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2014 College Coach Attendance

Following is a list of the (111) coaches from (78) colleges and universities and (13) states that attended the 2014 showcase - many thanks to the athletes and their coaches that made this possible:

1. Alfred University (NY)
Ralph Messura – Assistant Coach

2. University of Mount Union (OH)
Ed Vargo – Assistant Coach

3. Morehead State University (KY)
David Williams – Head Coach
Rebecca Moran – Assistant Coach

4. Saint Francis University (PA)
Patrick Swift – Assistant Coach

5. West Liberty University (WV)
James Bacca – Head Coach

6. Urbana University (OH)
Jeff Eichelberger – Assistant Coach

7. Georgetown College (KY)
Thomas Thorton - Head Coach
Bryan Johnson – Assistant Coach

8. Kent State University (OH)
Karen Linder – Head Coach
Eric Oakley – Assistant Coach

9. Hillsdale College (MI)
Joe Abraham – Head Coach
Erin Porter – Assistant Coach

10. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)
Adrienne Monka – Assistant Coach

11. Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
Nicole Vitello – Head Coach
Marissa McDaniel – Assistant Coach

12. Ave Maria University (FL)
Tim Speakman – Head Coach

13. Saint Joseph’s College (IN)
Diane Stephenson – Head Coach

14. University of Rio Grande (OH)
Amber Bowman – Head Coach

15. Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)
Cassie Cunningham – Head Coach
Tori Brown – Assistant Coach
Tom Cunningham – Assistant Coach

16. Marietta College (OH)
Jeanne Arbuckle – Head Coach
Jenn Castle – Assistant Coach

17. Wright State University (OH)
Lynn Curylo – Head Coach
Dave Brittingham – Assistant Coach
Elizabeth Beirne – Assistant Coach

18. California University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Rick Bertagnolli - Head Coach

19. Lafayette College (PA)
Jexx Varner – Head Coach

20. Ohio Dominican University (OH)
Marcella Vanlandingham – Head Coach
Amanda Ritzler – Assistant Coach

21. Notre Dame College (OH)
Amy Kyler – Head Coach
Jill Gigliotti – Assistant Coach

22. Saint John Fisher College (NY)
Bari Mance – Head Coach

23. University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Chelsea Leonard – Assistant Coach

24. Taylor University (IN)
Brad Bowser – Head Coach

25. Bowling Green State University (OH)
Shannon Salsburg – Head Coach
Monica Wright – Assistant Coach

26. University of Pittsburgh Johnstown (PA)
Sabrina Lane – Head Coach

27. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Bill Graham – Head Coach

28. Youngstown State University (OH)
Brian Campbell – Head Coach
Tiffany Patteson – Associate Head Coach

29. University of Michigan (MI)
Jen Brundage – Assistant Coach

30. Denison University (OH)
Scott Pohlman – Assistant Coach
Brian Ledford – Assistant Coach

31. Western Michigan University (MI)
Marie Foster – Associate Head Coach

32. Ohio Northern University (OH)
Ali Hess – Head Coach
Sunny Jones – Assistant Coach

33. Colgate University (NY)
Melissa Finley – Head Coach

34. Black Hills State University (SD)
Lane Leedy – Head Coach

35. University of Southern Indiana (IN)
Kim Dean – Assistant Coach

36. Otterbein University (OH)
Christine Steines – Head Coach
Kim Tackett – Assistant Coach

37. Walsh University (OH)
Katie Woolf – Assistant Coach

38. Thiel College (PA)
Amy Schafer – Head Coach

39. Lake Erie College (OH)
Stephanie Smith – Head Coach

40. University of Dayton (OH)
Cara LaPlaca – Head Coach

41. Southern Wesleyan University (SC)
Anna Ball – Head Coach

42. Concord University (WV)
Alisa Tasler – Head Coach
Stephanie Harper – Assistant Coach

43. Butler University (IN)
Scott Hall – Head Coach

44. Capital University (OH)
Nan Payne – Head Coach

45. Northern Kentucky University (KY)
Kathy Stewart – Head Coach

46. University of Indianapolis (IN)
Melissa Frost – Head Coach
Sara Kubuske – Assistant Coach

47. Miami University (OH)
Brittany Lastrapes – Assistant Coach

48. Muskingum University (OH)
Kari Winters – Head Coach
Ashley Price – Assistant Coach

49. Thomas More College (KY)
Lindsay Bramhall – Head Coach

50. Cedarville University (OH)
Wes Rowe – Head Coach
Ann Rowe – Assistant Coach

51. University of Northwestern Ohio (OH)
Tracy Coffman – Head Coach

52. University of Akron (OH)
Julie Jones – Head Coach
Julie Pratt – Associate Head Coach

53. Sinclair Community College (OH)
Steve Beachler – Head Coach

54. Wittenberg University (OH)
Laura Matthews – Head Coach

55. Ashland University (OH)
Sheila Gulas – Head Coach

56. Trine University (IN)
Donnie Danklefsen – Head Coach
Dennis Smith – Head Coach

57. Salem International University (WV)
Steve Potts – Head Coach
Michael Giannamore – Assistant Coach

58. Niagara University (NY)
Larry Puzan – Head Coach

59. Mississippi State University (MS)
Vann Stuedeman – Head Coach

60. University of Oregon (OR)
Mike White – Head Coach

61. Canisius College (NY)
Al Dirschberger – Assistant Coach

62. University of Kentucky (KY)
Rachel Lawson – Head Coach

63. DePauw University (IN)
Erica Hanrahan – Head Coach
Jamie Mueller – Assistant Coach

64. Wilmington College (OH)
Beth Floyd – Head Coach
Gina Schneider – Assistant Coach

65. Fairmont State University (WV)
Rick Wade – Head Coach
Brad Campbell – Assistant Coach

66. University of Pittsburgh Bradford (PA)
Tina Phillips – Head Coach

67. Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH)
Mark Pratt – Assistant Coach

