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2024 4th of July Showcase Tournament

June 29th – July 2nd, 2024 | Providence, RI

College Showcase Camp

Friday, June 28th, 2024

Johnson & Wales University

Hotels now Open!

Look at the hotels tab below!

Colleges interested in attending and evaluating

2024 Tournament Information

College Showcase Camp: June 28th, 2024 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Age groups: 14U; 16U; 18U (3 Divisions)

Pool Play: Saturday, June 29th – Monday, July 1st, 2024
Playoffs/Championships: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024
 
  • This will be a sellout like our previous 16 years of running Firecracker Sports events! Don’t wait to get your spot…
  • Last year we hosted 250+ teams for baseball and softball plus were sold out by Christmas, this year we are anticipating 60+ teams for softball; 260+ total teams with baseball and softball combined in Providence, Rhode Island!
  • Registration Fee: $1049.00 – $1,099.00…Same for last 3 years!
  • We offer multi-team/event discounts, please inquire for more savings!
  • Softballs and Umpires are provided by Firecracker Softball as part of your team’s registration fee.
  • 5 game guarantee: Pool play format will be used for all teams competing (weather permitting).
  • Teams will be placed in pools, based solely on where they are from. We place teams from different areas against each other to allow the players to play new teams.
  • All Umpires are High School board certified and we supply 2 for every game.
  • Preliminary round games will take place at area high school and collegiate fields with the playoffs and championship games at college facilities.
  • We use the top fields in the Providence, RI area such as Providence College, Brown University, Bryant University, Rhode Island College, Johnson & Wales University and more.
  • We also hire college and professional coaches to evaluate the teams at the prime recruiting age groups during our events. 
  • NO GATE FEES EVER! (Savings of $250.00 per team based on competitor’s prices)
  • What else could we offer…well! We offer player and team video packages for programs looking to have their scout days during our event but also evaluations and “live in game video” of their players complied.
  • Want more….let’s discuss that we do on-field reporting/interviewing with players/coaches, social media exposure along with more exciting news to be announced shortly.

2024 College Coaches Expected

Please check out our website regularly as we approach the our summer events for confirmed attendance of coaches, schools and scouts. Our rotator above will show you the quality of programs who attended this event previously for baseball and have expressed their interest in attending for both baseball and softball each year.

Colleges/Organizations who are expected to attend!

  1. American International College
  2. Anna Maria College
  3. Assumption College
  4. Brandeis University
  5. Bridgewater State University
  6. Clark University
  7. College of the Holy Cross
  8. Community College of Rhode Island
  9. Dean College
  10. Eastern Connecticut State University
  11. Endicott College
  12. Fitchburg State University
  13. Framingham State University
  14. Husson University
  15. Johnson & Wales University
  16. Mitchell College
  17. New England College
  18. Nichols College
  19. Post University
  20. Rhode Island College
  21. Salem State University
  22. Salve Regina University
  23. Stonehill College
  24. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
  25. Wentworth Institute of Technology
  26. Wheaton College
  27. Worcester State University

2024 Teams Registered

We are very excited about our softball event as we are expecting 50+ teams for all divisions including another 200+ baseball teams from our longest running event for Firecracker Sports. We have teams coming from New York, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. If you are interested in participating in one of the East Coast’s biggest and most scouted events, please register today or inquire at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details!

See who is coming!

2024 Hotel Policy

ALL TRAVELING TEAM MANAGERS/CLUB ADMINISTRATORS MUST REVIEW OUR HOTEL POLICY & RULES BELOW. FAILURE TO KNOW OUR POLICY COULD SUBJECT YOUR TEAM TO NON-ACCEPTANCE OR REMOVAL FROM THE TOURNAMENT

 

BOOK AS AN INDIVIDUAL

HOLD A TEAM BLOCK

BOOK A ROOM USING YOUR TEAM’S BLOCK

 

To insure the quality of service provided during Firecracker Sports events, there is a Hotel Obligation Policy.

WHAT IS A “HOTEL OBLIGATION” TOURNAMENT?

Simply stated, if your team requires hotel accommodations (team traveling 75 miles or more to the event’s destination city) your team MUST stay at one of the approved participating tournament partner hotels. These participating hotels are reviewable by clicking on the “hotel” links on the tournament event page or on the main page of Firecracker Sports. Reservations can be made prior to being accepted and should be made ASAP as the hotels fill up quick.

WHY DOES THIS TOURNAMENT HAVE A “HOTEL OBLIGATION?”

We work very hard to keep our costs down and also balance the economic impact a tournament like ours can have towards the communities and programs we serve. The approved hotels on this website assist with both concerns and the following are the benefits to our programs:

  • To make it manageable we have room nights “blocked” for our out-of-town teams from our participating tournament partner hotels.
  • Because we do not use a Third Party Housing Group and we negotiate large blocks of rooms with the hotels directly, you’ll find a wide variety of best pricing and amenities from our hotels.
  • Care in selecting location and proximity to our playing field. See our “fields/facilities” tab to find out where your team most likely will be playing so you can lock down hotels near your fields.
  • All of our tournament hotels have been approved due to their quality and desire to give our guests the best event experience.
  • Room inventory which is shared with the tournament to ensure that room demands can be met from year to year.
  • By using participating tournament partner hotels, Firecracker Sports can offer our “Act of God” Clause. This states “Should this event be cancelled for reasons beyond the Event Organizer’s control (including weather), all outstanding reservations will be released at no charge to the participants.”

