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2018 NAFA Tournaments

 

Below are listed by state each of the NAFA National Qualifying Tournaments 

IA NAFA Tournaments

Date Tournament LINK/Flyer 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U Level Games Fees Contact for INFO Online Registration
April 28-29 Border Battle: Mason City, IA X X X X X Open 4 GG $325 plus to balls Dion King: dion.king@mchsi.com Open

IL NAFA Tournaments

Date Tournament LINK/Flyer 8U 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U 23u Level Games Fees Contact for INFO Online Registration
April 27-29 Live the Dream: East Dundee, IL x Open 4GG $475 Marcello Falcone Open
May 5-6 IL Gold Spring NAFA Qualifier: Davis Junction, IL Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Open 6GG $425 before Feb 1, $500 after Brian Fernette : bfernette@nafasoftball.com or DJ Johnson: igfsoftball@aol.com https://goo.gl/forms/7zO1WmXxK5PeTrTd2
May 4-6 Live the Dream: East Dundee, IL x Open 4GG $475 Marcello Falcone Open
May 18-20 Live the Dream: East Dundee, IL x Open 4GG $475 Marcello Falcone Open
May 20 IGF 1-Day NAFA Qualifier: Davis Junction 4-13u teams, 4-14u teams Open 3GG $160 Brian Fernette: bfernette@NAFASoftball.com https://goo.gl/forms/bE2DgXgW6McfOKaP2
May 25-27 Live the Dream: East Dundee, IL x Open 4GG $475 Marcello Falcone Open
June 1-3 IL Gold Summer NAFA Qualifier: Davis Junction, IL & Loves Park, IL Full (wait list only) 1 team spot available 1 team spot available Open 5GG $375 before Feb 1, $450 after Brian Fernette: bfernette@nafasoftball.com or DJ Johnson: igfsoftball@aol.com https://goo.gl/forms/cEqC9kZZ8JYAiH3O2
June 8-10 IL Gold Summer Kickoff: Davis Junction, IL Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Open 6GG $450 before Feb 1, $525 after Brian Fernette: bfernette@nafasoftball.com or DJ Johnson: igfsoftball@aol.com https://goo.gl/forms/mC8v8E7PHdLmHMS33
June 15-17 IL NAFA State Tournament Huntley, IL 6 team spots available 6 team spots available Full (wait list only) 3 team spots available 1 team spot available Open 4GG $525 Jim Ryan: jim@huntleytravelsoftball.com or Ryan Coffland: rcoffland@huntleyparks.org https://goo.gl/forms/HSVZW5FNw6msP9cG3
June 22-24 IL NAFA State Tournament: Pekin, IL x x x x x Open 4GG $450 Steve Snyder: meltonelec@yahoo.com https://goo.gl/forms/JNsWaWfBXTOVxe3A2
June 30-July 1 NAFA Summer College Exposure Rockford, IL x x x x Open 4GG $500 Jim Rathe: jrathe@nafasoftball.com or Brian Fernette: bfernette@nafasoftball.com https://goo.gl/forms/s8kMMuLOoUTm12Gj2
July 6-8 McHenry Heatwave Summer Spectacular : Woodstock, IL x x Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Open 5GG $475 Teresa Neel: rtean@comcast.net https://goo.gl/forms/IWXaRbG6SAksQFPd2
July 11-15 Midwest NAFA NATIONALS Rockford, IL x 5 Teams Registered 5 Tems Registered 15 Teams Registered 23 teams Registered 18 Teams Registered 2 Open 5GG 10u $400, 12u-23u $500 Jim Rathe: jrathe@nafasoftball.com https://goo.gl/forms/F4NcW5SRhWbzXJ3p1
July 19-22 Northern NAFA NATIONALS 24 Teams Registered Open 5GG $500 Open
July 26-29 Northern NAFA NATIONALS 10 Teams Registered 43 Teams Registered 42 Teams Registered 30 Teams Registered Open 5GG $550 Open

