Slowpitch SuperDraft

May 6 & 7, 2017 at Cartee Complex in Anchorage

This year’s SuperDraft will be a two day tourney, Saturday and Sunday. If you can’t play both days PLEASE do not sign up. Teams are drafted with the expectation that players can make it to both days games.

May 5: Early Bird check-in/signup, location TBA, 6pm to 9pm

Sleep in on Saturday and check in from 6 pm to 9 pm on Friday before the tourney. A great way to catch a few extra Zzzz’s on the Saturday of the tourney and also be entered in our earlybird drawing for some AkS gear!

Why? Softball season in Alaska is short and every weekend counts. Early season tourneys typically have lower team turnouts but we think it’s not because players don’t want to play it’s just harder to get full teams.

What? Our solution is a SuperDraft tournament- think of when you were a kid and you had to choose up teams from everyone that wanted to play. We’re going back to basics, we’re playing to just play. No NIT berth, no roster checks, nothing, just play the game and make some new friends and shake off the cobwebs from the long Alaska winter.

Who? Were shooting for a 12 team men’s and a 4 team women’s tourney, 11 players to a team so everyone plays. You don’t have to play men’s or women’s, COED PLAYERS are more than welcome and even encouraged. Hell you don’t even need to have a team yet as we’re hoping new players can use the tourney to network a little, show their skills and find a team that fits their play. THIS IS A TWO DAY EVENT, Please don’t sign-up if you can’t commit to playing both days.

How? One of the concerns that has popped up several times is how will the teams be balanced. We can’t guarantee that all the teams will have the same roster and that every game will come down to the last at bat. What we are doing is making sure the people we pick as coaches are knowledgable about the talent that is available and that they are competitive and interested in putting a team together. The draft will be very similar to a fantasy football or baseball draft, 1-16, 16-1 and so on. It will be up to the coach to make the decision about when to grab a pitcher and just how important is a shortstop. We hope by making solid choices for coaches it will help make the rosters a little more balanced.

Where? All games will be at the Cartee Complex in Anchorage.

How Much? $40 per person, prepayment guarantees spot.

Here’s what you will get for your $40:

  • 4 game guarantee and everyone plays
  • Official SuperDraft T-shirt (we’ll confirm sizes at the event)
  • Raffle ticket – you will have a shot to walk away with a prize, bat, glove, etc.

Sponsors:
We’re working on getting some sponsors to help sweeten the raffle prizes

Details: Shirts will be available two weeks after the tourney, we’ll confirm sizes at the tourney. Draft will take place after players check-in and pay on Saturday, if you haven’t paid by draft time you don’t get drafted and you go to the end of the wait list.

Be responsible: If you sign-up and can’t make it please let us know prior to the draft.

Rules:

Games will have a 1 hr limit, Championship and if game will not have a time limit. Double elimination bracket seeding will be determined by Round Robin games. Please hustle in and out to try and to keep the games on time.

Run Rule is 15 after 5, you’re here to play and have fun.

All approved ASA bats will be allowed for this event.

No Senior or Altered/Shaved bats allowed. If we suspect you are using one or get enough complaints about one we will ask you to remove it from play. Our guess is that every team will have 7-10 bats in their dugout so this will not be an issue so let’s keep this event clean.

HR rules will be 2 and progressive per game, with the special twist, each team will be allowed to designate an exempt player each game. What does the exemption get you? Well, if you are exempt the home run limits don’t pertain to you nor do your home runs count in the team’s totals, also you can strike out but you can’t be walked.

The teams are usually pretty evenly matched as long as everyone is honest with their level of play designation for the draft.

No run rules for innings, other than that all other rules will be standard Anchorage Sports rules.