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12u Northern NAFA Nationals

NAFA Eagan & Mendota Heights MN 12U National Tournament 2024

Dates: July 18-21, 2024

Format: 5-game guarantee, 128 teams
* All teams are guaranteed to play into Saturday.

Bracket play: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Fields: Northview Park 1-8, Lexington-Diffley Fields 1-6 in Eagan, Harmon Park Fields 1-4 in West St. Paul.

$700 registration fee payable to NAFA. Gate fee PAY AT TOURNAMENT $200 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to Eagan Fastpitch at coaches meeting.

Single umpire for all pool play games; two-man for all bracket games

Parade: Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Eagan High School Softball Stadium

Skills Competition: Friday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northview Park - JV Field on top of the hill

Awards: Top four teams in each bracket; team and individual.

Tournament Apparel: NAFA Northern Nationals T-shirts are on sale all tournament for $20. Cash or checks only.

Online Registration: Open

Online Registration for the 12U Northern NAFA Nationals

We are excited to host the 12U Nationals in Eagan and West St. Paul! Registration is open for the 2024 season!

2023 12U Platinum Champions: MN Waves Schellhammer

Tournament Information

12 U Hotel Information

Tournament Contacts

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director - Northview

Phone: 651-328-7453

Tournament Directors

Eric Kraushar (Northview)
Kyle Field (Lexington-Diffley)
Jeff Husom (Harmon Park)

Field Maps

2024 NAFA 12U Northern Nationals

Pool Play: July 18-19, 2024
Bracket Play: July 19-21, 2024

Parade of Teams: July 18, 6:30 p.m. at Eagan High School Softball Stadium. Teams dress up with a theme, or matching outfits. Some teams choose to wear uniforms with poster board signs. 

Pin Trading: Teams can order pins; girls can trade with other teams during the tournament. Fun opportunity to meet girls from other teams.

Gift Exchange: all teams switch gift bags upon conclusion of their first pool game. Spend no more than $10-12. Think fun. Candy, Dollar Store items, etc. The tournament director will email teams a coach list to coordinate how many players they will need bags for.

