Event Format: 3-Game Guarantee. Two pool play games; teams then advance to a single-elimination Championship Bracket or Consolation Bracket playoff. Format subject to change based off team numbers, facilities and weather conditions.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - New age cutoff information for 8u & 14u teams:
We have the same cutoff date for all ages but will allow for grade exceptions (see Tournament Rules).
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: March 1 after 6 p.m. MT
This March event provides an excellent opportunity to tune up your team early in the season. Practice is essential at this time of year, but getting the team on the field for live game action allows coaches to realistically evaluate talent while letting the players get the first-game jitters out of the way and work at game speed.
The DroughtBuster continues to gain in popularity, averaging over 100 teams the last few years. This event will again be hosted by the cities of Arvada and Boulder. Make sure you're not one of the "Wait List" teams for our first big event of the year!
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.
Check-in at your site one hour before your first game.
Call or Text: (970) 672-0510
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