SCIFL is kicking off the 2018 season in Palm Springs, CA in the Men's Fastpitch Palm Springs Classic Tournament. The event will be held on March 24 - 25, 2018 and will be run by the City of Palm Springs. The tournament will use current NAFA rules which will govern all games with exceptions. Once the draw is completed, entry fee is non-refundable. The entry fee will be $430 and the deadline is Monday, March 19, 2018.
Teams interested in participating can view the Palm Springs Classic Entry Form and contact the tournament director Vickie Oltean at (760) 323-8277 or email: Vicki.Oltean@palmsprings-ca.gov.
67711 30th Ave
Cathedral City, CA 92234
$185 per night plus tax
Code: Men’s Fast Pitch
Cutoff Date: March 9
LV Road Trip Schedule Below
Make sure to read final update
This year the Las Vegas Road Trip XI will have 44 teams in total; the most ever participating in the event. Teams from Canada, Mexico, Argentina, and the United States are all represented in this tournament.
The tournament will be using NAFA rules along with special SCIFL rules . Teams will have the option to bat up to 10 players using the Extra Hitter (EH), a Designated Runner (DR), and a Courtesy Runner (CR) may be used for the pitcher or catcher ONLY but it must be the last recorded out.
All divisions will use the 3-game guarantee NAFA bracket. The championship games are scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday with "IF" games immediately after if necessary, except for the A-Division which will not have an “IF” game.
Please keep in mind that with any tournament(s) the scheduled times and games may be push back a bit during the course of the day so please plan flights accordingly.
If your normal routine is to have a conference with all your players before the first pitch, please do that before the coin flip or better yet, while the game before you is in play so we can keep games running as close to on-time as possible. The umpires will be instructed to get you moving and start the game without wasting anytime. Also, keep your teams moving in and out of the dugouts as quickly as possible. The courtesy runner for the catcher is there for a reason, to get their gear on while the inning is in play and not after the last out.
The USA Softball Bat Testing & Certification Program along with compression testing will be utilized in this tournament – NAFA 2018 tamper proof decal stickers will be provided for passing bats.
Bat testing will be conducted at Sunset Park fields 11, 12, 13, 14 and in order for the bat to receive a tamper proof decal sticker it must meet the USA Softball Bat Testing & Certification Program by having 1) the ASA certification mark, 2) is not on the Non-Approved Bat List, and 3) passes compression.
Once the bat passes its testing it will be given an NAFA 2018 tamper proof decal sticker. Bats without a NAFA 2018 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.
The tournament will be played at
Sunset Park - Fields 11,12,13 &14
2601 E. Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV
Link to Park- Note that we are playing on the fields off Eastern Ave., South of Sunset Park Road. Park in the lot South of the fields.
Warm Springs Park - Fields 8, 9 & 10
7262 S Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV
Link to Park- Please take precautions when parking your car as some of the spaces are close to the fields.
All teams have paid their entry fee allowing the schedule to be set. Here is the schedule for all the divisions.
AA/AA-Major Division Schedule
A-Major Division Schedule
A Division Schedule
Please help keep tournament costs down by booking at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder. Booking with Arizona Charlie’s you will receive a special rate of $55 per night for Friday and Saturday and $35 for Thursday and Sunday nights if you book directly with the hotel by calling 800-362-4040 and referencing code C-SCIFL or mention So Cal Independent Fast Pitch League. In order to receive this rate you must book by midnight of cut-off date March 22, 2018.
If you need to book more than three (3) rooms on the same credit card, please contact Kathy Brennan at 702-951-5942 in the group sales department and she will be more than happy to assist you. Also, if the 800 say’s they do not have the SCIFL listing, please call Kathy to book your room. If she is not there, leave a message and she will get back to you.
Please confirm you received your game times, your team name is spelled correctly, and for those teams that have not provided a roster please do so now.
If you would like information about prior events, please visit the Tournament Roundups or Stats section on the left hand side of this page.