WHY ARE THERE PENALTIES FOR NOT ABIDING BY OUR HOTEL “HOTEL OBLIGATION” POLICY?

In order to best serve our out-of-town teams we need this to be a win-win for our guest teams and our hotel partners…If the rules are not followed then we jeopardize our relationships with these hotels and this could potentially add more costs to the teams.

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR NOT FOLLOWING OUR POLICY?

  • Any accepted team to a tournament(s) who requires overnight accommodations and does not stay in one of our approved partner hotels will not be accepted to the tournament.
  • An accepted team to a tournament(s) who requires overnight accommodations and double books their team at more than one hotel will not be accepted to the tournament or will be removed from the tournament.
  • Teams who do not stay in our partner hotels will risk forfeiting their games and not be allowed to return to the tournament next year.

WHAT IF OUR TEAM DOES NOT GET ACCEPTED AND WE HAVE A HOTEL RESERVATION?

Teams will be able to cancel their hotel reservation if they are not accepted to the tournament.

2024 Fields & Facilities

2024 Tournament Rules

Thank you for your interest in Firecracker Sports and support for our softball events. We have updated several rules so there is more clarity to lineups, tie-breakers and other dynamics like home vs. away. We answer all of your biggest questions regarding rules by checking out our “Team Information” section which includes event rules such as age requirements, tie-breakers, lineups and much more like insurance, rosters and payments. Please click on the button below for more advanced details.

If you have any questions or concerns please hit the chat button at the bottom of your screen or email operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

Official Tournament Rules

2023 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

14U High School Prep Division

  • All teams will play 4 games then be seeded #1-#9 for Sunday’s playoff round.
  • Playoffs will take place on Sunday with quarterfinals then semifinals later in the day, all held at Brown University and Dean College.
  • Championship Game will take place on Monday, July 3rd.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.
  • Team trophies along with an MVP and All Tournament team will be awarded.

 

16U College Prep Division

  • The top team in each pool (4) will advance to the playoffs.
  • Semifinal Games will take place on Monday, July 3rd at Rhode Island College and Johnson & Wales University.
  • Championship Game will take place on Monday, July 3rd at Rhode Island College.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.
  • Team trophies along with an MVP and All Tournament team will be awarded.

 

18U College Select Division

  • The top team in each pool (4) will advance to the playoffs on Monday, July 3rd.
  • Semifinal Games will take place on Monday, July 3rd at Rhode Island College and Johnson & Wales University.
  • Championship Game will take place on Monday, July 3rd at Rhode Island College.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.
  • Team trophies along with an MVP and All Tournament team will be awarded.

 

TIE-BREAKER SYSTEM (for advancing from pool play to playoffs):

  1. Overall Record (if all teams have played the same amount of games within that pool. If event is impacted by weather, we will use winning percentage instead of overall record)
  2. Head to Head (if all teams have played each other)
  3. Runs allowed
  4. Run Differential
  5. Runs scored
  6. Coin flip

2024 Team Roster Forms

Thank you for your interest and support of our Firecracker Softball events. In order to provide you the best experience possible, we request the entry of your team’s roster via the link below. The deadline for all summer tournaments is April 1st. This will allow us to promote your student athletes to the attending college coaches ahead of time along with promote the players who have committed to play in college, giving an extra boast not only to the student athletes but your programs as well!

We have created a brand new and innovative website that is user-friendly for our parents, players and coaches. With this exciting new addition, we have created a one-stop shop for all your showcase softball needs. You can create a user account, setup your teams, register for any event, make payments plus enter your roster one time and being done for the entire calendar year! This platform also will be where you see hotels, shopping, schedules, scores, standings and playoff implications right from your mobile device. We hope you enjoy this special benefit and make your life easier.

Enter Team Roster Information 

2024 Tournament Schedule

We work on releasing our schedules 2 MONTHS prior to any event we host and run in a normal year. Once our event becomes full we begin to put the teams, fields and pool play together so you can plan your trip better to Providence, Rhode Island. This allows everyone to plan in advance their hotels, social events but also let the college programs you’re interested in, know the playing times of your team.

We will release schedules directly to the coaches when they have submitted all paperwork and payments, as early as February 1st. Public release for this event in 2024 will be June 6th, listed right here. We try to maintain first class customer service from the point of registration, all the way through our final Championship game of our events, so your experience always remains first class!

2024 Schedules/Results

4th of July Showcase Tournament Scores and Standings

We have stepped up your tournament experience by launching a mobile friendly scores, standings and brackets application to make your experience even better. Now you can see scores, schedules and standings right from your mobile device as soon as the games are concluded. No more calls, emails to find out where, when and who you are playing. Through our app, you can find the GPS location of fields, get notified of time changes, incase of inclement weather but more importantly know where your team is placed for standings after wins or unfortunately, losses.

Please check out the latest scores and standings of our events, past and present, held in Providence, Rhode Island.

2024 Results

Providence, RI Destination Information

 

Check out the latest visitor’s guide for our event in the City of Providence, Rhode Island coming soon!

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