About Five Tool

Five Tool Baseball is a United States company specializing in baseball showcases, tournaments, leagues, and media coverage of high school and collegiate ball players. The company is based out of Keller, Texas just in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth. Five Tool hosts over 200 events annually starting in January and ending in December. Five Tool helps regionalize the game of baseball in order to help athletes achieve their dreams of playing at the next level.

With the regional aspect in mind, Five Tool is located in 19 states with regional directors as part of the brand with these regions: Five Tool Arizona, Five Tool California, Five Tool Colorado, Five Tool East Texas, Five Tool Hawaii, Five Tool Louisiana, Five Tool Midwest, Five Tool New Mexico, Five Tool Nevada, Five Tool Northwest, Five Tool Oklahoma, Five Tool Southeast, Five Tool South Texas, Five Tool Utah, Five Tool Wyoming.

Five Tool also has affiliates with Five Tool International (all international prospects), Five Tool Collegiate (all college level players specifically focusing on the Five Tool Collegiate Leagues), Five Tool JUCO (all junior college players), and Five Tool Academics (all high academic players).

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As of 2013, Five Tool has helped over 10,000 baseball players compete at the college level. Five Tool can be found at fivetool.org, events.fivetool.org and the following social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Tik Tok.

History

Five Tool Baseball was originally established in January of 2013 by Lynn Vanlandingham under the name V Tool Showcases LLC. The foundation was a joint effort between college coaches and select clubs to establish events that provide quality competition at quality venues. The goal is to provide events that allow the players to showcase their abilities and do so in a manner that is friendly to the college recruiters and professional scouts while allowing the clubs to maintain fiscal responsibility to their members.

Our goal is to host local teams seeking exposure for their players while accommodating out of town clubs in a manner that minimizes travel and the expense associated with select baseball. The mix of local and regional clubs provides great competition in a central location that is convenient for college recruiters and professional scouts in the central, Midwest, Northwest, Southeast, Texas, and West regions.

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Rules

These are general Five Tool rules. May vary by event, please see event hubs/tournament director for specific ruling detail.

  • If the game is over the time limit or by the end of the 7th inning, the game will end in a tie during pool play/consolation.
  • Each team will provide baseballs and be responsible for foul balls.
  • Spikes are NOT permitted on turf fields.
  • Coaches are not required to wear helmets on the field of play unless required by the University.
  • Each team is required to provide proof of insurance 7 days prior to the event.

Run Rule

  • 10 after 5 only

Pitching Recommendations

  • Participants in Five Tool Baseball events should adhere to the MLB Pitch Smart Guidelines.
  • Five Tool Baseball reserves the right to review each violation and enforce additional penalties upon the acting manager.
Age Daily Max (Pitches in Game) 0 Days Rest 1 Days Rest 2 Days Rest 3 Days Rest 4 Days Rest 5 Days Rest
13-14 95 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ N/A
15-16 95 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76+ N/A
17-18 105 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-80 81+ N/A
19-22 120 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-80 81-105 106+


Infield

  • Unless otherwise noted by a Tournament Director, no infield practice will be allowed prior to the start of any game.
  • Teams will be permitted to take fly balls down the outfield lines prior to the start of their game, unless venue host says otherwise.
  • No warm ups on aprons.
  • Teams will be provided 15 minutes to warm up prior to the start of all games.
  • We will abide by all venue host rules

EH and DH

  • Teams will be allowed to use a DH and EH during any given game.
  • Teams must designate who each player is and for what player the DH will be hitting for in the field of play.
  • Should the DH enter the field of play, the DH position will be eliminated.
  • The EH may also enter the field of play but must remain in their current batting position.
  • The player for which the EH has replaced in the field will now become the EH, but will remain in the same batting position.

Courtesy Runner

  • May be used for catcher/pitcher. Optional for catcher with less than 2 outs.
  • Must be a player not currently in the game or the player who made the last out should a team not have an extra player on the bench.

