To All Managers:
SCIFL is opening the 2023 season with its Masters Tournament on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Little Lake Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA. Teams interested in participating will need to contact the tournament director, Jesse Ortiz, at email@example.com by email by Saturday, February 18, 2023 so the fields can be paid the following Monday, per the City of Santa Fe Springs permit agreement. Once the field rentals have been paid we will not be able to make any adjustments so please make sure you notify Jesse in a timely manner.
This year there are two major changes. 1) NAFA has changed balls and will now start using a yellow ball. 2) The City of Santa Fe Springs is now enforcing their “NO METAL CLEATS” rule at any of their fields. Please inform your players so they are not surprised because any player that wears metal cleats will be called out and asked to change their shoes or not play.
We will continue to use the bat tester and provide tamper proof decal stickers at this event. Each bat will need to be tested prior to use. Bats that do not have a tamper proof decal sticker will not be allowed in the game. Players should not try to take the tamper proof decal sticker off because any bat with a sticker that looks like it’s been tampered with will not be allowed in play.
In order to start the games on time please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to game time so we can test your bat and provide passing bats with a tamper proof decal sticker for umpires to check on the field.
SCIFL is a non-profit organization that only receives funds from the entry fee teams pay to cover the expenses of running a tournament. Once a team commits to the tournament the expenses are calculated and the field rentals are paid in advance. If a team has committed and then decides to drop out of the tournament, for any reason, they will be subject to the entry fee to cover expenses. The fees will need to be paid prior to any future SCIFL and NAFA tournaments to avoid the team’s roster (players) from suspension. SCIFL will take the team’s roster from the last tournament the team played and will place it on a suspension list if the cancellation fee is not paid. This means players from that team will not be able to play in any SCIFL and NAFA tournaments until the cancellation fee is paid, so please make sure when you commit you are committed to playing in the tournament.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
NAFA Assistant Executive Director
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