Take the Field Initiative -- Event Communications

All PlayMSP & Top Gun event cancellations and/or reschedules are listed below.   
We are continuing to monitor the situation and will make assesments closer to event dates on a case by case basis.
Because there is so much uncertainty, if for any reason the stay-at-home order in specific markets gets lifted sooner, we would consider resuming play for any event that has been recently canceled. 

EVENT COMMUNICATION UPDATES:

[May 26, 2020 Update:]

The following events have been rescheduled and new dates are listed below: 
Fastpitch:
Bite Outta Lil Apple (rescheduled to June 19-21)

All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received.


[May 24, 2020 Update:]

The following events have been rescheduled and new dates are listed below: 
Fastpitch: C Cowtown Showdown (rescheduled to July 17-19)


All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received.


[May 18, 2020 Update:]

The following events have been canceled: 
Fastpitch:
USSSA C Memorial Tournament (5/23) ; Top Gun Memorial Day Encore - 14U GODDARD ONLY
Baseball: USSSA Stars & Stripes (5/23) 

All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received.



[May 12/13, 2020 Update:]


The following events have been canceled: 
Fastpitch:
Lawrence Opener (5/29)

The following events have been rescheduled &  new dates are listed below:

Fastpitch:
Top Gun Discovery (rescheduled to July 3-5)


All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received.


[May 7/8, 2020 Update:]
*Summer 2020 schedule has been revised, and re-released. All event dates now listed at playmsp.com are a GO. 
*FP USSSA C Memorial Tournament (Hutch) & BB USSSA Stars and Stripes (Hutch) are both a GO.

The following events have been canceled: 

Baseball: School's Out Turf Tussle (5/29), Summer Blast at the Beach (6/12)

The following events have been rescheduled &  new dates are listed below:

Fastpitch: Hawaiian Hitfest NIT (rescheduled to July 31 - Aug 2), C Hawaiian Hitfest (rescheduled to July 31-Aug 2 -- combining A/B/C divisions), USSSA C State (rescheduled to June 19-21), Super 48 14B (rescheduled for Aug 14-16)
Baseball: Fully Loaded Platinum (rescheduled to June 26-28)

All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received.


[May 6, 2020 Update:]
*Because there is so much uncertainty, if for any reason the stay-at-home order gets lifted sooner, we would consider resuming play for any future event that has been recently canceled. 

*Top Gun Heritage, Top Gun Memorial Day Encore and OKC Challenge in OK are all still a go. Coaches should have received event updates re. details. 

The following events have been canceled: 

Fastpitch:
Memorial Day NIT  (5/23), Elite Tulsa Shootout (5/29)
Baseball:
Memorial Day Turf Blowout (5/23)



[May 1, 2020 Update:]
*Because there is so much uncertainty, if for any reason the stay-at-home order gets lifted sooner, we would consider resuming play for any future event that has been recently canceled. 

*Top Gun Heritage, Top Gun Memorial Day Encore and OKC Challenge are all still a go. Coaches should have received event updates re. details. 

The following events have been canceled: 

Fastpitch: Wildcat Classic  (5/15)
Baseball: College Campus Series - Wildcat Classic (5/15), Fully Loaded Evolution (5/29)

The following events have been rescheduled &  new dates are listed below:

Fastpitch: Charlie Brown Special (rescheduled to July 10-12)
Baseball: Hawaiian Hitfest NIT (rescheduled to July 17-19)

All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received.



[April 24, 2020 Update:]
*Because there is so much uncertainty, if for any reason the stay-at-home order gets lifted sooner, we would consider resuming play for any future event that has been recently canceled. 

The following events have been canceled: 

Fastpitch: Queen of the Diamonds Mother's Day Goliath  (5/8),  Queen of the Diamonds Mother's Day Celebration (5/8), Top gun 12U & 14U & 18U Spring Invites (5/9)
Baseball: Mother's Day Celebration (5/8), Mother's Day Goliath (5/8), 


All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received.


[April 20, 2020 Update:]
*Because there is so much uncertainty, if for any reason the stay-at-home order gets lifted sooner, we would consider resuming play for any future event that has been recently canceled. 

The following events have been canceled: 

Fastpitch: College Campus Series - Rumble at the Zou (5/1),  YSS Super 48 12B/14B - STL  (5/1), Nicki G Invite (5/8), Top Gun 16U Spring Invite (5/2) 
Baseball: Cap City Showdown (5/1), Manhattan Spring Slam (5/1), 

The following events have been rescheduled &  new dates are listed below:

Fastpitch: Alex Gordon Classic (rescheduled to Aug 7-9),  Route 66 Series: Too Fast Too Furious Showdown (rescheduled to July 24-26)
Baseball: Alex Gordon Classic (rescheduled to Aug 7-9)

All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP Team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received.


[April 10, 2020 Update:]

The following events have been canceled: 

Fastpitch: College Campus Series - Jayhwawk Spring Slugfest (4/24),  Ozark Scared Hitless  (4/24)
Baseball: Fastbreak Baseball (4/24)

The following events have been rescheduled &  new dates are listed below:

Fastpitch: Dick's Young Slugger's Softball Series NIT (rescheduled to July 17-19)
Baseball: Fully Loaded Invite Major (rescheduled to July 17-19)

All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP Team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received.


