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.


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


Kraken playing in about an hour (games are behind), this is triple elim so lots of games left. ...

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Hit Squad play at 8am (AKDT) Sunday… ...

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Alaska Mens 50+ won Gold in their pool at Huntsman tourney in Utah. ...

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Busy weekend for Alaska softball players. This is the Alaska 50+ women’s team, winners of their pool’s Silver Medal at Huntsman tourney in Utah. A few of those ladies were also on the 55+ team that won Gold! ...

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The Alaska 55+ women’s gold winners from Huntsman World Senior Games in Utah.
Women’s 50+ play at 6:30 am for a spot at their pool’s gold medal game
Alaska 50+ men play at 1:10 pm for the gold as well

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Fallball in Anchorage wrapped up last night and unless you are traveling, the ballfields of Alaska will be dormant for the next six months, sans a snowshoe or bootball tourney here or there. We had another great time out at the fields all summer, spending 18 of the 21 weekends at a tourney somewhere, sponsoring four tourneys and watching a lot of softball. Hard to believe it but next year is our 30th anniversary of sponsoring at least one team, and as many as eight during a season we couldn’t say no to the softball director. It’s is also going to be our 25th anniversary for AkS so stay tuned for some unique gear and some cool projects we have up our sleeves for 2023. We gave away 20 bats at our events last year and have already started restocking our closet with sticks for 2023 (see the inventory below), we’ll also have a few raffles for charity as well. Hope to see everyone out there in May…maybe sooner? ...

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Rub 1 Out men’s tourney, 14 teams in Anchorage
1) LYT
2) Paisanos
3) Paladins
4) Duck Hunt

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