COLORADO SPARKLER JUNIORS
Format: 6-game guarantee to include pool play, modified double elimination and single elimination formats.
Age Cutoff Date: Dec. 31, 2017
Price: 12u - $1,500; 14u - $1,750. Team lodging reservations will not be accepted by hotel properties until the team has been registered into the event. A unique team code will be provided once entry is confirmed.
Awards: 1st-4th place team awards. 1st & 2nd place individual awards.
Entry Deadline: May 25, 2018; the event may sell out early and Triple Crown reserves the right to close entries at any time. Entries after December 31, 2017 cannot be guaranteed a spot. 14U Power Pool applications required and due no later than April 1, 2018 for consideration.
Game Times Available: June 8, 2018 after 3 p.m. MT
Locations: All 14U will be played in Northern Colorado. All 12U will be played in Colorado Springs
Special Events: Showcase All-Star Games
In 2005, the Triple Crown Sparkler tournament launched the Sparkler Showcase All-Star Games with great success. In 2018 we will again offer All Star games at the 14U level and continue our 12U Early Identifiers Camp. Details to follow.
National Pro Fastpitch Games
Expect the NPF back in 2018 as they'll play games in Erie on Tuesday, Westminster on Wednesday and in Aurora on Thursday!
2018 marks the 15th year for the Triple Crown Sparkler tournament. In 2017, more than 900 teams played in the event and more than 2500 girls participated in our Showcase All-Star games each evening at the Christopher and Skyview Complexes.
New for 2018 we're expanding Power Pools to 64 teams! 56 teams will receive automatic berths and 32 will be placed in a Supplemental Pool to determine the last eight spots. Power Pools will be played at The Ballpark at Erie, Firestone Community Park and Nelson Farms Park in Johnstown. Power Pools will once again require an application for consideration. All applications must be received no later than April 1, 2018. The DOCUMENTS section of the Sparkler Juniors page details criteria considered for Power Pool consideration. All teams not accepted into the Power Pools will be placed in the 14U Open Division.
14 & Under Open Division - Triple Crown is excited to announce that the 14U division will be making it's return to Northern Colorado.
12 & Under Open Division - We debuted the 14U division in Colorado Springs in 2017 to outstanding reviews and in 2018 we'll be sending 12U south to the Springs for the first time. We will continue to feature this division as our TC/ USA National Championship and dedicate Colorado Springs as the home of this event moving forward.
After an amazing debut in 2017, we'll once again bring you our Early Identifier Camp with some exciting new tweaks! Details to follow.
"I continue to be amazed by TCS Tournaments as whole. TCS runs the best tournaments from start to finish than any other organization. The Sparkler specifically is quite an undertaking, and every year I walk away amazed at how well the tournament is run. From games times you can count on, to professionalism by the staff, to education of the college recruiting process. EXCELLENT!!" --Lady Hustle, CA
"I have to let you know that this was the first time I had been to the Sparkler and it was everything the people said it was. It was the best-run tournament I have been involved with in 10 years of coaching. I was very impressed with everything from the fields, the umpires and the people at the fields to answer questions." --Anonymous
"I wanted to thank you and tell you how grateful we were to participate in the Sparkler this year. It was with out a doubt the most professionally-run tournament we have played all year. We appreciate all that you did to arrange the (off-field) discount fun events and the overall experience of all three of our teams was totally positive! You can count us in for next year at the Sparkler!" --Missouri Revolution
"I am the coach's wife and our daughter went to Virginia Tech on a softball scholarship. We have been to a lot of tournaments through the years, but we have never been to a tournament that has been so informative and helpful with anything and everything, as this one has! You guys have done a great job and I wanted to let you know it. I don't think people stop and think how difficult it is to put on a tournament of this size. We do appreciate all that you have done!! Forward this to the entire committee, our hats are off to you all." --Diamond Dusters, WV