Intentional Walks

  • Automatic intentional walk will be used and may be granted anytime during the at bat.

Slide Rule

  • Players must try to avoid contact on all players during a game.
  • It is umpire’s discretion if there was intent to cause contact.
  • Players may be subject to ejection if there is intent to cause contact.

Tiebreaker

  • 1. Head to head – – If 3 teams are tied, Head to head is thrown out unless 1 team has defeated both of the other teams that are tied in the pool.
  • 2. Runs allowed
  • 3. Runs differential (max at 8 per game)
  • 4. Runs scored
  • 5. Coin toss

Age Groups

Five Tool has preferred guidelines for age groups which are as followed.

14U is for the class of 2026 or below or a player born on or after May 1, 2007.

15U is for the class of 2025 or below or a player born on or after May 1, 2006.

16U is for the class of 2024 or below or a player born on or after May 1, 2005.

17U is for the class of 2023 or below or a player born on or after May 1, 2004.

18U is for the class of 2022 or below or a player born on or after May 1, 2003.

Venue Parking

  • Please follow each venue’s parking instructions
  • Five Tool Showcases is not responsible for any parking violations

Insurance

Five Tool requires each team to provide a certificate of team/participant insurance prior to their tournament season. V Tool Showcases, LLC must be listed as additional insured on the certificate.

V Tool Showcases, LLC

1540 Keller Parkway

Suite 108-409

Keller, TX 76248

Your insurance carrier can add this free of charge. Teams must upload the certificate to their team dashboard listing V Tool Showcases, LLC as an additional insured.

Minimum requirements: General Liability $1,000,000 per occurrence/$2,000,000 aggregate/$10,000 each participant.

If you need to purchase insurance, CLICK HERE!

Rain Out Policy

For four-game guarantee events:

In the event of rain, we will push game start times up to one hour to get the game started.

If the game is in progress, we will allow for a one hour delay. If it goes longer, we will postpone or cancel the game and then attempt to reschedule it.

If the game cannot resume or start within one hour of its original start time, then that game will be cancelled and we will look at ways to possibly reschedule it.

  • 2 games completed = 50% refund
  • There will be no refunds after the start of each team’s third game
  • We will try and reschedule games with available field space

Waiver/Terms and Conditions

In consideration of being allowed to participate in, or observe, the event or activity referenced above, I
acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:

1) The risk of injury or illness, including but not limited injuries or illnesses related to COVID-19, from
participating or observing the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for
permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may
reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury or illness does exist;

2) I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING
FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation
and/or observation;

3) I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation
and/or observation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my
presence, participation or observation of the event, I will remove myself and bring such to the attention
of the nearest official immediately; and

4) I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY
RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS V Tool Showcases LLC, a Texas limited liability company, Five Tool LLC, a
Texas limited liability company, and each of their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other
participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of
premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES“), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, ILLNESS,
DISABILITY, DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE
NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Photo/Social Media Policy

V Tool strives to recognize outstanding performance by participants in all V Tool Events. This recognition
is delivered through social media outlets, V Tool’s website, and information delivered to scouts and
coaches during events.

With regard to the statement above, I do hereby acknowledge and authorize V Tool Showcases LLC, a
Texas limited liability company, and/or Five Tool LLC, a Texas limited liability company (collectively, “V
Tool“), as applicable, and each of their employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, and sponsors to utilize any and
all photographs, videos or other likeness of my son/daughter within the applicable V Tool Event as they
deem appropriate in promotional materials or social media. V Tool has permission to post player photos,
videos and likeness to social media of players, coaches, and fans participating in any event organized or
hosted by V Tool. Roster information provided by coaches, parents, and/or players may also be used
within events, on social media, and in print material in relation to V Tool Events.

V Tool reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions at any time, and such
changes will be effective immediately upon being posted on the website. We may also attempt to
notify you of such changes in other ways, including, without limitation, by email.

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