68. Quinnipiac University (CT)
Bill Vasko – Assistant Coach

69. Franklin College (IN)
Butch Zike – Head Coach

70. Grace College (IN)
Jay Johnson – Assistant Coach

71. Case Western Reserve University (OH)
Josie Henry – Head Coach

72. Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
Kelli Williams – Assistant Coach
Megan McCormick – Assistant Coach

73. Defiance College (OH)
Jodie Holava – Head Coach
Brook McCartney – Assistant Coach
Kaycee Butt – Assistant Coach

74. Tiffin University (OH)
Jeff Nickerson – Head Coach
Melanie Heyne – Assistant Coach

75. Kentucky Christian University (KY)
Dave Miller – Head Coach
Mike Travis – Assistant Coach

76. Kenyon College (OH)
Erin O’Neill – Head Coach

77. The Ohio State University (OH)
Kelly Schoenly – Head Coach
Jenna Hall – Assistant Coach

78. Purdue University (IN)
Jason Dorey – Assistant Coach

Tournament Information: 

2013 College Coach Attendance

Following is a list of the (104) coaches from (73) colleges and universities and (12) states that attended the 2013 showcase - many thanks to the athletes and their coaches that made this possible:

1. Ashland University (OH)
Sheila Gulas - Head Coach

2. Ave Maria University (FL)
Tim Speakman - Head Coach

3. Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
Gary Saunders - Assistant Coach

4. Bethany College (WV)
Ashley Marinacci - Assistant Coach

5. Bluffton University (OH)
Tiffany Buckmaster - Assistant Coach

6. Bowling Green State University (OH)
Shannon Salsburg - Head Coach
Monica Wright - Assistant Coach

7. Butler University (IN)
Meaghan Slack - Assistant Coach

8. California University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Robert Bertagnolli - Head Coach
Stephanie Moore - Head Coach

9. Capital University (OH)
Nan Payne - Head Coach
Alan Tharp - Assistant Coach

10. Case Western Reserve University (OH)
Josie Henry - Head Coach

11. Central Michigan University (MI)
Joanna Lane - Assistant Coach

12. Cleveland State University (OH)
Stephanie Taylor - Assistant Coach

13. College of Mount Saint Joseph (OH)
Beth Goderwis - Head Coach
Dan Benjamin - Assistant Coach

14. Concord University (WV)
Taylor Ryal - Assistant Coach

15. Defiance University (OH)
Jodie Holava - Head Coach
Kaylee Butt - Assistant Coach
Brook McCartney - Assistant Coach

16. Denison University (OH)
Scott Pohlman - Assistant Coach

17. Dickinson College (PA)
Matt Richwine - Head Coach

18. Eastern University (PA)
Brittany Stroop – Head Coach

19. Fairmont State University (PA)
Rick Wade - Head Coach
Brad Campbell - Assistant Coach

20. Franklin College (IN)
Butch Zike - Head Coach

21. Franklin Pierce University (NH)
Christine Grenache - Head Coach

22. Glenville State College (WV)
Mandy Sansbury - Head Coach

23. Grand Valley State University (MI)
Dana Callihan - Assistant Coach

24. Heartland Community College (IL)
Steve Leverton - Assistant Coach

25. Heidelberg University (OH)
Betsey Hada - Head Coach
Bessie Artino - Assistant Coach

26. Hillsdale College (MI)
Joe Abraham - Head Coach
Erin Porter - Assistant Coach

27. Indiana University (IN)
Michelle Gardner - Head Coach

28. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)
Adrienne Monka - Assistant Coach

