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2020 Northern NAFA Nationals

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Booking Your Hotel Stay

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 the Twin Cities to attend our NAFA Northern Nationals 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 HMT (844) 898-6346.

10U - http://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=30619

12U - http://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=30621

14U - http://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=30619

16U - http://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=30620

18U - http://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=30619


How to Qualify for NAFA Northern Nationals

1) Those that place in the top two in bracket play (Gold/Silver) at NAFA sanctioned events are guaranteed entry into the tournament. A list of those tournaments are available up top in the "Tournaments" tab.

2) Top four finishing teams at Tri-County and Big West league tournaments ("A" and "B") automatically qualify as well.

3) All 10U and 12U "A" MN league teams can petition for entry by e-mailing Minnesota State Director Eric Kraushar at scotfan13@hotmail.com. Participating in at least one NAFA event is preferred.

4) State Directors may provide "At Large" berths to teams to attend Nationals.

5) Additional interested teams, please contact Eric Kraushar ekraushar@NAFASoftball.com or Jim Rathe jrathe@NAFASoftball.com


NAFA Sanctioning Procedure

1) Complete the online registration (Online NAFA Team Registration) or mail the PDF registration form.

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
 
Minnesota teams can participate in the Midwest NAFA Nationals July 15-19, 2020,

Attn: Tournament Directors

Below is printable NAFA National berth form for tournaments to hand out at the completion of your event. Present teams at the medal ceremonies, offering them a spot to play at the July national events.


NAFA Cottage Grove MN 8U National Tournament 2020

July 25/Pool Play (2 games)

July 26/Bracket Play (guaranteed 2 games)

Fields: Cottage Grove Middle School

$150 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.

Opening Ceremonies will be at Park High School Stadium at 6pm on July 23. All 8U teams are invited to participate. Please note throwing of candy is prohibited from the parade.

Online Registration


Inaugural 8U Champions: Lakeville

8/10 U Hotel Information

2019 8U FINAL Brackets

GOLD: Lakeville (1st), Rosemount (2nd) SILVER: Chaska (1st), Belle Plaine (2nd)

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director

Phone: 651-328-7453


NAFA Cottage Grove MN 10U National Tournament 2020

July 22/Coaches check-in 7PM at River Oaks Golf Course
11099 South Highway 61
Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55016

July 23/Pool play begins at 8AM. Double elimination bracket championship ends on July 26

Fields: Lamar Park, Grey Cloud Elementary Fields

$550 registration fee payable to NAFA . Five-game minimum guarantee

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

Opening Ceremonies will be at Park High School Stadium at 6pm on July 23. Please note throwing of candy is prohibited from the parade.

2018 Gold Champions: Windmills Blue of Illinois

2019 Gold Champions: Nebraska Gold of Omaha

Registration Open: Jan. 1

10 U Hotel Information

2019 10U FINAL Brackets

GOLD: Nebraska Gold (1st), Farmington Orange (2nd), Champlin Park Navy (3rd), Rosemount Gold (4th) SILVER: Soderville Beckman (1st), Forest Lake Rangers (2nd), Prior Lake White (3rd), Andover Angellotti (4th) BRONZE: Anoka-Ramsey Maroon (1st), St. Louis Park Orioles (2nd), Farmington Red (3rd), Seymour Flames (4th)

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director

Phone: 651-328-7453


NAFA Eagan MN 12U National Tournament 2020

July 15/Coaches check-in 7PM
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124

July 16/Pool play begins at 8AM

Double elimination bracket championship ends on July 19

Fields: Northview Park, Lexington-Diffley Fields

$575 registration fee payable to NAFA . Five-game minimum guarantee

Gate fee $200 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to Eagan Fastpitch at coaches meeting.

Opening Ceremonies are at the Eagan High School football stadium. 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16. Line-up at 5:30 p.m.


