WHY PLAY USA SB?


1. USA Softball is the National Governing Body (NGB) of the sport of Softball in the United States.  
USA Softball is the ONLY softball association recognized by the United States Olympic Committee. 



2. USA Softball is a Not-For-Profit 501 C3 Organization and is comprised of 74 Local Associations across the country.
CLICK HERE TO CONTACT THE COMMISSIONERS OR UMPIRES FOR YOUR LOCAL AREA!

3. USA Softball provides affordable recreation for men and women ages 8 to 80!

4. USA Softball provides affordable insurance through Bollinger Insurance to its athletes, coaches, field owners and umpires. 




5. USA Softball provides the best Coaching Certification program called ACE (Achieve, Certify, Educate) where coaches of all levels gain expert training opportunities every year.  USA Softball also provides background checks on ALL coaches who are involved in championship play.  

6. USA Softball offers softball at ALL LEVELS: Recreational, League, Tournament, National Championships, International.

7. USA Softball is known for having the most knowledgeable and trained umpires in the country. 
Click here to see USA Softball Umpires Official Gear.



8. USA Softball is the BEST OF THE BEST in competition and crowns TRUE champions who have to qualify and earn berths to become National Champions.
CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Championship locations.

9. USA Softball has been the leader in the industry to protect the integrity of the sport.  Each year, USA Softball's equipment testing and specifications committee examines the current rules and specification governing various items of equipment.  

10. USA Softball is Where CHAMPIONS PLAY!


Junior Olympic Age Qualifications - A player’s age as of December 31 determines the age in which the player is eligible to play the following year.

Players of younger age classification may play in older age classifications, but an older age classification player may not play in the younger age classification.

Once a player participates in an intercollegiate softball program for a university, college, or junior/community college, she is ineligible to play in the Junior Olympic Gold or Class B programs.

10-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 2007 is ELIGIBLE.
12-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 2005 is ELIGIBLE.
14-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 2003 is ELIGIBLE.
16-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 2001 is ELIGIBLE.
18-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 1999 is ELIGIBLE (Includes Junior Olympic GOLD).

For the 2017 Junior Olympic Playing Season,- If born in the year on the left, a player is eligible for each of the age divisions that are marked with an "E" during the 2017 year.

 
18-Under
16-Under
14-Under
12-Under
10-Under
1998
E
 
 
 
 
1999
E
 
 
 
 
2000
E
E
 
 
 
2001
E
E
 
 
 
2002
E
E
E
 
 
2003
E
E
E
 
 
2004
E
E
E
E
 
2005
E
E
E
E
 
 2006
E
E
E
E
E
2007
E
E
E
E
E

A Junior Olympic (Youth) Player who competes with a team in championship play will NOT be eligible as a pick-up player in a lower age group, even though by code he or she would have been eligible for a lower age group
Note: These age requirements apply to ASA Championship Play. Leagues may adopt their own age requirements.


USA Softball Youth Program

 
Local Parks with USA Softball JO Leagues:


Some local softball clubs playing USA Softball:

St. Louis Diamond Cats
StL Nemesis

This is in no way an all inclusive list of local clubs. If you'd like to have your club listed, please feel free to contact me at stlasatech@gmail.com.