THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PRAGUE WELCOME CEESA PARTICIPANTS
Welcome to the Czech Republic, to the International School of Prague and to the 2014 Central Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Middle School Girls Softball Tournament. CEESA events are special in that they bring our schools together for activities in a uniquely international arena. For us at ISP it is a special honor to be able to host Softball this year and we wish to thank all those involved in the organisation. Congratulations to the student athletes who have made it this far -‐ being able to represent your school in CEESA is a tremendous accolade in itself. Thank you to all the coaches for your tireless efforts and long hours in preparing your teams to perform at such a level. Your participation this week is a marvelous opportunity. Take advantage of this and the memories will remain long after the final pitch. Play hard, play fair, respect yourself and most of all respect the others around you. Have a great event!!!
Kevin Hawkins Middle School Principal
Joe Monks Arnie Bieber Activities Director Head of School 2
CEESA SOFTBALL RULES (ASA Slow pitch + CEESA variations) Duration Each game should be 7 innings unless the game is covered by the 15-‐run rule. A game will be called when there is a 15 run lead after 4 1/2 innings. No new inning may start after one hour and 15 minutes during preliminary rounds providing the game is regulation. Tied games will be continued using individual game tie-‐breaker rule until a winner is determined (See Individual tie breaker rule). Championship games only will consist of seven innings or until a tie is broken with no time limit. Consolation games will follow same tie-‐breaking procedures as round robin. In the event that inclement weather affects the game the host tournament director should make a decision concerning how the game(s) should be recorded. There will be a coin flip to determine the "home team" for all games, including the championship game. Before each inning, one infield ball and two outfield balls will be provided for 60 seconds. Field of play for MS Girls Outfield fence for girls 180-‐225 feet Between bases 65 feet Pitching distance 46 feet There will be an extra safety base at first base. A pitching strike zone mat must be employed. The strike zone mat will be 22 inches wide, 30 inches long and should be flush with the plate. The entire home plate plus the pitching mat is part of the strike zone. The mat should be made of a rubber substance, for safety reasons. There will be a commitment line (for runners) halfway between home base and third, a runner is deemed committed to run home and cannot retreat back to third base after crossing this line. Plays at home are to be considered a force out, where a safety line will be instituted; runners do not have to touch home. Equipment Non-‐restricted or restricted Flight Balls measuring at 11” will be used for girls. Batting helmets are required while batting and running the bases. Catchers must use an approved ASA mask, but other catching equipment is optional. Players are required to wear caps / visors that are colored as part of the uniform. Bills of caps / visors must be worn to the front and properly.
General rules A team may play with a minimum of nine (9) players instead of ten (10) players before forfeiting the game. At the MS Level (Boys and Girls) after 8 called balls, the batting team coach will come into pitch and finish the at-‐bat No walks at the MS level Out on a foul ball with two strikes. The batter may look at ONE CALLED STRIKE without being called out (CALLED STRIKE-‐ A strike that hits the mat or plate, without an attempt to swing). On the second CALLED STRIKE, the batter is OUT. The substitution rule will be as follows: a starting player may be removed for a substitute and then return the starting player to the lineup (in the same batting order) once per game. However, if a coach substitutes for a player twice, the player may not return to the game a second time. Also, once a coach removes a substitute from the lineup, the substitute may not re-‐enter the game Tie Breakers The individual game tie breaker will be employed starting the 8th inning. For example, from the 8th inning on, each offensive team will start with a runner on second base. This runner will be the player due to bat 10th in the innings (or 11th if an EP is used). Teams shall be classified according to their won-‐loss records. How to break tie-‐breakers in a round robin ü Head to head ü Run differential -‐ maximum runs to count – 15; after the tie is broken by 3 teams it then reverts back to head to head ü Runs conceded -‐ maximum runs to count – 15, and 4. Run average (no maximum) In case there is a tie to determine seeding for placement to continue into a quarter-‐final or semi-‐final, the head-‐to-‐head tie-‐breaker will be in force. In the case of a three-‐way tie, the second way to break a tie is by run differential between the three tied teams, once tie is broken it reverts back to head to head.
