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The links here are for the main organizations┬áof the sport for youth softball. Most rules are similar but each league may have specific differences in rules. Also, each organization may or may not have affiliates in your area. ┬áTo find out more about each organization, just click the link to their web site.
Amateur Softball Association (ASA)
┬á ┬á ┬áASA is now USA Softball. ┬áThis link will redirect to the USA Softball web site.
American Fastpitch Association (AFA) – www.afasoftball.com
┬á ┬á ┬áThe American Fastpitch Association or AFA, is a nonprofit corporation, under the direction of┬áRon Gossmer. It was founded in Anaheim, CA in 1980 for the promotion of girls fast pitch softball. AFA added adult slow pitch in 2008, baseball in 2009 and senior slow pitch in 2012. The AFA is operated by a group of volunteers across the country and has no paid staff.
World Baseball Softball Confederation┬á-┬áwbsc.org
Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland ÔÇö the Olympic Capital ÔÇö the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has┬á208┬áNational Federation and Associate Members in┬á135┬ácountries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent┬áa united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide┬áannually.
Little League Baseball and Softball – Littleleague.org
┬á ┬á ┬áLittle League┬«┬áis an international pastime that has been a fabric of societies throughout the world for 75 years. Since its founding in 1939 by Carl Stotz, Little League has instilled leadership, character, courage and loyalty in all that participate, including the nearly 1.5 million adult volunteers. Little League can be found in more than 80 countries worldwide with more than 2.4 million children participating each year. Little League has celebrated many milestones due to the dedication of its players, parents and volunteers
National Pro Fastpitch – ProFastpitch.com
┬áNPF┬á is intended to provide family entertainment for people of all ages and to showcase the top talent in fastpitch softball today. The primary goal for the league is to secure fastpitch softball as a professional sports option for generations to come.┬á It is also a goal of the League to entertain and provide positive role models for young people. NPF demonstrates work ethic, dedication, and love for the sport of fastpitch softball.┬á NPF athletes exhibit this through their actions, both on-and-off the field.┬á They are prominent people within their communities and appreciate and embrace the fans that follow their play through NPF action
National Softball Association, Inc. – playnsa.com
┬á ┬á ┬áEstablished in 1982 by Hugh Cantrell in Lexington, Kentucky. The National Softball Association is a full service organization that offers a division of play and a level of competition that YOUTH through ADULT can enjoy.
Pony Baseball and Softball – pony.org
┬á ┬á ┬áPONY┬áBaseball┬áand SoftballÔäó┬ábegan with organization of the┬áPony League┬áin Washington, PA in the summer of 1951. This was a transition league for 13-year-old and 14-year-old players designed to take graduates of Little League baseball from that diamond to the regulation size diamond. Growth of┬áPony League, primarily by word of mouth, was rapid, and by the end of the second season, 1952, the original six teams in Washington were joined by 505 others in 106 leagues around the country. A national tournament was conducted, and the first┬áPony League┬áWorld Series was held that year.
Premier Girls Fastpitch -┬ápremiergirlsfastpitch.com
Triple Crown Sports – triplecrownsports.com
USA Softball (Team USA) – usasoftball.com
┬á ┬á ┬áUSA Softball, formerly the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball, a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, OK, was founded in 1933 and has evolved into the strongest softball organization in the country. The growth and development of the association led the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to name ASA the National Governing Body of Softball, pursuant to the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. ┬áIn 2015, ASA/USA Softball announced a re-brand of the organization to USA Softball, which would be effective September 1, 2016. ┬áUSA Softball┬áhas many important responsibilities as the National Governing Body of softball in the United States, including regulating competition to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of player who annually play the sport.
United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) – usssatoday.com
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All About Fastpitch – allaboutfastpitch.com
College Coaches Skills Camp – http://www.collegesoftballprospects.com/
Hey Bucket – heybucket.com
Higher Ground Softball – highergroundsoftball.com
Jen’s Reviews – JenReviews.com
Just Softball – just-softball.com
New England Catching Camp – catchingcamp.com
Softball Camps.com – softballcamps.com
Softball Excellence – softballexcellence.com