Welcome to the Buckeye Elite Tournament
July 12th - 15th, 2012 : COLUMBUS, OHIO
Tournament Entry Fee?s:
U14 - $675.00
U 15, 16, 18 - $775.00
Welcome to the 9th annual Buckeye Elite Showcase Tournament. This year's event will be held in Columbus, Ohio, the dates are July 12th through the15th, 2012. This year's field will be limited to the first (96) - U18 teams, (64) - U16 teams, (56) - U15 teams and (32) - U14 teams. This tournament has sold out early every year, so we strongly advise applying as soon as possible. The tournament?s field will be one of the most competitive fields in the Midwest. We have teams attend from 15 different states, as well as many teams from Canada. This has become one of the most prestigious events in the Midwest. The games will be held on 47 of central Ohio?s premier high school and college fields.
We strive to improve our tournament and your tournament experience each and every year. This year we have added 3 new events. We have instituted a 2nd divisional championship. The top 2 teams from a 4 team pool will advance to the championship round in each age group. The 1st place pool winners will advance to the Gold Championship round. The Gold Championship games will be played at either Huntington Park, Home of the AAA Indians farm team, or Bill Davis Stadium, home of the Ohio State Buckeyes .The 2nd place team in each pool will advance to the Silver Championship round. The Silver Championship games will be played at Otterbein College. All other teams will play 1 consolation game on Saturday.
The second event will be a Buckeye Elite night at Huntington Park. The Columbus Clippers will be playing a home game the night of July 13th. There will be many opportunities for players to participate in on-field contests including: Honorary bat boys and players to throw out the first pitch. The Columbus Clippers and Buckeye Elite have teamed up to make this a very memorable event. There is a Columbus Clippers link on our website you can click on to receive more information about how your team can attend. Please look for more information to follow on this event in the future.
The third event we added this year, is a skills clinic and recruiting seminar. The Skills Clinic will be specifically for players not able to participate in the showcase. The Ohio State Buckeyes coaching staff and players will be providing the instruction for this event. The date of this event is July 11, times and location will be determined at a later date.
The recruiting seminar will be July 11 at 7:00, location to be announced at a later date. Several college coaches will speak, about difference aspects of what it takes to play at the next level. We also will have a question and answer session, after the coaches have spoken. We feel that this will be very helpful to all players and parents involved with the stressful situation. Please click on the Skills Clinic link for registration. This event will fill up very fast, please register early, to insure your attendance.
*Event Format: This year?s tournament will be a 4 team pool play. Each team will play all teams in their pool. The top 2 teams will advance to Championship play, with the other teams playing 1 consolation game. The Gold Championship games will be played either at Huntington Park, home of the AAA Indians or Bill Davis Stadium, home of the Ohio State Buckeye. The Silver Championship game will be at Otterbein College.
*Event Awards: The Gold Champions and runner-ups in each age group will receive a team trophy and individual awards. The Silver Champions and runner-ups will receive team trophies only. All Champions and Runner-ups will have their picture taken and put on the tournament website with past Champions.
We have worked closely for the past 9 years with college coaches and pro scouts to make this a top collegiate exposure event. This event will be highly attended by both college coaches and pro scouts. This is an event you do not want to miss!