The Omaha SlumpBuster is a 'STAY TO PLAY' Event
*New for the 2022 SlumpBuster, paid teams will receive a personalized booking link from EventConnect allowing them to block rooms on-line. Penciled teams will not have access to hotels or their personalized booking link until the entry fee is paid in full.
HOTELS WILL NO LONGER TAKE BOOKINGS OVER THE PHONE! EVERY TEAM WILL NEED TO USE THE PERSONALIZED BOOKING LINK!
For coaches, directors or team managers that need help with blocking
rooms, go to - email@example.com
Any individual parent that needs assistance in regards to their individual reservation can go directly to customer support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Triple Crown’s SlumpBuster® has become a fixture on the youth circuit, entering its 20th year as a tournament dedicated to building memories and bringing families together around the great game of baseball. More than 40 states from coast to coast send teams to Omaha in June for the opportunity to play unique competition and sharpen their skills for the summer campaign.
By playing in the SlumpBuster®, teams have an opportunity to attend a College World Series game. Triple Crown schedules the tournament so teams can make their way to beautiful TD Ameritrade Stadium and watch the best programs in the NCAA compete for a national title. Immerse your kids in the excitement, check out the activities downtown and see baseball how it was meant to be played!
EXACT PLAY DATES for the SlumpBuster 11u-14u
Monday, June 20th - Wednesday, June 22nd (3 Days)
Format: 4-Game Guarantee
Game Times Available: May 27th, 2022
Equipment: Bring 1 used and 2 new baseballs per game. Get your baseballs back after the game. All teams will receive 1 dozen baseballs at check-in.
Baseballs will only be distributed during check-in (Embassy Suites La Vista, NE, 12520 Westport Pkwy, 68128). Baseballs will not be handed out at facilities.
Age Cutoff Date: May 1, 2022
New Age Cutoff information for 13u & 14u teams:
*13u Division players who turn 14 prior to May 1st of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 7th grade. Also, any player turning 15 prior to May 1st will not be eligible.
*14u Division players who turn 15 prior to May 1st of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 8th grade. Also, any player turning 16 prior to May 1st will not be eligible.
**Additional verification (report card) will be needed for players using grade based eligibility.
SlumpBuster Awards: 1st Place Championship Brackets - Team Plaque and Championship Rings, 2nd Place Championship Brackets - Team Plaque and Runner Up Rings, 3rd Place Championship Brackets - Team Plaque and 4th Place Championship Brackets - Team Plaque.
For general information about the CWS please visit www.cwsomaha.com. The Triple Crown SlumpBuster® and the NCAA® College World Series® are separate, non-related events that coincide in June.
Session #2 does NOT offer a Festival Night!
Drive note: Teams may play one hour away from Omaha on one day. 9u-12u teams will play in Greater Omaha/Council Bluffs (IA). 13u-14u teams may need to drive to Ashland, Fremont, and/or Syracuse. Bulk of games will be in Council Bluffs and Greater Omaha for all divisions.
The Triple Crown SlumpBuster® and the NCAA® College World Series® are separate, non-related events that coincide in June.
SlumpBuster Philosophy: Score Early, Win Early, Stay Winning. If weather hits we may revert back to first Pool Play game or ½ of official game time for playoff seedings. We will give awards based off pool play seeding only in an emergency where games played without elimination finish due to inclement weather. The ultimate goal of the event is to play ball not “Crown a Champion.” Play to win every game!
Sunday, June 19th
Monday, June 20th
Tuesday, June 21st
Wednesday, June 22nd
World's Largest Youth Baseball Tournament. There were 380+ teams in 2021. Session #2 will have roughly 50+ teams that will collide in Omaha, NE during the College Baseball World Series.
Come enjoy the buzz of the CWS and competing against teams from around the nation! 2022 will mark the 20th year of SlumpBuster®. This is a perfect opportunity to play ball and watch the
NCAA Division I College Baseball World Series.
