The Pinstripe Sports Production official policies and procedure is designed with the intention of providing as much clarity as possible to team supporting Pinstripe Sports Production event. It is the objective of these policies and procedure to protect all team that participate in Pinstripe Sports Production events.

Please keep in mind that once your team officially enters a Pinstripe Sports Production/Kino Baseball tournament event we are fully committed to your team with all of our resources and we respectively ask the same of all teams participating with Pinstripe Sports Production and Kino Baseball . It is our goal to protect not only your team but additionally every team participating with Xtreme Diamond Sports.

Entry Fee Payment:

Payment of a team entry fee is permitted to be made with one of the following options:

  1. Money Order
  2. Cashier Check
  3. Debit/Credit card

To guarantee a spot in a Pinstripe Sports Production event the full entry fee payment is to be post-marked and received two (2) weeks from the start date of the tournament.

One (1) check is accepted for the entry fee payment. Individual checks collected from parents to pay the entry fee is not accepted.

Check, money order, cashier checks are payable too: Kino Baseball League

Remit payment to: PO Box 89304, Tucson, Arizona 85752

There are no partial payments or payment plans o

Debit/Credit use is subject to 5% fee on top of the entry fee amount.

RETURNED NOT SUFFICIENT FUNDS-CHECK POLICY

Checks that are used to pay for a team entry fee and are returned back to Kino Baseball for non-suffcient funds (NSF), or for any other reason, unpaid, will be subject to a returned check fee of $25.00 payable to Kino Baseball in the form of a money order, cashier check or cash.

NSF checks will return to Kino Baseball will not be re-deposited. The organization or the individual of the NSF check will re-submit payment in full including the $25.00 returned check fee) in cash, money order or cashier check. Personal or business checks will not be accepted.

If after five (5) business days of written notice from Kino Baseball NSF check is not paid in full, the organization of the NSF check will be responsible for any other additional legal fees/legal actions (such as but not limited to Small Claims Court fees) and costs incurred by Kino Baseball in attempting to collect the debt from organization of the NSF check.

REFUND:

COVID REFUND POLICY:

Tournament that is cancelled due to municipal health care prevention, 100% refund will be issued less any credit card fees if original payment was made by credit card.

No refunds issued if a team drops out within 30 days of the tournament date.

If a team drops out 31 or more days prior to the tournament, the team will receive full refund less $25.00 administrative fee.

No refund is issued if a team drops out once a division is “Sold Out.”

In the event a tournament is cancelled by weather or any other occurrence beyond the control of Pinstripe Productions and Kino Baseball League every effort will be made to complete the tournament Schedules may change, games shortened. A two (2) event may become a one (1) day event.

Tournament cancelled prior to the start date a full refund less $25.00 administrative fee.

RAINOUT FOR 3 GAME GUARANTEES:

  • No game played; Full refund less $25.00 administrative fee.
  • One (1) game started; 50% refund
  • Two (2) or more games started; No refund.

FIELD LOCATOINS & TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Pinstripe Sports Production reserves the right to change field site locations & tournament format whenever necessary.

EVENT FACILITIES DISCLAIMER

Outdoor/Indoor facilities or parks such as baseball, softball, soccer fields or parks, and basketball courts by their design and use have inherent hazards such as, but not limited to:

  • uneven and variable walking surfaces, seating, and standing areas and bleachers that vary by design, construction, and condition.
  • risks of injury from colliding with other persons, slipping, or falling on walking surfaces, bleachers, and stairways, and tripping over unknown objects which other persons may have left or discarded on the premises.
  • risk of injury from wayward Eying objects that may be thrown or struck such as balls, bats, gloves, and other items that may not be reasonably foreseeable.
  • Players, coaches, team personnel, and spectators may damage the premises or create hazards at any time without the knowledge of XDS.

This list of risks is not and cannot be all inclusive. There may be other risks that can injure you. Players, coaches, team personnel, and spectators should always pay attention to the action at hand and be alert for objects headed their way and should listen to public announcements regarding safety during the event.

Players, coaches, team personnel, and spectators are responsible for their own safety while on these premises. If you do not wish to assume the risk of harm while attending an event conducted by Pinstripe Sports Production/Kino Baseball, then do not enter theFfacility or park. Kino BaseballFand the owners of any facility or park will not be responsible if a player, coach, team personnel, or spectator is injured at a sporting event at any facility or park.

GAME SCHEDULE

Pinstripe Sports Production/Kino Baseball League cannot schedule around other sports (such as football, soccer, basketball, etc.) or other activities as it creates limitations on how we can best schedule our Pinstripe Production event which may cause hardship to some of the other teams participating in any respective Xtreme Diamond Sports event.

There are no scheduling or game time requests accepted. Teams that enter a Pinstripe Sports Production tournament need to be available to play at anytime that is required to complete the tournament on time and in an efficient manner for all participants.

AWARDS

Depending on the tournament format individual awards are presented to the players and coaches (maximum 20) of a championship and finalist teams. A team championship award is presented along with a team championship banner.

