WHAT WE DO
Located just outside of downtown Dayton, Action Sports is an entertainment venue that provides fields for travel baseball and soccer teams. Action Sports is also partners with Greater Dayton Flag Football League. Each year Action Sports hosts 20-25 baseball tournaments, multiple baseball leagues and provides a home facility to teams around the Dayton area.
HOW WE DO IT
With professional on site staff consistently at the park, Action Sports is always ready for your team or group to be a part of what we do! We provide very large baseball tournaments that cater to all types of competition levels.
WHY WE DO IT
It is and always will be a goal of ours to provide the best sports fields in the Dayton area. We want all kids to have a memorable experience at our park! We do what we do in order to create an enjoyable weekend experience for every player and family that visits our park!
- No weapons of any kind permitted on the premises
- No drugs or alcohol permitted on the premises
- No Pets permitted on the premises
No outside food or beverages permitted on the premises. Patrons will be asked to take it back to the vehicle. Players may bring drinks for the game or small personal water cooler
No fighting. You will be asked to leave the premises.
Please utilize paved parking lots if spots are available. Utilize over-flow parking only if paved parking is unavailable
No children under the age of 12 permitted outside the playing area without a parent. Parents can drop their children under 12 off for games but not as spectators.
Trashcans will be provided so please use them. Please respect our facility as you would your home
Please be alert when walking and moving about the public areas for foul balls and maintenance equipment
Action Sports Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items or damage to personal property. Damage due to foul balls or other activities associated with the events taking place at the facility are not the responsibility of Action Sports Center.
General Tournament Rules
Each age bracket is structured to ensure the game minimums are met as well as providing a challenging and competitive event. In certain age groups, modifications to that format may take place to help determine a winner. Depending on age group size, straight pool play may be used to determine the winner or elimination play, whichever makes the most sense for the event. Please check your respective age group schedule and brackets to see how your specific event is structured. Those items would have been sent in a separate document but are also available on our website at www.usactionsports.com
The exact format of the tournament, e.g., number of pools, number of teams in each pool, etc., will be set by the Tournament Director and can be modified at any time in order to facilitate tournament play.
In each age division, there will be 1stand 2ndplace individual awards.
Tournament rules are covered below.
Rules not specifically outlined below are covered by OHSAARules.
- All players must be fully uniformed, which includes the following: Pants, socks, cap, and team shirt with numbers.
- Managers and coaches must wear a baseball cap and will be properly dressed. (Coaches may wear coaching shorts).
- While in the field, as a defensive player, team caps must be worn.
- Protest of uniforms will not be allowed. It shall be the Tournament Director’s responsibility regarding uniform legality.
- A full-use batting helmet which covers the top and back of the head and the side of the face must be worn by every player while in the on-deck circle, when at bat and while on the bases.
- All bat boys/girls will wear full-use batting helmets when their team is at bat.
- The catcher must wear protective gear: Mask, chest protector, shin guards, protective cup, catcher’s helmet and throat guard.
- Metal spikes are prohibited for age divisions 12U and below.
- Game time is forfeit time. Please have your team warmed up and ready to play. Forfeits will be a 9-0 loss. If both teams are present and willing to start early, this is allowed.
- No BP before games on any of the fields. BP cages at a tournament reduced price are available in the main building.
- All 13U and 14U pool play games will be seven (7) innings (no new inning to start after 1:40 hours). Tied pool play games that exceed the time limit are declared a tie.
- In bracket play (if single or double elimination brackets are part of the event)leading to the championship game, atime limit will be enforced with no new inning starting after 1:40. In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time, one extra inning shall be allowed. If further play is required to determine a winner, a runner shall be placed at first and second base with no outs. Runners must be the last 2 batters of the previous inning. Play continues in such fashion until a winner is determined.
- All 8U to 12U games will be six (6) innings with a time limit (no new inning to start after 1:40 hours). Tied pool play games that exceed the time limit are declared a tie. (8U no new inning to start after 1:15 hours)
- A new inning is designated by the first pitch of the inning. If the umpire deems that a new inning cannot start (with proper pitcher warm up) within the 1:40, the final decision belongs to the field official
- All consolation games will be subject to tournament time limits
- In bracket play (if single or double elimination brackets are part of the event)leading to the championship game, a time limit will be enforced with no new inning starting after 1:40. In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time, one extra inning shall be allowed. If further play is required to determine a winner, a runner shall be placed at first and second base with no outs. Runners must be the last 2 batters of the previous inning. Play continues in such fashion until a winner is determined.
