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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 three pool games on Thursday and 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.

$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.

12 U Hotel Information

Tournament Contacts

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director - Northview

Phone: 651-328-7453

Jeff Husom

Site Director - Lexington-Diffley

Phone: 763-670-4544

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 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 Velocity Green Bay Chris Vertz
8 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 (Pending) Plover Nationals Ed Diekhus
13 WI23-12-09 Kaukauna Orange Tony Flores
14 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 (Pending) 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 (Pending) 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 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 (Pending) Midwest Sluggers '11 Malea Marshall
38 (Pending) Winona WinStars Velocity Ann Smolenski
39 (Pending) 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

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