Mon, Jun 1, 2008 to Sun, Jul 7, 2008
Tiffany Lucas added this event to her athlete profile
P 1B 3B OF U, Class of 2012
Kellen Cramer added this event to her athlete profile
3B, Class of 2012
Katie Moulder added this event to her athlete profile
P 2B, Class of 2010
Jordahn Denny added this event to her athlete profile
P 1B SS OF U, Class of 2009
Peyton A Fisher added this event to her athlete profile
C 2B U, Class of 2011
Rachel Archer added this event to her athlete profile
2B CF OF, Class of 2010
Taylor Fitzgerald added this event to her athlete profile
C 2B SS, Class of 2013
Carrie Williams added this event to her athlete profile
CF OF, Class of 2009
Katelyn Mamizuka added this event to her athlete profile
3B SS OF, Class of 2011
Katrina Grande added this event to her athlete profile
2B SS CF OF, Class of 2009
Kelsey Becnel added this event to her athlete profile
C OF, Class of 2012
Jessica Slate added this event to her athlete profile
P 1B 3B, Class of 2011
Mandy Augerson added this event to her athlete profile
2B 3B, Class of 2010
Vanessa Ahrendt added this event to her athlete profile
P 1B CF OF, Class of 2012
Colorado Fireworks Tournament Specifics
Dates for the 2008 CO Fireworks will be (Wed.) July 2 through (Sun.) July 6 2008. Once again at least 50% of roster must be 2008 or 2009 grads (for 18 under teams) and 2010 or 2011 grads (for 16 under teams) in order to be eligible to particiapte in the Fireworks. NO player that has attended a 4 year college is eligible to play in the senior (18-under) division of the tournament. Practice games will be offered June 28 (Sat.) through (Tues.) July 1 for 16-under teams and 18-under teams. Mandatroty Coaches Meeting and Team Check-In will be on Monday June 30th and Players Party will be Tuesday, July 1st. NFCA exposure camps will be held Tuesday, July 1st from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
2008 Entry Fee:
$650 for 16-under & 18-under teams. Make checks payable to 4th of July Colorado Fireworks LLC. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS. Mail your entry fee via regular US Mail (sending payment via registered mail or FedEx will cause a significant delay in us receiving your entry and processing it, possibly jeopardizing your entry).All checks are processed through the bank upon reciept. No refund will be returned if your team cancels after being accepted in the tournament, but a full refund if canceled from the waiting list. If you were a 2007 HS grad & enrolled in a 4 year college you will not be allowed to participate in this tournament (except JC players) in the senior (18 under) division. ROSTERS ARE LIMITED TO 18 PLAYERS. Teams are not allowed to play up (senior teams must have a roster of at least 50% of 2008 or 2009 HS grads. and junior teams must have 50% of rostered players that are 2010 or 2011 HS grads.).
6 games. Additional games (for 16-under & 18-under teams) may be played in the form of practice games Sat, Sun, Mon, and Tues prior to the tournament. Teams will play 7 innings or 1:45 time limit in tourney games. Pool games are 1 hour and 30 minutes and games can end in ties.
All (23) fields are located in Aurora, Colorado. 19 of these 23 fields have lights. Aurora is designated by Sports Illustrated as the #1 sports town in Colorado.
Area hotel rooms range from $69 to $140 per night, with the average cost per person around $20. Contact Naomi Caldwell at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce to help find the right rooms and the right price for your team. Please remember to tell the contact person that you are with the 4th of July Radisson SE Colorado Fireworks Tournament to secure these rates.
Pool play will match strength against strength.
2008 Practice Games:
Available June 28 (Saturday), June 29 (Sunday), June 30 (Monday), & July 1 (Tuesday). Practice games will cost $65 plus teams provide playable balls for each game. A request form for practice games is now on the web site (for teams to print and return with check by mail) and WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER FEBRUARY 1, 2008.
TEAM CHECK-IN for 2008:
June 30th from 8:00am-4:30pm (Aurora Sports Park "B" Complex), all teams must be checked in by the 4:30pm deadline.
MANDATORY COACHES MEETING for 2008:
Monday, June 30th at 5:30pm, Hotel Denver Tech (Doubletree) - 7801 E. Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village. The mandatory coaches meeting is not intended to inconvenience anyone. While the coaches meeting is independent of the team check-in, it is intended to provide a venue in which important information may be passed without the distraction of check-in activities.
Top 6 teams IN EACH DIVISION receive team trophies, the players ( 18 maximum) of top 2 teams in each division receive individual awards. Pool winners will receive a team plaque.
For teams requesting a refund please send us by Regular US mail, a note with the following information: team name, age group, coaches name, where the check should be sent, and to whom the check should be made out to. Send this information in writing by Regular US Mail to Craig Brooks, 19753 E Belleview Pl., Centennial, CO. 80015. Approximate time to process the request is four to eight weeks after reciept of your request.
Park Rules and Regulations:
Parking is allowed on the asphalt surfaces ONLY. Parking spaces within asphalt surfaces are clearly delineated with white painted lines. Parking on turf or native grass areas, shoulders of park roads, or within road travel lanes, safety or fire lanes is NOT permitted. Play or practice is prohibited when there is frost on the grass both within and adjacent to marked fields. Carts for set-up and delivery are also prohibited from crossing grass areas when there is frost present. Entrance gates will remain closed during frost delays. No glass containers or alcohol are allowed with the Sports Park. No bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards or scooters are allowed within the complexes or around buildings. Dogs are not permitted within fenced complexes or on sports fields. Dogs in other areas of the park must be on leashes no longer than ten (10) feet in length. Practice is restricted to defined practice areas. Practicing on playing surfaces, adjoining fields or fields being used for other events is prohibited. Hitting or tossing against fences is not permitted. Overnight camping is not permitted. Large recreational vehicles and/or trailers must use designated spaces on the loop road at the east end of the park. Large vehicles are not permitted to park across (using more than one) parking spaces or to park in a “pull through” configuration.