MI NAFA Tournaments

Date Tournament LINK/Flyer 8U 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U Level Games Fees Contact for INFO Online Registration
May 25-27 Memorial Day Classic Auto Collision - NAFA Michigan State Tournament Escanaba, MI x x x x Open 3GG Double Elim $225 Todd Milkiewicz & April Stropich astropich@bankmbank.com https://goo.gl/forms/qDeZWjIQZ6knyTD33

MN NAFA Tournaments

Date Tournament Name/Locale 8U 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U Level Games Fees Contact for Info Online Registration
June 1-3 Fast & Furious 2018, Forest Lake, MN X X X Open 4 GG $325 Greg Weiss fnft@flafa.org
June 1-3 St Paul Rookies, St. Paul, MN X X X X X Open 5 GG Double Elim $350 Vic Wittgenstein Stpaulfastpitch@gmail.com
June 9 . Zimmerman Classic, Zimmerman, MN X X X "B", "C" 4 GG Single Elim $300 bengallay@gmail.com
June 1-3 Dirt Devil, Ramsey, MN X X X "B", "C" 5 GG Double Elim $300-Early Bird (By May 4th) $350-(May 5th to May 18th) jeffrey.henry@target.com
May 19 . Divas of the Diamond, Saint Louis Park, MN X "B", "C" 4 GG RR $300 schmelzlefam88@gmail.com
May 18 . Divas of the Diamond, Saint Louis Park, MN X "B", "C" 4 GG RR $300 schmelzlefam88@gmail.com
May 5-6 Woodbury Wildpitch, Woodbury, MN X X Open 3 GG $300 rvaske@comcast.net
May 19-20 Star of the North, St. Cloud, MN X X X X Open 4 GG Single Elim $285 billdavison1@gmail.com
May 19-20 Wayzata Warmup, Mayzata, MN X X Open 5 GG $350 kpelatowski@aol.com
May 19-20 Rising Star, Saint Peter, MN X X "B", "C" 4 GG Double Elim $275 james.dunn@co.nicollet.mn.us
June 9 . Summer Slam-14U, Saint Peter, MN X "B", "C" 3 GG Single Elim $225 james.dunn@co.nicollet.mn.us
June 10 . Summer Slam-16U, Saint Peter, MN X "B", "C" 3 GG Single Elim $225 james.dunn@co.nicollet.mn.us
June 16-17 Star of the North, St. Cloud, MN X X X X "B", "C" 4 GG $285 billdavison1@gmail.com
May 19 . SLP Panther Classic, Fridley, MN X X Open 3 GG $225 jpeterson38@hotmail.com
May 18 . Cottage Grove Pride in the Park, Cottage Grove, MN X X Open 3 GG Double Elim $295 tim.dana@cgaasoftball.com
May 19-20 Queen Bee Classic, Burnsville, MN X X "B", "C" 5 GG $310 for 10s and 12s and $200 for 8s rmcgarry@isgmn.com
May 18-20 Rebel Classic, Chaplin, MN X X Open 4 GG 325$ plus two balls bruce.leonhardt@yahoo.com
May 18-20 Hornet Ice Breaker, Big Lake, MN X X X Open 2 GG 310$ blftournamentdirector@gmail.com
June 22-24 Pride in the Park, Cottage Grove, MN X X Open 4 GG Double Elim Check Site tourney@cgasoftball.com
May 19-20 Divas of the Diamond, St. Louis Park, MN X X Open 4 GG Single Elim N/A Stlouisparkfastpitch@gmail.com
June 8-10 Great Lakes Border Battle, Twin Ports, MN X X X X Open 5 GG $400 tprstewart31@gmail.com

