Championship Information

Softball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

TBD

Admission Fees

State Tournament (state championship games only):
$15.00 Adults
$7.50 Students with High School ID
Children five and under admitted free

State Tournament (all rounds prior to state championship):
$10.00 Adults
$5.00 Students with High School ID
Children five and under admitted free

Tickets available through Go Fan
Ticket sales for all AIA state championship events will be conducted digitally. Spectators can only attend events in the postseason by ordering their tickets online through the association's official partner GoFan. Click here to access GoFan's site and from there you will be able to select your championship event. Due to restrictions, a maximum of 500 tickets can be sold per contest for the 3A-6A championship games and a limit of two tickets can be purchased per transaction.

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

Please note that live streaming rights of all postseason events are held by NFHSNetwork.com. Events broadcasted by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for postseason competition. If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network are not broadcasting, a school or third party may broadcast using the following three options:

NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, it can stream through the NFHS Network.

NFHS Network Affiliate Program: A third party wanting to become an NFHS Network affiliate will be granted exclusive rights to a postseason event at no cost. The outlet must stream the event solely to the NFHS Network. The outlet may broadcast the event in its own manner and may keep its advertising. Outlet will also be eligibile for royalties. Sample Affiliate Agreement

Any other means: Outside entities may be able to broadcast an NFHS Network "declined event" with non-exclusive rights. Permission must be granted through the AIA by completing a Media Rights Agreement and agreeing to rights fees. click here for agreement

 

2022-23 State Tournament Schedule

6A
Rounds 1A/1B: TBD
Rounds 1A/1B Elimination: TBD
Rounds 2A/2B: TBD
Rounds 2A/2B Elimination: TBD
Rounds 3A/3B Elimination: TBD
Rounds 3A/3B: TBD
Quarterfinal Elimination: TBD
Semifinals: TBD
Semifinals (if necessary): TBD
State Championship: TBD

5A
Rounds 1A/1B: TBD
Rounds 2A/2B: TBD
Rounds 2A/2B Elimination: TBD
Rounds 3A/3B: TBD
Rounds 3A/3B Elimination: TBD
Semifinals: TBD
Semifinals (if necessary): TBD
State Championship: TBD

4A
Rounds 1A/1B: TBD
Rounds 2A/2B: TBD
Rounds 2A/2B Elimination: TBD
Rounds 3A/3B: TBD
Rounds 3A/3B Elimination: TBD
Semifinals: TBD
Semifinals (if necessary): TBD
State Championship: TBD

3A
First Round: TBD
Quarterfinals: TBD
Semifinals: TBD
State Championship: TBD

2A
First Round: TBD
Quarterfinals: TBD
Semifinals: TBD
State Championship: TBD

1A
First Round: TBD
Quarterfinals: TBD
Semifinals: TBD
State Championship: TBD

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

Note: Neutral site games are subject to relocation. Factors include, but are not limited to: location of high seed, contractual obligations, broadcast commitments, seating capacity and travel considerations of participating schools.

Conference Play-In Tournament

6A: TBD
5A: TBD
4A: TBD
3A: TBD
2A: TBD

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

State Tournament Qualifying

6A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 12 power ranked games. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be double elimination until a single championship game.

  • 6A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

5A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 12 power ranked games. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination for the first round, double elimination for the quarterfinals and semifinals, and a single championship game.

  • 5A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

4A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 12 power ranked games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to host a game in the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination for the first round, double elimination for the quarterfinals and semifinals, and a single championship game.

  • 4A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

3A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 12 games. Based on region standings, the top two (2) teams in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 3A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

2A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 12 games. Based on region standings, the top two teams in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 2A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

1A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 12 games and each regional opponent to be eligible for an automatic bid to the state tournament. The top three (3) teams in each of the four (4) regions will receive an automatic bid to the state tournament based on region standings. The remaining four (4) at-large bids will be determined by AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 1A: Top three (3) teams in each region and four (4) at-large qualifiers