ASA/USA Softball's RegisterASA.com web site provides a wide variety of featrures for everyone involved in ASA softball - players, coaches/managers, umpires, administrators:
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From Junior Olympic to Senior Softball, Bollinger covers it all.
From ASA press release - The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States recently announced the 2014 Official Rules of Softball are now available for purchase on the Apple and Android platforms. The user-interactive application contains the complete version of the 2014 Official Rules of ASA Softball and also has a searchable option on the iOS platform only.
The new app is available for all participants of softball including umpires, coaches, parents, players and fans. A great tool to learn the rules of softball, the $15 annual fee app is a new and innovative for accessing the official rules of softball.
This year's slate of state tournaments begins on July 19th with the Junior Olympics fast pitch classifications. The following week, the J.O. slow pitch teams take canter stage. Following is documentation related to all of the J.O. state tournaments.
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
The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team put on quite a show in front of a large and very appreciative crowd on opening night of the Sam McQuade Sr Charity Softball Tournament earlier this season. The WWAST debuted with an exhibition victory over a group of our own North Dakota veterans before a tough one-run loss to eventual Rec IV runner up Strohs in tournament action. While we were deprived another exhibition game due to rain on Saturday, there is hope that the team will return to the tournament possibly as soon as next season.
For more information on this inspirational squad, please visit WoundedWarriorAmputeeSoftballTeam.org
The following video produced at Washington State University about a baseball labratory which tested a wide variety of bats has been nominated for a Northwest Emmy Award. Congratulations to all involved.
Courtesy Indiana ASA....
2014 Spring Meeting minutes includes changes to the classification guidelines for women's Rec II & Rec III teams, two new members elected to the Board of Directors (Chris Hutten and Sue Lachenmeier) and designation of specific tournaments which may sell extra home runs and under what conditions they are permitted to do so.
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.
All episodes of the television show "Softball 360" - which can be seen on the Midco Sports Network in North Dakota - will be available for viewing online, including a future episode with segments filmed at the Sam McQuade Sr./Budweiser Charity Softball Tournament in June. Click on the Softball 360 logo above to view the episodes presented by ASA/USA Softball.
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 email@example.com. Thank you for visiting NDASA.org.