District Commissioner 231-547-1144
2021 Commissioner's Update
TO: Recreation Directors & Softball League
Directors, Team Managers & Players
I am writing to let you know about updates and reminders for USA Softball of Michigan. These dates are very important, so please do not fail to take action so that your team or league will be able to participate this summer.
If you are in charge of a league, please contact Scott immediately. Team registration forms are available from the home page of this web-site - at the bottom right of the page to be filled out, printed and mailed in with registration fees to MASA in Midland (address is on the form).
Important dates include: USA Softball of Michigan Hall of Fame nominations need to be submitted to Scott before March 1st for consideration 1-2 years later. Youth teams (Junior Olympic) that wish to participate in MASA State Finals must have their teams registered and on-line rosters completed before May 1st. All JO parents must sign the concussion waiver and all coaches involved with JO softball must complete a concussion training and send verification with a digital certificate to the state office in Midland.
All adult team
registrations must be received at the MASA office in Midland no later
than June 15th. If the registrations are sent in before June 1st,
the cost is $50 per team. After June 1st but before June 15th,
the cost increases to $65 per team. All teams wishing to
participate in USA Softball tournaments must be registered. IF THIS IS NOT DONE
BY JUNE 15TH, THE TEAM AND PLAYERS ON THE TEAM WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR
PARTICIPATION IN STATE TOURNAMENT PLAY.
classification - there is a pitcher classification list for men's fast pitch, with final team classification being
reviewed by a committee at the state level in early July. Slow
pitch classification is also being addressed through a state
representative committee as well. Individual classification for all slow pitch and fast pitch players is now taking place as well.
Reminder that classification cannot take place without a team's completed roster!! Must be submitted through www.gosoftball.com
Reminder to utilize the MASA web-site located at: www.masasoftball.org. Please refer to the web-site for updates related to rules, necessary forms, questions, tournament information, approved bat listing and a host of various topics that may come up pertaining to all divisions of softball.
"Field Owner’s Insurance” offered through Bollinger is a
requirement for any field hoping to host any level of state tournaments
or ASA sanctioned tournaments. All players are required
to sign a Waiver and Release Form and youth players must have a
signature by the parent.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at the numbers listed at the top of this page.