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?
1. The 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 competition.
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
register for this tournament, please go to
and click on girls fast pitch, then Arizona ASA. You can log in
with your tournamentasa.com account and register for the
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
Rick Hormann at
ASA YOUTH FOUNDATION
Arizona ASA has our NEW Youth
Foundation, and please consider donating your charitable
funding (IRS deductable) to our 501c3 Corporation.
Our Board of Directors will use all
charitable funding to allow the following improvements in our Youth
Scholarships for youth ASA
Team Travel subsidy for ASA
JO National Championships
for Arizona ASA Partners (Field Owners)
JO Coaches – Educational
Youth ASA Registered Umpires –
Educational (Clinics) &Travel Subsidy for ASA National
Visit the Arizona Amateur Softball Association Youth
on this website!!!
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
2014 ARIZONA ASA CITIES/TOWNS/ PRIVATE FACILITIES ADULT LEAGUES
Arizona ASA wished to thank the following agencies for choosing to register
their Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues ASA:
- Bullhead City
- Lake Havasu City
- Victory Lane
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 928-420-5675 or
North, Central, & South