Welcome to the NSA Team's  "Where to begin?"

This area will explain the steps you need to take to sanction your team with NSA, purchase
 team insurance, enter your Roster Online, and enter tournaments online.

Note: IT IS THE COACH and/or MANAGER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THE RULES. 
         IGNORANCE OF A RULE or BYLAW DOES NOT NEGATE THE PENALTY.

         NSA Rule Book is available online 24/7 at www.PlayNSA.com - Select Link on left


Please note that there may be multiple web sites you will be dealing with when participating with NSA.
www.PlayNSA.com:
This is our National Site, you will sanction your team, Log In to enter your roster, view
and enter tournaments online through PlayNSA.com.  PlayNSA is the site where the rule book is posted,
approved equipment list is posted, insurance information is available for you to view and purchase if you wish. 
PlayNSA does NOT accept charges, but some State & Tournament Directors do - once you fill out the sanction form, you will receive payment instructions at the bottom of the screen, if your director accepts charges, payment information will inform you of the site to make payment.


www.NSANorth.com:
  This is our Northern Zone NSA site.  The NSA-BPA Northern Zone consists of 13 States and part of Canada.  This site will have links for the NSA World Series information in our zone.
If your individual state has a website the link will be available here, your individual State site is where you MAY
be allowed to pay by charge - not all states accept charges or paypal.

Individual State Sites
:  If your State has individual websites, there will be a link available at www.NSANorth.com
Individual State Sites will be more informational for your specific state, and will possibly accept charges or paypal
for sanction fees and tournament entry fees.  NOT ALL State sites accept charge payments.


 
STEP 1: SANCTION YOUR TEAM   Select "Team Sanction Form" on left
Instructions for using the Online system are available on the Team Sanction Page.
All teams that participate in NSA tournaments must be sanctioned with NSA for the current season.
After your team applies for a sanction number online by filling out and submitting the form, you will receive
payment instructions at the BOTTOM of the screen.  Once the office receives your payment by either
a MAILED IN or by charge (IF YOUR STATE or Tournament Director accepts charges), their office will
"APPROVE" your sanction.  You will then receive your current season Sanction number via e-mail.
You can then use your sanction number to purchase team insurance, enter NSA Tournaments online,
and enter your roster online. 


It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED when filling out the sanction form you include a secondary contact for the team,
and use a different email than the main contact if at all possible.

NOTE: TEAMS CAN BE RECLASSIFIED ANYTIME DURING THE SEASON DUE TO THE OVERALL STRENGTH OF THE TEAM!
        
 Please make sure to select the proper classification at the beginning of the year!

 

PLEASE NOTE:  After receiving your sanction number, you can submit your roster online at any time. 
You DO NOT have to enter your roster online before entering tournaments.
You DO NOT have to have team insurance before entering tournaments.

 

STEP 2: VIEW & ENTER TOURNAMENTS -
Enter Tournaments -
MUST "ENTER" THROUGH THE PlayNSA.com ONLINE SYSTEM.
Go to www.PlayNSA.com and select  SEARCH - THEN Tournament Search (Follow prompts)
   
Find the tournament you want to enter and click on the DETAILS (Magnifying Glass) for the tournament
    view details and scroll to bottom of page - enter your sanction number and password.
    You will receive an automated email that you have APPLIED for ENTRY into the tournament, the system
    also emails the Tournament Director
you have applied for entry into the tournament.

Your spot in the tournament is NOT saved or HELD until the FULL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. 
You will receive a confirmation email verifying that we have received your payment.


          Check the Tournament DETAILS - Watch for:  ENTRY DEADLINES/Min # Games/Gate Fees, etc.

Select tournaments to participate in

Teams MUST "ENTER" tournaments through the PlayNSA.com system
You MUST have your current
Sanction Number BEFORE you can enter tournaments online.
Rosters DO NOT need to be online before you enter tournaments.

Once you enter a tournament online through the PlayNSA.com system, you will receive payment
instructions at the BOTTOM of the page.

Teams can choose to pay Entry Fees with charge cards online.   SEE "PAY by CHARGE" on left
MAILED ENTRY FEES ARE STILL ACCEPTED.  
Please INCLUDE TEAM NAME/AGE GROUP/WHICH TOURNAMENT YOU ARE PAYING FOR
& YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION WITH ENTRY FEE.

You can write ONE CHECK for MULTIPLE ENTRIES.
MAIL TO:   NSA    PO BOX  187      FENTON, MI 48430    Make payable to: NSA

 

TRAVEL PERMIT - If your team wishes to travel outside of MI for an NSA NIT or Qualifying tournament you need to submit a permit for Each Tournament.

          Please note that some Post Season tournaments require that you enter through your
          "Home State" Director.  You will receive a notice to contact your State Director when
           you try to enter these tournaments online.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  After receiving your registration number, you can submit your roster online at any time. 
You DO NOT have to enter your roster before entering tournaments.


 
 
STEP 3: TEAM INSURANCE 
All teams that participate in NSA Youth tournaments must
provide proof of TOURNAMENT INSURANCE
for the team. 
Your team will not be allowed to participate with out a copy being left at
the tournament site.