- Championship games are continued until there’s a winner. There is a 2 hour time limit in the Championship game at each age levelif it is not the last game of the day on that field. No new inning may start after 2 hours. If game is tied after time limit the last batted out will be placed on 2ndbase with 0 outs to begin the inning. If it is last game of day on that field there will be no time limit.
- Courtesy runner for the catcher or pitcher at any time at coach’s discretion. The courtesy runner must be a player not currently in the lineup. If roster batting, use last recorded out.
- $100.00 cash non-refundable protest fee. Protest decided on the field by umpire and tournament director. The request for protest must be made at the time of contention on the field. A protest cannot be made after play has resumed.
- During pool play home team will be determined by coin flip. Higher seed will be home team in elimination play. In the championship game, the higher seed is always the home team. In the case of two teams from different pods facing one another in elimination and both being of equal seeds playing out of their respective pods, record shall determine seeding. If records are equal a coin flip shall determine home team.
In the case of a double elimination tournament, where the team playing out of the losers bracket beats the team coming out of the winners bracket, a coin flip shall determine home team in the ‘if necessary’ game.
Consolation game home team shall always be determined by coin flip.
- Home team is responsible for official score book
- Pitcher visitation rules shall be MLB Rules
- Reporting scores to the tournament director is the responsibility of the WINNING team.If a team fails to textthe score to the directorprior to next game, the game shall be considered a tie. Tournament personnel will not be responsible for chasing down game scores.
- Once your rosters are submitted prior to the event and the event has started, no new players may be added during the event.
OHSAA Approved USSSA/BBCOR Bats (1.15, Wood)
The game shall be terminated in all games, including championship games that the spread reaches:
- 20 runs or more after 1 innings
- 15 runs or more after 2 innings
- 12 runs or more after 3 innings
- 10 runs or more after 4 innings
- 8 runs or more after 5 innings
Most of our tournaments impose Pitching limits. Each team is expected to use prudent caution with their pitching staff. Rules are denoted on the pitching forms that must be filled out by the WINNING team and submitted to the tournament director immediately following the game.See pitching form for rules for your specific event.
The following rules will determine how teams will advance out of their pool or determine round robin champion if applicable:
- Head to Head
- Fewest Runs Allowed
- Highest Run Scored
- Coin Flip
Note: Head to head will be used in cases where everyone has played one another in a pod or in the case where head to head clearly defines a tie break situation. If multiple teams are involved in a tie break, and not everyone has played one another, fewest runs allowed will be used to break a tie.
Extra Hitter, Designated Hitter, Roster Batting
Roster batting is optional. You may bat 9, use an EH and/or a DH. Free defensive substations if you bat roster. You must declare what you are doing during umpire instructions.
An extra hitter (EH) will be allowed. This will give a team a 10-player line-up that must be declared before the start of the game and used the remainder of the game. The player in the EH position, while not actually playing a defensive position, will be treated as though they are for substitution purposes. The re-entry rule applies for the EH.
A Designated Hitter will be allowed, but if removed from the game, cannot re-enter.
A team may start a game with 8 players but must take an out in the event the 9thplayer does not show in time for his scheduled at bat. Every time that player’s spot comes up in the order and it is vacant, an out must be taken. If a 9thplayer does arrive, the team may insert that player into the lineup. That lineup spot must be last in the batting order.
If a team starts with 9 but is unable to continue a lineup utilizing more than 9 players due to injury or illness, that slot in the batting order will be an out
All teams must turn in a completed and signed Roster at check-in along with parental waivers.
All teams must have photocopies of birth certificates – Birth certificates do not have to be shown before start of 1st game, but have birth certificates available upon request.
All participants are competing at their own risk. By participating you agree to hold the Tournament director, Tournament officials, tournament hosts, tournament sponsors, and City of Dayton and any sanctioning organization associated with this tournament harmless from any liability resulting from participation in the tournament. Team insurance is mandatory and proof of insurance must be submitted at check-in.
The schedules will be posted at www.usactionsports.comunder your particular event. Action Sports Center reserves the right to change schedules at any time to help facilitate tournament play.
Any outstanding tournament fees MUST be paid at the time of check-in.
The tournament weather information number is (937)223-5713. Use this number (one representative per team please) to get tournament updates in the event of rain or other necessary changes. This information is also posted on our website at www.usactionsports.com
8U – Coach Pitch Rules
- No new inning shall start after 1 hr 5 minutes.
- Ten fielders will be used. Normal positions with four outfielders. Outfielders must be approximately an equal distance from home plate; this means no “short fielders”. Outfielders must have both feet in the grass – (if applicable and depending on the field of play)
- One coach is allowed in the outfield when his/her team is on defense. The defensive coach should be positioned behind the outfielders.
