News and Announcements

Chicago Metro ASA Meeting announced
by Joe Pavone Junior Olympic Commissioner, Chicago ASA,
Our plans for the Chicago ASA Annual Meeting have been completed and confirmed.

It is extremely important that you attend this meeting, in order to familiarize yourself
with new Local and National rules, updates and changes. A lot is going on.

Chicago Metro ASA Annual Meeting for 2016 NOTE: NEW DATE AND TIME, as follows:
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016 7:00 PM
Orland Park Civic Center
14710 S. Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
ASA Registration and Roster Information
New Insurance coverage dates
2016 ASA Playing Rule Changes
2016 ASA Code Changes
Chicago Metro Championship Tournament Information
ASA National Championship Locations
ASA National Championship Qualifier Information,
Qualifying for (Northern) Territory Nationals, and
Much, much, more
If you have any questions, please email me at: ChicagoASAJOComm@aol.com
Thanks, Joe Pavone

The below Revised local Chicago Metro rule was submitted to the National Office on October 30, 2015, at the ASA National Council Meeting:

Roster Rules: Revised 2016
Chicago Metro ASA Rosters that have been signed by the player (or parent, where appropriate), executed by the manager, and forwarded and approved by the Commissioner are frozen on January 1. Anyone signing a roster cannot leave that team without the consent of the manager/head coach
If the manager/head coach will not release her, the ASA Representative and the Commissioner will attempt to mediate.
If team qualifies for the ASA/USA National Championship Finals during the fall, all players are frozen to that roster. (See ASA Code Section below …to wit: Article 106 P 03, approved at the 2015 Annual Council Meeting)
If a player signs a roster, but never actually plays with that team, she is free to sign on with another team.

The following ASA Code change, regarding rosters, was approved at the ASA Council Meeting in November, 2015, and becomes effective on January 1, 2016………Please note it only has to do with athletes whose teams have already participated in “Championship Play.”

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. ……………………………………………………… This Player Release Form must be approved via signature by the State / Metro Association Commissioner or his / her designee. A player may only be released one time.
If a request to be released is denied by the coach the player may appeal to the Executive Director.

(Explanatory Comment released by the ASA Council: “Establishes an appeal process for a player when a release request is denied by the coach and establishes a limit on how many times a player may be released during the current registration season.”)

2018 FORMS

Posted by Mike O'Neill at Oct 23, 2015 7:51AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The 2018 Tournament Sanctioning/Registration and Team Individual Registration Forms are available in the “Forms & Documents” tab

Attention All!

We are excited to announce that the ASA/USA Softball “2015 Official Rules” are now available for purchase on the APPLE AND ANDROID Platforms. You can search “ASA Softball” or “rules of softball” on both platforms and the listing will pop up for purchase.

Here is the ITunes Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/asa-2015-rulebook/id979248827?ls=1&mt=8

Here is the Android Link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asa.asausasoftball&hl=en

Joe Pavone

Please click the following link (or cut and paste it into your browser), for this month’s ASA/USA Inside Pitch:

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/Resources/Inside-Pitch

Joe