29. Kent State University (OH)
Karen Linder - Head Coach
Mandee Luers - Assistant Coach

30. Lake Erie College (OH)
Stephanie Smith - Head Coach

31. Malone University (OH)
Tenequa Martin - Head Coach

32. Marietta College (OH)
Jeanne Arbuckle - Head Coach

33. Miami University (OH)
Clarisa Crowell - Head Coach

34. Morehead State University (KY)
David Williams - Head Coach
Jen Giles - Assistant Coach

35. Muskingum University (OH)
Kari Hoying - Head Coach
Devan Boggs - Assistant Coach
Steve Cowgill - Assistant Coach

36. Northern Kentucky University (KY)
Kathy Stewart - Head Coach
Michelle Caouette - Assistant Coach

37. Notre Dame College (OH)
Amy Kyler - Head Coach
Jill Gigliotti - Assistant Coach

38. Ohio Dominican University (OH)
Marcella Vanlandingham - Head Coach
Shannon St. Clair - Assistant Coach

39. Ohio Northern University (OH)
Sunny Jones - Head Coach
Ali Hess - Assistant Coach

40. Ohio University (OH)
Jodi Hermanek - Head Coach

41. Ohio Wesleyan University(OH)
Cassie Cunningham - Head Coach

42. Otterbein University (OH)
Christine Steines - Head Coach
Liz Allum - Assistant Coach

43. Regis College (MA)
Rachel Baxter - Assistant Coach

44. Robert Morris University (PA)
Craig Coleman - Head Coach

45. Salem International University (WV)
Steve Potts - Head Coach
Hayley Wilson - Assistant Coach

46. Sinclair Community College (OH)
Steve Beachler - Head Coach

47. Southern Indiana University (IN)
Sue Kunkle - Head Coach

48. Southern Wesleyan University (SC)
Anna Ball - Head Coach

49. The Ohio State University (OH)
Jenna Hall - Assistant Coach

50. Thiel College (PA)
Amy Schafer - Head Coach

51. Thomas More College (KY)
Lindsay Bramhall - Head Coach

52. Tiffin University (OH)
Jeff Nickerson - Head Coach

53. Transylvania University (KY)
Kim Tackett - Head Coach

54. Trine University (IN)
Donnie Danklefsen - Head Coach
Dennis Smith - Assistant Coach

55. Tufts University (MA)
Marissa Myers - Assistant Coach

56. University of Akron (OH)
Julie Jones - Head Coach
Julie Pratt - Assistant Coach

57. University of Charleston (WV)
Ray Loeser - Head Coach
Shanda Jimeson – Assistant Coach

58. University of Dayton (OH)
Cara LaPlaca - Head Coach

59. University of Indianapolis (IN)
Melissa Frost-Fisher - Head Coach
Sara Kubuske - Assistant Coach

60. University of Mount Union (OH)
Sandy Douglas - Head Coach
Ed Vargo - Assistant Coach

61. University of Northwestern Ohio (OH)
Tracy Coffman - Head Coach
Amber Bowman - Assistant Coach

62. University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Holly Aprile - Head Coach

63. University of the Incarnate Word (TX)
Gary Potts - Head Coach

64. University of Toledo (OH)
Tarrah Beyster - Head Coach
Alyssa Eppler - Assistant Coach

65. Urbana University (OH)
Danielle Lowe - Head Coach

66. Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
Nicole Vitello - Head Coach
Marissa McDaniel - Assistant Coach

67. West Liberty University (WV)
James Bacca - Head Coach
Kristina Bacca - Assistant Coach

68. Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
Kelli Williams - Assistant Coach

69. Wilmington College (OH)
Beth Floyd - Head Coach
Gina Schneider - Assistant Coach

70. Wittenberg University (OH)
Laura Matthews - Head Coach

71. Wright State University (OH)
Lynn Curylo - Head Coach
Dave Brittingham - Assistant Coach

72. York University (CAN)
Brian Bates - Assistant Coach

73. Youngstown State University (OH)
Brian Campbell - Head Coach

Tournament Information: 

Concussions & Youth Sports - Ohio HB143

The Ohio Stingrays want to bring an important issue to the attention of teams participating in Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events because it affects the safety and well-being of the athletes - concussions in youth sports. Ohio has passed legislation, Ohio House Bill 143, which has gone into effect on April 26, 2013 that defines prohibitions and requirements for "Youth Sports Organizations" in dealing with the recognition of and the management thereafter of athletes that have sustained a concussion. After consulting with legal counsel, it is the opinion of the Ohio Stingrays that Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events can be defined as a "Youth Sports Organization" in and of themselves for their respective playing weekends:

"Youth Sports Organization" - public or nonpublic entities (Ohio Stingrays) that organize athletic activities (Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events) in which athletes are not more than 19 years old and are required to pay a fee (team entry fee) to participate in the athletic activity. In essence then, each of our guest teams is a member of the Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events "Youth Sports Organization" for the July 12-14, 2013 and October 19-20, 2013 weekends.

A requirement of Ohio HB 143 that must be met is distribution of the Ohio Department of Health Concussion Information Sheet to the parent or other guardian of an individual who wishes to compete in our athletic activity. Youth Sports Organization Concussion Form - ODH Revised 3 can be downloaded below. This same form will be included with the information packet that coaches will receive when they check in at Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events - they will need to distribute it to their families at the events.

As a member of Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events "Youth Sports Organization", each head coach is required to successfully complete an on-line concussion training program. When you complete this on-line program, you can print out your completion certificate. Each head coach must produce a copy of their certificate for the Ohio Stingrays to keep on file when they check-in at the Showcases. The on-line concussion training program is free. It will start off with (5) multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of concussions. There will be approximately a 20 minute audio/visual educational presentation dealing with concussions in youth sports. After the presentation, you will be asked the same (5) multiple choice questions that you were asked in the beginning. This on-line training program can be accessed at:

http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000

This free on-line course is available through the NFHS. You will need to click the "order here" button and complete a brief registration form to take the course. Follow these steps to complete the course:

1. Click on the button that says, please log in to order. In the window that appears. click Register Now.
2. When your registration is complete you may "order" the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page. Continue following prompts. Although it may look like you'll be charged for the course, there is no cost.
3. Once you have completed "checkout", you will be able to take the free on-line course.
4. When you have completed and passed the course, you can print out your certificate of completion.

As a member of Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events "Youth Sports Organization", each umpire is required to successfully complete the same on-line concussion training program above. The Ohio Stingrays will work with the relevant sanctioning bodies to insure all of our umpires will have their certificate on file at the Showcases.

As a member of Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events "Youth Sports Organization", each site manager (Ohio Stingrays official) is required to successfully complete the same on-line concussion training program above. Our site manager's certificates will be on file at the Showcases.

OK, so now that each head coach, each umpire, and each Ohio Stingrays official (site manager) has successfully completed the on-line training program, what happens on the Showcase weekends? It is the responsibility of each head coach, or umpire, or official to remove from competition an athlete exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a concussion as detailed in the Youth Sports Organization Form - ODH Revised 3 at the bottom of this page:

Appears dazed or stunned
Is confused about assignment or position
Forgets plays
Is unsure of game, score or opponent
Moves clumsily
Answers questions slowly
Loses consciousness (even briefly)
Shows behavior or personality changes (irritability, sadness, nervousness, feeling more emotional)
Can't recall events before or after hit or fall
Nausea or vomitting
Balance problems or dizziness
Double or blurry vision
Sensitivity to light and/or noise
Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
Concentration or memory problems
Confusion
Does not "feel right"
Trouble falling asleep
Sleeping more or less than usual

In response to this, the Ohio Stingrays will have a licensed athletic trainer stationed at Ohio State and at Pickerington. If a coach, or umpire, or official witnesses an event to cause suspicion of a concussion to an athlete, then call in the athletic trainer to examine the athlete. The athletic trainer will then make the decision if the athlete can return to play or will need to see a physician for further evaluation. You will be given instructions on contacting our athletic trainers in your information packet that you will receive when you check in at the Showcases.

