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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 Softball 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.
     
  • USA Softball 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.
     
  • USA Softball 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.
     
  • Monsta Championships are championship tournaments hosted at various sites throughout the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.

2021 USA SOFTBALL GIRLS' FAST PITCH GOLD NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Tournament Location Website Start Date End Date
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' GOLD 18-Under Salem, Virginia Gold Website 7/18/2021 7/25/2021
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' GOLD 16-Under Salem, Virginia Gold Website 7/18/2021 7/25/2021

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.

2021 USA SOFTBALL JO CUP

Tournament Location Website Start Date End Date
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' 18-Under Columbus, Georgia Website Link June 19 June 25
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' 16-Under Columbus, Georgia Website Link June 19 June 25
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' 14-Under Columbus, Georgia Website Link June 19 June 25

The JO Cup is a by invitation only National Invitational Tournament that features the best 32 club teams in the country. If your team(s) would like to attend contact Dan Pfeffer at dan@josoftball.com.

2021 USA SOFTBALL GIRLS' FAST PITCH CLASS A NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Tournament Location Website Start Date End Date
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 10-Under North Mankato, Minnesota Website Link July 22 July 25
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 12-Under Richmond, Virginia Website Link July 20 July 25
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 14-Under Johnson City, Tennessee Website Link July 19 July 25
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 16-Under Sioux Falls, South Dakota Website Link July 25 August 1
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 18-Under Lancaster, California Website Link August 2 August 7

2021 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 Decatur, Illinois Website Link July 28 August 1
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 14-Under Northern Rochester, Minnesota Website Link July 21 July 25
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 16-Under Northern Normal, Illinois Website Link July 21 July 25
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 18-Under Northern Nevada, Iowa July 20 July 25

2021 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 Decatur, Illinois Website Link July 28 August 1
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class B 12-Under Northern Bloomington, Indiana Website Link July 29 August 1
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class B 14-Under Northern Fargo, North Dakota July 28 August 1
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class B 16-Under Northern Fargo, North Dakota Website Link July 28 August 1
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class B 18-Under Northern Bloomington, Indiana Website Link July 29 August 1

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.

2021 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 TBD TBD
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class C 10-Under Northern TBD TBD TBD
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class C 12-Under Northern TBD TBD TBD
USA Softball Fast Pitch Girls' Class C 14-Under Northern TBD TBD 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.

2021 MONSTA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Age/Class Host City Website Coaches Meeting Start Date End Date
10-Under A TBD August 4 August 5 August 8
10-Under B/C TBD August 4 August 5 August 8
12-Under A TBD August 4 August 5 August 8
12-Under B/C TBD August 4 August 5 August 8
14-Under A TBD August 4 August 5 August 8
14-Under B/C TBD August 4 August 5 August 8
High School Division TBD August 4 August 5 August 8