What to Expect

We get a LOT of questions from coaches considering coming to THE Spring Games. And for those coaches who have been here before but are excited to learn about our process improvements, this page will provide helpful information to let you know “what to expect!”

HOW DOES SCHEDULING WORK?
We schedule in the order that registrations are received. In 2020, we will start the scheduling process in early September and will begin scheduling based on the order that teams register for THE Spring Games.

Teams will be scheduled in “blocks” and priority scheduling (per block) will be given to coaches who have been with THE Spring Games for eight (8) years or more. Teams who have not paid their registration fee or submitted their scheduling survey will be scheduled in a later block.

By the end of October, some teams will have all of their games assigned, but many will be anxiously waiting for teams who wait a little longer to start the process. We will revisit open game times (and add games for new teams) in the months of November and December. Our goal is to be finished with this process by January 5. Early registrations are key to making this goal a reality!

WHERE WILL MY TEAM PLAY?
For 2020, we have secured the following facilities and will assign teams to their games at these complexes based on their Division:

Until February 29, 2020:
All teams will play in Clermont, Florida.

From February 29, 2020 through the end of the Games:
Division II: Polk County
Auburndale Softball Complex, Auburndale (under renovation as of February 2019)
DiamondPlex Softball Complex, Winter Haven
Additional facilities are available for practices and make-up games

Division III: Lake County
Legends Way Ballfields, Clermont
Hancock Park, Clermont
Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex, Leesburg
Minneola Softball Complex and Lake Felter Park are available for practices and make-up games

NAIA: Osceola County
Fortune Road Athletic Complex, Kissimmee
Oren Brown Softball Complex is available for practices and make-up games

JUCO: Lake County
Junior College (or State College) teams will be mixed in with each other and Division III JV teams

All of these facilities will be available to view on our Facilities Page on our website.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
Wherever you want! THE Spring Games is not a “stay to play” event. Of course, we do encourage you to stay near the facilities that you will be playing (why not???). There are plenty of affordable housing options within 30 minutes of each of the complexes mentioned, above. If you need help, we do work with Spring Break Sports to provide quality and affordable housing to our teams. They do a great job of helping teams find housing options in their budgets. Regardless of how you book your housing, please pay close attention to your venues (based on your Division) so you know where to book your housing.

Wherever (and however) you book your housing, we do ask that you complete our Housing Survey. These surveys help us avoid increasing pressure to make this event a “stay to play” event by allowing us to share our housing details with our County partners.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPRING GAMES?
Visit our registration link under the Coaches’ tab for details about this year’s fees. You will save money if you register early! Early registration ends June 30 and teams who register on or after July 1 have a higher registration and game fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMELINE
February-June:

Early Registration

July:
Late Registration Begins July 1
Logo Contest Opens
Registration Fees are Due

August:
Logo Contest Continues
Scheduling Surveys go out

September:
Logo Contest Continues
Scheduling Surveys are Due
Scheduling Begins

October:
Logo Contest Ends
Scheduling Ends for Early Registrants

November:
Scheduling Surveys are Due for Late Registrants
Scheduling Begins for Late Registrants

December:
NFCA!!!
Scheduling Ends
Housing Surveys Due

January:
Pre-Orders Available

February:
End of Pre-Orders
PLAY BALL!

March:
PLAY BALL!