Frequently Asked Questions Updated 2513 New, Return to Play - What Coaches Need to Know, and Return to Play - What Parents-Guardians Need to Know files can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
 
You can learn more about concussions in youth sports at http://www.healthy.ohio.gov/vipp/concussion.aspx 

You can read Ohio HB 143 at http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_143

Thanks very much for your time and patience in cooperating with our Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events "Youth Sports Organization"!

Tournament Information: 

Teams Submitting Applications

To date, the following teams have submitted applications:

10U STARTING STARS DIVISION
1. Cincy Slammers
2. Nitro Fastpitch
3. Elyria SunDogs
4. Central Ohio Lady Vipers
5. Ohio Storm
6. Ohio Ice Orange
7. Pittsburgh Riot
8. Indy Crush
9. OFC Heat Black
10. Vikings Elite
11. Valley Extreme
12. Pittsburgh Passion
13. Diamonds Fastpitch
14. Ohio Outlaws
15. Ohio Wolfpack
16. Mason Thunder
17. Lady Lasers Black
18. Indy Diamond CHIX
19. Ohio Blast
20. Ohio Stingrays George
21. Ohio Stingrays Pope

12U RISING STARS DIVISION
1. Ohio Wolfpack DeWalt
2. Liberty Blazers 01
3. Pittsburgh Stealers
4. Lady Pioneers 01
5. Miami Valley Xpress Husic
6. Cincy Static 01
7. Explosive Fastpitch Pink
8. Indiana Gators 02
9. Cincy Slammers Blue
10. Indy Crush 02
11. Nitro Fastpitch
12. Mason Thunder 02
13. Silver Creek Starz
14. Ohio Glory 01
15. Valley Extreme Kelm
16. Ohio Outlaws 01 Black
17. Indiana Shockwaves Davis
18. FAST Wizards Blackswamp
19. Elyria SunDogs Pyles
20. Ohio Storm 01
21. Explosive Fastpitch Black
22. Diamonds Fastpitch 01 Black
23. Diamonds Fastpitch 01 Orange
24. Valley Extreme Fife
25. Hoosier Crush
26. Pittsburgh Power
27. Louisville Lady Sluggers
28. Pinnacle Fastpitch
29. Grand Slam 01
30. Ohio Wolfpack Chevalier
31. Vikings Elite 02
32. Lady Lasers Green
33. Elyria SunDogs Phares
34. Pittsburgh Spirit
35. Cincy Static Neon 01
36. Sabotage Fastpitch 02
37. OFC Heat 02
38. Heart of Ohio Havoc 02
39. Michigan Pride 01
40. Ohio Hawks 01
41. Ohio Outlaws Silver
42. Cincy Swat 01
43. Ohio Classics 02
44. Indy Dreams Benefiel
45. Indy Dreams Greene
46. Ohio Blast
47. Kalamazoo Klash 01
48. Lady Lasers White
49. Buckeye Heat 01
50. Crown Point Bulldogs
51. Indy Crush 2001
52. Compuware
53. Ohio Stingrays Mason
54. Ohio Stingrays Gunter

14U FUTURES DIVISION
1. Buckeye Heat Hill
2. Indiana Thunder
3. Buckeye Heat 00
4. Cincy Magic 00
5. Cincy Doom 99
6. M C Madness Black
7. Team PA Cyclones
8. Miami Valley Xpress Red
9. Heart of Ohio Rebels
10. Heart of Ohio Fear Factor
11. Miami Valley Xpress White
12. Mason Thunder 99 Black
13. Valley Extreme Munnell
14. Nitro Fastpitch 99
15. OFC Heat Orange
16. Pittsburgh Spirit Gold
17. Ohio Outlaws Premier
18. Valley Extreme Swipas 00
19. Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners
20. Ohio Power 99
21. Heart of Ohio Glory
22. PA Renegades 99
23. Thunder Elite Fastpitch 00
24. MN Renegades
25. Thunder Elite Fastpitch 99
26. West Virginia Dusters
27. Michigan Batbusters 00
28. Kentucky Softball Club
29. Ohio Ice Black
30. Michigan Pride 99
31. Ohio Hawks Villies
32. FAST Wizards 190
33. Elyria SunDogs Buckley
34. Rally Cats
35. Michigan Batbusters 99
36. Great Lakes Sharks
37. Ohio Lasers Silver
38. Pittsburgh Shock
39. Ohio Outlaws 00
40. Turnin2 Robeson
41. Ohio Edge 99
42. New Era Diamond Girls
43. Cincy Doom 00
44. Indy Crush 2000
45. Pittsburgh Power
46. Silver Creek Starz Duddy
47. Cincy Static Red
48. Silver Creek Starz Stroia
49. Central Ohio Lady Vipers
50. Ohio Classics 00
51. Indy Crush Hutchinson
52. Finesse
53. Mason Thunder 99 Gold
54. Indiana Shockwaves
55. Ohio Classics 99
56. Indiana Gators 2000
57. Elyria Softball
58. Easton Heat Gold
59. Indiana Prospects Premier
60. Louisville Lady Sluggers
61. Road Runner Power
62. Ohio Lasers Purple
63. Compuware Fastpitch
64. Angels Softball
65. Ohio Lasers Orange
66. Turnin2 Johnson
67. Team All American
68. Michigan Bulldogs 99
69. Indy Diamond CHIX
70. Ohio Blast
71. Birmingham Thunderbolts 99
72. Cincy Static 99
73. Ohio Stingrays Marcum
74. Ohio Stingrays Skerbetz

