France National Team Visits Florida
The National Team from France came to South Florida March 2-9 to have a little Spring Training. Ghislaine Ethier of Crepe Sudest Saint Raphael Center for French Softball brought the team to Florida to help get their team for the Women's European Championships to be held in Prague this July. During their visit they met with Florida ASA Commissioner Carlton Benton and discussed future possibilities of an exchange program. Florida ASA is working on taking a 16U team to France to play during the Summer of 2014. Florida players that will be eligible should contact Carlton Benton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Wirth, email@example.com.
ASA/USA Softball to Host Futures Cup
During the World Cup of Softball July 11-14
Amateur Softball Association and USA Softball, the
National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, recently
announced it will host the inaugural Futures Cup of Softball during the
World Cup of Softball, scheduled to be held in Oklahoma City July 11-14
at ASA Hall of Fame Complex.
are thrilled to launch this youth tournament during the World Cup event
this year,” said Ron Radigonda, ASA/USA Softball Executive Director.
“This will be another great way to showcase our OKC venue to youth teams
while also exposing them to the international game and the best teams
in the World.”
first-time event will accept the first paid 16 teams in each division:
10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U. In addition to play at the ASA Hall of
Fame Complex, ASA will also utilize Wild Horse Park in Mustang, Okla. as
a secondary facility during the tournament.
The deadline to sign up with the ASA National Office is June 27 with sign ups also available on tournamentasa.com under the ASA National Office Listing. Click here http://gfp.tournamentasa.com/200/ for the tournament listing.
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
May 2013 Play of the Month from UIC Matt Dunbar
ball is headed toward open dugout door/stairway and hits the coach’s
bucket that is in the dugout or outside the dugout.
2) Pop up goes over toward the spectator seats in foul ground and the player catches it a)
leaning over the railing, b) leans over the railing and touches the
seats to brace themselves and makes the catch while in contact with the
seats, c) catches it and then touches the ground or the seats to push themselves back up.
3) Pop up goes over toward the recessed dugout and the fielder catches the ball leaning over the railing or dugout steps and then; a) pushes off the ground after catching; b) falls into the dugout; c) is assisted by team mates bracing them in order to make the catch or; d) is caught by team mates from falling into the dugout and getting hurt after making the catch.