Opening Day Events

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

This year's opening ceremonies are scheduled to take place in Crown Point on Wednesday, July 21 at 5:00 PM at Bulldog Park. Skills competitions and meetings will happen at Crown Point Sportsplex from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Events at Crown Point Sportsplex

1313 E. North Street, Crown Point, Ind.
The I-65 ramps at 109th Avenue in Crown Point are closed until the fall. Motorists are asked to use U.S. 231 to enter and exit I-65.
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Coaches Check-In (Mandatory)

Location: By Stadium, Field #9
Time: 11AM-1PM
Note: Players do not need to check in. If you cannot make the CHECK IN you will need to have a representative check in for your team.  Please make sure this is a responsible person as any last minute important items may be covered at this time.


Team Contests / Skills Competition

Location: Around Fields #4, 5, 7, 8
Time: 11AM-3PM
Details: Teams will complete a series of contests for prizes. Contest registration will take place at the fields. Winners will be announced in the evening at the opening ceremonies.


Managers Meeting

* Don't be late - meeting will not go the entire hour*
Location: Bleachers Field #9
Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM 
Details: Please limit to two representatives per team. If you cannot make this meeting you will need to have a team representative attend. Please make sure this is a responsible person as any last minute important items will be covered at this meeting.


Event Planner Meeting

Location: Bleachers at Football Stadium
Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM 
Details: The South Shore CVA staff will host a meeting to further discuss the opening ceremonies: player parade drop off, parking and the route.  Answer questions and inform reps of local attractions and services. 

South Shore Tour Mobile

Find Area Information

Time: Throughout Opening Day
Details: Stop by the South Shore CVA table to find out the details of the parade/opening ceremonies plus get information on restaurants, attractions and other fun things to do.

NSA umpire and players

Umpire Meeting

Location: Near Entrance to Field #9
Time: 3:15 PM

Events at Bulldog Park

183 S. West St., Crown Point, Ind.
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Time: Gates will open at 5:00 pm. Parade will take place at 6:00 pm. Gates will close at 9:00 pm. 

NSA Photo Contests

Parade of Teams

Teams need to stage at 5:30 pm at the northwest side of the stage. The parade will start promptly at 6:00 pm. The teams will walk across the amphitheater stage located on the north end of Bulldog Park. There will be a live stream available on the screens. 

More Activities:
  • Beer Garden
  • Food Vendors
  • DJ
  • Splash Pad - Bring your swimsuits! The splash pad will be open.
  • Cornhole
  • Face Painting
  • Moda Beauty "Braid Bar" - Stylists will be on site for a braid party. Come get your hair braided before the big tournament!

Parking: Parking will be available at Colonel John Wheeler Middle School and Jerry Ross Park. See the map for these locations and more parking downtown.