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NAFA Hosting Boys Youth World Series

Friday, July 1st, 2016

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VASSAR, Mich. – Plenty of opportunity for teams and players to enter the 2016 NAFA Boys Youth World Series in Vassar, Mich., July 30-31.

“Consider bringing a team, a car load of free agent players or maybe find a different way to support this event. We are working hard at presenting enough teams for a meaningful boys’ tournament in each of the age divisions, 10-Under,12-U,14-U,16-U and 19-U.” – Don Petro / Tournament Promoter

  • Teams will be found for single players and a few friends that want to experience the tournament together.
    Corey Haubenstricker
    Tournament Director
    Phone: 989-529-9184
    Mailing Address:
    321 Prospect St.
    Vassar, MI 48768

    Urgent: ASA Boys’ Fast-Pitch National Tournament in St. Joseph, Mo.

    Tuesday, July 1st, 2014


    WINSTON, Mo. – Eric Lewis, manager of the Winston Royals boys’ fastpitch team is requesting information about what boys’ teams (ages 10-under to 18-under) are planning on playing in the 2014 ASA Boys’ Fast-Pitch National Tournament in St. Joseph, Missouri, July 30 – Aug. 3.

    Eric Lewis here; I’m a fastpitch dad and coach from Winston, Missouri. I am NOT an ASA or St. Joseph employee or contact – just someone who wants the game to survive and prosper.

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    NAFA Offering Boy’s World Series Fastpitch Softball Tournament

    Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

    By Tim Hatten

    ROCKFORD, IL – I am proud to announce information for the first ever NAFA Youth World Series fastpitch softball tournament to be hosted in conjunction with the NAFA Men’s World Series in Rockford, IL. This will be a first for NAFA and it will begin with both an age 10-Under and 12-Under tournaments.

    We are beginning small, but with the goal of slowly expanding to the 14-Under, 16-Under and 18-Under. Due to generous sponsors this tournament will be free to all teams that want to participate.

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    Make 2011 a strong year for boy’s fastpitch softball

    Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

    The Northwest Royals won the 2009 Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Boy’s Age 10-Under National Championship at Caswell Park in North Mankato, which will once again host the boy’s and young men’s national championships, Aug. 5-7.

    For more information, visit the ASA website at Or contact Mankato Tournament Director, Bruce Walters, at, and also Mankato Registration Contact, Jack Norman, at

    WINSTON, MISSOURI – Is it fastpitch season yet? Not quite yet in the Midwest for winter won’t let go.

    Hi, my name is Eric Lewis. I am a high school principal and coach from Winston, Missouri.

    I was lucky enough to hook up with a group of friends in college back in the late 1980s and we played fastpitch softball together for almost two decades.

    I have uniforms in my closet from the St. Joseph Road Runners, THUNDER, National Investors, and Herzog fastpitch teams. We played at different levels throughout our careers – ASA B, A, Major, NAFA and even a little ISC.

    Like many of you, we had to travel to play in states such as Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, California, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and even into Canada.

    “Men’s fastpitch is a game where great friends have fun competing from around the country and Canada.”

    As my competitive career has dwindled away (ha), I have found myself more concerned with ensuring the survival of fastpitch for my three sons and all the other young men who deserve the chance to play this great game.

    Some of the surrounding rural towns in Missouri do play high school boys fastpitch softball, but very few of them do anything with it in the summer time. It is limited to a fall season with 14-18 teams participating. I am the State Tournament Chairman. After the boys graduate there are basically no men’s teams left for them to play for.

    I have two young men’s fastpitch teams: Age 10-Under, and 12-Under. We call ourselves the Northwest Royals.

    All my kids play baseball. Then once the season is over we switch to fastpitch and travel to whatever post-season tournaments we can find. We have no leagues to play in, so our whole season is limited to late July practices and then a post-season tournament in early August.

    2009- Brandon, South Dakota – ASA Age 10-Under
    2009- Mankato, Minnesota – ASA Age 10-Under
    2010- Rolla, Missouri – I entered a 10-Under and 12-Under team in the ASA Boy’s National Tournament, but neither division had enough teams in order to offer national tournaments in those age brackets.

    This year, we hope to travel to the ASA National Tournament in Mankato, Minnesota from Aug. 5-7 and the NAFA World Series (inaugural youth tournaments) in Rockford, Illinois August 13-14.

    To help recruit teams and know where we stand in ALL the different age groups, I started a boy’s and young men’s fastpitch email list last year. It helped the tournament organizers and all the coaches prepare.

    Please look at last year’s team list that I created and give me an update.

    1. If you need to move up an age group, list the age please.
    2. If you have a new team name, please provide it.
    3. Yes / No we are planning on going to the ASA Boy’s National Tournament in Mankato.
    4. Yes / No we are planning on going to Rockford for the NAFA Boy’s World Series.
    5. Our team no longer exists.

    Please send me any names or emails of others who should be included on this list. And please forward this email on to others who may want to be included on this mailing list.

    Spring is coming and with it, the crack of the bat and the zing of the ball. Let’s play and support boy’s fastpitch softball. The future of the sport depends upon it.

    Eric Lewis
    Royals Fastpitch

    See photos of the world’s best junior men’s fastpitch softball players

    Monday, September 14th, 2009

    Roth, Tom USA Jr Men

    WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CANADA – See a photo gallery and slide show of the 8th annual 2008 International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Men’s World Fastpitch Championship (age 19-and-under) in which Australia claimed its fourth consecutive championship by defeating Canada, 2-1, in extra innings.

    Along with Canada and Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Argentina, Venezuela, Denmark, Czech Republic, Botswana, and South Africa competed in the 10-day event.

    The top four finishers were (1) Australia, (2) Canada, (3) Japan (4) New Zealand. Team USA finished eighth in the 12-team event.

    Click here for photo gallery to see some of the world’s best young fastpitch softball players in action

    To learn more about both the male and female International Softball Federation programs, visit this link:

    International Softball Federation