Ned Donkle Complex

Ned Donkle Complex

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

Ned Donkle Complex

The Ned Donkle Complex features seven fields with natural grass playing surfaces. In addition to the two adult and five youth fields, the complex includes restrooms, concessions and press boxes, as indicated in the tables below. The Ned Donkle Complex is near Pepper Geddings Recreation Center and Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

Ballpark Features


7 fields with natural grass playing surfaces


A few short blocks from the beach!


Plenty of shaded areas available to cool off in the South Carolina heat


Very close to hotels you and your family will be staying at along Ocean Blvd


Close 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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The Ned Donkle Complex Rules

For game play, we will follow ASA (Amateur Softball Association) 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.

Teams will be able to have ONE team cooler in their dugout during game play.  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 or dugout.  Any cooler without this tag are not permitted.  All other softball and safety equipment are the responsibility of each team.

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

  • Pets are PROHIBITED inside gated areas and playing fields.
  • Littering is PROHIBITED.
  • Smoking and/or the use of tobacco products in the gated area of the complex is PROHIBITED
  • Personal coolers or outside food or beverage are PROHIBITED inside gated area.
  • Park only in designated areas within the parking lots. Vehicles parked on the grass and/or curbsides are subject to ticketing or towing
  • Food, gum and sunflower seeds are PROHIBITED inside gated area.
  • Grilling or open fires are PROHIBITED.
  • Alcoholic beverages are PROHIBITED in the complex or parking lots.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades or scooters are PROHIBITED in gated areas.
  • Climbing on fences, bleachers, trees or railings is PROHIBITED.
  • Throwing or hitting balls of any kind into the fences is PROHIBITED.
  • Hitting of golf balls is PROHIBITED inside the complex
  • Driving stakes into the field is PROHIBITED.
  • Weapons are PROHIBITED on the property.
  • Trespassing after hours is PROHIBITED.

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 softball 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.