USA Softball, formerly the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball, is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, OK, that was founded in 1933 and has evolved into the strongest softball organization in the country. It is the National Governing Body of Softball as named by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) pursuant to the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. USA Softball's responsibilities include regulating competition to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of players who annually participate in the sport of softball.
USA Softball sanctions competition in every state in the United States through a network of 70 local associations. It has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 160,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than four million. USA Softball offers recreational, league, tournament and National Championship play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch and annually conducts over 100 National Championships.
USA Softball annually registers over 25,000 certified umpires and is the ONLY softball association to offer complete training and bi-annual Umpire-in-Chief (UIC) clinics to help umpires achieve their goals and promote a positive experience for athletes and coaches.
USA Softball has a national partnership with Special Olympics Softball that we assist and administer our sports National Games each and every year. Our umpires volunteer their time and efforts and USA Softball donates thousands of score books to teams across the nation to help their programs grow. Several of Special Olympic Associations have teamed up with our local USA Softball associations in providing venues and services to grow the Special Olympics softball efforts.
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