Tournament directors. Most DSPs will have a tournament director. They are hired by the program to manage the tournament on-site. DSP will be a cooperating sponsor of the tournament and almost always provide materials such as scoreboards, signs, and tournament awards. However, one of the main efforts of a tournament director is to be accountable for everything that happens in the tournament.
DSP best practices. Tournament directors and other affiliated volunteers spend countless hours preparing before the tournament. DSP has created a set of core best-practices. These include a date set early, a specific set of items (signs and awards) given to players, a specific format for game play (generally 3 innings plus extra innings), the use of a tablet for the lineup card, time and place for each game (usually consented by the hosts), and a specific format for the awards ceremony. These best practices are utilized at all DSP tournaments. There are essentially are two types of tournaments: home tournaments and away tournaments. DSP's best practices and tournament operations techniques are designed to work in either environment. At home tournaments players and parents are comfortable in the facility's surroundings and facilities. It allows players and parents to feel at home. d2c66b5586