WI NAFA Tournaments

Date Tournament LINK/Flyer 8U 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U Level Games Fees Contact for INFO Online Registration
May 6 Team Glory SLAM-o de Mayo: Wilmot, WI Full (Wait List Only) Open 3GG $300 if registered before Feb 20, $325 after Kevin Smyk: smykkv@gmail.com https://goo.gl/forms/j7KJ2p50efJeBGds2
June 15-17 Fort Summer Blaze, Fort Atkinson, WI Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Open 4GG $450 Allan Siekert : asiekert@hotmail.com Open
June 15-17 Live the Dream: Green Bay, WI x x x x Open 4GG $500 Marcello Falcone Open
June 15-17 Seymour Slam: Eau Claire, WI Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Open 4GG $375 Paula Gustafson: seymourflamesfastpitch@gmail.com
June 22-24 Bring on the Magic, New Berlin, WI Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Full (wait list only) Open 4GG $410 all ages except 8u: $325, Tom Mainville: newberlinmagicfastpitch@gmail.com https://goo.gl/forms/d3kYEwgOHqe2YwFr2
June 22-24 Rumble by the River: Onalaska, WI x x x Open 4GG $400 Mesa Heit: mvpsoftballwi@gmail.com https://goo.gl/forms/gYkrgOl49zBfxE0R2
June 29-July 1 WI NAFA State Tournament: Mauston, WI x x x x x Open 4GG 10u-12u $375, 14u-18u $400 Mickey Fadness: MFadness@WoodsideSports.com http://woodsidesports.com/#/3388
July 6-8 Live the Dream: Sheboygan, WI x x x x Open 4GG $500 Marcello Falcone Open

May 6 Team Glory SLAM-o de Mayo 13u / 14u One Day NAFA Qualifier

Date: May 6

SLAM-o de Mayo

Hosted by Team Glory 14u

Age Divisions: 13u / 14u

Entry Fee: $300 if registered by Feb 20, 2018, $325 after

Online Tournament Registration Link

Double Elimination 3GG
Random bracket seeding - Games start at 8am, Championship game at 4:30pm

Home team determined by coin flip

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

No Gate Fees

Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 

Lunch time Home Run Derby

Games to be played at:

Wilmot High School Softball Fields
31968, 31700 Co Hwy Hm
Twin Lakes, WI 53181

Tournament Director: 
Kevin Smyk | Smykkv@gmail.com

Registered Teams

Team Name NAFA Reg # Registered Payment Received
Franklin Force WI18-14-25 Y Y
Rock River Stix Wi18-14-20 Y Y
Burlington Blast WI18-14-26 Y Y
Glory Midwest WI18-14-16 Y Y
Whitnall Rage WI18-14-22 Y Y
Powerhouse FP WI18-14-27 Y Y
WI Twisters WI18-14-13 Y Y
New Berlin Heat Y Y
**McHenry County Heatwave Wait List
**WI Bandits Black Wait List
Iowa NAFA National Qualifier

Border Battle Iowa NAFA National Qualifier

Date: April 28-29

Border Battle Iowa NAFA National Qualifier

Hosted by Iowa NAFA Director Dion King

Age Divisions: 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u

Entry Fee: $325 plus 2 game balls

Online Tournament Registration Link
 

4GG

Seeding into single bracket (Single elim with consolation bracket)
No gate fees
Family friendly
All fenced fields

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

No Gate Fees

Tournament Director: 
Dion King
dion.king@mchsi.com  or 641-424-8558

May 5-6 IL Gold Spring Kickoff

Date: May 5-6

Spring Kickoff

Hosted by Illinois Gold Fastpitch Softball

Location: 

Harlem Sports Complex (HCC) - 
9450 Forest Hills Road
Loves Park, IL 61111
 

6GG

Tournament Rules

Schedule & Brackets

Home team determined by coin flip in pool play.  Higher seed during bracket play

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

No Gate Fees

Tournament Director: 
Brian Fernette 
Direct questions to: bfernette@nafasoftball or igfsoftball@aol.com

May 20 13u-14u 1-Day NAFA National Qualifier

Date: May 20

1 Day NAFA National Qualifier

Hosted by Illinois Gold Fastpitch Softball

Age Divisions: 13u, 14u

Entry Fee: $160

Online Tournament Registration Link
 

3GG

Home team determined by coin flip in pool play.  Higher seed during bracket play

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

No Gate Fees

Tournament Director: 
Brian Fernette 
Direct questions to: bfernette@nafasoftball or igfsoftball@aol.com


