Elizabethtown Sports Park

Elizabethtown Sports Park

Play at the best youth baseball complex in the country!

Elizabethtown Sports Complex at Youth Baseball Nationals Kentucky Tournament
Elizabethtown Sports Complex at Youth Baseball Nationals Kentucky Tournament

Elizabethtown Sports Park

 

Centrally located in the Southeastern United States and just minutes south of Louisville, Kentucky, the Elizabethtown Sports Park is the premiere youth baseball complex in the country! The city of Elizabethtown, KY invested nearly $30 million to create a one-of-a-kind park that includes all the amenities you could ever want in a baseball tournament facility. Completed in July, 2012, this brand new park could be the closest your youth baseball player will be to playing on a major league field at their young age. Moms will love the Sports Park due to the shaded spectator seating, playgrounds at each pod for the little ones, clean, new family bathrooms, great concessions, covered tables, mist stations and more! This truly is the greatest place you’re team will play at and once you’ve been here one time you’ll want to come back again and again!

Ballpark Features

FIELDS

12 field complex divided into three 4 field pods

CHAMPIONSHIP DIAMONDS

Each 4 field pod features at least one championship level diamond with built-in, tiered, stadium seating

BULLPENS

Fenced bullpen area next to each field for warming up pitchers during games

GREAT CONCESSIONS / PLAY AREAS

Each 4 field pod includes a play area for the little ones, concessions, restrooms, including a family restroom, covered tables, shaded tent areas, and designated warm-up areas

BATTING CAGES

Two separate batting cage areas close to each pod

COVERED SEATING

Every field has canopy, tent covered seating providing shade for spectators

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Elizabethtown Sports Park Rules

For game play, we will follow NFHS (National Federation of State High School) rules with the exception of any specific in-house rules stated here and/or the Welcome Packet

Admission

Admission to all of the Youth Baseball Nationals games is included in the team entry fees. There will be NO GATE FEE for the event! We encourage family and friends to come to the complex to cheer on the athletes and show their support.

Baseball, Equipment and Uniforms

Game balls will be provided for all games.  Teams are to bring their own practice balls and any other necessary equipment (i.e. catcher’s gear, bats, gloves, etc.).  Uniforms are NOT provided at the Nationals. Teams are to provide their own uniforms.  Each player on a team should have a unique number displayed on their jersey.

Teams will be able to have ONE team cooler in their dugout during game play.  During check-in, we will provide your team with a team cooler tag.  This tag must be on the team cooler at all times to be allowed inside the park or dugout.  Any cooler without this tag are not permitted.  All other baseball and safety equipment are the responsibility of each team.

Cleats

Metal cleats are legal for 13u, 14u and 15u age groups ONLY.  Plastic/Rubber cleats are required for all other age groups.  However, metal cleats are NOT permitted on portable mounds.  Therefore, 13u, 14u and 15u pitchers will have to change into either tennis shoes or plastic/rubber cleats when pitching.

Dugout Access

ONLY registered coaches and players are allowed on the field and inside the dugouts. Teams are NOT permitted to have a batboy/batgirl at any time. Registered coaches are required to be wearing their Nationals coach pass at all times in order to be allowed on the field of play and inside the dugouts.

First Aid

The Nationals has a medical team that will be onsite for the duration of the event. It is important to remember that our medical team are not medical doctors. They will provide basic first aid, determine the severity of injuries and make recommendations as to whether or not a player should see a doctor or go to an emergency room. The staff are employees of the local hospital closest to the facility.

Facility Rules

  • The Elizabethtown Sports Park is a tobacco free facility. Smoking and all tobacco products are prohibited.
  • Disorderly conduct and physical/verbal assault will not be tolerated and will result in expulsion from the park for the remainder of the tournament.
  • No pets allowed at the fields. Pets are only allowed on the walking trails and must be leashed at all times.
  • Personal coolers are allowed in the park and at the fields. However, only one team cooler is permitted in the dugout or on the sideline.
  • No person shall engage in the sale of merchandise or operate any concessions without prior approval.
  • Loudspeakers are prohibited unless prior consent is given.
  • Private vehicles are prohibited on turf surfaces, sidewalks, service driveways and emergency zones. All vehicles must be in proper designated parking areas. Violators will be ticketed and towed at owner’s expense.
  • Overnight parking is prohibited, including RVs and campers.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited in the park.
  • Grills or cookers are prohibited indoors and on all playing surfaces.
  • No fireworks or any open flame is allowed.
  • No gum, seeds, or nuts permitted on fields.
  • No unauthorized use of model planes or rockets.
  • Park may be closed at any time due to safety related concerns.
  • No soft toss against permanent fencing/netting.
  • Metal cleats are not permitted on portable pitching mounds. Portable mounds are used on all fields and for all age groups except for 14U. Therefore, ONLY 14U teams are permitted to wear metal cleats on the pitching mounds. 13U are allowed to wear metal cleats on playing surface, but pitchers will have to change into either tennis shoes or rubber/plastic cleats when pitching. 9U-12U metal cleats prohibited.
  • Failure to comply with these rules will result in immediate removal from park.

Game Warm-Ups

No warm-ups on the infields. All pre-game warm-ups will need to be made in the outfield grass. No soft-tossing into fences.

Parking

Parking is FREE and available at designated areas within the Elizabethtown Sports Park complex. There is limited parking in the lot closest to the baseball diamonds and it is common for that lot to be full. Additional overflow parking is available near the soccer and football complexes. Be prepared to arrive early should you need to walk from these complexes to the baseball area of the park. Limited shuttle service will be available between these lots, but we cannot guarantee that the shuttle will be available for your party when you arrive at the park. We are not responsible for any damaged vehicles, theft or loss of property.

Practices, Batting Cages

There are no designated practice areas at the Elizabethtown Sports Park. However, teams are welcome to utilize any of the open areas at their discretion. There are batting cages available on-site at the complex. The batting cages should ONLY be used by teams yet to play their scheduled game for that day. If your team has completed all of their scheduled games for the day, then we ask that you refrain from using the cages for the remainder of that day to allow for other teams to prepare for their games.