NAFA will continue to use Dec. 31 as the cut-off for age eligibility for the 2024 softball season.
|Birth Year||Age Group|
|2015, 2016, 2017||8U|
NOTE: NAFA Northern Nationals, because it is hosted in a state (Minnesota) where many community teams are governed by USA Softball, will have an allowance for players born between Aug. 31 and Dec. 31. Those players that compete at an allowed age group in their league will be allowed to participate at Northern Nationals with their team.
Dates for the 2024 Midwest and Northern NAFA Nationals
Midwest (Rockford, IL /Janesville, WI) - July 11-14, 2024
10U & 18U - Janesville, WI
8U, 12U, 14U, 16U - Rockford & Loves Park, IL
12U: Eagan/Mendota Heights, MN -- July 18-21, 2024
14U: Prior Lake/Lakeville -- July 25-28, 2024
16U: Champlin/Coon Rapids -- July 25-28, 2024
18U: Eden Prairie/Chaska -- July 25-28, 2024
We continue to add more tournaments and leagues for your teams to participate and to qualify for the 2023 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).
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 Midwest NAFA Nationals - Janesville, WI
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.