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Nationals

Teams that do not participate in the Minnesota Softball State Championships will not be allowed to advance to nationals. There are no exceptions.

USA Softball Girls' Fastpitch Nationals

There are four stages of nationals in the USA Softball National Championship inventory.

  • GOLD Nationals is our highest level of play. 16-Under and 18-Under are the only age groups in GOLD. College players are NOT allowed to play GOLD.
     
  • USA Nationals offer a national tournament, one for each age group, and usually require more travel. There will be teams from most every state in these tournaments. There are limited amounts of berths to these championships.
     
  • Northern Nationals are territorial nationals that offer nationals to A and B teams and are in close proximity (most sites are well within six hours of driving) to Minnesota.
     
  • Regional Nationals (Starting in 2018) are regional nationals that offer nationals to 8-Under teams as well as C teams that are 10-Under, 12-Under, and 14-Under.

2019 USA SOFTBALL GIRLS' FAST PITCH GOLD NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Tournament Location Start Date End Date
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' GOLD 18-Under Plano, TX July 28 August 3
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' GOLD 16-Under Plano, TX July 28 August 3

GOLD is the highest level of play in girls' fast pitch softball. There are a very limited amount of berths in GOLD.

  • 64 teams will qualify for the 18-Under GOLD National Championship.
  • 48 teams will qualify for the 16-Under GOLD National Championship.
  • These berths may be earned at Regional Championships held early in the Summer season.

2019 USA SOFTBALL JO CUP

Tournament Location Start Date End Date
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' 18-Under Spartanburg, SC July 21 July 27
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' 16-Under Spartanburg, SC July 21 July 27
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' 14-Under Spartanburg, SC July 21 July 27

The JO Cup is a by invitation only National Invitational Tournament that features the best 32 club teams in the country.

2019 USA SOFTBALL GIRLS' FAST PITCH CLASS A NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Tournament Location Start Date End Date
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 10-Under East Johnson City, TN
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 10-Under West Broken Arrow, OK
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 12-Under Normal, IL
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 14-Under Sacramento, CA July 22 July 28
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 16-Under Salem, VA July 22 July 28
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 18-Under Montgomery, AL July 22 July 28

USA Softball National Championships are national tournaments that have a limited amount of berths and range in size from 40-180 teams depending on the age group.

  • USA Softball Minnesota has four (4) berths for each age group based on team registrations.
  • USA Softball Minnesota teams may participate in Region 8 Championships which has two (2) berths per age group. Minnesota and Wisconsin will host one (1) set of berths at each site.
  • USA Softball Minnesota teams may participate in National Qualifiers (one in each region) which has one (1) berth. The Region 8 National Qualifier is held in Sioux Falls, SD on Father's Day Weekend.
  • These berths are typically earned at tournaments prior to the state tournament due to a short playing season and USA Softball Code.

2019 USA SOFTBALL GIRLS' A FAST PITCH NORTHERN NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Tournament Location Website Start Date End Date
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 12-Under Northern North Mankato, MN July 25 July 28
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 14-Under Northern Clarkston, MI July 25 July 28
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 16-Under Northern Marion, IA July 25 July 28
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 18-Under Northern Sioux Falls, SD July 25 July 28

2019 USA SOFTBALL GIRLS' B FAST PITCH NORTHERN NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Tournament Location Website Start Date End Date
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class B 10-Under Northern North Mankato, MN July 25 July 28
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class B 12-Under Northern Rapid City, SD July 25 July 28
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class B 14-Under Northern Rochester, MN July 25 July 28
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class B 16-Under Northern Bloomington, IN July 25 July 28
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class B 18-Under Northern Emporia, KS July 25 July 28

Northern National Championships are territorial national tournaments that occur within in our territory and usually are less than a ten (10) hour drive.

  • USA Softball Minnesota has an unlimited amount of these berths.
  • Your team may qualify at selected Invitational Tournaments and/or State.

2019 USA SOFTBALL GIRLS' FAST PITCH REGION 8 NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Tournament Location Website Start Date End Date
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' 8-Under Northern TBD
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class C 10-Under Northern TBD
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class C 12-Under Northern TBD
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class C 14-Under Northern TBD

Northern Regional Championships are territorial national tournaments that occur within in our territory and usually are less than a six (6) hour drive.

  • USA Softball Minnesota has an unlimited amount of these berths.
  • Your team may qualify at selected Invitational Tournaments and/or State.

USA Softball National Tournament Information

For more information on USA Softball National Tournaments and how to enter them, click on the link above.