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2023 NAFA Midwest/Northern Nationals Dates

Dates for the 2023 Midwest and Northern NAFA Nationals

Midwest (Rockford, IL /Janesville, WI) - July 12-16, 2023
Registration for 2023 is available now (click link above)
10U & 18U - Janesville, WI (new location)
8U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 19+ - Rockford & Loves Park, IL 

8U: Lexington, MN -- July 22-23, 2023
Teams: 24

10U: Cottage Grove and TBA, MN -- July 20-23, 2023
Teams: 96

12U: Eagan and TBA, MN -- July 20-23, 2023
Teams: 120

14U: Prior Lake/Lakeville -- July 27-30, 2023
Teams: 120

16U: Champlin/Coon Rapids -- July 27-30, 2023
Teams: 120

18U: Eden Prairie/Chaska -- July 27-30, 2023
Teams: 72

19+: Champlin -- July 29-30, 2023
Teams: 16

NCAA Approved Bat List

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

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

2022 NAFA Northern Nationals results

8U Division
1st - Tonka Black; 2nd - Osseo Maple Grove; 3rd - Champlin Park, 4th - Cottage Grove Green 

1st - Wayzata Gold; 2nd - Cottage Grove White; 3rd - Centennial Lakes; 4th - Chaska Purple 

10U Division
1st - Sioux Falls Cyclones Red; 2nd - Kaukauna Black; 3rd - Gallano Trucking & Farm Hurricanes; 4th - ROSA Freeberg

1st - Heat Premier; 2nd - North Iowa Heat; 3rd - Seymour Flames Red; 4th - Sycamore Sycos Black  

1st - Chanhassen Storm; 2nd - Gamblers; 3rd - Willmar; 4th - Andover Black

12U Division
1st - MN Royals; 2nd - Wisconsin Lightning; 3rd - Midwest Speed Schweich; 4th - Mounds View Green

1st - Game On Athletics; 2nd - Rhino Fastpitch; 3rd - Forest Lake Rangers; 4th - Lincoln Rockets '09

1st - Minnetonka Gold; 2nd - Milwaukee Angels; 3rd - Centennial Lakes Wlazlo; 4th - Bloomington Blue Blast 

1st - Apple Valley Fusion Black; 2nd - Champlin Park Gray; 3rd - Andover White; 4th - Eden Prairie Red 

14U Division
1st - Falls Angels; 2nd - MN Moose Orange; 3rd - Ohio Hawks; 4th - Germantown Fastpitch

1st - MN Magic Privette; 2nd - White Bear Lake Bears; 3rd - MN Bombers 12U National; 4th - Wisconsin Redbirds

1st - MN Starters Gold; 2nd - MN Vortex Uittenbogaard; 3rd -  Sycamore Sycos; 4th - Soderville Bengals

1st - Centennial Lakes Johnson; 2nd - MN Waves Beech; 3rd - MN Moose Blue; 4th - Seymour Flames Black

16U Division
1st - Midwest Sluggers '05; 2nd - Brookings Outlaws Kratz; 3rd - Badger Blitz Birling; 4th - Goodview Sandlot

1st - Park Ridge Pistols; 2nd - Caledonia Chaos Kimble; 3rd - Central Wisconsin Edge; 4th - MN SnoCatz Black

1st - Owatonna Crush; 2nd - Clutch Hitters Jensen; 3rd - Seymour Flames Black; 4th - Rock River Stix Gransee

1st - MN Moose White; 2nd - MN ICE Ludden; 3rd - Mendota Heights Gold; 4th - MN Moose Blue; Consolation Champions: Janesville Cyclones; Consolation Runners-Up: Stingers RL

18U Division
1st - MN Elite Rubischko; 2nd - Badger Blitz; 3rd - Kaukauna Ghosts; 4th - TC Blitz

1st - Wisconsin Bandits Gold; 2nd - MN Starters National; 3rd - Windy City Rage; 4th - MN A's Zwack

1st - Mad City Panic; 2nd - Yankton Fury Red; 3rd - Fargo-Moorhead Blaze Blue; 4th - MN Riptide


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.

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