National Softball Association of the Deaf is thrilled to host the 44th annual National Deaf Softball tournament in Joliet, Illinois for Men, Women, and Coed softball teams.

Travel Information

HOTEL

Clarion Hotel Joliet Convention Center

411 S Larkin Ave
Joliet, IL 60436

(815) 729-2000
Code: NSAD

Group Rates:
$89 per night- No breakfast
$95 per night includes 2 breakfast tickets

 Hotel Cancellation Policy
Group members may cancel no later than 2 weeks before day of arrival.

MAP

FIELDS

Inwood Sports Complex

Harlow Lockwood Field
3000 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435

 

MAP

AIRPORT

O’Hare International Airport
(50 mins to Joliet)

Chicago Midway International Airport
(45 mins to 
Joliet)

WWW.KAYAK.COM

Register your team

Team Roster Registration Form

  • Type: Deaf, CODA, SODA, Spouse or Partner; FA/C: Free Agent or Coach. (CLICK ON "+" TO ADD MORE PLAYERS)
    Jersey #TypeFA/CAgeFirst NameLast NameE-mailCityState 
    Add a new row
  • By Initiating this registration form, Coach/Manager agree to the conditions on the waiver form of this regristration form and observe all the rules and regulations as prescribed by NSAD on Team and Player Eligibility.

DEADLINE FOR TEAM REGISTRATION IS JULY 10, 2019.

IF YOU PLAN TO MAIL A CHECK, MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER CHECK, USE THIS FORM

Team Entry Fee Form – 2019

 

IF YOU USE YOUR DEBIT or CREDIT CARD, PLEASE CLICK NSAD PAYPAL BUTTON.

NSAD PAYPAL- $400.00

WOMEN

  1. Midwest Elite

COED

  1. Eastern Zombies
  2. Mill City Ghosts

MEN

  1. DC. Generals

Free Agent Players

Men

Britian Gloudeman- Wisc.  (North)     brit.gloudeman@gmail.com

Jacob Cowie- Florida (South)                jakecowie@gmail.com

Michael Feigenbaum (West)               figgie64@sbcglobal.net

Women

Brittney Garrison- Maryland (East)    garr.brittney@gmail.com

CO-ED

Brittney Garrison- Maryland (East)    garr.brittney@gmail.com (W)

Britian Gloudeman- Wisc.  (North)     brit.gloudeman@gmail.com (M)

Jacob Cowie- Florida (South)                jakecowie@gmail.com   (M)

Michael Feigenbaum (West)               figgie64@sbcglobal.net    (M)

2019 Coaches/ Softball Council Meetings

When: Thursday, July 25, 2019

Women Team Coaches Meeting- 12:30pm to 1:15pm

COED Team Coaches Meeting- 1:15pm to 2pm

Men Team Coaches Meeting- 2pm to 2:45pm

PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR THE MEETING.

Who:

Board of Directors:

  • Kevin Bella- Commissioner
  • Sheri Mize- Secretary
  • Brian Fruits- Treasurer
  • Ronnie Zuchegno- Law Chair
  • Vance Rewolinski- Emeritus
  • Mathis Heidger- Tournament Director
  • Umpires- (Optional)
  • All Coaches

Drawing Committee:

  • Women- Brian Fruits, Vance Rewolinski, Alex Simmons
  • COED- Brian Fruits, Vance Rewolinski, Alex Simmons
  • Men- Mathis Heidger and Alex Simmons

AGENDA:

  • Roll Call
  • Player’s Confirmation List
  • Tournament/ Game Rules
  • Line-up / Statistics
  • All- Stars
  • Open Discussion / Questions/ New Business
  • Seeding Round Robin Drawing

Please be sure to review the tournament and game rules.

Thanks..

When: 

Thursday, July 25, 2019 3pm to 5pm

Who:

Board of Directors: Kevin Bella- Commissioner, Sheri Mize-Secretary, Brian Fruits- Treasurer, Ronnie Zuchegno- By- Law Chair, Vance Rewolinski-  NSAD Emeritus

North Quadrant Reps.- 

East Quadrant Reps.- 

West Quadrant Reps.-

South Quadrant Reps.- 

2018 Softball Minutes

2019 NSAD RULES

YOUTUBE VIDEO:

Uniforms and Equipments

  • Teams are required to wear like uniforms. The pants and shorts can be mixed as long the same colors. Hats are optional. As long the hats are same design to all players. (MEN/ WOMEN ONLY)  NSAD
  • Teams are required to wear like uniforms only on jersey shirts including team members. (CO-ED ONLY) NSAD
  • Players shall not wear shoes with metal cleats. (NSA)
  • Pitchers are required to wear face masks (NSAD)
  • Bats approved ASA, NSA and USSSA (watch out for the updated of banned bats) (NSAD)
  • All players’ bats must pass barrel compression test to play. (NSAD)

YOUTUBE VIDEO:

NSAD TOURNAMENT RULES

Pool Games will have the following:

1)  7 innings or 55 minutes (Due to unpredictable weather)

2)  There shall be a running clock by the home plate umpire.

