The Northeast Fast Pitch League:
The Northeast Fastpitch League (NEFL) was founded in August 2020 by organization leaders, coaches, and event hosts who had a desire to work together to bring unity and structure to the Northeast Region. Following the announcement of regional youth leagues in the Summer and the formation of The Alliance Fastpitch, the Northeast leaders came together to present our sport in a new way and provide a platform specific to the teams and athletes in the Northeast Region.
What Is the NEFL?
The Northeast Fastpitch League (NEFL) is a league that allows all teams in the 10U to 18U age divisions to compete on the same level. The NEFL represents nine states including New Jersey, New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.
Our mission is to bring purposeful play and unity to the sport in the Northeast. Our young athletes are the lifeline of our game and how our League will grow and prosper. NEFL has created a “collegiate-type” event structure and championship series to add purpose of play, excitement and opportunities for all players across the Northeast states.
Why the NEFL?
The NEFL gives all teams an opportunity to play against the best in a college preparatory format that has unlimited exposure to college coaches. Each team will play in already established events and earn points for their performance in those events. The summer will conclude with a League championship that all teams qualify for. Our desire is to see all teams prepare their players, parents, and coaches for the collegiate level.
How is the NEFL related to the other leagues?
The NEFL is a Member League of The Alliance Fastpitch. This means that the League Championship and top finishers in AFCS Qualifying Events will earn a berth to The Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series at the Tier I and Tier II divisions. Being a League Team inside of The Alliance Fastpitch means team standings will be calculated at each age division and team and individual stats will be recognized
Additionally, this means all individual athletes and individual coaches will register as individual members of The Alliance Fastpitch. This membership includes insurance, background checks for coaches, and access to all Membership Benefits.
See more about Alliance Memberships.
The Alliance is the national unification of all Alliance Member leagues. The Alliance will provide oversight and guidance for the regional leagues in order to create sound infrastructure in the elite youth game. Additionally, the Alliance will drive-centric programming and resources geared towards the continual development of elite athletes, coaches, parents, and officials.
How do teams score points in the NEFL?
Teams earn points at Alliance endorsed events. Events can be found on our league schedule.
All games MUST be scored using AthletesGoLive (AGL). AGL provides reports about the event – what teams played each other, game scores, and stats. It is VERY important to score all of your games in AGL. If you do not score your games in AGL, they will not be included in our leaderboard calculations. To confirm your Alliance ID has been tied to your AGL account, log into your AGL team account (app or web) and your Alliance ID will be listed on the HOME page. If it is blank, please follow these instructions to register for AGL: Click here
Click here for more detailed information on Points and Standings
What do my points mean?
Points earned in the NEFL will seed teams into the NEFL League Championship events. These events will award berths to the Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series at each age division and Tier.
How do I join the NEFL?
Register your team with the NEFL for the 2021 Season (Sept. 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021)
All individual athletes and coaches will register with The Alliance Fastpitch.