Fast Pitch Softball

Illinois Tournaments

  • All IL USSSA Tournaments qualify teams directly to the World Series. No other tournament progression is required except ALL teams must participate in an Illinois USSSA State Tournament. If they cannot participate in their own age level they may play in a higher age/class State Tournament. Teams may play in more than one State Tournament for more valuable National Ranking Points. Exception: No State Tournament is required to enter the Women’s World Series.
  • All teams must enter their team roster on the www.usssa.com web site upon registering for the new season and prior to entering a tournament. Teams were reclassified after the season based on your performance from this past season. Also, (New 2011) Class “B” teams are allowed up to 3 former Class “A” players. Note: Adding any “A” player to an already strong “B” team may result in a reclassification to “A” for the entire team. Class “C” teams are limited to 2 former “B” players and no former “A” players. (see Frozen/Locked Roster Rule or Team Classification for more detailed info) If you wish to appeal go to Team Reclassification and download the appropriate form and send to Gene Head. 
  • 43’ pitching distance for 13U/14U/15U/16U/18U & Women’s programs. 40’ pitching distance for 11U & 12U. 35’ pitching for all Coach Pitch & Machine Pitch & 9U and 10U programs.
  • Metal cleats and metal toe plates are allowed for 13U. 
  • Note: All USSSA tournaments use 2 umpires for pool and bracket play.

(New 2013) 16U Class “A” and 18U Class “A” and “B” Teams ONLY – If you have a  problem scheduling your season to include the 3 required  IL USSSA tournaments if you are attempting to qualify under; At Large Berth, Tournament Host berth or qualified in the Fall/Winter for the  World Series.  You can still participate in the World Series if you participate in an IL USSSA State Tournament. We realize your weekends are limited due to Exposure Events and we want to be more accommodating. The 16A teams maybe also play in the 18U Open or Class “A” State Tournaments to fulfill this obligation. Note: This is not for the 16U “B” teams, only Class “A”.

Two designated weekends per season will be awarded Double Points. If this should be on a NIT weekend you will receive multiple National Ranking Points. 2015 Double Points weekends – TBA -  Double Points are not allowed in State Tournaments.

2015 Fastpitch Tournament Locations and Dates

Dates are being updated as they are received

The below tournaments are all World Series Qualifiers and all game guarantees are based on weather permitting.

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Date Name Age Class Location
17-Jul-2015 "Play the Turf" NIT Gold Ring Championship 10/u 12/u 14/u 16/u Open Jacksonville, IL
03-Jul-2015 1st Annual Firework Blast Classic 10/u 12/u Open Davis Junction, IL
10-Jul-2015 2nd Annual Bring the Heat Tournament 14/u B Lockport, Illinois
10-Jul-2015 Blazers 16U Open Qualifier 16/u Open Hodgkins, IL
11-Jul-2015 Freeport Fireball 12/u, 14/u, 16/u, 18/u Open Freeport, IL
10-Jul-2015 In-House All-Star Tournament 10/u 12/u 14/u 16/u C Algonquin, IL
10-Jul-2015 Louisville Slugger Fastpitch State Championship 12/u 18/u A & B Peoria, IL
03-Jul-2015 Northern Illinois 14U State Championships 14/u A & B Rockford, IL
03-Jul-2015 Northern Illinois 16U State Championships 16/u A & B Rockford/Loves Park, IL
3-Jul-2015 Star Spangled Summer Slam 12/u 14/u C only Crete, IL