The schedules and brackets for this event have not yet been posted.
The room blocks for this event have not yet been set up or not required.
- You can visit the hotel booking site at https://playfpn-hotels.com/
- For questions contact Joanna Vanderslice at email@example.com, or call 860-310-5704.
- Note if the event info states to contact the host directly, there will be no pre-made room blocks, but we can still assist your team with booking. Please contact us.
- Some events, such as leagues, have no overnight stays and hotels are not necessary.
The PlayFPN season runs from 9/1 to 8/31 each year.
- Note: Once you select an Age Division and save your team, you cannot change this yourself. You must contact us to change it.
Each fall, teams are required to make a new team for the new season which runs (9/1 to 8/31).
- For the 2024 season, the rules are changing. USA Softball has changed the age eligibility requirements for the 2024 season and PlayFPN will follow this change for our events. Every major softball organization in the country, except USSSA, is following the USA Softball guidelines.
- For the 2024 season which begins on 9/1/23, whatever the player's physical age is on 8/31/23 is their playing age for the full season which runs 9/1/23 to 8/31/24).
- When you create your 2024 team if you choose to copy over players from the 2023 team it will only copy over players that are age eligible under the new rules.
- See full details HERE.
PlayFPN uses this information to create tournaments or divisions within a tournament or to assist in pool play scheduling.
- Note: Once you select a Class/Strength and save your team, you cannot change this yourself. You must contact us to change it.
- A - Any team considered to be the highest-level competitive travel team regionally. If your team is normally in or should be in contention to win each tournament you enter and you beat the "better" teams in your state, and you have multiple front-line pitchers, then you should consider yourself an "A" team. A small percentage of teams qualify for A.
- B - Any team considered to be solid but average to above average travel team. If your team is occasionally in or should be in contention to win a tournament you enter and you are competitive with most teams like you in your state, and you have good but not overwhelming pitching, then you should consider yourself a "B" team. The majority of teams qualify for B.
- C - Any team considered to be an entry-level or novice travel team with kids new to travel softball and lacks the experience and number of skilled players and pitchers to compete with “A” and “B” teams. Also, any team that typically plays in a local league or town league or a team that might only play in one or two tournaments a year is considered a "C" team. A small percentage of teams qualify for C.
- FPN reserves the right to adjust your strength based on your results in our events or external events.
This event does not offer Livestreaming.
Pool Play Ranking Criteria
Total Number of Wins, followed by
Winning Percentage, followed by
Average Runs Allowed (total runs allowed / games played), followed by
Average Runs Scored (total runs scored / games played), followed by
Season Points that are earned prior to the event being played, followed by
Date/time the team registered in the system for the season (Ascending).
- Teams A, B, and C are tied for the Total Number of Wins. No Head-to-Head is used and the system moves to Winning Percentage.
- Teams A, B, and C are still tied at Winning Percentage. No Head-to-Head is used and the system moves to Average Runs Allowed.
- Team C allowed an average of 2 runs. Teams A and B are tied allowing an average of 3 runs. Team C is seeded ahead of teams A and B.
- Since teams A and B are the only 2 teams remaining and are tied at Average Runs Allowed, Head-to-Head is looked at between those two teams only.
- If teams A and B never played each other, the system moves on to the next criteria in the tiebreaker chain, Average Runs Scored.
- However, if teams A and B played each other, Head-to-Head is used and the winner of the Head-to-Head game is advanced ahead of the loser of the Head-to-Head game in the final seedings.
- Teams that move ahead via Head-to-Head are noted in the seeding table with an asterisk.
In the case of teams that play an unequal number of pool games due to a situation such as weather, each criterion is always an average (ex: total runs allowed divided by the number of games played). This is how we can most fairly deal with a situation where the weather does not allow all teams to play the same number of games. However, the first criterion is important as teams with a higher number of wins, but an identical winning percentage, will be placed ahead in the seedings.
In the case where a team plays an extra pool game above the norm due to an uneven number of teams in 3-game pool play, their worst result is removed from the standings. The game will count for the opponent but not for the team that had its result removed. Head-to-head will be nullified for a team whose results were removed.