Valley Invite is a 'Stay to Play' event
Friday June 14:
9am-4pm College Camps
5pm- first round of games will start
ALL TEAMS WILL PLAY 1 GAME ON FRIDAY EVENING!!!
Saturday June 15:
8am-10pm: pool play games for all teams
Sunday June 16:
8am: bracket play starts for all divisions
Championship games will be scheduled at 7pm on Sunday evening
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
2023 Colleges Attending:
This list will be updated frequently, more schools to come.
Boise State University - NCAA DI - ID
Bushnell University - NAIA - OR
Carroll College - NAIA - MT
Clark College - Junior College - WA
College of Southern Idaho - Junior College - ID
College of the Siskiyous - Junior College - CA
Colorado Mesa University - NCAA DII - CO
Eastern Oregon University - NAIA - OR
Humboldt State University - NCAA DII - CA
Idaho State University - NCAA DI - ID
Iowa State University - NCAA DI - IA
Lewis & Clark College - NCAA DIII - OR
Lower Columbia College - Junior College - WA
Montana State University Billings - NCAA DII - MT
Mt. Hood Community College - Junior College - OR
Northeast Community College - Junior College - NE
Northwest Nazarene University - NCAA DII - ID
Olympic College - Junior College - WA
Oregon State University - NCAA DI - OR
Pacific University - NCAA DIII - OR
Portland State University - NCAA DI - OR
Shoreline Community College - JUCO - WA
Skagit Valley College - JUCO - WA
Southwestern Oregon Community College - Junior College - OR
University of Montana - NCAA DI - MT
University of Nevada - Reno - NCAA DI - NV
University of Oregon - NCAA DI - OR
Warner Pacific University - NAIA - OR
Western Oregon University - NCAA DII - OR
If you want your school to be on this list, please reach out to Autumn: email@example.com
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.
Tualatin Hills- THPRD
50 NW 158th Ave
490 NE 28th Ave
North Clakamas Park
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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 (May 16, 2024) or fewer days prior to the start of the event.
Otherwise, if a team cancels 90 (March 16, 2024) 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.