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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 jrathe@NAFASoftball.com 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

PO Box 10791
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

 
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 jrathe@nafasoftball.com 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: bfernette@nafasoftball.com https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfL-L388VCCoZpL9aPufiFIMjP497d48hBl7aKDbUzHbtI1BQ/viewform
April 16, 2023 Spring Round Robin B, C N N Y N N N N 3-game guarantee $325 ($250 if received by Feb. 15) Brian Fernette: bfernette@nafasoftball.com https://www.nafasoftball.com/springrr
April 29-30, 2023 Illinois Spring State Open N Y Y Y N N N 5-game guarantee $575 Brian Fernette: bfernette@nafasoftball.com https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftll3MOHz8ZSlaX94qXfUsmmOaafpI0tNjApNgklove3dGAQ/viewform
May 6, 2023 May Round Robin C N Y Y Y N N N 3-game guarantee $325 ($275 if received by Feb. 15) Brian Fernette: bfernette@nafasoftball.com https://www.nafasoftball.com/mayrr
May 19-21, 2023 Swing For The Ring B, C N Y Y Y N N N 4-game guarantee $475 (10U), $575 (12U-14U) Jim Schultze: jschulze09@gmail.com https://tourneymachine.com/Public/Results/Tournament.aspx?IDTournament=h20221029155344898a3d4ad602b9847
May 27-28, 2023 Northern ICE Memorial Day Classic Open N Y Y Y N N N 4-game guarantee $650 Steve Kram: northernICEtd@yahoo.com https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXnvNgYohW_jYitZVp9yISvb_g5HPvS42QuyTrNTGMVS1jUA/viewform
June 2-4, 2023 Elgin Heat Classic Open N Y Y Y Y Y N 4-game guarantee $575 Steve Cooper: heatcoachcoop@aol.com https://www.elginheatsoftball.org/registration
June 9-11, 2023 Illinois Summer Kickoff Open N Y Y Y Y Y N 6-game guarantee $575 Brian Fernette: bfernette@nafasoftball.com https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc28lenXORMteQmSvGalEa9pg7utFey5vx7dpbVdbWtXvx8Dg/viewform
June 23-25, 2023 Storm Dayz Open N Y Y Y Y Y N 4-game guarantee $560 plus $125 parking fee Steve Heide: 847-542-1482 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LzIhM-8xN0KplOlAb89u-871ijC8nCiv8sfsBDQx62c/viewform?edit_requested=true
June 30-July 2, 2023 Illinois Summer Showcase Open N N N Y Y Y N 5-game guarantee $600 Brian Fernette: bfernette@nafasoftball.com https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeKtoPLQ2yQTxFg9aMxxeS4bf2RPCjIb8isvDIUVwKvwe0nA/viewform
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: jrathe@nafasoftball.com
Midwest NAFA Nationals Online Registration
July 20-23, 2023 Dottie's Diamonds Tournament Open N N N N Y Y N 3- and 4-game guarantees $595 ($550 early bird) Bob Schmitt: bob@elginimpact.com http://players.elginimpact.com/