2024 NSA Summer Showdown Michigan Fastpitch Tournament (Sturgis)
2024 NSA Summer Showdown Michigan Fastpitch Tournament (Sturgis)
2024 NSA Summer Showdown Michigan Fastpitch Tournament (Sturgis)
2024 NSA Summer Showdown Michigan Fastpitch Tournament (Sturgis)
2024 NSA Summer Showdown Michigan Fastpitch Tournament (Sturgis)
2024 NSA Summer Showdown Michigan Fastpitch Tournament (Sturgis)
2024 NSA Summer Showdown Michigan Fastpitch Tournament (Sturgis)
2024 NSA Summer Showdown Michigan Fastpitch Tournament (Sturgis)

2024 NSA Summer Showdown Michigan Fastpitch Tournament (Sturgis)

Location: Sturgis, MI
Date: July 13-14
Regular price$490.00
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NO GATE FEES!

Age Groups

National Softball Association Michigan Fastpitch Tournaments

We are 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 and we look forward to seeing you on the diamonds!

Michigan Fastpitch Tournament Info

  • NEVER Stay to Play! NSA Michigan Fastpitch events never require you to stay in specific locations, but we do offer discounted rates so please check out the RATES on the HOTELS link.
  • Every NSA Michigan Fastpitch Tournament is a World Series Qualifier!
  • Any team with a Current NSA Membership (sanction) may participate.
  • Please call for Availability if you want to participate and the last date to enter has passed.
  • 8u, 9u and 10u divisions will be held with a minimum of 3 Teams.
  • Combining Divisions: Events listed as 11u/12u or 13u/14u the age groups will play together! It is the Director's discretion if the 11u and 12u age groups will be separated. Events listed as 11u Division and 12u Division separately, NSA may combine the ODD AGE up to the next Even Age Groups (12u, 14u, 16u) if there are not enough teams entered to hold one of the divisions.  In this case, NSA will always contact the teams ahead of the event to make sure that is what they want to do.
  • Weather Issues: Any MAJOR weather issues or delays for this tournament will be posted on our Facebook page Facebook.com/MichiganNSAFastpitch.
  • Tournament UPDATES: Please make sure that your email and phone number are correct on your account!  This will allow us to email and/or text your directly from the system with Weather Updates, Important Changes, etc. Also please Make sure your PARENTS/GUARDIANS phone and email are correct as well.
  • Refunds: If we cancel the Event or an Age Group with no games played for any reason, you can transfer the funds to another event, or you can request a Refund of your Entry Fee.  Please note it could take up to 60 days to process refunds.
  • Awards: Minimum of Champions & Finalists per Division receive Individual, Team Awards & World Series Berth (Individual awards are for those players participating during the weekend). MVP Bracelets for Pool Play Games and MVP Medals for the Championship game.

TOURNAMENT FEES 

We have simplified our Pricing, it is now Only ONE Fee per Event. (Includes Entry, Umpires, Balls, Field Rentals, etc.)

  • 8u (Modified Pitch): 3 Game - $490
  • 9u to 18u:  4 Game - $690

NO GATE FEES! 

Unlimited # of Spectators - NO Passes and NO hassles for coaches or spectators.

Enter Today and Pay Later! 

Register your team today, pay now or pay before the tournament!

Pay anytime leading up to the event. For those that wait, we will contact teams as the tournament approaches to collect payment. Once you have paid, you are officially accepted into the tournament and will receive an email confirmation. If spots are limited, teams will be accepted on a first paid/first entered basis.

How to Pay

  1. Credit/Debit Cards: Charges are available to be used directly through PlayNSA.com at checkout.
  2. Check: Make Check payable to NSA. Please include your team name, age group, events paying for and your contact info. Mail to: 
    NSA  
    P.O. Box 187   
    Fenton, MI 48430

EASILY VIEW SCORES: Download the National Softball Association APP from your app store.  Search for the Tournament Name or LOGIN to view your HOME PAGE with details for your team.

