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General Information

DATE:

Men/Women – July 16-17, 2022

Coed/Men’s Chicago Style 16″ – July 9-10, 2022

SITES/SCHEDULES:
Coed – Games will be played at Mahoney Park Fields located at 70th & Fremont St., Lincoln – View map

Men’s & Women’s
– games will be played at La Vista Sports Complex, Papillion – View Map

Men’s & Women’s schedules will be posted week of event.

ADMISSION: Admission will be charged daily for Men’s/Women’s
Adults: $5
Students (6-18 Years): $2
Children (5 & Younger): FREE

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

Events

Event Name                                    
Men Comp.
Men Rec.
Women
Coed
Men’s Chicago Style 16″ Ball

RULES

All teams must provide umpires with approved ball prior to the start of each game. All divisions will play with the USA Softball approved 12″ yellow optic red stitched ball with core of .52 and compression of .300 lbs. USA Softball rules will apply with the following home run limits:

Men Competitive: 4 home runs
Men Rec: 4 home runs
Women: 4 home runs
Coed: 2 home runs

COMPETITION FORMAT

Teams will play a round robin tournament with the top team from each bracket playing a single or double elimination tournament, depending on the number of teams in each division. Teams may play Saturday, Sunday, or both days. All teams guaranteed four games. Depending on # of teams in tournament – the format could be either of the following options. 3 game guarantee bracketed tournament. Otherwise teams will be put into a pool where they will play a round robin format. Top teams in each pool will move to Gold division while remaining pool teams will move to Silver division – all divisions will then be bracketed out for a single elimination tournament

The director reserves the right to reclassify teams as needed and may combine events depending on the number of entries. All teams will be notified if changes are made.

Roster Info

ROSTER UPDATES:

Teams can make roster updates online.

The deadline to make Men/Women roster updates is 5 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, JULY 13. Rosters are considered FINAL after that date.

The deadline to make COED roster updates is 5 p.m. on TUESDAY, JULY 6. Rosters are considered FINAL after that date.

Roster additions after July 6 WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

MINIMUM ROSTER SIZE: Nine players. If registering online, the minimum roster size must be entered to advance to check-out.

MAXIMUM ROSTER SIZE: 15 players.

NOTE: Rosters WILL be checked during tournament. Please make sure your roster is current prior to the July 6 & 12 deadline.

TEAM WAIVER: The team waiver form must be signed by each team member, or by parent/guardian if the participant is 18 years or younger. If the team is registered online, and the online waiver for each player is clicked as ‘Accepted’, no printed/signed waiver is needed. All team waivers must be clicked as ‘Accepted’ or submitted to the Cornhusker State Games office by JULY 6 & 12 to be eligible for competition.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

NEW THIS YEAR: All athletes registered/roster turned in by June 1 will receive a FREE shirt.  After June 1, CSG souvenir items can be purchased at our online store HERE.  All online store orders will be shipped directly to the athlete from the supplier.

PRICING DEADLINES:
$265 per team  April 16 – June 1 (includes free shirt)
$265 per team June 2 – July 5

*MAXIMUM OF 15 PLAYERS PER TEAM

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2022 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (if registered/roster turned in by June 1); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

UMPIRE FEES: Each team must bring $10 in cash to the coin-flip of each game played for the umpire fees. This makes it fair for all teams and assures that the teams who get eliminated early don’t have to pay as much for the umpire fees as the teams who continue to advance. Per player entry fees have been discounted to account for this charge.

TEAM ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: When registering your team online, please note that the system will ask you to enter your team name and roster prior to selecting your sport and division. Click HERE for a “how to” guide on team registration.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $10 processing fee per team. Registering online saves time, money and trees. If registering via the paper entry form, please rate your team as being Above Average, Average or Below Average. List this information in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section of the entry form.

SCHEDULING NOTE: It is Nebraska Sports Council policy to not release team or divisional information until after the entry deadline. With teams waiting until on or near the deadline to enter, releasing data prior to that day does not provide an accurate picture of the tournament field and serves only to discourage those taking a wait-and-see approach.

All teams are encouraged to take advantage of the early entry discount and enter prior to that deadline, which in turn generates additional interest as teams attract one another. In the rare event that a division does not supply enough teams to warrant a viable tournament, teams will be given the option to move to another division, or be issued a refund. We appreciate the understanding of coaches and parents on this matter and would encourage teams to enter early and trust that there will be adequate competition in all divisions.

Athlete Packets

Athlete packets are available to be shipped directly to the athlete at $10 for individuals or $20 for teams. 

Packets will be available for in-person pickup on Friday, July 15 from 8 am – 7 pm at Lincoln East High School.

Packets include athlete shirt (if registered by June 1), athlete pass and one free Arby’s sandwich certificate per person and Nebraska State Fair Admission Pass. 

The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.

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: Softball Director Luke Derowitsch at (402) 314-4052, or lukederowitsch@gmail.com

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

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