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2021 Northern NAFA Nationals

NAFA Cottage Grove MN 8U National Tournament 2021

July 24/Pool Play (2 games)

July 25/Bracket Play (guaranteed 2 games)

4-game guarantee, 24 teams
Bracket: Gold, Silver and Bronze

Fields: Cottage Grove Middle School

$200 registration fee payable to NAFA. Four-game guarantee.

Gate fee $50 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to CGAA Softball on first day.

We are hoping to bring back opening ceremonies, gift bags and pin trading for 2021. 8U would have its own separate event midday on July 24.


8U Champions: Farmington Orange

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director

Phone: 651-328-7453

2020 8U FINAL Brackets

GOLD: Farmington Orange SILVER: Belle Plaine Tigers BRONZE: STMA Blue


NAFA Cottage Grove MN 10U National Tournament 2021

Dates: July 22-25

5-game guarantee, 72 teams
Bracket play: Gold, Silver, Bronze

Fields: Lamar Park, Grey Cloud Elementary Fields

$550 registration fee payable to NAFA. Gate fee $200 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to CGAA Softball at coaches meeting.

Single umpire until final four rounds on Sunday; two-man for trophy games and winners bracket finals.

We are hoping for the return of Opening Ceremonies, gift bags and pin trading for 2021.


2020 Gold Champions: Poplar Grove Power of Illinois

2020 10U FINAL Brackets

GOLD: Poplar Grove Power of Illinois SILVER: Mankato Peppers Orange of Minnesota

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director

Phone: 651-328-7453


Fields Layout


NAFA Eagan MN 12U National Tournament 2021

Dates: July 22-25

5-game guarantee, 96 teams
Bracket play: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Fields: Northview Park, Lexington-Diffley Fields

$600 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.

We are hoping for a return of Opening Ceremonies, gift bags and pin trading for 2021.


2020 Gold Champions: Crush Tidal Waves

2020 12U FINAL Results

Gold Division: Champions: Crush Tidal Wave of Illinois Runner-up: MN Bombers of Minnesota Third Place: Midwest Power Rumpca of Minnesota Fourth Place: Champlin Park Navy of Minnesota Silver Division: Champions: Cottage Grove Green of Minnesota Runner-up: Lakeville Lightning of Minnesota Third Place: Excelsior Wave of Minnesota Fourth Place: Sandpipers of Wisconsin

Todd Krenz

Tournament Director - Lex-Diffley

Phone: 952-292-7493

Jeff Husom

Site Director - Northview

Phone: 763-670-4544

Fields Layout


NAFA Prior Lake & Lakeville MN 14U National Tournament 2021

Dates: July 29-August 1

5-game guarantee, 128 teams
* Bracket play: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Fields: The Ponds (Prior Lake) and Aronson Park (Lakeville)

$600 registration fee payable to NAFA. Gate fee $200 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to Prior Lake Athletics for Youth (PLAY) before first game. 

Two-man umpire crews for all pool and bracket games.

We are hoping for the return of Opening Ceremonies, gift bags and pin trading for 2021.


2020 Gold Champions: South Dakota Premier

2020 14U FINAL Brackets

GOLD: South Dakota Premier SILVER: Midwest Speed 13U BRONZE: Northern Ice NXT of Illinois

Todd Krenz

Tournament Director - Prior Lake

Phone: 952-292-7493

Cliff Whitson

Site Director - Lakeville

Phone: 651-295-0228

Fields Layout


NAFA Champlin & Coon Rapids MN 16U National Tournament 2021

Dates: July 29-August 1

5-game guarantee, 96 teams
Bracket play: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Fields: Champlin Park High School in Champlin, Sand Creek in Coon Rapids

$600 registration fee payable to NAFA. Gate fee $200 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to Champlin Park at coaches meeting.

Two-man umpire crews for all pool and bracket games.

We are hoping for the return of Opening Ceremonies, gift bags and pin trading for 2021.


2020 Gold Champions: MN Starters Smyth

2020 16U FINAL Brackets

GOLD: MN Starters Smyth SILVER: SE Flyers Green BRONZE: AHQ Fastpitch

Jim Rathe

Midwest NAFA Director/Tournament Director - Coon Rapids

Phone: 847-800-5739

Jeff Husom

Site Director - Champlin

Phone: 763-670-4544

Fields Layout



2020 Gold Champions: Rock River Stix

NAFA 18U National Tournament 2021 Eden Prairie

Dates: July 29-August 1

5-game guarantee, 48 teams
Bracket: Gold, Silver

Fields:
Miller Park

$600 registration fee payable to NAFA. Gate fee $200 per team paid to Eden Prairie Softball used to pay for field rental and field maintenance.

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director

Phone: 651-328-7453

Fields Layout


2020 18U FINAL Brackets

GOLD: Rock River Stix of Wisconsin SILVER: Everest Fastpitch of Wisconsin


NAFA Lexington MN 19+ National Tournament 2021

Dates: July 31-August 1

4-game guarantee, 16 teams
Bracket play: Gold, Silver

Fields: Lexington Memorial Park, Lexington, MN

$400 registration fee payable to NAFA. Gate fee $100 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to Centennial Lakes Fastpitch at check-in.

Teams Registered

Number of Teams NAFA REG # Team Name Coach Name Registration Paid
1 MN Starters Smyth Erika Smyth

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Booking Your Hotel Stay

NAFA National Tournament Host Hotels. We strongly encourage you set up a team block at a participating hotel as soon as possible as rooms fill fast.  Our hotel team works closely with hotels to ensure they remain in business and can accommodate the needs of each team.

NAFA has made every effort to ensure your team’s trip to attend our NAFA National tournaments 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 over 50 participating “Host” hotels choose the link below for each age bracket. 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 additional support in booking your team(s) hotels contact our hotel coordinators at House My Team (844) 898-6346.

Click HERE for the host hotels for Midwest NAFA Nationals - Rockford, IL

Click HERE for the host hotels for Northern NAFA Nationals 8U & 10U - Cottage Grove

Click HERE for the host hotels for Northern NAFA Nationals 12U - Eagan

Click HERE for the host hotels for Northern NAFA Nationals 14U - Prior Lake/Lakeville

Click HERE for the host hotels for Northern NAFA Nationals 16U/19U+ - Champlin Park/Coon Rapids/Lexington

Click HERE for the host hotels for Northern NAFA Nationals 18U - Eden Prairie

 

How to Qualify for NAFA Northern Nationals

1) Teams that place 1st and 2nd in their respective division in NAFA sanctioned events receive a berth to attend NAFA Nationals. A list of those tournaments are available on the tournaments page

* Some tournaments may provide additional berths beyond 1st and 2nd place.*

2a) Top four finishing teams in the Tri-County and Big West league tournaments ("A" and "B") automatically qualify (MN Teams).

2b) Top four finishing teams in the Northern IL fall NAFA league receive berths to attend NAFA Nationals.

3) All participating teams from the NAFA College Exposure tournaments receive berths to attend NAFA Nationals.

4) State, Regional, and National Directors may provide "At Large" berths to teams to attend Nationals.  Find your director.

** Receiving a berth means you have met all obligations to be able to register / qualify for nationals.  Teams are still responsible for the associated entry and gate fee.


NAFA Sanctioning Procedure

1) Complete the online registration (Online NAFA Team Registration) or mail the PDF registration form. ALL national event participating teams must be sanctioned through NAFA.

2) Send $30 NAFA Membership fee per team. Organizations can send as a group check.

Make check payable to: NAFA Softball

Send to: 
NAFA Softball
2514 Poplar Ave
North St Paul, MN 55109