GIRLS JO HAS A
ARIZONA ASA PREPARING FOR REGISTERASA.COM FOR 2016 SEASON
The September associations may continue where they left off and
the December association may now begin their 2016 season! If
your association specifically requested a later date for
registrations then your association is still offline until that
date. Attached to this email is the “How to Register a Team”
PowerPoint for team administrators.
A few quick
1) All of the Approve, Deny and other administrative
buttons on a team’s page are now in the “Team Actions” dropdown
2) The Admin Approvals page will be available after
3) Webinars will be done through
GoToMeeting so if you would like to participate in a webinar,
you will need a computer and a phone.
a. Umpires – This will
cover the new umpire self-registration process. Email me for
your invitation if you would like to participate in any of the
following on December 11th at 11:30 am, December 15th at 11:30
am, December 16th at 8:00 pm, or December 19th at 10:30 am.
b. Teams – This will cover the new layouts for Team
Administrators and the Admin Approvals page. Email me for your
invitation if you would like to participate in any of the
following on December 11th at 3:00pm, December 15th at 3:00 pm,
December 17th at 8:00 pm, or December 19th at 2:00.
you for your patience!!!
If you need any assistance
please contact myself:
Once you register as an Arizona ASA team through
your team will have many benefits, including the best insurance
policy in the Nation. Click the benefits of becoming members of
Arizona ASA document to see what your team or league can take
advantage of by registering with us.
We look forward to assisting you with
your team or league. Please do not hesitate in contacting our
J.O. Staff with any questions you might have. You can find the
J.O. Staff Contact information by clicking on the contacts tab
to the left of our website page.
Arizona ASA State JO Commissioner
ARIZONA ASA TO CHANGE JO
REGISTRATION SEASON TO SEPTEMBER 1-AUGUST 31
EFFECTIVE 2015 SEASON
ASA to change JO Registration
Arizona ASA will be joining 22
other ASA Associations in restructuring our Junior Olympic
Registration dates from the traditional January 1-December 31
timeline to September 1-August 31 to better correlate the
National Championship Tournament Calendar. As many teams begin
recruiting and conducting tryouts right after the National
Championships, we are restructuring our registration schedule to
help teams put together their new teams in September after the
ASA/USA National Championships and Western National
Championships are concluded.
THIS CHANGE WILL
NOT EFFECT THE PLAYERS ELIGIBILITY AGE !!!!!!!
Why did we decided to join the other
22 associations with this registration change?
time frame better matches the normal playing season evolution of
our teams. After National Championship play in August, teams
reform, and players move up to begin the next year of
2. It allows your team the opportunity to
purchase the best insurance policy in youth sports, Bollinger
Insurance that can be utilized in ANY friendly, practice or
other outside organizations tournaments as all other
organizations begin their team registration season
September-August, without having to wait until January for your
newly formed team after tryouts.
3. For the teams who
have high school playing athletes on their roster, gives your
team September-February to play in tournaments, etc. as opposed
to registering in January and only having two months as a team
before you lose players to high school teams.
4. For our
association that has the ability to play in most of the state
year round, it gives all of teams in the Central and Southern
District the ability to utilize the team registration the entire
year leading up to Nationals. Also gives your team more time to
prepare for National Championships if you qualify to go.
How will this effect teams that are registered for 2014
that started in January 2014?
Arizona ASA teams
that have registered in 2014 are valid until December 31, 2014.
However, for the 2015 season, the registration period will end,
August 31, 2015.
What are we doing to assist
your team with this transition?
Arizona ASA is
conducting a tournament in Prescott, Arizona, August 23-24
called the Registration Kick-Off Classic. We are giving all
teams who participate in this tournament a $200 credit towards
purchasing your 2015 team registration through
To register for this tournament,
please go to
www.tournamentasa.com and click
on girls fast pitch, then Arizona ASA. You can log in with your
tournamentasa.com account and register for the tournament.
We believe, like many of the other ASA Associations who have
made the switch from January 1-December 31 to the NEW September
1-August 31 registration period will better serve our Junior
Olympics teams. If you have any questions in regards to this
change, please contact the J.O. State Commissioner.
Rick Hormann at 928-442-6450 or
ASA JO FASTPITCH DOCUMENTS
ASA JO FASTPITCH FORMS
Teams Pickup Player Form
ASA Player Release Form
ASA YOUTH FOUNDATION
Arizona ASA has our NEW Youth Foundation, and
please consider donating your 2012 charitable funding (IRS deductible) to our
Our Board of Directors will use all charitable
funding to allow the following improvements in our Youth Program:
Scholarships for youth ASA registered
Team Travel subsidy for 2013 ASA JO National
Facility Improvements for Arizona ASA
Partners (Field Owners)
JO Coaches – Educational (Clinics/Schools/
Youth ASA Registered Umpires – Educational
(Clinics) &Travel Subsidy for 2013 ASA National Tournaments
Visit the Arizona Amateur Softball Association Youth
on this website!!!
ASA ADOPTS NEW CODE FOR PLAYER RELEASE
Article 106 P 03 Player Release is for a player that has participated on a team in championship play. They may be released from a team after participating in Championship Play, but it shall be prior to the State/Metro Association roster change deadline and shall have written approval from the Coach and Player / Parent Guardian ( if under age 18 ). For Junior Olympic Players, if the Manager/Coach and Parent/Guardian are one and the same, there needs to be an additional Manager/Coach signature. For Adult Players, if the Manager/Coach and Player are one and the same, there needs to be an additional Manager/Coach signature. The Player Release Form must be approved via signature by the State/Metro Commissioner or his/her designee.
note that the attached form (also available on the ASA Portal) must be signed by the Player or Parent/Guardian (if under age 18), the Coach/Manager, and the Local Association Commissioner or designee to legal. This form also needs to accompany both the roster that the player was released from as well as any new roster that the player will be going on.
- A player can be released from a Qualified or NON Qualified team.
- A released player can only be added to a NON Qualified teams roster.
- A released player can be added via the pickup player form to a Qualified team for the National Championship Finals. (Article 503 of the ASA Code)
- There are no written restrictions how many times this could be used per the Code. - but it is also up to the Commissioner to approve each release
Player Release Form
ARIZONA ASA HAS TEAMED UP WITH TOURNAMENTASA.COM
Arizona ASA has teamed up with Tournamentasa.com
to provide a new tournament registration site for our Arizona ASA State JO
Tournaments. TournamentMVP is designed for Coaches to find and register their
team for ASA tournaments.
Once you become a member with tournamentasa.com
(at no additional cost) you create your team and are ready to enter tournaments
on the Arizona ASA Tournamentasa.com website. This is a tournament registration
site only. You would still register your team on www.registerasa.com for
insurance, player cards and rosters for ASA tournaments.
The website will allow you as a coach to view
whose coming, see pool play and elimination brackets updated as games complete
and view the location of each tournament site with directions and more.
With many of the other ASA State Association’s
partnering with this website, you will be able to have access to our surrounding
state’s tournament pages and see who’s coming to their tournaments as well.
We are excited to partner with this new website
and look forward to providing the best tournament registration site ASA has to
offer to our teams.
For more information about this new tournament
website, please visit:
State JO Commissioner