WHY USA SOFTBALL?
Why You Should Play USA Softball
There are lots of reasons why so many people choose to play softball sanctioned by the USA Softball. We've listed some of the major benefits below.
1.TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Many factors contribute to a positive softball experience. Much of the fun of playing comes from a coach’s ability and confidence on the field and in the dugout. Training and education are the backbone of a successful program and ASA offers the best educational materials to volunteer coaches, highlighted by its online ACE Coach Training Program. This program is available for all coaches that has passed a background check.
Each year, clinics and seminars for managers, coaches and league officials are offered through USA Softball, please contact the commissioner for details.
Leagues also could not function without umpires. The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest officiating organizations with over 35,000 officials actively involved each year. USA Softball officials are nationally recognized as the best trained and proficient in the sport and are involved in competition starting with league play, city, state and national championships. Ultimately, USA Softball umpires could officiate events such as USA Softball Nationals, world championship, Pan American and Olympic competitions. They are also sought out for school and college events.
2. USA Softball IS FOR EVERYONE
USA Softball has a national partnership with Special Olympics Softball that we assist and administer our sports National Games each and every year. Our umpires volunteer their time and efforts and USA Softball donates thousands of score books to teams across the nation to help their programs grow. Several of Special Olympic Associations have teamed up with our local USA Softball Associations in providing venues and services to grow the Special Olympics softball efforts.
3. INSTANT RECOGNITION
When a League looks to join USA Softball it can take comfort in knowing the “USA SOFTBALL” name is the most recognized and respected name in softball. Using the “USA SOFTBALL” brand to grow your local program and with the assurance that the league’s children and adult volunteers are the highest priority gives credibility to your league. Through its name and the many opportunities USA Softball offers, this generation of children can make a lifetime of memories.
The ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City has served as host of the NCAA Women’s College World Series seen on ESPN, World Cup of Softball and many USA Softball National events including the Hall of Fame Tournament.
4. SERVICE AND SUPPORT
Making the decision to register through USA Softball of Houston is step one, but what comes next? Via telephone, email or social media (Facebook and Twitter), our staff in your area and the full-time professional staff at USA Softball National office are available to answer questions and address concerns regarding the operation, public relations, insurance and organization of your USA Softball league or USA Softball team.
5. USA Softball SAVES YOU MONEY
Registered USA Softball leagues and teams can become a charter member and insure their teams through BollingerRPS insurance. Bollinger insurance is inclusive to USA Softball for softball and has been partners for many years.
USA Rule books are provided to our Registered Leagues and teams free of charge.
6. INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Both Adult and Youth leagues in their first year of affiliation receive special incentives to help establish their USA Softball program. Please contact the Commissioner for details.
An established USA Softball local league allows a community to bring baseball and softball operations under one umbrella, provides various opportunities to host USA Softball League tournaments or host our local and National USA Softball qualifiers for our National Tournaments.
The “USA Softball” name is the most recognized and respected name in softball . A League uses the “USA Softball” brand to grow its local program through name recognition and the many opportunities USA Softball offers.
For more information on how to become a part of USA Softball and gain access to these benefits and more please contact Stoney Burke 281-723-3033 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7. OUR HISTORY AND MISSION
The "Amateur Softball Association now USA Softball", founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The USA Softball has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than two million.