The Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series

How do teams qualify for the AFCS?

Teams will have to earn their way to the AFCS through League play in one of our Member Leagues 

League teams will compete in existing events from various event hosts including TCS, USA Softball and USSSA and accrue points that will seed them into League Championship events. 

 Leagues will utilize a “Tier” system to group teams into a competitive environment that correlates with their level of play. Each season teams have the ability to define their Tier status (Tier I or Tier II) based on playing results. 

The top performing teams in each League Championship and Tier will earn the right to play for a National Championship in the AFCS. Each Tier will crown its own National Champion at each age division.

LEAGUEDATELOCATION(s)AGES/TIERSBERTHS
NORTHEASTNov. 6-8, 2020Vorhees, NJ14/16/18U Tier I2
HEART OF AMERICANov. 13-15, 2020College Station, TX14/16/18U Tier I2
HEART OF AMERICANov. 20-22, 2020Myrtle Beach, SC14/16/18U Tier I2
TEXASNov. 20-22, 2020Houston, College Station, Waco14/16/18U Tier I & Tier II4
TEXASDec. 11-13, 202010U/12U
SOUTHEASTDec. 11-13, 2020Clearwater, FL14/16/18U4

How many berths are awarded for each age division?

AFCS berths for each Tier and age division were divided amongst the Member Leagues by The Alliance Fastpitch and League leadership. In the Tier I Division for 12U to 18U, 64 total berths were divided amongst the six Member Leagues. In the Tier II Division, 64 total berths were divided amongst the 12U and 14U age divisions while 80 total berths were divided amongst the 16U and 18U age divisions. In the 10U age division, 48 berths have been distributed amongst the Leagues at the Tier I and Tier II divisions.

Where will the AFCS be hosted?

The Alliance Fastpitch will utilize the expertise and infrastructure of Triple Crown Sports (TCS), USA Softball, and USSSA to execute each AFCS. Host sites for each age division will rotate locations (West, Central, East) through the various partners each year.

Dates, locations, event hosts and the event link are in the table below.

Age/TierStart DateEnd DateLocationEvent HostTotal BerthsEvent Link
10U Tier IMonday, July 26, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021Southern CalTriple Crown Sports48Register Here
10U Tier IITuesday, July 27, 2021Saturday, July 31. 2021Southern CalTriple Crown Sports48Register Here
12U Tier IMonday, July 26, 2021Saturday, July 31. 2021Southern CalTriple Crown Sports64Register Here
12U Tier IITuesday, July 27, 2021Saturday, July 31. 2021Southern CalTriple Crown Sports64Register Here
14U Tier IMonday, July 26, 2021Saturday, July 31, 2021Viera, FLUSSSA64Register Here
14U Tier IITuesday, July 27, 2021Sunday, August 1, 2021Viera, FLUSSSA64Register Here
16U Tier ISunday, July 25, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021Oklahoma City, OKUSA Softball64TBD
16U Tier IIWednesday, July 28, 2021Monday, August 2, 2021Oklahoma City, OKUSA Softball80TBD
18U Tier ISaturday, July 24, 2021Thursday, July 29, 2021Oklahoma City, OKUSA Softball64TBD
18U Tier IITuesday, July 27, 2021Sunday, August 1, 2021Oklahoma City, OKUSA Softball80TBD