National Championship Registration Information & Rules

The 2019 PGF National Championship will remain a mixture of invited and qualified teams, in all age divisions.

2019 PGF National Berths will be awarded as follows:

1) 18HS Premier Division - 1st Place thru 9th Place will receive a berth to the next year's PGF Nationals Championship. Since this would include ties it would mean a total of twelve (12) maximum berths from this age division.

2) 18HS Platinum Division - Winner of Platinum Division receives a paid berth to next year's Premier Division while the 2nd place will also receive a returning berth to the Premier Division. 3rd place thru 5th place receive an automatic berth to next year's Platinum Division.

3) 16U -14U - 12U - 10U Premier Divisions - 1st Place thru 5th Place will receive a berth to the next year's PGF Nationals Championship in the same age division. Berths do not move up in division. Since this would include ties it would mean a total of six (6) maximum berths from each age division.

4) 16U -14U - 12U Platinum Division - Winner of Platinum Division receives a paid berth to next year's Premier Division while  2nd place will also receive a returning berth to the Premier Division. 3rd place thru 5th place receive an automatic berth to next year's Platinum Division. Berths do not move up in age division. 

5) Returning Berths are attached to the PGF National Championship Designated Head Coach of the previous year. The Designated Head Coach will be identified as the person listed as such, on the previous year's PGF National Championship Official Roster. This Official Championship Roster will be your official team roster that you present to a tournament official at check-in before participating in the previous year's Championship.

PGF National Advisory Board reserves the right to rescind a returning berth.

Note: The designated Head Coach must actually be the "active" Head Coach of the current team. The Head Coach may not be listed by name only in order to retain a returning berth.

Example: The designated Head Coach earns a berth in the 14U division of the 2018 National Championships. In 2019, he/she moves their team up to the 16U division. He/She is now listed as the active Head Coach of a 14U & 16U team, but actually only actively coaches the 16U team. The 14U team is coached by a completely different staff, but lists the former coach as their active Head Coach in order to retain the previously berth earned. 

Result: The 2019 14U Head Coach would not be able to retain his/her berth, since he/she moved up a division. PGF would not honor the 14U returning berth once it is established that the former Head Coach no longer is actively coaching the current 2019 14U team.

The PGF National Advisory Board reserves the right to define "active" in whatever way they determine it to fall within the integrity of the rule.  Any and all decisions regarding this rule will be at the sole discretion of the PGF National Advisory Board. 

6) Returning berths are only valid for that age division. The Designated Head Coach may not bring the berth to an upper or lower division and may not assign the berth to another coach within their organization. If the Designated Head Coach leaves the organization from which they earned the respective berth for another organization said berth will follow and be retained by that Head Coach at the new organization.

 7) The Champion of the 2019 PGF National Championships in each division will receive free entry into the 2020 PGF National Championships, provided they are still considered a team in good standing, based on our PGF Rules and Regulations.

 PGF National Championship Invitations

Invitations to the PGF National Championship" may" be extended to teams in all the divisions. These invitations are extended by the PGF National Advisory Board. It should also be noted that per the PGF National Advisory Board policy, only one team per organization in each age division can receive an invitation. If one team from an organization has a returning berth, no other team from that organization (including multiple state organizations) is eligible for an Invitation. Note: The PGF Advisory Board may choose at times to amend this policy and may do so at their sole discretion.

Returning Berths/Invited Teams: All teams that have a returning berth or have been invited to the 2019 PGF National Championship must have their entry fee payment of $2,350.00, paid online by April 1st, 2019.Teams who fail to meet the April 1st deadline are subject to forfeiture of their berth or invite.

Payment Policy: Tournament entry fees will only be accepted by credit card. No personal checks or cash will be accepted.

Returned Check Policy: If a check is returned due to non-sufficient funds, a return check fee of $100.00 will be added on to the total amount due. The only form of payment that will be accepted due to a returned check for non-sufficient funds will be by credit card only! Premier Girls Fastpitch reserves the right to refuse any Coach, organization or team to participate in the 2019 National Championship or any further participation in any future Premier Girls Fastpitch event due to submitting non-sufficient fund checks for PGF Events.

Refund Policy as follows: No Refunds after April 1st, 2019!

 Attending Qualifiers (Once Qualified or Invited)

Any team that has an invitation and/or qualifying berth for the Premier Division is ineligible to play in 2019 PGF Qualifier Tournaments, and will forfeit their invite or berth if that team registers and plays in a Qualifier. However, if a team is given a Platinum invitation and/or qualifying berth, that team can still play in 2019 PGF National Qualifiers in order to obtain a Premier Berth. 2019 PGF National Championship Final Roster Deadline - July 12, 2019 at 11:59pm