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2022 NAFA Midwest/Northern Nationals

Dates for the 2022 Midwest and Northern NAFA Nationals

Midwest (Rockford/Beloit) - July 14-17, 2022
8U/10U/12U/14U/16U/18U/19+ age brackets

8U: Lexington, MN -- July 23-24, 2022
Teams: 24

10U: Cottage Grove, MN -- July 21-24, 2022
Teams: 96

12U: Eagan, MN -- July 21-24, 2022
Teams: 104

14U: Prior Lake/Lakeville -- July 28-31, 2022
Teams: 112

16U: Champlin/Coon Rapids -- July 28-31, 2022
Teams: 112

18U: Eden Prairie/Chaska -- July 28-31, 2022
Teams: 64

19+: Champlin -- July 30-31, 2022
Teams: 24

Winter & Summer 2022 Tournaments

We continue to add more tournaments and leagues for your teams to participate and to qualify for the 2022 Midwest and Northern NAFA Nationals.  Quick links are provided below.  Teams are allowed to participate across state lines.  We also have 2 College Exposure tournaments in October (IL and WI).

IL NAFA Tournaments

MN NAFA Tournaments

WI NAFA Tournaments

Booking Your Hotel Stay

NAFA National Tournament Host Hotels. We strongly encourage you set up a team block at a participating hotel as soon as possible as rooms fill fast.  Our hotel team works closely with hotels to ensure they remain in business and can accommodate the needs of each team.

NAFA has made every effort to ensure your team’s trip to attend our NAFA National tournaments are as simplified and economic as possible. We recommend teams use our online reservation tool for their housing needs. Do not contact the hotels directly.

For a list of our over 50 participating “Host” hotels choose the link below for each age bracket. Our system allows you to Select a Hotel and Create a Team block in seconds and our hotel coordinators are available to support you if you have questions or need additional rooms.

For additional support in booking your team(s) hotels contact our hotel coordinators at House My Team (844) 898-6346.

Click HERE for the host hotels for Midwest NAFA Nationals - Rockford, IL

Click HERE for the host hotels for Northern NAFA Nationals 10U - Cottage Grove

Click HERE for the host hotels for Northern NAFA Nationals 12U - Eagan

Click HERE for the host hotels for Northern NAFA Nationals 14U - Prior Lake/Lakeville

Click HERE for the host hotels for Northern NAFA Nationals 16U/19U+ - Champlin Park/Coon Rapids

Click HERE for the host hotels for Northern NAFA Nationals 18U - Eden Prairie/Chaska

2021 NAFA Northern Nationals results

8U Division:
Champions: Tonka Gold
Runner-Up: STMA Blue
Third Place: Hopkins Silver

Champions: Eagan Rannow
Runner-Up: Becker Blast
Third Place: Centennial Lakes


10U Division:
Champions: Nebraska Firecrackers
Runner-Up: Crush Tidal Wave
Third Place: Forest Lake Rangers
Fourth Place: Lakeville Lightning

Champions: Hastings Blue
Runner-Up: Cottage Grove Green
Third Place: Shakopee Black
Fourth Place: Centennial Lakes Weinhold

Champions: Mounds View Mustangs
Runner-Up: Eden Prairie Liu/Jensen
Third Place: Mendota Heights Gold
Fourth Place: 612 Navy


12U Division:
Champions: Minnesota Renegades
Runner-Up: Champlin Park Navy
Third Place: Nebraska Echoes
Fourth Place: South Dakota Impact

Champions: Minnesota Dynamite
Runner-Up: White Bear Lakes Bears
Third Place: Sioux Falls Cyclones
Fourth Place: Andover Huskies

Champions: Polar Bear Fastpitch
Runner-Up: Wisconsin Fear Fastpitch
Third Place: TC Blitz
Fourth Place: Mississippi Valley Pride

Champions: Apple Valley Fusion Scholz
Runner-Up: Oakdale Black
Third Place: TSC Tsunami
Fourth Place: Prior Lake Gold


14U Division:
Champion: JBA Clutch Fastpitch
Runner-Up: Wisconsin Fear Fastpitch
Third Place: Midwest Speed Thomas
Fourth Place: Mankato Peppers

Champion: Nebraska Firecrackers
Runner-Up: Thundercat Softball Brazelton
Third Place: North Iowa Heat
Fourth Place: MN Bombers

Champion: Park Ridge Pistols Blue
Runner-Up: MN Vortex Bergh
Third Place: Seymour Flames Grey
Fourth Place: Mississippi Valley Pride

Champion: Faribault Fury
Runner-Up: Midwest Power Ly
Third Place: Mission 07
Fourth Place: MN Stix


16U Division:
Champion: MN A's Denhartog
Runner-Up: North Iowa Heat
Third Place: Park Ridge Pistols
Fourth Place: Badger Blitz Ellestad

Champion: MN A's Leicht
Runner-Up: Wisconsin Wicked
Third Place: Wi5Diamonds
Fourth Place: Falls Angels Red

Champion: Wisconsin Redbirds Red
Runner-Up: Mankato Peppers Orange
Third Place: Wisconsin Redbirds Grey
Fourth Place: Fargo-Moorhead Blaze

Champion: MN Force McCloud
Runner-Up: River City Rage
Third Place: Diamond Divas Yellow
Fourth Place: Woodbury Royals


18U Division:
Champions: WI5Diamonds
Runner-Up: Badger Blitz Barreau
Third Place: South Dakota Phoenix
Fourth Place: Big Dogs BMF

Champions: Wisconsin Bandits
Runner-Up: Clutch Hitters Graf
Third Place: Starved Rock Bandits
Fourth Place: MN Twisters Red

Champions: MN A's Zwack
Runner-Up: Kishwaukee Valley Storm
Third Place: SW Wisconsin All-Stars
Fourth Place: STiks Academy


2021 Midwest NAFA Nationals results

10u Division
1st: Sycamore Sycos
2nd: Huntley Red Raiders
3rd: Soderville Bengals
4th: Starved Rock Bandits
12u Gold Division
1st: Starved Rock Bandits
2nd: DC Royals
3rd: Rage Fastpitch
12u Silver Division
1st: Stateline Fury
2nd: Pro Player Hurricanes
3rd: West Chicago Wildcats
14u Gold Division
1st: Windmills
2nd: Illinois Impact
3rd: Crush Tidal Wave MJ
4th: Downers Grove Rebels
14u Silver Division 
1st: Thunderstix Beach
2nd: Starved Rock Bandits
3rd: Rage Fastpitch
4th: Rock River Stix
16u Gold Division
1st: MN Magic Gold
2nd: ThunderStix BA
3rd: Illinois Impact LG
4th: Wisconsin Redbirds
16u Silver Division
1st: Marengo
2nd: ThunderStix SA
3rd: K Cancer
4th: Illinois Blaze
18u Gold Division
1st: Big Dogs
2nd: Rock River Stix
3rd: Freedom
18u Silver Division
1st: Kishwaukee Valley Storm
2nd: Rockford Extreme
3rd: MN Stars 02

Filling Out Your Roster

The below roster is the official roster to be used at NAFA Nationals and NAFA qualifiers.

We suggest after completing, make a few extra copies to keep with your player birth certificates.

NCAA Approved Bat List

Wondering if your bat is allowed for play at a NAFA Tournament? If it is NCAA approved, you're fine!

NAFA Softball: Why we play

Eric Kraushar, NAFA Minnesota State Director, a journalist in the west metro, penned a column on the NAFA experience for our Eden Prairie and Chaska host sites.

Please give it a read.

A Special Piece In The Heart