NSA Tournament Management System: National Softball Association APP for coaches AND SPECTATORS to use to get brackets, scores, FREE Team Chat, communication from Tournament Directors and ease of attaining hotel rooms.

NSA Rules/Bylaws and NSA Registered Umpires: NSA rule book available online 24/7 at PlayNSA.com

NEED HELP?

Help Videos:  Here is the Link to the HELP VIDEOS on PLAYNSA.com or contact us at the Office. We'd love to help! NSAFastpitchMI@gmail.com or 810-629-9551

Welcome to NSA Michigan Fastpitch

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

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

        • Pay for your Tournaments Online

        • Find the Rulebook, Approved Equipment List, and Insurance Information

          NSANorth

          Where you are! Is our Michigan NSA Fastpitch site were you will be able to find additional helpful information about our Events.

          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.

          Learn more about NSA Michigan Fastpitch Softball Tournaments with our general tournament information. This is to help you get to know our program and how we have run events in Michigan.

          • 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.

          • 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.

          • TOURNAMENT FEES: We have simplified our Pricing, it is now Only ONE Fee per Event. (Includes Entry, Umpires, Balls, Field Rentals, etc.)

          • NO GATE FEES! Unlimited # of Spectators - NO Passes and NO hassles for coaches or spectators.

          • NEVER Stay to Play! Michigan NSA events never require you to stay in specific locations, but we do offer discounted rates so please check out the RATES on the HOTELS link.

          • Every Michigan NSA Tournament is a World Series Qualifier!

          • Any team with a Current NSA Membership (sanction) may participate.

          • Awards: Minimum of Champions & Finalists per Division receive Individual, Team Awards & World Series Berth (Individual awards are for those players participating during the weekend). MVP Bracelets for Pool Play Games and MVP Medals for the Championship game.

          • Brackets are normally posted at least one week prior to the tournament.  Coaches will be emailed when they become available. They can be found under the Schedule Tab on the Tournament Listing.

          • 8u, 9u and 10u divisions will be held with a minimum of 3 Teams.

          • Combining Divisions: Events listed as 11u/12u or 13u/14u the age groups will play together! It is the Director's discretion if the 11u and 12u age groups will be separated. Events listed as 11u Division and 12u Division separately, NSA may combine the ODD AGE up to the next Even Age Groups (12u, 14u, 16u) if there are not enough teams entered to hold one of the divisions. In this case, NSA will always contact the teams ahead of the event to make sure that is what they want to do.

          • NSA reserves the right to combine or separate A, B & C divisions in a tournament. We try not to do this and will typically contact teams before doing so.

          • Weather Issues: Any MAJOR weather issues or delays for this tournament will be posted on our Facebook page Facebook.com/MichiganNSAFastpitch.

          • Please call for Availability if you want to participate and the last date to enter has passed. 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

          • If the ONLY Michigan NSA tournament a team is playing in is the State Championship, the team could be required to play in the "A" or Open Division.  Please contact the office if you have questions.

          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)
          Use link for a quick video on
          "How to Create a Team Membership"

          • All teams that participate in NSA tournaments must have a NSA Membership (Team Sanction) for the current season.

          • You will need to have a LOGIN for NSA, if you already have one please sign in.
            1.  Go to PlayNSA.com
            2.  From the Fastpitch Box on the left -  Click on LOGIN.
            3.  Enter your Email and Password
            4.  Your Name will show in the top right when you are logged in.

          • Click Team Membership to begin filling out the form. After your team applies for a membership number and you pay online, you will automatically be assigned your Team Membership Number.

          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
          Use link for a quick video on
          "How to Search & Enter Tournaments"

          To enter Tournaments you MUST use the PlayNSA Tournament Search.

