The National Softball Association has multiple Fastpitch World Series happening around the country. You can pick where you'd like to play! Visit NSAFastpitchWorldSeries.com for all listings, How to Qualify and How to Enter.
All teams must be registered with NSA.
A, B and C teams need to qualify and properly validate their berth by playing in their State Championships to participate in the NSA Girl’s Fastpitch World Series.
NEW for 2021: NSA is offering an OPEN division at select locations that is open to all teams! Please contact your State Director if you have questions.
Please contact your State Director for Information on how to qualify for the GFP World Series. If you do not know your State Director, click HERE or contact the NSA National Office at 859-887-4114.
** All Events & Games are Central Time **
LAST UPDATED 11-21-20 3:00 PM
Please check back for UPDATES on OPENING DAY CELEBRATIONS and other information as the tournament nears.
Tournament Date: July 21 - July 25, 2021 (Wednesday through Sunday)
Ages: 8u Player Pitch and 8u Coach Pitch are offered.
Class "B" 10u - 12u - 14u - 16u
Class "C" 10u - 12u - 14u
Open 10u - 12u - 14u - 16u
Location: NW Indiana - Multiple sites will be used in NW Indiana.
Parks & Field Assignment by Age Group: Available HERE.
Tournament Directors: Bill & Kathie Horton 810-629-9551 NSAWorldSeries@playnsa.com
Entry Deadline: July 5th, 2021.
All fees & paperwork must be received by the World Series Directors prior to this deadline.
Entry Fee, Procedures & Payments Options: Details Available HERE.
Admission or Gate Fees: NONE! Tournament payment includes Entry Fee and Admission / Gate Fees for all spectators & family members. No Passes Needed!
Events: Wednesday, July 21st - OPENING CELEBRATIONS
Skills Competitions, Coaches/Managers Meetings, Opening Ceremonies, etc. Will begin on Wednesday - Schedule and more details available HERE.
Games Begin: Thursday, July 22nd at 8:00 AM
Format: 4 Game Format
2 Games in Pool Play then seeding into Double Elimination Bracket. Weather permitting. Brackets will be posted on the website and updated during the tournament.
Parks & Field Assignment by Age Group: Available HERE.
Hotel Information: Available HERE.
NSA Scholarship Event: One player from each age division will receive scholarship funds toward college. All participating players are eligible. More details available HERE.
Souvenirs & Equipment Vendors: Souvenir & Equipment Vendors will be available for the event, including Diamond Sport Gear. Please watch for a schedule of locations for the Vendor tents during the week. NSA items are licensed and no other items are allowed to be sold at our tournaments. Violators will be prosecuted.
Playing Rules: NSA rules will govern all play in strict accordance with the NSA Rule Book.
It is the coach/managers responsibility to know the rules & bylaws of NSA. Ignorance of a rule or bylaw of NSA does NOT negate the penalty. NSA rule book is available for coaches online 24/7 at PlayNSA.com. All games, including Championship Games will be run with a Time Limit and Mercy/Run Rules. See NSA rule book for details.
Team Insurance: Can my team play in the NSA World Series if their insurance is NOT an NSA/Westpoint Insurance Policy? Yes. You just have to supply us with a copy of your current insurance for your team when submitting your paperwork. We will make sure that your team meets the NSA/Westpoint Insurance requirement for the World Series tournament. Nothing else you need to do and no additional fees for your team.
Please allow ample time to arrive at the fields for your game. Expect delays due to early morning traffic.
All teams must be present at the field Thirty (30) Minutes Prior to the game time posted on the bracket board, READY TO TAKE THE FIELD. Games may begin up to 15 minutes early if field is available.
- Tournament Director could move games to a different field posted on the brackets based on field availability. Just because your field might be behind does NOT change your game time. Teams could be moved to a vacant field to keep tournament moving and games on time.
- Roster Checks may be done at anytime during the tournament. Coach will be required to have birth certificates or government issue photo ID available upon request by tournament committee.
Uniforms: To be in strict accordance with NSA team dress code.
Softball: NSA black stitched optic yellow softballs are provided. Umpires will control the balls and umpire decisions are final on softballs.
NSA Approved Equipment: It is the coaches/players' responsibility to check their bats for the Approved Company and the proper NSA Stamp prior to bringing them into play. Check the NSA Equipment List if you have any questions.
Validation: Your State Director will still verify your berth, classification & validation.
Protest: Umpire judgment calls are final. There will be a $75.00 CASH ONLY protest fee. If protest is ruled in your favor, your money will be returned.
Weather Hotline: Information will be given to coaches during the managers meeting. ANY weather issues will be dealt with by each individual site. One site may have problems and another may not.
Awards: Minimum Awards will be presented as follows:
- First Place Championship Team Award
- Finalist Championship Team Award
- 3rd through 4th Place Team Awards
- Individual Player Awards - For First, Second, Third and Fourth places.
Individual Awards are for the players attending the World Series Only.
Attractions & Things to do in the Area: Visit the South Shore CVA website.