How does the AFCS work? – FAQ’s for the Southeastern Fastpitch League

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FAQ’s for the AFCS 

By: Caroline Helmer

 

What is the AFCS?

The Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series (AFCS) is the culminating event for the top teams in each Member League. It is a playoff-style post season event that will be held in late July into early August. The top teams from the Southeastern Fastpitch League (SEFL) will compete against the top teams from each of the other Member Leagues.

  

What is the format for the AFCS?

The AFCS is a true National Championship series designed to mimic NCAA Post Season play, where a National Champion will be named at each age level for Tier l and Tier ll. The series will include multiple rounds of play, including Regionals, Super Regionals, the Elite 8, and the National Championship Series, which will be a best 2 out of 3 series format. In addition to the Championship Series, there will be a Qualifying “Q” Bracket for teams who lose in the Regional Series and the overall winner of this bracket will earn a berth in the Alliance Cup Series.

 

 

 

When and where are AFCS events taking place?

 

 

How does my team earn points in the SEFL?

 Teams can earn points during the SEFL’s season by playing in League Events, where the points earned will determine the seeding for the SEFL Championship. To learn more about The Alliance’s tier and point system, click here.

Teams will also need to score their games through AthletesGoLive (AGL) to earn Alliance points. AGL provides reports about the event – what teams played each other, game scores, and stats. It is very important to score all games in AGL or they will not be included in leaderboard calculations.

 

How can my team qualify for the AFCS?

To qualify for the AFCS, your team must earn a Tier I or Tier II berth through your League Championship or AFCS Qualifying Events. Each season, teams will determine their Tier (I or II) based on their different game results. Teams earn points in their league season by playing in league events which are made up of existing events from various hosts including TCS, USA Softball, USSSA and unsanctioned events. Check out the SEFL’s Schedule of events to register your team for different opportunities to earn points.

 

How many berths are available for the SEFL?

                   Age Group & Tier                   Number of Berths

18U – Tier I

12

18U – Tier II

14

16U – Tier I

12

16U – Tier II

14

14U – Tier I

12

14U – Tier II

12

12U – Tier I

10

12U – Tier II

10

10U – Tier I

12

 

Which teams from the SEFL have already qualified for the 2021 AFCS?

  Age Group                          Team Name              Tier

18U

Louisville Lady Sluggers – Huecker

I

EC Bullets Schnute

I

Lady Dukes Lamar

I

Fury Platinum 18U

I

EC Bullets – Hecklinski

II

Team Kentucky Gold R/W

II

16U

Lady Lightning Gold – Maguire

I

Fury Platinum – Brown

I

Louisville Sluggers 16U Murphy

I

GA Impact Gold Caymol

I

Lady Dukes 16U Lamar

II

Fury Platinum – Polk

II

Fury Fastpitch Kropp

II

EC Bullets ’05 Bilz

II

14U

Tampa Mustangs Viruet

I

 

Fury Platinum ’07 Sharpe

I

 

Tampa Mustangs Bo

I

 

Tampa Mustangs Green

I

 

EC Bullets – Pace

II

 

GBSA Lady Rays Scout Team

II

 

Fury Platinum – Morrison

II

 

EC Bullets Grant

II

 

Good luck to all of the SEFL teams competing for a berth to the 2021 AFCS!!

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