I am the winter indoor tournament coordinator at the Pavilion in Mt.Vernon Ohio. I am also an assistant coach and the team treasurer for the Ohio Storm '08. I look at tournaments from all angles. I am going to start hosting a few outdoor tournaments throughout the summer and fall this year, and more will be coming in 2021. I know how to run tournaments. I know what I look for in tournaments for our team. I am also aware of budgeting team expenses. I would like to hear some opinions and thoughts on what others out there are looking for, when considering tournaments. Also thoughts on how to make tournaments a better experience for coaches, players and parents. I am not looking for criticism of other tournaments,nor tournament directors. I would just like some input, so I can make decisions on how to make my tournaments a good experience for everyone. Examples on thoughts: 1 day or 2 day tournaments ? 60 min plus 1 inning, 75 minute finish the inning, etc? round robin, single elim, double elim? Qualifier, Non-Qualifier? Trophies, medals? Pay at the plate, not pay at the plate? Gate fee, no gate fee? Stay to play (I don't care for), no stay to play? Concession, no concession? Pre-order shirts or t-shirts at the tournaments? deposit? Non-refundable deposits? (12 teams) 1,2,3,4 pools into 1 bracket, or 1,2,3,4 pools with top 8 to Gold, bottom 4 to Silver? I have read opinions in other threads about refund policies, so I am not looking for input on that.