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Illinois NAFA National Qualifying Events

Below is a list of the Illinois NAFA Tournaments and the respective registration information for each event.

Please scroll down for the details and the online registration information for each event.

If you or your organization would like to host a NAFA event, you can contact Jim Rathe and complete this "Host a Tourney Online Form".

NAFA Team Registration

Teams will need to be registered to participate in NAFA Sanctioned events.  There are 2 steps that will need to be completed.

1) Complete the online registration (Online NAFA Team Registration) 

2) Send $30 NAFA Membership fee 

Make check payable to: NAFA Softball

Send to: 

NAFA Softball
Attn: Jim Rathe Midwest Director
2514 Poplar Ave
North St. Paul, MN 55109
Upon receipt and processing, NAFA Team Registration numbers will be posted under NAFA Teams section of the website.

Softball Order Form

NAFA is once again extending the invitation for teams to piggy back their order for Softballs by participating in our bulk discount program.  Sterling is the Official Softball of NAFA Softball.  

 Price per dozen  is $70 plus shipping .

They are available in 11" and 12".  Balls will be stamped with the NAFA logo and the NFHS logo approved for HS play.

Online Softball Order Form

Please direct any questions to Jim Rathe or 847-800-5739

2023 IL NAFA Softball Tournaments

Date Tournament Page Level 8U 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U 19+ Games Entry Fee Tournament Director Online Registration
Jan. 6-8, 2023 Winter Dome Rosemont Open N Y Y Y Y Y N 3-game guarantee $500 ($75 gate fee) Brian Fernette:
April 29-30, 2023 Illinois Spring State Open N Y Y Y N N N 5-game guarantee $575 Brian Fernette:
June 9-11, 2023 Illinois Summer Kickoff Open N Y Y Y Y Y N 6-game guarantee $575 Brian Fernette:
June 30-July 2, 2023 Illinois Summer Showcase Open N N N Y Y Y N 5-game guarantee $600 Brian Fernette:
July 12-16, 2023 23 Midwest NAFA Nationals Open Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 5-game guarantee $675 ($200 gate fee) Jim Rathe:
Midwest NAFA Nationals Online Registration