The NW Nations Springfield Slugfest Tournament is a Mask Mandatory Event for everyone that chooses to enter the the park.
A mask is a covering over your face that covers both your nose and mouth. If you do not wish to wear a mask or do not feel that you can wear a mask, please do not enter the park. If you are not wearing a mask you will be asked to leave the park.
If you choose to debate or argue this rule with NW Nations or Park Staff you will be asked to leave the park for the weekend. We appreciate your cooperation so that we can play baseball this weekend!
+++++NW Nations COVID-19 Safe Play- Back to the Diamond Guidelines, Rules and Procedures.+++++
NW Nations Tournaments will meet or exceed all guidelines set forth by the Oregon Health Authority in order to provide a safe environment for teams to play. We have made agreements with the park to follow guidelines that we and them have proposed together. We appreciate and demand your cooperation so that we have this opportunity to play. Your attendance at this event indicates your agreement to the event rules and procedures.
Coaches are responsible for coaches, players and fans of your team. Please help us maintain a safe environment so that we can play baseball. Non-Compliance could result in ejection, forfeit or a team removal from the tournament.
Who should not attend the Tournament ?
-Anyone with an underlying medical condition that would classify them as “high risk”.
-Anyone who shows any signs of sickness.
Anyone who answers "yes" to any of the following questions should not attend this event:
-Have you had symptoms of fever and cough, shortness of breath now or in the last 2-14 days?
-You or anyone in your household been to, or had contact with someone that has visited any of the *restricted travel advisory locations listed on the CDC site within 14 days?
-Have you had close contact with anyone in the past 14 days who has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
We have a maximum number of people that can be in the park at any one time. Please help us out with this by following all of our procedures.
Each player is allowed a maximum of two fans in the park. Fans are defined as anyone in the park, including siblings and relatives. Note: Due to vegetation behind the outfield fences on both fields, sitting beyond the fence does not offer a good vantage point.
Team Check In:
Prior to First Scheduled Game:
-The head coach must check in with the tournament director 30 minutes prior to the first game they are scheduled for. This should be the head coach only, do not bring the team into the park at check-in.
-The head coach must deliver to the tournament desk signed waivers for each player.
-The head coach will need to be able to confirm that he/she has spoken to the team that day about whether any of the players are exhibiting any symptoms of sickness.
Prior to Every Game:
-The head coach must check in with the tournament director 30 minutes prior to every game they are scheduled for. This should be the head coach only, do not bring the team into the park at check-in.
-Incoming teams are not to enter the park until the teams playing before you have exited. Teams leaving must leave the park immediately to allow for the next team to enter. No post-game team meetings are allowed inside the complex.
-NW Nations staff will be disinfecting dugouts throughout the day.
-All trash must be hauled out that was brought in.
-All players and coaches must wear face masks while IN DUGOUT and whenever not on the field of play.
-Players should bring their own individual water bottle. No team water jugs allowed.
-No sunflower seeds allowed in the complex.
-No pets allowed in the complex.
-Teams leaving must leave immediately at the conclusion of the game to allow for the next team to enter. No post game meetings allowed within the park.
-Incoming teams are not to enter the park until the teams playing before them have exited
-Teams are allowed three (3) coaches.
-The pregame managers meeting at home plate should be limited to one coach from each team plus the umpires. All participants should maintain proper social distancing.
-NW Nations will suspend the turning in of scorecards and line-up cards by teams, to reduce person-to-person contact.
-Teams should supply their players with antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer for disinfecting shared playing equipment and cleaning hands between innings. Teams should discourage sharing equipment.
-No post-game player handshakes or team/player high fives allowed.
-Award ceremonies shall be contact-less, with a team representative designated to receive and distribute any awards to players.
-Each player is allowed a maximum of two fans in the park. Fans are defined as anyone in the park, including siblings and relatives. Note: Due to vegetation behind the outfield fences on both fields, sitting beyond the fence does not offer a good vantage point.
-Fan Masks are Required, with no exceptions. All fans must wear a mask the entire time that they are in the park. Those that choose to debate or argue with NW Nations or park staff will be asked to leave the ball park.
Fans will be required to practice social distancing whether utilizing the bleachers or by bringing their own seating.
Waiver: Each player is required to provide a parent signed waiver prior to participating in the event.
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 www.tourneymachine.com/R80910 on your mobile device.
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.
- Due to Covid-19 Measures- No Sunflower Seeds allowed.
Game Dates: Games will be played Saturday and Sunday. Seeding games will take place on Saturday with Bracket play beginning Sunday morning.
Game locations: All games will be played at the Hamlin Sports Complex (Hamlin Middle School) this weekend. (No Concessions are available).
326 Centennial Blvd
Springfield, OR 97477
Directions to the complex 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 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 not allowed at the complex.
Game Score Updates: We will be updating game scores throughout the day on the tournament app and on our website as games are completed.
Bracket Schedule: As seeding games are completed we will be placing teams into brackets on the tournament app.
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 15 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:
- The head coach must check in with the tournament director 30 minutes prior to their first game of the tournament. This should be the head coach only, do not bring the team into the park at check-in until directed to do so.
- The head coach must deliver to the tournament desk signed waivers for each player.
- The head coach will need to be able to confirm that he/she has spoken to the team that day about whether any of the players are exhibiting any symptoms of sickness.
- Incoming teams are not to enter the park until the teams playing before you have exited.
- Both fields have a grass and dirt infield with a natural dirt mound.
- Grass areas are available for team warm-ups. The artificial turf football field is not available for team warm-ups.
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 one-hour before the first game on all days. 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. There is space away from the fields, towards the football field for teams to do light warm-ups.
Metal Cleats: Metal cleats are allowed.
Game Balls: NW Nations will be supplying all game balls.
Pitching Charts: Pitching Charts will be given to coaches at check-in. Please keep track of how many outs each of your pitchers throws and hold on to them in case NW Nations staff need to inspect them.
Nations Bat Rules: Umpires and tournament staff will be checking bats for compliance prior to games throughout the tournament.
Tournament Rules: Please click on the "Tournament Rules" box near the bottom left for the tournament rules.
Hamlin Sports Complex.