2020 Softball Tournaments Cancelled

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the threat it poses to public health, we've made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 ShopRite Nutmeg State Games scheduled to be hosted by the City of New Britain in June, July and August. The challenges and uncertainty that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has presented make it impossible for our organization to appropriately plan, organize and put on our numerous sporting events in a safe environment. Please click on the icon below to read our full statement and information regarding refunds.

​2021 Tournaments - 12&U and 14&U:
 - July 17th - July 18th
 - Game Times: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

2021 Tournaments - 16&U and 18&U:
 - July 24th - July 25th
 - Game Times: 8:00 am - 7:00pm

COACHES - To Reserve Your Team's Spot please email nutmeg@csmg.org the following information:

  • Team Name
  • Team Age Group
  • Coach Email & Cell Phone Number

Sport Details

  • 12 & Under Division - Eight (8) Spots Available - SOLD OUT
    • CT Bombers Black, CT Bombers Teal, Mass Xtreme, Shoreline Breakers, CT Pride, Watertown Rapids, CT Fury, Dutchess Debs.
      • Waiting List:
        • ​Seymour Tradition 12U Blue
  • 14 & Under Division - Eight (8) Spots Available - SOLD OUT
    • Cheshire Flames Black, CT Hornets, CT Bombers White, Mass Xtreme, Shoreline Sting Blue, East Coast Tsunami, Berlin Bulldogs, CT Shock.
      • Waiting List:
        • CT Bullets, PIT Lady Nationals, 
  • 16 & Under Division - Eight (8) Spots Available - SOLD OUT
    • CT Bombers White, CT Fury, CT Bobcats, Shoreline Sting Blue, Shoreline Sting Gold, Watertown Rapids, CT Barracudas, Bethel Blast.
      • ​Waiting List:
        • ​Berlin Bulldogs, Wolcott Eagles, CT Raiders, CT Bullets, CT Crush, CT Shock Gold,
  • 18 & Under Division - Eight (8) Spots Available - SOLD OUT
    • Watertown Rapids White, Shoreline Sting, CT Hurricanes, Cheshire Flames Red, CT Mirage, CT Raiders, Dutchess Divas, CT Shock Gold,
      • Waiting List:
        • ​Jersey Girls Showcase Elite, CT Crush, Krush, 




  • 12&U Registration - CLOSED
  • 14&U Registration - CLOSED
  • 16&U Registration - CLOSED
  • 18&U Registration - CLOSED

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 NSA Approved Roster

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

  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

Please Note: The Entry Fee includes the NSA weekend insurance program that covers your team for this tournament if you do not have Westpoint team insurance. No other coverage is provided.

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.


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.

Softball Tournament 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

Athlete Code of Conduct

  • 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".

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

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 nutmeg@csmg.org.

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