8U-12U: 5-Game format, pool play with two brackets, depending on number of teams. Double Elimination Championship bracket.
13U-14U: 5-Game format, Super 64-double elimination regional brackets with teams advancing to three brackets of play (see Super 64 icon for details).
15U: 5-Game format, pool play with two brackets. Double Elimination Championship bracket.
Upperclass: (2018 grads and younger) 5-game format, pool play with bracket play.
New age cutoff information for 13u & 14u teams:
*13U Division Players who turn 14 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 7th grade. Also, any player turning 15 prior to May 1 will not be eligible.
*14U Division Players who turn 15 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 8th grade. Also, any player turning 16 prior to May 1 will not be eligible.
**Additional verification will be needed for these players.
Entry Fee Includes:
-15 Tournament ID badges w/ tournament logo
-No time limits in all Championship bracket play
-One dozen Baden baseballs
-No gate fees
-Opening Ceremonies 8U-14U @ TicketReturn.Com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans with 15 Pins and 15 Game tickets
-Full-time event concierge
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.
One dozen baseballs are provided to each team, extras can be pre-ordered. Provide two new and two used baseballs per game.
The SUMMER NATIONALS returns to Myrtle Beach for the 15th 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!
The SUMMER NATIONALS in Myrtle Beach is a Championship destination. The event draws teams from more than 25 states annually and internationally from Venezuela and Puerto Rico. 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.
OPENING CEREMONIES!!! Opening ceremonies will return TicketReturn.Com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. It will be a great atmosphere. There will be vendors to check out, pin trading, skills, concessions, music and lots of family fun! It’s going to be a blast and what a better way to start off the excitement of the tournament than by joining us for the fun? At Opening Ceremonies each club will be announced, and their team logo displayed on the jumbo scoreboard. Please feel free to come before or stay after your designated time to enjoy the fun atmosphere and check out all activities.
Check out the options below for more specifics for opening ceremonies on Sunday the 15th for 8u, 10u, 12u and 13u and Friday the 20th for 9u, 11u and 14u.
Opening Ceremonies will be held at TicketReturn.com Field from 4pm-8pm on July 15 and from 12pm-4pm on July 20.
Opening Ceremonies Only: This will include team announcement and parade around the field, make sure you have your logo turned in.
Pelicans game parade: This will include team announcement prior to a Pelicans game. You will need tickets to the game of your choice; parents, players and coaches will all need tickets.
Opening Ceremonies and Pelicans Parade: This will include a team announcement, along with being on the schedule for the parade the night before the Pelicans game. You will need to make sure you have your team logo turned in along with having tickets for the Pelicans Game parents, players and coaches will all need tickets.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the option you are going to be participating in and he will get you added to the schedule. The time for each divisions announcements will be listed below.
PIN TRADING! 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, and the banner contest. In order for teams to collect as many pins as possible, we will be keeping a live list of the teams that plan on participating at this years event. Please email me at email@example.com to let me know if your club plans to join in the fun!! The participating teams will be listed under "Event Updates" on the tournament website. I will also ask each team that is trading pins to donate one to the tournament. In 2010 we began the process of building a display of all the teams that attend the Summer Nationals and would love to add your teams pin to the collection. The display will be carried forward from year to year. Pin trading is designed for ages 8U-13U but not limited to those age groups.
TEAM SKILLS CHALLENGE: All Inclusive skills results can be found under the documents tab. (For 8U-14U)! ! The challenges will be: Bunting, 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 be a prize awarded to the winning team in each event. 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. 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 within the hour and ten minute slot designated for your age division. 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: THE BUNTING CHALLENGE:
*4 players per team are allowed to participate. *Participants will be given 5 pitches. *Points will be awarded as follows: All balls must be fair to score points. TCS judges will have the final say on determination of scoring. 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 HIGHEST POINT BUNTS by the individual or team.
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 -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 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!**
Session 1: 8U, 10U, 12U, 13U
Session 2: 9U, 11U, 14U