Division II Girls’ Softball Tournament Information for Principals & Coaches


Class A Regional Girls’ Softball

The regional softball tournament must be completed by Friday, May 12, 2017.

The state office is responsible for the selection of the umpires for each regional tournament game. TSSAA has assigned local associations to work all regional games. In the post season tournament information on our website we have listed the assigning officer of the association that is to work the regional tournament game(s). The association assigned to work will not necessarily be neutral to all teams. The association is assigned based on geography, strength of the local’s training program, and service to member schools.

NOTE: When the established starting time of a playoff contest between two schools conflicts with the previously scheduled Commencement Exercises of one of the schools, and that school has Senior roster player(s), then at the request of the affected school, the contest will be rescheduled for a mutually agreed upon time and site that falls within the playoff timeline established by TSSAA. In the event the two schools do not agree on a rescheduled time and site, the TSSAA office will designate a starting game time and site. This applies to regional tournament and sub-state contests only.

TSSAA receives 18% of the gross gate receipts in the region softball tournament. Region tournament financial forms must now be completed and submitted to the TSSAA office through the TSSAA Portal immediately following the completion of the regional tournament.

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.

Class A Girls’ Softball Sub-State Series

The Class A Sub-State is a best-of-three series with two games to be played on Friday, May 19, 2017, and the if necessary game to be played on Saturday, May 20, 2017. In the first game, the host team shall be the home team. In the second game, the visiting team shall be the home team. If a third game is necessary, the host team shall be the home team. The state office is responsible for the selection of the umpires for all sub-state games.

NOTE: When the established starting time of a playoff contest between two schools conflicts with the previously scheduled Commencement Exercises of one of the schools, and that school has Senior roster player(s), then at the request of the affected school, the contest will be rescheduled for a mutually agreed upon time and site that falls within the playoff timeline established by TSSAA. In the event the two schools do not agree on a rescheduled time and site, the TSSAA office will designate a starting game time and site. This applies to regional tournament and sub-state contests only.

TSSAA receives 33% of the net receipts from the sub-state series. The sub-state series financial form must now be completed and submitted to the TSSAA office through the TSSAA Portal immediately following the completion of the series.

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.

Class AA Girls’ Softball First Round Series and Quarterfinal Series

The Class AA First Round Series is a best-of-three series with two games to be played on Friday, May 12, 2017, and the if necessary game to be played on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Class AA Quarterfinal is a best-of-three series with two games to be played on Friday, May 19, 2017, and the if necessary game to be played on Saturday, May 20, 2017. In the first game, the host team shall be the home team. In the second game, the visiting team shall be the home team. If a third game is necessary, the host team shall be the home team. The state office is responsible for the selection of the umpires for all first round and quarterfinal games.

NOTE: When the established starting time of a playoff contest between two schools conflicts with the previously scheduled Commencement Exercises of one of the schools, and that school has Senior roster player(s), then at the request of the affected school, the contest will be rescheduled for a mutually agreed upon time and site that falls within the playoff timeline established by TSSAA. In the event the two schools do not agree on a rescheduled time and site, the TSSAA office will designate a starting game time and site. This applies to regional tournament and sub-state contests only.

TSSAA receives 33% of the net receipts from the first round series. The first round series financial form must now be completed and submitted to the TSSAA office through the TSSAA Portal immediately following the completion of the series.

TSSAA receives 33% of the net receipts from the quarterfinal series. The quarterfinal series financial form must now be completed and submitted to the TSSAA office through the TSSAA Portal immediately following the completion of the series.

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.

Class A State Girls’ Softball Tournament

In Division II Class A, the teams winning the Sub-State Series shall advance to the state tournament. Please review the bracket for the schedule and who teams will play. The draw will be made according to the Girls’ Softball Regulations. The Division II State Softball Tournament will be held in Murfreesboro on May 23-26, 2017.

In the state tournament, the umpires shall be assigned by the state office.

Class AA State Girls’ Softball Tournament

In Division II Class AA, the teams winning the Quarterfinal Series shall advance to the state tournament. Please review the bracket for the schedule and who teams will play. The draw will be made according to the Girls’ Softball Regulations. The Division II State Softball Tournament will be held in Murfreesboro on May 23-26, 2017.

In the state tournament, the umpires shall be assigned by the state office.