Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Perfect Game Youth Bats Banned

As of April 24, 2017, the following bats will no longer be allowed at PG, PGBA, or Super25 events.  These bats failed their audits for the Bat Performance Factor (BPF) 1.15 rating.  BPF is simply the increase in the liveliness of a ball hitting a bat compared to throwing a ball against a solid wall. The bat restrictions have been updated.  This should only affect age 12 and below.


WTDXCBR 2129-17
2017 CF Zen Balanced 2 5/8" (-8) - 29"/21 oz
WTDXCBR 2230-17
2017 CF Zen Balanced 2 5/8" (-8)  - 30"/22 oz
WTDXCBR 2331-17
2017 CF Zen Balanced 2 5/8" (-8)  - 31"/23 oz
WTDXCBR 2432-17
2017 CF Zen Balanced 2 5/8" (-8)  - 32"/24 oz
WTDXCBZ 1828-17
2017 CF Zen SL 2 3/4" (-10) - 28" /18 oz
WTDXCBZ 1929-17
2017 CF Zen SL 2 3/4" (-10) - 29" /19 oz
WTDXCBZ 2030-17
2017 CF Zen SL 2 3/4" (-10) - 30" /20 oz
WTDXCBZ 2131-17
2017 CF Zen SL 2 3/4" (-10) - 31" /21 oz
WTDXCBZ 2232-17
2017 CF Zen SL 2 3/4" (-10) - 32" /22 oz
WTDXCBZ 1929-17F1
2017 CF Zen Zero Dark  2 3/4" (-10) - 29" /19 oz
WTDXCBZ 2030-17F1
2017 CF Zen Zero Dark 2 3/4" (-10) - 30" /20 oz
Custom 2017 CF Zen 2 3/4" (-10)
Custom 2017 CF Zen Balanced (-8)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Racing The Years

For the 8th time, people will gather and share a morning running or walking in downtown Roanoke, Indiana.  Our kids went to Roanoke Elementary School and the Discover Roanoke race helped fund extra materials and resources for teachers and students.  Those additional books in the library and the gifts for the 5th graders graduating to middle school were supported in part by the race.  Although the kids have changed, the parent teacher organization still uses the money raised to pour back into the students. Some things never change.

We are in the final preparations for the 10k and 5k races that begin at 9 AM and the 1 mile race that starts at 9:05 AM.  The volunteers are getting their assignments and the routes are getting marked.  We once again sense the excitement of the participants.  Some have been with us the entire way while others are going to experience the atmosphere for the first time.

We want to thank our old friends and new friends alike who come together in sometimes beautiful and sometimes not so nice weather to support the kids and enjoy a day on the race course.  We thank you for spending one of your April Saturday mornings with us and others who enjoy the challenge of the race or just the great conversation that is found along the way.  A big thank you goes to the community support as well. Bippus State Bank, Parkview Physicians Group, Dick's Sporting Goods, Dr. Amy Welker, Fleet Feet Sports, and Ironclad Excavating .  In-kind sponsors include Subway of Roanoke and Rolling Pin Bakehouse.  

The proverb says that "It takes a village to raise a child".  In our case, these kids have the support of thousands!  Thank You!

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

2017 BPA Midwest Championship


How do you get more out of your summer baseball experience?  You get a free tournament to save on your team expenses and get crowned the 2017 BPA Midwest Champion!

June 30 through July 2, 2107 will be the first annual BPA Midwest Championship at the CCAC complex in Warsaw, Indiana.  Any team from any state can register to be one of the 8 outstanding openings per age group to the tournament while the other 8 openings will be filled by the 1st and 2nd place finishers in the BPA State tournaments.  Participating State Tournaments are:
  1. Columbia City BPA State June 16-18, 2017 by OnTurf Sports
  2. Lakeville/Michigan City BPA State June 15-18, 2017 by ETS
  3. Muncie BPA State June 8-11, 2017 by ETS
  4. Warsaw BPA State June 22-25, 2017 by CCAC    
Teams finishing 1st or 2nd in any of the BPA State tournaments listed above will get a free tournament entry into the BPA Midwest Championship.  A $250 deposit will be made by the winning teams and refunded after the first game is played at the tournament. The 8 outstanding openings can be filled by teams from any state and are filled on a first come, first paid basis.  The entry fee is only $250!  Each age group will be limited to 16 teams playing in a 3 game format.  Register for the tournament at or

Be the first to claim the 
BPA Midwest Championship!

