Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series

The AFCS is the culminating event for the top teams in each Member League. A true National Championship Series designed to mimic the NCAA Post Season and name a National Champion at each age level. Teams must earn a berth to the AFCS through League Championships, Qualifying Events, or Alliance Rating System.


The AFCS is offered at five age divisions -- 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, & 18U. For the 2023 season, 10U will be split into two locations, 10U east and 10U west. 10U east will be played in Indiana July 31 - August 6, while 10U west will be played in Southern California July 23-29. 12U and 14U will both be played in Indiana the same week, July 31 - August 6. 16U and 18U will be played in Southern California the same week, July 23-30. Please see the schedule of events below or all dates and locations.


Event format & schedule

  • Opening Day (Day 0):

    • Tournament Check In / Coaches meeting
    • Player Experience
    • Home Run Derby
    • Camps / Clinics
    • All-Star Game (16u - 18u)

  • AFCS Regionals (Starts Day 1):

    • 16 Brackets -- up to six teams per region
    • Double Elimination Format
    • Top 2 finishing teams from each Regional move to Tier I Super Regional
    • 3rd and 4th place teams from each Regional move to Tier II Super Regional
    • 5th and 6th place teams from each Regional move to Tier III Super Regional
    • All teams will advance to super regionals

  • AFCS Super Regional:

    • 8 Brackets -- 4 teams playing in double elimination bracket
    • Winner from each Super Regional advances to their respective Tier’s Elite 8

  • AFCS Elite 8:

    • 2 Brackets - 4 Teams per bracket determined by overall seeds
    • Double Elimination Format
    • Winner of each bracket advances to the AFCS National Championship Series

  • AFCS National Championship Series:

    • Final 2 teams
    • Best 2 out of 3 Series Format

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Schedule of events

Qualified Teams