Valley Invite is a 'Stay to Play' event
The Valley Invite dates back to 1992, with the event born out of a cancelled ASA tournament in Beaverton, OR and the four teams involved then improvising their own group of games at Valley Catholic High School. Fields were added over the years through the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District and then through Hillsboro Park & Recreation.
Thanks to excellent relationships with the high school coaches, where they were able to use the tournament as fundraisers for their programs, more prime field access was created. A 14A division was then hosted through the North Clackamas Park & Recreation District.
Eventually, the event grew to 240 teams, 52 fields and 685 games played in two days. The NFCA Recruiting Camp was added; for 12 years the camp ran on Friday, followed by a BBQ for all of the campers and All-Star Games. The event included a five-game guarantee with four divisions of play.
Proceeds from the tournament were used to help several high schools purchase portable outfield fences for their Varsity and JV fields. Many Park & Recreation districts were able to buy portable outfield fences so they could host youth tournaments along with their adult tournaments. Used softballs were donated back to the high schools to use as practice balls. Each of the high schools received $1,000 for their fields and the concession profits were all theirs. Some of the high school facilities even cooked breakfast for parents and players.
The Valley Invite averaged 7-8 teams from Canada, but drew the greater number of teams from Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Utah and Montana. In the later years, teams came from Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii.
COLLEGE COACHES ATTENDING
2021 Colleges Attending
Blue Mountain Community College - JUCO - OR
Boise State University - NCAA DI - ID
Bradley University - NCAA DI - IL
Bushnell University - NAIA - OR
Carroll College - NAIA - MT
Central Washington University - NCAA DII - WA
College of Southern Idaho - JUCO - ID
College of St. Scholastica - NCAA DIII - MN
College of the Siskiyous - JUCO - CA
Concordia University - Irvine - NCAA D2 - CA
Eastern Arizona College - JUCO - AZ
Eastern Oregon University - NAIA - OR
Florida National University - NAIA - FL
Folsom Lake College - JUCO - CA
George Fox University - NCAA DIII - OR
Grays Harbor College - JUCO - WA
Humboldt State University - NCAA DII - CA
Lee University - NCAA DII - TN
Lewis & Clark College - NCAA DIII - OR
Lower Columbia College - JUCO - WA
Minot State University - NCAA DII - ND
Morehead State University - NCAA DI - KY
MSUB - NCAA DII - MT
North Idaho College - JUCO - ID
Northwest Nazarene - NCAA DII - ID
Northwest University - NAIA - WA
Ohio Christian University - NAIA - OH
Olympic College - JUCO - WA
Oregon - NCAA D1 - OR
Oregon State University - NCAA DI - OR
Portland State - NCAA D1 - OR
Presentation College - NAIA - SD
Randolph College - NCAA DIII - VA
Saint Martin's - NCAA DII - WA
Seattle University - NCAA DI - WA
Southwestern Oregon Community College - JUCO - OR
UC Riverside - NCAA DI - CA
UC Santa Barbara - CA - NCAA DI
University of Florida - NCAA DI - FL
University of Montana - NCAA DI - MT
University of Nevada - NCAA DI - NV
University of Washington - NCAA DI - WA
Warner Pacific University - NAIA - OR
Western Nebraska Community College - JUCO - NE
Western Oregon University - NCAA DII - OR
Hillsboro Stadium Sports Complex (Gordon Faber)
4450 NW 229th Ave.
PCC - Rock Creek
17705 NW Springville Rd.
Sunset Sports Complex
13707 NW Science Park Dr.
50 NW 158th Ave
490 NE 28th Ave
A 20% non-refundable administration fee will be charged on all registrations.
There are no refunds or transfers if brackets have been posted, your age division is sold out or if a team cancels 30 or fewer days prior to the start of the event.
Otherwise, if a team cancels 90 days prior to the event start date, they may transfer the registration to another Triple Crown Fastpitch headquartered event for full value or receive a refund via check minus the 50% fee.
Lastly, if a team cancels 91 prior to the event start date, they may transfer the registration to another Triple Crown Fastpitch headquartered event for full value or receive a refund via check minus the 20% administration fee.
If an age division does not make you will be entitled to a full refund.
Act of God Refund Policy
If an event is lost due to weather or any Act of God (i.e. COVID-19), the entry fee will be refunded via check minus the 20% administration fee.
If one game is played you will receive 50% of entry fee. If two or more games are played there is no refund.