16U PREMIER DIVISION
1. Ohio Wolfpack Fogle
2. Team Michigan
3. Team PA Cyclones Premier
4. Ohio Ice Purple
5. PA Renegades 3N2
6. Indiana Shockwaves Wyatt
7. Ohio Wolfpack Goch
8. Ohio Lasers Red
9. NEO Pride Galaxy
10. Ohio Edge Exposure
11. BATS Academy
12. Team Mizuno
13. Pittsburgh Passion
14. Team Nike Black
15. Cincy Doom Johnson
16. Wisconsin Wild
17. Cincy Doom 98
18. Valley Extreme Black
19. Louisville Stunners
20. Pittsburgh Spirit LeViere
21. Kentucky Softball Club
22. Cincy Static 97 North
23. Diamond Dusters
24. Tigerlillies
25. FAST Wizards Elite
26. Heart of Ohio Inferno
27. Grizzly Fastpitch
28. Elyria SunDogs Spataro
29. Ohio Starz Elite
30. Cincy Slammers Blue
31. Central Ohio Pride
32. Ashland Blaze
33. MN Renegades
34. Ohio Hawks Lenos
35. Ohio Hawks 98 Small
36. Miami County Blaze
37. Elyria SunDogs Daly
38. Rally Cats
39. Buckeye Heat 97
40. Ohio Glory 97
41. Buckeye Heat Zoltowski
42. Ohio ICE Silver
43. Ohio Glory 98 Pope
44. Cincy Static 97
45. WNY Dazzlers
46. Ohio Danger
47. Ohio Classics 98
48. Road Runner Hummel
49. Explosive Fastpitch Black
50. Indiana Shockwaves Roberts
51. Turnin2 98
52. Indy Dreams Hackerd
53. Ohio Outlaws Premier
54. Team Combat 97
55. Finesse Blue
56. Silver Creek Starz Pezzuolo
57. Indy Dreams Montgomery
58. Oklahoma Twisters 3N2
59. Beverly Bandits DeMarini
60. Cincy Doom Burden
61. Michigan Batbusters Gold
62. TFM Rebels Gold
63. Ohio Hurricanes Burk
64. Ohio Outlaws 97 Black
65. Cincy Static 98
66. Ohio Outlaws 97 Silver
67. Indiana Shockwaves Crimson
68. Ohio Power
69. YMCA Synergy
70. Diamond CHIX Gold
71. Miami Valley Xpress Red
72. SGS Magic Blue
73. Ohio Lasers Blue
74. Indiana Prospects Premier
75. Easton Heat Gold
76. OFC Heat Orange
77. Michigan Batbusters Vitale
78. Hoosier Storm 98
79. Ohio Classics Black
80. Buckeye Heat Smith
81. Panther Fastpitch
82. XTreme Fastpitch
83. Indiana Gators 98
84. Indy Edge Wolf
85. Indy Crush Allstatt
86. Heart of Ohio RAGE
87. Hoosier Crush Gold
88. Waterloo Ghosts
89. Ohio Outlaws 98 Silver
90. Central KY USSSA Pride
91. Compuware
92. Barrie Storm 98
93. Indiana Shockwaves Gold
94. Florida Stingrays Gold
95. Ohio Stingrays White
96. Ohio Stingrays Theophilus

18U GOLD DIVISION
1. Ohio Wolfpack
2. Road Runner Elite
3. Cincy Doom Gold
4. Cincy Static Exposure
5. West Virginia Dusters
6. Cincy Doom Elite
7. Team PA Cyclones Elite
8. Miami Valley Xpress Premier Gold
9. Indiana Shockwaves Black
10. Team PA Cyclones Gold
11. Kane County Xplosion
12. Texas Terror
13. Ohio Lasers Black
14. Ohio Ice Black
15. Bulls Sox Academy Gold
16. Pittsburgh Nitro Showcase
17. Ohio Ice Gold
18. Indy Edge
19. Newtown Rock Amendolara
20. Pittsburgh Spirit Gold
21. Indiana Stingers
22. Ohio Hawks King
23. Indiana Strikerz
24. Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners
25. Ohio Classics 96
26. Diamond Dusters
27. USSSA Pride Elite
28. Indy Dreams Gold
29. Ohio Blast Miokovic
30. Jersey Inferno Gold
31. Beverly Bandits DeMarini
32. Michiana Mystique
33. Illinois Impact
34. Lady Yellow Jackets
35. Pittsburgh Power Gold
36. Diamonds Fastpitch
37. YMCA Synergy
38. Cincy Magic 96 Black
39. Silver Creek Starz Showcase White
40. Westside Thunder
41. Ohio Bandits
42. Whitby Eagles
43. Ohio Hawks Gold
44. Central Ohio Stampede
45. Ohio Nightmare Gold
46. Elyria SunDogs
47. Ohio Lasers Gold
48. Silver Creek Starz Showcase Lloyd
49. Team Indiana
50. Michigan Bulldogs Nemitz
51. Diamonds Fastpitch Gold
52. Indiana Prospects Gold
53. Indiana Gators Smitson
54. Guelph Gators
55. Indy Crush Walker
56. Barrie Storm
57. Indiana Gators Gold
58. Team All American
59. M C Madness
60. Newtown Rock Showcase
61. Florida Stingrays Gold
62. Ohio Stingrays Manahan
63. Ohio Stingrays McGhee

Tournament Information: 

Showcase Hotels

Below is a list of hotels that have rooms set aside for the showcase. Hotels will release more rooms once the initial room blocks are sold out. BOOK EARLY, the July 11-13, 2014 weekend in Columbus will be very busy with other major events being held!

Tournament Information: 

2014 Showcase Information & Application Form

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14th ANNUAL OHIO STINGRAYS COLLEGE SHOWCASE
PRESENTED BY 3N2 SPORTS

Proceeds Benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund at OSU's Comprehensive Cancer Center
James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
A PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH EVENT

DATE
Friday July 11th through Sunday July 13th, 2014

MISSION STATEMENT
The competitive purpose of this Junior Olympic softball event is to provide a quality playing venue with like teams so that the softball athlete can state her case for why she should be playing at the collegiate level.

