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Welcome to the18B USSSA National Championship events hosted in Joplin, MO. 

USSSA events draw teams from across the region and beyond.

This will be a resource for all information on these events. 

Please check in frequently to see new and important information for your team's end of season event.


2017 USSSA National Championships Information Packet


Congratulations on an outstanding season and welcome to the 2017 USSSA Fast Pitch National Championships Tournament. The National Championships Tournament will be held in Joplin, MO.


Games will be played at the Joplin Sports in Schifferdecker Park on July 12 - 17, 2017. 


This tournament will be for the 18 & Under B Division.

The USSSA Fast Pitch program will use a 5-game guarantee format in its World Series Tournament. Teams will be seeded into pools based on current USSSA ranking points and play a round robin. All teams will be seeded into a double elimination championship bracket following pool play. Seeding will be based on pool finish. The exact format of the tournament, e.g., number of games, number of teams in each pool, etc., will be set by the tournament director following USSSA Fast Pitch guidelines as approved by the USSSA Fast Pitch National Committee.

To guarantee your spot in the tournament, your team will need to complete the online entry process.  All entries must be made through the www.usssa.com website. You will be required to submit your entry and payment online. At this point it will be subject to approval by your state director. Once approved, your entry will be considered complete for this World Series Event. Official entry and payment process must be completed no later than July 10, 2017.  The entry fee for 2017 will be paid on line

All team rosters must be on the USSSA website and must be the one that was submitted to your state/area director when your team qualified for this tournament. Failure to comply with this rule will result in your team’s removal from the tournament.

All players participating in USSSA Fast Pitch youth tournament play shall have proof of age in possession of their team manager at all times. Proof of age must be verified by a government issued document that identifies the player by name, gender and birth date. Failure to produce a copy of such document upon demand by and deemed non-fraudulent by a tournament official will result in the offending team losing the game, being eliminated from the tournament, being placed last in the standings and forfeiting all awards, sponsor’s travel money and tournament berths that would have been awarded at the tournament.

Official Playing Rules:

All playing rules shall be governed by the official USSSA Fastpitch softball rulebook and national by-laws. Note that the rulebook online at www.usssa.com will always supersede the latest printed version if a discrepancy exists.

Coaches Meeting

July 11, 2017

Will be at 4:00pm at the

Joplin Sports Authority Office

3301 West 1st Street

Joplin, MO 64801



Holiday Inn Joplin

3615 S Range Line Rd, Joplin, MO, 64801, US

Phone Number  :  844-828-0969



Baymont Inn & Suites Joplin

3510 S Range Line Rd, Joplin, MO, 64804, US

Phone Number  :  844-226-2028



Awards Package sizes will be based on the number of teams in the tournament.
1. Team trophies
2. Individual awards
3. Team Sportsmanship award
4. Outstanding Pitcher award
5. Outstanding Offensive Player award
6. Outstanding Defensive Player award
7. MVP award

Gift Exchange

There will be a non-mandatory team gift exchange during one of your pool play games.  Teams wishing to participate should bring something that is representative of their home area, the value of which is not important.  It is recommended that teams bring a minimum of 16 gifts to exchange.


Spectator Admission is as follows: $10 per adult per day or $35 per adult for a tournament pass. For children ages 5-12 it is $5 per day or $15 for a tournament pass. Children 5 and under are free. This charge includes everyone except players and team coaches. A maximum of 3 coach passes will be issued. Players will be issued admitted to those listed on the submitted roster, and only players in uniform will be allowed to enter.

National Championships Merchandise

USSSA National Championships apparel and souvenirs, will be sold at the

Opening Ceremonies and throughout the tournament.


Tuesday Schedule
July 11, 2017
Coach Meeting at 4:00pm at theJoplin Sports Authority Office at least one coach needs to attend

Gate passes, welcome packets and pre order t-shirts will be handed out at this time

5:00pm : teams arrive at Wendell Redden Stadium at Schifferdecker park

5:30pm Introduction of Teams at Wendell Redden Stadium

6:30pm Social Event at Joplin Aquatic Center at Schifferdecker Park

Fathers wishing to play golf have a special offer fro $20/18holes with cart

Ask for Joplin Sports Authority USSSA Special Offer

Games will start on Weds, July 12, 2016 in the morning. Bracket schedules will not be mailed out in advance.  The pool play and double elimination brackets will be given to coaches during the team check-in.  Player, coach and other pre-tournament items will also be distributed at the team check-in. Pool play and bracket schedules will also be linked on the website a few days in advance.

Note that all times are subject to change.  Please verify itinerary during team check-in. Once the tournament begins, managers must check the main bracket board for any changes in game times, field assignments or other items related to tournament play or functions.



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