2009 STATE CHAMPIONS
2009 State Champions have been posted. Congratulation to all
of the teams!!!
2010 ARIZONA ASA SANCTIONED CITY/TOWN ADULT LEAGUES
Arizona ASA wished to thank the following agencies for choosing to register
their Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues ASA:
- Bullhead City
- Camp Verde
- Lake Havasu
- Pima County Sportspark Complex
- Victory Lane Complex
All agencies that register their teams ASA are permitted to obtain, or are
provided Field Owners Liability Insurance Policies through Arizona ASA.
Bollinger Insurance provides coverage in the amount of $5,000,000.
This insurance is PRIMARY. ASA will defend your agency in the event of
any/all bodily injury lawsuits, provided all teams and all umpires involved in
the ASA Sanctioned Activity are also Registered ASA, and teams participating
utilize ASA identified "hold & harmless" team rosters.
Arizona ASA would love to discuss Registration and ASA Sanctioning with
agencies in our State not currently part of the Arizona ASA team. Please contact
Arizona ASA State Commissioner Don Fishel at 928-777-1553 or
WOMENS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUES IN MARICOPA COUNTY
Victory Lane is trying to organize a Womens Fastpitch Softball
League in Maricopa County. Individuals wishing to participate, as well as teams,
are asked to immediately contact Lia Frank or Mike Krueger at 623-281-600 or
Arizona ASA takes a strong stance against individuals utilizing altered bats!
All League Directors, as well as Tournament Directors, must institute the
following to help protect player safety, as well as the integrity of the game:
A) Any Player discovered using an ALTERED bat, including a DOCTORED bat, a
bat with ADDITIONAL weight, or a SHAVED bat, shall be suspended from further
involvement in the Arizona ASA Program for a minimum of 2-Years!
B) The OWNER of the ALTERED, DOCTORED, WEIGHT EXCESSIVE, OR SHAVED bat will
be suspended as well for a minimum of 2-Years!
C) Individuals discovered ALTERING, DOCTORING, or SHAVING bats will be
suspended for a minimum of 2-Years!
D) Distributors who profit from such action will be reported to the ASA
National Office for further action!
Arizona ASA will post a listing of suspended players for these type of
violation on the Arizona ASA Website!!!
ARIZONA SPECIAL OLYMPICS FALL GAMES
Umpires at the Arizona Special Olympics Fall Games
Ten Arizona ASA Umpires volunteered their time and umpiring services to Special Olympics Arizona Softball 2009 Fall Games on October 16th and Oct 17th at Surprise Farms Community Parks, in Surprise Arizona. Umpires represented each one of the three (3) Districts.
Mike Davidson and Dave Hatfield represented the North District and George Poole represented the South District. Umpires representing the Central District were Wally Latall, Andy Williams, Tom Lemke, Wayne Fulton, Dave Dickson, Doug Liebman and “Bear”.
Fourteen Teams participated in the event and according to Bud Levy from the Arizona Special Olympics Game Management Team the event was one of the most successful in the history of the Fall State Games. Bud Levy sent the below e-mail to the Arizona State UIC,
Mike Davidson expressing his appreciation to the Umpires:
Softball GMT put on a Fabulous tournament, once again!! With the
exception of the weather, and we won't talk about that since it
was out of our control, the tournament was absolutely GREAT, ran
smoothly and everyone had a SUPER time.
We had 14
teams this year and a lot of wonderful surprises from some new
teams and some unbelievably close games. We even had to award
double gold metals to two teams that were evenly matched. That
has never happened before!
Thanks to ALL
of the umpires for the great job they did and thanks to Surprise
for allowing us to use those great fields!! And how about the
Diamondback Clinics once again this year!!
Thanks!! Looking forward to doing this again next year!
North, Central, & South