LOCATIONS
18U Gold Division & 16U Premier Division
 games @
Fred Beekman Park (8 lighted playing fields)
2200 Carmack Road
The Ohio State University Campus
Columbus, OH 43210-1003

14U Futures Division games @
Pickerington Central Softball Complex (4 playing fields)
300 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, OH 43147-1296

12U Rising Stars Division games @
Pickerington North Softball Complex (4 playing fields)
7800 Refugee Road
Pickerington, OH 43147-7987

10U Starting Stars Division games @
Coffey Road Park (4 lighted playing fields)
2027 Coffey Road
The Ohio State University Campus
Columbus, OH 43210-1043
 

TEAMS
18U = 32 teams @ 43 foot pitching distance - 18U starts play @ 3:00 pm Friday
16U = 32 teams @ 43 foot pitching distance - 16U starts play @ 9:00 am Friday
14U = 24 teams @ 43 foot pitching distance - 14U starts play @ 9:30 am Friday
12U = 24 teams @ 40 foot pitching distance - 12U starts play @ 9:30 am Friday
10U = 24 teams @ 35 foot pitching distance - 10U starts play @ 9:30 am Friday

AGE GROUP PLAY-UPS
Play-ups are not permitted in any age group. Age eligible is defined as the age group a team will play its state tournament or national event in.

FORMAT
The showcase will be a (5) game minimum. There will be (4) pool games with teams seeded into a single elimination bracket. Weather permitting, all age group championship games are scheduled to start @ 2:00 pm on Sunday. Schedule requests and changes will not be able to be accomodated.

SHOWCASE OFFICIALS
All games will have (2) umpires except for the championship games which will have (3) umpires.

ENTRY FEE
18U & 16U teams = $750 US entry fee ($800 CAN entry fee)
14U & 12U teams = $575 US entry fee ($625 CAN entry fee)
10U teams = $550 US entry fee ($600 CAN entry fee)

The entry fee must be a personal check or money order made out to "Ohio Stingrays". All teams will be notified via e-mail that their application and entry fee have been received.

Refunds will not be made after your team has been accepted into the showcase.

CHECKS
No checks will be cashed until a team has been notified of being accepted in the showcase and responds by e-mail that it will accept the invitation and any requirements attached to it. All communication regarding the showcase will occur via e-mail.

Checks of teams that we are not able to provide a playing slot for will be torn in two separate halves and photo copied for our records - the torn check halves will be shredded. We will not be able to return un-cashed checks. Thank you for understanding.

DUE DATE
All entry fees must be postmarked by Saturday January 4th, 2014. The selection process will not begin before this date. Selection will not be done on a first come, first served basis.

SELECTION
Selection will be determined by committee only. Many criteria will be used to determine the final showcase field. Every year it is a painstaking process that we approach with a great deal of effort. Among the factors to be considered will be strength/results of your actual 2013 playing schedule, strength of your proposed 2014 playing schedule, completeness and honesty of paperwork, and for 16U & 18U teams, a listing of the colleges and universities following your team.

Due to the number of applicants, we will not be able to provide teams with individual explanations of why we were not able to provide a playing slot for them. Thank you for understanding.

PLAYING STATUS NOTIFICATION
All teams will be notified of their playing status via e-mail by Monday January 13th, 2014 - 8:00 am at the latest.

CHECK-IN
All teams must leave a hard copy of their insurance certificate at check-in - we will accept any sanctioning body's insurance. Teams DO NOT need to be PGF registered in order to participate.

All head coaches must leave a hard copy of their NFHS concussion training certificate as outlined by Ohio House Bill 143 - please review the Youth Sports Concussions web page @

http://14tourney.stingraysfastpitch.com/content/concussions-youth-sports

All playing sites will have their own check-in station.

AWARDS
1st PLACE - team and individual awards
2nd PLACE - team and individual awards
ALL TEAMS - notice by a college coach

COLLEGE PLAYERS
Age 18 eligible softball athletes having completed one year of playing or having red-shirted in college (D1, D2, D3, NAIA, NJCAA) are NOT ELIGIBLE to compete in this showcase.

GATE FEE
There is no gate fee at Fred Beekman Park (16U/18U) and Coffey Road Park (10U).

The Pickerington Local School District will charge a $5 one time weekend pass fee at Pickerington North (12U) and at Pickerington Central (14U). Each team will receive (3) coach passes, children under 10 are free. The Ohio Stingrays have no control over this policy and will receive no funds from this fee.

FRED BEEKMAN PARK FIELD #7
Field #7 at Fred Beekman Park has an artificial infield surface. Players may wear metal cleats. All other fields have dirt infields.

PARKING
Parking at Ohio State is free with restrictions. For Fred Beekman Park, you must use Carmack lot WC5 which is located on the west side of Carmack Road just south of Arthur E. Adams Drive. If you park in any other lot at Beekman, you must use the PayNDisplay machines. Parking at any metered location, such as the Speech & Hearing lot on Arthur E. Adams Drive just south of Fred Beekman Park and the Rightmire Loop just south of the sand volleyball courts on the lower quad of fields, is not free.

For Coffey Road Park, you must use the Sisson lot which is south of the playing fields. Parking along Coffey Road is not free since it is for OSU staff personnel.

Parking at the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes is free.

TEAM & SPECTATOR CONDUCT
This showcase is a Junior Olympic event and as such, excessive behavior and the use of profanity by any adult or player will lead to ejection from the playing site and could lead to denial of entry for their team the following year.

ALCOHOL & SMOKING
The use of alcohol and smoking by any attendee is prohibited at The Ohio State University and at the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes. Any person caught with or using alcohol will be ejected from the playing site and their team will not be invited back in the future.