Tournaments that have a “Gold” and “Silver” Division format, the Gold Division is recognized as the tournament champions.

A Silver Division playo< results in the winner and finalist receiving individual player and coach awards and a team winner award.

The type of awards to be part of the tournament information announcement.

UMPIRES

Umpires that are provided for all Pinstripe Production/Kino Baseball tournaments are qualified professionals from the Kino Umpires Association that are experienced working high school freshman, jayvee and varsity levels, as well as on the collegiate level.

All umpires that work tournament games are required to pass annual rule book exam and attend required training programs, as well as are finger-printed per the requirements of the State of Arizona Education Department and the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Pinstripe Sports Production and the Kino Baseball League full support and have the “backs” of all umpires that are assigned and work tournament games. Complaints to Pinstripe Sports and Kino Baseball by managers, coaches, and spectators regarding judgment calls (safe, out, balls, strikes, fair, foul) is a waste of energy and time.

We will listen for those issues that involve lack of approachability by an umpire, issues with disrespect, language or any other behavior that does not meet the standard of Pinstripe Sports Production and Kino Baseball.

CONDUCT

  1. Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players, parents, and supporters.  If during a game the umpire requests the manager to assist in any issues with parents or supporters such a request is to be complied with.  If a manager refuses to comply with the umpire request will be ejected from the game.
  2. Coach ejected from a game shall be required to immediately leave the field and go directly to the parking lot and be out of sight and out of mind.
    1. Failure to leave the field or does not leave the facility and go directly to the parking lot will result in automatic disqualification from the remainder of the tournament.  CLARIFICATION:  Coach is not permitted to be on site (parking lot), in the facility or on the field.
    2. The tournament director based on the umpire report on whether the ejected coach can continue to coach the next scheduled game, or if additional disciplinary action is required (i.e. game suspensions).
  3. Player that is ejected from a game will have the option of remaining in the dugout or be removed and leave the field by their parent(s) or legal guardian.
    1. The tournament director will determine if additional disciplinary action is required based on the umpire report.
  4. ALTERCATIONS/THREATS OF VIOLENCE/FIGHTING
    1. Local law enforcement will be contacted.
    2. Coaches/parents/spectators involved will be disqualified from further participation in the tournament and banned from future Kino Baseball, Pinstripe Sports, Tucson Leagues, LLC and NCS tournaments.
    3. Any physical altercations in the parking lot, or on the field will result in immediate disqualification of the individuals involved.
    4. Involved individuals will be responsible for the payment of any fines or legal action that is taken.
  5. Alcoholic drinking before and in between games by any coach or suspected will be disqualified from the remainder of the tournament.
  6. Any individual with outside alcohol/drugs including in the parking lots at all venues be removed from the park by local law enforcement and will be responsible for any public penalties and fines associated with such violation.
  7. Obscene gestures and profane language (coaches, players, parents, spectators) will result in the offenders being removed from the park.  Failure to leave the property, the local law enforcement will be contacted to have the offender(s) removed from the facility.
  8. Artificial noise makers are prohibited at Kino Baseball, Pinstripes Sports, NCS Tucson events.
  9. Music is permitted to be played during non-live ball action however the volume is not be heard by surrounding fields.   The tournament director has the right to prohibit the use of music for the remainder of the tournament if it is deemed to high volume and an annoyance to the surrounding fields.

SAFETY: (All divisions unless otherwise noted)

Metal cleats are prohibited for age divisions 12U and younger

Metal cleats are prohibited while pitching on a portable mound.

Batters must wear double ear flap while awaiting to bat, at bat, as a base runner and when acting as a coach on the base lines.

Skull catcher cap helmets are NOT PERMTTED.

Catcher helmet must cover both ears and back of the head and have extended throat guard.

Catcher while warming up the pitcher must wear catcher helmet/mask Adult coaches are permitted to warmup the catcher and are not required to wear a catcher mask.

Chrome batting helmets NOT PERMITTED.

Any batting helmet that is cracked, missing protection pads, tape or any other item that prevents the helmet from being safe, the umpires have the authority to have such a helmet removed from the game.

Team logos on the batting or catcher helmet are permitted.

Any metal bat that is dented or painted with non-manufacturing paint, or appears to be unsafe for use as deemed in the judgement of the umpire will be removed from the game.

Teams responsible for having a first aid kit in the dugout to attend to minor injuries.

Hydration: Players and coaches are to bring an adequate amount of water to stay properly hydrated throughout the day.

CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT: Refer to kinobaseball.com/policies

With exception of Medical Alert bracelets, jewelry or any type of adornment is prohibited to be worn by the players.

A warning is issued to each team if there is a violation during the game. Subsequent violations in the same game will result in the ejection of the player who is in violation of the rule.

TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Kino Baseball League, Pinstripe Sports, NCS prohibits the use of tobacco products on all fields and dugouts. These products include but not limited to: E-cigarettes, vapors, cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco). This rule applies to all field personnel which includes managers, coaches, players, and umpires.

