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Regional No. 1

Welcome to the NFCA Fall Top Recruit Tournament
Eddie C. Moore Complex -- Clearwater, Florida -- October 11-13, 2013
The NFCA Top Recruit Tournament Format

The Clearwater Top Recruit Tournament will feature a 48-64-team format in a single location with a five-game guarantee. Events will run for three days, with each team playing three pool games on the first two days of the event (Friday/Saturday) within their respective age group (16U and 18U).

At the completion of pool play, all teams will then be seeded and placed into brackets. For each age group there will be four divisions: Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper. Teams will be placed into brackets based first on their win/loss record in pool play, then runs allowed, followed by runs scored. If a tie-breaker is needed for seeding, a coin flip will be the deciding factor. The teams will then play two games within their respective bracket to determine an overall winner of each division.

Tournament Information

Head Coach Meeting: 8 a.m. on Friday morning under the big tent at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.

Parent Recruiting Seminar: 9:15 a.m. on Friday morning under the big tent at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.   

Game Times: Pool Play games will have a 1 hour and 30 minute time limit and bracket play has a 1 hour and 45 minute time limit. When time expires, the batter will finish but not the inning. 

After 7 innings, and score is tied, go to the international tie breaker if time permits.

Online Pool Play/Bracket Play Times and Results: All information on games, as well as up-to-date game times and results can be found at the link below thanks to Advanced Event

Advanced Event Clearwater Top Recruit Tournament Schedule-Results Advanced Event Clearwater Top Recruit Tournament Schedule-Results

Game Schedule:

Friday:  10 a.m. through the 8 p.m. round  
Saturday:  8 a.m. through the 8 p.m. round
Sunday:  8 a.m. through the 2 p.m. round


Team Applications 

The application period is now open for the Top Recruit Tournament to be held in Clearwater, Fla., over Oct. 11-13, 2013.

College Coach Registration 

College coach registration will open on August 1, 2013.  All pre-registered coaches will receive a Showcase Book with player profiles upon arrival at the tournament. Tournament books will be available at the college coach check-in.

Tournament books will be available for $25 for coaches who did not pre-register for the event.

 * * * NFCA joins with Front Rush * * *
The NFCA is excited to offer college softball coaches the exclusive use of a cutting edge recruiting tool at the 2013 NFCA Top Recruit Tournaments!

Front Rush has been in business for over six years, and its purpose is to build easy to use recruiting tools for college coaches. Currently, over 16,000 coaches are using Front Rush for all their recruiting needs. The product being provided by Front Rush to the NFCA at Top Recruit Tournaments is Coach Packet.

With Coach Packet all attending college coaches can access participating player profiles through any mobile application including iPhone, Android, iPad or tablet.

This information can be made available to college coaches in advance of the event by contacting the NFCA for access information.

There is absolutely no charge for this feature and college coaches don’t need to be Front Rush users to use Coach Packet. Front Rush Support will be happy to answer any questions about Coach Packet. Just drop them a line at

Check out to learn more or to ask questions.

St. Petersburg/Clearwater Attraction Information

The NFCA is excited to return to Clearwater for the Fall NFCA Top Recruit tournament.  To learn more about the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area, please click the log below.

Tournament Quick Links

Team Application

Accepted Teams for 2013

College Coach RegistrationCollege Coach Registration 

Colleges That Attended in 2013

2013 Final Results2013 Final Results

Pictures from Friday-Day OnePictures from Friday-Day One | Pictures from Saturday-Day TwoPictures from Saturday-Day Two | Pictures from Sunday-Day ThreePictures from Sunday-Day Three


Travel Information

The St. Petersburg/Clearwater area is served by three international airports. Tampa International, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, and Sarasota International.

For additional travel information, including directions and driving distances to the Clearwater area, click HEREHERE.

For an interactive map of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, click HEREHERE.

Hotel Information

Courtyard by Marriott, St. Petersburg-Clearwater, 3131 Executive Drive, Clearwater, FL, 33762, (727) 572-8484 (NFCA rate when mentioning the NFCA Block is $79 - double, $89 - King)

Courtyard by Marriott Info Flyer

Holiday Inn-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, 3535 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater, FL, 33762, (727) 577-9100. (NFCA rate when mentioning the NFCA Block is $79 - double, $89 - King)

Holiday Inn Info Flyer

**Both hotels are very convenient to Eddie C. Moore Complex.  If these two hotels fill and you need additional rooms, contact Carolina Pacheco at the Holiday Inn for a referral to additional hotels that will honor the NFCA Block rate.  Carolina's email is


Complex Information


All games will be held at the award winning Eddie C. Moore Complex, located in Clearwater.  The complex has nine lighted fields, soft-toss areas for pre-game warm-ups, and covered batting tunnels (near fields 8 & 9).  The complex also has picnic areas, concession stands, and restrooms.

For directions to the complex click herehere.

For a map of the complex click here


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