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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.

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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.

WHY SAFE SPORT?

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SAFE SPORT TRAINING.

DUDLEY * OFFICIAL SOFTBALL FOR USA SOFTBALL OF TENNESSEE!

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

The cost is $50 plus shipping (these can also be picked up at our local tournaments to avoid shipping charges).

OPENINGS FOR COMMISSIONERS/TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS & UIC'S

We are currently accepting resumes from individuals interested in serving as a District Commissioner - Tournament Director or Umpire-In-Chief  in  the following areas: Oak Ridge, Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Jackson and Memphis. Responsibilities include registering players, teams and umpires as well as operating tournaments.

Send your resume to:
USA Softball of Tennessee
4131 Bradford Lane
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601 

 


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

    

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.

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 a Tennessee National Qualifier (EXCEPTION TO THIS: three berths will be awarded during the State Tournament to the highest finishing teams who did not earn a berth in a National Qualifier)
  3. Play in the Tennessee Class "A" State Tournament. 
  4. 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
  5. All adults (on the field/dugout) must have a USA Softball approved background check and be SafeSport 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.
  6. At least 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 Safesport tab to complete the current year Safesport.


2020 RULE CHANGES

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

Johnson City To Host 14U Class A Nationals in 2021!

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.  

 

2020 Class A Nationals Requirements (Updated as of 6/1/20)

 

  1. This item has been removed from the requirements for 2020 as of 6/1/20Earn a berth by playing in a Tennessee National Qualifier (EXCEPTION TO THIS: three berths will be awarded during the State Tournament to the highest finishing teams who did not earn a berth in a National Qualifier)
  2. Play in the Tennessee Class "A" State Tournament. You can sign up at this link: State Tournament **Please note- in the event this tournament is cancelled due to COVID19, only teams that were registered to play  will receive a berth.  Teams NOT registered to play in this event will NOT receive a berth to the Nationals.
  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 Bolinger Insurance, click here : Insurance Info
  4. All adults (on the field/dugout) must have a background check and be SafeSport certified for the current year. (this is a new requirement and can be done at www.registerusasoftball.com) To Complete the SafeSport certification, click on the "ACE" tab. 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. At least 1 coach in the dugout must have the current year ACE certification.
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INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN UMPIRE?

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 asaumprowe@hotmail.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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