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Jim  Rathe

Jim Rathe

NAFA Midwest Director

Phone: 847-800-5739

Brian Fernette

IL State Director

Phone: 630-728-8646


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2017 NAFA Team Registration

Teams will need to be registered to participate in NAFA Sanctioned events.  There are 2 steps that will need to be completed.

1) Complete the online registration (Online NAFA Team Registration) or mail the PDF registration form.

2) Send $30 NAFA Membership fee 

Make check payable to: NAFA Softball

Send to: 
NAFA Softball
Attn: Jim Rathe State Director
900 S Rawson Bridge Rd
Cary, IL 60013

NAFA Team Roster

The Official NAFA team roster can be found below.  This roster is to be turned into the respective NAFA Tournament Director prior to games being played.  

Tournament directors may additionally ask to see certificate of insurance, and copies of birth certificates or drivers license of players to confirm age eligibility.

Players may only be listed on one roster for said tournament.  Additional players may not be added to an official roster once the tournament begins unless an injury exception has been granted by either the Tournament Director or State Director.


Softball Order form

NAFA is once again extending the invitation for teams to piggy back their order for Softballs by participating in our bulk discount program.  Sterling is the Official Softball of Illinois NAFA.  

The order will be processed in late 2016 with deliver in early 2017.  Price per dozen FOB Cary, IL is $54.95 .

They are available in 11" and 12".  Balls will be stamped with the NAFA logo and the NFHS logo approved for HS play.

Online Softball Order Form

Please direct any questions to Jim Rathe jrathe@nafasoftball.com or 847-800-5739



2017 NAFA State Softball Tournament with EPGFA

IL NAFA State Tournament - June 23-25

Hosted by the East Peoria Girls Fastpitch Assn

Ages: 14u, 16u, 18u

Location: All games at 1 facility (No Gate Fee)

East Side Sports Complex
1 East Side Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611
 
Entry Fee: $425
 
 

NAFA Summer College Exposure July 1-2

July 1-2 NAFA Summer College Exposure Event

Ages: 14u, 16u, 18u (max 16 teams per age level)

Entry Fee: $475

Online Registration

Location: (additional locations may be added)
Harlem Sports Complex
9450 Forest Hills Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
 
Forest Hills Sports Complex
7742 Forest Hills Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
 
Guidelines

4 game guarantee. 3 pool games followed by single Elimination bracket
Free substitution & continuous batting
All games 75 min time limit, finish the inning.

Event is a 2017 NAFA National Qualifier for the Midwest NAFA Nationals in Rockford, IL and the Northern NAFA Nationals in Eden Prairie or Shoreview, MN

All accepted entries will be accountable for registering team members through Captain U by June 1 or team will be removed from entry list and replaced by team from waiting list.  Form submission and payment do not guarantee acceptance. 

Inclement weather policy:  No games played $50 administrative fee withheld, 1 game played $100 withheld, 2 games played no refund.

Questions: 

Brian Fernette IL State NAFA Director bfernette@nafasoftball.com

Jim Rathe Midwest NAFA Director jrathe@nafasoftball.com

College Coaches who have attended:
Marian University
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Lewis University
Rockford University
Rock Valley College
Benedictine University
UW Eau Claire
UW Stout
Lakeland College
Heartland Community College
Edgewood College
Sauk Valley College
University of Dubuque
Lake Forest College
Beloit College
North Central College
Concordia College Chicago
Kishwaukee College
McHenry County College
Augustana
Trinity University
Trinity College
Ripon College
MATC
Benedict College
* many other coaches have been invited and may attend

Team Registrations


July 7-9 McHenry Heatwave 20th Anniversary Tournament

July 7-9 20th Annual Heatwave Tournament

Hosted by the McHenry County Heatwave and the Woodstock Recreation Dept.

Ages: All Ages are full!

