(SoCal International Softball Festival Champions Cup) 501 (c) (3) Organization
The Champions Cup is an elite fast pitch softball showcase held annually in July of each year in Irvine, California. The best of the best are accepted by invitation and/or requests to participate from teams who are registered ASA with top national or local rankings, past successes in tournaments, and/or are often referred and recommended by college coaches to attend.
UNUSUAL ENDING AT CHAMPIONS CUP (7/14) by Student Sports http://www.studentsports.com/softball/
2014 PARKING GUIDELINES
NOTES: Due to the World Cup & Champions Cup 18u/G being held simultaneously at Bill Barber, parking is even more congested daily and carpooling is encouraged for Champions Cup Teams. OBSERVE ALL PARKING REGULATIONS!!
Parking is available at all tournament sites on a first-come, first-served basis and please obey all parking restrictions and courtesies. Maps can be viewed online at www.championscup.org. NO MOTOR HOME/RV OR OVERNIGHT PARKING IS ALLOWED AT ANY CITY FACILITY. They must park off site at facilities that have no restrictions as parking spaces are limited at all parks listed below. Park at your own risk!
The following are additional items specific to Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park:
Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park:
Parking Lot 1 immediately behind the Irvine City Hall and Parking Lot 2 across Civic Center Plaza entrance adjacent to the Child Care Center and Deanna Manning Stadium is restricted from use until 6 p.m. on Wednesday July 9 and 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 10 and 11. Parking is available in these locations at all times on Saturday and Sunday. Barricade signs and uniformed Police Explorers and city staff will be stationed at Lot 2 and will enforce no parking except for tournament officials, umpires and volunteers with Champions Cup Parking Passes. Handicap parking is allowed in Lot 2 and some occasional drop off of players.
Parking Lot 3 accessible from Harvard Avenue at San Juan is available at all times.
Creekside Alternative High School’s lot is for RV’s and overflow parking on July 9-13th. Creekside is located at the corner of Barranca and Harvard Ave., the parking lot is behind the school. The entrance is off of Harvard Ave., the Barranca entrance is closed for construction this summer. The Harvard entrance is only accessible while heading south on Harvard Ave. If you are coming from Bill Barber Park heading northeast on Harvard Ave., please make a U turn at Sweet Shade Street and the school driveway will be on your right.
Marriott Irvine Hotel
18000 Von Karman
Irvine, CA 92660
Sign in and get your coaches packet between 5 pm and 6 pm.
Dinner and meeting starts at 6 pm. Self-Parking Stickers will be provided at Dinner. Tournament Rules Clarification from UIC. Keynote Speaker, Patty Gasso - NFCA Hall of Fame Head Coach on “Working Together for the Future of Softball”.
2014 TOURNAMENT DATES
14U: July 4 - 6 2014 - Click here for Online Registration - FULL: Taking waiting list only with checks attached
16U: July 3 - 7 2014 - Click here for Online Registration - FULL: Taking waiting list only with checks attached
18U: July 9 - 13 2014 - Click here for Online Registration - FULL: Taking waiting list only with checks attached
Managers Dinner – Keynote Speaker July 8, 2014
Having completed her 19th season at the University of Oklahoma, NFCA Hall of Fame head coach Patty Gasso has molded the OU softball program into a national power and permanently placed herself among the elite college softball coaches in the country. The Sooners have reached the Women’s College World Series eight times during her tenure, and in the process, advanced to the postseason in each one of her seasons. The WCWS run began in 2000 when her team won the NCAA National Championship in OU’s first appearance and More...
2014 Tournament Forms
View example of how to fill out Roster Form
The 2013 Champions Cup Scholarship Fund Winners
Amanda Porter - The Suzy Brazney "For Love of the Game" Award - $1,500
School – University of Monmouth – New Jersey
Stephanie Cello - The "Bruce Gomez Memorial" Award - $1,500
School – Sonoma State University - California
Courtney Ludlow - General Award - $500
School – University of Redlands – California
Aliciana Ramirez - General Award - $500
School – East Carolina University - North Carolina