AkS Classic

Aug. 27 to 29

This year we’re celebrating hosting our 19th AkS Classic Coed Softball Tourney. Depending on the final tourney size we may need teams to kick off the tourney games Friday night so please keep that in mind and let us know if your team can play Friday, (teams that accept this challenge will get a more sleep Saturday morning!)

This tourney features more games and more giveaways than any other tourney this summer, we’ll be adding some items as the tourney draws near.

This is our end of season coed tourney and we have four divisions (THESE WILL CHANGE WITH NEW STATE CODE):

  • Coed Open Comp: Team can be made up of any players, even if they didn’t play on a coed team this season, THIS IS WHERE MEN ON THE RESTRICTED LIST, limit of 2 restricted per team
  • Coed Open B: Open rosters but players had to play in Coed B or lower this year, no restricted players
  • Coed C: Pick up up to 5 players that played Coed C or D this year, no restricted players
  • Coed D: Pick up up to 5 players that played Coed D or only ASA Coed Rec this year, no restricted players

Frequently asked questions:

What is the difference between Open Comp, Open B, C and D?

In Open Comp anyone and everyone can play, you don’t have to have played Coed this year, it’s also where Coed A players and Restricted players have to play. In Open B the players have to have played on a Coed B or below team during this season, this is also where your team should play if you are a Coed C/D team from this year but you need more than 5 pickups. In Coed C the players have to have played on a Coed C or below team during this season. D/Rec are teams that played D or Rec during the season, if you are a rec team and want to get a 4 run spot during games your pick-ups have to be from other Rec teams, if you pick up D players you play as D, limit 5 pickups in the D/Rec division from D or below.

I only played Men’s this year, can I still pick up?

Yes but you have to play in the Open Comp tourney

Can my Fall Ball team play?

If your team is a new Fall Ball team you are welcome to play in the Coed C, if your Fall Ball team has the same roster as your league team from this season then sign-up in the appropriate division.

Can my 7-3 (Rec in Anchor Town) team play?

Yes, as a Coed C team as long as you don’t have any restricted men on the roster and you can have up to two Men’s Comp Players that played Coed C in 2019

How are pick-up players rated?

Pick-up player ratings are based on the players highest rating this season, so if they played Comp at one association and C at another, they have to play as Comp.

Can Church and/or Faith League teams play?

Yes their rating would be as D unless a player or players on the team play on an upper level team, then they would take the rating of the highest rated player.

How Many Teams can I play on?

Only one team per player.

Payments:

How do we pay for the tourney?

Aksports.com is running the entire tourney so we are paying for the field usage, the balls, the umpires and all the awards. To make it easier for the local associations we are also handling the fees. To sign-up purchase a ticket here on this site, the team fee, $310, can be paid two ways: 1) When buying the ticket; 2) bring cash to the tourney. Team fees MUST be paid before the second round robin game is played. NO CHECKS PLEASE

What you will get for your team’s $310 entry fee:

  • 5 game guarantee
  • Unique hoodies for the winners and more shirts – Rather than do AllStars and MVP’s we give out more team shirts including upgrading first place to hoodies and then t-shirts for second and third (IF MORE THAN 5 TEAMS).
  • Raffle tickets – everyone on each team’s roster will get a ticket and have a shot to walk away with prizes throughout the tourney.
  • To play your team needs to buy a “ticket” here rather than go through your local association, and coaches/managers will be responsible for getting us a team roster prior to the tourney so we can confirm the team’s level of play.

Tourney rules to come

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AkS Classic

Just a reminder, our annual Labor Day Tourney is coming up at the end of August, the 28th-30th to be exact. Make a note because this year it’s the week BEFORE Labor Day and we hope that means more teams!!

We plan to have a skills competition on Friday this year, let us know what you think about these ideas:

1) Hitting competition — We’ll have alley’s set up on the field, you provide your own pitcher and hit 5-10 balls, hit the gaps and score more points…

2) Arm Accuracy — Three throws from the outfield to home, hit the garbage can get points, hit inside the can get more points . . .

3) Speed on the bases — first to home . . .

Any other ideas? All events would be limited to one male and one female from each team

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Two more showed up for this summer’s tourney giveaways... ...

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Initial details on the Fur Rondy Showshoe softball tourney, Feb. 27 & 28 at Kosinski Fields (photo is from back in the day, when the tourney was held at Cartee)
http://www.furrondy.net/events/snowshoe-softball-tournament
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Good luck to the Alaska women's team playing this weekend in the USSSA Challenge Cup. Friday RR games are :
Noon (AKST) vs Maryland
3:15 p.m. (AKST) vs Ohio
Follow the team here:
https://www.usssa.com/slowpitch/teamHome/?teamID=2912199
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More goodies for AkS SuperDraft 9 arrived today! ...

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Just heard Michael Schauer, a longtime player in coed and men’s in Anchorage, is currently in the hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. Please join us in send prayers and support for him, his family and teammates. ...

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Congrats to Hit Squad for winning the Men's Blood & Guts overflow tourney this weekend in the Reno area. Eddie's Coed team also took the trip down and played well. ...

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Good luck to the Alaska teams in Reno!
Current status:

Eddie’s (Coed) won first game 22-2, plays at 1pm Alaska time, Hit squad (Men’s) won first game by forfeit, playing now.
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Loading up for our 2021 tourneys ...

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