CEESA EVENTS – REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS
These regulations shall be followed by students participating in all events (whether athletic, academic, cultural etc.) organized and sponsored by the Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA). Any student who participates in a CEESA event agrees, by signing below, to obey all regulations. 1) Students shall obey all instructions given them by their host parents and their coaches as if these instructions were given to them by their own parents. This applies to all activities irrespective of location undertaken during the period of the CEESA sponsored event. 2) Smoking, any other use of tobacco, the drinking of alcohol and the use of drugs are not permitted. Students involved with CEESA activities may not go to bars or nightclubs. 3) Housing arrangements made by the responsible official of the host school may not be changed. 4) Student curfew for all CEESA sponsored events is 22:00. Students must be in the home of the host parent by this time. Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are not allowed out of the host’s care unless chaperoned by a host parent and/or an event sponsor. Schools and Families may set earlier curfew times. Families MAY NOT extend curfew times. 5) Neither host families nor students may negotiate changes to the CEESA regulations for students with respect to curfew, housing arrangements, the use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs or any other rules or provisions set forth by the host school. 6) These regulations apply to all students-‐ both those from the host school and those visiting throughout the event’s duration and, for visiting students, apply also during the journey to and from the site of the event. 7) Students must display appropriate respectful behavior at all times to: their peers, event officials, event sponsors, coaches and all members of the host community.
ANGLO AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MOSCOW
Paykina, Alisa Bennett, Naomi Chernikov, Varie Go, Julie (Hyun Jin) McGrahan, Jessica McLeod, Courtenay Munn, Stephanie Myler, Julia Pellicer, Natalia Rowe, Allison Rowe, Abigail Skoblo, Madison Vaaler, Maria Webb, Aleksandra
8 6 8 8 8 8 6 7 8 8 6 7 6 8
Russia Israel Russia Korea UK Canada USA Australia Brasil USA USA Canada USA USA
Bill Kern COACH Mindy Christensen COACH
AMERICAN SCHOOL OF WARSAW
BRAICH, Svenya 8 USA/Germany DEHILLOTTE, Fanchon 8 France MACMILLEN, Katrina 8 UK STOYANOVA, Diana 8 Bulgaria JAWORSKA, Kate 8 Poland KUCHARSKA, Kornelia 8 Poland BUCHAJSKA, Karolina 8 Poland KWAN, Jasmine 6 Canada RAMSHANKER, Sneha 8 USA PARK, So Jung 8 Korea SANFORD, Mackenzie 7 USA BORISAITE, Igne 7 Lithuania MAGNESS, Jordan 6 USA NOCUN, Weronika 6 Poland Jeffrey Miller COACH Taylor Frazier COACH
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BUCHAREST Christianopoulus, Jana Ashenden, Robynn Pezzoni, Giorgia Reino da Costa, Ines Fahkri, Mojan Forgaciu, Sara Consuegra, Elena Pandi, Lea Kaiser, Laura Rusu, Cezara Trimble, Mary Vaduva, Clara Wetzel, Louisa Zorlubilek, Yasmin
Peg Sewall Amy Caramella
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6
Australian American Italian Portuguese Iranian Romanian Colombian/Romanian Hungarian German Romanian American Romanian American Turkish
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BUDAPEST Guilliams, Sarah Jandu, Ella Martin, Sarah Anne Niblock, Molly Steinberg, Rahel van Wensem, Emma Benova, Liz Brunet, Annika Karas, Emma Kim, Ye Eun Oruncak, Selen Eigenhuis, Nieke Krall, Emma van Wensem. Cato
8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6
Dave Tarbell COACH Martin Murray COACH
Belgian UK USA/Hungarian CAN USA/Hungarian Dutch Czech USA USA Korean Turkish Dutch USA Dutch
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PRAGUE BLACK Caroline White Youmin Shin Thalia Velez Rodriguez Lauren Looney Lara Kellnerova Jimin Jeong Olivie Holcova Emma Nunez Sindelar Emma Bieber Julia Lewis Fozhan Khamsehpour Fransesca Lanzarotti Moira Strebel Alice Kwon
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7
American Korean Austrian American Czech Korean Czech American British Brasil Iranian British American Korean
Heather Vlach COACH Alyssa Kolowrat COACH
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PRAGUE GOLD Olivia Ercolino Elly Simon Josephine Duc Samrin Khan Emma Arden Farmer Mia Romem India Sturgeon Alana Monks Ana Madrazo Ashley Seymour Mary Grace Cook Presley Forrest
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Czech British Swedish Pakistan American Israeli British British Spanish American American American
Heather Vlach COACH Alyssa Kolowrat COACH
SPECIAL THANKS TO…….
