2019 USA SOFTBALL MA. TRAVEL TEAM HANDBOOK


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NEWS


 

August 21, 2019 NEW USA SOFTBALL MA WEBSITE

Over the next several months, USA Softball MA. Junior Olympic's website will be transitioning to USASoftballMA.com. This website will contain everything USA Softball for the state of Massachusetts. This includes Adult softball, Youth softball, and umpires as well as all things USA Softball nationally. Please bookmark USASoftballMA.com as the future home of MAJOASA.ORG.

August 21, 2019 NEW SEASON BEGINS SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

Just a reminder that the 2019 season ENDS August 31, 2019. Teams and leagues that have registered individually and get their insurance from Bollinger are reminded that their coverage ENDS August 31, 2019. Teams/Leagues that registered with their own insurance also have their registrations end on August 31. The 2020 season opens on September 1, 2019. Teams that are playing in any tournaments AFTER September 1 need to register for the 2020 season ON or AFTER September 1. Leagues that play fall ball after September 1 need to register for the 2020 season as well.

Teams are also reminded do not register your team prior to September 1, 2019. RegisterUSASoftball.com will consider your team registered for the 2019 season if you register now. RegisterUSASoftball.com will be down for maintenance starting August 28, 2019 at 9 AM Eastern time and will be back on-line on or before September 4, 2019.

Registrations forms located in the forms section of this website will be updated by September 4, 2019.

Leagues that wish to have Class C travel teams are alerted to the new requirement that all league players MUST be registered on-line via RegisterUSASoftball.com. No exceptions will be made. USA Softball MA can track league players on Class C travel teams when all leagues register via RegisterUSASoftball.com. Even leagues with their own insurance are required to register on-line if they wish to have Class C travel teams.

August 21, 2019 BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED

All adult bench personnel MUST have a background check completed by USA Softball prior to the start of any USA Softball MA. sanctioned event. Adults will not be allowed on the field without this being completed. National Background checks can be done through RegisterUSASoftball.com. Each adult must complete his or her own national background check as it requires their electronic signature authorizing the background check to be completed. Massachusetts CORI checks will not be allowed as a substitute for the USA Softball background check. Anyone submitting a CORI result will be violating state and federal privacy laws and USA Softball MA. is not authorized to request Massachusetts CORI checks. Tournament directors will be asking for either the RegisterUSASoftball ID cards or a copy of the adult's profile page from RegisterUSASoftball.com to verify that the background check has been completed. Any questions, please contact Wayne Coe @ wayne.coe67@gmail.com



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USA Softball of Massachusetts Junior Olympic Staff



 

Title First Name Last Name Street City Phone Cell/Fax Email
State Commissioner Philip McElroy PO Box 1558 E. Arlington, MA 02474-0023 (617) 824-8981 (617) 417-9281 usasoftballma@gmail.com
State JO Commissioner Walter Babcock     (978) 821-1199   babcock275@yahoo.com
State Deputy JO Commissioner Wayne Coe 30 Morton St Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 840-8068 (508) 331-2153 wayne.coe67@gmail.com
Deputy JO (Lowell) Don Beland 94 Lundberg St Lowell, MA 01850 (978) 452-9338 508-897-9044 Donb328@comcast.net
Deputy JO (Merrimack) Gil Vigeant 31 Laurel St Lowell, MA 01850 (978) 265-5352 None G.Vigeant@comcast.net
Deputy JO (South Shore) Michael Peckman     781-724-0602 None mpeckman@gmail.com
Deputy JO (North Shore) John Gambale 15 Burpee Rd Swampscott, MA 01907 None (781) 715-5193 jgamble.nestorm@aol.com
Deputy JO (Metro West) Chris Dalton 7 Inman St Hopedale, MA 01747 None (774) 573-6514 cdalton19@comcast.net
Deputy JO (Southern Worcester) Peter Cardoza 62 Sunrise Ave Grafton, MA 01519 None (617) 365-0720 pfcardoza@gmail.com
Deputy JO (Cape) Erick Anderson 120 Herring Pond Rd Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 None (508) 292-7020 erickwilliamanderson@gmail.com

 

Interested in becoming a Junior Olympic Commissioner for your area?????

