FAQ2020-04-07T21:35:41-04:00

Firecracker Sports

YOUR HOME FOR SHOWCASE SPORTS, COLLEGE RECRUITING AND GREAT VALUE IN TRAVEL DESTINATIONS!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a refund or credit policy for Covid-19?2020-04-07T21:36:15-04:00

We are reviewing all policies for our events during these difficult times. Currently we do not offer refunds unless it’s due to medical or weather related issues. However we understand this is unprecedented times we are living in and are reviewing policies IF we have to modify, postpone or cancel any event we run. As we hope and anticipate our events will not being canceled, we are always preparing for situations that come our way regardless of weather, medical emergencies or pandemics that our health and safety could be impacted.

Have any events been postponed or canceled due to Covid-19?2020-04-07T13:58:02-04:00

As of April 1st, no events have been postponed, modified or canceled due to the ongoing health crisis facing our nation. We will continue to update our student athletes, families and coaches regarding this ongoing health situation.

What is Firecracker Sports update regarding Covid 19?2020-04-07T13:59:28-04:00
The health and safety of our student athletes, families, staff and college coaches who attend Firecracker Sports’ events has always been our greatest priority.
We are monitoring the status of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and WHO (World Health Organization) daily. Also our monitoring includes the state and local health officials in the communities we are hosting events for the next several months.
We want to be back on a baseball field as much as you do but the health and safety of everyone including our loved ones is paramount. We will be reviewing our events again on May 4th when a determination will be made about our Memorial Day event. All other events are expecting to be played as scheduled. We will notify you about any changes, if needed through email along with our website should the need arise.
That being said…If there is anything we can do to help you, your program or any uncommitted players in your program get noticed please let us know during these difficult times. We also wanted to let you know we have come up with a support kit for your baseball needs for the month of April.
I want to avoid shipping charges. How does “local pick up at next event” work?2020-03-25T13:25:13-04:00

Delivery is free and easy.  After ordering your Firecracker Sports merchandise, just select “local pickup at next event” when checking out.  You will receive an email indicating that your order will be waiting for you at the field for your very first game of the tournament.  Upon arrival to the field, just see the Firecracker Sports Field Supervisor who is typically positioned behind the backstop or in the press box keeping score.  He or she will have your order.  Please give him or her your name to claim your order.

When does the hotel receive my information?2020-04-08T08:08:57-04:00

Typically hotels will receive your reservation information 1 month prior to an event starting (Cutoff contracted date for tournament rates).  This could be earlier or later depending on the hotel and their policies.

When is my credit card processed?2020-04-08T08:08:19-04:00

Credit cards are not charged at the time of booking. Please review the hotel cancellation policy prior to submitting your reservation for details on when or if a deposit will be applied closer to check-in.

Where can I see my reservation?2020-03-25T12:55:17-04:00

Great question! You can see your reservation by confirmation email or by logging into your account on our website. Once you are in “My Account” there will be a tab call “My Hotels” and you can see all past/current hotel reservations that you have secured.

Can I contact the hotel directly to make a reservation?2020-04-08T08:09:55-04:00

No. Hotels are not allowed to accept direct bookings and they will refer you back to our website. This policy is to make sure that proper room counts are maintained based on contracts, teams and reservations. We want to guarantee all of our customers the best customer service and the lowest rates possible while attending our events so this helps maintain that.

What if we don’t book our hotel through Firecracker Sports?2020-04-08T08:12:05-04:00

Great question! Any team traveling more than 90 miles that will require overnight accommodations and does not book through Firecracker Sports website, will not be accepted into the tournament and placed onto the waiting list. Any team that books directly or takes a block then doesn’t pickup the rooms, will be moved to the waiting list, money credited for a future event and will be not scheduled.

Does Firecracker Sports have a “stay to play” policy?2020-04-08T08:13:26-04:00

We have a hotel obligation policy for all teams traveling more than 90 miles to our events. This is a “softer” policy than “stay to play,” which allows teams to book with their preferred hotel brand and/or book with their points, etc. This must be completed through our hotel booking system not directly with the hotel.

Who do I contact if I have a question about hotels or reservations?2020-03-25T13:01:09-04:00

You can contact operations@firecrackersports.com for any hotel questions before the event.  Once you are 1 week away from the event, you can contact the hotel directly as they will have the rooming lists, confirmations, and hotel information for your stay.