- The fielding pitchers must be within 5’ of the pitching rubber until the ball is pitched. The fielding pitcher may stand to the right, left, or behind the mound, but not in front of the designated pitcher.
- The designated pitcher will pitch overhand from the pitching rubber. The designated pitcher MUST make every effort to leave the playing field immediately after the ball is hit. The designated pitcher will use caution NOT TO INTERFERE with the ball, fielders, and runner, and will remain off the field until play is stopped. If the designated pitcher interferes with the play, all runners will return to the last base they were at. The designated pitcher shall refrain from coaching the runners; this is the responsibility of the base coaches.
- 8U There will be no more than seven pitches to the batter. If the ball is not put into play on one of those pitches, the batter will be called out, with the following EXCEPTIONS:
- A foul ball (unless caught) on the third strike, if it is also the 7th pitch, will not be counted as part of the seven pitches.
- If a batted ball hits the designated pitcher, it shall be ruled a DEAD BALL; no pitch, no strike.
- No walks
- The infield fly rule is in NOT in effect
- Batter cannot run on dropped third strike
- No bunting. If the umpire judges that the batter bunted or attempted to bunt, the pitch is counted as a strike.
- A base runner will be called out if they leave the base before the ball crosses the plate. This will not affect any other play that is being made on the batted ball.
- No stealing.
- Play is stopped when the ball is in control of an infielder and the lead runner has been stopped. Coaches, please don’t send runners if the infielder is in control of the ball. If you wouldn’t send a runner at a higher age level, then don’t send him at this level. We are trying to teach them how to play the game correctly. Infielders can request time, but ONLY the umpire can call time.
- A half inning shall consist of three (3) outs or eight (8) runs, whichever comes first.
The tournament director retains the ultimate decision on refunds of tournament entry fees. The refund policy for ACTS of GOD is outlined below:
- 100% before bracket drawn
- 75% if tournament is postponed or canceled and no games are played.
- 50% if tournament is postponed or canceled and team only played one game
- No refund if the team plays more than one game.
If a team does not finish the tournament and elects to drop out before playing and after brackets are drawn, is not eligible for a refund.
The refund policy for teams withdrawing from an event that was not cancelled and doing so prior to play, is as follows:
- Cancel within a week of the event – No Refund (7 days)
- Cancel within 8-14 days – 25% Refund
- Cancel within 15-21 days – 50% Refund
- Cancel within 22-28 days – 75% Refund
- Cancel 29+ days – 100% Refund
In the event of a refund situation, a team may opt to exchange the equivalent value of the refund for:
- Future Tournament at Action Sports Center
- Field Rental Time at Action Sports Center
- Team Lessons at Action Sports Center
- Cage and Training Facility Time at Action Sports
Rules of Conduct
We at Action Sports Center strive to provide a quality and positive playing experience for the teams and fans alike. We kindly request that:
- Coaches please exhibit professionalism and sportsmanship and please communicate with your players and spectators that we request the same of them as well.
- This is youth baseball, players make errors so please use the opportunity to coach your players positively
- The health and well being of your players is of first concern. Always make your decisions on the side of caution
- Umpires are the final say. Excessive arguing of calls may result in ejection from the park. This is the umpires call
- Umpires may eject a fan from the park if the fan becomes unruly or abusive to the umpire, other team or another player.
- Team managers must have full control of their players at all times. This means “on” and “off” the field, in a timely fashion
- Team managers that are ejected from a game are no longer eligible to return for any remaining games of the tournament.
- Players that are ejected from a game must sit out for one complete game following the ejection.
- In case of disputed play or decision, coaches may consult the umpire. The other players and coaches or sponsors are to be kept out of the discussion.
- Managers are to report any unsportsmanlike or derogatory acts by players or spectators to the tournament director. The purpose here is to prevent any serious situation developing that would be harmful to the tournament.
- Managers, coaches, players, sponsors, and teams are liable for suspension by not adhering to the tournament rules in effect. This could mean suspension for a game, games, tournament or a longer duration depending on the act of violation.
- A player, coach, manager, or sponsor may be suspended for fighting, abusive tactics or unbecoming acts that are detrimental and not in the best interest of tournament play.
- Be careful of your conduct. Be sure that no action occurs that could reflect adversely on your sponsor, team, or individuals. Remember that the wrong actions of even one player can reflect upon your entire team and the various sporting programs.
- Any report by the hotel or motel management of destruction of property or abuse of hotel or motel property will be dealt with very sternly. Team managers and sponsors will not be warned other than through this notice.