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Welcome to USA Softball of Tennessee 

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.

QUALIFY FOR CLASS A NATIONALS

The 2021 Girls Class A State Championships will be held in Athens at the Regional Park. The 18-16-14U State Tournaments will be June 18-19-20. The 8-10-12U State Tournaments will be June 25-26-27. All teams desiring to attend 2021 USA Softball National Championships are required to participate. 

10U East: 7/22/2021 - 7/25/2021 Columbus, GA

12U: 7/20/2021 - 7/25/2021 Richmond, VA

14U: 7/18/2021 - 7/25/2021 Johnson City, TN

16U: 7/18/2021 - 7/25/2021 Sioux Falls, SD

18U: 7/19/2021 - 7/24/2021 La Habra, CA 

 

2021 CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS IN TENNESSEE

  • Girls Class A 14U National Championship - Johnson City      July 18-25.
  • Men's Super Slow-pitch National Championship Hendersonville August 19-20.
  • Men's AA Slow-pitch National Championship - Hendersonville August 21-22. 
  • Women's Open Slow-pitch National Championship - Hendersonville August 20-22.
  • Girls Class A State Ages 18-16-14U Athens June 18-20
  • Girls Class A State Ages 12-10-8U Athens June 25-27
  • Girls Class B State - Pigeon Forge June 25-27
  • Girls Class C Championship Series - Locations/Dates TBA  

VIRTUAL STATE UMPIRE SCHOOL ANNOUNCED

The 2021 State Umpire School will be conducted virtually. This year's school is a two part series to be held on Wednesday, February 24 and Wednesday, March 3 at 8:00pm EST / 7:00pm CST.  The school is free to all registered umpires. If you have not registered for the 2021 season, please contact your local District UIC to register and take the SafeSport training. This is a great opportunity for all registered umpires to attend without a fee and without any travel expenses.  The invite to the virtual school is below:

STATE UMPIRE CLINIC
Feb 24, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time

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JOHNSON CITY TO HOST GIRLS 14U CLASS A NATIONALS JULY 18-25, 2021. CLICK THE LOGO TO BE DIRECTED TO THE WEBSITE.

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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.

 

DUDLEY - OFFICIAL SOFTBALL OF USA SOFTBALL OF TENNESSEE 

IF YOUR TEAM WOULD LIKE TO PLACE AN ORDER, PLEASE EMAIL TINA GALE AT johnsoncitytnasa@gmail.com

The cost is $55 plus shipping (these can also be picked up at our local tournaments to avoid shipping charges).


2021 Individual Registration Including Insurance & Photo ID Cards

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.

www.registerusasoftball.com

    

USA SOFTBALL OF TENNESSEE LOSES TWO LONGTIME FRIENDS

The entire USA Softball of Tennessee family is saddened to report the passing of two very dear friends to our association, Mr. Cecil Hale, former District 2 Maryville Umpire-In-Chief and USA Softball of Tennessee Hall of Fame member and Mr. Angelo Frannicola of Nutley, NJ who served as the Commissioner of USA Softball of Newark, NJ. Please keep the families of these two fine gentlemen in your thoughts and prayers. They will be greatly missed. 

Clarksville Native Eric Collins Appointed District Commissioner

USA Softball of Tennessee Commissioner James Ellis announced today the appointment of Mr. Eric Collins as the District 7 Clarksville Commissioner. “We are very excited to have Eric join our family. He brings an extensive background in sports that we feel will enable him to succeed in his new position”, stated Ellis. Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a Masters in Athletic Administration recreation and coaching both, from Western Kentucky University. Eric previously coached travel softball with High Intensity 05 and currently has a small training softball program in Clarksville. Outside of training, he loves to watch his eldest daughter play travel ball. Eric plans to host several tournaments and clinics to assist young ladies in developing their skills in the game of fast-pitch softball.

HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2020 ANNOUNCED

USA Softball of Tennessee announced today the following individuals who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in December 2021 in Johnson City. Due to the pandemic, the Class of 2020 will be inducted alongside the Class of 2021. Those to be honored include: Jacky Cagle, East Ridge - Sam Cardwell, Lebanon - R. Lane Easterly, Nashville - Danny Evins, Lebanon - Allen Grisham, Athens - Calvin Harrison, Hixson - Ray Hudgens, Ooltewah and Eddie Litton, Goodlettsville.

UMPIRE REGISTRATION FORM

The new online form is available under the Umpire Program tab. 

COACHES NEEDED TO ASSIST ATHLETES PREPARE FOR THE NEXT LEVEL

USA Softball is unveiling a new program (HIGH PERFORMANCE 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.

We are seeking 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 as soon as possible and we are inviting interested coaches to participate. If interested, please send your name, team name, age group and email address to ellisjmha@charter.net or  johnsoncitytnasa@gmail.com.

 

MY TEAM HAS PLAYERS FROM DIFFERENT STATES, WHERE DO I REGISTER?

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).

SAFESPORT TRAINING REQUIRED

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.

2021 CLASS "A" NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS

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:

  1. All teams must be currently registered with USA Softball. (IMPORTANT - 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 are from KY, then your team would need to register in KY and follow the KY qualification process and gain approval from the KY State Commissioner).
  2. Play in the Tennessee Class "A" State Tournament. 
  3. Obtain Bollinger Insurance (either Team or Individual Player with Photo ID--if you choose Team Insurance you must provide photo id and birth certificates for each player and you must also pay the $40 sanction fee for USA Softball if not already paid) For steps to obtain Bollinger Insurance, click here : Insurance Info
  4. All adults (on the field/dugout) must have a USA Softball approved background check and be Safe Sport certified for the current year. (both of these steps are to be completed at www.registerusasoftball.com) SafeSport is provided FREE to all members of USA Softball. If you are prompted for payment, please stop the process and let us know ASAP.
  5. A minimum of 1 coach in the dugout must be ACE Certified for the current year (from www.registerUSAsoftball.com, click on the ACE tab and you can purchase ACE and Background check together). Then click on the Safe Sport tab to complete the current year Safes Sport.


2020 RULE CHANGES

For the 2020 USA Softball Fast-pitch Rule Changes, click here> https://www.usasoftballoftennessee.org/2020rulechanges

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN UMPIRE?

Individuals interested in becoming an umpire for the 2021 season should contact their local District UIC (listed in the Directory) or contact the State UIC, Ed Rowe at tnusauic24@gmail.com.  Training and instruction as well as insurance coverage is provided with your registration. 

USA SOFTBALL OFFICIAL GEAR

The Umpire's One Stop Shop

James Ellis

USA Softball of Tennessee State Commissioner

Phone: 423-747-9883

Tina Gale

USA Softball of Tennessee JO State Commissioner (Youth Softball)

Phone: 423-914-7581

Edward Rowe

USA Softball of Tennessee State Umpire-In-Chief

Phone: 423 355-3002


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