   
     INSURANCE
ALL Teams participating in NSA tournaments must supply proof of team insurance coverage.
    New for 2016 it is required that all teams have NSA/Westpoint coverage to participate in NSA events.
    Michigan NSA is doing everything we can to help teams meet these requirements - please see Q & A.  
 

       2017 Insurance Requirement & Michigan NSA Tournaments  Q & A:

  a.  Any team can play with a 2017 NSA Sanction - You do not need to do anything else.
            Michigan NSA will provide your team with NSA/Westpoint Weekend Program to meet the
            insurance requirement for that weekend. 
            This will only cover your team for the WEEKEND you play NSA. 
            If you play out of state, please contact that director to see if they offer the Weekend Program.

       b.  If your team has a NSA/Westpoint yearly insurance policy you will receive $25 OFF
           every Michigan NSA tournament they enter
.   This will cover your team for practices
           and your team will have medical coverage for any softball event for the 2016 season.
                  Note:  ASA may require that you purchase their insurance.  Contact them directly.

NSA/Westpoint Quantity or League INSURANCE DISCOUNTS for a Year Policy:

Please remember to take advantage of the discounted Quantity/League rate.
1.
  4 or more teams from an organization that purchases insurance at one time.

 
2.  If you are an individual team, your team can take still take advantage of the
Quanity/League Discount.  We have set up a LEAGUE you can join to get the quantity/league
rate, CALL Westpoint 800-318-7709 and ask for Angela or Annmarie -
tell them you are joining the Michigan NSA Fastpitch League to get the discount.

           Your team will need to have their current sanction number in order to
           purchase NSA/Westpoint Insurance.
           
            Teams may benefit by taking advantage of the $25 off Michigan NSA Tournaments by
            having a yearly NSA/Westpoint insurance policy.
            To view insurance information:  www.PlayNSA.com and click on the INSURANCE link on the left.
            Please contact me if you have any questions.
            Thank you,
            Kathie Horton
            Michigan NSA State Director


  

Note Regarding Insurance:  Proof of Coverage must show amount of coverage as on
an actual certificate.  A LETTER stating you have team insurance IS NOT ACCEPTABLE -

INDIVIDUAL Player Insurance Cards are NOT ACCEPTABLE - If your team has Individual
Player Insurance cards, you
need to contact your Insurance company and request a
CERTIFICATE of Insurance for the team
to submit for NSA play.
Teams will NOT be allowed to participate without proper proof of team insurance

I HIGHLY recommend that you make MUTLIPLE COPIES of your insurance certificate to have on hand.
You will need to turn in a copy at each BPA tournament and it will not be returned to you.

PLEASE NOTE:  After receiving your sanction number, you can submit your roster online at any time. 
You DO NOT have to enter your roster before entering tournaments.


 
STEP 4: ENTER ROSTER ONLINE
-
 ALL Tournament TEAMS MUST use the Official NSA ONLINE ROSTER.
You must first have received your sanction number via email, before entering your roster online.
Go to www.PlayNSA.com and select LOGIN   Then TEAM
Enter your current sanction number and password.  Then select ROSTER.


You will need the following information for your players BEFORE you begin to enter your Roster Online.
1.  Correct Spelling of Player's Name - Please NO Nicknames - NO C.J.'s - Use Christopher James
2.  Full Address - Include City, State, Zip
3.  Player's Date of Birth
4. 
ONLY for ADULT NSA TEAMS Player Number must be applied for.
ALL players must be entered on the online roster.  NO HAND Written players will be eligible to play.

Once the roster is complete, select CLICK HERE FOR PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION - The roster will print with
blanks for the PARENTS/Guardians to sign.  PLAYERS that are 18 Years of age MUST SIGN THE ROSTER for THEMSELVES.   There is also a line for the COACH to sign. 

I HIGHLY recommend that once you attain signatures you make MULTIPLE COPIES of the signed roster.
You will need to turn in a copy at each NSA tournament you participate in and it will NOT be returned to you.

You will not be allowed to participate without a signed copy of the NSA online roster.



  

STEP 5:  "WHAT TO BRING"
  
Each coach/manager or team representative is required to check in with the tournament director prior to their first game with the following proper paperwork.  Your team will NOT be allowed to participate without the proper paperwork!
      1.  Copy of the NSA Online roster with all information COMPLETE & CORRECT - printed with ALL required
           signatures.  This copy of the roster is to be turned in prior to your first game and will NOT be returned to you.
      2.  For Youth: Copy of your Team Insurance Certificate.  This copy is to be turned in at the site & will NOT
           be returned to you.
      3.  For Each Player - MUST have government issue photo ID's in case of a protest or for Youth a copy of each
           players birth certificate.  NSA does NOT need copies of these.
      4.  PRE-PAY Gate Fees if required by the tournament.
  

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Welcome to the  National Softball Association Northern Zone
Welcome to the National Softball Association Northern Zone

WHERE TO BEGIN?

    
     Sanction your Team
 
     View & Enter Tournaments
 
     Team Insurance
 
     Enter Your Roster Online
 
     What to Bring to Tournaments?
    



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