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2023 Midwest NAFA Nationals

Midwest NAFA Nationals 2023

Dates: July 12-16, 2023

5 game guarantee (weather permitting)

Wednesday July 12:
- College Coaches Skills Camp (available to all attending teams/athletes led by 8-time consecutive National Champions Rock Valley College Staff and other College Coaches)
- All teams & All ages Skills Competition
- Coaches & Officials Meeting
- Coaches & Officials 16" clincher (you pick em) 3 inning round robin
Thursday, July 13:
- Pool Play begins
Friday, July 14: 
- Games Continue
Saturday, July 15:
- Games Continue
Sunday, July 16:
- Championship Sunday, Games Conclude


2021 Midwest NAFA Nationals Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament

2022 Midwest NAFA Nationals

2022 Skills Competition Winners

Home Run Derby (1 player per team) 
8u - Maya Duerst - Stateline Fury
10u - Lucy Eichholz - Gallano Trucking Hurricanes
12u - Mackenzie Shere - Midwest Aftershock SD.
Lexi Eich - Stateline Fury Black
14u - Sam Rucker - Chaos.
16u - Kaitlyn Williams - KV Storm.
18u - Olivia Ving - Sycamore Sycos


Throwing for Accuracy (1 player per team)
8u - Madison Schiffner - IL Sluggers.
10u - Isabel Carlson - MSP Stars
12u - Leia Baran - Barrington Bandits.
14u - Leah Hearly - Polar Bear Fastpitch.
16u - Ashley Gricius - Park Ridge Pistols.
18u - Haley Von Schnage - Sycamore Sycos


Speed Around the Bases (4 player team)

8u - Sara Soyugenc, Jenna Malek, Zoe Weinmeann, Emily Lowe - IL Sluggers.

10u - Avery Benzel, Lucy Eichholz, Arianna Tobin, Emily Thoreson - Gallano Trucking Hurricanes

12u - Sydney Hawn, Madeline McMahon Jessica Hedger, Autumn Aliff - Grayslake Pride.

14u - Sydney Myles, Lilly Zunco, Ellie Peck, Bella Jacobs - Sycamore Sycos.

16u - Angela Mazukelli, Ryan Mullarkey, Genciana Ortiz, Mackenzie Bickhaus, - Park Ridge Pistols.

18u - Jaly Polichrowski, Megan Gates, Vayren Gates, Grace Carey - Sycamore Sycos

Around the Horn (6 players per team)

8u - Elora Klein, Bryn Swift, Casey Holtz, Kenzie Osborne, Jenna Marie Hilton, Maya Duerst - Stateline Fury

10u - Abby Branom, Cali Schmidt, Lucy Eichholz, Lilly Bryan, Bryanna Love, Avery Benzel - Gallano Trucking Hurricanes

12u - Mackenzie Shere, Natalee VanNatta, Miley Dobbs, Keylee VanderPal, Andie Bell, Grace Corl - Midwest Aftershock SD.

14u - Kluck, Lezeano, Schulz, Semrow, Woolley, Klatt - Everest Fastpitch.

16u - Bickner, Asanda, Johnson, Hall, Dierschow, Williams - KV Storm.

18u - Kyra Johnson, Abby Stoffa, Brighten Snodgrass, Haley VonSchnage, Eileen Sheetz, Grace Corey - Sycamore Sycos


Midwest Nationals Hotel information

The host hotels for the Midwest NAFA Nationals

Link for Rockford, IL

Link for Janesville, WI

Brian Fernette

IL State Director / Tournament Director

Phone: 630-728-8646

Jim Rathe

Midwest NAFA Director / National Tournament Director

Phone: 847-800-5739

2023 Softball Complexes

Sports Score One
(12u, 16u)
1288 Elmwood Rd
Rockford, IL 61103


Janesville Youth Sports Complex
(10u, 18u)
100 S Wuthering Hills Dr
Janesville, WI 53546


(8u & 14u)
5045 Torque Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111

Additional complexes may be added

Registered Teams

2021 Midwest NAFA Nationals Final Results

10u Division
1st: Sycamore Sycos
2nd: Huntley Red Raiders
3rd: Soderville Bengals
4th: Starved Rock Bandits
12u Gold Division
1st: Starved Rock Bandits
2nd: DC Royals
3rd: Rage Fastpitch
12u Silver Division
1st: Stateline Fury
2nd: Pro Player Hurricanes
3rd: West Chicago Wildcats
14u Gold Division
1st: Windmills
2nd: Illinois Impact
3rd: Crush Tidal Wave MJ
4th: Downers Grove Rebels
14u Silver Division 
1st: Thunderstix Beach
2nd: Starved Rock Bandits
3rd: Rage Fastpitch
4th: Rock River Stix
16u Gold Division
1st: MN Magic Gold
2nd: ThunderStix BA
3rd: Illinois Impact LG
4th: Wisconsin Redbirds
16u Silver Division
1st: Marengo
2nd: ThunderStix SA
3rd: K Cancer
4th: Illinois Blaze
18u Gold Division
1st: Big Dogs
2nd: Rock River Stix
3rd: Freedom
18u Silver Division
1st: Kishwaukee Valley Storm
2nd: Rockford Extreme
3rd: MN Stars 02

2022 Hotels - Midwest NAFA Nationals

NAFA Tournament Host Hotels. We strongly encourage you set up a team block at a participating hotel as soon as possible as rooms fill fast

NAFA has made every effort to ensure your team’s trip to Rockford IL to attend our NAFA Midwest Nationals tournament are as simplified and economic as possible.  We recommend teams use our online reservation tool for their housing needs. Do Not contact the hotels directly.  For a list of our participating “Host” hotels choose the link below. Our system allows you to Select a Hotel and create a Team block in seconds and our hotel coordinators are available to support you if you have questions or need additional rooms. For support in booking your team(s) hotels contact our hotel coordinators at HMT (844) 898-6346 

Link for Rockford (12u, 18u, 18+)
Hotel blocks for 2022 Rockford Midwest Nationals

Link for Beloit (8u, 10u, 14u, 16u)
Hotel blocks for 2022 Beloit Midwest Nationals