CONCESSIONS
Concessions will be available at all playing sites. The concessions at Ohio State will be managed and staffed by the Ohio Stingrays - concessions at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex will be managed and staffed by the Pickerington Central Athletic Booster Club - concessions at the Pickerington North Softball Complex will be managed and staffed by the Pickerington North Softball Club. There may be differences in menu items and pricing.

Coolers can be brought into any playing site.

PETS
Pets are allowed at Fred Beekman Park and Coffey Road Park. Pets must be leashed and their owners must be prepared for clean-up if necessary. Pets are not allowed inside the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes.

RESTROOMS
Indoor restrooms are provided at the upper playing quad and at the lower playing quad adjacent to the sand volleyball courts at Fred Beekman Park.

Portable sanitation is provided at Coffey Road Park.

Indoor restrooms are provided at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex.

Portable sanitation is provided at the Pickerington North Softball Complex.

HOME RUN FENCES
OSU Fred Beekman Park (16U/18U) will have temporary home run fences.

OSU Coffey Road Park (10U) will not have home run fences.

Pickerington Central (14U) and Pickerington North (12U) have permanent home run fences.

FIELD PREPARATION
The Ohio Stingrays will supply dedicated labor at all playing sites to hand rake and re-line (batter's box, pitcher's circle, foul lines) all fields before every game. All fields will be dragged with mechanization at the end of the playing day in preparation for the following day.

WEATHER
The Showcase Committee can and will control as many aspects as possible to insure that your team has the best playing experience possible, but weather is not one of them. In the event of inclement weather, the Ohio Stingrays Showcase Committee, The Ohio State University, the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complex staffs, will do their very best to get all games in. But you are applying to the showcase realizing that the Ohio Stingrays Showcase Committee reserves the right to alter this event in any manner fit to accomplish the mission of showcasing the softball athletes with the maximum number of games possible under the circumstances. Coaches will receive a rain line phone number at check-in. We will also use the One Call Now system to alert teams and college coaches of schedule changes.

OSU has a weather radar system that "sees" lightning well before we can see it with our eyes, OSU will sound a warning if the radar "sees" lightning 20 miles from the parks, at 10 miles from the parks, they will instruct the parks to evacuate to our cars. The Pickerington sites will run off of the traditional sight system for lightning with the umpires making the decision to suspend play.

Lightning will be automatic cause for suspending play for (30) minutes.

Ohio State, Pickerington Central, and Pickerington North will control the decision on when labor can be used on the fields to get them back in playing shape.

The Ohio Stingrays Showcase Committee will control the decision on any adjustments to the playing schedule. The following will be available in the event of inclement weather:

Field Dry - purchased by the Ohio Stingrays and stored at the playing sites

Mechanized Drag - (1) per (4) fields in play to help with wet field preparation

Labor - Stingrays parents as needed in addition to the facility field maintenance staffs.

WEATHER REFUNDS
If the showcase is rained out in its entirety, refunds will be based on:

(Entry Fees minus Non-Recoverable Costs minus Games Played) divided by (Paid Entries)

Every inclement weather situation is impossible to predict and create a refund policy for. The Ohio Stingrays Showcase Committee will make every attempt to be fair to teams that are not able to complete their 5-game minimum, but will not be able to define refund formulas for these situations beforehand. Please allow (2) to (4) weeks for an inclement weather refund.

SHOWCASE CONTACT
Rudy Zych @ Ohio.Stingrays.Showcase@stingraysfastptich.com

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
Apply online for the 2014 Summer Showcase by visiting the following link:

http://14tourney.stingraysfastpitch.com/content/2014-ohio-stingrays-college-showcase-application-form

Each team must list (2) email contacts and (2) cell phone contacts. In order for your application to go to the full selection committee in January, you must send in your entry fee to the address below by January 4, 2014.

SEND ENTRY FEE TO:
Ohio Stingrays
94 Montrose Way
Columbus, OH 43214

ENTRY FEE MUST BE POSTMARKED BY SATURDAY JANUARY 4, 2014

All photos courtesy of O'Shea Photography (http://ceophotos.com/)

 

 

 

Tournament Information: 

NFCA Membership Benefits

With an NFCA memebership, you'll receive the following benefits:

COLLEGE COACHES

  • 12 issues of the NFCA's own newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery
  • Special access to members-only area on the NFCA Web Site, including Drill Search, an easy way to find drills and coaching articles for your everyday need
  • Player Awards - Players are eligible for All-American, Scholar-Athlete and other field awards
  • Coach Awards - Coaching staffs are eligible for regional and national coaching staff of the year
  • Annual copies of the NFCA Directory and Calendar (sent every December)
  • Special discounts in the NFCA Web Store on videos, audios, books, softball equipment, clothes and more
  • Discounted prices to the NFCA National Convention and the National Fastpitch Coaches College courses
  • Representation of ideas to educational and softball governing bodies, and numerous networking opportunities
  • Teams are eligible for Leadoff Classic tournaments, administered by the NFCA

TRAVEL BALL COACHES

  • 12 issues of the NFCA's own newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery
  • Special access to members-only area on the NFCA Web Site, including Drill Search, an easy way to find drills and coaching articles for your everyday need
  • Liability insurance coverage
  • Coach Awards - Coaching staffs are eligible for national coaching staff of the year awards, and head coaches will be honered for reaching win plateaus
  • Annual copies of the NFCA Directory and Calendar (sent every December)
  • Special discounts in the NFCA Web Store on videos, audios, books, softball equipment, clothes and more
  • Discounted prices to the NFCA National Convention and the National Fastpitch Coaches College courses
  • Representation of ideas to educational and softball governing bodies, and numerous networking opportunities

