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General Information

DATE:  Saturday, June 11, 2022

TIMES: 12 – 2 p.m.

SITE:  Kearney, NE

Patriot Park – 4511 E 56th St., Kearney

SCHEDULES: Schedules will be posted at CornhuskerStateGames.com and emailed to participants the week of competition.

RULES: Birth certificates will be required to confirm age-appropriate participants (Ages 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 per ASA age guidelines for all competition).

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to all members of the top three teams in each division.

NOTE: Age determined as of January 1, 2022.

Events

Event Name
Catching
Hitting
Pitching
Running

Catching
Competition Drill #1:

  • Catcher wearing full gear would be thrown a ball.
  • A timer would start a stopwatch when the ball is received by the participant and stop it when the ball is successfully thrown from behind the plate to 2nd
  • Fastest time would be 1st place and so forth.
  • Five throws from this position/skill.
  • A blue batting statue would be placed at 2nd and first. Statue has to be struck by the ball for time to qualify.

Competition Drill #2:

  • Ball is set on a marked spot 6 feet in front of the catcher.
  • Catcher is in position behind home plate.
  • Timer signals go and starts the clock.
  • Catcher moves from behind home retrieves ball and throws to 1st
  • Fastest time would be 1st place and so forth.
  • Five throws from this position/skill.
  • A blue batting statue would be placed at 2nd and first. Statue has to be struck by the ball for time to qualify.

 

Hitting
Competition Drill:

  • Players will bat against 10 Balls from a machine.
  • Pitched from age appropriate distance and rate of speed for each age group.
  • Batter can select pitches.
  • Score is kept for 10 balls pitched.
    • 0 Points for foul tips and foul balls
    • 1 Point for balls that land in the infield prior to hitting grass
    • 2 Points for balls into the grass
    • 5 Points for home runs

BONUS BALL:  A target will be set in center field.  It will be moved back as age groups get older.  One ball will be hit.  The distance the ball ends up from the target will be measured.  This will be used as the tie breaker.

Pitching
Competition Drill:

  • A volleyball on a batting tee.
  • Pitcher will throw 5 balls at the volley ball.
  • If the volleyball is knocked off the target the pitcher gets a point.
  • The tee/volleyball will be moved as follows:
    • Tee set on right side of plate – 5 balls pitched.
      • 1 point for ball being knocked off tee
    • Tee set on the middle of the plate – 5 balls pitched.
      • 1 point for ball being knocked off tee
    • Tee set on the left side of the plate – 5 balls pitched.
      • 1 point for ball being knocked off tee
    • Tee set on the middle of the plate volleyball is REMOVED and replaced with a softball– 5 balls pitched.
      • 1 point for ball being knocked off tee
    • The participant will be timed. Time will only be used for tie breakers. Fastest time wins.

Running
Competition Drill:

  • The timer will start the clock and yell go.
  • This competition has 3 parts:
    • Participants will be timed running to first.
    • Participants will be timed running all four bases.
    • Participants will be timed running a pickle drill.
      • The pickle drill will consist of two cones place between 1st and 2nd The runner will start on 1st base, run to a cone placed at 20 LF from 2nd base.  The contestant will touch the cone then run back to a cone placed 10 feet from 1st base.  The contestant will touch the cone and run to 2nd base.
    • All three times (run to 1st, running the bases and pickle drill) will be added together to determine placement.
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Age Divisions

Age Divisions:

8U
10U
12U
14U
16U
18U

NOTE: Ages per ASA age guidelines for all competition.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

Free for players playing in the 2022 CSG Fast Pitch Tournament

 

Opening Ceremonies

JOIN US AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES ON JULY 15!
The show begins at 8 p.m. at Seacrest Field, Lincoln!

The Opening Ceremonies will be televised statewide by News Channel Nebraska.

For more details regarding Opening Ceremonies, please refer to the Opening Ceremonies web page.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Fast Pitch Softball Director Todd Parr at t-parr@wncs.net.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

Contributing Sponsors

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Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

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PO Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

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