We really appreciate you choosing to play NW Nations this weekend! While at the tournament, please do not hesitate to ask our staff if you need anything, we will be happy to assist you.
Get game scores and schedule updates throughout the weekend with the NW Nations Tourney Machine App!
For all NW Nations Tournaments you can receive score and schedule updates via text or e-mail or best of all straight to your mobile device by downloading the tournament app.
You can download the tournament mobile app by going directly to http://www.tourneymachine.com/R38394 on your mobile device or by going to our website (click here) and clicking on one of the green buttons.
None of the following are allowed in the park:
This includes players, coaches and spectators.
- Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
- Use of tobacco and tobacco products are prohibited.
- No outside food or coolers are permitted in the Complex.
Please help us keep the dugouts and fields clean so that we can continue to use this park. Park Staff and Nations Staff will check dugouts during and after each game.
Please see additional park rules at the bottom of this page.
Tournament Apparel and Souvenirs: NW Nations will have t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, caps, necklaces etc. available to purchase. Cash or credit card accepted.
We will be using two locations for games this weekend:
-All 12u and 10u games will be played at the Willamette Valley Babe Ruth-Ted Norman Complex (WVBR Complex) this weekend.
We will be playing two 11u games at the Cub Field at Willamette High School on Saturday. All other 11u games will be played at the Willamette Valley Babe Ruth-Ted Norman Complex (WVBR Complex) this weekend.
All locations will have NW Nations Staff present.
Directions to all fields can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
Weather: We will make every effort to play all tournament games, we want to play them as much as you do! If we were to experience weather that was determined by the field staff, tournament director or umpires to be severe enough to pose a player safety concern, we will delay games until conditions improve, cancel games or cancel the entire tournament if necessary. The ultimate decision on whether we can begin play or continue play is made by the parks department.
You can call the NW Nations Weather line for updates: (503) 799-5737. Please restrict the calls to one person per team so that everyone can get through if needed.
We will also update the status on the game schedule page of this website. Please Click Here. and also through the tournament app. Initial updates are recorded at 6:45 AM each day, subsequent updates are added as needed. Unfortunately, those playing the first games of the day are at a disadvantage because we may not have the information on the field status updated before you must leave. Sometimes it is a "game time" decision. PLEASE CONSIDER ALL GAMES PLAYABLE UNLESS UPDATES INDICATE OTHERWISE.
Weather related decisions will typically be made the day of the scheduled games. We will not make any decisions prior to the day of the scheduled games unless the park notifies us that the fields are shut down.
Parking: Parking is allowed in designated parking areas only.
RV Parking: Overnight RV camping is allowed at the Willamette Valley Babe Ruth-Ted Norman Complex (WVBR Complex). In order to do so, you will need to see NW Nations staff at the tournament tent to receive a camping permit. No hookups are provided.
Game Score Updates: We will be updating game scores throughout the day on the tournament app and on our website as games are completed. Please click here for updated game scores.
Sunday Bracket Schedule: As seeding games are completed we will be placing teams into brackets for Sunday on the tournament app and on our website. You will be able to find the Sunday game times by clicking here.
Scheduling: NW Nations makes every attempt to keep the tournament on schedule, on occasion due to circumstances this is not possible. Directors reserve the right to change any game time, playing field or dates or to make other changes necessary to conduct the tournament.
When circumstances arise where we can start a game early throughout the day, teams must be prepared to start up to 30 minutes before their scheduled game time, this is to keep the tournament moving along at all times.
NW Nations Baseball expects good sportsmanship from players, coaches and spectators before, during, and after all events.
Team Check-in: Please check in prior to your first game and receive your tournament packet.
- All fields have a grass and dirt infield with a natural dirt mound.
Birth Certificates: Please make sure that you have copies of birth certificates for all players with you at the fields.
Dugouts are not assigned; the first team to arrive has choice of dugouts.
Warm-ups: The park will open at 7:00 AM both Saturday and Sunday. Teams playing the first games of the day can warm up on the outfield of the field that they will be playing on. Do not plan on warming up on the fields during the day as we will make every effort to stay on schedule. No taking infield allowed for tournament play. No warm-ups outside the fields inside the complex.
Line-Up Cards: Each team is expected to present a line-up card to the plate umpire at the pregame conference.
Metal Cleats: No metal cleats are allowed.
Game Balls: NW Nations will be supplying all game balls.
Pitching Charts: Pitching Charts will be in your coach packet that you will receive at check-in. Please keep track of how many outs each of your pitchers throws and turn your chart in at the end of each day.
Post Game: At the end of your game please be considerate and vacate your dugout promptly. Team meetings need to take place outside the fences!
Nations Bat Rules: Umpires and tournament staff will be checking bats for compliance prior to games throughout the tournament.
9u-12u Age Divisions: No bat size restrictions. All Bats must be certified by the manufacturer to meet a Bat Performance Factor of 1.15 or less and must bear the BPF 1.15 stamp or new USA Bat stamp. All (-3) bats must be BBCOR approved and bear the BBCOR stamp.
Tournament Rules: Please click on the "Tournament Rules" box near the bottom left for the tournament rules.
-No pets are permitted in the Complex unless the pet is an ADA approved
-No smoking is permitted in the Complex.
-NO Alcoholic beverages may be brought into the complex.
-No outside food or coolers are permitted in the Complex.
-Teams can bring in a team water jug for the dugout.
-The Complex has a full service Concession Stand that will be open
prior to, during, and immediately following all games.
-If you are planning a picnic lunch for your team, Bethel Park has a
covered picnic area immediately outside of the Complex bordering the left field fence of Field #2.
-No bicycles, skateboards, scooters (unless they are ADA approved) or roller skates are permitted in the Complex.
-Motor Homes: For people bringing their motor homes, please park them at the West end of the Complex in the grass area within the designated parking signs. Note: There are no services for motor homes at the Complex.
Field Warm Up Policy
1. Throwing: We ask that you please warm up in the outfield. There are also grass areas outside of the Complex that teams use.
2. Wiffle Ball: If you plan on hitting wiffle balls as part of your warm up’s, we ask that you please do so from the cinder warning track.
3. Batter’s Circle: When your player is preparing to hit during the game, we ask that you please have your player take their warm up swings either in the rubber matted Batter’s Circle or on the cinder warning track.
NW Nations does not charge entrance fees at our tournaments, come out and watch!
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Weekend Events, Life Long Memories!
Ted Norman WVBR Complex.
Willamette High School (Cub Field)