Any individual that is in violation of this rule will be ejected from the field (this include an umpire).

ALCOHOL

The use of alcohol is prohibited and is subject to the laws of Pima County, Arizona in the parking lot. Alcohol beverages are prohibited from being brought into park facilities.

AGE CUTOFF

All Baseball Tournaments age divisions up to 18U will use the May 1 age cutoff date. To determine your team’s age, determine your oldest player’s age as of April 30th. Player participating in a division cannot turn the next age before May 1st. Example: Player in 10U division cannot turn 11 before May 1st or he is too old for that division and must play in the 11U division. Players may play up but not down in age.

TEAM REGISTRATION:

playncs.com/baseball

Teams that participate in the Kino Baseball/NCS Tournaments are required to register their team and post the team roster on the NCS website.

All players names must be listed as FIRST and LAST name ONLY as they appear on the players birth certificate.

If you are a parent or a guardian, you can edit the players name in your login. DO NOT ADD “nick names” or suffixes (i.e. Jr or IV).

Listing player names in any other format could make the player ineligible to play.

The parent or legal guardian of the player must be listed as the contact and sign the player waiver.

USE OF ILLEGAL PLAYERS

Team using illegal players (i.e. player being to old for a division) shall be subject to discipline ranging from forfeiting a game to possibly ejection from the tournament with possible future sanctions imposed by NCS Wester Region.

In the event a team is playing with a non-roster player(s) (not listed on the NCS roster), the player(s) in the game will be removed from the game.

The first violation will result in a warning. A second violation during the same tournament will result in the team forfeiting game(s) that the illegal player participated in.

Any team using illegal players (i.e. – player being too old for division) shall be subject to discipline ranging from forfeiting a game too possible disqualification from the tournament and possible future sanctions imposed by NCS Western Region.

TEAM CHECK IN (MANDATORY)

One (1:00) hour before your first game time. Your team must have the following items:

(A) Official NCS Team Roster Form uploaded online,

(B) Valid team insurance with team name as insured & Kino Baseball League listed as additionally insured uploaded online,

(C) Copies of birth certificates for all participating players. **Please Note: Any player without birth certificate is not eligible to play until copy of birth certificate, or some other acceptable (i.e.-passport, student identification card) proof of age is produced and approved by tournament director. Player age documentation must be present with team manager for the duration of any given tournament.

INSURANCE

All teams that participate in the Kino Baseball/NCS Tournaments are required to have liability insurance with a limit of not less than:

  • Each Occurrence $2,000,000
  • Damage to Rented Property $1,000,000
  • Participant Liability $2,000,000
  • Personal & Adv Injury $2,000,000
  • Participant Liability $2,000,000
  • General Aggregate $2,000,000

The liability policy shall endorse “Kino Baseball League.”

The Kino Baseball League, National Championship Sports, Tucson Sports LLC and all other associated sponsors will not be responsible for damage to loss of personal property belonging to the team.

The team insurance shall be primary insurance and any insurance carried by the Kino Baseball League and its associated sponsors shall be considered non-contributory with respect to all other available sources. And for insurance policies where the Kino Baseball League are named as additional insured, Kino Baseball League and its sponsors shall be an additional insured for the full limit of liability purchased by the team even if those limits of liability are in excess of those required by this participation.

Team is responsible for having certificate of insurance in their possession while participating in the tournament.

UNIFORMS

Players are required to have matching colored jerseys, wear baseball pants (no shorts), cap (no visors).

Players are required to have a number on the back of their jersey.

If there are duplicated numbers than the manager on the line-up card is required to put a “letter” next to the duplicated jerseys. Example: 24A, 24B.

If there is no number on a jersey, then that player wearing such a jersey is not eligible to play in the game.

COACH DRESS

Coaches are required to dress appropriately, and the tournament director or umpire has the authority to ban a coach from being on the field if the coach dress is not appropriate in message, style, or language.

FACILITY PARKING/ADMISSION FEES:

Parking at any park facility is at the owner risk. Pinstripe Sports Production/Kino Baseball League, Tucson Sports Leagues, LLC, Pima County or City of Tucson are not responsible for any damage or theft to an individual vehicle.

Admission fee is charged at Mike Jacobs Sports Park. Please be courteous to all county, city, league or entity staff at the facilities. Any rude disrespectful, inappropriate behavior or inappropriate language towards any county, city, park, league or gate/security staff will result in immediate removal from the facility for the day and/or possibly for the remainder of the event without any warning as the entities reserve the right refuse service to anyone.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO:

Alter format of any tournament event to finish tournament event in a timely manner. This includes shortening minimum game guarantees, modifying game schedules, time limits and innings per game if necessary & game or extra inning formats.

Additionally, every effort will be made to finish tournament but in case of rain, darkness or other acts of nature, director reserves the right to shorten games or modify schedules to finish event.

Move tournament event park site/location of event, if necessary, in the event of a change in field(s) status, field conditions, amount of teams ultimately in an event, acts of nature or any other unforeseen circumstances to accommodate all teams and in the best interest of the tournament event.