Fast Pitch Softball Tournament 

The 2016 Dates for the Nutmeg State Games Softball Tournament have been announced:

  • Dates: 12 & Under and 14 & Under: Saturday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 24th
  • Dates: 16 & Under and 18 & Under: Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st
  • This year's PONY sanctioned Fast Pitch Softball Tournament will be hosted by the City of New Britain & The Town of Berlin. 
  • The format for the tournament is "round robin/pool play" with a minimum 4 game guarantee.


  • 12 & Under Division: SOLD OUT
    • CT Hornets 03, CT Hornets 04, CT Bombers Black, CT Bombers White, Mass Xtreme, CT Tides, Long Island Bandits, CT Seahawks Black.
  • 14 & Under Division: SOLD OUT
    • CT Hurricanes Black, Mass Xtreme, CT Bombers Black, CT Bombers White, Shoreline Sting Blue, Shoreline Sting Gold, Stratford Breakers, CT Hurricanes Gold.
  • 16 & Under Division: SOLD OUT
    • CT Tides, CT Angels, Cheshire Flames Red, Cheshire Flames Black, Dutchess Divas, CT Seahawks, Xtreme Chaos, WTN Rapids​.
  • 18 & Under Division: SOLD OUT
    • WTN Rapids, Stratford Breakers, CT Titans Green, CT Bombers, CT Tides Blue, Capitaland Crunch, CT Angels, Cheshire Wildcats.

Sport Details

  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".

The Nutmeg State Games cooperates with the United States Olympic Committee, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. All athletes must abide by the rules of their association, which may include restrictions on the number of athletes from the same school, or team that enter the Nutmeg State Games. All athletes should realize that each is responsible to make certain he/she is not in violation of existing rules and regulations. All athletes must be amateurs as defined by the Nutmeg State Games and/or a National Governing Body rules for their particular sport.


C.I.A.C. Member school coaches may only coach or instruct member school athletes in the sport they coach during the school year according to the following parameters:

Girls Team Sports:
Out of Season



Boys Team Sports :
Out of Season







Field Hockey













Ice Hockey












In addition, C.I.A.C. coaches may not coach more than One (1) team in non-school out-of-season tournaments/camps/clinics unless the total number of athletes does not exceed the aforementioned minimum on the chart provided.

Age Division Roster Max. Age Cut Off
12 & Under Youth 18 01/01/2016
14 & Under Junior 18 01/01/2016
16 & Under Intermediate 18 01/01/2016
18 & Under Scholastic 18 01/01/2016

PONY Softball Rules: 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 16 & Under and 18 & Under

In the event of inclement weather, the Nutmeg State Games Administration reserves the right to modify the schedule and all tournament rules in order to safely and fairly end the tournament successfully.

Game format will be:

  • Game length will be seven innings for all Age Division

  • 1 hour and 20 minute time limit for preliminary round games.

All coaches are responsible for assuring that all players are properly equipped.

  • Teams are to provide their own practice balls.

  • Any player or coach ejected from a game will be disqualified from further play!

  • Home and Away Teams will be determined each game by a coin toss conducted by the Umpire or Nutmeg State Games Event Staff.

Two-Team Ties: In the event of a two-way tie in the standings, the following tiebreaker system will be used (in-order) until the tie is broken

  1. Wins-Losses
  2. Head to Head record
  3. Least runs allowed
  4. Runs scored
  5. Coin toss

Three-Team Ties: Once the intial tie is broken, they do not revert back to the first criteria

All teams are required to provide an official score keeper as part of their roster. We strongly recommend that the score keeper be an adult and must be present at each contest. The home team's (which will be determined by a coin toss before each game) score keeper will be the official score keeper for that game with the visiting team also keeping score as a secondary or back up score book. The official score keeper will sit with the administration and volunteers at the scorer’s table or tent during the contest. The score keeper is now part of your roster and will be treated as a member of your team.

