Road, Burlington NC  27215
Newly Renovated in 2013/2014
138 beautiful guest rooms including suites, kings and doubles
FREE Hot breakfast buffet
FREE USA Today and FREE local phone calls
All rooms include micro-fridge, coffee maker, ironing board/iron & hair dryer
64 Channel cable TV and HBO
Flat Panel TVs
FREE wireless internet – recently upgraded
Interior and Exterior Corridors
ADA Rooms available
Meeting space for 10-600 people
Outdoor pool (seasonal)
40 West Restaurant on site – includes a grill & bar open in the evenings
      from 5pm-9pm – Tues. – Sat.
Outlet shopping nearby, .05 miles
Conveniently located at Exit 143 off I-85 & I-40

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Florida State Summer Camp Registration NOW OPEN

Registration is now OPEN for our Florida State University Softball Camp that will take place at Springwood Park in Burlington NC on July 11,12.  The website to register for this camp is gotgamefastpitch.myonlinecamp.com.   This camp is in honor of Taylor Foster and we have information on her and details about the camp on our website.  Please go to SOFTBALL CAMPS and CLICK ON Camp 7 LINKS.  IF you have any questions about the camp please email me at timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com.

 

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