Fast Pitch Softball Tournament 

The 2017 Dates for the ShopRite Nutmeg State Games Softball Tournament have been announced:

  • Dates: 12 & Under and 14 & Under: Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd
  • Dates: 16 & Under and 18 & Under: Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th
  • 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: 8 Spots Available 
    • CT Bombers Black, Southington Lightning 05's, CT Titans Blue, Xtreme Chaos, CT Elminators, 
  • 14 & Under Division: 8 Spots Available - SOLD OUT
    • Ridgefield Rebels, CT Hurricanes Gold, CT Mayhem, CT Bombers Black, CT Bombers White, Mass Xtreme, Shoreline Sting White, Shoreline Sting Blue
      • Waiting List:
        • ​Pomperaug Panthers, Morris County Belles, CT Seahawks, RI Aftershock
  • 16 & Under Division: SOLD OUT
    • Fairfield Fury, USA Lady Hawks, Hockomock Rox 16U, CT Mirage, CT Seahawks 14U, CT Tides, CT Diamond Club, CT Hurricanes
      • ​Waiting List:
        • ​Valley Fusion, 
  • 18 & Under Division: SOLD OUT
    • Stratford Breakers, WTN Rapids, Wildcats 02 - Team Rawlings, Lady Wildcat Premier, CT Mayhem Softball, CT Tides, CT Fury, Cheshire Flames, Lansingburgh Lady Royals. 
      • Waiting List:
        • ​CT Tides, CT Seahawks Select, CT Jades, 

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".
Age Division Roster Max. Age Cut Off
12 & Under Youth 18 01/01/2017
14 & Under Junior 18 01/01/2017
16 & Under Intermediate 18 01/01/2017
18 & Under Scholastic 18 01/01/2017





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.

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.

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.

Tie-Breaker Information

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



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

To view the rates of participating hotels that the Nutmeg State Games exclusively offer, please click here!

2016 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
12 & Under CT Seahawks CT Bombers White CT Hornets 2003
14 & Under CT Bombers Black CT Bombers White CT Hurricanes Gold
16 & Under CT Seahawks Dutchess Divas CT Angels
18 & Under Cheshire Wildcats Watertown Rapids Capitaland Crunch
2015 Medalists 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  Westchester Warriors
18 & Under CT Bombers  Lansingburgh Royals 23 Tradition 
2014 Medalists 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 
2013 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
12 & Under CT Bombers Teal CT Eliminators CT Bombers Black
14 & Under Southington Lightning CT Bombers Black Trumbull Seahawks
16 & Under CT Mirage Team CT Nationals CT Rapids
18 & Under CT Green Devils Xplosion Fairfield Fury
2012 Medalists 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 Medalists 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 

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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