Skills and Team Introductions Updated 4/5:
SEE the ITINERARY: HERE
Teams 9U thru 12U are invited to trade pins at the skills contests on July 13th.
Teams trading pins:
West Raleigh Red
*Myrtle Beach Pelicans have informed us that for 2021 as part of the COVID Protocols the MLB has restricted access to fields, bullpens and dugouts to ONLY coaches, players and professional baseball personnel. No opening ceremonies, skills contest or games can be hosted on the field. They will be offering ticket packages for teams and recognizing the teams at the game.
8U-12U: 5-Game format, pool play with two brackets, depending on number of teams. Double Elimination Championship bracket.
13U & 14U: 5-Game format, double elimination championship bracket. (Super 64 team brackets each age)
15U: 5-Game format, pool play with two brackets. Double Elimination Championship bracket.
Upper-class Wood bat: (2021 grads and younger) 4-game format, pool play with bracket play.
-No gate fees of any kind.
-Teams are provided 1 dozen baseballs to start the tournament, teams must provide all game balls. We suggest labeling your game balls with team name. Additional balls may be purchased at the event.
-Game times- 8u-12U (1:45) / 13U & 14U (2:00) / 15U and older (2:10).
-Check the Who's Coming for the facilities being used for your age group.
A team roster must completed online with all authorized electronic signatures and must be turned in at team check-in. Copies of your player's birth certificates must be present at time of check-in and must be with the team during all tournament play.
The SUMMER NATIONALS in Myrtle Beach is a Championship destination. The event typically draws teams from more than 25 states annually and internationally. Games are played on a state-of-the-art turf facility, Grand Park, as well as natural grass facilities and local high schools. We host games at Coastal Carolina University as well as Myrtle Beach Pelicans Ballpark.
Myrtle Beach is known for its sand, ocean, golf and plenty of family activities; the SUMMER NATIONALS is where you can find some of the nation's finest baseball competition. The Summer Nationals is fueled by two things, a nationwide search to invite top teams looking for strong competition, and the growing popularity for teams and their families to combine their competitive baseball experience with a family vacation.
The City of Myrtle Beach as well as the surrounding communities have embraced this Triple Crown Championship and the teams that come to compete. Come enjoy this destination championship with 123 area golf courses, multiple amusement parks, great restaurants, endless entertainment, as well as the beautiful beaches on South Carolina's northern coast.
The SUMMER NATIONALS returns to Myrtle Beach for the 18th year! The Baseball, the Beach and the Sun... continues to be one of the most popular themes for competitive baseball teams and their families. Keeping that in mind, it doesn’t get any better than Myrtle Beach!
2020 Champions (45 teams, COVID limitations):
10u -- Clutch Performance (Highland, UT)
11u -- Canes NC Wiggins (Lucama, NC)
13u -- Canes Baseball Simpson (Tabor City, NC)
14u -- Carolina Select (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Upperclass -- Socastee Southern Attack
TEAM INTRODUCTIONS, SKILLS CHALLENGES, AND ALL INFORMATION FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS WILL BE FOUND HERE.
Team introductions and skills are all held this year at Grand Park , pin trading, skills, concessions, music and lots of activities for the entire team and families! (subject to change) Due to Pandemic Protocols set in place by the MLB Opening ceremonies will not be held at TicketReturn.Com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
PIN TRADING! 8U thru 12U Only: With every championship and special baseball tournament comes the opportunity to trade pins with other teams attending. Pin trading has become a tournament ritual for the Triple Crown Summer Nationals. What is special about our tournament is the opportunity for clubs to trade pins with more than just their own age group. Pin trading is scheduled for opening ceremonies but can happen at any time during the tournament including the skills contest.
TEAM SKILLS CHALLENGE: (For 9U-13U)! ! The challenges will be: HR Contest, Accuracy Throw, Timed home to first, & Bat Exit Speed (off tee). Read below for details on each competition. * Teams must sign up prior to the event. The registration form will be available under the ONLINE STORE link. Registrations WILL NOT be taken at the field. *Each player on the roster must participate if possible. There will also be 1 Over-all Team Winner, which is given to the team that has the highest number of points over-all for all events. (Subject to change due to Pandemic Protocols) The Skills Challenges and Opening Ceremonies will take place at TicketReturn.Com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Each team that signs up will receive a skills challenge time slot. This is used to minimize wait time for teams. You will be assigned a time slot once all teams in your age group have registered. (Space is limited) PLEASE make sure players are warmed up before participating in a skills challenge.
DESCRIPTION: HOME RUN CHALLENGE:
*3 players per team are allowed to participate. *Participants will be given 6 pitches. EACH TEAM MUST supply their own pitcher & catcher. All home run balls must be fair to be counted. Plate umpire will judge all balls. The highest total individual score will determine the individual winner. The highest combined team score will determine the team winner. Ties are broken based on the number of Home Runs hit on the 1st pitch to each individual batter(s).
ACCURACY THROW CHALLENGE:
*3 players per team are allowed to participate. *Participants will be given 4 total throws at 2 different targets. * Participants must stay within marked boundary. Failure to do so will result in the disqualification of that throw. Station 1 - (4 Throws) 60 ft. to target -3 points-no bounce to the net -2 points-no bounce to anywhere on the target -1 point-bounce to the net or the target Station 2 – (4 Throws) 100 ft. to target -5 points-no bounce to the net -2 points-no bounce to anywhere on the target -1 point-bounce to the net or the target The highest total individual score will determine the individual winner. The highest combined team score will determine the team winner.
TIMED HOME TO 1ST CHALLENGE:
*4 players per team are allowed to participate.. *Players will be timed on their speed from Home to 1st. *Each participant will be given 1 attempt. *Time will start when the participant starts movement and will stop when he crosses the finish line. The fastest single time will determine the winner. The team winner will be awarded based on the average of the fastest scores of the 4 participants.
BAT EXIT SPEED: *4 players per team are allowed to participate. *Each player will get 5 swings off a tee. Speed will be determined by Pocket Radar directly behind the net. The fastest single speed will determine the winner. The team winner will be awarded based on the average of the fastest speeds of the 4 participants.
COST: $100.00 per team *Each player on the roster must participate if possible and a player may participate in no more than 2 challenges. **ENTRIES ARE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 36 REGISTRATIONS PER SESSION!**
July 13th: 9u-12u