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES

  • 12 issues of the NFCA's own newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery
  • Special access to members-only area on the NFCA Web Site, including Drill Search, an easy way to find drills and coaching articles for your everyday need
  • Player Awards - Players are eligible for All-American, Scholar-Athlete and other field awards
  • Coach Awards - Coaching staffs are eligible for regional and national coaching staff of the year
  • Annual copies of the NFCA Directory and Calendar (sent every December)
  • Special discounts in the NFCA Web Store on videos, audios, books, softball equipment, clothes and more
  • Discounted prices to the NFCA National Convention and the National Fastpitch Coaches College courses
  • Representation of ideas to educational and softball governing bodies, and numerous networking opportunities


AFFILIATE MEMBERS

  • 12 issues of the NFCA's own newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery
  • Special access to members-only area on the NFCA Web Site, including Drill Search, an easy way to find drills and coaching articles for your everyday need
  • Annual copies of the NFCA Directory and Calendar (sent every December)
  • Special discounts in the NFCA Web Store on videos, audios, books, softball equipment, clothes and more
  • Discounted prices to the NFCA National Convention and the National Fastpitch Coaches College courses
  • Representation of ideas to educational and softball governing bodies, and numerous networking opportunities
  • For umpire affiliates, liability and medical insurance coverage

For more information, send an e-mail to nfca@nfca.org

ACTIVE MEMBERS
Head Coach NCAA Division I: $160.00
Head Coach NCAA Division II & III: $110.00
Head Coach NAIA, NJCAA/JC, Cal JC, High School: $70.00
Head Coach Travel Ball/Summer TEam: $70.00
Assistant Coach College, JC, HS, Travel/Summer: $70.00

AFFILIATE MEMBERS
Former Coaches: $60.00
Business/Clubs: $60.00
Umpires: $60.00
Noncoaching Members: $60.00
International Members: $85.00

Note: $35 of each member's yearly dues pay for a subscription to Fastpitch Delivery

To join the NFCA online, please click below:

https://secure.nfca-services.org/new/addmember.asp

Tournament Information: 

2014 NFCA Recruiting Camp

There will be an NFCA administered recruiting camp on Thursday July 10, 2014 held at:

Lou Berliner Athletic Complex
325 Greenlawn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43223

The Ohio Stingrays College Showcase will follow on Friday July 11, 2014 at Fred Beekman Park located on the campus of The Ohio State University.

The NFCA camp application must be completed online between the dates of February 1, 2014 and June 2, 2014. Please go to http://nfca.org/index.php/recruiting-camps to complete the application. Note that the application must be completed on the NFCA web site and not the Ohio Stingrays web site.

NFCA Logo

Registration is open to athletes of NFCA member coaches starting on February 1, 2014. Starting on February 15, 2014, registration is open to all athletes.

In 2013, the NFCA administered and endorsed camps together attracted more than 6,000 applicants and 1,000 college coaches from around the country. Don't miss this opportunity in 2013 to showcase your softball skills to the large population of college coaches who will be scouting this Camp. Coaches registered to recruit at the NFCA/Ohio Stingrays camp will be listed on the NFCA website by early June @ http://nfca.org/index.php/recruiting-camps

The recruiting camp is divided into the following sessions:
Outfielders/Catchers: 8:15 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Pitchers: 11:10 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Infielders: 2:05 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please submit your application based on the softball position to be showcased. Applicants will be contacted via e-mail as early as April 21 with information related to camp status. The application deadline is June 1.

Additional information is located on the NFCA website as indicated above. The FAQ page provides answers to most of the commonly asked camp questions. Athletes do not have to be playing in the Ohio Stingrays Showcase to be able to participate in the NFCA camp.

Please remember that the NFCA/Ohio Stingrays Recruiting camp is administered by the NFCA, not the Ohio Stingrays Showcase staff.

Address all of your camp questions to:
Natalie Kozlowski
502-409-4600
natalie@nfca.org

Tournament Information: 

Showcase T-Shirts

Once again, as part of the 2014 Ohio Stingrays College Showcase, we are offering the chance for competing teams to be able to pre-order the showcase shirt. This enables the athletes (and parents) of the teams to be able to get the size shirt and color that they would like. The shirts have always sold out at the tournament. The cost will be $??.00 per shirt and they will be bagged for teams to be able to pick them up at the check-in stations at Fred Beekman Park, Coffey Road Park, Pickerington Central High School, and Pickerington North High School.

The distinctively designed shirts will have a unique 14th anniversary showcase logo on the front and all of the attending teams on the back of the shirt. You can pre-order either Youth or Adult sizes. Only Adult sizes will be available at the showcase. Also, ???? is available by pre-order only - this color will not be available at the showcase.

The attached order form (below sample images) and a check need to be received at the address shown on the order form by June ??.

Thank you very much for your order!

 

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Player Safety Information

First-aid supplies (band-aids, wraps, ice, etc.) will be available at the concession stand of all playing sites to deal with minor scrapes and bruises suffered while playing. While we truly hope that your team has the safest playing and viewing experience possible, there will be 911 for and serious injuries or medical issues. There are two major hospitals within minutes of the Fred Beekman Park and the Coffey Road Park playing sites: 

Riverside Methodist Hospital
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43214-3908
(614) 566-5000

The Ohio State University Medical Center
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1240
(800) 293-5123

There is an urgent care center within minutes of the Pickerington Central & North playing sites:

America's Urgent Care Center
1797 Hill Road North
Pickerington, OH 43147-7996
(614) 755-6370

If you are using GPS, your starting points would be:

Fred Beekman Park
2200 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1003

Coffey Road Park
2027 Coffey Road Park
Columbus, OH 43210-1043

Pickerington Central Softball Complex
300 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, OH 43147-1296

Pickerington North Softball Complex
7800 Refugee Road
Pickerington, OH 43147-7987

Mapquest directions from each starting point to each medical facility can be downloaded below. 

 

 

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