Qualifier

Flower Mound, TX

Tracy Black

The NATTY - TEXAS STYLE! (EVEN AGES) KC&BO and VFG Sports Performance

Jun 22-26, 2024

Keep Calm & Baseball On is a 501 (c)(3) organization seeking to promote the Greatest Game! 

We are PLAYER FOCUSED and work hard every day for the betterment of the Greatest Game!
We provide players, coaches, and their fans high quality venues, and well managed tournaments 
(& facilities) through our Championship Events in hopes of drawing the best competition!
PLAY BALL!!!


THE NATTY - TEXAS STYLE, is hosted by: KC&BO and is sponsored by: VFG SPORTS PERFORMANCE.
IT IS THE NCS "NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP" EVENT AND HAS REPALCED THE FORMER WILSON AAYBA TEXAS WORLD SERIES:

THE PAYMENT DEADLINE AND ENTRY CUT-OFF IS FRIDAY, JUNE 7th.

****** ACCEPTING NEW REGISTRATIONS THRU FRIDAY 6/14/24 ******

***** TWO NEW DIVISION ADDED 6/9/24: 8U Rec All Stars/Premier & 12U Rec All Stars/Premier ***** 

Any 8U or 12U All Star / Advanced Rec / Premier teams, that are NOT already committed to the Southlake All Star Tournament, are eligible to compete in the ALL STAR / PREMIER WORLD SERIES DIVISION. This division is ONLY OPEN to these “Rec Eligible” teams, and they will only play each other – they will NOT play the Select Teams. This is a World Series Division, wrapped inside THE NATTY! HUGE OPENING DAY FUN, FEATURING OUR FAMOUS SKILLS CHALLENGES! 5 GAME GUARANTEE, SINGLE ELIMINATION!
PS – PLEASE CALL ME OR JEFF FOR MORE INFO, INCLUDING SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICING!

Jeff Nelson: (972) 971-7075
Tracy Black: (214) 538-7755


PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE at www.thenatty.org 

  • Same people running it!
  • Same awesome sponsors supporting it!
  • Same incredible Opening Day Skill Competitions, plus NEW fun events on Opening Day!
  • New sanctioning body, now an NCS sanctioned event!
  • Same quality fields and management, just ALL LOCAL, and TEXAS STYLE NOW!


Team Event Registration Fee (WEEK TWO "EVEN AGE" TEAMS)

8U D3: $795

8U OPEN: $895

10U D3: $895

10U OPEN: $895

12U D3: $895

12U OPEN: $895

14U D3: $895

14U OPEN: $895

Discounts Available: Contact Tracy Black (214) 538-7755, or Jeff Nelson (972) 971-7075

  • CLUB/ORGANIZATIONAL DISCOUNTS ALSO AVAILABLE, Call/Email Tracy or Jeff to discuss a potential CLUB/ORGANIZATIONAL DISCOUNT (this opportunity is only for Clubs/organizations sending MULTIPLE teams)


Gate Fee

$75 per rostered player (the rostered player fee is paid at coaches check-in). (CASH OR ZELLE ONLY, NO CHECKS).  

Deposit

You can HOLD YOUR SPOT by paying a DEPOSIT early. Deposit amount is $500

TOURNAMENT FORMAT: The NATTY will feature a 5-Game Guarantee, which includes 4 pool play games followed by a single elimination bracket. After pool play, we may have multiple brackets based on the number of teams (if less than 16 teams, then just one bracket). Saturday is Opening Day (1/2 day {8am-2Pm} of fun focused on the kids and parents and coaches getting to enjoy a true National Championship experience and atmosphere, TEXAS STYLE)! Pool play is Sunday and Monday, with bracket play on Tuesday/Wednesday and championship games on Tuesday/Wednesday (determined by sizes of divisions)! (Wednesday/Thursday are rain out/make-up days as needed.) Weekday games are played during the day, and all teams must be prepared to play games during the day during the NATTY. Tournament format may be altered by the Tournament Director.

RULES

We play by the rules listed on the playNCS.com website (CENTRAL DIVISION), with these noted exceptions:

PitchingThere are no enforceable pitching limitations for our weekend tournaments. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND PARENTS & COACHES ABIDE BY THE USA BASEBALL/MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL "Pitch Smart" GUIDELINES. We do NOT know the number of pitches thrown during the week, during league play, during private lessons, during practices, etc., leading up to tournament play, etc.; and do not feel we can effectively manage the safety of any child's arm. We believe that responsibility belongs with the PARENTS & COACHES who know the players pitch count leading up to, during, and after tournament play. PARENTS & COACHES, please do not overuse young arms. The WIN today is not worth it in the long run!

Sick/Injured Player: If a player is removed from a game due to sickness or injury, the lineup is simply compressed. (If removed by ejection, and no legal substitute is available, an out will be declared each time the ejected players spot comes up in the batting order.) If an offensive player is removed from the field of play due to an injury/sickness (e.g., a player breaks ankle after safely reaching first base), he will be replaced on the bases by a legal sub, or by the last batted out. This exception is used to promote player safety and in the spirit of fair play. 

Additional Rules Notes:

Our 13U tournaments are played at 54/80.

Our 14U tournaments are played at 60/90.

We do not allow metal cleats on any turf fields or temporary mounds, or in the batting cages or soft toss stations, or in our Pitchers and Catchers Practice Venue.

Additionally, metal cleats are only allowed at 13U and up.

Slashing is NOT allowed at 13U and below. 

13U/14U games are 1hr 45min for both Pool and Bracket.

NEW: Rule 7.06: One-way electronic communication devices are permissible from the dugout to the catcher while the team is on defense for the purpose of calling pitches. When using the electronic communication device, the coach cannot be outside the dugout/bench area.

SPORTSMANSHIP

Each Head Coach is responsible for the sportsmanship of his entire team, both players and parents and also for their assistant coaches and fans. Please always make sure and demonstrate GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP so that these young athletes see a good example presented to them. Remember, only Head Coaches talk with the Umpires regarding questions, etc(The two Head Coaches and the two Umpires only, NO assistant coaches.) Assistant coaches must refrain from this and allow the Head Coach and the Umpire to work through any issues that may ariseKEEP CALM & BASEBALL ON!

BEHAVIOR AT EVENTS

KC&BO has a Zero Tolerance policy towards disrespectful and adverse behavior. Any fan, parent, player or coach will be ejected from the event for the duration of the event for adverse behavior towards a tournament official or umpire or another team or within teams, etc. Anyone ejected must immediately leave the facility & is EJECTED for the balance of the tournament. There is no ejected today, hang around the parking lot/facility, or come back tomorrow. Behave and it’s not a problem. (While we have some leniency with players being removed from the event, we do not have that same leniency for adults.) Remember these are GAMES played by CHILDREN. KEEP CALM & BASEBALL ON! 

INTERACTION BETWEEN COACHES AND UMPIRES

Please remember, as noted above, only Head Coaches interact with the umpires regarding questions, appeals, rules challenges, etc. (The two Head Coaches and the two Umpires only, no assistant coaches.) Assistant coaches must refrain from this and allow the Head Coach and the Umpire to work through any issues that may ariseKEEP CALM & BASEBALL ON!

We have a great event planned, and cannot wait to host you for our NEW VERSION of our old World Series!

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: www.thenatty.org 


No Refunds Will Issued as of June 12th (10-days out).