2023 EVENT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Event info

Fury Platinum Invitational Showcase Tournament

When: Jul 14 - 16, 2023
Entry Fee: $1,195.00
Payment Deadline: Payment Due Immediately after Acceptance.
Entry Payment Types: Credit, Debit
Divisions: 14U Elite, 16U Elite, 18U Elite
Format: 3 Pool to Double Elimination
Min. Games: 5
Max Teams: 44
Awards: Cash & Paid Fall Showcase Berth in TN
Umpire Pay @ Plate: $70/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/
Game Length: 1:20 Pool and Bracket Games.
Fury Platinum Invitational Showcase Tournament
Additional Information

Fastpitch Nation is proud to partner with one of the premiere organizations in Fastpitch Softball, Fury Platinum.


About the Showcase:

  • This is a showcase tournament. All games will count and standard tournament rules of play for both game play and rosters will be in effect. This is NOT the standard showcase where rules, rosters and scores do not matter. 
  • College coaches from across the region will be invited to attend in person and via livestream. Connect Sports' deep connections with the top coaches in the country is one of the key reasons Fastpitch Nation sought out Connect Sports and Fury Platinum for partnership.
  • This event is restricted to Elite and A level teams only. No B or lower level teams may apply to play.
  • Only 44 teams will be accepted. When you register for the event you do not need to pay but you are not immediately accepted. 
  • Once a team is accepted they will need to pay online to lock in their entry.

$9,000 in Prizes

  • Winners in each division will receive substantial CASH prizes.
    • 1st Place in each division receives $1,000 plus a PAID entry to the Scenic City Fall 2023 Showcase in TN, valued at $1,500.
    • 2nd Place teams receive $500.

About Connect Sports and Fury Platinum:

Jill Crawford Higdon and Jeremy Higdon are co-founders of The Fury Platinum Softball Program with elite teams based in TN, AL, KY. In 2021 they expanded into New England with the Fury Platinum New England, run by Joe Roumelis. The Fury Platinum's parent company, Connect Sports, has been successfully creating and running some of the most prestigious and well attended elite level fastpitch softball events in the country since 2005 including the famous Scenic City Showcase, regarded as one of the very top showcase events in the nation drawing all the top teams and top coaches from across the nation. 

Fastpitch Nation could not have found a better partner to bring an elite level event to New England to the finest park in the region, Fastpitch Nation Park.

Every College Coach in the Northeast will be invited. Based on the success of the 2022 event, we expect more team demand and even more coaches to attend.  Below is the list of coaches who attended our events in person or via Livestream in 2022. 

  • Adelphi University
  • Albertus Magnus College
  • American International College (AIC)
  • Anna Maria College
  • Babson College
  • Bay Path University
  • Buffalo State College
  • Capital University
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Castleton University
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • Clark University
  • College of Saint Rose
  • College of Staten Island
  • Doane University
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Eastern CT State University
  • Elms College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Farmingdale State University
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Ithaca College
  • John Jay College
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Keene State College
  • Keystone College
  • LaSalle University
  • Le Moyne College
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Mitchell College
  • Molloy College
  • Monroe College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Pace University
  • Plymouth State University
  • Providence College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
  • Russell Sage College
  • Rutgers University - Newark
  • Smith College*
  • Southern CT State University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Springfield College
  • St. Joseph's College - Brooklyn
  • SUNY Binghamton University
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY New Palz
  • SUNY Purchase
  • Thomas College
  • Tufts University
  • UMaine Farmington
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of New England
  • University of Rutgers Newark
  • University of Hartford
  • University of St. Joseph
  • University of St. Joseph (CT)
  • University of Virginia
  • Wellesley College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Western CT State University
  • Western New England University
  • Westfield State University
  • Wingate University 
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  • Worcester State University
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. 
  • See Event Info above for the cost for this event. 
  • In tournaments teams pay for all games EXCEPT the finals. The tournament host pays for the umpires used in the finals.
  • Pay-at-the-plate is becoming the standard across the country and is already the standard across the region.
  • Pay-at-the-plate is 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 a tournament gets shortened due to weather, teams will no longer be out money for games not played.
  • Umpires do not refund payments for games shortened by weather or other reasons. If shortened or postponed games are restarted, teams do not have to pay umpires again.
Event Venue

Fastpitch Nation Park (FPN)

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