News and Announcements

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 )

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:

Here is the Android Link:

Joe Pavone

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


Edward J. Zolna Sr.
85, of Frankfort, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at his home. Edward was born in Chicago to the late John and Johanna (nee Gavelda) Zolna. Beloved husband of Lorraine (nee Zaitz); Loving father of Eddie Jr. (Kim), Judy Zolna, Jayne Zolna and Jeanne (Paul) Dresden; Cherished grandpa of the late Edward J. Zolna III, Michael Zolna, Tim (John) Zolna, John Zolna, Dawn Dresden, Sandie Dresden and Michelle (Todd) Mahoney; Great-grandpa of Haylee Marie Mahoney, Elisabeth Zolna; Dear brother of the late Anthony (the late Gert) Zolna, the late John (Irene) Zolna, the late Ann (the late John) Pitak, and Mary (the late Emil) Zbella; Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Edward was a retired Insurance Broker. He owned Ed Zolna Insurance Agency. He is member of the National A.S.A. Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, the Chicago 16" Softball Hall of Fame, and the Illinois A.S.A. Hall of Fame. He was also an avid bowler and member of the P.B.A. and bowled on the P.B.A. Senior Tour. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America would be appreciated. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 3 – 9PM. Funeral Service and interment will be private.


Tuesday, January 27
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

65 Old Frankfort Way Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 806-2225