Event Format: Two in pool play, 3-game guarantee. Teams will advance to a single-elimination playoff Championship Bracket or Consolation Bracket. Format subject to change based off team numbers, facilities, and weather conditions.
New age Cutoff information for 8u & 14u teams:
We will still have the same cutoff date for all ages, but will allow for grade exceptions (see Tournament Rules) effective immediately.
NOTE: **Coaches are required to provide photocopies of birth certificates for proof of age and current report card for proof of grade (if applicable).
Awards: 1st Place: Team Plaque, Individual Awards. 2nd Place: Team Plaque, Individual Awards.
Equipment Required: Two new and one used baseball per game; get your baseballs back after the game. Please make sure your online digital roster is COMPLETE before the event. (Each team must carry packet of birth certificates throughout tournament).
Game Times Available: April 26, after 6 p.m. MT
One of the staple events of the Triple Crown Baseball Series. The Battle @ The Fort traditionally draws top teams from all over Colorado and surrounding states. This event has averaged 160+ teams since 1999, with games played across Northern Colorado. Enter early for this "hit-your-stride" tournament -- for many teams, this weekend marks the transition into the thick of the season.
Triple Crown Sportsmanship Award
Triple Crown - Colorado Baseball launched its Sportsmanship Program in 2006. This program's goal is to emphasize positives around the ballfield and recognize young players who make it a priority to display positive character traits. Our thanks to GH Pin Company (www.ghpins.com) for partnering with Triple Crown to sponsor the Sportsmanship Program.
Distribution of the Triple Crown Sportsmanship Awards
At the start of each Triple Crown - Colorado qualifying tournament, Head Coaches will be given (2) Sportsmanship Award pins. Coaches will be asked to watch for extraordinary sportsmanlike acts by players on opposing teams (not their own teams) and to award the pins during that weekend's tournament. The pins will be a challenge to get because we should all expect a basic level of sportsmanship from all players. If players focus on sportsmanship but don't get pins during a weekend, the core goals will still be achieved. The real long-term reward is in playing the game with the right frame of mind.
Rationale for Triple Crown Sportsmanship Program
Triple Crown Baseball wants to focus on something positive in the face of increasing talk about negativity in youth sports. Given the fact that our Colorado Baseball Series involves over 1,800+ teams, the implementation of the award program is massive. We lack the ability to evaluate every game / every player with our own staff. We want the teams to evaluate opposing player behaviors and reward them accordingly. By having coaches award pins to opposing players, we hope to create an ongoing awareness of, focus on, and respect for sportsmanship.
Parents and Coaches: Please have fun with this and let players know that sportsmanlike behaviors are as commendable as base hits, blazing fastballs, and diving stops.
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