International Fastpitch Association
We are planning to have the 2014 schedule
up by mid December.
All card values are $250
IFA is offering again this year the different packages for2014.
Any team that buys package one will be allowed to buy one of the buy one get one free tourney cards for $250.
5 prepay tourneys for $1200 and receive 2 free tourney
cards that's a $550 value. Prepaid cards can be used at any event.
Any teams buying this package will be able to buy one of the $250 buy one get one free cards.
5 prepay cards for 1000 that's a $250 savings
3 prepay tourney cards for $500 that's a $250 savings
Any teams that buy a package by Dec 15th 2013
will receive two $100 cards to use toward any tourney in 2014.
Congratulations To the Clash Of Champions 2013 Winners
Strike Zone Force
Triad Pride Blue
Gold B Clash Winners
We have posted the Fall schedule at bottom of the Spring who's playing page.
We have been having trouble getting pictures added to our Photo Gallery. We are working on it and hope to have it fixed this week. Thank you for your patience. UPDATED 6/16/13.
New address to pre pay for tourneys: IFA 12 Manor Ridge Drive, Greensboro NC 27407
Points Challenge has been updated thru the IFA Summer State Challenge. UPDATED 6/17/13.
FYI to teams playing at Pleasant Garden this season in our tourneys - We ask you to please clean up your trash after grilling out. We also need EVERYONE using charcoal grills to clean up coals after cooking and not just dump them on the ground. IFA has discussed these issues with the leadership at Pleasant Garden and we have agreed to continue allowing teams to use their grills ONLY if these guidelines are met. Thanks for Playing IFA! UPDATE - Pleasant Garden will NO longer allow teams to use Charcoal grills. Gas grills only.
The Points Challenge will be updated by this Wednesday April 24th. It will be updated thru this past weekends tourneys. Thanks for Playing IFA! UPDATED 4/21 8pm.
Coaches - Please refer to our Who's Playing list for The Clash of Champions events on August 2-4. We are adding teams as they qualify for the Clash "A" in Burlington and Clash "B" in Greensboro. We need you to let us know if you will be able to play or not. We just want coaches to be aware of teams qualifying so they can adjust their schedules accordingly. Thanks for Playing IFA!
Please click on 2011 Tournament results to view 2013 results. We are having issues with our 2012 and 2013 links and we are working on getting those fixed but please refer to 2011 results until then.
The IFA 2013 Points Challenge is now updated. It will be updated each week by Wednesday. The Points Challenge will run thru the Super World Championships August 16-18.
DDue to safety reasons, IFA will NOT allow teams to use the Louisville Slugger oneX bat that they have recalled. Louisville Slugger has asked us to make sure it is removed from competition. Player and umpire safety is our top priority at IFA. Louisville Slugger is exchanging the oneX bat with a XENO bat from this year and next year. Model numbers affected are FP136, FP1369, FP1368. You can contact their customer service department at email@example.com. Thanks for understanding our position on this and Thanks for Playing IFA!!
Please follow our Twitter account @PlayIFA. We will keep you up to date with all the new and exciting events going on at IFA.
We have heard a couple of rumors that IFA is for sale.....we are very proud to say - absolutely NOT! This rumor may have been started by a disgruntled former associate of IFA. To whoever that may be, we would like to put an end to those rumors.
2013 will be an exciting year for IFA. We have made several improvements to your tournament experience and can't wait to get started. We appreciate all of the teams that have played with us in the past and look forward to seeing new teams this year! If you haven't played IFA...give us a try in 2013. Our upcoming tournaments will be the best ever!
New rule change for IFA in 2013 - 14u will now be allowed to use metal cleats.
The 2013 dates for Peaks View Park in Lynchburg VA:
The 2013 date for Botetourt Sports Complex in Troutville, VA is August 24-25.
The Spring "Who's Playing" tournaments list is up.
We are still waiting on our Virginia dates. We will post to the "Who's Playing" list as soon as we get them. Thanks for Playing IFA!!!
The IFA 2013 rule book will be posted to website by January 15th.
IFA would like to thank all the teams for the support in 2012. We are looking forward to an exciting year in 2013.
We will have some of the 2013 schedule posted very soon
we have not received all of the dates for parks yet but will post what we have so far.
Gate fee info
This year gate fees are-One day tourneys $7 adults and free for 13U. There will be select tourneys
were it will be $7 for adults and $3 for kids 13U(Easter Hop- Mothers Day Challenge).
Two day tourneys will be $6 for adults and $3 for kids 13U
Spring State, Summer State, World Series, Super World Series, Clash Of Champions, Fall State, Scaremare, Winter World will be $7 adults and $3 for kids 13U.
If you are wanting to pay for a tournament in advance, please send check to:12 Manor Ridge Court, Greensboro, NC 27407.
2013 should be exciting year as IFA plans to announce new contest and prizes along with more dates and locations including more in the Roanoke VA area. We are also hoping to secure a couple of Myrtle Beach dates. Thanks to all the teams support for making 2012 a great and fun year for IFA!
