Event info

PlayFPN Summer Nationals

When: Jul 23 - 27, 2024
Entry Fee: $1,050.00
Payment Deadline: After Feb. 1 Payment Due to Enter
Entry Payment Types: Credit, Debit
Divisions: 14U, 14UB, 16UB, 18UB
Format: 3 Pool to 3GG Bracket
Min. Games: 6
Max Teams: 64
Awards: 1st thru 3rd, MVP, Indiv. & Team (Rings, Medals, Shirts)
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. No Gate Fee.
Points: Triple Points Event
PlayFPN Summer Nationals
Additional Information

Fastpitch Nation Park

PlayFPN has expanded to 2 weeks of Summer Nationals

  • July 23-27 - 14U, 14UB, 16UB, and 18UB
  • July 9-13 - 12UB, 12UC, and 14UC - Read More

Highlights for 14U, 14UB, 16UB, and 18UB

More Games and a 3GG Bracket

  • This week of Nationals will not have the traditional opening ceremonies. We are talking with several locations about hosting some sort of optional get-together for the teams without a team parade and one that does not create an extra night in a hotel.
  • For this event, we are providing more games and a special 3-game guarantee elimination bracket. 3-game guarantee brackets are set up similarly to double-elimination brackets. There is a winner's bracket and a loser's bracket. The main difference is teams that lose their first two games will get to play a third game in the loser's bracket, in order to ensure everyone gets to play at least 3 games in bracket play and provide more chances to advance. This will greatly increase the excitement and competitiveness of the tournament.

College Coaches Invited

  • Pool play and the first day of bracket play will fall directly between several area showcases, including the FPN showcase, and the New England's Finest Showcase in MA. Many college coaches will be in the area and we will reach out and invite all to attend. 

Roster and Insurance Instructions

  • Please complete your PlayFPN roster and upload your insurance now. 
  • PlayFPN Roster completed online in the Team Dashboard on the PlayFPN website. Detailed instructions are there as well. 
  • All the coaches must be on the PlayFPN roster and complete the waiver. Detailed instructions are in the Team Dashboard.
  • Either have FPN Team insurance or use other team insurance that MUST NAME Fastpitch Nation as additional insured and uploaded to your Team Dashboard. Detailed instructions are there as well. 


This tournament is a Stay-to-Play Event. All teams that need hotels must book their hotels through the PlayFPN hotel system. Fastpitch Nation Park works 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.

Tournament T-Shirts and Merchandise

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

Tournament Schedule 

  • Tue 7/23
    • Pool Play.
  • Wed 7/24
    • Pool Play concludes.
  • Thu 7/25 
    • 3GG Bracket Play. Teams begin to be eliminated on Thursday.
  • Fri  7/26
    • 3GG Bracket Play continues. 
  • Sat 7/27
    • 3GG Bracket Play concludes.
  • Sun 7/28
    • Rain date is only used if a major portion of the event is lost to weather.

Based on final the number enrolled the event may start on Wednesday 7/24.

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. Starting in 2024 all livestream and game downloads are FREE.
  • 12 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. 
  • 1,000 paved parking spaces.
  • 2 miles from I-91.
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 the 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 has become the standard across the region.
  • Pay-at-the-plate is a fairer system, 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 lose 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