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For the first time since 2005, North Dakota will host an ASA National Umpire School. West Fargo will host the event from May 2-4, 2014. All umpires are encouraged to attend this thoroughly educational experience featuring Western Territory Deputy Director Malcolm Boyles and Northwestern Region Umpire In Chief Bill Silvas (both making the trip from Washington) as well as our own Northern Region UIC Steve Riswold of South Dakota.
We are honored to have the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team participating at this year's Sam McQuade Sr/Budweiser Charity Softball Tournament June 27th-29th. These heroes will not only be particpating in Military Appreciation exhibition games on Friday and Saturday evenings, but will be an entrant in one of the Rec divisions.
For more information on this inspirational squad, please visit WoundedWarriorAmputeeSoftballTeam.org
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PICKUP RULE: Teams entering state tournaments for all menís and womenís division of play can pick-up a maximum of two players. Maximum number of players including pick-up players is 12. Pick-up players must come from your team classification or lower, and from teams not drawn into the state tournament brackets. The pick-up player classification is from their highest team classification or player data base, whichever classification is greater. Pick-up player form must be signed by league rep and submitted to tournament director prior to first game. If form is not signed by league rep, form is not valid. Pick-up players must wear their own team uniform.
At Men's Masters 35 & 40 state tournaments, in addition to the aforementioned guidelines, the following rules apply:pickup players must be age qualified and rostered NDASA players, Masters 35 Division I may pick up from any class, Masters 35 Division II may pick up from Rec I or lower, Masters 35 Division III may pick up from Rec III or IV only, Masters 40, Division I may pick up from any class, Masters 40 Division II may pick up from Rec II or below.
For more important state tournament rules and guideline, managers are encouraged to review the State Tournament Fact Sheet
2014 Advisory Board Meeting minutes includes invitational tournament eligibility for men's B & women's C teams, adjustments to Men's Masters state tournaments and expansion of bat testing at all men's state tournaments. See the Executive Committee section at the bottom of the page for final approval of proposed changes.
Congratulations to Jack Lukes (NDASA President), Scott Brahos (NDASA Vice President) and Mike Peterson (Executive Board member) on their appointments to the positions listed. Congratulations are also in order for former Commissioner James Hanley, who will remain on the board in a non-voting capacity as Commissioner Emeritus - Ex-Officio.
From our neighboring associations, congrats to newly-appointed Minnesota ASA Commissioner Dan Pfeffer as well as newly-appointed South Dakota ASA Commissioner Gary Young.
After playing host to the Junior Olympic Girls' Fast Pitch Northern Class B 14-Under National in 2013, Bismarck will follow that up by hosting the Junior Olympic Girls' Fast Pitch Northern Class B 16-Under National in 2014. Meanwhile, Mandan ha.3s been awarded the 2014 Men's Slow Pitch Northern Class E/Rec I National.
A major NDASA-related announcement coming out of the ASA Council Meeting in Oklahoma City in November as Fargo has been awarded the 2015 Men's Class D Northern National Tournament. The list of all of the 2015 national tournament sites was released, also showing the Class E/Rec Northen National Tournament - which will be played in Mandan in 2014 - will be in nearby Rapid City SD in 2015.
We are pleased to debut a new look to our web site as we head into the 2014 season. It is still a work in progress as some pages still need some tweaking and other neeed to be completely updated. Much of that will be done in the coming weeks as we fill in some of the gaps with details coming out of the winter meetings this weekend (January 24-25). Please feel free to submit any feedback to our Facebook page or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for visiting NDASA.org.
From asasoftball.org... Heartland Investors of North Dakota secured the ASA Men's Class B National Championship by going 6-1 over the weekend and defeating Precision 23-2 in the "if necessary" game.
Heartland Investors skated through the winners bracket going undefeated before meeting up with Precision in the finals. Having just defeated Above All Landscaping/ACS/GWS in the third-place game, Precision needed to beat Heartland Investors twice to claim the title. Game one of the finals went Precision's way as they came out on top 29-22 but Heartland Investors proved to be too much in the "if" game winning by a final of 23-2.