All of your answers in one convenient location. This handbook provides coaches with all the assistance needed to navigate through the USA Softball registration process and so much more. To download this handbook, please click here.
USA Softball Massachusetts is now on Facebook! Click the logo for more details!
USA Softball Massachusetts is now on Twitter! Click the logo for more details!
Click on the link above for the National Website.
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
|Title||First Name||Last Name||Street||City||Phone||Cell/Fax|
|State Commissioner||Philip||McElroy||PO Box 1558||E. Arlington, MA 02474-0023||(617) 824-8981||(617) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|State JO Commissioner||Walter||Babcock||(978) email@example.com|
|State Deputy JO Commissioner||Wayne||Coe||30 Morton St||Leominster, MA 01453||(978) 840-8068||(508) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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||Noneemail@example.com|
|Deputy JO (North Shore)||John||Gambale||15 Burpee Rd||Swampscott, MA 01907||None||(781) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy JO (Metro West)||Chris||Dalton||7 Inman St||Hopedale, MA 01747||None||(774) email@example.com|
|Deputy JO (Southern Worcester)||Peter||Cardoza||62 Sunrise Ave||Grafton, MA 01519||None||(617) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy JO (Cape)||Erick||Anderson||120 Herring Pond Rd||Buzzards Bay, MA 02532||None||(508) email@example.com|
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
|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
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:
30 Morton St
Leominster, MA 01453
Deadline for tournament requests is February 1, 2019
Applications will NOT be accepted after this date
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
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.
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 Recreational League Registration Form (NON BOLLINGER INSURED LEAGUES)|
|2020 Travel Team Registration Form (see note 1)|
|State Tournament Entry Form|
|2020 Local Tournament Sanction Form (see note 2)|
|Player Pick Up Form|
|RegisterUSASoftball.com Travel Team Registration Guide|
|RegisterUSASoftball.com Recreational League Registration Guide|
|USA Softball MA. Reclassification Form|
|2019 Travel Team Handbook|
|ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA. Permanent Player Release Form|
Forms without complete fee will be returned. All returned checks are subject to a $25.00 fee
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.