We are located at
800 N Hamilton St., Suite 201
Spokane, WA 99202
Planning on putting on an ASA tournament?
Find a Tournament Sanction application under Miscellaneous Forms
in Forms & Information on this website.
Twenty-one Spokane umpires selected for
ASA National and Regional tournaments.
See story in Umpires Program.
Spokane represented in 2013 and 2014
ASA Northwest Region 15 Hall of Fame classes.
See story in News & Events.
Spokane ASA Commissioner Fuzzy Buckenberger says
it's SOFTBALL SEASON!
Hope you have an enjoyable and successful Spring & Summer!
Interested in becoming a softball umpire?
Click on the Umpire Program link in the Main Menu for contact information.
Former Spokane ASA JO Commissioner Ron Burke dies
There was sadness in the Spokane ASA family during the otherwise joyous holidays. Ron Burke, the retired longtime former Spokane Junior Olympic Commissioner, died on December 21. He was 73. Ron's funeral service was on December 29, in Spokane.
The family suggests a contribution to your favorite charity as a way to remember Ron.
Please see his biography/obituary in News & Events or by clicking on the link.
Spokane is the place to be!
• Girls JO program directors, team directors and coaches, 2013 ASA youth team registration is available by clicking on the Register ASA logo on the left.
For information or with questions regarding ASA girls fastpitch, contact Spokane ASA Junior Olympic Commissioner Gary Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 328-1921 (home) or (509) 939-6295 (cell).
• Spokane ASA will be the host for the 2013 ASA 16-U A Western National tournament. Please note: The first- and second-place teams will earn a berth into either the USA/ASA 16-U A or USA/ASA 18-U A national in 2014 at the qualifying team's option!
Spokane will also be the site for the ASA 14-U B Regional tournament.
Click on the links below to view and/or download an information sheet on either tournament.
We hope to see you in Spokane this summer.
2013 ASA 14-U B Regional Tournament ... July 19-21
2013 ASA 16-U A Western National Tournament ... July 29-August 4
Other 2013 Girls Fastpitch ASA Tournaments in Spokane
2013 Spokane Girls Fastpitch Classic ... May 31-June 2 ... (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U)
2013 Spokane Softball Umpires Association 4th of July Shootout ... July 5-7 ... (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U)
Keep up to date ...
Louisville Slugger bat models removed from ASA Approved Bats list
At the request of Louisville Slugger, the following three 2013 fastpitch bat models are being removed from the ASA Approved Softball Bat List effective IMMEDIATELY - the TPX FP136 OneX, TPX FP1368 OneX and TPX FP1369 OneX.
In a press release, Louisville Slugger said in part: "We have become aware of a manufacturing issue that has compromised the durability of the oneX bat which potentially shows up in the form of cracking between barrel and handle. In extreme cases, the manufacturing defect has resulted in a complete fracture between the handle and barrel." To view the full release, visit the Louisville Slugger website.
Don't go batty on bat issues ...
Certified bats: ASA continues to refine its process to try and ensure that only allowed and certified bats are used in championship play. All bats manufactured for 2013 and beyond will bear the trademarked ASA logo, the mark it is using to identify them as ASA-approved bats. Bats bearing the 2013 Certification Mark will be allowed in slow pitch only. Also allowed in slow pitch, as well as all other phases (girls fast pitch and modified pitch in the Spokane area), are bats that bear either the ASA 2000 or 2004 certification marks and do not appear on an ASA non-approved bats list. Also allowed are bats that were manufactured prior to 2000, and in the opinion of the umpire would comply with ASA bat performance standards in effect at that time.
12-inch softball alert: If you are purchasing 12-inch softballs in quantity for slowpitch, please be advised that ASA has a rule that goes into effect in 2014 that makes the .52 COR/300 lbs ball the only one allowed in men's adult slowpitch, men's coed and men's masters slowpitch. It removes the .44/375 ball as an approved ball for men in those slowpitch programs.
NEWS FROM 2012
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS, AND THANKS TO ALL THE TEAMS THAT PARTICIPATED IN ASA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS IN SPOKANE IN 2012.
Results for the Junior Olympic 16-U A Regional/National Qualifier, 14-U A Regional & Hall of Fame Qualifier and 10-U B Western National, and Men's Western C Slowpitch Championships can be found under the 2012 Tournaments tab.
|The Spokane Amateur Softball Association (SASA) is one of many associations in the United States serving teams, players, coaches and umpires in the sport of softball. The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) was formed in 1933 and has remained the official rules writer and interpreter for the sport of softball. ASA is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of softball. ASA conducts youth and adult softball programs in every state and virtually every city in the United States through a network of state and metro local associations. Over 245,000 teams and 3.5 million players (83,000 girls fast pitch teams, 1.2 million girls) play ASA softball each year. ASA registers over 43,000 umpires each year and is known for having one of the best officiating programs of any sport in the U.S.||