Event info

PlayFPN Summer Nationals

When: Jul 26 - 31, 2021
Entry Fee: $850.00
Entry Deadline: Payment Due April 1 or When Event is Full, if earlier.
Entry Payment Types: Credit, Debit, ACH (eCheck)
Divisions: 10U, 12U, 12UB, 14U, 14UB
Format: 3 Pool to Double Elimination
Min. Games: 5
Max Teams: 80
Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Individual & Team (Rings)
Umpire Pay @ Plate: $55/Game per Team, Except Finals
Stay-to-Play: Yes for Teams Needing Hotels, Click Lodging.
Stay-to-Play Policy: https://playfpn.com/hotels/
Refund/Cancellation Policy: https://playfpn.com/refund/

Note: No Gate Fees. 1:30 games. Six Flags Op. Ceremony

PlayFPN Summer Nationals
Additional Information

Fastpitch Nation has Hosted Nationals since 2015!

Event

Since 2015 this event was formerly the USSSA Northeast Nationals and is now the PlayFPN Summer Nationals.

Hotels

This tournament is a Stay to Play Event. All teams which need hotels must book their hotels through the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. Fastpitch Nation Park and the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau have worked hard with our hotel partners to provide teams with a great inventory of team-friendly and quality hotel properties, all at excellent prices. Most properties include FREE breakfast, FREE parking and a pool. All our hotel partners offer flexible checkout policies based on when your team leaves the tournament. Read More for details and to reserve your hotel.

    Opening Ceremonies

    The opening ceremonies are held at Six Flags New England, just 12 miles from Fastpitch Nation Park.

    • The opening ceremonies will include the parade of teams, online team video wall and talent show culminating in a fun-filled afternoon and evening enjoying Six Flags New England's rides and attractions.
    • The theme for the costume competition will be "Favorite Movie".
    • Details will be available later in the winter.

    Tournament T-Shirts and Merchandise

    Fastpitch Nation Park offers a vast array of  apparel and souvenirs, such as tournament pins, t-shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, headbands, bows, jewelry and a vast variety of other merchandise. Tournament apparel is purchased and customized customized on site. No Pre-order is necessary.

    General Schedule

    Mon. July 26, 2021
    • Opening Ceremonies at Six Flags and Manager's Meeting
    Tue. July 27, 2021
    • Pool Play Begins.
    Wed. July 28, 2021
    • Pool Play Continues.
    Thu. July 29, 2021
    • Double Elimination Begins.
    Fri. July 30, 2021
    • Double Elimination Continues.
    Sat. July 31, 2021
    • Semis and Finals.
    Sun. Aug. 1, 2021
    • Rain date.

    Northeast Fastpitch League Championship

    • This event also serves as NEFL Championship for 10U and 12U.
    • For for the 14U Championship see the NEFL Website at https://thealliancefastpitch.com/nefl/
    • The order of finish in this National by league member teams is the NEFL Championship order of Finish.
    Event Host

    Fastpitch Nation Park

    Tournament Director: David Rocha
    Mobile Phone: (860) 883-3729
    Office Phone: (860) 242-0055
    Email: tournaments@playfpn.com
    Mailing Address: PO Box 1176 Simsbury, CT 06070
    Website: https://playfpn.com/
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    • Visit the FPN Park page for more details.
    • All games are Livestreamed in HD.
    • 11 Fenced and irrigated fastpitch fields at the best complex on the Northeast.
    • 24' tall, 100' wide net backstops with a clear panoramic view for spectators
    • Weather-resilient red Alabama shale infields and natural turf outfields.
    • Covered, enclosed and gated dugouts for player safety and comfort.
    • LED remote controlled scoreboards with built-in game timers at all fields. 
    Umpire Pay-at-the-Plate
    • Each team pays cash to the umpires at the pre-game meeting prior to the start of the game. 
    • Teams pay for all games EXCEPT the finals. The tournament host pays for the umpires used in the finals.
      • Timed Games (no new inning after) 90 mins or less = $55 per team.
      • Timed Games (no new inning after ) longer than 90 mins but less than 2 hrs = $60 per team.
      • Untimed games of 7 innings or more (6 innings for 10U) = $65 per team.
    • Pay-at-the-plate is becoming the standard across the country and is already the standard in the elite level of the game.
    • It's also much fairer as weaker teams no longer subsidize stronger teams that play more games during bracket play.
    • Teams do not need to collect as much money early in the season from parents due to the much lower event entry fees.
    • When practical, we will limit the number of teams in bracket play with Gold, Silver, Bronze, etc brackets to minimize the number of bracket games played.
    • When a tournament gets shortened due to weather, teams will no longer be out money for those games not played.
    Event Venue

    Fastpitch Nation Park

    1001 Day Hill Rd.
    Windsor, CT 06095
    (860) 242-0055