USA Softball of Tennessee is a 501-C4 non-profit affiliate of USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball. USA Softball of Tennessee offers the following services: registration and insurance plans for leagues, teams, individuals, and umpires. We also offer JO player clinics, umpire clinics and schools and we conduct invitational, state and national qualifying tournaments in both, slow-pitch and fast-pitch for men, women and youth girls and boys teams.
The USA Softball of Tennessee Hall of Fame Committee announced today that due to the COVID pandemic, the 2020 Banquet would be postponed. Please check back often for additional information.
Changes in District 8 - Columbia
USA Softball of Tennessee announced today that Mr. Rick Stevens, District 8 Commissioner will be stepping down November 1st . During his short tenure, Rick promoted Junior Olympic play in the Columbia area for young ladies ages 6 through 18. “Rick worked tirelessly and did a remarkable job in bringing USA Softball back to the Columbia area after a long absence. We wish him the very best and are very appreciative and proud of his accomplishments” stated James Ellis, State Commissioner. Commissioner Ellis also announced that effective November 1, he has appointed Mr. Greg Burleson to fill the vacancy of Commissioner in District 8. Greg has two daughters who currently play softball at the high school and collegiate level. As a member of the Summertown school system, Greg serves as a Business Education Teacher at Summertown High School. He played baseball from 1992-1996 while obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Martin Methodist College. Greg served as the middle school and high school head baseball coach at Summertown High from 2002-2013 before becoming coach of the middle and high school softball coach, a position he has held from 2014 to current. His accomplishments include six trips to the TSSAA State Baseball Tournament while winning the championship in 2009. In 2019, Greg’s team made their fourth straight State appearance finishing runner-up after winning the title in 2018. Since 2008, Greg also has served as the cross-country coach for both the boy’s and girl’s teams. Greg will be announcing a District Umpire-In-Chief in the near future. “We welcome Greg to our USA Softball of Tennessee family and look forward to him continuing to build our brand in Columbia”, stated Ellis.
Smith and Corbitt to head District 4 - Oak Ridge
State Commissioner Ellis announced today that effective immediately he is appointing Mr. Woody Smith as the new District 4 Commissioner and Mr. Jason Corbitt as his District Umpire-In-Chief. Ellis states, “We are very excited to have Woody and Jason join the USA Softball of Tennessee family and feel certain that they will do a great job in promoting USA Softball in the area”. Woody served as a rec league coach from 2012 until 2014. He began coaching travel softball in 2014 and continued doing so until this year. He has also umpired at the high school and travel level since 2016. Prior to joining USA Softball of Tennessee, Woody hosted tournaments and will continue to do so starting 2021 under the USA Softball banner. We would also like to announce the appointment of Mr. Jason Corbitt who will serve as the District Umpire-In-Chief. Jason began umpiring in 2017 and joined Woody in 2019. He previously served as an assistant softball coach at Cleveland Middle School from 2008-2010. He also coached recreation and travel softball from 1995 until 2018. “We are excited to once again offer USA Softball in the Oak Ridge and surrounding areas and look forward to working with Woody and Jason”, stated Commissioner Ellis.
To contact an officer of USA Softball of Tennessee, please visit www.usasoftballoftennessee.org and click on the Directory.
USA Softball of Tennessee is a not for profit 501C4 organization that promotes amateur softball for all ages within the boundaries of the State of Tennessee.
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USA Softball, together with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), is committed to enabling a safe environment for participants involved in USA Softball. As the National Governing Body of Softball under the USOC, USA Softball is required to communicate information to its members regarding SafeSport, and the importance of this matter. To this end, it has developed a SafeSport Strategy for the attention of all National Office Staff, National Teams, Local Association Officials and other members of USA Softball.
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IF YOUR TEAM WOULD LIKE TO PLACE AN ORDER, PLEASE EMAIL TINA GALE AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost is $50 plus shipping (these can also be picked up at our local tournaments to avoid shipping charges).
We are currently accepting resumes from individuals interested in serving as a District Commissioner - Tournament Director or Umpire-In-Chief in the following areas: Cleveland, Cookeville, Nashville/Murfreesboro and Memphis. Responsibilities include registering players, teams and umpires as well as operating tournaments and clinics.
The 2021 Season began September 1st. Click this link to purchase insurance and get registered (including sanctioning) for the 2021 Season. If you need assistance getting set up, contact Tina Gale 423 914-7581.
USA Softball is unveiling a new program that will assist in identifying potential players for the USA Softball National Teams and we invite you to participate. Initially, we are inviting potential coaches for U13-U14-U15-U16-U17 and U18 age groups.
Tennessee has a strong tradition of quality high level coaches and players as is witnessed today and we are seeking those coaches who are interested in helping young ladies in the above age groups achieve their dreams. The Tennessee program will consist of an East and West division in order to eliminate travel concerns.
The goal is to start the program no later than November 15th and we are inviting interested coaches to participate. If interested, please send your name, team name, age group and email address to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team must register with the local association in which the greatest number of its’ players reside, and this number must be retained for the remainder of the season. IE--if your team is based out of TN but the majority of your players' addresses are in KY, then your team would need to register in KY. If your team plans to play Championship level events (state, nationals, etc) then your team would follow KY qualification process and gain approval from the KY State Commissioner).
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 In order to comply with the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, starting the 2021 season, all players 18 or 19 years old participating in any JO play will be required to complete Safe Sport. In addition; all JO coaches and all umpires working JO play are also required to successfully complete this training.
ALL TN teams playing in ANY USA Class "A" NATIONAL tournament must complete all of the following steps before approval will be given to play in any National Tournament:
For the 2020 USA Softball Fast-pitch Rule Changes, click here> https://www.usasoftballoftennessee.org/2020rulechanges
Johnson City, Tennessee will host the 2021 USA Softball Girls 14U Class A Nationals after winning the bid during the USA Softball Council Meeting in Sparks, NV.
Individuals interested in becoming an umpire for the 2020 season should contact their local District UIC (listed in the Directory) or contact the State UIC, Ed Rowe at email@example.com. Training and instruction as well as insurance coverage is provided with your registration.
USA Softball of Tennessee State Commissioner
USA Softball of Tennessee State Umpire-In-Chief
Phone: 423 355-3002