In 2020, the Heart of America Elite Fastpitch League as well as several other leagues including Texas, Rocky Mountain, Pacific Coast, Northeast and Southeastern Leagues were formed under Alliance Fastpitch. The Alliance uses other sanctioning bodies like USA Softball, USSSA and Triple Crown to help run their National Tournaments.
The cost to play Elite Softball has really risen and one of the main factors for starting these leagues is to try and keep costs down. One of the main culprits on driving up costs is the “Stay to Play” Tournaments. Generally these tournaments raise the room prices about $20 per night. This is a significant amount for teams that are traveling all over the country. A family playing an HFL/ALLIANCE SCHEDULE over an entire year with 25 Hotel Nights might save about $500 without paying the extra $20 per night. This saves families a lot of money and makes it easier to find lodging.
PGF still has some strong teams and will always be a quality national tournament however the tide has hanged and some have said about 75% of the top finishers in Colorado played in the Alliance National Tournament. At Midwest Speed, we want to measure ourselves against the best teams in the country! For more information on Midwest Speed or the HFL/ALLIANCE contact Sean Hall at Sean@sandcsportsservices.com or call/text 651-336-8020.
by Sean Hall
We have been very fortunate that the Midwest Speed has one of the highest player commitment rates in the upper midwest. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players, coaches and families. We promise to stay committed to our players and families so that they may continue to enjoy continued success.