3)  Games will be called for Mercy Rulings after the specific number of complete innings

     * Twenty (20) runs after  three (3) complete innings

     * Fifteen (15) runs after four (4) complete innings

     * Ten (10) runs after five (5) complete innings

4)  No extra innings (game can end as tie)

Elimination Bracket Games will have the following:

1)  7 innings or 60 minutes (Due to unpredictable weather)

2)  There shall be a running clock by the home plate umpire.

3)  Games will be called for Mercy Rulings after the specific  number of complete innings

     * Twenty (20) runs after  three (3) complete innings

     * Fifteen (15) runs after four (4) complete innings

     * Ten (10) runs after five (5) complete innings

4)  If game is tied at end of 7 innings or time expires,Tie Breaker will be used as Omaha Tie Breaker (OTB) except for the championship game.  With a last batter from previous inning will start at 2nd base.  The next batter in the line up will start with a 2-2 count with 1 courtesy foul.  This procedure is repeated until a winner is declared.

5)  NOTE:  In Championship game, Team A with one loss play against Team B with no loss will play 7 innings or 60 minutes.  If both teams have 1 loss each shall play 7 innings with no time limit.

Note: Eddie C. Moore Complex/Park: All lights must be out by 11pm following the City ordinance.

YOUTUBE VIDEO:

Game Rules:

  • THE LINEUP CARD must submit to the other team’s scorekeeper or umpire before 10 minutes of the game. The card included with player’s last name with one letter of first name with number of jersey. Also the substitute player must be in the lineup card. (NSAD)
  • GRACE PERIOD: There will be no grace period for any scheduled games unless the tournament director or Commissioner grants to have a grace period. (NSAD)
  • HOME AND VISITOR: it will be determined by a coin flip. (NSAD)
  • TEAM COMPOSITION: Teams may start with eight (8) players and add up to ten (10) once the game has started. (NSAD)
  1. A team that starts the game with 8 or 9 may add additional players after the game has started. (NSA)
  2. These players should be placed at the bottom of the line-up.
  3. Teams playing with 10 or 11 players may finish the game with 8 players, but the vacated spots in the line-up will be an automatic out, regardless of the reason for the player’s inability to play. (NSA)
  • HOMERUN LIMITS: Limit five (5) homeruns per game. (A homerun is a ball hit over the fence) Any homerun hit after the permitted amount will be ruled an OUT. (NSAD)
      1. It is each team’s responsibility to retrieve its own foul balls or home run balls. They should be returned to the home plate umpire. (NSAD)
  • PITCHING
  1. Pitching distance- 50’- 56’ (PARK)
  2. Pitching arc is from 5 feet to 10 feet arc pitch from ground. (NSAD)
  3. Show-boating is allowed within 5 seconds limit otherwise a ball will be called. (NSAD)
  4. When going from Offense to Defense (after 3rd out)- you have 1 minute before umpire says pitch
  5. No warm-up for infielders/outfielders after 1st inning.  The starting pitcher and any new inserted into the game will be allowed 3 warm up pitches and 1 warm up pitch the following innings.
  • BALLS-STRIKE RULE starts the count 1 ball and 1 strike on all batters with one courtesy foul after the batter has 2 strikes on him/her. (NSAD)
  • STRIKE ZONE will include any part of mat and back part of black home plate. (NSAD)
  • COURTESY RUNNER- one player per inning per team. The Courtesy Runner can be any player on the team roster who is present and eligible If courtesy runner is on base and it is his/her turn to bat the courtesy runner stays at the base and an out is recorded.  You may not have a courtesy runner for a courtesy runner. (NSA)
  • Designated Hitter (WOMEN DIVISION ONLY) – The designated hitter that marked with the asterisk on the line-up card right before the start of game shall be awarded two bases for any kind of walk (international or getting 3 balls during the same at bat, drawing a walk) that she receives in a game.

