Florida ASA State Championship Qualifier
2013 ASA/USA National Tournament Qualifiers
(Additional photos on the Girls Fastpitch Page)
New National Championship Awards Look for 2013The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and USA Softball, the
National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, is excited to
introduce a new look and feel of the 2013 Adult and Junior Olympic
National Championship Awards. Created and designed by MTM Recognition,
the exclusive championship trophy provider of ASA, the new awards bring a
fresh and contemporary look to many of softball’s most coveted honors.
“As we celebrate our 80th Anniversary, it was important to us to
keep our look appealing to our audience and athletes,” said ASA/USA
Softball Executive Director Ron Radigonda. “After the immense hours of
practice, travel and sacrifice, earning the right to call your team an
‘ASA National Champion’ is something pretty special and what you take
home or hoist in the air is a symbol of tremendous hard work and
dedication. We want to provide items that our athletes are proud to
display and keep for a lifetime.”
(Click here to see a photo gallery of the new items).
ASA Bat Performance Standard for 2013
SLOW PITCH for 2013 and BEYOND in ASA
There WILL be changes for Certification Mark and Test Standard
for all bats used in the game of ASA Slow Pitch Softball for the 2013
There will be a new Certification Mark to be used on future bat
models manufactured for the game of Slow Pitch for 2013 and beyond. The
current 2000 and 2004 Certification Marks will continue to be valid
Marks for the existing Slow Pitch bats.
Any new models produced by the manufacturers will display the
new Certification Mark for bats used in the game of Slow Pitch Softball
June 2013 Play of the Month from UIC Matt Dunbar
SITUATION: In the top of the inning, the offensive coach calls time to talk to his batter. The defensive infielders come together for a conversation in the circle. The offense is charged with a time out. The
coach ends his conversation and the umpire claps his hands and says,
“here we go” and the defense breaks and goes back to their positions. Play resumes. The offense scores some runs. The defense is a little shaken and scattered and; A) asks for time and the infielders come together to discuss at the pitcher’s circle. No coach or team representative has come from the dugout. The base runners leave their bases to go have a conversation with the 3d base coach. B) a
defensive coach from the dugout asks for time and holds a team meeting
and the base runners leave their bases to confer with the 3d base coach. In each scenario, who is charged with the time out? Are there any penalties and what are they?
May Edition of the Inside Pitch Now Available
The May 2013 edition of the “Inside Pitch”, the
official newsletter of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America
and USA Softball, is now available for download at http://downloads.asasoftball.com/about/pdf/May2013_IP.pdf.
In this issue, you’ll learn about the relocation of the Slow Pitch
Championship Series, the new National Championship Awards and find out
the latest information on the World Cup of Softball VIII!
The next issue of the “Inside Pitch” is scheduled for the end of
June. If you would like to submit an article or photo, please do so by