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Mission

The Mission Each Year 

How do we provide opportunities for each player to reach their goals and potential?  What tools can we give players to use to overcome the obstacles that are in their way?

Do you want to play softball or baseball in high school or beyond?

We are asking players, parents and coaches - What opportunities do players need to take their game to the next level?  Consider as an individual player your exposure to colleges, good competition, good coaching, and opportunity to challenge your abilities.

  1. Do you want to challenge yourself?
  2. Are you satisfied with the tournaments and showcases options you have?
  3. Do you want a shot at going to a big school, a school out of state or both?
  4. Do you want to travel as an individual to see new parks and see the competition elsewhere? If your answer is yes, would you like to do this in the Fall or Summer?
Send us an email
Tell us anything you think you need or want! Make it a wish list.  We will continue to ask players, parents and coaches the questions and get everyone's thoughts on making a better future!
Best of Luck !


Friday, December 30, 2016

2018 USA Baseball Organizations Bat Changes

2018 USA Baseball Bat Changes

The bat changes noted do not apply to travel baseball at the time this article was written.  
No Baseball Players Association (BPA) changes for 2017.

January 1, 2018 ushers in new bat changes for the national member organizations (NMOs) of USA Baseball. American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball will adopt USA Baseball's new bat standard (USABat).  The standard looks to have manufacturers create bats that perform like a wood bat and will apply to bats that are classified below the NCAA and NFHS level of play.  "The new standard will not have a drop-weight limit, so young players can use bats made with light-weight materials." - USA Baseball website.

All the USA Baseball NMOs approved bats can be used during game play until December 31, 2017 using the current standards.  The plan is for the bat manufacturers to release the new bats in the Fall of 2017 in time for the 2018 season.

Sources and More Information:
Little League Baseball

Little League Baseball Media

USA Baseball Announcement

Monday, November 21, 2016

Part 4 Special - 10th Anniversary

We continue this month clearing paths for others to be able to do bigger and better things! See all the 10th year anniversary specials at  For the OnTurf Sports 10th Anniversary fourth  special, we have offers surrounding the OnTurf BPA State tournament.

Special 4 - For all teams:  Play in the OnTurf Sports BPA Steal Into Summer May 19-21, 2017 and be the winning team in your age group, you will receive $100 discount towards the OnTurf Sports BPA Indiana State Championship June 16-18, 2017.

Place first or second in your age group at the OnTurf Sports BPA Indiana State Championship on June 16-18, 2017 and OnTurf Sports will pay your entry fee into BPA Midwest Championship at CCAC June 30 through July 2!

Two wins could turn into $100 plus a free tournament!   Enter early for these tournaments as the BPA Midwest Championship will be cut off at 96 teams!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Part 3 Special - 10th Anniversary

We continue this month clearing paths for others to be able to do bigger and better things through OnTurf Sports 10th Anniversary.  Our third special has offers for teams playing in the OnTurf Classic or OnTurf Softball Classic tournaments powered by DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Special 3 - For all teams, the OnTurf Softball Classic and the OnTurf Classic Baseball tournaments July 6-9, 2017 will be feature a skills competition!

The softball skills will feature the Around The Horn (9 team members) and Road Runner (Individual) challenges while the baseball skills will have the Around The Horn (9 team members), Road Runner (Individual) and Home Run Derby (Individual) challenges.  All the details for both tournaments can be found on the tournament listings pages or the specific Classic Tournament page found in the menu of

Softball Tournament Page
Baseball Tournament Page

Softball Classic Page
Baseball Classic Page

OnTurf Baseball League and OnTurf Softball League teams receive a $150 discount for these tournaments when they register and pay before February 1, 2017.