          1. Find the tournament you want to enter and click on REGISTRATION 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 REGISTER Tab to enter your team. You need to be Logged In, use the drop down to select the team with your current membership number to enter and click on the REGISTER Button.
          4. During the Check Out process, you can choose to pay by charge, or mail in a check
          5. 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

          Michigan NSA Tournament Search

           

          Team Insurance

          • All teams that participate in NSA Youth tournaments must provide proof of TOURNAMENT INSURANCE.  It must include Liability and secondary medical coverage for your team.
          • Your team will not be allowed to participate with out a copy being uploaded or 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
          Use link for a quick video on
          "How to Enter Your NSA Roster"

          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. EACH Player's Parent will need to create or RENEW a Player Membership Number for their child.

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

          After you receive your Membership Number you can enter your Roster Online.

          1. Login to your PlayNSA Account
          2. Select Your Name from the top right
          3. Under National Softball Association, Select MEMBERSHIP.

          When the PARENTS/Guardians accept the Team's Invitation for their child to play, they are electronically signing the roster. 

          Players that are 18 Years of age must sign the roster for themselves.

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

          Please send a Team Representative to CHECK IN with the Tournament Director when you arrive for your Pool Play MVP Bracelets and for any last minute updates.
            1. NSA Online Roster: You must have an approved NSA Roster Online in order to compete. You do not need to bring a copy to the tournament site. We will reach out as tournaments approach to make sure you have the roster online.

            2. Team Insurance Certificate: You can Upload a copy of your certificate online. Once you have done this you do not need to bring a copy. If you DO NOT have your insurance certificate uploaded on PlayNSA.com you MUST bring a copy to leave with the tournament Director. You DO NOT have to have our NSA/Westpoint Insurance, but you MUST have insurance.

            3. 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.

            4. NO Gate Fees: As of 2024, Michigan NSA will no longer be collecting Team Gate Fees. The new simplified pricing has them included when you are registering & paying for events. No passes to keep track of, no hassles at gate for spectators/coaches and no hassles for coaches to turn in the team gate fees at the site.

            NSA Michigan Fastpitch Tournament Management System

            The National Softball Association App is now available.  Download it FREE from your app store.

            It is for Coaches and Spectators to get information directly to your phone! Including Schedules, Scores, FREE Team Chat, Communication from Tournament Directors and ease of attaining hotel rooms.

            NOTE:  The Event Director will email when the brackets are completed and available to view.

            To View Brackets Online:  PlayNSA Event Search

            1. Use the link to Search & Select Tournament Name
            2. Select the Bracket Tab (All age groups will be listed together)
            3. Select Your Age Group

            Tournament Results & Hotels: Select the Tournament from the PlayNSA Tournament Search, select the tournament you're looking for and click Results or Hotels Tab.

            Please Note for all NSA Tournaments:

            • The Brackets ON SITE are Always the Official Brackets
            • It is the coach/managers responsibility to know the rules and bylaws of NSA. Ignorance of a rule or bylaw does not negate the penalty.
            • Reminder:  METAL CLEATS ARE ALLOWED IN  13u - 14u - 16u - 18u DIVISION ONLY
            • Pitching Distance in Michigan for 14u - 16u - 18u - 23u/Women's will be 43 feet.

            NSA Approved Equipment

            Only companies that have signed the NSA contract are approved for use and listed on the Approved Bat Companies List.This list will NOT change during the YEAR. Click HERE for the NSA Approved Equipment List.


            1.  The bat must be from a company on the Approved Bat Company List.
            2.  Only bats from these companies with the 2012 NSA Logo or STAMP (As shown to below) on them will be allowed. This logo has been put on bats since 2011.

            It is the coaches/players' responsibility to check their bats for the Approved Company and the stamp prior to bringing them into play.

            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.

             

            Q: What Bats are Approved for NSA Play?

            NSA Approved Equipment List

             

            Q: What are your normal Tournament Procedures?

            General NSA Tournament Information

            Q: Do you have Gate Fees? Or charge Parents, Coaches or Spectators at the site?

            NO Gate Fees!

