If invited, your school will participate in the 2023 Postseason National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC). This agreement shall be voided should the university receive and accept an invitation to participate in the 2023 NCAA Women's College World Series. This agreement will not be voided for the above school’s participation in any postseason tournament other than the NCAA Tournament.
Tournament Format and Dates
The NISC is an 8-12 team tournament, which will be played from May 18 to May 21, 2023. The format will be a double-elimination tournament into a 4-team single-elimination championship round played over consecutive days in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Obligations of Participating University
The university athletics department has reviewed the 2023 Tournament Details and the event guidelines and understands and agrees to all the terms and conditions associated with participating in the tournament.
Each party hereto agrees to be responsible and assume liability for its own wrongful or negligent acts or omissions, or those of its officers, agents or employees to the full extent required by law. Each party agrees to maintain reasonable coverage for such liabilities either through commercial insurance or a reasonable self-insurance mechanism, and the nature of such insurance coverage or self-insurance mechanism will be provided to the other party upon request.
The terms of this agreement shall be canceled and all parties (participant, NISC, and host institution) shall be released from any liability or damages if the teams are unable to fulfill the terms of this agreement due to an act of God or any legitimate conditions beyond the control of the host institution and/or the NISC, provided the visiting team is notified of the legitimate conditions, if possible, prior to the arrival at the site of the contest. The host institution and NISC agree to exercise their best efforts to ensure that the event will be presented as scheduled.
Breach of Contract
Should the institution bound by this contract cancel or fail to appear for any game on the date and at the location determined by the NISC, it will pay or owe the NISC a cancellation/forfeiture fee of $20,000. This is due to the NISC within one week of the date of cancellation or date on which the contest was to occur.
Tournament selection and pairings will be finalized Sunday night, May 14, 2023 a few hours after the NCAA selections and will be announced via the website at www.womensnisc.com At least one individual from the athletic department or Softball team with signature authority must be reachable late Sunday night, May 14, 2023 (Name and Number Below).