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    Michigan NSA Fastpitch

    Welcome to Michigan NSA

    National Softball Association - The Player's Association

    I'm dedicated to providing a fair, competitive and fun experience for the girls while giving back to the Michigan NSA Program and the teams that support it. Thank you for choosing NSA.
    - Kathie Horton, NSA State Director

    Please note that there are TWO sites you will be dealing with when participating with Michigan NSA: PlayNSA and NSANorth

    PlayNSA

    PlayNSA.com is our NSA National Site, where you will:

      • Register for your team's NSA Membership (Formerly Team Sanction)
        • Log In to Enter your Roster using Team LOG IN (only after you receive you membership number)
          • View and Enter Tournaments online using Tournament Search
          • Find the Rulebook, Approved Equipment List, and Insurance Information

            PlayNSA does NOT accept charges to pay for your Membership (Sanction) fee or tournament entries.

             

            NSANorth

            Where you are! Is our Michigan NSA Fastpitch site were you will be able to pay online by charge.

            Click Here to PAY ONLINE

            If you are NEW to Michigan NSA, please review Where to Begin, Four Things You MUST Have to Play, and Frequently Asked Question's. Please let us know if you have any questions after reviewing the site.

            Where to Begin?

            Are you new to NSA? This area will explain the steps you need to take to sign up for your NSA Membership (Formerly team sanction), team insurance, enter your roster online, and enter tournaments online.

            Please 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. If you have a question please check the NSA Rulebook. The Rulebook is available after you create a login and receive your Membership (Sanction) Number.


            NSA Membership (Team Sanction)

            All teams that participate in NSA tournaments must have a NSA Membership (Team Sanction) for the current season. You will have to create a User ID for NSA, if you already have one please sign in. Click Team Membership to begin filling out the form. After your team applies for a membership number online by filling out and submitting the form, you will receive payment instructions. Once the office receives your payment by either via mail or by charge (If your State or Tournament Director accepts charges), their office will APPROVE your membership. You will then receive your current season Membership number via e-mail. This number will be used to purchase team insurance, enter NSA Tournaments online, and enter your roster online.

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

            Important Note: Teams can be reclassified at 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.

            After receiving your membership 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.

            Register for your Membership

             

            View & Enter Tournaments

            To enter Tournaments you MUST use the PlayNSA Tournament Search.

            1. Find the tournament you want to enter and click on the Tournament Name for the tournament details
            2. When in the Tournament Details make sure to watch for Entry Deadlines / Minimum Number of Games / Gate Fees / Etc.
            3. Click on the Sign Up Tab to enter your team. If you are Logged In, use the drop down to select the team to enter and click on the Sign Up Button.
            4. 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.

            Click here or more information about Payments, Transfers & Refunds

            NSA Tournament Search

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

             

            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. Please see the link below for more Insurance Information including NSA / Westpoint Insurance Requirements and Discounts.

            NSA Insurance Information

             

            Enter Your Roster Online

            All Tournament Teams MUST use the Official NSA ONLINE 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 (Which must be applied for)

            All players must be entered on the online roster.  NO hand written players will be eligible to play.

            After you receive your Membership Number via email from your State Director you can enter your Roster Online.

            1. Login to your PlayNSA Account
            2. Select Team Manager Actions from the top navigation
            3. Select Go to Roster
            4. Add a New Player

            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. Please don't forget 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.

            How To Videos

            Still Need Help? Check out the How To Videos on PlayNSA.com. There are options for Everyone and more options are available for Coaches after creating a login including how to enter your roster and tournaments.

             

            How To Videos

            General NSA Tournament Information

            • All NSA tournaments are filled on a first-come first-PAID in full basis. Entries are accepted in the order that payment is received.

            • Entering a tournament online does NOT hold your spot. Tournament Entries will not be completed until FULL payment is received in our office. Michigan NSA Teams have the option to pay for entry fees online by charge.  See Pay by Charge

            • Any tournament may become full before the Tournament Entry Deadline if there have been sufficient entries into the tournament to fill the capacity of the park hosting it.

            • NSA reserves the right to combine or separate A & B divisions in a tournament.

            • Tournament entries that are received after the Tournament Deadline may be returned.

            • Tournament entries that are incomplete or have been received without payment/incorrect payment will be returned. The NSA Office must receive your payment in full before the Early Entry Deadline to receive the discount. 

            • The Tournament Director reserves the right to rule on matters as they occur, including any deemed necessary to complete the tournament. This includes changing the tournament format due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather, etc. If an order of finish is determined, the tournament will be considered complete and final.
            • Waiting List: The waiting list is designed for teams that have missed entering a tournament before their age group is full. Teams can be put on a waiting list without payment – if a team drops or more teams can be added to the tournament, the teams are contacted in the order that they are on the Waiting List. You can be put on the waiting list by sending Kathie an email with:
              • Team name
              • Age Group
              • Tournament you want to be on the waiting list for
              • BEST phone number to contact you
              • OR Sign up ONLINE for the Tournament if you have not done so already
            • Brackets are normally posted at least one week prior to the tournament.  Coaches will be emailed when they become available, you may also check the BRACKETS link to see if they are available.
            • If the ONLY Michigan NSA tournament a team is playing in is the State Championship, the team will be required to play in the "A" Division.

            Four Things You MUST Have to Play

            You will need to CHECK IN with the Tournament Director when you arrive on site with ALL the required paperwork. It is the Coach/Managers responsibility to bring the following paperwork to EACH tournament. The team will not be allowed to participate without it.

            • NSA Online roster (Copy): Printed with signatures of parents or guardians (players 18 years and older will sign for themselves). Once you attain signatures we suggest you make MULTIPLE copies of your roster. You will be required to turn in a copy and it will not be returned to you.
            • Team Insurance Certificate (Copy): Once you have your certificate, we suggest you make MULTIPLE copies. You will be required to turn in a copy and it will not be returned to you.
            • Birth Certificates or Government issue photo ID's (Copies): NSA does NOT need copies of these, you need to have them on hand in case of a protest. For older players, please make sure they have their Driver's License with them.
            • Gate Fees: There are multiple ways gate fees will be collected, please check the tournament details for specific information on the tournaments you will be playing in.

              • Team PRE PAID Gate Fees: Teams are required to pay one fee for the entire team's tournament admission/gate fee. No passes to keep track of, no hassles at gate for spectators or coaches. MOST of the Michigan NSA tournaments will be using this method. Teams can pay this when they pay their entry into the tournament or to the Tournament Director as they Check In. This is meant  to simplify the process and eliminate the hassle at the gate. Most organizations, teams, parents, and spectators raise funds during the winter to pay their gate fees at one time before the Tournament even begins.

                  • Traditional gate/admission fees: Some Tournaments will be taking fees Per Person or Per Vehicle at the site.