             

          • As of 2024, Michigan NSA will no longer be collecting Team Gate Fees. The new simplified pricing has them included when you are registering & paying for events. No passes to keep track of, no hassles at gate for spectators/coaches and no hassles for coaches to turn in the team gate fees at the site.
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            Q: How many times can players be released?

            Players can be released THREE times from August 1st to July 31st.

            PLAYER RELEASE FORM

             

            Q: How do I Pay for a Tournament? If we have weather issues do I get a refund?

            Michigan NSA's Payment's Transfers & Refunds

             

            Q: I want to participate in the Fastpitch World Series. What do I have to do?

            How Michigan Teams Qualify for World Series

             

            Q: How do I add a Player to my Roster?  Can a player be on two teams at the same time?  How many Players can I have on my Team?

            Rosters - General Information

            For FULL details on rosters and Player Eligibility, please review the NSA Rulebook or contact me.

              All players participating in NSA tournaments must be listed on the official NSA Online Roster. All players 18 years or older must sign their own name, and if under the age of 18 must have parent or legal guardian signature in order to participate
                You can have up to 25 Players on your Roster. Once you have filled your roster you cannot add any additional players. Player’s names do NOT get deleted from the roster for any reason.  Not even if you release a player, injury, relocation or if the player quits the team.
                  Adding Players to your roster may be done anytime during the season BEFORE the State Tournament. For questions regarding adding players after the State Tournament, please contact the NSA State Office. 
                    Anytime a Player is added a NEW COPY of your roster must be provided to the NSA Tournament Director BEFORE the new player participates.
                      If you add a new player, you can print the roster, attain signatures of the parent or guardian (if player is 18 years of age or older - they will need to sign themselves), make copies and attach to your roster with the other parent signatures. Meaning you will turn in two pages for your roster the next time you participate.
                        Players cannot be listed on two NSA rosters at one time without an official Player Release form on file in State Office and APPROVED by the State Director before the player participates with the new team. This is an ineligible/illegal player. PLAYER AND COACH WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR 1 YEAR.
                          Players cannot play on two different AGE GROUPS with in the same organization. Players CANNOT be borrowed for a weekend. Even IF they are age eligible to play both age divisions. This is an ineligible/illegal player. PLAYER AND COACH WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR 1 YEAR.
                          • Examples: A 14 year old cannot play one weekend with the 14u team, and then play a different weekend with the 16u team because they need players for a particular weekend. Players cannot play on a 12u team and a 14u team on the same weekend.
                              Players participating that are not listed on the Official NSA ONLINE Roster will be considered an ineligible/illegal player. PLAYER AND COACH WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR 1 YEAR. Players not listed on your Online Roster will not be covered by your Insurance!
                                Players participating under an assumed name or "borrowing a jersey" for the weekend without being listed correctly on the NSA Online Roster will be considered and ineligible/illegal player. PLAYER and COACH WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR 1 YEAR. Players not listed on your Online Roster will not be covered by your Insurance! 
                                  Player Release Form: It is possible for a player to be released from their current team to participate with a NEW TEAM or AGE GROUP. It can only be done ONE time from September 1st to December 31st and ONE time from January 1st to August 31st. A Player Release Form must be signed by the current coach, player, and parent, and it must also be approved by your State Director, PRIOR to the change in team.
                                    • Contact your State Director for guidance.
                                      • Pick up of certain players could change your teams’ classification by changing the overall strength of your team.
                                        • Once a player has been released from a team, they cannot change teams again during that half of the season. This means they cannot go back to the original team.
                                          • Players cannot be released from an “A” team to play with a “B” team.

                                          18u Teams: Any team with a player on the roster that has participated on a COLLEGE SOFTBALL TEAM MUST participate in "A" Classification.

                                           

                                          Q: Can 14u players from two different teams merge for early tournaments?

