The governing rule book for this event will be the Official Rules of Baseball (Major League Baseball)
|Age||Pool Play Time Limit||Regulation Innings||Championship Bracket Time Limit|
|8||1 hour 45 minutes||6||N/A|
|9-12||1 hour 50 minutes||6||N/A|
In Pool Play, if all regulation innings have been played or the imposed time limit has expired and the score is tied, the game shall be considered complete and will end in a tie.
In Bracket Play, all games will be played per the respective age divisions' regulation innings with Mercy Rules in force.
At the end of divisional pool play teams may be tied going into the final championship rounds with the same Overall Won / Loss record. The following tiebreakers will determine which team advances and in what order of finish.
|Age Division||Winner of Game Declared if any Team is:|
|8-12||15 runs ahead after 3 complete innings OR 8 runs ahead after 4 complete innings|
|13-14||15 runs ahead after 3 complete innings OR 12 runs ahead after 4 complete innings OR 8 runs ahead after 5 complete innings|
For the NABF World Classics Grade Based Players will be Allowed.
Pitching guidelines for this event will follow the MLB Pitch Smart guidelines posted online at https://www.mlb.com/pitch-smart/pitching-guidelines.
|Age||Daily Max (Pitches in Game)||0 Days Rest||1 Days Rest||2 Days Rest||3 Days Rest||4 Days Rest||5 Days Rest|
All team pre-game warm-ups will only be allowed in designated warm up areas, or in the outfield of a ball field. No pre-game practice on any mounds or plates. Absolutely NO Soft Toss (including plastic balls) allowed into any permanent fencing within the complex.
The City of Southaven reserves the right to alter, change or abbreviate tournament formats, when necessary, in order to complete the tournament.
NABF, as a national member of USA Baseball, in response to the formulations of Senate Bill 534 (2017) and with the support of the US Center for SafeSport – Team USA, have adopted the SafePlay Program which includes a background screen and abuse prevention training. Our goal is to create a clear culture of awareness to protect the participants in our sports, at all levels.
In partnership with the National Center for Safety Initiatives, LLC (NCSI), SportsEngine delivers the “Gold Standard” in background screening, protecting athletes and organizations by thoroughly investigating all subjects through a variety of national and local databases and search parameters.
1) "Gold Standard" background screen, available through SportsEngine/NCSI
2) Abuse Prevention Training, available through SportsEngine's APS Training
-SportsEngine/NCSI has a background screen + training package priced at $25.50 for NABF that can be accessed here:
Please click SafePlay FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions.
If a coach has already completed the SafePlay verification/certification through another recognized youth baseball sanctioning organization the certificate must be presented at Team Check In.
All City of Southaven events will have an admission charge for all persons age 6 or over, EXCLUDING players and up to 4 coaches per team. Children ages 5 or younger will be admitted free. Gate fees for this event will be: