Mandatory Managers Meeting and Player Party:
7:00pm - 9:00pm at Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Cumming, GA 30041
**Dinner and drinks will be provided
**Mandatory - 1 representative from each team must be present
**6:45pm - 7:30pm - Roster checks (players do NOT have to be present, coach or manager only).
6:30pm - 9:00pm at Fowler Park, 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming, GA 30040
6:30pm Kick off: Modified softball games with disabled fans
7:30pm: Carnival begins! Obstacle courses, sports games, blow up slides, music and much more.....Snacks and water will be provided.
Event Format and Itinerary: 6-Game Guarantee
Sunday - Player Party and Managers Meeting
Monday - 3 match up games
Tuesday - Pre-Seeded double elimination brackets start
Wednesday - Double elimination brackets continue, top 2 teams from each double elimination bracket will go into a championship single elimination bracket, first round will be played on Wednesday. Teams who lose their 2 games in the double elimination bracket will go into a consolation single elimination bracket, first round will be played on Wednesday.
Thursday - Championship brackets and consolation brackets finish. All championship games will start around 3:30pm
**New addition - Wild Card Division, limited space available in each age division**
Teams in the Wild Card Division have a chance to earn their way into the TC/USA Nationals brackets. Pool play will be on Monday July 15, the top 2 teams from each pool in the 18u division and the top team from each pool in the 16u and 14u divisions will be placed into the TC/USA Nationals brackets starting on Tuesday July 16. The remaining teams will play in a separate double elimination bracket.
Field Locations by Age Division :
18U Division: Northpark, Fowler Park, Sharon Springs
18U Wild Card Division: Bennett Park
16U Division: Midway Park, Sharon Springs, Sawnee Mountain Park
16U Wild Card Division: Coal Mountain Park
14U Division: Central Park, Sawnee Mountain Park
14U Wild Card Division: Central Park
Age Cutoff Date: December 31, 2018
Triple Crown Sports does NOT allow college players to participate, even if they are age eligible. There will be a mandatory team check in on Sunday July 14. All players and coaches must be in attendance.
TC/USA Nationals Championship brackets - 1st - 4th place team awards, 1st and 2nd will get individual awards.
Wild Card Division - 1st and 2nd team and individual awards
**The winner of all brackets will get an automatic berth to the 2020 TC/USA Nationals tournament
Deadline for Entries: February 15, 2019
Teams will NOT be officially entered in the tournament until the following registration requirements are met:
Game Times Available: At least two weeks prior to tournament start date.
No Refunds after February 15, 2019
No Transfers after May 15, 2019
All refunds processed by February 15, 2019 will incur a 20% administrative fee. Starting February 15, 2019, no refund will be available for withdrawal. Alternatively, teams withdrawing before May 15th have 30 days to transfer funds to another Triple Crown event being held within one calendar year without application of the administrative fee.
Transfer is for one event only and any unused funds will be forfeited.
There is a chance this tournament could be canceled due to inclement weather. If the event is canceled prior to the start of the event, a 20% administrative fee will be retained to cover fixed costs or a transfer as previously detailed will be offered.
If the event starts and you play 0 games, TCS will retain 20% of your entry fee to cover administration costs; if you play one game TCS will refund 50% and 2 games or more, no refund will be provided.
2019 will be the eighth year of the TC/USA Nationals event. We are excited to announce that the event will be hosted in Alpharetta and Cumming, GA. The top championship games in the 18u and 16u divisions will broadcast live on ESPN3.
The TC/USA Nationals debuted in 2012 in grand style with 60 teams. New York City played host to the inaugural gathering of the nation's top fastpitch teams (based on the US Club Rankings). In 2013, 120 teams battled for the TCS National Championship in Reno/Tahoe. In 2014, the Georgia towns of Cumming, Alpharetta and Gainesville near Atlanta hosted the TC/USA Nationals and welcomed 186 teams. In 2015, 184 teams went to Reno/Tahoe for the TC/USA Championships. In 2016, the top teams went back to NYC to compete and in 2017 TC partnered with The City of Austin, "The Live Music Capital of the World" for another successful TC/USA National event. The 2018 event was held in Alpharetta and Cumming, GA with the top 144 teams in the country.