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    Default Anyone know about this Indiana Tournament- Top 100 Showcase

    Is it a good event?

    Anyone know about the results?

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    I see it on Tourney Machine, but no results were entered (https://www.tourneymachine.com/Publi...af78ddb1a7f741). Looks like a good number of teams mainly from IN, OH, and IL. I'm not familiar with many of the teams listed, but I did see a couple of Bandits Demarini teams, and Bandits usually stick to tournaments or showcases with stronger fields.

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    It's a PGF event and those are the best teams in the Midwest. You cannot just "enter" that tournament, you have to be approved.

    They play at Grand Park which is a recently built million dollar sports park. They hold about three top of the line fast pitch tournaments there in the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnerShotgun View Post
    It's a PGF event and those are the best teams in the Midwest. You cannot just "enter" that tournament, you have to be approved.

    They play at Grand Park which is a recently built million dollar sports park. They hold about three top of the line fast pitch tournaments there in the fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMD View Post
    I see it on Tourney Machine, but no results were entered (https://www.tourneymachine.com/Publi...af78ddb1a7f741). Looks like a good number of teams mainly from IN, OH, and IL. I'm not familiar with many of the teams listed, but I did see a couple of Bandits Demarini teams, and Bandits usually stick to tournaments or showcases with stronger fields.
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    Translations = Your check has to clear
    Well said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNDad View Post
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    Agreed that a lot of showcases are that way but these events at Grand Park are different. You have to submit your resume and then it seems pretty random who gets chosen. They tend to limit the number from the same organization from what I can tell.

    It's not like the Stingrays but it also isn't pay to play.

    One tip to coaches is to submit your money when you apply (sometimes you can apply first and pay later). Tournament directors hate sending back cash they have in their hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnerShotgun View Post
    Agreed that a lot of showcases are that way but these events at Grand Park are different. You have to submit your resume and then it seems pretty random who gets chosen. They tend to limit the number from the same organization from what I can tell.

    It's not like the Stingrays but it also isn't pay to play.

    One tip to coaches is to submit your money when you apply (sometimes you can apply first and pay later). Tournament directors hate sending back cash they have in their hand.
    I recognized most of the club names and they commonly produce great teams. Limiting number from same organization and making sure you're getting one of their competitive teams is great. With some having 4-5 teams at an age level there's a huge difference in the caliber of play.
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    We were there this year for 16U. Saw about 30-40 D-1 coaches and a handful of D-2 and D-3 coaches. It's like Scenic City though--there are some areas where there is very little coach activity. Also, for whatever reason they have run rule when it's supposed to be a showcase event. In other words, if you play too good, you don't get to showcase your talent as much.

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