Scheduling is a massive undertaking that occurs in a very limited amount of time. Texas Tournament Baseball will make an effort to help teams with scheduling conflicts. Understand, simply requesting consideration does not constitute acceptance. Teams must be able to play at their scheduled time and all refund policies will apply.
Per USSSA, pool schedules in premier events such as Super NIT's and State Championships are seeding using USSSA Points as the criteria; therefore, NO SPECIAL REQUEST will be accepted.
In large events, it is not uncommon to receive more than 100 individual requests with some teams changing their request multiple times. For this reason, Texas Tournament Baseball has set up a very specific process to handle all special playing requests.
As a general rule, out-of-metroplex traveling teams always have first priority in scheduling pool games. Our standard scheduling procedure, unless otherwise advised by the team, is to schedule teams traveling the furthest later in the day. Teams within 90 miles or so of the park must be available to play as scheduled.
SPECIAL REQUEST needs to be submitted no later than 5 days prior to the event starting.
SPECIAL REQUEST MUST BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL TO REQUESTS@TEXASTOURNAMENTBASEBALL.COM
All requests are date and time stamped and will be considered on a first-come basis. If any team changes their original request, it will be treated as a new request and moved within the list accordingly.
All requests are prioritized according to "need" with player conflicts receiving the priority. All other conflicts will fall secondary. For example, if "Team A" has 2 players and "Team B" has 4 players out for the same school function and both teams have requested "after 4 pm start times". In looking at their roster information, we find "Team A" has 10 players on their roster and Team B has 14 players listed. Team A would take priority.
When completing your request email, be as specific as possible. Requests with NO DETAILS will be discarded without consideration and without notice.
Conflicts with "NO 8 AM or 8 PM games", "Last 2 games times", "afternoon games" etc, with no further explanation will be discarded without consideration and without notice.
For example, when your requests state "latest possible or last 2 game slots", you are probably thinking 6 pm and 8 pm. However, if we only have 5 teams in your division and 3 of the 5 teams have legitimate requests for early AM games, our "last 2 game slots" on Saturday may be at 12 and 2. So detail, detail, the detail is necessary to be considered.
Once schedules are published, schedule changes due to a "special request" are extremely rare and may incur an additional $100 scheduling fee.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Perry Holloway at 214.906.2556