We are always looking for hard working individuals to assist with the Junior Olympic Program here in Massachusetts.
Please e-mail me if you are interested


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2020 STATE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION (TENTATIVE)


Age Date Location Director Phone Email/ Schedule Fee
8U           $575
10U 6/12 - 6/14         $575
10C 6/12 - 6/14         $575
12A 6/12 - 6/14         $575
12B 6/12 - 6/14         $575
12C 6/12 - 6/14         $575
14A 6/26 - 6/28         $575
14B 6/26 - 6/28         $575
14C 6/26 - 6/28         $575
16U 6/19 - 6/21         $575
18U 6/19 - 6/21         $575
             

The format for the USA Softball MA. State Championships will now be 2 pool play games (no new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes leading into a double elimination bracket. All teams MUST be ready to play as early as 12 noon on Friday should circumstances dictate. Since this is an USA Softball Championship Play Event, all teams must be drawn equally. DO NOT ASK NOT TO PLAY FRIDAY AS THIS REQUEST WILL BE DENIED. The Massachusetts JO Staff reserves the right to modify this format if necessary.

Officially registered teams can be found here.

MUST have at least one coach ACE certified and all other adult bench personnel MUST have completed the USA Softball National Background check PRIOR to their entry being accepted for USA Softball MA.& other USA Softball Championship Play events.

Entry form can be found here

 

 

TEAMS WISHING TO PLAY IN THE EASTERN NATIONALS OR USA SOFTBALL NATIONALS MUST REGISTER FOR THE USA SOFTBALL MA. STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS BEFORE THE NATIONAL PAPERWORK WILL BE SUBMITTED.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT WAYNE COE AT wayne.coe67@gmail.com.

TEAMS MUST NOW HAVE ALL ADULT BENCH PERSONNEL GO THROUGH THE ON-LINE NATIONAL USA SOFTBALL BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS AND COMPLETE THE ON-LINE USA SOFTBALL ACE CLINIC.ACE CERTIFICATION IS ONLY VALID FOR ONE SEASON.

TEAMS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR STATE TOURNAMENTS UNTIL THIS HAS BEEN COMPLETED AS WELL AS HAVE ALL ADULT BENCH PERSONNEL COMPLETE THE USA SOFTBALL NATIONAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

CLASS B TEAMS PLEASE NOTE:

Per USA SOFTBALL MA. rules, Class B Teams that win the USA SOFTBALL MA. Class B State Championships are automatically reclassified as an 'A' team for the following season unless a waiver or appeal is granted. Please see the Class B Travel Team registration form for further details.


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2020 LOCAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION


INTERESTED IN HOSTING OPEN TOURNAMENT ??


Please complete a local tournament sanction form for each age division.

Submit this form along with a check for XXX per age division, made payable to USA SOFTBALL MA., to:

Wayne Coe
30 Morton St
Leominster, MA 01453

Deadline for tournament requests is February 1, 2019
Applications will NOT be accepted after this date


Team/League Sanction Fee

TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:


You will be required to attend a state-wide USA Softball Tournament Directors Meeting to be held on November 10, 2019. We will be reviewing the policies and regulations that will be in effect at all local USA Softball MA. tournaments. Attendance by all tournament directors will be mandatory. More details will be made available on this website and USASoftballMA.com shortly.

Tournaments can only be classified as 'OPEN', 'B', or 'C'. Multiple divisions will not be allowed. Tournaments can be multiple ages but only one division
Sanctioned scrimmages can be multiple divisions and ages
OPEN tournaments can accept any classification (A, B or C)
Division B tournaments can accept Class B or Class C teams. No Class A teams
Division C tournaments can only accept Class C teams. No Class A or Class B

Only one 18+ tournament will be allowed each weekend

USA SOFTBALL MA. sanctioned events MUST have a minimum time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes. No drop dead time limits allowed (except for sanctioned scrimmages). Exceptions for weather will be allowed.