                                          Yes. As always with NSA, a team can sanction and play early in the year to combine the two 14u teams - We will call this the COMBINED TEAM of Team ONE and Team TWO 14 year olds. This allows the 14u girls to play before the older girls (16u) are ready to play because of High School. Once the older girls are ready to play, the COMBINED TEAM would be disbanded by the coach of record. This allows all the players from the COMBINED TEAM to go play for their regular team WITHOUT it counting as their one release for the year.

                                          • The COMBINED TEAM would lose any berths or points that were awarded them once they disband.
                                          • Once the COMBINED TEAM is disbanded, players from that team can be added to TEAM ONE and TEAM TWO.
                                          • The only issue is that a player cannot go from a Class "A" team to a Class "B"
                                          • The Combined team will need to be disbanded before Team One or Team Two could add the players to their roster. Both team One and Team Two need to sanction separately.
                                          Please let me know if you have questions.

                                          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

                                          If you still need help, please feel free to contact the staff at the NSA National Office at 859-887-4114

                                          Your team must qualify to attend a NSA World Series Tournament, but don't worry there are multiple ways to get to the World Series! You must qualify in one of the following ways:

                                          NSA Michigan Fastpitch State Championships: TOP Four (4) finishing teams in each division qualify for the World Series. If the ONLY Michigan NSA tournament a team is playing in is the State Tournament, the team will be required to play in the "A" Division. Teams not participating in a Michigan NSA qualifier prior to the State, may be required to play in the "A" State Championships.

                                          • Participating / Play in the STATE TOURNAMENT means a team must physically play in the tournament or lose their berth. Paying & NOT SHOWING for the State Tournament will be cause for you to lose your berth!
                                          • Participating / Play in the STATE TOURNAMENT ONLY, does NOT Automatically Qualify your team for the World Series.

                                          Michigan NSA World Qualifying SUMMER Tournaments:  TOP Two (2) in all qualifying tournaments receive a World Series Berth. The teams MUST Participate in State Tournament to validate the Berth to the World Series.

                                          Michigan NSA World Qualifying FALL Tournaments: Teams that receive a berth from a Fall Qualifier (Outside Tournament) MUST meet the following criteria to retain the berth:

                                          • MUST retain 75% of their roster they qualified with
                                          • MUST play in at least 1 Michigan NSA qualifier & State Tournament the following calendar year

                                          Michigan NSA World Qualifying DOME Tournaments: Teams that receive a berth from a Dome Qualifier (Inside Tournament) MUST meet the following criteria to retain the berth:

                                          Dome Tournaments in the FALL/WINTER of the CURRENT year - OCT-NOV-DEC:

                                          • MUST have participated in the age group they will be playing the following year.
                                          • MUST retain 75% of their roster they qualified with
                                          • MUST play in at least 1 Michigan NSA qualifier & State Tournament the following calendar year

                                          Dome Tournaments AFTER THE NEW YEAR - JAN-FEB-MARCH-APRIL:

                                          • MUST have participated in the age group they will be playing during the current year
                                          • ALL NSA Roster rules will apply - Players must be released if leaving team
                                          • MUST play in at least 1 Michigan NSA qualifier & State Tournament

                                            NSA NIT Tournaments: 1st - 3rd Place receives a Direct Berth to World Series and can by-pass the State Tournament. Other Place Teams receive a World Series Berth, but MUST participate in the State Tournament to validate their berth.

                                            HOSTING an NSA Tournament:  Host Organizations or teams that host an NSA qualifying tournament are awarded berths based on the overall number of teams participating in the tournament. Host teams receiving a berth will need to play in at least one additional Michigan NSA Qualifier, PLUS the State Championships in order to validate the berth.

                                            At Large World Series Berths: Don't meet any of these requirements? Not to worry every year Michigan NSA has berths left over for the World Series! Teams could receive multiple berths by finishing first or second in multiple tournaments and some teams decline berths after receiving them.

