Event info

Rapids’ Early Bird

When: May 31 - Jun 2, 2024
Entry Fee: $495.00
Payment Deadline: Payment Required to Secure Entry but Not Required to Pencil In.
Entry Payment Types: Check, PayPal, Venmo
Divisions: 10U, 12U
Format: 3 Pool to Single Elimination
Min. Games: 4
Max Teams: 30
Awards: 1st, 2nd, Indiv. & Team
Umpire Pay @ Plate: $70/Game per Team, Except Finals
Stay-to-Play: No, Contact the Host Directly.
Refund/Cancellation Policy: https://playfpn.com/refund/
Rapids’ Early Bird
Additional Information

Hello everyone! Thank you for your continued support in coming out to our tournament! We have done the best we can with the schedule requests. We will have a food vendor on site for all 3 days at the Veteran's Memorial Park complex. T Shirts will be sold at all 3 locations for the event. We accept cash, Venmo and Paypal for them. There will also be extra port-o-lets at each site, as well as a main bathroom building at The Taft School and Veteran's Park. There are some guidelines to tell the parents. Parking will be from North Street for The Taft School. You cannot enter the front of the school and go in that way. Parking for Watertown High School is all around the back of the building. And for Veteran's Park.... YOU CANNOT PARK ON THE GRASS. We will have a traffic director going around. If you are playing on field 4, there is a parking lot up in the woods that leads you to the field. If you are playing on field 3, there is parking on the main loop. If you are playing on field 1, parking is near the field or next to the soccer field. Again, no parking on the grass please! There are a lot of things Veteran's offers for families, such as basketball courts, bocce court, soccer fields, 2 playgrounds, one being handicap accessible near field 4 and a nice walking path. Again, thank you for attending our tournament and look forward to more to come! Good Luck. 

Chris Martin

Rapids President

Event Host

Rapids Softball

Tournament Director: Chris Martin
Mobile Phone: (203) 525-1169
Email: cm02@yahoo.com
Mailing Address: 102 Crestview Drive Watertown, CT 06795
Website: https://www.watertownrapids.com/
Social Media:


Payment Details

  • Payment for this event is NOT made on the PlayFPN website.
  • To Pay Venmo @RapidsSoftball
  • To pay online go to PayPal and send to wtnrapidsct@gmail.com 
  • You can also pay by check. Send Check to:
    • Rapids Softball C/O Chris Martin
    • 102 Crestview Drive Watertown, CT 06795.
Umpire Pay-at-the-Plate
  • Each team pays cash to the umpires at the pre-game meeting prior to the start of the game. 
  • See the Event Info above for the cost for this event. 
  • In tournaments, teams pay for all games EXCEPT the finals. The tournament host pays for the umpires used in the finals.
  • Pay-at-the-plate has become the standard across the region.
  • Pay-at-the-plate is a fairer system, as weaker teams no longer subsidize stronger teams that play more games during bracket play.
  • Teams do not need to collect as much money early in the season from parents due to the much lower event entry fees.
  • When a tournament gets shortened due to weather, teams will no longer lose money for games not played.
  • Umpires do not refund payments for games shortened by weather or other reasons. If shortened or postponed games are restarted, teams do not have to pay umpires again.
Event Venue

The Taft School (TTS)

68 North Street
Watertown, CT 06795

Veterans Memorial Park (VET)

570 Nova Scotia Hill Road
Watertown, CT 06795

Watertown High School (WAHS)

324 French Street
Watertown, CT 06795