10/08/2022 - 13/08/2022

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Entries open for EMRYT 2022
25/04/2022 1 Minute Read

Entries open for EMRYT 2022

After a two-year break, the European Massimo Romeo Youth Tournament (EMRYT) will be back in 2022 from Wednesday, August 10, with the finals scheduled on Saturday, August 13.

The ninth EMRYT will take place in 2022. As always, the trophy will be hosted in Collecchio, Italy, by Collecchio Baseball & Softball Club with the collaboration of Collecchio Municipality.

As a COVID19 precaution, a maximum of ten teams will have the possibility to take part in the event. The invitation has been sent out to the European National Federations.

Two divisions will be allowed in 2022: Sports Division (girls-only teams playing with regular 12" softballs) and Future Division (co-ed teams up to 4 boys playing with 11" softie softballs).
In 2022, there will be no ‘Coach-pitch’ sub-Division.

Federations were initially invited to enter one team in either Division, nominating a second team, preferably in the other Division, if space becomes available. Spaces will be allocated in the order of date of interest expressed, up to the maximum of ten.

Games will commence on Wednesday, August 10. The finals will be played on Saturday, August 13. The playing conditions for the Divisions, with balls and pitcher innings limitations, are defined by EMRYT Specific Regulations

WBSC Europe Softball Vice President Gabriel Waage remarked: "I am very happy to see this event taking place again in 2022, after a two-year stop due to the pandemic. EMRYT is one of our major development projects for youth softball in Europe."

The deadline for entries is May 22nd and the entry form is available here.

The European Massimo Romeo Youth Trophy was established in 2012. This tournament is the European Cup for the youngest European players - under 13 years old. The Trophy is named after Massimo Romeo, ESF Hall of Famer, who passed away on September 5, 2021, after a life dedicated to softball and its development. His legacy will live on at EMRYT.