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12u Northern NAFA Nationals

NAFA Eagan & Mendota Heights MN 12U National Tournament 2023

Dates: July 20-23, 2023

Format: 5-game guarantee, 128 teams
* All teams will play two pool games on Thursday and one pool game on Friday. Bracket play begins on Friday afternoon. 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 $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 depending on umpire availability.

Parade: Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Eagan High School Football Stadium

Skills Competition: Friday, July 21, 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 at Northview and Lexington-Diffley locations in Eagan for $20. Cash or checks only.

12 U Hotel Information

Tournament Contacts

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director - Northview

Phone: 651-328-7453

Tournament Directors

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

Field Maps

2023 NAFA 12U Northern Nationals

Pool Play: July 20-23, 2023
Bracket Play: July 21-23, 2023

Parade of Teams: July 20, 6:30 p.m. at Eagan High School. 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
1 IL23-12-05 Illinois Lightning Chris Conrad
2 IL23-12-01 Freedom Fastpitch Michelle Hildreth
3 IL23-12-14 Northern ICE '11 Steve Kram
4 WI23-12-14 Milwaukee Angels Johnsen Brian Johnsen
5 WI23-12-10 ISA Royal Jenna Woepse
6 WI23-12-01 Kaukauna Ghosts Black Travis DeValk
7 WI23-12-36 Velocity Green Bay Elizabeth Wesoloski
8 IL23-12-46 Freeport Thunderstix Justin Ferguson
9 WI23-12-15 Milwaukee Angels Kreiser Emyli Kreiser
10 WI23-12-06 Rock River Stix Schopen Dashal Schopen
11 WI23-12-07 Rock River Stix Baker Bruce Baker
12 WI23-12-24 Plover Nationals Ed Diekhus
13 WI23-12-09 Kaukauna Orange Tony Flores
14 WI23-12-42 Madison Revolution Chris Sipe
15 Farmington Orange Jeff Buck
16 IL23-12-07 Kishwaukee Valley Storm Shay Butler
17 WI23-12-16 Johnson Creek Yellow Jackets Brian Statz
18 WI23-12-43 Rhino Wisconsin Tom Hervey
19 IL23-12-16 Yorkville Foxes Brad Jensen
20 WI23-12-11 Kimberly Black Kasey Wroblewski
21 MN23-12-01 MN Force Beaulieu Olivia Beaulieu
22 MN23-12-05 MN Waves Schellhammer Meghan Schellhammer
23 WI23-12-46 WI Fear Fastpitch Delaney Welson
24 MN23-12-06 Midwest Speed Kraml Chad Kraml
25 MN23-12-07 Midwest Speed Antonson Melinda Antonson
26 WI23-12-18 Mississippi Valley Pride 12U Mesa Heit
27 SD23-12-02 Sioux Falls Panthers Ketsana "Choy" Sayasavanh
28 WI23-12-21 Northwest Lightning Andy Holsclaw
29 WI23-12-17 Wisconsin Bandits Black Scott Krause
30 WI23-12-05 Wisconsin Outlawz Brad Roughen
31 MN23-12-09 St. Croix Boom 12U Mike Benning
32 MN23-12-08 TC Blitz Shane Martin
33 ND23-12-03 West Fargo Fusion Mike Skogen
34 Waukesha Blazers Jimmy Meler
35 WI23-12-13 Polar Bear Fastpitch Black Dan Gassner
36 IL23-12-04 Rockford Extreme Lloyd Rush
37 IA23-12-02 Midwest Sluggers '11 Malea Marshall
38 MN23-12-11 Winona WinStars Velocity Ann Smolenski
