USSSA Northeast National Championships

2019 USSSA Northeast National Championships

2019 Tournament Dates: 

  • July 8-13, 2019  - 10U Open, 12U Open, 12UB
  • July 22-27, 2019  - 14UB, 16UB, 18UB
  • Nationals format is a 5 game guarantee, 3 game pool play followed by double elimination.

Tournament Location:

Fastpitch Nation Park
1001 Day Hill Rd.
Windsor, CT 06095

Tournament Director:

David Rocha
USSSA New England Fastpitch State Director
Fastpitch Nation Park, Owner
860-658-6329 Office
860-883-3729 Cell
drocha@fastpitchnation.net
david.rocha@usssa.com

Tournament Quick References:

2018 USSSA Northeast National Championship Highlights

Online Entry

To participate in the tournament, your team must complete the online entry through USSSA website. You can pay at the time of entry or pay at a later date. All payments for this event is by credit card only. 

  • Entry Deadlines:
    • 10U Open, 12U Open, 12UB - official entry and payment process must be completed no later than Sunday, June 16, 2019 or when the event is full. 
    • 14UB, 16UB, 18UB - official entry and payment process must be completed no later than Sunday, June 30, 2019 or when the event is full.
    • Register for Nationals.

Team Gate Fee 

First introduced in 2013, at other USSSA World Series events, this year’s gate fee will be a flat fee of $750 payable per team.  This one-time fee covers admission for team players, coaches and all spectators to all parks, the opening ceremony and any other activity directly in conjunction with this event. Deadlines are as follows:

  • Entry Deadlines:
    • 10U Open, 12U Open, 12UB - official entry and payment process must be completed no later than Sunday, June 16, 2019 or when the event is full. 
    • 14UB, 16UB, 18UB - official entry and payment process must be completed no later than Sunday, June 30, 2019 or when the event is full.
  • Pay Gate Fee.

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 specific details about the policy and to reserve your hotel.

Team Athletic Waiver and Team Insurance

Once a team registers for the tournament the manager in the USSSA system will receive an email inviting them to create their team athletic waiver and to upload their signed USSSA roster and team insurance certificate. Be sure your team insurance certificate lists Fastpitch Nation Inc. 62 Douglas St. Bloomfield, CT 06002 as an additional insured.

Program Book Rosters, Team Photos, Good Luck Ads and Team Song

We produce a FREE printed souvenir program book for all players players and coaches. Each team will need to enter their roster (different from USSSA roster), upload a team photo and identify a team song that will be played when the team is introduced at the opening ceremonies. Plus teams, parents and others can purchase Good Luck Ads to appear in the book.

Tournament T-Shirts and Merchandise Provided by Fastpitch Nation Park

Fastpitch Nation is the exclusive provider of USSSA World Series National Championships apparel and souvenirs, such as tournament pins, t-shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, headbands, bows, jewelry and a vast variety of other merchandise as well as softball equipment such as bats, batting gloves and gloves. Tournament apparel is customized on site. Tournament T-shirt pre-order is by online purchase only.  If you do not pre-order you will still be able to purchase a shirt at the tournament. Not all colors in the pre-order may be available at the tournament but we will have a large variety. You can buy shirts at the tournament. Pre-orders will be picked up at the main building at Fastpitch Nation Park. The pre-order website will open June 1.

Opening Ceremonies

The festivities will be held at Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford, CT. This park was named the 2017 and 2018  BaseballParks.com Ballpark of the Year.  The Ceremonies will run tentatively from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. There will be a variety of events from the parade of teams to many different games to play, various inflatables, music, pin trading among other things. Each team will be given a complimentary meal at the park. A wide variety of ballpark concessions will be available for purchase. The theme of the Opening Ceremony will be “Favorite Movie”. Teams can go wild coming up with the craziest ,wildest themed costumes for the parade of teams. The team in each age group chosen to represent the theme best will receive a prize.


General Schedule

​​​​​(Note the date of the tournament based on age)

Mon. July 8, 2019 (10U, 12U) or Mon. July 22, 2019 (14U, 16U, 18U)

  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am - Manager’s Check‐In at Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford, CT.
  • 10:30 am  – 11:30 pm - Manager’s Meeting.
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - Umpires’ Meeting.
  • 4:00 pm-7:00 pm – Opening Ceremonies Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford, CT.

Tue. July 9, 2019 (10U, 12U) or Tue. July 23, 2019 (14U, 16U, 18U)

  • Pool Play begins

Wed. July 10, 2019 (10U, 12U) or Wed. July 24, 2019 (14U, 16U, 18U)

  • Pool Play concludes and some Bracket Play may begin.

Thu. July 11, 2019 (10U, 12U) or Thu. July 25, 2019 (14U, 16U, 18U)

  • Bracket Play continues.

Fri. July 12, 2019 (10U, 12U) or Fri. July 26, 2019 (14U, 16U, 18U)

  • Bracket Play continues.

Sat. July 13, 2019 (10U, 12U) or Sat. July 27, 2019 (14U, 16U, 18U)

  • Semi-finals and Finals.

Sun. July 14, 2019 (10U, 12U) or Sun. July 28, 2019 (14U, 16U, 18U)

  • Rain Date.