2003 featured 24 Teams from 5 States
2004 featured 60 Teams from 12 States
2005 featured 115 Teams from 21 States
2006 featured 258 Teams from 31 States
2007 featured 273 Teams from 36 States
2008 featured 462 Teams from 37 States
2009 featured 495 Teams from 36 States
2010 featured 484 Teams from 39 States
2011 featured 462 Teams from 39 States
2012 featured 503 Teams from 35 States
2013 featured 421 Teams from 32 States
2014 featured 495 Teams from 35 States
2015 featured 527 Teams from 37 States
2016 featured 575 Teams from 39 States
2017 featured 508 Teams from 37 States
2018 featured 556 Teams from 42 States
2019 featured 736 Teams (Record High) from 40 States
2020 featured 19 Teams from 4 States - Note: 671 Teams were registered prior to COVID-19 concerns
2021 featured 384 Teams from 32 States - Note: 535 teams were registered prior to CWS stadium capacity limits due to COVID-19
The SlumpBuster will feature:
~ Teams from around the country
~ 4 Game Minimum Tournament
~ A positive, lifetime experience for the players
~ Great Baseball
Pin Trading: All teams are encouraged to bring their team pins for trading. Event will feature teams from across the country and will be a great opportunity to collect pins from various regions. Players from all ages will trade with each other, it's not limited to just your age group. You can Trade pins before, after and in-between games during the event. NOTE: Every year the tournament experiences a great deal of pin trading. Thousands of small, plastic pin bags are left scattered around the park and take days to clean up. Please do NOT leave your pin bags on the ground! Remove your pin bags before arriving to the park.
CHECK IN: Sunday, June 19th, your team can pick up baseballs and purchase merchandise at the Embassy Suites La Vista (12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE) from 9am-5pm. Players do not need to be present during team check-in. The Embassy Suites La Vista (12520 Westport Parkway in La Vista) will also be open from 9am-5pm the remainder of days.
We had a lot of fun. Well run tournament. Great communication prior to our arrival and throughout the tournament. Skills competition was organized and had enough events that everyone on our team could participate. Umpires overall were really good. Overall great experience. We are hoping to come back next year. Omaha is a great venue. – 10u Dynasty Black (TX)
First class event! – 12u North American Storm Chasers (NC)
Good, responsive communication. Fields were in good playable condition despite the weather. Hotel was in a great location for families, and schedule allowed time to catch a CWS game. Overall a great experience. – 11u Warhawks Baseball (CA)
Facilities were nice and communication excellent. – 14u Indiana Bulls Grey (IN)
Great event team had a blast. All good, CWS game was fun and tourney ran great! – 11u Tinley Park Bulldogs (IL)
Our team's experience with the Slumpbuster tournament was very positive. Great tournament! Wonderful memories for our players. Great job with the festival. Awesome hotel location. Solid competition with some great sportsmanship from teams all over the country – 12u Lake Elmo Lions (MN)
Very well organized and considering how the rain continually came down, the staff were on top of things. Fields we played at were in great shape. – 13u Palatine Legends (IL)
Great event, umpires and overall tournament. – 11u Millard United Legends Silver (NE)
Facilities are very good. Fields are groomed well. We had rain out situations as area was hit with huge amounts of rain, but we still played games as event adjusted well. – 14u Wheaton Briarcliffe Blazers (IL)
Umpires were great…..crews did a good job maintaining fields between games – 11u Colorado Crush
Well run event...staff on site was knowledgeable and obviously had been prepared to handle questions. – 13u Scottsdale Firebirds (AZ)
TCS works very hard to make sure that all games get played. – 11u Premier (IL)
Very well ran tournament. – 12u Enid Astros (OK)
Going to Omaha was an experience the kids on the team will always remember. – 13u South Forsyth Giants (GA)
Playing surface was in excellent shape….staff and umpires would very good, acted professional and engaged with the kids well. – 11u Colorado Rage (CO)
Professional staff, very communicative. – 13u Premier Baseball Futures (TX)
