2021 Softball Tournaments 


Join us for the 32 Annual Nutmeg State Games hosted by the City of New Britain! This is a great opportunity to play against some tough competition from all over CT and surrounding states in Central Connecticut. The tournament includes a minimum guarantee of four (4) games in a round robin format and single elimination on Sunday. New for 2021 - the Nutmeg State Games have joined the PlayFPN Network!

​12&U and 14&U Tournaments:
 - July 17th - July 18th, Game Times: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

16&U and 18&U Tournaments:
 - July 24th - July 25th, Game Times: 8:00 am - 7:00pm

Registration Fee: $415.00 plus umpire fees
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Payment Deadline: April 5th
 - Roster Deadline: June 4th

Payment Options
- Online: https://nutmegstategames.org/payment
- By check: CT Sports Management Group, Inc.
975 Middle St. Unit G. Middletown, CT 06457 
What your Team Receives for the Entrance Fee:
A Minimum Guarantee of Four (4) Games
T-Shirts for all Athletes on the Roster
Game Balls & Umpire Fees
Medals for the Top Three Teams

Sport Details

  • 12 & Under Division - Eight (8) Spots Available: SOLD OUT
    • CT Mayhem, Berkshire Force, CT Bombers Black, CT Bombers Teal, Plex Gold, Newtown CT Thunder, Cheshire Flames Red, Southington Lightning
      • Waiting List:
        • ​Brewster Rockets, 
  • 14 & Under Division - Eight (8) Spots Available: SOLD OUT
    • CT Titans Blue, Simsbury Honey Badgers, CT Cyclones, Xtreme Chaos, CT Bombers Teal, DiamondZone 13u, DiamondZone Black, DiamondZone Teal.
      • ​Waiting List:
        • ​Bombers Elite Softball, CT Fury Black
  • 16 & Under Division - Eight (8) Spots Available: SOLD OUT
    • CT Barracudas Green, CT Barracudas Blue, CT Bombers White, Shoreline Sting Blue, CT Mirage (Bornstein), BVSA Lady Titans. Wolcott Eagles, Empire State Huskies. 
  • 18 & Under Division - Eight (8) Spots Available: SOLD OUT.
    • CT Mayhem, Shoreline Sting Gold, CT Wreckers, Batters Box Renegades, CT Bombers Black, CT Bombers White, Wildcats, Montgomery Devils Red. 

The Nutmeg State Games Administration will be taking Extra Safety Measures to keep your team safe and help curb the spread of the Coronavirus. We are in the process of updating our safety guidelines and will have them posted online shortly. If you have any questions please contact us at: nutmeg@csmg.org

Regisistration Instructions

A team must follow the sterps listed below to register for the 2021 Nutmeg State Games

  1. Online Registration - Play FPN Website

    1. 12U and 14U Team Registration - Please Click Here

    2. 16U and 18U Team Registration - Please Click Here

  2. Payment Options 

    1. Payment for this event is NOT made on the PlayFPN website.
    2. Registration Fee: $415 per team plus Umpire Fees
    3. Pay by check to CT Sports Management Group, Inc.
      1. Mail to: 975 Middle St. Unit G. Middletown, CT 06457
  3. A properly completed Approved Team Roster & Waiver

    1. Please click here for instructions

  4. Preparing & Uploading Insurance Certificate

    1. Please click here for instructions

  5. All players must complete the Athlete Waiver Form. Coming Soon!

Age Division Roster Max. Age Cut Off
12 & Under Youth 18 01/01/2021
14 & Under Junior 18 01/01/2021
16 & Under Intermediate 18 01/01/2021
18 & Under Scholastic 18 01/01/2021

 

 

 

 

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.

Coaches

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

 

Basketball

3

 

Baseball

5

Field Hockey

6

 

Basketball

3

Lacrosse

6

 

Football

6

Soccer

6

 

Ice Hockey

3

Softball

5

 

Lacrosse

6

 

 

 

Soccer

6

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.