Who do I contact if I have a question about an order?2020-03-25T13:16:14-04:00
  • For questions about your order please email don@firecrackersports.com.
  • Please include your order number, date of order and telephone number in the corresponding email.
  • Please allow 48 hours for a response.
What is your refund, exchange and shipping policy?2020-03-24T14:52:05-04:00

Refunds and Exchanges:

  • Firecracker Sports must be notified before of any item is returned or exchanged.
  • To set up a return or exchange email Don@firecrackersports.com.
  • Clothing items may be returned within 30 days as long as they are new and unused.
  • Damaged or defective items may be returned within 14 days of receipt of shipment or local pick-up.
  • Wood bats from Dove Tail have a 60 day manufacturers warranty.  (See https://dovetailbat.com/pages/warranty for further details.)
  • Please allow 14 business days for your return to be processed.  Once processed, refunds can take up to 10 business days to reflect in your account.
  • We do not refund original shipping and handling on an order unless an item was defective or damaged and it is not being exchanged.
  • You are responsible for return shipping and handling on all returns.  However if return is due to being a damaged or defective item, once item is confirmed damaged or defective shipping and handling will be credited to your account.
What is the difference between a Showcase and a Tournament?2020-03-24T19:07:58-04:00

A Showcase is an individual event where we put the players through a series of baseball related events, collect their data, and provide this data to College Coaches and Pro Scouts.  A Tournament is a team event where teams compete in a series of pool play games with the hopes of competing for a team championship.

Is there a player check-in prior to the tournament?2020-03-24T14:54:27-04:00

The only player check-in would take place for those players that are participating in the Showcase Day.

Is there a coaches check-in/meeting prior to the tournament?2020-03-24T14:54:20-04:00

We do not hold a coaches check-in/meeting prior to the tournament.

Can players be added to an existing roster?2020-03-24T19:04:02-04:00

Yes as long as they are added prior to the start of the tournament.

How do I get my roster posted online?2020-03-24T18:59:29-04:00

The first step for posting your roster online is that you will need to login to the same account you used to register your team.  Once you have logged in, go to the Tournament Tab and then select the Tournament you want to post your roster to.  Within the main page of that specific tournament, you will find a link for Roster Submission.

How do I sign up for a Showcase?2020-03-24T14:55:06-04:00

Click on the Showcase button at the top of our website, which will drop down our various Showcase Opportunities.  Click on the location you would like to attend.  All the information you need is posted on each page.

How is a Firecracker Sports Baseball Showcase typically ran?2020-03-25T13:12:52-04:00

Typically, we will begin the Showcase with a Group Stretch.  Next, we will run a 60 yard dash, followed by Infield/Outfield workouts, Pitchers throw a Bullpen, Catchers Pop times, on field BP, and Exit Velocity for Batters.

How many College Coaches and MLB Scouts typically attend a showcase?2020-03-24T14:55:25-04:00

We do not have a particular number at any given showcase, but for a list of the current list click the corresponding Tournament or Showcase you’re attending.

What is evaluated at a Firecracker Sports Baseball Showcase?2020-03-25T13:12:13-04:00

Our Baseball Showcase Events feature a series of baseball related skills such as 60 Yard Dash, Throwing Velocity both in the Field and on the Mound, Catcher Pop Times, and Exit Velocity.

When is my tournament registration payment due?2020-03-24T18:56:02-04:00

Firecracker Sports has a history of selling out of their baseball tournaments quickly.  We recognize though that teams and organizations may not be fully rostered and have not collected their player registration fees for their upcoming Fall or Summer season at the time we may sell out.  For these reasons, teams and organizations are strongly urged to register for our tournaments ASAP and no deposit will be needed to register.  Full payment will be required by January 1st each year for summer tournaments and by September 1st each year for fall tournaments.

Teams and organizations who have not paid by January 1 or September 1 will receive an email instructing them that payment is due within three (3) business days.  If no communication is made back by the team and the organization does not submit payment within the three days, then their team/s will automatically be removed from the active tournament and to the wait list.  There are no exceptions!

Is Firecracker Sports intended only for high school players?2020-03-25T13:11:49-04:00

No.  Firecracker Sports currently provides 9 events with age divisions in 13U through 19U and 1 event with age divisions in 9U – 14U (Memorial Day Tournament).

Our College Showcase Events are for High School Aged Players with at least 1 year left of High School.