USA Softball MA. now has a worksheet that shows all Massachusetts rgeistered teams and whether they have submitted their rosters, insurance certificates and background checks. Click here to download.

THE FOLLOWING WEEKENDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO HOST LOCAL TOURNAMENTS:
6/12/2020 - 6/14/2020 : 10U/ 10C/ 12A/ 12B/ 12C
6/19/2020 - 6/21/2020 : 16U & 18U
6/26/2020 - 6/28/2020 : 14A/ 14B/ 14C


 

NOTE TO TEAMS :


In order to play in any of these USA SOFTBALL MA. sanctioned events listed below, your team must be registered as an USA Softball Travel Team. Massachusetts teams can download a travel team registration form by clicking on the forms link above. Recreational League teams MUST register as an USA Softball Travel Team in order to play in USA SOFTBALL MA. Sanctioned Tournaments. This is to insure the USA SOFTBALL umpires for the tournament. Tournament directors may click on the registrations link above to see a current list of registered teams. All teams are required to submit to the tournament director a current certificate of insurance, an USA SOFTBALL Championship Roster SIGNED by an USA SOFTBALL official and copies of each coach's background check approval prior to their first game of the tournament. teams can click here to see if USA Softball MA. has copies of these documents.

Teams registered to play in USA SOFTBALL Tournaments in Massachusetts that are not listed on the MAJOASA website are advised that these are not sanctioned by the USA SOFTBALL MA.. Your team insurance may not cover you for participating in an unsanctioned USA SOFTBALL event nor are the umpires covered for working the tournament. Only sanctioned tournaments are listed on the USASoftballNE.com website.


INTERESTED IN OTHER USA SOFTBALL SANCTIONED EVENTS ACROSS NEW ENGLAND?


As as new service for those USA SOFTBALL registered teams, USA SOFTBALL Region 1 has developed a tournament website listing all tournaments across all six New England states. To view this new website, please visit http:// www.usasoftballNE.com.

2020 USA SOFTBALL MA. JO SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS (All USA Softball MA. local tournaments will now be posted on the USA Softball NE. website)



SCRIMMAGES   10U TOURNAMENTS

12U TOURNAMENTS   14U TOURNAMENTS

16U TOURNAMENTS   18U TOURNAMENTS

COLLEGE SHOWCASES   18+ TOURNAMENTS


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Forms


TEAMS AND LEAGUES PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGE:

Teams and leagues that use Bollinger insurance MUST register their teams individually. Also leagues that wish to form Class C travel teams MUST register their entire league individually through RegisterUSASoftball.com. No exceptions.


2020 Recreational League Registration Form (NON BOLLINGER INSURED LEAGUES) PDF
2020 Travel Team Registration Form (see note 1) PDF
State Tournament Entry Form PDF
2020 Local Tournament Sanction Form (see note 2) PDF
Team/League Sanction Fee
Player Pick Up Form PDF
RegisterUSASoftball.com Travel Team Registration Guide PDF  
RegisterUSASoftball.com Recreational League Registration Guide PDF  
USA Softball MA. Reclassification Form PDF
2019 Travel Team Handbook PDF  
ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA. Permanent Player Release Form PDF  

Forms without complete fee will be returned. All returned checks are subject to a $25.00 fee

NOTES:

1. This form needs to be complete regardless of whether the team is individually registering and insuring through Bollinger insurance or the team has its own insurance. Teams wishing to be classified as Class C must complete all forms in their entirety. Failure to complete all of the forms will delay the team in being processed and classified. Leagues that wish to form Class C teams MUST register their entire league on-line through RegisterUSASoftball.com.

2. This form must be completed for each age division hosted. The form will be submitted to the appropriate Area USA Softball UIC for review along with the Deputy State JO Commissioner. Tournament directors MUST attend a training session to be held by USA Softball MA. each season to review policies and regulations of running a local tournament in Massachusetts. Details will be posted on this website.


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