Sharon Softball

2018 Softball Tournaments
 
For the eleventh year in a row (since 2008), SYBSA (Sharon Youth Baseball and Softball Association) has been hosting girls softball tournaments during the Summer at Ames Street Field in Sharon, Massachusetts. Teams from Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and throughout Massachusetts have competed in these tournaments over the years. Read comments from those coaches. Please read the following to learn more about the dates, registration, rules and other pertinent information.
 

For the safety of the players, 10U teams are NOT allowed to use metal cleats.

For the safety of the parents, players and coaches, barbeque grills, dogs, alcohol and smoking are prohibited.

 
Dates
The following are the dates for the two 2018 tournaments. To view a current list of teams signed up for each tournament, click the date below.
 
Summer Showdown
Summer Showdown
10U (8) and 12U (12)
Max Teams - 26
14U (12) and 16U (10)
Max Teams - 26
PONY Invitational
PONY Invitational
Guaranteed - 4 games - Weather Permitting (rain policy)
Guaranteed - 4 games - Weather Permitting (rain policy)
Friday, Saturday - Round Robin
Friday, Saturday - Round Robin
Sunday - Playoffs
Sunday - Playoffs
Trophies - Top 2 Each Division
Trophies - Top 2 Each Division
Registration Fee
$525
Registration Fee
$575
 
Registration
To register, click here.
 
Umpires
All 12U, 14U and 16U games will have two umpires at every game. Our 10U games will use one umpire on Friday, Saturday and for any play-in games on Sunday. Two umpires will be used on Sunday for all 10U semifinal and final games.
 
Run Limit
There is no run limit rule per inning for 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U.
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Snack Shack - Sharon operates a full service snack shack serving hot dogs, burgers, breakfast sandwiches, chicken nuggets, french fries, snacks, drinks and slush. All snack shack proceeds help us maintain the fields. We appreciate your support at some point during the tournament. Click here for the 2018 tournament menu.

Game Times - Games typically occur from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday and 8:00 am to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Pool Play Schedule - The pool play schedule will not only be sent out to coaches at least one week prior to each tournament but they will be posted on Tourney Machine as well.

Single Elimination Brackets - The single elimination brackets for Sunday will be determined immediately after the last game on Saturday and coaches will be notified via Email or text that results are available on Tourney Machine.

Pitching Distance - 10U games are at 35-feet, 12U games are at 40-feet, 14U games are at 43-feet and 16U games are at 43-feet.

Tournament Shirts/Softball Products - A tournament shirt is designed each year providing the tournament name, date and all the teams listed on back. We will also have other assorted softball clothing for sale.

MVP Pins - At the conclusion of each game, each team will select an MVP from the opposing team and give her an MVP Pin. Teams can consult with the opposing coaches on who the best MVP choice is helping to ensure that multiple girls from a team receive an MVP Pin during the tournament.

 
Rules, Information
Game rules (pdf)
PONY 2017 Softball Rules (url)
Rain and Weather Refund policy (pdf)
Notes/Directions (pdf)
Ames Street Field Layout (pdf)
Parking - Avoid Tickets
 
Questions
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Payne at chrisandbrad@yahoo.com or (617) 759-7620.