Commissioners Introduction and Welcome
The USA Softball of Illinois organization looks forward to another great softball season. We again work under the auspices of the National USA Softball organization which is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition to hosting Executive Director Craig Cress and his staff, the Oklahoma site is also home to the USA Softball National Hall of Fame.
Our state association follows the Constitution, Code and Bylaws of USA Softball of Illinois. The Official Guide and Rule Book of the National organization includes all bylaws and rules. If any direct rule conflict exists between state and national, the national rules take precedence.
Our Illinois organization had a good year in 2018. Even though our total number of teams declined, Illinois was again in the top twenty of the approximately 70 associations in overall registrations of JO and adult teams and umpires.
Our organization promises another exciting summer of USA/ASA softball. You will find a complete listing of our 2019 tournaments in our brochure and on this website. Also included is a list of this years individual and team Hall of Fame inductees. Finally, a complete listing of all our tournaments is found along with a list of all past state champions and our special individual award recipients.
The brochure and website also includes other important information including our advertisers. We urge you to patronize them as they contribute greatly to our sport.
Good luck to all teams, players, umpires and fans. May you have a great season of USA Softball of Illinois competition. See you at the ball park this summer!
Don Brewer, State Commissioner
USA Softball of Illinois
………… 2019 USA Softball of Illinois Hall of Fame Inductees…………
Mary Ellen Novak, Meritorious Service
Bill Burris, Meritorious Service
Randy Ulrich, Umpire
Paul Carlton, FP Player
Steve Mitchell, FP Pitcher
Doug Mammoser, FP Player
Randy Milleville, FP Player
Mark Brayfield, FP Pitcher
Mike Turner, Meritorious Service
Lloyd Nelson, Meritorious Service
One more week until the USA Softball of Illinois (formerly the Illinois ASA) state-wide coaches meeting designed so that all coaches and teams receive the same information prior to the 2019 season. This meeting will take place in the Avanti’s Dome meeting room in Pekin, IL on Sunday, January 20th.
Registration begins at 9:30 AM, with the meeting to begin promptly at 10:00 AM. All USA Softball of Illinois coaches are expected to attend this state - wide event.
Reason’s to attend:
Hope to see you there!
Pipeline to the National Team Program
USA Softball is the primary funding source and the pipeline to the USA Softball National Team Program! All programs (Junior Women, Junior Men, Women, Men's Fast Pitch, Men's Slow Pitch and Women's Slow Pitch) are still alive and well because of the efforts of USA Softball and keeping athletes wearing the Red, White and Blue is a top priority. We are the only softball association who supports this effort and provides financially to these teams and are the road to representing the United States internationally at the Pan American Games, World Championships and Olympic Games.