2018 Girls' Class A 16-Under Fastpitch Northern Nationals 

Entry Deadline
Entry deadline for both tournaments is Wednesday, July 18 at 5 p.m.
Deadline to submit "We Declare We Are Coming" form to be included on souvenir T-shirt is Monday, July 16 at 5 p.m.

Pre-Tournament Team Manager Check-in
Wednesday, July 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave. in Bloomington. This check-in is for managers only. Players check in prior to their first game. 

Bat Testing
Wednesday, July 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Monroe Convention Center. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND BRINGING YOUR TEAM'S BATS TO THIS TESTING. Additional bat testing takes place at each playing location beginning Thursday, July 26, prior to each game and throughout the day. All bats must have a certification sticker from this tournament to enter a game.

Managers' Meeting
Wednesday, July 25 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave. in Bloomington. Tournament draw and rules will be discussed at this MANDATORY meeting for managers. Food is provided for one team manager; additional people may be admitted to the meal for $20 each with a prior reservation. Contact the Tournament Director,  John Turnbull, at (812) 349-3712 or turnbulj@bloomington.in.gov to make a reservation.

Opening Ceremonies and Gift Exchange
In leiu of an Opening Ceremony, the national anthem will be played immediately prior to the first Pool Play games scheduled for Thursday, July 26 at 8 a.m. It is customary at this time to have a gift exchange between teams. Each girl and two managers will exchange with the first team they play in Pool Play. Please plan for 18 players and 3 managers. Suggested gifts are under $10 and usually are unique to your area. Suggestions include pins, food items, and T-shirts.

Opening Play
The tournament begins with Pool Play on Thursday, July 26 at 8 a.m.