The National Invitation Softball Championships (NISC), produced by NFCA sponsor Triple Crown Sports, returns for its second year, offering a fresh postseason opportunity for dozens of talented NCAA Division I softball programs. This event gives teams a chance to enjoy the experience of a postseason run, while building momentum and player development that is key for next year.

Important 2018 NISC Dates

Selection Day:

Sunday, May 13 (shortly after NCAA Selections)


Wednesday, May 16-Friday, May 18

(Saturday, May 19 is weather day)


Wednesday, May 23-Saturday, May 26

(Sunday, May 27 is weather day)

Schools in consideration will begin receiving participation agreements and invitations starting the week of April 16.

  • 24- to 32-team field in six to eight Regions
  • Added travel days after selection day to Regionals and before Championship Round
  • Inclement weather day added to each round

Triple Crown Sports also runs the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, the Preseason and Postseason WNIT basketball tournaments, the NIVC (for NCAA DI volleyball), and the men’s and women’s Cancun Challenge (NCAA DI basketball).

We will be announcing our automatic qualifiers as the conference tournaments unfold – check back often at

-- Courtesy of Triple Crown Sports

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