Congratulations to our 2012 Points Champions-
1st - NC Vipers
2nd - Roxboro Crushers
1st - NC Vipers
2nd - 3GS
3rd -Team TFS
4th - Cleveland Angels
1st - Diamond Divas
2nd - 3GS
3rd -Chatham Crush
4th - Chatham Elite 99
1st - Carolina Cardinals Frye
2nd -Davie Bandits
3rd -Lady Tigers
4th -Maroon Crush
1st - Aftershock Jason
2nd- Bombers Red
4th- West Chatham Bears
NOTE TO TEAMS: You MUST email firstname.lastname@example.org to ENTER tournaments. Do NOT call phone lines to enter tournaments. You may not got entered if you do not use our email. Thanks for Playing IFA!!!
For more IFA info, or if you have questions/concerns -please call or text our office phone at any time - (336)541-2971 or (336) 554-3122- We have updated the "Contact" page with the latest contact information
**To sign up for an event or drop from an event - Please email us at our new signup/drop email address
When checking for updates, always refresh your browser.
Again this year, IFA will split up age groups when we have 6 or more teams in an age group. In most events, teams will play a warm-up game then all teams will begin in the GOLD A double elimination bracket. With 6 teams, the first 3 that lose out of Gold A bracket will be placed into a Gold B single elimination bracket. The 3 left in main bracket will play out for Gold A bracket winner. When 12 teams- the first 4 that lose out of the Gold A bracket will move to a Silver single bracket. The next 4 that lose out will go to Gold B single. The remaining 4 will play out the Gold A. When we get 14 or more in an age group, we will have a Bronze, Silver, Gold B and Gold A.
Trophies - We always do 1-2 in Gold B, Silver and Bronze bracket and all teams left in Gold A bracket will get trophies. This allows IFA to give more out to the girls and also allows teams that may not get trophies very much a chance.
Thank you for playing IFA!
The 2012 points prizes are listed ! We also posted a pic of the 2011 points champion ring, this is an example of what they will look like. They re different each year.
3 – “Organization discounts” New for 2013
If your organization has multiple teams playing in a given weekend, IFA will give you the following discounts –
1 team = Posted entry fee
2-3 teams= Each team will receive $25 discount off of posted entry fee
4 or more teams= Each team will receive $50 discount off of posted entry fee
Please keep in mind regarding the Gift Cards-
Metal Cleats are only allowed in 14u and High School divisions. If you are playing 12U or younger, and one of your players is seen on the field with metal cleats, she will be required to change them. If she is caught a 2nd time during a tournament with metal cleats, she will be ejected.
Rule Book is now posted online. Please see "Rules" tab.
If you would be interested in bringing IFA into your area, contact Larry Stewart for details.
Why play IFA?
- IFA was created solely for girls Fastpitch and we reward the girls for their accomplishments more than any other organization. A few examples -
- Any girl that hits a home run will receive a commemorative mini bat and be recognized on our website.
We change color of bat through the year.
- Any girl that pitches a no-hitter will receive the game ball and a free tee shirt and be recognized on our website.
pic coming soon
- Any girl that pitches a perfect game will receive a perfect game trophy and each player on her team will get a special medal to recognize a team effort. All will be recognized on our website.
pic coming soon
- We also give game MVP medals- Each team will select and award a game MVP for your first game of our tournament. Medals will be provided by IFA.
pic coming soon
- After each Championship game- Each team will select and award a tournament MVP from the opposing team. Also our umpires will select and award a game ball to 1 player from each team.
pic coming soon
Along with these special individual recognitions, IFA also stands out from others by giving additional rewards back to our teams-
- IFA Points Challenge – we have the largest points prize package of any organization in NC.
- IFA awards some of the best trophies around. Depending on the number of teams, we will give trophies or medals for up to 6 places.
- Upon check-in, each team will receive a case of bottled water
- Our Home run contest runs from March through August. The girl that hits the most home runs in each age group will receive a special prize.
- Our “Race to Four” contest will award the first team in each age group to win 4 tournaments with a set of “Race to Four” hoodies, a pizza party and get to play in the Holiday tournament for free.
- IFA also has a few selected tournaments where the winning teams will get free tournaments in 2012. This is in addition to our regular trophy package.
- We also award the winners of our State Tournament with a free paid berth to our World Series.
A few other special offers-
- At selected tournaments, IFA will offer a combine that will allow 5 girls from each team to test their skills in pitching, running, and pop times. IFA will keep track of these stats and post on a special section of our website.
- IFA also remembers the siblings that are forced to come along.......at special tournaments, we will have bounce houses and /or water slides set up for the kids.
- At IFA, customer service is priority number 1. We are always looking for ways to improve your experience and are open to suggestions. We want each IFA tournament to be the most Coach, Player, and Parent friendly place to play.
Give us a try today – We don't think you will be disappointed!
5107 Armstead Dr - Greensboro, NC 27407
International Fastpitch Association