Welcome Central Area Commissioner - Larry Miller
USA Softball of Massachusetts would like to welcome Larry Miller as our new Central Area Commissioner. Larry brings a vast knowledge of softball at all levels and has assisted us the last few seasons with both the Hockomock & Middle-Essex league. We look forward to Larry being an active member of our team who will be focused mainly on the central Massachusetts leagues and club programs. Larry is also the current Head Coach at Framingham State University. Please help us welcome Larry to the USA Softball of Massachusetts family
2024 State Championships Are Back!
Our 2024 State Championship events are back and open to all age divisions. We are looking to bring these events back in a traditional weekend tournament format but there will be nothing traditional about what we have in store for the teams planning to participate. We plan to release more information in the next few weeks so be on the lookout and get your team signed up today!
2024 Travel Team Roster Signing & Approval
Here is the process for 2024 to create your team’s roster and get it approved. After you create your team’s roster on Register USA Softball, please print your roster and have your parents/guardians sign the waiver on the back page. After this please email the roster to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 48 to 72 hours for us to review, approve, sign, and reply with your approved roster(s). All roster questions should be directed to this email address. Roster(s) sent directly to any state commissioners will not be approved/signed.
2024 Travel Team Handbook Updates
Our Travel Team Handbook has been updated for the 2024 season. This handbook will help teams walk through the process of creating a travel team, insurance information, classification of teams, and other helpful information. Please click the following link to access the handbook - 2024 Travel Team Handbook
2024 Tournament Director Information
We strongly recommend that all organizations who are hosting USA Softball of Massachusetts sanctioned tournaments events, review our 2024 Local Tournament Rules & Policies located on our USA Softball of Ma website. This page will also have a list of A, B, & C classified specific rules for each age/class division. If you have any questions, please contact Walter Babcock, Peter Fernandes, and/or Larry Miller.
2024 Local Tournament Umpire Requirements
Due to the continuous reduction in umpire numbers throughout the country, USA Softball of Massachusetts has made the decision that all USA Softball of Massachusetts sanctioned local tournaments will be allowed to use one umpire for all pool play games & elimination games. The only exception will be semi-finals and championship games, these games will need to have two umpires.
This decision was not made lightly. Our focus needs to be on preserving our current umpire numbers and having umpires working 5/6 games a day just can’t be sustained. We hope in the near future we can return to multiple umpire games but as of now this will be the norm until further notice.
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Junior Olympic (YOUTH) Age Qualifications (AS OF 9/1/2023)
A player’s age as of August 31 determines the age in which the player is eligible to play the following year.
10-Under Age Classification. A player whose 11th birthday is prior to September 1, 2023, is INELIGIBLE.
12-Under Age Classification. A player whose 13th birthday is prior to September 1, 2023, is INELIGIBLE.
14-Under Age Classification. A player whose 15th birthday is prior to September 1, 2023, is INELIGIBLE.
16-Under Age Classification. A player whose 17th birthday is prior to September 1, 2023, is INELIGIBLE.
18-Under Age Classification. A player whose 19th birthday is prior to September 1, 2023, is INELIGIBLE.
Comments: Matches eligibility age to new registration date of September 1 in Junior Olympic.