2019 Platinum Champions: Kaukauna Ghosts Black

Registration Open: Jan. 1

2019 12U FINAL Results

PLATINUM: Kaukauna Ghost Black (1st) South Dakota Premier (2nd), Windmills Blue (3rd), Rosemount Gold (4th) GOLD: Polar Bear Fastpitch (1st), Twin Ports Rampage (2nd), Rochester Riot (3rd), Soderville Vogel (4th) SILVER: Farmington Black (1st), Forest Lake Gold (2nd), North St. Paul (3rd), Orono Blue (4th) BRONZE: Chisago Lakes Kotval (1st), Rosemount Leuer (2nd), East Ridge Black (3rd), Seymour Flames Black (4th)

12 U Hotel Information

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director

Phone: 651-328-7453

Todd Krenz

Tournament Director

Phone: 952-292-7493

Jeff Husom

Tournament Director

Phone: 763-670-4544

Cliff Whitson

Tournament Director


NAFA Eden Prairie MN 14U National Tournament 2020

July 22/Coaches check-in 7PM Miller Park
July 23/Pool play begins at 8AM

Double elimination bracket championship ends on July 25

Fields: Miller Park in Eden Prairie, Legacy Fields in Minnetonka, Neil Johnson Complex in Shakopee

$575 registration fee payable to NAFA . Five-game minimum guarantee

Gate fee $200 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to Eden Prairie Fastpitch at coaches meeting.


2019 Platinum Champions: North Dakota Elite

Registration Open: Jan. 1

2019 14U FINAL Brackets

PLATINUM: North Dakota Elite (1st), Wisconsin Bandits (2nd), Illinois Impact (3rd), Hopkins Silver (4th); GOLD: Vortex 04 (1st), SE MN Gamblers (2nd), South Dakota Xplosion (3rd), Dickinson Diamonds (4th); SILVER: White Bear Lake Bears (1st), Waite Park (2nd), Prescott Matzek (3rd), Northwest Lightning (4th); BRONZE: Mankato Peppers Orange (1st), Wayzata Gold (2nd), Midwest Speed (3rd), Windmills (4th)

14 U Hotel Information

Todd Krenz

Tournament Director

Phone: 952-292-7493

Jeff Husom

Tournament Director

Phone: 763-670-4544


NAFA Shoreview MN 16U National Tournament 2020

July 22/Coaches check-in 7PM at Rice Creek Fields
July 23/Pool play begins at 8AM

Double elimination bracket championship ends on July 26

Fields: Rice Creek in Shoreview, Sand Creek in Coon Rapids, Lexington Ballfield in Lexington

$575 registration fee payable to NAFA . Five-game minimum guarantee

Gate fee $200 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to Mounds View Fastpitch at coaches meeting.

Parade: 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 at Rice Creek. Skills competition starts at 5 p.m. More to be discussed at the coaches meeting.

MN Alliance

2019 Gold Champions: Midwest Speed Gold 03

Registration Open: Jan. 1

16 U Hotel Information

Jim Rathe

Midwest NAFA Director / Tournament Director

Phone: 847-800-5739

Pat Mahr

Tournament Director - Lexington

Andrew Scheck

Tournament Director - Sand Creek



2019 Gold Champions: MN A's

Registration Open: Jan. 1

NAFA Chaska MN 18U National Tournament 2020

July 22/Coaches check-in 7PM Community Park
July 23/Pool play begins at 9AM

Double elimination bracket championship ends on July 26

Fields:
Community Park , 114000 Hundertmark Rd, Chaska, MN
Chaska High School, 545 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, MN

$575 registration fee payable to NAFA. Five-game minimum guarantee

Gate fee $200 per team used to pay for field rental and field maintenance is paid to Chaska Fastpitch at coaches meeting.


18 U Hotel Information

2019 18U FINAL Brackets

GOLD: MN A's (1st), Crush Tidal Waves (2nd), MN Alliance (3rd), MN Moose (4th); SILVER: Lady Hitmen (1st), Mankato Peppers (2nd), Manitoba Thunder (3rd), Downers Grove Rebels (4th)

Stewart Parker

Tournament Director

Phone: 651-808-0395

Cliff Whitson

Tournament Director

Kyle Field

Tournament Director