Inter-Tribal Youth Baseball & Softball Tournament

A Native American Friendship Tournament to promote youth baseball & softball

June 7-10, 2017


D-backs Inter-tribal tournamentAdvanced registration is required and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017. Spaces in the tournament will be filled on a first come first served basis and spaces are limited. The first paid entries, including completed roster and contact information will be registered.

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Tournament Information

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 10
WHERE:
Tournament Headquarters
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N. Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
ENTRY FEE:
Single A Division: $265 per team
Double A Division: $315 per team
Triple A Boys Baseball: $365 per team
Triple A Girls Softball: $365 per team
DIVISIONS/AGES:
Single A Division - Ages 9 - 12 years
Youth born between June 7, 2004 and June 6, 2008
Double A Division - Ages 13 - 15 years
Youth born between June 7, 2001 and June 6, 2004 - 12 year-olds may play in the Double A Division with the completion of the Double A Division 12-year-old Consent Form
Triple A Boys Baseball - High school Freshmen - Seniors
Youth Graduating in 2017, '18, '19, '20
Youth who graduated in 2016 may participate if:
• They were born after June 7, 1997
• They have not competed at any collegiate or professional level
Triple A Girls Softball - High school Freshmen - Seniors
Youth Graduating in 2017, '18, '19, '20
Youth who graduated in 2016 may participate if:
• They were born after June 7, 1997
• They have not competed at any collegiate or professional level
PROOF OF AGE:
Proof of age and grade level must be available at the start of the tournament and submitted upon request throughout the duration of the tournament.
PROOF OF NATIVE AMERICAN BLOOD:
This is an all-Native American tournament, which requires official proof of Native American blood that must be available throughout the tournament. Proof can be a CIB number or a copy of the parent's and participant's birth certificates with the parent's CIB number. Teams may be inter-tribal.
ROSTERS:
Team rosters must have a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 players.
• Download the Roster Sheet (PDF)

TEAM REGISTRATION:
Advanced registration is required and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017. Spaces in the tournament will be filled on a first come first served basis and spaces are limited. The first paid entries, including information will be registered. Entry fee must be paid by money order or online at dbacks.com/intertribal. Personal checks will not be accepted. Registration fees are non-refundable.

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Arizona Diamondbacks FoundationMONEY ORDER SHOULD BE PAYABLE TO:

Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation
401 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

REGISTRATION FEE, ROSTER AND CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD BE MAILED TO:
Arizona Diamondbacks (Attn: Tara Trzinski)
401 E. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tournament Format

All divisions (pending registration numbers) will be a round robin (pool play) tournament with a single elimination championship round. Each team is guaranteed three games in the tournament.

Tournament Awards

FIRST PLACE:
Team receives team and individual trophies during pregame recognition at Chase Field
SECOND PLACE:
Team receives team trophy during pregame recognition at Chase Field
THIRD PLACE:
Team receives team trophy during pregame recognition at Chase Field Individual awards are given out to the top players in all divisions.
EQUIPMENT
Teams must provide their own equipment, such as bats, gloves, batting helmets and catchers’equipment. Batting helmets are required for all batters and base runners. Game balls will be provided by the tournament officials.
SCHEDULING
Due to the number of teams and field availability, the game times will be strictly enforced. To avoid forfeit, teams should be prepared to play with team rosters and lineups in hand no less than 15 minutes prior to game time. Please note that there is the possibility of playing twice in one day as well as double-headers.

Tournament Event Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

8:00 a.m. Coach’s Check-In
This is a mandatory meeting for all coaches. At this meeting coaches will receive pool play schedules, directions/maps, rules and tickets to the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers. Native American Recognition Day presented by Gila River Casinos. The meeting will take place at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Recreation Center. Please arrive on time!

11:00 a.m. Tournament Play Begins
Please see your tournament pool and bracket schedules for times and locations. Pool schedules will be posted at dbacks.com/intertribal prior to the tournament.

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

7:30 a.m. Tournament Play continues
Please see your tournament pool and bracket schedules for times and locations. Pool schedules will be posted at dbacks.com/intertribal prior to the tournament.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

7:30 a.m. Tournament Play continues
Please see your tournament pool and bracket schedules for times and locations.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

7:30 a.m. Tournament Play Concludes
Championship games for all divisions are played.

5:00 p.m. Native American Recognition Day presented by Gila River Casinos & Tournament Closing Ceremonies
Native American Recognition Day presented by Gila River Casinos at Chase Field celebrates the rich Native American culture including performances and entertainment in the ballpark. An inter-tribal cast of youth will showcase dance, song and spirit in a specially-produced pre-game ceremony. Part of this pre-game ceremony will be the Tournament Closing Ceremonies parade for all tournament participants and the trophy presentation for tournament winners.

Each team will receive 20 complimentary tickets to the Native American Recognition Day presented by Gila River Casinos and Tournament Closing Ceremonies. Teams should be in uniform and team flags displayed. Please note this event is required for all teams regardless of tournament results.

Family and friends can purchase additional tickets to Native American Recognition Day presented by Gila River Casinos and Tournament Closing Ceremonies and the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers game by calling (602) 462-4113.

Accomodations

Each team is responsible for making its own lodging arrangements. It is recommended that teams make arrangements for Tuesday, June 6 – Sunday, June 11 (5 nights). Special discounted rates have been arranged at the hotels below. For reservations at these rates, please reference the "Arizona Diamondbacks Inter-Tribal Tournament". Please note all hotels require a credit card for reservations and check-in and require 30 days advanced notice on the reservation.

Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale North
7350 E. Gold Dust Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 596-6559
Special rate of $79/night plus tax
Days Inn and Suites Scottsdale
7330 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 948-3800
Special rate of $87/night plus tax
Limited availability
Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River
5201 N. Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 745-8200
Special rate of $82/night plus tax
Located 2 miles from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Courtyard Scottsdale Old Town
3311 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 429-7785
Special rate of $85/night plus tax
Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe
1429 N. Scottsdale Road
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 675-9799
Special rate of $69/night plus tax
Located 10 minutes from the Single A Division Fields