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2017 Nancie Lane Tournament of Champions

The bracket for the 2017 Nancie Lane Tournament of Champions have been determined.  The seeding is based on the order local leagues submitted their A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) and the dates they were approved. 
 
Qulaifications for the tournament are:
1. League MUST have an approved ASAP plan with Little League Baseball.
2. The teams invited are the League Chamions - meaning the team with the best overall record for the Regular Season OR the winner of a first-half, second-half playoff.  It MAY NOT be the winner of an end of year tournament.
3. If the 1st Place team is unable to attend the tournament, the league may send the 2nd place team.  If unable to send the second place team, the league will have to withdraw. 
4.  Playing rules are REGUALR SEASON RULES.  Note:  Teams will bat THE ORDER, 10-Run rul is implemented and ONE-Foot in the batter's box will be required. 
5.  Teams MUST be the players from the Regular Season roster.  Teams may not add other players from other teams for the tournament.
6.  Managers/Coaches are the rostered Managers/Coaches from the Regular Season roster.  No managers/coaches may have a temporary Manager/Coach if one cannot attend the game.   


2017 Important Dates

June 1, 2017 - Leagues may NOT ANNOUNCE, TRYOUT or PRACICE with any tournament teams or players.  Anyone found doing so before the June 1 date could possibly have tournament privileges suspended or revoked

June 4, 2017 - 9 a.m. to Noon - Tournament Meeting.  ALL Managers, Coaches as well as Presidents and Player Agents MUST attend this meeting.  There are enough significant changes to tournament rules where even if you have been to this type of meeting before, you MUST attend this one. 

June 10, 2017 - TENTATIVE start date for Nancie Lane Tournament of Champions.  Length of the tournament will depend on leagues participating. 

June 17, 2017 - All Day - 8-10 Year Old Baseball Tournament Team Certifications.  ALL TEAMS MUST BE CERTIFIED ON FIRST VISIT.  Players not certified will not be allowed to play until they are certified.  17 days should be more than enough time to get one team fully certified.  NO TEAM will be certified if they have less than 12 players eligible to play on the affidavit.  (So if a team has 12 players, and a player is not certified, the team will not be certified!)

June 19, 2017 - TENTATIVE start date for 8-10 Year Old Baseball Tournament.  Length will depend on number of teams participating.  TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES CAN (and probably will) change right up until the start of the tournament. 

 June 24 & 25, 2017 - All Day - 9-11 BB and SB, Little League (Majors) BB & SB, Junior and Senior Division Tournament Team Certifications.  ALL TEAMS MUST BE CERTIFIED.  Players not certified will not be allowed to play until they are certified.  This should be enough time to get all the players fully certified. NO TEAM will be certified if they have less than 12 players eligible to play on the affidavit.  (So if a team has 12 players, and a player is not certified, the team will not be certified!)

June 26, 2017 - TENTATIVE start date for 9-11 Year Old Baseball Tournament.  Length will depend on number of teams participating.  TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES CAN (and probably will) change right up until the start of the tournament. 

All Other Tournaments are TBD at this time.