The Southeastern Fastpitch League:
The Southeastern Fastpitch League (SEFL) officially launched in August 2020 following the announcement of the Texas Fastpitch League, Heart of America Fastpitch League, California Fastpitch League, and the Northeast Fastpitch League.
Conversations about the SEFL actually began in the Summer of 2020 following the shutdown of many states and tournaments, including some of the biggest showcase events in the Southeast. Leaders from top Southeast organizations would meet every Sunday afternoon to discuss opportunities for their teams and events to compete and gain exposure for their athletes. Though other regional leagues were emerging, these leaders felt the timing wasn't right until a more solid structure was formed. The summer gave the SEFL founders time to gauge interest, watch the TFL play out, and gave time to establish a solid framework and vision for a league that would work in the Southeastern region.
Finally, the SEFL was announced in August of 2020 and the key was to bring the organizations and events together to create a community in the Southeast. The integration of tracking stats, creating League standings, creating pathways for teams to earn their way into championships, and a structure to help provide resources and access to the athletes and teams was centric to the decision. The SEFL kicked off its first season in the fall of 2020 and will host its inaugural SEFL Fall Championship in December in Clearwater, FL.
What Is the SEFL?
The SEFL is a regional league for fastpitch teams in the 10U to 18U age divisions and exists to provide all fastpitch teams in the region with access to elite level competition. The SEFL represents six states including Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi. Through this collaboration of Southeast organizations, teams and events, we will combine our resources, knowledge, experience, and love of the game to make fastpitch softball better.
The ultimate goal of the SEFL is to build a community in the Southeast and give a voice to, and provide access for, all member teams and their players to achieve their goals on and off the field.
What does it mean for your team to be a member of the SEFL?
- Be included in League Standings that seed teams into the SEFL Fall and Summer Championship.
- Be eligible to participate in the SEFL Fall and Summer Championship which qualifies teams to the Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series (AFCS)
- Upload your teams' stats after each weekend to be included in our database so you can see where your team and players stack up against the rest of the leagues
- Individual players' stats will also be listed among their peers across the nation to provide visual data that can be used for resume building
- Be eligible for members-only camps, clinics, seminars, and webinars for coaches, players and parents.
How is the SEFL related to the other leagues?
The SEFL is a Member League of The Alliance Fastpitch and will operate in collaboration with the five other Member Leagues in the Alliance. This means that the League Championship and top finishers in AFCS Qualifying Events will earn a berth to The Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series (AFCS) 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 at the League and national level.
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.
How do I earn points in the SEFL?
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?
Teams will be seeded in League Championship events based off of their points. Teams earn Alliance Fastpitch Championship (AFCS) berths through these League Championship events.