TEAMS PROVIDE BASEBALLS FOR ALL EVENTS!
YOUTH TOURNAMENTS (7U-14U)
ROSTERS + AGES
- ROSTERS ARE OPEN. ONLINE ROSTERS CAN NOT HURT OR HELP YOUR TEAM
- PLAYERS CAN PLAY IN MULTIPLE AGE GROUPS IN HSBT EVENT, BUT ONLY ONE TEAM PER AGE GROUP
EXAMPLE: BOBBY IS 11U PLAYER. HE CAN PLAY FOR 11U KNIGHTS SAT. AM + 12U BIRDS SAT. PM. BOBBY CAN NOT PLAY FOR THE 11U KNIGHTS AND THE 11U HAWKS.
- PLAYERS CAN COME FROM NON HSBT EVENTS BUT MAY NOT PITCH! IF SO, PLAYER IS REMOVED FROM MOUND, NO FORFEIT!
- SEE PROTEST RULES AND POLICIES AT BOTTOM OF PAGE. IF ILLEGAL PLAYER IS FOUND, SAID PLAYER IS STILL ALLOWED TO PLAY WITH THE FIRST TEAM HE PLAYED FOR SATURDAY. EXAMPLE - BOBBY PLAYS SAT. AM WITH 11U KNIGHTS, AND SAT. PM WITH 11U HAWKS. PROTEST OCCURS IN PM GAME. 11U HAWKS LOSE, BOBBY PLAYS WITH 11U KNIGHTS SUN. AM
- AGE CUT OFF DATE IS MAY 1ST OR GRADE LEVEL
- 14U 8TH GRADE, 13U 7TH GRADE, 12U 6TH GRADE, AND SO ON.
COACH PITCH - HOUR HALF OR 6 INNINGS
9U-12U: HOUR HALF SATURDAY, HOUR FORTY SUNDAY, OR 6 INNINGS
13U-14U: HOUR HALF SATURDAY, HOUR FORTY SUNDAY, OR 7 INNINGS
NO NEW INNING WITH LESS THAN 5 MINUTES
GROUND RULES: 7U + 8U
- 6 PITCHES MAX, BATTER OUT AFTER 6TH PITCH
- 7 RUNS PER INNING, NO MATHMATICAL ELIMINATION
- BALL HITS COACH PITCHER, IF NOT MALICIOUS, DEAD BALL ALL RUNNERS ADVANCE 1 BASE
- CAN WALK EACH BATTER 1 TIME
- NO SLASHING OR BUNTING
- INFIELD FLY RULE IS NOT IN EFFECT
GROUND RULES (9U AND UP):
- NATIONAL FEDERATION OF HIGH SCHOOL RULES
- CAN BAT 9, 10 OR ENTIRE LINE UP. CAN USE DH AND EH
- FREE DEFESNIVE SUBSITUTION
- RUN RULES 15 AFTER 3, 8 AFTER 4
- NO PITCHING IS RECRODED
BAT RULES - YOUTH (14U AND BELOW)
- 7U THROUGH 14U MUST HAVE THE 1.15 BPF STAMP OR BBCOR OR WOOD
- 13U AND 14U MUST USE -5 OR -3 ONLY. THIS IS A SAFETY DECISION
- 13U MAY USE -10 OR -8 IN FALL ONLY
NON RING TOURNAMENTS:
8U-12U: TROPHIES FOR 1ST AND 2ND PLACE, TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL
13U-14U: MEDALS FOR 1ST AND 2ND PLACE, TEAM TROPHY
SPLIT BRACKETS ONLY AWARDS FOR 1ST/2ND PLACE
*NO AWARDS FOR 5TH PLACE ETC.*
ALL AGES: RINGS FOR 1ST PLACE ONLY, 2ND PLACE TROPHIES. TEAM TROPHIES FOR 1ST AND 2ND
HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS
- NATIONAL FEDERATION HIGH SCHOOL GROUND RULES
- BBCOR OR WOOD BATS ONLY
- FREE DEFENSIVE SUBSITITUION
- CAN BAT 9, 10, OR LINE UP. CAN USE DH AND EH
- NO PITCHING IS RECORDED FOR HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS
-all refunds are based off a three game format (including 4 game guarantees)
-no cash back, credits will be awarded based on number of games played. online payments will be refunded.
All teams must pay a $50 non refundable scheduling deposit in order to be listed on that weekends schedule. In event of a cancellation prior to any games being played, this deposit will NOT be refunded.
All checks must have DL# written in top left area and a VALID DL or ID must be presented with check, NO EXCEPTIONS! Any bounced checks will be assessed a $50 service fee.
All protest must be made with a $100 cash deposit. When you are ready for protest, pay the plate umpire the deposit. Time will be stopped and a director called to your field. After review if protesting team was in the right, deposit is returned. If protesting team is wrong, deposit is forfeited and play resumed.
All teams must maintain and provide their own insurance on request. If insurance is requested and can not be produced or verified, that team stops play immediately and is removed from the tournament with no refunds, regardless of games played.
By being scheduled, your team and yourself as a manager take full responsibility for your team, players, fans, or anyone associated with your team. You also validate that neither yourself nor any associates of your team holds Houston Select Baseball, it's employees, volunteers, facilities, or any other affiliated entity liable for any personal, physical, or property damages incurred during any HSB event.