Player Transfer Rule Update

The Host Committee hosted an open forum on Monday for commissioners to voice their opinions on the new player transfer rules. We’d like to thank those who participated and have taken their thoughts into account. Given this, and various discussions within the Host Committee, we have come up with the following decision:

The Host Committee has decided to delay the new Player Transfer rule, scheduled to begin this year, until the 2019 NWLA Tournament. All player movements for this year will be allowed, as long as that player meets the regular player requirements set forth by the Committee. The Committee feels the rule holds up as it stands, however, the implementation was rushed. This move will give teams a chance to get things together this year, as well as figure out future plans.

We apologize to anyone this may have affected. We realize that a late decision on this is not ideal, and for that reason, have extended the application deadline to May 1st. Please feel free to reach out to the Host Committee for further discussion on the topic.

Indianapolis Set to Host 2018 NWLA Tournament Regional Round on June 9th

The NWLA Tournament Organizing Committee has selected Indianapolis, IN as the host of the 2018 Regional Round! The Committee felt that given the location and strong application submitted by Indy Southside Wiffle Ball, they would be the best selection for the Regional Round. The Dirtyard, which has been newly renovated for 2018, will play host to its’ first NWLA Tournament games on June 9th, 2018. A Regional format and schedule will be listed at a later date.

The Committee would also like to thank the other applicants. We had a great turnout this year and had a difficult decisions to make.

As a reminder, April 1st is the deadline for teams to apply AND pay the $300 entry fee for inclusion in the Tournament for 2018. And another reminder, if you go to Regionals and do not make Nationals, you will be refunded $150.

See you in Indianapolis!

2018 NWLA Tournament Team and Regional Host Applications

Team and Regional Host applications are out now! Register your team today!

As a reminder, the Regional Round of the 2018 NWLA Tournament will take place in early June, while the National Round will be July 13-15 in Morenci, MI. The registration fee for the tournament is $300. If you do not qualify for Nationals, $150 will be refunded to you.

CLICK HERE to apply to host the Regional Round of the 2018 NWLA Tournament!

CLICK HERE to register your team for the 2018 NWLA Tournament!

Click the button below to pay the registration fee of $300 and complete your registration!

Dates for 2018 Set: News and Notes from Host Committee

The NWLA Tournament Host Committee met to kick off the planning stage of the 2018 NWLA Tournament, with the topics ranging from official dates to player movement. We’re rolling out a few changes for 2018.

The official dates of the 2018 NWLA National Tournament will be July 13-15, 2018. The Tournament will return to Morenci, Michigan after a successful first year in its’ new home.

The 2018 NWLA Regional Tournament will be held on June 9-10, 2018, at a location to be determined. The Host Committee will begin taking applications to host the Regional round after the New Year. A Regional site will be selected in late March. Team applications for the Tournament will also be available after the New Year, with a due date set in April. The team fee for this year will be $300, with $150 being returned if you do not make the National Tournament.

The final point of emphasis is player movement. In order to preserve the Tournament’s identity as being a showcase of great NWLA Leagues across the country, we have decided to take the following steps regarding player movement:

• Any player who played in the 2017 Tournament that wishes to change league affiliation must sit out one (1) year.
• In certain cases (moving cities etc.) a player will be permitted to change league affiliation without sitting out a year, however, they must go through an appeal process. Under this process, the Host Committee shall determine whether or not the case is valid. If the player’s previous league is still active, the player must also receive permission from the league.
• In the case of a league folding, the players from said league do not need to sit out a year if they join another league.