2016 ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA. TRAVEL
All of your answers in one convenient
location. This handbook provides coaches
with all the assistance needed to navigate through the ASA registration
and so much more. Click on the link above to download your copy.
For all your USA Softball Merchandise
Click on the logo for The Official Trophy Supplier
click on the above link
the National website to the MAJOASA
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Click on the above logo to register your team or league on-line with ASA
2017 STATE TOURNAMENT SITE BIDS
Teams or leagues interested in hosting the 2017 State Championships are
urged to e-mail Wayne Coe by Saturday September 24, 2016.
The weekends are as follows:
June 30 - July 2, 2017
14A/ 14B, 16U
July 7 - 9, 2017
10U/ 12A/ 12B
18U event will be held during the week, dates in July to be determined.
If you are interested in this event, please let me know as well.
My e-mail address is
2017 REGISTRATIONS STARTING SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Teams playing in fall ball can
register now and not have to register again in the
Spring (unless a team registers using a team registration form). Why
wait until the last minute to register when you can
register now that your try-outs are complete.
CLASS B TEAMS PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION PROCESS:
Class B teams can now classify themselves as B without any requirements.
Please note however that tournament directors
will have the right to allow or deny any Class B team in their
tournament that are marked as Invitational without appeal. Should
a Class B team dominate a Class B tournament, they will be reclassified
as A on the spot without regard for other Class B tournaments
a team has paid for.
CLASS C TEAMS PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION PROCESS:
Class C teams can be classified as C if they have 51% of their players
from one town and the rest from surrounding towns OR 100% of the
players play within the same ASA Spring Recreational League.
NATIONAL BACKGROUND CHECKS NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL
ASA/USA Softball MA. is now requiring ALL ADULT BENCH
PERSONNEL to complete the ASA/USA Softball National Background
checks for the 2016 season and to have the approved background check
card visible at all times during ANY ASA/USA Softball MA. event.
This includes local tournaments as well as any ASA/USA Softball
Championship Play event (States, Regionals, Nationals). Coaches
without this card WILL NOT be allowed onto the field during ASA/USA
Individual coaches can log into RegisterASA.com to pay for
and electronically approve having the National Background Check
done. Team Administrators CANNOT pay for and approve all of their
coaches for this process. Federal Law prohibits this. That is why
each coach must approve this background check themselves.
This new process is only for travel teams playing in ASA/USA
Softball MA. tournament events. Local recreational leagues are
governed by Massachusetts
General Law that requires CORI checks for all youth coaches and
youth volunteers. ASA/USA Softball MA. is not CORI approved nor can
we see results
of anyone's CORI checks. This would be a violation of state and
federal law. That is why we require the ASA/USA National Background
Check as we can
see if a coach passes or fails.
Any questions, please e-mail me at
PAYPAL NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL PAYMENTS
RegisterASA.com has now been set to accept PayPal payments for all
ASA/USA Softball MA. invoices. Also any league
or travel team paper registration forms, tournament sanction forms as
well as State Tournament entry forms now can all
be paid for via PayPal.
MASS ASA NOW ASA/USA SOFTBALL MASSACHUSETTS
Brand new name. Same great service and staff.
Mass ASA has been renamed ASA/USA Softball Massachusetts to better align
itself with the National ASA/USA
12/28/2015 PHIL MCELROY
APPOINTED COMMISSIONER FOR MASSACHUSETTS
The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball, a
volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization, announced today that Phil
McElroy (Arlington, Mass.)
has been appointed as Commissioner for the ASA/USA Softball MA.
Softball association. McElroy has served as a Junior Olympic (JO)
over 15 years prior to his recent appointment.
"I am honored, humbled and excited to be appointed ASA/USA Softball MA.Commissioner," said McElroy. "For over 25 years I've been
involved with ASA/USA Softball as a coach, player and JO Commissioner.
With our existing staff of driven volunteers and my past experience,
continue to thrive in Massachusetts."
McElroy served as the JO Commissioner for the Metro Boston
ASA/USA from 1998 until its merger with ASA/USA Softball MA.and has
past five years as JO Commissioner for ASA/USA Softball MA.
During his time as JO Commissioner, he assisted with local and regional
tournaments, registrations for the associations and ACE Coach
Certifications. He also served on the ASA/USA Softball MA Board
of Directors and attended the Annual Meetings as an At-Large Player Rep.
In addition to his roles with ASA/USA Softball MA. McElroy also served
NCAA Division III National Softball Committee from 2010-14. During
his time on the committee, he helped develop policies and procedures for
the administration and conduct of the NCAA Division III Softball
"Supporting our umpires, increasing participation in our leagues and
sending teams to our National Championships will be our focus in 2016.
I want to thank all
involved with ASA/USA Softball for this great opportunity. It's an
exciting time to be involved with softball in New England," McElroy
McElroy is the Head Softball Coach at Emerson College, an NCAA Division
III program. He is also an NFCA Four Star Master Coach.
McElroy can be
HOW TO REGISTER A TEAM USING REGISTERASA POWERPOINT
ASA has developed a Powerpoint presentation on how to register a team
using the RegisterASA.com website.
Click here to download