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NBGSA Annual Tournament
Niles Brandywine Girls Softball Association, Inc.
320 Bell Road, Niles, Michigan 49120
Invitational Softball Tournament 2015
We would like to invite you to our annual Niles Brandywine Girls Softball Association’s Invitational Softball Tournament on July 17th thru 19th and July 24th thru 26th.
We are offering five divisions of play:
July 17th thru 19th – 14U & 16U
July 24th thru 26th – 8U, 10U & 12U
There will be a 6 team limit in each age division for this weekend
All teams will be required to register at the official registration table at Fireman’s Youth Park at the Maxine Harris Memorial Field. No registration will be accepted at any other field. Please have a birth certificate or driver’s license for all players prior to playing the first game. ASA age cut off is 1-1-2015. Rosters are limited to 15 players. Rosters cannot be changed after the start of the team’s first game.
The tournament will be Pool Play on Friday & Saturday and Bracket Play will begin following Pool Play. Tournament rules are on the following pages for your convenience.
The tournament fee is required to be paid in advance. All teams are guaranteed 4 games.
Registration deadline is July 10, 2015, non refundable - no exceptions.
Upon receipt of payment, your spot will be held.
Mail complete registration form and tournament fee of $300 or $275 if registered by June 19, 2015, payable to N.B.G.S.A, Inc. to: N.B.G.S.A
C/O Denelle Clark, Tournament Director
PO BOX 983, Niles, Michigan 49120
The parking fee is $15 for the weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) or $5 a day. For additional information, map or directions contact Carol Cramer, President 574-532-5993, Cmitch1021@aol.com or Denelle Clark, Tournament Director, 574-298-0097, NBGSAsoftball@yahoo.com.
As always, all teams are invited to the complimentary “get to know your neighbor” potluck-cookout on Friday starting after 4:30 p.m. This is a great way to bring teams together and make introductions. Also, we will be having a pancake/waffle breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings for all teams, for a minimal charge. Our concession stand will be fully stocked.
Come join us for a great time. We hope to see you!!
ASA affiliated leagues are required to conduct background checks on all adult volunteers/employees. This includes all Board Members, grounds crew, umpires, managers, coaches, team mom/dad and concession stand employees and any other adults that have repetitive access to or contact with the players or teams.
NBGSA is required to conduct the background checks thru M.A.S.A., Michigan Amauteur Softball Association
Sign up at https://www.registerasa.com, you will be asked to enter your personal info as well as a drivers license, once you have been cleared (can take 24 hours or more to clear) then you can take the ACE test, which is required by all Managers, and highly recommended for all coaches and any volunteer personal. the ACE certification gives you access to teaching materials and a insurance policy. Cost for this is $25 for first year, $20 for each year after that
All coaches and managers will be required to provide proof of ACE or a cleared background check if requested. Managers must have a ACE certification completed prior to Draft Day. All coaches must have background checks or ACE completed immediately after Draft Day.
ACE COACHING CERTIFICATION
The ACE Coaching Certification program is provided to any coach through RegisterASA.com. Coaches normally log in to take the certification exam using a username and password (if a profile already exists from a previous certification or from a registration). After purchase, a clear ASA background check is required before access to the certification program is allowed.
Coaching instructions are provided in short video clips categorized by topic which are then followed by an on-screen question and answer section. The certification will be complete once all questions are answered correctly.
NOTE: All missed questions are presented at the end of the exam to allow the coach to review the question again and answer correctly.
Each coach who successfully completes the ACE certification receives an ID card, with background check clearance noted on the card. Level 1 coaches also receive an ACE manual in CD-Rom format. All ACE certifications expire on December 31 each year.
It is necessary for each coach to re-certify each year in order to maintain an active certification for the current season.
Either of these sites will take you about 30 minutes to complete and there is no cost. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to print a certificate. Please send MASA a copy of the certificate. At this time, you only have to be certified once.
If you have a certificate from either of the above listed web sites, this will satisfy the requirement. Your certificate must be on file with MASA.
These requirements need to be completed before a team can be approved.
All players must review the concussion requirements, then print and sign their name. This requirement also needs to be completed before a team can be approved. This requirement is valid till a player reaches his/her 18th birthday.
This Concussion Form, which is now a fill in form, must be completed by all adults and players, and then submitted to the MASA state office by the head coach. The fillable columns are Student Athletic Name and Parent or Guardian Name only!
We would ask the head coach to submit all of the above items 'at the same time'. Please do not send separately.