Grand Park at Market Common

Grand Park at Market Common

Play at one of the best youth softball complexes in the country!

Grand Park at Market Common

Located on the Atlantic Coast in the city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Grand Park at The Market Common is one of the premiere youth softball complexes in the country! The beautiful synthetic turf, all-weather fields are able to withstand the largest downpours and be ready to play again within minutes. The complex is comprised of 11 championship caliber baseball fields, 9 of which are completely synthetic turf. Overflow games, if necessary, will also be played at the beautiful Ned Donkle Field Complex just a few miles from Grand Park.


Grand Park is located in an area called The Market Common. A place where you can experience exceptional shopping and dining in a beautifully-designed village setting. From the nation’s most celebrated names in retail to ice cream and pizza for the kids, and from one-of-a-kind restaurants to the most comfortable movie theater at the beach!

Ballpark Features


11 field complex in the beautiful Market Common area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


9 of the 11 fields are fully synthetic turf surfaces for an incredible Major League type playing surface. The synthetic turf provides much faster drainage and virtually no rain outs


NEW in 2016! Grand Park will sport brand new shade covers for all spectator seating providing comfort and shade while taking in your kid’s games


Several tunnels of batting cages on synthetic turf surfaces available for pre-game batting practice


Close (walking distance) to exceptional shopping and dining in a beautifully designed village setting


Top-notch concessions with a wide variety of selections located close to each field

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Grand Park Complex Rules

For game play, we will follow NFHS (National Federation of State High School) rules with the exception of any specific in-house rules stated here and/or the Welcome Packet


Admission to all of the Youth Softball Nationals games is included in the team entry fees. There will be NO GATE FEE for the event! We encourage family and friends to come to the complex to cheer on the athletes and show their support.

Softball, Equipment and Uniforms

Game balls will be provided for all games. Teams are to bring their own practice balls and any other necessary equipment (i.e. catcher’s gear, bats, gloves, etc.). Uniforms are NOT provided at the Nationals. Teams are to provide their own uniforms. Each player on a team should have a unique number displayed on their jersey.

All other softball and safety equipment are the responsibility of each team.


Metal cleats are legal for all age groups 14u and up.  Plastic/Rubber cleats are required for all other age groups.

  • If playing at Grand Park 1-9: all fields are turf – metal cleats ARE NOT allowed
  • If playing at Grand Park 10-11: all fields are natural – metal cleats ARE allowed for 14u and up
  • If playing at Ned Donkle – all fields are natural – metal cleats ARE allowed for 14u and up
  • Due to the great competition & volume of teams, there is a possibility of other venues being added
  • We ask that all teams plan accordingly and are prepared to play on either turf or natural fields

Dugout Access

ONLY registered coaches and players are allowed on the field and inside the dugouts. Teams are NOT permitted to have a batboy/batgirl at any time. Registered coaches are required to be wearing their Nationals coach pass at all times in order to be allowed on the field of play and inside the dugouts.

First Aid

The Nationals has a medical team that will be onsite for the duration of the event. It is important to remember that our medical team are not medical doctors. They will provide basic first aid, determine the severity of injuries and make recommendations as to whether or not a player should see a doctor or go to an emergency room. The staff are employees of the local hospital closest to the facility.

Facility Rules

  • The sites for play are tobacco-free facilities.  Smoking and all tobacco products are prohibited.
  • Disorderly conduct and physical/verbal assault will not be tolerated and will result in expulsion from the park for the remainder of the tournament.
  • Pets are not permitted at the park.
  • No personal coolers are allowed. We will allow one team cooler. During check-in, we will provide your team with a team cooler tag. This tag must be on the team cooler at all times to be allowed inside the park. Any coolers without this tag are not permitted.
  • Loudspeakers are prohibited.
  • Private vehicles are prohibited on turf surfaces, sidewalks, service driveways, and emergency zones. All vehicles must be in properly designated parking areas. Violators will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.
  • Overnight parking is prohibited.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Grills or cookers are prohibited.
  • No fireworks or any open flame is allowed.
  • No gum, seeds, or nuts permitted on fields.
  • No soft toss against permanent fencing/netting.

Game Warm-Ups

No warm-ups on the infields. All pre-game warm-ups will need to be made in the outfield grass. No soft-tossing into fences.


Parking is FREE and available at designated areas.  Be prepared to arrive early should you need to walk from parking lot to baseball field. Limited shuttle service will be available, but we cannot guarantee that the shuttle will be available for your party when you arrive at the park. We are not responsible for any damaged vehicles, theft or loss of property.

Practices, Batting Cages

There are no designated practice areas at Grand Park or Ned Donkle. There are batting cages available on-site at Grand Park only. There are no batting cages at Ned Donkle.