About Winter Madness Softball Tournaments
Winter Madness Softball Tournaments are held indoors each January to March at the Tuckahoe Sports (TSI) Training Center. Each tournament has a 3 or 4 team format with a 2 game guarantee (GG).
Top 2 teams advance to a championship game. For 2019, all 25 Winter Madness tournaments across 10U, 12U, and 14U sold out – with over 60 travel ball softball teams participating!
To join the interest list for Winter Madness 2020 or for any event questions, please contact Theresa Caraher, TSI Director of Softball Operations.
WINTER MADNESS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT – RECENT GAME TIMES AND THEME
3/15 – 3/16 WEEKEND THEME: St. Patrick’s Day! (Teams are encouraged to wear anything related to St. Patrick’s Day – e.g. socks, t-shirts, hats)
WINTER MADNESS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT – OVERALL SCHEDULE
All events are free and open to the public. Come out and support girls fastpitch softball in Virginia!
2019 WINTER MADNESS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
|Event Date||10U Champion||12U Champion||14U Champion|
|Sat 1/5||Lady Titans Caraher|
|Fri 1/11||New Kent Lady Giants|
|Sat 1/12||Havok Fiege|
|Sat 1/19||Havok Bolt|
|Fri 1/25||VA Crushers Wolf|
|Sat 1/26||VA Crushers Wolf||Fauquier Freeze|
|Fri 2/1||Lady Titans Caraher|
|Sat 2/2||Havok Fiege||Havok Purple|
|Fri 2/8||Havok Whitt|
|Sat 2/9||VA Crushers|
|Fri 2/15||Lady Lightning Gold|
|Sat 2/16||Starz Gold Perks||Fauquier Freeze|
|Fri 2/22||Galaxy Fastpitch|
|Sat 2/23||Lady Titans Smith||Stealerz of VA|
|Fri 3/1||Lady Titans Couch|
|Sat 3/2||Southside Fury Howerton|
|Fri 3/8||RBA South|
|Sat 3/9||Glory Bronowicz|
|Fri 3/15||Lady Giants 2k8|
|Sat 3/16||Sarasota Heat|
WINTER MADNESS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Tuckahoe Sports Training Center
2450 Little League Dr.
Henrico, VA 23233
We are located only a few minutes from Short Pump in Richmond’s West End. External food and beverage prohibited inside the Training Center. However, concessions are available in the lobby.
2019 WINTER MADNESS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT – OTHER IMAGES
WINTER MADNESS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION
Teams must be registered and have paid prior to tournament. First come first serve for paid teams. Tournaments sold out this winter, so be sure to register and submit payment as early as possible. No refunds issued once registered.
All teams need to arrive no more than 60 mins prior to game time!
$175 per team, Umpire Fee = $20/game (pay umpire at the plate)
Each team will be assigned an indoor batting cages and warm-up areas for the duration of the tournament for extra reps and batting practice.
Please enter the field through the centerfield gate in order to expedite the schedule
WINTER MADNESS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT POOL & BRACKET PLAY
A. Pool play will last five (5) innings or have a 55 – minute time limit whichever occurs first.
DROP DEAD AT 55 MINUTES, the score is what it is –no reverting back.
B. Bracket (non-championship) games MAY end in a tie. The two teams to play in the championship game will be determined by the following criteria in order: overall record, head-to-head, runs allowed, and then runs scored. If there is still a tie between two teams after this criteria, a coin flip will determine who advances to the championship game.
C. You may bat your entire roster, but you must end the game with the same number of batters in your lineup as you started with. In the event of an injury and you have no substitutes, you will be awarded an out every time that person is supposed to bat. Free defensive substitutions and you CAN play with 3 outfielders.
D. It is STRONGLY recommended that ALL players in the field wear face-masks, including outfielders, due to the turn and chance of the ball ricocheting off of poles.
E. There will be a coin flip at the beginning of each game to determine home and away teams. Reminder: Bracket (non-championship) games end when time expires – regardless of team batting. Championship games end at the conclusion of the final full inning. Pitcher is only allowed two warm up pitches in between innings with no throw down to second from catcher. Pinch runners for catcher and/or must be last out or a substitute not in the batting order. (THIS IS TO HAVE CATCHER READY TO GO WHEN INNING IS COMPLETE).
F. Balls may be played off the top net. Balls that hit the top netting are considered live, if caught it will be considered an out. Balls that hit off a top net or fence in foul territory is considered DEAD. Balls that hit off the outfield fence will be live but will not be considered an out if caught in the air after hitting the netting. Anything hit about the fence line is an automatic double. No home runs.
G. Sliding is allowed as it is in outdoor tournaments.
WINTER MADNESS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT TIE-BREAKER RULES TO ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
C. Runs Allowed
D. Runs Scored
E. Coin Flip
WINTER MADNESS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
A. Five (5) innings or 55-minute time limit. We will finish the inning. We must have a winner.
B. International tiebreaker will be in effect when 55-minutes or five (5) innings have expired.
C. Umpires will keep time – The official scorekeeper will record the game time in the official book
D. You may bat your entire roster, but you must end the game with the same number of batters in your lineup as you started with. In the event of an injury and you have no substitutes, you will be awarded an out every time that person is supposed to bat. Free defensive substitutions and you CAN play with 3 outfielders.
E. Balls may be played off the top net. Balls that hit the top netting are considered live, if caught it will be considered an out . Balls that hit off a top net or fence in foul territory is considered DEAD. Balls that hit off the outfield fence will be live but will not be considered an out if caught in the air after hitting the netting. Anything hit about the fence line is an automatic double. No home runs.
During the entirety of the tournament, sportsmanship is expected from all players, coaches and spectators. If the umpire sees fit to eject someone from the game, this person(s) will be asked to leave the facility.