We are excited to announce dates for the 2021 Midwest and Northern National events in Illinois and Minnesota. Thank you to teams that participated in 2020 -- it was one crazy year -- we are hoping for a return to more normal in 2021.
Midwest (Rockford/Beloit) - July 15-18, 2021
8U/10U/12U/14U/16U/18U/19+ age brackets
12U: Eagan -- July 22-25, 2021
Max teams: 103
14U: Prior Lake/Lakeville -- July 29-Aug. 1, 2021 - FULL
Max teams: 108
16U: Champlin/Coon Rapids -- July 29-Aug. 1, 2021 - FULL
Max teams: 90
18U: Eden Prairie/Chaska -- July 29-Aug. 1, 2021 - FULL
Max teams: 62
19+: Lexington -- July 31-Aug. 1, 2021
Max teams: 16
Tournament canceled for 2021; we will be hosting this tournament with an expanded look in 2022. Stay tuned!
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.
Champions: Tonka Gold
Runner-Up: STMA Blue
Third Place: Hopkins Silver
Champions: Eagan Rannow
Runner-Up: Becker Blast
Third Place: Centennial Lakes
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
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
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.
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.