                                            At Large Berths will be awarded to teams with the following minimal criteria:

                                                      10u - Participate in 2 MI Qualifiers and NSA State Championships

                                                      12u - Participate in 2 MI Qualifiers and NSA State Championships

                                                      14u - Participate in 2 MI Qualifiers and NSA State Championships

                                                      16u - Participate in 1 MI Qualifier and NSA State Championships

                                                      18u - Participate in 1 MI Qualifier and NSA State Championships

                                            Once you Qualify you can Choose your Location from all across the country! For more information on the different World Series click HERE.

                                            Youth Teams MUST have insurance to play! You DO NOT have to have our NSA/Westpoint Insurance, but it does come at a discounted rate for NSA teams. If you have another insurance, please contact us to make sure you are covered.

                                             

                                            Coaches, Players, and Parents,

                                            Purchasing NSA/Westpoint Insurance at our discounted rates is a benefit of your team’s membership with NSA.

                                            This benefit is available for ADULT and YOUTH Teams!

                                            Please check out the brochures for more details:

                                            Click Here:  ADULT BROCHURE   
                                            Click Here:  YOUTH BROCHURE

                                            Please Click Here to Apply and Purchase Insurance Online

                                            Note:  INSURANCE COVERAGE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL YOUTH TEAMS.  Proof of Team Insurance must be provided to the Director.

                                            • Youth teams must have a policy that covers liability and secondary accident coverage in case a player is injured.
                                            • NSA/Westpoint Insurance meets these requirements.
                                            • NSA has worked with Westpoint Insurance to help our teams with their insurance needs.  This includes General Liability and secondary Accidental Medical insurance.
                                            • Teams must have a Current Year Membership Number before they can purchase a policy.
                                            • Players must be listed as ACCEPTED on the NSA Team Waiver or NSA Online Roster to be covered.
                                            • As always, this coverage does NOT cover the COACH, TEAM, or LEAGUE for running or holding tournaments, scrimmages, or friendlies.
                                            • Coverage will follow all approved players listed on the NSA Team Waiver or NSA Online roster for all amateur play for NSA-associated events.
                                            • Coverage follows approved NSA rostered players for non-NSA events if the event is sanctioned, the team is playing as their NSA rostered team, and if a youth team – the organizer accepts the NSA/Westpoint Insurance.   (Youth Teams should contact the organizer of the event to ensure they accept the policy.)

                                            • NSA Westpoint Quantity or League Insurance Discounts (Yearly Policy)

                                              Please remember to take advantage of the discounted Quantity/League rates:

                                              • 4 or more teams from an organization that purchases insurance at one time.
                                              • Your team will need to have their current membership (sanction) number in order to purchase NSA Westpoint Insurance.

                                            Important Note: If you are an NSA LEAGUE that needs insurance and teams will only be playing within your league, please contact your State Director.

                                            Thank you,
                                            NSA National Office

                                            ______________________ 

                                            Westpoint Insurance:

                                            Toll Free: 800-318-7709  |   Fax: 708-636-3915

                                            Email: Angela@westpointinsurance.com    or
                                            Email: Annmarie@westpointinsurance.com

                                            ** PLEASE NOTE ** 

                                            • Before filing a claim form, please inquire how to file a claim. One option is to click here.
                                            • Participant Claim Form – Contact Westpoint – Angela  at 1-800-318-7709
                                            • Umpire Claim Form – Contact Westpoint – Angela  at 1-800-318-7709

                                            PAYMENTS  

                                            Updated 03/24
                                            • Team Membership (Sanction) Fee Payment: $50 per team. Make sure to LOGIN and fill out the Membership Form at PlayNSA

                                            Tournament Payments:  Teams are accepted into tournaments in the order that full payment is received.