If the rule is not listed, please go to NSA rulebook

CO-ED Modified Rules

  • 6-4 Co-ED Slow pitch, (6) males and four (4) female players.
  1. NOTE: A female CAN be a pitcher in a 6/4 format, but a male must be the catcher. The other females can play any other position, other than pitcher, without regard to any specific number of infielders or outfielders being male or female, but must still have 1 female in both infield and outfield.
  • The Batting order in 6/4 tournaments shall be no more than two (2) male batters in a row. After two (2) male batters, there MUST be a female batter. If the male batter walks, and another male batter succeeds the walked male batter in the batting order, the walked male batter would only be awarded one (1) base. If a female batter succeeds the walked male batter, the male batter will be awarded two (2) bases.
  • No more than six (6) male player may play defense at one time
  • If the extra player (EP) is used, a team must use two (2) extra players, one male and one female. These players may play defense at any time, but they must retain their original positions in the batting order. The batting order must remain the same unless a substitution is used in the offensive line-up.
    1. NOTE: When a team is using the extra player(s) (EP), and in the event a player or players are removed for any reason during the course of the game and no substitution is available, the player removed shall be scored as an out when his/her turn comes up in the batting order. In the event this occurs, the player immediately following the removed player is simply bypassed as a batter, but may still remain in the game as a defensive player.
  • A Courtesy Runner (which is not recorded as a substitute in the line-up) and of the same sex, may be used for one (1) male player and one (1) female player per inning. The Courtesy Runner can be any player on the team roster who is present, eligible and not been ejected and may be used for one (1) male and one (1) female player per inning per team. The Courtesy Runner DOES NOT have to be the same player each time the player in need of the courtesy runner becomes a runner. The courtesy runner will be entered into the game by the Head Coach through the home plate umpire before play resumes. Once play resumes by the umpire declaring play ball; that courtesy runner will be officially entered. If the courtesy runner comes to bat while on base, the courtesy runners spot in the batting order becomes an out and the next batter listed in the batting order comes to bat. The courtesy runner “MAY NOT” under any circumstances be substituted for. The defensive team “MAY” walk to get to the vacated spot in the lineup. (ONE YEAR TRAIL @ 2017)
  • HR Rule is Plus One (1) the first HR over the limit will be declared an out. (Passed in 2017)
  • CODA/SODA RULE: Allow 1 hearing male player and 2 hearing female players to participate on COED team. (Check Hearing Player Rules) Note: See the Glossary of “hearing player”
  • UNIFORMS: Teams are required to wear like uniforms only on jersey shirts including team members.

Seeding will be based upon results of all pool games with the following priority:

   1) Won-Loss Percentage

   2) Head to Head record

   3) Run differential (total runs scored less total runs allowed for pool games)

   4) Fewest total runs allowed for pool games

   5) Coin Flip

NOTE: Run Differential  If none the teams defeats the other two teams in a three-team tie.

Team A, B, and C are tied. Scores were:

                   Team C 10, Team B 5

                   Team C 10, Team A 11

                   Team B 10, Team A 2

Team A has a run differential of: +11, +2, -10,-10= -7

Team B has a run differential of: +5,+10, -10,-2= 3

Team C has a run differential of: +10, +10, -5, -11= 4

Team C is declared the winner and Team B is declared runner up.  The remaining two teams that are still tied for qualifying spot, tie breaker will revert back to #2 (Head to Head record)

NOTE: #3 – MAX Runs (Example) Team A won by 35 runs in 3rd inning 35-5. Max runs will be used 20.
                    Team A 35 Team B 5 (3rd inning) score will be recorded as 25-5 (20)
                    Team B 21 Team C 2 (4th inning) score will be recorded as 17-2 (15)
                    Team C 20 Team A 9 (5th inning) score will be recorded as 19-9 (10)
Seeding:  Team A has a run differential of: +25, +9, -5, -19 = 10
                   Team B has a run differential of: +5, +17, -25, -2 = -5
                   Team C has a run differential of: +2, +19, -17, -9 = -5
Team A is declared the winner and Team B is declared runner up (head to head)

2019 TEAM ROSTERS

MEN ROSTERS

WOMEN ROSTERS

CO-ED ROSTERS

NOTES:

  • YELLOW- Coach
  • RED- Free Agent
  • BLUE- CODA
  • ORANGE- SODA
  • PINK- Scorekeeper

ROUND ROBIN POOLS

Round Robin Seedings- All Divisions

2019 TOURNAMENT RESULTS

PROGRAM BOOK

NSAD AWARDS

MEN:

Most Valuable Player-

Coach of the Tournament- 

Golden Glove- 

Most Outstanding Player for the tournament- 

ALL-STARS

WOMEN:

Most Valuable Player- 

Coach of the Tournament- 

Golden Glove- 

Most Outstanding Player for the tournament- 

ALL-STARS

COED:

Coach of the Tournament- 

Golden Glove- 

Most Outstanding Player for the tournament- 

ALL-STARS

Tentative Schedule

Rev. 12-26-18

Thursday

Clarion Hotel Joliet Convention Center

11am – 6pm
Registration

Please arrive in time for the meeting.

12:30pm – 1:15pm- Women Teams Coaches Meeting

1:15pm – 2:00pm- Coed Teams Coaches Meeting

2:00pm – 2:45pm- Men Teams Coaches Meeting


3:00- 5:00pm- Softball Council 

Friday

7am – 5pm
Registration

Inwood Complex

7am – ??
Men & Women Round Robin/1st Round and Co-ed Round Robin

Opening Ceremony at 12:00 p.m (tentative)
Inwood Complex

Saturday

7am – 7pm
Registration

Inwood Complex

7am-End of Tourney: Men/Women Brackets
Inwood Complex

Sunday

7am – End of tourney
Registration

Inwood Complex

7am-End of Tourney: Co-ed Bracket
Inwood Complex

The Hall of Fame Ceremony will happen before the men’s championship game
Awards will be given out after the championship game.

NSAD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kevin Bella
Commissioner

Sheri Mize
Secretary

Brian Fruits
Treasurer

Vance Rewolinski - Officer

Vance Rewolinski
Commissioner Emeritus

Law Chairperson - Ronnie Zuchegno Jr.

Ronnie Zuchegno Jr.
Law Chairperson

Mathis Heidger
Tournament Director