2017 National Qualifier – FYI

This past Saturday in Burlington NC, USA Softball of NC held its annual State meeting.  At this meeting our membership discussed how we would award our 3rd Berth to the USA Softball National Championships.  Our 1st 2 Berths in EACH age will be awarded at our State Tourneys in June and that is open to ONLY NC teams.  We are pleased to announce that Got Game USA Softball of NC was awarded the 3rd Association berth for the National Championships in 10u, 12u and 14u.  This QUALIFIER is open to all states.  IF a team NOT from NC wins the tourney they are awarded the Berth but this is the only way a team NOT from NC can earn it. IF a NC teams wins over a team from another state and is UNABLE to go to Nationals, we will then ask the next highest finishing NC TEAM(s) until 1 accepts.  The dates for the 10u, 12u and 14u Qualifier will be June 23-25, 2017.  Mike Van Horn was selected to host the 16u and 18u Qualifer and that will be June 2-4, 2017.  I will list below our State Tourney and Qualifer info and contact person.  I will also list below the sites for the 2017 USA Softball National Championships.  As I have mentioned in earlier posts, ASA will officially become known as USA Softball on January 1,2017.  Please email us at timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com if you would like to sign up for the tourneys below or any of our tourneys for 2017.  ALL tourneys should be listed on website by 3rd week of December.  We are still waiting on 5 parks in NC to award dates and 1 park in Virginia.  For ALL Players in 16u and 18u you MUST be INDIVIDUALLY REGISTERED to play in the events below with USA Softball.  That website is registerUSASoftball.com. For 10u, 12u and 14u you do NOT have to be indidually registered but ALL TEAMS (ALL ages) must be Sanctioned with USA Softball AND have at LEAST 1 Coach VERIFIED thru USA Softball’s ACE Program.  ACE stands for ASPIRE, CHALLENGE and ENCOURAGE.  This can completed at the registerUSASoftball.com website.  Even though only 1 coach must be verified thru the ACE Program, ALL Coaches in Dugouts for ALL the events below MUST COMPLETE a Background Check on the registerUSASoftball.com website.  IF you have ANY questions, please call us at 910.690.3556 or email us at timdoby@gotgamefastpitch.com. 


June 2-4, 2017 – 16u and 18u Qualifer Greenville NC   Mike Van Horn  919.394.6785 (1 National Berth each age)

June 9-11, 2017 – 10u (Locust NC) 12u (Greensboro area) 14u (Burlington NC) State Tournament  Tim Doby 910.690.3556 (2 National Berths each age)

June 16-18, 2017 – 16u, 18u and 18u Gold State Tournament (Burlington/Greensboro area) Rick McHone 336.416.6056 (2 National Berths each age)

June 23-25, 2017 – 10u, 12u and 14u Qualifer (Burlington/Greensboro area) Tim Doby 910.690.3556 (1 National Berth each age)


2017 USA Softball National Championship Sites

10u – Findlay, Ohio

12u – Dallas, Texas

14u – Chattanooga, Tennessee

16u – Normal, Illinois

18u – Salem, Oregon






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