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8u Northern NAFA Nationals

NAFA Lexington MN 8U National Tournament 2023

July 22/Pool Play (2 games)
* Game times: 8, 9:15, 10:30, and 11:45 a.m.; 2:30, 3:45, 5, and 6:15 p.m.

July 23/Bracket Play (guaranteed 2 games)
* Games begin at 8 a.m. All three championships at 6:15 p.m.

4-game guarantee, 24 teams
Brackets: Gold, Silver, Bronze

Fields: Lexington Memorial Park

$250 registration fee payable to NAFA.

Gate fee $100 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to Centennial Lakes Softball on first day.

8U Parade of Teams: Saturday, July 22 at 1 p.m.

Gift Exchange: first pool play opponent ($10-12 max per bag)

Pin Trading: optional

Online Registration: Closed

Online Registration for the 8U Northern NAFA Nationals

We are excited to host the 8U Nationals in Circle Pines/Lexington!

2022 8U Gold Champions: Minnetonka Gold

Fields & Tournament Information

8 U Hotel Information

Tournament Contacts

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director

Phone: 651-328-7453

Pat Mahr

8U Tournament Director

Phone: 651-357-2742

Field Locations

2023 NAFA Northern Nationals 8U Pools and Brackets

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2023 NAFA 8U Northern Nationals

Pool Play: July 22, 2022
Bracket Play: July 23, 2022

Parade of Teams: July 22, 1 p.m. at Lexington Memorial Park. Teams dress up with a theme, or matching outfits. Some teams choose to wear uniforms with poster board signs.

Pin Trading: Optional -- 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. I 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 WI23-08-01 Hallie Elite Navy Eric Stelter
2 MN23-08-02 Mankato Peppers Orange Erick Ubongen
3 WI23-08-03 Sandpipers 8U Mike Murphy
4 IL23-08-02 Crush Tidal Wave Paul Forth
5 MN23-08-01 Cottage Grove White Chad Weise
6 MN23-08-14 Burnsville Blaze Nate Durant
7 WI23-08-06 Hudson White Nicholas Korent
8 MN23-08-03 Farmington Keeler Adam Keeler
9 MN23-08-04 Champlin Park Navy Nate Stulc
10 MN23-08-05 Champlin Park Silver Lindsay Haley
11 MN23-08-06 Zimmerman Thunder Karla Johnson
12 MN23-08-07 Tonka Price Brandon Price
13 MN23-08-15 Orono Blue Ryan Hart
14 MN23-08-08 Tonka Sullivan Tom Sullivan
15 MN23-08-09 Chaska Gold Adam Botz
16 MN23-08-10 Chaska Black Ross Peterson
17 Waite Park Hillary Johnson
18 MN23-08-11 STMA White Mike Marsh
19 MN23-08-16 Centennial Lakes Brock Lautenschlager
20 MN23-08-19 Cottage Grove Green Erin Terry
21 MN23-08-17 Champlin Park White Dustin Hanly
22 MN23-08-12 Wayzata White Mike O'Neil
23 MN23-08-13 Apple Valley Fusion Nancy Slinger
24 MN23-08-18 Hot Shots Afton Schiller

2022 NAFA Northern Nationals 8U Pools & Brackets

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