As the governing body of softball, ASA has many responsibilities including: regulating competition to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of players who annually participate in softball, ASA Sanction competition in every state, and host more then 90 National Championships yearly.
The ASA has many important responsibilities as the national governing body of softball in the United States, including regulating competition to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of player who annually play the sport.
When the ASA entered the softball picture in 1933, the sport was in a state of confusion with no unified set of playing rules and no national governing body to provide guidance and stability. The ASA changed all that by adopting softball’s first universally accepted rules of play and by organizing consistent and fair competition across the nation.
From this beginning, the ASA has become one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 87 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 250,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than four million.
ASA is about SOFTBALL, every type of SOFTBALL falls under ASA umbrella. ASA is not concerned with running other sports, our knowledge and care is with Softball, the players, teams and umpires.
The Junior Olympic program gives children the opportunity to participate from t-ball through 18 years of age. Over 80% of all NCAA Division I College softball players come from the ASA summer programs. There is the ACE training program for coaches, as well as coaching schools and clinic for players.
The adult programs offer numerous opportunities to participate from recreation leagues to National Tournaments, to the Pan American games to the Olympics. As they say “the world is your oyster” It is there for the playing.
DALLAS ASA Mission Statement
- To promote softball within the Dallas boundaries for all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry.
- To promote all phases of softball including men’s, women’s and youth.
- To establish standard rules and regulations that can be observed by all members.
- To conduct well-organized championship tournaments.
- To be represented by teams in local, region, area and national tournaments.
- To promote, organize and conduct clinics and seminars in the proper skills of softball play and rules of the game.
- To assist International softball teams when requested.
- Remember the past while embracing the future with softball.
Dallas ASA is an affiliate of ASA/USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States and a United States Olympic Committee (USOC) voting member. Dallas ASA organizes youth clinics, umpire seminars and conducts national qualifying tournaments in slow pitch and fast pitch for men, women and youth.
Dallas ASA is a non-governmental and non-profit organization. We are staffed by volunteers dedicated to the advancement of softball at all levels of play. Our funds go to the administration of activities and other related events that benefit our team membership. Dallas ASA is responsible for all financial obligations in the operation of the program. This association is self supporting and does not receive any sponsorship funds from National ASA/USA Softball.