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      • 2020 Texas State Championship Tournament Information
        USFA Texas State Tournament Update & Event Information: Updated 6/15 4:30pm
         
        Coaches, thank you’ll for registering your teams for the USFA Texas State Tournament. We are excited to be able to host your groups. This event does have a number of odd nuances to it this year that is going to make it critical that we over communicate. The “Who’s Playing List” is set, and will have begun the process of scheduling the event which will take the next 24 hours at least. Scheduling an event of this size in this tight a time frame window with the insane amount of special requests/factors is extremely difficult. We ask that if you have any questions over the next 24 hours that you email them directly to Robert.guerrero@usfastpitch.com.
        Our staff is also watching very closely the situation happening around town with regards to the virus. Our event is green light go, but of course that can change at any time by Governor Abbott. Having our first USFA event back being the safest possible is important to us. All the measures we can put in place will not make it 100% tight, but will surely make the environment safer easing the stress on our families. It’s going to take the entire softball community participating to help create a “more safe environment” this weekend. Below is a download of communication on housekeeping items and added safety measures that hopefully will prepare your teams to play this weekend.
         
        Park Location by Divisions:
        8u, 12u Open, 14u will be at Cy-Fair Dyess Park with games beginning Friday at 2pm
        10u Open, C-Class, & All Star/Rec will be playing at Katy with pool games starting Friday around 4pm
        12u C-Class & 12u All-Star will be playing at Spring Klein-Collins Park with games starting Saturday 8am
        *Note- we made the tough decision to keep 12u as “Open” versus splitting up the A/B. There has been a tremendous amount of player/team movement due to the shutdown and classifications are all over the board with the lack of play. Due to these concerns we felt it was best to leave it Open versus splitting.
        *Download the USFA Mobile App: All schedules, brackets, scores, & weather updates will be there
        *Pool Schedule Release is Wednesday 10am, but we hope to make it live prior to that if completed  
        *Bracket Seeding- due to the lack of play over the last 3 month we will not be seeding this event by points as in years past. We will be doing a blind draw pull Thursday Night on Facebook Live at 7:00pm on the “USFA Texas Softball Group” Page. See schedule below
                                                      Thursday 7pm- 8u, 10u age groups
                                                      Thursday 7:30pm 12u age groups
                                                      Thursday 8:30pm 14u age groups
        *No Gate Fee at any of the parks. Coolers are welcome! Concessions will be managed by host teams from Cy-Fair, Spring Klein, and Katy as fundraisers for their teams
        *Rosters for each team will need to be updated online. No paper rosters will be taken. Each team can log into their account using their email address and update their players
        *Insurance for each team can be uploaded online, similar to rosters via your USFA log in
        *PayPal Info: maggie@starsovertxsoftball.com for entry payments electronically
        *Checks can be made to: Stars Over TX (Cash will also be accepted at check in)
        *Protest Fee Reminder $100 per protest
        *USFA Mizuno Game balls will be provided for bracket play; teams play own ball for pool play
        *Coaches Meeting & Luncheon 11am Friday at Dyess Park under concession pavilion
                       *Head Coaches + one guest invited
                       *Teams will be allowed to check-in starting at 10:30am prior to the meeting
                       *Not Mandatory to attend (Bring chairs to sit and adhere to Social Distancing)
                       *Discuss event details, safety protocols, and recent events in community
                       *Lunch will be provided at the meeting until it runs out! (Amazing Tacos btw!!)
                       *All teams are invited whether you start play Friday or Saturday or play at Dyess or not
         
        COVID Safety Measures
        *Each team must verify at the home plate conference of their first games each day that their players and coaching staff have had their temperature checked; Umpires will not start games until confirmed
        *Each umpire will have their temperature checked in the daily pre-start umpire meetings; if an umpire does not pass the temperature check they will not be able to call games
        *Social Distancing will be adhered to; fans can spread out along the foul lines to watch games and we ask that the groups behind the plates are minimized
        *All three parks are county parks with a large amount of space to spread out
        *Masks are recommended for all fans attending the event; not required
        *All USFA Directors and staff members will be wearing masks during the event
        *Each team will be required to fully clean and wipe down the dugout before the next team takes it
        *No water coolers will be provided in the dugout, each player will need to bring their own water jug
         
        Director Staffing per complex:
        Cy-Fair Dyess Park
        Director - Dan “Bubba” Harris 409-670-5981
        UIC – Mike Flores 713-470-7722
         
        Katy – Paul D Rushing Park
        Director – Kerwin Ross 504-496-1582
        UIC – Jarrod Arrington 832-434-8170
         
        Spring Klein – Collins Park
        Director – Charles Barnhouse 281-639-9098
        UIC – Wade Smith 409-504-7762
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
        See details below:
        Divisions: 8u 60 Min Pools/60 Min Brackets
        All other Divisions will now have 65 Min Pools/75 Min Bracket Games
         
        Game Format:
        Coaches Check-in and Meeting will now be virtual, details to come soon
        Rosters are online only, no hard copy rosters will be accepted
        Teams must have their insurance uploaded into their accounts prior to arriving at tournament.
        Entry Payments are due by 6/12 7pm Via PayPal using info below
                *PayPal Information: maggie@starsovertxsoftball.com or 713-594-5928 
        Umpires PAP $40 (8u $35)
        State Champion and Runner-Up Rings Awards 1st-3rd Place
        USFA will provide balls for this event
        Rainout Policy: If tournament begins rain policy is as follows
        2 Games $0 refund
        1 game $150 refund
        0 games $200 refund 
        If event is cancelled prior to it begining the refund is 100%
         
        Playing in this tournament is a requirement for USFA World Series
        Bracket will be seeded by USFA Points totals for each team
         
        Robert Guerrero
        (832)242-2203
        robert.guerrero@usfastpitch.com
         
         
         
         
         
         
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