Entry Fee: $475 no gate fees

Online Registration

Rules: 

  • All teams must be NAFA Registered 
  • Online Registration holds your team's spot for 2 weeks until payment is received (Click here for Online Registration)
  • 5 game guarantee
  • Teams per Age
    • 8 teams at 10u
    • 16 teams 12u, 14u, 16u
    • 12 teams 18u
  • Coaches to provide signed NAFA roster and Cert of Insurance at check-in prior to first game
  • McHenry County Heatwave will provide assistance for securing hotel blocks for the weekend with local hotels
  • Team plaques for 1st - 4th place 
  • Individual awards for 1st and 2nd place in both the "A" and "B" brackets
  • NAFA National bids earned for the top 2 teams in each division at each age

Questions contact:

Teresa Neel rtean@comcast.net

or Dave Zinnen dzinnen@woodstockil.gov


2017 Midwest NAFA Nationals

2017 Midwest NAFA Nationals - July 12-16

Hosted in conjunction with the Illinois Gold Fastpitch Softball Program
 
Ages: 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u
 
Location: (additional locations may be added)
Harlem Sports Complex
9450 Forest Hills Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
 
Entry Fee: 10u = $400             12u to 18u = $500
 ** Registration Deadline: June 27, 2017**

- $50 gate fee per team made payable to Harlem Sports Complex and turned in at Check-in

Rules: 

  • All teams must be NAFA Registered 
  • Online Registration holds your team's spot for 2 weeks until payment is received (Click here for Online Registration)
  • 3 pool into double elimination bracket
  • 24 teams per age level
  • Coaches to provide signed NAFA roster and Cert of Insurance at check-in prior to first game
  • NAFA will provide assistance for securing hotel blocks for the weekend with local hotels
  • There will be a player camp hosted and led by collegiate coaches, skills competition, opening ceremonies, team check-in, and the coaches & officials meeting on Wednesday, July 12.

NAFA NIT, Live the Dream July 28-30

July 28-30, NAFA NIT Live the Dream 10u - 18u

Hosted by All Out Sports Marketing

Ages: 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u

Entry Fee: $500 no gate fees

Location:
James Park Sports Complex
300 Dodge Ave

Evanston, Il

Rules: 

  • All teams must be NAFA Registered (register your team with NAFA)
  • Online Registration holds your team's spot for 2 weeks until payment is received (Online Registration)
  • 4 game guarantee (2 pool into double elimination bracket)
  • 40 team max
  • Coaches to provide signed NAFA roster and Cert of Insurance at check-in prior to first game
  • NAFA Softball & All Out Sports Marketing will provide assistance for securing hotel blocks for the weekend with local hotels if needed
  • 75 minute finish the inning with 15 min between games (weather permitting)
  • Team trophy for 1st place, individual medals for 1st and 2nd place
  • All games 1 complex, 8 diamonds with plenty of warm up batting cages and areas to warm up.

Questions contact:

Marcello at tourdir@alloutsportsmkt.com

Team Registrations


NAFA College Exposure October 21-22

October 21 - 22 NAFA Fall College Exposure

Ages: 16u, 18u (max 24 teams per age level)

Entry Fee: $425

Online Registration

Location: 
Harlem Sports Complex
9450 Forest Hills Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
 
Forest Hills Sports Complex
7742 Forest Hills Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
 
Guidelines

3 game guarantee. 2 pool games followed by single Elimination bracket
Free substitution & continuous batting
All games 75 min time limit, finish the inning.

Event is a 2018 NAFA National Qualifier for the Midwest NAFA Nationals in Rockford, IL and the Northern NAFA Nationals in Eden Prairie or Shoreview, MN

All accepted entries will be accountable for registering team members through Captain U by Sept 15 or team will be removed from entry list and replaced by team from waiting list.  Form submission and payment do not guarantee acceptance. 

Inclement weather policy:  No games played $50 administrative fee withheld, 1 game played $100 withheld, 2 games played no refund.

Questions: 

Brian Fernette IL State NAFA Director bfernette@nafasoftball.com

Jim Rathe Midwest NAFA Director jrathe@nafasoftball.com

College Coaches who have attended:
Marian University
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Lewis University
Rockford University
Rock Valley College
UW Eau Claire
UW Stout
Lakeland College
Heartland Community College
Edgewood College
Sauk Valley College
University of Dubuque
Lake Forest College
Beloit College
North Central College
Concordia College Chicago
Kishwaukee College
McHenry County College
Augustana
* many other coaches have been invited and may attend

Hotels for Midwest NAFA Events

NAFA has had a long standing relationship working with Helms Briscoe to help teams to get the best rate on hotel rooms for our NAFA National tournaments.  While we are not a stay and play tournament (mandating you stay in our hotels, Shelley and John Larsen can help you and your team to ensure a simplified economic experience.

Please reference NAFA MIDWEST NATIONALS, your team name, age group when you contact John or Shelley.

We strongly recommend that you book your reduced rate team hotel rooms soon.  If you have any questions please contact John or Shelley at 

sjohnson@helmsbriscoe.com  (715) 246-2004