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2024 MFP 50+ & 60+ - July 31-Aug. 2


On behalf of the West Michigan Sports Commission and USA Softball of Michigan...welcome to the 2024 USA Softball Men's 50+/6o+ Fast Pitch National Championship!  We are honored to have your team and family/fans join us in Rockford (MI) for this prestigious event the days of July 31 - August 2.

The format will feature a three-game guarantee bracket with games starting on Wednesday afternoon and evening, July 31.  Once the deadline has passed, a more detailed tournament packet will be emailed to each manager with all of the details you'll need for this tournament.  For now, this page features some of the details you will need to get started to help make this the best experience possible.  Please see below for details including registration, sites, hotels, and more.  To sign up for this tournament, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Bryan Baar

Tournament Director

Phone: 616-318-5656

Meijer Sports Complex

This venue is our host site and has received the USA Softball James Farrell Award of Excellence on multiple occasions for hosting national tournaments for Slow Pitch, Modified Pitch, and Fast Pitch.  They are also a main host for several state tournament options for USA Softball of Michigan.  For more info on this venue, please click the link listed below.

Paperwork, Check-In

Teams need to have the Official Roster Form and the Official Tournament Entry Form to the host site by the required deadlines.  The Official Player Pick Up Form can be presented at Check-In.  All Official forms must be signed by your commissioner or designee (see links, below)

Players need to have Picture ID's and will need to sign the roster and player signature forms at Check-In

All teams will have assigned Check-In times once the deadline for entry has passed.  Teams will Check-In, collectively, with all players and coaches needing proper picture ID's and paperwork.  Bat testing will also take place at Check-In

Darrin Duistermars

USA Tournament Representative

Phone: 616-395-0178

Entry Fee & Online Entry

The entry fee is $600.00.  If you are paying by check, please make the check out to "USA Softball of Michigan."  There will also be a parking fee in place for this tournament.  Details will be announced later on.  To enter online, please see the Tourney Machine listing below.  Teams will have until Tuesday, July 23, at 12pm to enter this tournament using this process.

Bat Testing

For Bat Testing, we are looking for and implementing the following...

  • An official ASA or USA stamp
  • Cracks or dents on the entirety of the bat
  • Shake test both straight up and turned over for wobbles, rattles, loose pieces, etc.
  • Compression Test...Every compliant bat will receive a sticker that is specific for said tournament.  Each bat has a signature number that it must achieve to be compliant.  If it does not get to the required number after multiple tests, it will not pass

For info on bat testing standards, click the link below.

Bryan Smith


Phone: 517-763-4104

Mail-In Entry

Payment must be at the USA Softball of Michigan offices by Monday, July 22, at 5pm, or your team will not be a part of the tournament.  Please send payment to the following address..

  • USA Softball of MI - Men's 50+/60+
  • 3316 Isabella St.
  • Midland, MI  48640

WM Sports Commission & Pre-Tournament Apparel Orders

The West MI Sports Commission will be able to help assist you with your lodging, dining, and entertainment information.  The Grand Rapids area has multiple hotels within local city/township boundaries.  Checkout the the West Michigan Sports Commission website link listed below.

We are looking at the option of doing online pre-tournament apparel sales.  This will include shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and more.  As we get closer to the tournament, more details and the actual online store will be listed here.

Meijer Sports Complex

Directions & Information on the Meijer Sports Complex in Rockford, MI

Tournament Forms

Official USA Softball Forms for Rosters, Tournament Entry, and Pick Up Players

West Michigan Sports Commission

Website for the sponsoring organization, the West Michigan Sports Commission

Equipment Testing Standards

Information on the USA Softball Bat testing standards for all USA certified bats

Experience Grand Rapids

The official Convention & Visitors Bureau of Grand Rapids, MI