May 25-27 Memorial Day Classic Auto Collision, NAFA MI State Tournament

Date: May 25-27

MI NAFA State, Classic Auto Collision Tournament
Hosted by the Escanaba Heartbreakers
 
Age Divisions: 8u, 10u, 12u, 14u
 

Online Schedule and Brackets

 


Tournament Director: 
Todd Milkiewicz and April Stropich
Direct questions to: astropich@bankmbank.com


June 1-3 IL Gold Summer Kickoff

Date: June 1-3

Summer Kickoff

Hosted by Illinois Gold Fastpitch Softball

Age Divisions:

10u  - Full wait list
12u - one team spot available
14u - Full wait list
 

Entry Fee: $375 before Feb 1, $450 Feb 2 and after

Online Tournament Registration Link
 

5GG

Home team determined by coin flip in pool play.  Higher seed during bracket play

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

No Gate Fees

Tournament Director: 
Brian Fernette 
Direct questions to: bfernette@nafasoftball or igfsoftball@aol.com

Illinois Gold 16u / 18u Summer Kickoff NAFA National Qualifier

Date: June 8-10

Summer Kickoff

Hosted by Illinois Gold Fastpitch Softball

Age Divisions: 16u, 18u

Entry Fee: $450 before Feb 1, $525 Feb 2 and after

Online Tournament Registration Link
 

6GG

Home team determined by coin flip in pool play.  Higher seed during bracket play

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

No Gate Fees

Tournament Director: 
Brian Fernette 
Direct questions to: bfernette@nafasoftball or igfsoftball@aol.com

June 15-17 IL NAFA State Tournament Huntley, IL

Date: June 15-17

IL NAFA State, Swing Into Summer Tournament

Hosted by Huntley Travel Softball and the Huntley Park District

Age Divisions:
10u
12u
14u (Full, wait list only)
16u 
18u (Full, wait list only)
 

Entry Fee: $525

 

Online Tournament Registration Link
 

Double Elimination 4GG

Home team determined by coin flip in pool play.  Higher seed during bracket play

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

 

No Gate Fees

Tournament Director: 
Jim Ryan and Ryan Coffland
Direct questions to: jim@huntleytravelsoftball.com or rcoffland@huntleyparks.org


June 15-17 Seymour Slam NAFA Qualifier

Date: June 15-17

Seymour Slam

Hosted by the Seymour Flames

Online Registration

Age Divisions:  10u, 12u, 14u, 16u,

Double Elimination 4GG

Entry Fee: $375

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

Tournament Director: Paula Gustafson:  seymourflamesfastpitch@gmail.com

Field Location:
Seymour Ball Fields
6500 Tower Dr.
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Rock River Stix Summer Blaze, Ft Atkinson, WI June 15-17, 2018

June 15-17 Summer Blaze NAFA Qualifier

Date: June 15-17

Summer  Blaze

Hosted by the Rock River Stix

Age Divisions: 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u
 

Double Elimination 4GG
3 pool into Single Elimination

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

Tournament Director: Allan Siekert : asiekert@hotmail.com

June 22-24 Bring on the Magic, New Berlin, WI

Date: June 22-24
Bring on the Magic (35th annual tournament)
Hosted by the New Berlin Magic Softball

 

Age Divisions: 8u, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u

Entry Fee: $410 all ages except 8u $325

Online Tournament Registration Link
 

Double Elimination 4GG
3 pool into Single Elimination
No gate fees

Bring on the Magic Refund Policy

Teams drop out within 30 days prior to the start date, no refund will be given.

Full Tournament cancellation,
U8 $150 refund will be given
U10 thru U18 $200 refund will be given

First games in your age group of pool play have started and the tournament is cancelled, a $100 refund will be given. If two or more games in your age group have started, no refund will be given.