39 MN23-12-18 Mankato Peppers Terrell Kelly Terrell
40 MN23-12-02 MN ICE Skibbie '11 Sean Skibbie
41 MN23-12-03 MN ICE 12U Betcher Scott Betcher
42 MN23-12-04 MN ICE 12U Downs/Davis Seth Downs
43 SD23-12-03 South Dakota Nationals John Seitz
44 MN23-12-10 Mendota Heights Gold Tom Stevens
45 SD23-12-04 TSC Aftershock Josh Hohn
46 SD23-12-05 TSC Storm Heather Peacock
47 MN23-12-12 Cottage Grove Green Matt Kerttula
48 WI23-12-03 Sandpipers 11U Kayla Thompson
49 WI23-12-25 Seymour Flames Gray Kari Guth
50 WI23-12-26 Seymour Flames Red Patrick Sullivan
51 WI23-12-27 Seymour Flames Black Eric Wedemeyer
52 MN23-12-14 MN Moose Dan Johnson
53 MN23-12-13 12U Starters/Catalyst Brooke Otterstatter
54 WI23-12-04 Sandpipers '10 Chad Oberle
55 MN23-12-25 Oakdale Titans Jeremy Hackman
56 WI23-12-19 WI Lightning 12U Futures 2029 Jason Sturino
57 SD23-12-01 South Dakota Players Grace Glanzer
58 MN23-12-16 MN Bombers 12U National Kevin Casper
59 MN Magic Gold 12U Tony Young
60 SD23-12-06 Sanford Sports Red Ed Whiting
61 MN23-12-19 Shakopee Black Matt Hanson
62 ND23-12-01 Dickinson Diamonds Dallis Mitchell
63 WI23-12-44 Twin Ports Rampage Gabby Gidley
64 WI23-12-40 Baldwin-Woodville Jake Freese
65 MN23-12-28 Woodbury Wise Tony Wise
66 MN23-12-26 Eagan Green John Christenson
67 MN23-12-24 Eagan Blue Chris Parnell
68 MN23-12-34 White Bear Lake Bears Swen Pearson
69 MN23-12-29 Woodbury Royals Elite Chris Kirchoff
70 MN23-12-35 Hastings Blue Adam McNamara
71 (Pending) Chippewa Valley Raptors Navy Michael Sutherland
72 MN23-12-33 Wayzata White Pete Lloyd
73 ND23-12-02 Mandan Nitro Mike Dannenfelzer
74 MN23-12-22 Mankato Peppers Ray Marty Ray
75 MN23-12-36 St. Francis Saints Branden Syvock
76 MN23-12-31 Wayzata Blue Becky Ivory
77 Lakeville Lightning Black Travis Brown
78 MN23-12-38 MVSA Green Jordan Pearson
79 MN23-12-37 Centennial Lakes Johnson Rachel Johnson
80 (Pending) Chicago Bombers Todd Shraiberg
81 Woodbury Decaire Mike Decaire
82 IA23-12-03 Sioux City Futures 12U Drew Bourne
83 MN23-12-30 Tonka Steinwand Jesse Steinwand
84 MN23-12-40 Waite Park Brian Mathiasen
85 MN23-12-39 Sartell Swarm Blue Joe Ludwig
86 (Pending) Minnesota Renegades National Shawn Wooten
87 MN23-12-32 Chanhassen Storm George Kockler
88 (Pending) Belle Plaine Black Scott Riepe
89 (Pending) St. Louis Park Black Annabelle Shutte
90 (Pending) Rosemount Gold Doug Kasper
91 (Pending) Wayzata Gold Tim Lyons

Looking back at the 2022 tournament

2022 NAFA Northern Nationals 12U Pools & Brackets


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

Skills Competition: 2022

Speed Contest (4 runners, home to first base)
1st: Wisconsin Lightning, 10.95 seconds
2nd: Lincoln Rockets '09, 11.24 seconds
3rd: Minnetonka Gold, 11.33 seconds

Throwing Contest (4 fielders, around the horn)
1st: Wisconsin Lightning I, 6.0 seconds
2nd: Wisconsin Lightning II, 6.38 seconds
3rd: Hastings Blue, 6.43 seconds

Hitting Contest
Winners: Izzie Hoffman, Chaska Gold; Quinn Skoraczewski, Wisconsin Lightning; McTague, Hastings Blue