The ISP Leadership: For your continued support of our Activities programs The Activities Office: Sandra Malinova for your leadership and tireless work with schedules and homestays. Kristina Limova for managing the fine details before and during the event. Grzegorz Wydrzinsky for doing all the running around making sure everyone gets where they need to be. Without this team things don’t happen Site Director: Lyle Bobyk and Lawrence Allen for running the tournament from the field along with the Middle School scorekeeping team The Health Office: Sona, Jiri and Vendulla always on hand in times of need though hopefully we won’t get any casualties. The SCA Sports Booster: Keeping you energised and refreshed, led by Ms. Rep Homestay Hosts – Without our Homestay hosts our CEESA programs simply would not run. Thank you for your time and efforts in being so accommodating to our guests. ISP Activities Association – Led by Jennifer Enkerwitz. Cover Artwork by Emma Bieber. ISP Maintenance for their room set up and clear up Czech Softball Officials Association : For keeping our games, clean, fair and fun Coaches – Their names are in the program, without them we don’t have an event. YOU – The players. Enjoy yourselves.
IMPORTANT CONTACTS Activities Director Joe Monks +420 724 216 436 email@example.com Associate Activities Director Sandra Malinova +420 607 076 259 firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Office Mob: +420 606 256 155 email@example.com Diplomat Hotel Prague Evropska 15 160 41 Prague Czech Republic +420 296 559 111 firstname.lastname@example.org International School of Prague Nebusicka 700, 164 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic Phone: +420 2 2038 4111 Fax: +420 2 2038 4555 http://www.isp.cz/
PARTICIPATING TEAMS Moscow Prague Black Budapest Bucharest Warsaw Prague Gold th
FRIDAY May 9 ISP School Side Field Pool Play Mala Sarka Side Field Drop off at ISP 7.55 Drop off at ISP Welcome in Main Gym 8.10 Welcome in Main Gym 1 Budapest vs Bucharest 9.00am Moscow vs Prague Gold 2 3 Prague Black vs Warsaw 10.40am Budapest vs Prague Gold 4 5 Moscow vs Warsaw 12.20pm Prague Black vs Bucharest 6 7 Moscow vs Budapest 2.00pm Bucharest vs Warsaw 8 9 Prague Black vs Prague Gold 3.40pm Host families pick up students 5.30pm Host families pick up students th SATURDAY May 10 Drop off at ISP 8.15am Drop off at ISP 10 Moscow vs Bucharest 9.00am Budapest vs Warsaw 11 12 Prague Black vs Budapest 10.40am Bucharest vs Prague Gold 13 14 Moscow vs Prague Black 12.20pm Warsaw vs Prague Gold 15 th th rd th 16 5 vs 6 2.20pm 3 vs 4 17 st nd 18 1 vs 2 4.00pm Tournament Banquet/Awards 5.45pm Tournament Banquet/Awards Host families pick up students 6.45pm Host families pick up students
Note: Home Team is determined by coin flip