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Frequently Asked Questions

Busch Softball Classic
July 5 - 7, 2019
North Little Rock & Sherwood, Arkansas

WHAT KIND OF BALL WILL WE USE?
Dudley ZN balls will be used in the Men’s C, D and E divisions. Dudley Thunder Heat balls will be used in the Women’s division. Balls are available at all fields for $6.00 per ball or $66 a dozen. Hit your own. They will be purchased at the tourney. The Dudley ZN will not be supplied in the Men’s C, D and E Divisions Dudley Thunder Heart will not be supplied in the Women’s D/E Divisions.

Conference balls will be supplied.

WHEN WILL WE GET BRACKETS?
Brackets will be available the week of the tournament. Remember most teams will play Friday. If you need brackets mailed to you, please let us know.

WHAT ABOUT HOTEL ROOMS?
We spend a lot of time evaluating hotels and negotiating rates. We carefully select hotels for cleanliness, safety and easy access to the parks as well as low rates. We will be happy to help set-up your rooms so you can be sure you are getting a quality room at a good rate. Call Marla at (501) 831-0339. She is the housing director and is ready to help you. You can also check out the Busch Softball Classic Facebook Page for more info on hotel rooms.

DO WE NEED MATCHING UNIFORMS & NUMBERS?
You do not need matching uniforms but we do require numbers for all players.

WHAT ABOUT THE FIELDS?
Allow at least 30 min between Sherwood Park and Burns Park (depending on traffic); the airport is about a 25-30 minute drive. All hotels are a 15-30 minute drive. Dupree Park is 30 mins from Sherwood and 45 mins from Burns Park. Please consult the map on this website for more information.

DO WE HAVE TO BE USSSA SANCTIONED?
Yes. This is all done in advance in the USSSA computer system. You must have your roster online. Go to USSSA.com to register and put in your roster. Your local commissioner can help you.

Arkansas State Director
Ken Hawk
501-944-1018

Arkansas Area Director
Jason Duke
573-559-4061

WHAT BATS ARE LEGAL?
All bats allowed by the USSSA are legal. Please refer to the USSSA rules for details.

CAN YOU ADD PLAYERS?
We will follow USSSA procedures for this. Please consult your USSSA Commissioner.

WILL PRACTICE FIELDS BE AVAILABLE?
YES! The practice fields will be located at Sherwood Soccer Fields, Dupree Soccer Fields and Burns Park Soccer Fields. Directional signs will be posted directing you to both practice fields.

Click here to download the Burns Park map (pdf). This map will help direct you to the practice fields (soccer fields) at Burns Park.

Click here to download the USSSA rule book (pdf).