Why TFL?

Competitive Fastpitch - It's no secret that to get better, our teams need to play with and against the best players possible. Texas Fastpitch League is heavily supported by the top organizations in the state. For years teams have had to travel all over the United States to find competitive events. With TFL, these events are in our own backyard. With weekly games and a long list of local events, Texas Fastpitch League guarantees teams the ability to get better on a regualar basis without having to leave the region.

The Alliance Championship - Every year there is one event that is a true test of the best teams in the country where only 1 team claims victory and is crowned the #1 fastpitch team in the nation. Commonly referred to as a national championship, or nationals, there is always one event that the softball world considers being our "finals." The Alliance Championship is that event. The Alliance Championship event is composed of qualifiers from member leagues, like TFL, from all over the country. Every summer, those qualified teams have the honor to compete against each other for a shot at becoming the best of the best. The only way to be a part of this is by being a part of the Texas Fastpitch League.

Tier 1 Status - There is a truth in our culture, that fastpitch has become a world of haves and have-nots. Big events like showcases and invitationals always seem to give preferences to certain teams and certain organizations. The TFL is on a mission to make sure that this practice is no more. By competing in the Texas Fastpitch League, ALL teams have the opportunity to play on the right fields and get into the right events based off the hard work they put in and the success they have on the field instead of relationships their club has with a tournament, or with other entities that have nothing to do with how they play. By competing in TFL events, any team can secure Tier 1 status for an entire season. This is incredibly important for second year 12u teams. Any 12u team that secures Tier 1 and moves up the following Fall season will be guaranteed entry to all the big showcases AND will be on the fields that the college coaches are watching. Don't be left out. Don't be the reason your players don't have the same opportunity as the big organizations. Play Texas Fastpitch League!

Free Spring Kickoff - Register for TFL by October 31st and get FREE entry to the Spring 2021 kickoff tournament

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline to register for TFL
TFL Registration for the 2020-2021 season runs through November 1, 2020

When I pay the $295 for the TFL League is it good for the fall season or fall and Spring/Summer?
Paid registration lasts for 1 calendar year, so it's good for Fall, Spring, and Summer

I just joined the TFL, how can i qualify for Tier 1?
Qualifying for Tier 1 occurs by attaining a certain place in the TFL Fall Championship and the TFL Chamoionship.

I already have Team insurance, do I need to purchase insurance with The Alliance?
No. If you're registering for The Alliance and already have insurance you can get a discounted registration by uploading your current insurance and using the checkout code: INS2020/21

If I paid for the TFL do i still need to be a member of the Alliance?
No. If you wish to play in The Alliance Championship Events however, you will need to be registered with them.

My team qualified for tier 1. How long does it last?
Congratulations on your Tier 1 status! You will be a Tier 1 team until the end of the season next August.

Do i have to be part of the TFL and Alliance to play in a Endorsed TFL event?
No. TFL endorsed events are just normal events that anyone can play in. Please note that your team will not receive points or appear in TFL standings from these events unless you're a registered TFL team.

My team is a TFL team but I want to play in another Alliance Member event such as The California Fastpitch League or The Heart of America League. Will I earn points in the TFL standings?
Yes.

How do I qualify for the 10u or 12u TFL Fall Championships
All registered 10u and 12u teams can play in the TFL Fall Championship

I missed the TFL Fall Kickoff Event, can I still register for TFL and receive all the benifits of being a TFL juniors member?
Yes.

Where do I register for the Texas Fastpitch League?
Click HERE to register for TFL. To view a step-by-step walkthrough of the registration process, click HERE.

Where can I find TFL endorsed events?
Click HERE for an always up-to-date list of TFL tournaments.

Where and when is the 2021 TFL Juniors Fall National Championship?
The TFL Juniors Fall Championship is December 11th-13th at The University of Houston

How do head-to-head games & TFL points work in a TFL event?
Unless otherwise indicated by the tournament director and in an event that includes a bracket, the 1st pool game that is a head-to-head TFL matchup will count toward the TFL points ranking system. For tournaments that do not include an elimination format (e.g. 5GG,) all head-to-head matchups will count toward the TFL point system. Any matchups outside of a TFL event will count toward points unless previously agreed upon by the two head coaches of said teams and should be reported accordingly.

Where can I find a list of the TFL Juniors teams that are registered?
Click HERE to view the TFL Standings page. Just select 10u or 12u from the Age Group drop down and the juniors teams will be listed.

Will rosters ever be frozen or locked?
Players can never play on two different teams in the same event. (Note: Fall & Spring kickoff events, although in different locations are considered the same event for rostering purposes.)
All transfer requests must be submitted by the parents of the athlete via email to Kevin Shelton (TFLLAInfo@gmail.com).

August 15 - October 1: Rosters are open for all additions & transfers
October 1 - November 1: Rosters open to players not on another TFL roster. Players can transfer but must be dropped from current roster before being added to a new roster
After November 1: Rosters are locked for Fall Championships
December 15 - February 1: Rosters are open for all additions & transfers
February 1 - May 1: Rosters open to players not on another TFL roster. Players can transfer but must be dropped from current roster before being added to a new roster
May 1 - Spring Championship: Rosters are locked for Spring Championships
After Spring Championship - June 1: Rosters are open for all additions & transfers
June 1 - July 1: Rosters open to players not on another TFL roster. Players can transfer but must be dropped from current roster before being added to a new roster
After July 1: Rosters are locked for Summer Championships

Click HERE to download a FAQ document for The Alliance