Due to the fact that all competition brackets are ROUND ROBIN formats, a team may not intentionally forfeit a contest; even though the game may have no consequence on the seeding of the tournament at the conclusion of round robin play.  Any team intentionally forfeiting a contest will be disqualified from further competition and the remaining teams will be re-seeded.

Registration is NOW OPEN through the PONY website: 

To be considered for the Nutmeg State Games a team must submit a team entry packet that consists of the following:

  1. A properly completed Pony Approved Roster

  2. All players must complete the Athlete Waiver Form.

  3. Send ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry fee for the appropriate sport, sent to:

   Connecticut Sports Management Group, Inc.
   975 Middle St. Unit G
   Middletown, CT 06457

Who: The Nutmeg State Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Proft organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Nutmeg State Games is the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut.  We are now celebrating our 27th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is recognized by the US Olympic Committee and the Nutmeg State Games is a member in good standing of the National Congress of State Games.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 6,500 participants, 550 coaches and over 20,000 spectators will take part in the Nutmeg State Games representing every one of the 169 cities and town in the State of Connecticut. Participants range from eight to eighteen years of age. Since the inception of the Nutmeg State Games in 1989, more than 135,000 amateur athletes have participated in the “Games”.   


  • To recognize and reward Connecticut residents, of all ages, who have chosen to participate in healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.     
  • To promote and reinforce the Olympic spirit of Competition that values sportsmanship, effort and achievement.
  • To motivate personal development in physical fitness and health through attainable goals.
  • To provide a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and fair play.
2015 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
12 & Under CT Hurricanes CT Hornets 1 Quinnipiac Tornados
14 & Under Xtreme Chaos Lady Titans Shoreline Sting
16 & Under Cheshire Wildcats NWS Elite (Mass.) Westchester Warriors
18 & Under CT Bombers  Lansingburgh Lady Royals 23 Tradition 
2014 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
12 & Under Long Island Crush Cheshire Wildcats Rebels 12U
14 & Under S.E. Mass Extreme Xtreme Chaos Mirage 2k
16 & Under Trumbull Seahawks Western Mass Warriors CT Seahawks
18 & Under Team CT Nationals Southington Lightning Connecticut Raiders 18U
2013 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
12 & Under CT Bombers Teal CT Eliminators CT Bombers Black
14 & Under Southington Lightning 98's CT Bombers Black Trumbull Seahawks
16 & Under CT Mirage Team CT Nationals CT Rapids
18 & Under CT Green Devils Xplosion Fairfield Fury
2012 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
14 & Under CT Mirage 97's CT Seahawks Xtreme Chaos
16 & Under CT Mirage Black CT Hornets WTN Rapids
18 & Under NWS Elite WTN Rapids CT Mirage 93's
2011 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
16 & Under CT Titans Dutchess Divas CT Seahawks
18 & Under Upper Deck Titans WTN Rapids CT Eliminators

Parisi Speed School (Bristol & Enfield) is the Official Training Partner of the Nutmeg State Games!

With over 75 locations nationwide, the Parisi Speed School is recognized as the country's premiere athletic performance enhancement organization for youth athletics. Using techniques that have produced over 190 NFL draft picks, our specially trained performance coaches deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength in character regardless of ability or economic status.

Whether training individual athletes or entire teams, athletes see clear results in performance and self-confidence from our programs. Call us today for more information and a free introductory class.

Parisi Bristol
842 Clark Avenue
Bristol, CT 06010
Business Number:  860-314-0122

Parisi Enfield
3 Weymouth Rd.
Enfield, CT 06082
Business Number:  (860) 745-2408 

CaptainU will provide online profiles and player profile books for college coaches

CaptainU will provide player profile books for college coaches and free access to their online software to help all attending athletes maximize their exposure at the upcoming event to college coaches. Click on the links below to get setup for the event.

Team Coaches/Managers


College Coaches

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The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to

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