Let me first say that you guys have a great set-up here and get so much of this right. Brandon & Jason are organizational Rockstar’s. Communication from these guys was 100% flawless for us both before the event and at the event, especially in the light of some challenging weather at the start of Session 3. – 11u DBI Bluesox (TX)
Love playing teams from out-of-state. With all the weather issues I was impressed with the communication with the teams. Not an easy thing to do considering all the fields and teams at the event. I appreciate that everything is updated quickly – 14u Bellevue Bruins (NE)
It was a great experience for my 12-year-old son. He had a blast, the CWS game was on the bucket list for all of us, the pin trading was so cool, and the tournament was extremely professional. Fields and umps were great. – 12u Chanhassen Storm (MN)
Great tournament as usual. – 13u I-5 Easton (CA)
Fantastic event, great competition, facilities in Council Bluffs are wonderful. – 12u Millard United Elite (NE)
Great Competition-Great Field Conditions-No More than two games a day! There!!! Quick updates and notifications! Very well organized Would definitely recommend. Great Job! – 11u Naperville Renegades American (IL)
Best run tournament we see all year! – 12u Bellevue Bruins (NE)
Overall, very good communication and well-run event, thank you. Kids and families enjoyed it. – 13u Lemont Lightning (IL)
Thank You for a wonderful tournament. Well done and please keep up the good work. – 12u PAL Vipers Black (MO)
We thought the tournament was very organized and the facilities were good. – 9u Texas Matrix (TX)
Great event, real professional umpires! - 14u SSC Cardinals (NE)
Top-notch every year. This is our organizations 8th time playing in this event. – 11u Lobos Baseball (TX)
Well done! Keep up the good communication. – 10u Thunder Jets (CO)
The 2022 SlumpBuster is open to all teams, with no qualification required.
Each team will receive 1 dozen baseballs. These can be picked up at check-in in addition to merchandise pre-orders that have been ordered online. Additional baseballs will be available for purchase on-site.
Leave No Trace: Participants and spectators please keep the facilities clean by picking up your litter. Do not leave pin bags, food, drinks, lawn chairs, umbrellas or any other items at the facility. Respect the communities and facilities you play at by keeping them clean.
Miscellaneous: Please be prepared to start at 8am on the 1st day. See "Itinerary" for days to arrive and depart. Drive note: 13u and 14u teams may play 1 HR away from Omaha on one day . 9u-12u teams will only play in Greater Omaha/Council Bluffs. 13u & 14u teams be prepared to drive to some of these cities: Ashland, Fremont. The bulk of play will be in Council Bluffs (IA) and Greater Omaha for all divisions.
Format: The 11u - 14u Year Old divisions offer D1, D2 and D3 (D3 depends on the final team numbers in each age division). D1 is our highest level of competition, D2 is middle tier level and D3 is the lower level teams. Please sign up for the division that fits your team. For each age group all divisions (D1, D2 and D3) will be combined in the initial 2 pool play games. Based off how your team performs in these games, you will then be put into separate D1, D2 or D3 single elimination rounds (13u & 14u) and consolation brackets for 9u - 12u teams. You could end up in an playoff bracket that you didn't initially sign up for. Your team will end up playing teams that are stronger/weaker than you in pool play.
SlumpBuster Philosophy: Tournament Philosophy: Score Early, Win Early, Stay winning. If weather hits then we might revert back to 1st Pool Play game or ½ of official game time for playoff seeding’s. We will award based off pool play seeding’s only in an emergency where games played without elimination finish due to inclement weather. The eventual goal of the event is to play ball not “Crown a Champion.” Play to win every game!
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, cancelation up to 60 days prior to the event start date, a team may transfer the registration to another Triple Crown Baseball headquartered event for full value or receive a refund via check minus a 50% admin. fee.
Lastly, cancelation 61 or more days prior to the event start date, a team may transfer the registration to another Triple Crown Baseball headquartered event for full value or receive a refund via check minus a 20% admin. 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.