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

Tournament Director: 
Tom Mainville: newberlinmagicfastpitch@gmail.com

June 22-24 Rumble on the River, Onalaska, WI

Date: June 22-24

Rumble on the River, Onalaska, WI
Hosted by the Mississippi Valley Pride

Age Divisions: 14u, 16u, 18u

Entry Fee: $400

Online Tournament Registration Link
 

Double Elimination 4GG
Continuous batting / Free substitution in Pool
Home team determined by coin flip
New new inning after 1 hour 15 minutes
All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)
No Gate Fees

Tournament Director: 
Mesa Heit  :  mvpsoftballwi@gmail.com

June 30-July 1 - NAFA Summer College Exposure

Ages: 14u, 16u, 18u, 23u 

Online Registration

Location:  

Harlem Sports Complex
9450 Forest Hills Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
 
Forest Hills Lanes (18u)
7742 Forest Hills Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111

 

Forest Hills Lanes location specific information: 

1) Team coolers only. No outside coolers allowed if its a parent who has a cooler for a player thats ok gator aid and water only.

2) No outside food. Unless a player has a special eating diet such as gluten free only.

3) No pets dogs cats etc. This is a big one as many teams come from out of town and bring pets. Our insurance does not allow pets we are not covered for dog bites etc.

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 2018 NAFA National Qualifier for the Midwest NAFA Nationals in Rockford, IL and the Northern NAFA Nationals in the Greater Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN area for all attending teams

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
Alverno College
* many other coaches have been invited and may attend

Hotels for Summer NAFA College Exposure

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, 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

View the list of hotels for the Summer College Exposure Tournament

July 6-8 21st Annual McHenry Heatwave NAFA National Qualfier

Date: July  6-8

Hosted by: McHenry Heatwave & Woodstock Park & Recreation Department

Age Divisions:
10u
12u
14u: Wait list only
16u: Wait list only
18u: Wait list only
 

Entry Fee: $475

Online Tournament Registration Link
 

Double Elimination 5GG

Home team determined by coin flip

All teams must be NAFA Registered (NAFA Team Registration Link)

No Gate Fees

Tournament Director: 
Teresa Neel : rtean@comcast.net
Dave Zinnen: dzinnen@woodstockil.gov

2018 Midwest NAFA Nationals

2018 Midwest NAFA Nationals July 11-15

Hosted in conjunction with the Illinois Gold Fastpitch Softball Program

Date: July 11-15
8u & 10u - Games on Friday, Sat, Sunday only
 
 

Entry Fee:  8u = $350   10u = $400          12u to 23u = $500

- $50 gate fee per team made payable to Illinois Gold and turned it at checkin. 
- We will provide assistance for securing hotel blocks for the tournament with local hotels.
- All teams MUST be NAFA registered. (www.NAFASoftball.com for more info)
- Participating teams may also play in NAFA Northern Nationals. 
- Online registration holds your teams spot for 2 weeks until payment is received.
- Teams may earn a berth from one of our qualifying events or petition the Midwest NAFA Director or State Director to receive an At-Large berth.
 

         ** REGISTRATION DEADLINE              JUNE 25, 2018    **

* Refunds provided if a replacement team is found.

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

Loves Park, IL 61111

Coaches Meeting & Team Check-in:

Wednesday, July 11 at 6pm (location TBD)

Items to bring: 
1) Certificate of Insurance
2) Proof of age for players (birth certificate, drivers license, passport)
3) Signed NAFA Roster
4) Completed Skills Competition online form Please complete this by the time of the Coaches meeting
5) Gate fee: $50 payable to Illinois Gold
6) Hotel address & number of rooms if applicable

 

There will be a 2 day player skills camp, coaches clinic, parent information session on college recruiting hosted and led by current and former college coaches on July 10-11 in conjunction with the Midwest NAFA Nationals.  Day 2 the college coaches will coach the players in a scrimmage games.

More details to come including online registration.