Thank you for your interest in the Meghan Burnett "Fly High" Memorial Tournament!
We are looking forward to having another great tournament in July! To sign up your team you need to go to the USA Northeast Softball Tournaments Page
In an effort to ensure player safety and streamline the check-in process at the field, USA Softball has modified the process so now we take care of the tournament paperwork in advance, online. Something that is required for all USA Softball tournaments that you can get a jump on is Documentation of Background Check by USA Softball and SafeSport training.
Log-in and sign up for a background check here:
In addition to the requirement for the USA Softball Background check, All coaches on the field and/or in the dugout will be required to take the SafeSport training online. When you log in to the above link, there is a tab for SafeSport that will take you to the training material. Coaches will need to display these credentials (Safe Sport and USA Softball Background check) by wearing them on a lanyard whenever on the field.
1-Your application is received by USA Softball and your team’s status is listed on their website as “Pending”.
2- Tournament Director sends you a Confirmation email, outlining the process. USA Softball changes your status to “Accepted (pending USA Reg)”
3- The next major Milestone is submitting your USA registration info and insurance. We are looking for this step being completed by all teams by January 1. At that time if there are still teams who have not provided the aforementioned info, we may begin to start accepting teams from the waiting list. You send all of this documentation directly to the USA Softball of Massachusetts Deputy Commissioner, Walter Babcock. (firstname.lastname@example.org) . If all is acceptable by USA softball, your team’s status is changed to “Accepted (pending payment)”
4 - After your status has become “Accepted (pending payment)” , a deposit of $300 should be made out to the "Meghan Burnett Foundation" and sent to us at 15 White Ave, Wakefield, MA 01880. We will need to receive Deposits for Registration Fees by Mid-January. At this time teams on the waiting list may be invited, replacing teams who have not been able to meet the financial commitment. We like to have teams locked in by the end of January.
5 - After the first of the year, USA Softball will be looking for documentation of your coaches having passed the Background check ( for the season September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021) As described above.
After the 1st of the year, it becomes kind of like musical chairs with both tournaments and teams needing commitment from the other, so we ask that you plan accordingly as we want you with us in July, but we can’t afford the hit if you change your mind later.
COVID Note:Last year, Covid forced us to modify our tournament to become not a tournament but a weekend of Competitive Play, where all teams played 4 games. For 2021, we are planning for a regular, 4-game minimum tournament. If public health issues are still present in Massachusetts at that time, we will be prepared to shift the format to be the same as last year with doubleheaders and sanitizing as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Either way we will be hosting a Softball Event and we will keep you posted as things develop in 2021.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either Walter or me.
Thank you and see you in July!