we talk to teams, many of the same questions keep coming up;
therefore, I have put together a FAQ list.
I have emailed these to all registered contacts and
will UPDATE it as necessary on the website -
you keeping the original birth certificate?
coach is required to bring the original, raised-seal
birth certificate and a COPY.
We will match the original to the copy and hand
back to the coach the original certificate.
Skills and Drills, how will "Around the Horn" be
It will be based on the fastest time. The sequence will
be pitcher to catcher; catcher to third, third to
second; second to short; short to first; first to home.
The time will begin and end with the catcher.
Derby - will it be a machine or a live arm pitching?
There will be two participants per team. The coach will pitch to his own batter.
The batter will get 7 pitches. The batter(s) who
have the most homeruns will advance to next round.
"Rounds" will continue until we have a winner.
Throw - how will it work? A container will be placed at
The throw will come from mid-left/center and mid
right/center field and the throw that is the closest to
the container wins.
There will be two participants per team.
Player - runner will start from home plate through all
bases and back to home.
Runner with fastest time wins.
Two participants per team or as many as it takes
to get everyone involved.
you win your state tournament, can the cash be passed
Yes, it can be passed down.
Talk with the tournament director where you
check-in be by appointment?
Yes, we will consider requests if you are traveling.
long will check-in take?
It will take anywhere from 15 minutes to 30 minutes per team.
We will also have a special area for souvenirs.
many copies of my roster must I bring to check-in?
team must bringtwo (2) copies
of their roster to
roster will be considered your "official" roster,
the other will be a working copy to be used for late
our players have to be in uniform?
Yes, all players must be in uniform.
the coaches get passes?
There will be three (3) passes issued to coaches per
team; HOWEVER, if they are lost, they will NOT be
a player come late to the tournament?
Yes, he can come late, but he/she will be considered
ineligible if they have not checked in by the end of the
third (3rd) pool game.
are the rules governing this tournament?
specifically stated, Texas Tournament Baseball
strictly adhere to the USSSA National rules.
is the physical address of Desoto's
211 E. Pleasant
will the Opening Ceremonies consist of?
need to arrive at 1:00pm (or the designated time) for staging. Details on how we
will stage will be covered in the coaches meeting.
Basically, the players will parade through the park on to
the Championship Field (#1). The teams will be
introduced and taken to a designated place on the field.
all coaches required at the coaches meeting?
No, but we would suggest having more than one (1).
With that said, sitting space will be somewhat limited.