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May 18, 2019 DEADLINE IS TODAY FOR USA SOFTBALL MA. STATE ENTRIES
Today is the deadline for Massachusetts teams to register for the USA Softball MA. state championships.
In order to be properly registered, teams need to do the following today:
1. All players and coaches need to be registered on-line through RegisterUSASoftball.com. All players and coaches need to be invoices and paid for on-line through PayPal. The 2019 Travel Team Registration form for teams with their own insurance is not valid for states.
2. A minimum of one coach needs to be ACE certified through RegisterUSASoftball.com.
3. All other adult bench personnel needs to be background checked through RegisterUSASoftball.com.
4. Full payment and paper entry form must be sent to my office today. Since today is the deadline, teams MUST send their entry form via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay the $575 entry fee via PayPal.
Entries received after today's deadline will be returned.
May 17, 2019 Change to Pick Up Players at 14U/16U/18U through June 16, 2019
Due to the weather and the extended high school season, USA Softball MA. is changing its pick up player rule effective May 17, 2019 through June 16, 2019. This change affects only Massachusetts teams playing in Massachusetts tournaments. Massachusetts teams will have to check with out of state tournaments to see if they will be honoring this change.
From May 17, 2019 through June 16, 2019, the following change will be for the 14A/ 14B/ 14C/ 16U and 18U age levels:
1. Pick up players can come from teams at the same age and classification and return to the original team. For example, a 14A player can be picked up by another 14A team and return to the original team during this period from May 17 - June 16. Both teams CANNOT be in the same tournament.
2. Teams will be allowed to have more than 3 pick up players on their roster from May 17 - June 16.
3. The add player fee of $10 per player will be waived from May 17 - June 16.
4. Pick up forms will still need to be completed and e-mailed to USA Softball MA. for approval. You must indicate what tournaments during this time period this pick up player will be playing in and the dates of the tournament.
Any questions, please e-mail Wayne Coe at email@example.com..
March 3, 2019 Recommended Local Tournament Rules & Policies
USA Softball MA. has developed a set of recommended local tournament rules and policies for the 2019 season. These rules and policies will be mandatory during the 2020 calendar year. We recommend that local tournaments put these rules and policies in effect this season and contact USA Softball MA. with any suggested changes.
Note however that the 1 hour 30 minute time limit (no new inning can start after this point) IS IN EFFECT FOR THE 2019 SEASON. The only exceptions are showcase tournaments, scrimmages or in cases of inclement weather. In NO OTHER CASES will tournament in Massachusetts be allowed to have anything less than a 1 hour 30 minute no new inning rule.
To see the new recommended local tournament rules and policies, you can download them here
If you have any questions about this, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 28, 2019 USA Softball MA. Tournament Travel Team Database
USA Softball MA. is developing a list of travel teams that will help tournament directors in determining whether Massachusetts teams are registered with USA Softball MA and have insurance, whether the team has a signed roster as well as the names of the adult bench personnel that have completed their background checks.
Massachusetts teams are being sent e-mails showing which of these documents we need in creating this database.
Please see the explanation below for each item requested:
MISSING SIGNED ROSTER
MISSING BACKGROUND CHECKS
If you have any questions about this, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
November 19, 2018 USA SOFTBALL MA. STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2019 USA Softball State Tournament Entry Form is now available. Please note the following needs to be submitted with the form:
1. The team RegisterUSASoftball ID Number. All teams must be individually registered via RegisterUSASoftball.com
2. A minimum of one adult coach needs to be ACE certified for the 2019 season via RegisterUSASoftball.com
3. All other adult bench personnel must complete the National Background Check via RegisterUSASoftball.com
4. Full payment, entry form and copies or ACE and Background Checks cards must be submitted
Once these four have been completed, your team will officially be entered in our state Championships. The form and PayPal payment option is available in the forms and state tournament sections of this website.
September 13, 2018 2019 LOCAL TOURNAMENT SANCTION FORM NOW AVAILABLE
Travel teams and leagues interested in hosting local sanctioned USA Softball tournaments can now complete the 2019 Sanction application and submit with payment to USA Softball MA. The form is located in both the local tournament section as well as the forms section of this website.
Once the sanction form and fee has been submitted, it will be forwarded to the Area Commissioner for review and approval. The Area Commissioner will consult the local assignor for your event to make sure that umpires will be avialble to work your event. Once the Area Commissioner has approved your event, it will be posted on USASoftballNE.com. You will be responsible for approving or declining all teams that register on-line.
There will be a mandatory tournament directors meeting in early 2019. This will be to review current policies and procedures of running a USA Softball MA. sanctioned tournament. More information on this meeting will be announced in the coming weeks.
Any questions about the sanction form or the sanctioning process, please e-mail Wayne Coe.
August 23, 2018 NEW SEASON BEGINS SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
Just a reminder that the 2018 season ENDS August 31, 2018. Teams and leagues that have registered individually and get their insurance from Bollinger are reminded that their coverage ENDS August 31, 2018. Teams/Leagues that registered with their own insurance also have their registrations end on August 31. The 2019 season opens on September 1, 2018. Teams that are playing in any tournaments AFTER September 1 need to register for the 2019 season ON or AFTER September 1. Leagues that play fall ball after September 1 need to register for the 2019 season as well.
Teams are also reminded do not register your team prior to September 1, 2018. RegisterUSASoftball.com will consider your team registered for the 2018 season if you register now. RegisterUSASoftball.com will be down for maintenance starting August 28, 2018 at 9 AM Eastern time and will be back on-line on or before September 4, 2018.
Registrations forms located in the forms section of this website will be updated by September 4, 2018.
August 23, 2018 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
|8U||7/12 - 7/14||Taunton||Peter Fernandesfirstname.lastname@example.org||$575|
|10U||6/28 - 6/30||Leominster||Nichole Wheeleremail@example.com||$575|
|10C||6/28 - 6/30||Leominster||Nichole Wheelerfirstname.lastname@example.org||$575|
|12A||6/28 - 6/30||Concord||Lisa McGloin||617-921-1671||RaidersSBall@gmail.com||$575|
|12B||6/28 - 6/30||Tewksbury||Rich Iandoliemail@example.com||$575|
|12C||6/28 - 6/30||Tewskbury||Rich Iandolifirstname.lastname@example.org||$575|
|14A||6/21 - 6/23||Andover||Sean Szekelyemail@example.com||$575|
|14B||6/28 - 6/30||Taunton||Erin Murray||774-406-1578||Emurray924@gmail.com||$575|
|14C||6/28 - 6/30||Chelmsford||David Harrison||978-846-0997||Coachharrison99@gmail.com||$575|
|16U||6/21 - 6/23||Lowell||Gil Vigeantfirstname.lastname@example.org||$575|
|18U||6/14 - 6/16||Devens||Phil McElroyemail@example.com||$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 in early 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.
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:
6/14/2018 : 18U only
6/21/2018 : 14A and 16U only
6/28/2018 : 10U/ 10C/ 12A/ 12B/ 12C/ 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.
|2019 Recreational League Registration Form (NON BOLLINGER INSURED LEAGUES)|
|2019 Travel Team Registration Form (see note 1)|
|State Tournament Entry Form|
|2019 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.
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.