Teams Registered

Number of Teams NAFA REG # Team Name Coach Name Registration Paid Qualified
1 IL24-12-07 Sycamore Sycos KP Kelly Person Y Y
2 Farmington Orange Jeff Buck N
3 MN Force Beaulieu Olivia Beaulieu Y
4 WI24-12-36 ISA West Hamburge Tony Hamburge Y Y
5 WI24-12-09 Kaukauna Ghosts Orange Damian Solis Y Y
6 WI24-12-06 ISA - Royal Jenna Woepse Y Y
7 WI24-12-10 Kaukauna Ghosts Black Travis De Valk Y Y
8 MN24-12-01 MN Waves 11U Chris Wilcox Y N/A
9 IL24-12-14 Freedom Fastpitch Michelle Hildreth Y
10 MN24-12-04 MN Waves 12U Alix Donnelly Y N/A
11 WI24-12-01 Rock River Stix Baker Bruce Baker Y Y
12 WI24-12-31 Wisconsin Lightning 2030 Dave Sunden Y Y
13 WI24-12-07 Force Fastpitch Jessica Roembke Y Y
14 WI24-12-32 Milton Wildcats Doug Beeler Y Y
15 WI24-12-40 Velocity 12U Elizabeth Wesoloski Y Y
16 WI24-12-17 Polar Bear Fastpitch Black Troy Hohn Y Y
17 (Pending) Wisconsin Bandits 12U Cieara Peters Y Y
18 WI24-12-22 ESA 12U Futures Blue Brian Johnsen Y Y
19 WI24-12-34 Beloit Rage Scott Huffman Y Y
20 MN24-12-08 Midwest Speed 12U National Antonson Melinda Antonson Y Y
21 WI24-12-25 Kaukauna Ghosts White Scott Vanderloop Y Y
22 MN24-12-05 MN Moose 11U Danette Bird Y N/A
23 MN24-12-06 MN Moose 12U Christian Way Y N/A
24 WI24-12-28 Mississippi Valley Pride Blue Mesa Heit Y Y
25 WI24-12-27 Mississippi Valley Pride White Mesa Heit Y Y
26 WI24-12-33 Twin Ports Rampage Emma Raye Y Y
27 IA24-12-02 Midwest Sluggers '11 Malea Marshall Y
28 WI24-12-29 Seymour Flames Red Josh Pfaff Y Y
29 WI24-12-03 Wisconsin Outlawz 12U Brad Roughen Y Y
30 MN24-12-14 St. Croix Boom Mike Benning Y N/A
31 IL24-12-13 Rockford Xtreme Mike Intravaia Y
32 MN24-12-03 MN ICE 12U National Sean Skibbie Y N/A
33 IL24-12-32 Sycamore Sycos NP Nathan Perez Y Y
34 Milwaukee Angels Blue John Chelstowski Y Y
35 MN24-12-16 Winona WinStars Velocity Adam Pehler Y Y
36 MN24-12-15 Cottage Grove White Theresa Koran Y N
37 IL24-12-33 Windy City Rage 12U Joey Gaiser Y Y
38 WI24-12-24 La Crosse Boys & Girls Club Matt Watson Y Y
39 Mankato Peppers Poehler Grant Poehler N
40 West Fargo Fusion Blue Jamie Compton Y
41 (Pending) Madison Revolution Josh Bacskai Y
42 MN24-12-09 MN Vortex 12U Schlecht Amanda Schlecht Y N/A
43 MN24-12-11 Mankato Habaneros Dan Fredrickson Y N/A
44 MN24-12-02 MN ICE 12U Gold Amy Smith Y N/A
45 MN24-12-17 MN Royals 12U Tim Freeberg Y N/A
46 SD24-12-03 Brandon Valley Venom Brent Hubers Y Y
47 SD24-12-04 Brookings Outlaws Alex DeGroot Y
48 WI24-12-30 Northwest Lightning Ruby Moore Y Y
49 MN24-12-13 Sartell Swarm Blue Joe Ludewig Y N/A
50 (Pending) Mankato Peppers Larson Lexi Larson N
51 IL24-12-06 Crush Tidal Wave 12U Kristie DeBolt Y Y
52 SD24-12-05 TSC Tornadoes 12U Luke Langner Y Y
53 Waite Park Nick Granowski Y N/A
54 IL24-12-44 Windy City Rage 11U Tanya Lazaro Y
55 (Pending) Woodbury Royals Elite Tony Wise N
56 SD24-12-01 South Dakota Players 11U Kylie Madrid Y Y
57 SD24-12-02 South Dakota Players 12U Grace Glanzer Y Y
58 Mankato Peppers Jacobs Abby Jacobs N
59 MN24-12-18 TC Blitz Shane Martin Y N/A
60 MN24-12-10 Mission 12U Gold Claire Bentfield N/A
61 WI24-12-26 New Berlin Magic Red Stan Zurawski Y Y
62 IL24-12-08 Poplar Grove Power 11U John Rossato Y Y
63 (Pending) Bloomington Blast Blue Liz Walker N
64 WI24-12-39 Baldwin Woodville Hawks Jake Freese Y N
65 (Pending) Eagan Blue John Christenson Y Y (Host)
66 MN24-12-19 East Ridge Gold Guy Hartwig Y N
67 MN24-12-21 TRAA Warriors Gold Tom Stevens Y N
68 MN24-12-22 TRAA Warriors Red Mark Mesa Y N
69 MN24-12-23 TRAA Warriors Black Chris Riba Y N
70 KY24-12-01 KAOS Fastpitch Bill Becker Y Y
71 Oakdale Brent Buckley N
72 MN24-12-20 ROSA Blue Erica Blair Y
73 Eagan White Joe Rannow Y Y (Host)
74 (Pending) Eagan Green Cory Kanz Y Y (Host)
75 (Pending) Rosemount Gold Matt Chappuis N
76 (Pending) Hudson Navy Eugene Hofbauer

Looking back at the 2023 tournament

* Record-breaking 136 teams

* States represented: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota

* Harmon Park in West St. Paul was added

2023 NAFA Northern Nationals 12U Pools & Brackets


1st - MN Waves Schellhammer; 2nd - Midwest Speed Antonson; 3rd - Johnson Creek Yellow Jackets; 4th - MN Force Beaulieu

1st - Cambridge-Isanti; 2nd - South Dakota Players; 3rd - Plover Nationals; 4th - Chippewa Valley Raptors

1st - Belle Plaine Black; 2nd - Freedom Fastpitch; 3rd - Centennial Lakes Johnson; 4th - West Fargo United

1st - Rockford Extreme; 2nd - Gamblers Mask; 3rd - New Ulm Red; 4th - Willmar Velocity