Division I Girls’ Softball District Tournament Directors Information

Please make a copy of the District Girls’ Softball Tournament Guidelines that should be reviewed prior to your district tournament.

Please note that TSSAA receives 18% of the gross gate receipts in the district and region girls’ softball tournaments. Postseason financial forms must now be completed through the TSSAA Portal. Please be aware that the Tournament Director in the District and host schools in the Region Tournament are responsible for submitting this information upon completion of the respective tournament/game.

All checks for district, regional, and sectional tournaments and playoffs must be distributed within 10 business days of the completion of the tournament or game. Failure to do so will result in a $100.00 late fee to be paid to TSSAA and is to be used in the A.F. Bridges sportsmanship program to go to schools or students receiving awards. Failure to distribute funds within 20 business days will result in an additional $200 late fee (total $300.00). Failure to distribute funds within 40 business days will result in an additional $200.00 late fee (total $500.00). The school may not host any tournament or playoff until the principal or athletic director appears before the Board of Control to explain their reasons for not distributing the checks within the required time frame. The Board would then determine whether the school can host tournaments or playoffs in the future.

The umpire association to work the district tournament are to be determined by the schools participating in the district tournament. The district tournament director will contact the assigning officer of the association that has been selected to work the tournament in regard to umpires. The assigning officer must then work with the respective district to supply umpires for the tournament

The fee for umpires to work the district tournament has been set by the Board of Control as $65 per game, plus 15¢ per mile, per official for a two person crew. The fee for umpires to work the district tournament is $60 per game, plus 15¢; per mile, per official for a three person crew. Mileage is determined by the assigning officer and is figured city to city with a state map if travel is outside of the county in which the official resides.


We are asking the district tournament director to submit your district winner and runner-up to the TSSAA Office as soon as the tournament is completed using one of the following options:

  1. Voice Mail or Text Message: (865) 465-9495 (Please be sure to include your Sport, Class, District, District Champion & District Runner-Up.  (Sample Text Message: SB A 12 C: Team; R: Team))
  2. Fax: (615) 889-0544
  3. E-mail: TSSAA

Any questions concerning the tournaments can also be submitted by Fax or E-mail.