Registration Fee: $415.00 plus umpire fees

  • Registration Deadline: June 4th
Payment Options
  • Payment for this event is NOT made on the PlayFPN website.
  • To pay online go to https://nutmegstategames.org/payment
  • Pay by check to CT Sports Management Group, Inc. 
    • Mail to: 975 Middle St. Unit G. Middletown, CT 06457 

Umpire Pay-at-the-Plate

  • Each team pays cash to the umpires at the pre-game meeting prior to the start of the game. 
  • Teams pay for all games EXCEPT the finals. The tournament host pays for the umpires used in the finals.
    • Timed Games (no new inning after) 90 mins or less = $55 per team.
    • Timed Games (no new inning after ) longer than 90 mins but less than 2 hrs = $60 per team.
    • Untimed games of 7 innings or more (6 innings for 10U) = $65 per team.
  • Pay-at-the-plate is becoming the standard across the country and is already the standard in the elite level of the game.
  • It's also much fairer as weaker teams no longer subsidize stronger teams that play more games during bracket play.
  • Teams do not need to collect as much money early in the season from parents due to the much lower event entry fees.

Please click on the "Tournament Rules" icon above to download the rules. 

When a team withdraws prior to a tournament:

Teams should plan for the unexpected and understand that the scheduling process starts weeks and sometimes months before an event is scheduled to take place and often times events are full for months.

  • A full refund shall be given if a team withdraws on or before the 60th day (2 months) prior to the tournament.
  • No refund shall be given if a team withdraws within 60th day (2 months) of an event unless a replacement team is found.

When a team withdraws prior to a National Championship:

The withdrawal deadline and the entry deadline are the same. A team will be given a full refund of the entry fee and gate fee if they withdraw on or before the entry deadline. No refund of either the entry fee or gate fee will be given if a team withdraws after the entry deadline.

Refunds, cancellations or shortening of a tournament.

While we will make every attempt to play each event, weather may prevent an event from being completed or in some cases, even starting. In those cases:

  • If at least 2 games are started no refund is provided.
  • If at least 1 game is started a 50% refund is given.
  • If no games are started a 65% refund is given.
Note:
  • If governmental agencies shutdown our ability to play due to the coronavirus situation refunds are not guaranteed and contingencies and actions will be determined at that time once we know the extent of any shutdown and how the extraordinary situation would impact our ability to remain in business. 
  • In the case where teams are due a refund but are registered and unpaid for future events that refund shall be applied to the balance due on those future events. We reserve the right to adjust this policy at any time to accommodate unusual circumstances.

Heat Index Policy

The following heat index policy guidelines have been established to ensure the safety and welfare of all players, coaches, and umpires involved with the sport of fastpitch softball.

Heat Index Actions

  • 80° - 89°: Use caution; Monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.
  • 90° - 104°: Use extreme caution; Ensure water breaks are allowed as needed; Ensure that all individuals drink fluids and that uniforms are modified to ensure the coolest level available.
  • 105° - 114°: Games will be shortened in duration to allow a longer break between games for all involved; Alter uniforms where feasible;
  • 115° & Above: All activities will be suspended until the heat index is below 115.
  • NOAA heat Index Calculator

Chesley Park
95 Wildwood St, New Britain, CT 06051 

  • Field Descriptions / Type: Three fields. Two fields are turf and one field is grass. 
  • Dugouts: Open Dugouts. Teams are asked to bring tents to place over the dugouts to provide shade for the players.
  • Spectator Seating. Spectator bleachers are available at each field. We do recommend that spectators bring their own chairs.
  • Parking: Parking is avaiable in two lots (for free) along Wildwood St.
  • Concessions: TBA
  • Recommendations: Coming Soon. 

Newington High School
605 Willard Ave, Newington, CT 06111 

  • Field Descriptions / Type 
  • Dugouts: TBA
  • Spectator Seating: TBA
  • Parking: TBA
  • Concessions: TBA
  • Recommendations: Coming Soon

 

Free Trial Training Session or Sports Performance Evaluation

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
http://www.parisischool.com/bristol/

Parisi Enfield
3 Weymouth Rd.
Enfield, CT 06082
Business Number:  (860) 745-2408
http://www.parisischool.com/enfield/ 

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 nutmeg@csmg.org.

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