The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) has many important responsibilities as the national governing body of softball in the United States, including regulating competition to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of players who annually plaly the sport.
When the ASA entered the softball picture in 1933, the sport was in a state of confusion, with no unified set of playing relues and no national governing body to provide guidance and stability. The ASA changed all that by adopting softball's first universally accepted rules of play and by organizing consistent and fair competition across the nation.
From the beginning, the ASA has become one of the nation's largest and fastest growing sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every stae through a network of over 90 state and metro associations.
The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 230,000 teams and 42,000 umpires representing a membership of more than four million.
The purpose of the Amateur Softball Association:
To promote softball for all persons, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry.
To establish uniform softball rules and regulations.
To provide the sport with proper safegaurds in accordance with the spirit of true sportsmanship and establish principles for ethical behavior.
To encourage the union of all eligible teams, organizations or groups into active memverships in ASA, with the united purpose of advancing the sport of softball.
To establish and maintain, by allied membership, alliance with non-profit associations or organizations devoted to the promotion and development of the game of softball on a state, regional or national level.
To promote and conduct annual softball championships at the local, state, regional and national levels.
To educate and teach the proper skills and rules of the game by promoting and developing clinics, seminars and training materials.
On behalf of USA Softball of Nevada, I welcome you to the 2017 season and thank you for visiting our website. We are very excited to have this avenue of communication with our association players and coaches as well as visitors looking for information and tournaments.
We are excited to have Julie Manktelow manage our website design. Together we have added many new features and links. Nancy Hill, our Junior Olympic Commissioner has included commonly needed forms and most importantly registration information.
The success of Nevada ASA is based on your participation and support. Last year over 56,000 people participated in Nevada ASA events. It's our goal to provide you with quality events and great competition. We have developed an exciting schedule of tournaments to attract players of all levels. We look forward to your participation in our programs, not only this year but for years to come.
There are links to both the National and Regional websites as well as many of our sponsors. We hope this website answers your questions, but if not feel free to email one of our staff for assistance.
Tony Pehle, Nevada ASA Commissioner
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