[April 6, 2020 Update:]

The following events have been canceled: 

F
astpitch: C Goliath (4/17),  Manhattan Spring Slam for the Rings (4/17), Dingerz for Dylan (4/17), Warsaw Spring Shootout (4/17), Top Gun OK Spring Invite (4/17)
Baseball: USSSA Off the Chain (4/17), College Campus Series - Rumble at the Zou (4/17), USSSA Battle for the Rings (4/18)

The following events have been rescheduled &  new dates are listed below:

Fastpitch: Conway Super 48 (rescheduled to June 12-14), Top Gun Spring  14U Invite (rescheduled for May 9-10) 
Baseball: Fully Loaded Joplin (rescheduled to July 31-Aug 2), Fully Loaded Invite 10U/13U (rescheduuled to July 31-Aug 2) 

All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP Team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received.


[March 25, 2020 Update:]

The following events have been canceled and/or rescheduled: 

Fastpitch: KC vs. the World Border Battle (3/27),  6 Game Spring Spectacular (3/27), Lake Shawnee Opener (4/3), Route 66 Series - Bat Attitudes (4/3), Battle for the Rings (4/3), Easter Egg-Stravaganza (4/10), Top Gun Spring Invite 18U (rescheduled for May 9-10)
Baseball: Field Turf Special (3/27), Big 24 (4/3), College Campus Series - Jayhawk Classic (4/3), Lake Shawnee Opener (4/3), Easter Egg-Stravaganza (4/10)


All coaches should have received communication regarding these events. If you haven't - please reach out to the MSP Team ASAP.  If you were planning to travel in for the event and have already booked hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, they will be processing all cancellations shortly & full refunds will be received. 


[March 20, 2020 Update:]

Our previous communication mentioned we'd have an update regarding the weekend of April 3rd by today (Friday 3/20).  We are continuing to follow CDC guidelines and are awaiting additional information at this time.  We will continue to monitor the situation through the wekeend and will have a decision made by Monday, March 23rd.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience. We'll continue to update and make decisions as best we can.


[March 17, 2020 Update:]


USSSA announced today that they have suspended the sanctioning of events until further notice.  We recognize an indefinite time period such as this can cause concern and questions around if the entire season has been cancelled. 

PlayMSP would like to clarify that the entire season has not been cancelled and we will continue to take it week by week, in partnership with USSSA.  As previously communicated, we will be providing updates weekly.  Each Friday afternoon you can expect an update from us on our activities for the following weekend, giving you a full week to coordinate with your team.  At this time, we have communicated that all events through March 29th are cancelled.  We will provide an update on events for the weekend of April 3rd by this Friday, March 20th.

As always, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.  Stay healthy and keep looking up!  Our previous communication mentioned we'd have an update regarding the weekend of April 3rd by today (Friday 3/20).  We are continuing to follow CDC guidelines and are awaiting additional information at this time.  We will continue to monitor the situation through the wekeend and will have a decision made by Monday, March 23rd.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience. We'll continue to update and make decisions as best we can.


[March 16, 2020 Update:]

The following events have been canceled:
Baseball Turf Season Opener (3/20)

Like so much of the nation, we have made the decision to cancel all March 2020 events so as to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 across our nation.  We are happy to transfer your registration to a future event or if you'd like a refund, please email us with your intention. We will provide an update no later than March 27th with an assessment of April events.

We appreciate your cooperation in following these new procedures as we work together to maintain the highest health and safety standards as an organization.


[March 12, 2020 Update:]

The following events have been canceled: Fastpitch Battle Royale

GENERAL UPDATE:
Effective immediately, we are adopting the below new measures at all levels of our organization.  

“No-Contact/No-Handshake” Policy-
USSSA is immediately instituting a precautionary “no-contact/no-handshake” policy to be observed at every level of the organization until further notice.  This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as pre-game coaches’ handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams.  Instead, staff, players and coaches should use verbal queues, such as saying “good game,” without shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping.

Maintain Good Hygiene Practices-
All USSSA employees, membership and participants in USSSA-sanctioned events should be aware of the coronavirus risk and take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to germs. This includes maintaining good hygiene practices. We strongly recommend the following:

- Wash your hands often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; this is suggested after any physical contact with another person or with a shared surface
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your mouth and nose – with a tissue, if possible – when coughing or sneezing, then properly discard the tissue in the trash
- Avoid close contact with anyone else who is coughing or sneezing or who is otherwise sick
- Clean or disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
 
We will provide updates related to these new measures or let you know about any additional precautions to take if and when they become necessary. PlayMSP does not have any events this weekend, but we recognize that the baseball and softball seasons are about to kick into high gear.  At this time, we are awaiting further information and will assess closer to event times how to handle future events. We appreciate your cooperation in following these new procedures as we work together to maintain the highest health and safety standards as an organization.

As an organization, the health and care of each of our players, coaches, families and team members is of the utmost importance.  Our best wishes are with you all - we know this may be a trying time for you on multiple levels and want you to know we’re in your corner.  At MSP, we truly believe we are better together, and it’s times like these where we need each other most.