                                            Make sure to enter your team into the tournament ONLINE at the PlayNSA Tournament Search - Michigan Fastpitch

                                            • Payment by Check: Include your Team Name, Age Group, Tournaments Paying for & Contact Info
                                              • Make Payable to: NSA
                                              • Mail to: NSA P.O. Box 187, Fenton, MI 48430
                                              • NSF Fees will be $30 per check that is returned to our account. The team will be suspended until a money order or Cashiers check is received for the amount of the original check + $30 fee
                                            • Charge Payments: Can be made at the end of the Tournament Registration Process. You can choose to pay by CHARGE or PAY by CHECK during the check out process.  Make sure to continue the check out process until the screen says your card has been approved & you have signed up for the event. You will also receive a confirmation email.  There is a service fee for using the online charge system, the service fee is not refundable.
                                              • If you pay by a charge and then request and meet the requirements for a Refund, THE CHARGE CARD WILL BE CREDITED for the refund (entry fee) amount! There are no exceptions.
                                              • Only the amount of the Entry Fee will be considered for refund if your team cancels from a tournament.

                                              REFUNDS

                                              • There are NO entry refunds or transfer of fees within 30 Days of the tournament, after a tournament or age group is marked as FULL, or after pool play/brackets are posted regardless of the number of days from the start of the tournament.
                                              • Contact the State Office as soon as you know you need to drop from a tournament, we will try to work with you to get your team replaced so you can receive a refund or transfer the funds to a different event. NOTE: Even if a refund is allowed, a $50 Administrative Fee will be retained from the Entry Fee if Teams or Coaches cancel from a tournament regardless of the payment method.
                                              • If NSA cancels an age group or tournament prior to the event, a full refund or transfer of entry fee will be given.
                                              • Refunds due to weather are done on an individual basis and the number of games completed.
                                              • The NSA Rule Book contains full details on how to request a refund and is available HERE
                                              • Entry in to any NSA tournament constitutes acknowledgement and agreement to the refund policy.

                                              TRANSFERS

                                                • Contact the State Office as soon as you know you need to drop from a tournament, we will try to work with you to get your team replaced so you can transfer your entry or receive a refund. NOTE: Even is a refund is allowed, a $50 Administrative Fee will be retained from the Entry Fee if Teams or Coaches cancel from a tournament regardless of the payment method.
                                                • TRANSFERS: If a TRANSFER is Allowed and your team paid by taking advantage of the early entry discount, you can transfer the discounted entry to the new tournament. If the new tournament you are transferring to has a different entry fee or DID NOT OFFER the early entry discount, you will need to pay the difference.

                                                Michigan Fastpitch Classification Upgrades

                                                To help the teams compete and achieve at their highest level of play, the NSA Northern Zone has instituted several classification rules.

                                                Classifications: State Directors could impose or set higher standards in the following regard. State Directors will review the overall finishes of the team in making classification changes. State Directors and/or Zone VP can change the classification of a team at ANY TIME during the season due to the overall strength of the team.

                                                State Tournaments

                                                • State Tournaments with 16 or MORE teams per Age & Classification: 1st and 2nd Place or Top 10% (whichever is greater) will be Upgraded in Class if they retain 50% or more of the roster the following season.         
                                                • State Tournaments with LESS than 16 teams per Age & Classification: Only 1st Place will be Upgraded.

                                                The upgrade from the State Tournament may be appealed to the State Director. Appeal MUST be in writing with a list of players that will be participating the following season.

                                                World Series

                                                • World Series Tournaments with 20 or more teams: 1st & 2nd Place or Top 10% (whichever is greater) will be Upgraded in Class if they retain 50% or more of the roster the following season even if they more up in age division.
                                                • World Series Tournaments with less than 20 teams: Only First Place will be a mandatory Upgrade.

                                                     The Upgrade from the World Series is mandatory.

                                                NSA Fastpitch World Series

                                                Do you have what it takes to be a Fastpitch World Series Champion? Battle teams from across the country, enjoy skills competitions, parade of teams, pin trading, multiple vendors, and opening ceremonies! Last Year had Teams from: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario CAN, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia & Wisconsin!

                                                Choose from 4 Fastpitch World Series Locations: Northwest Indiana, Florida, California or Tennessee


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