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Softball Organizations

The links here are for the main organizations of 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.  To find out more about each organization, just click the link to their web site.

Amateur Softball Association (ASA)

     ASA is now USA Softball.  This link will redirect to the USA Softball web site.

American Fastpitch Association (AFA) –

     The American Fastpitch Association or AFA, is a nonprofit corporation, under the direction of Ron 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.

Bobby Sox Softball –

     Bobby Sox Softball is an educational organization committed to giving all girls, regardless of race, color, creed, or softball ability, the freedom to explore the game of softball. Team activities instill in them the attributes that will make them better citizens of the United States of America. This exploration takes the form of programs, devoted to excellence, in the areas of Citizenship, Friendship, Leadership, Sportsmanship and Scholarship. 

International Softball Federation –

In 2013, the ISF merged with the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) to form the World Baseball Softball Confederation.  The link above will redirect tot he WBSC site.

Little League Baseball and Softball –

     Little League® is 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 –

 NPF  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.  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.  NPF athletes exhibit this through their actions, both on-and-off the field.  They are prominent people within their communities and appreciate and embrace the fans that follow their play through NPF action

National Softball Association, Inc. –

     Established 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 Baseball and Softball™ began with organization of the Pony League in 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 Pony 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 Pony League World Series was held that year.

Premier Girls Fastpitch –


Triple Crown Sports –


USA Softball (Team USA) –

     USA 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.  In 2015, ASA/USA Softball announced a re-brand of the organization to USA Softball, which would be effective September 1, 2016.  USA Softball has 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) –


Related Links

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All About Fastpitch –

College Coaches Skills Camp –

Hey Bucket –

Higher Ground Softball –

Just Softball –

National Pro Fastpitch –

New England Catching Camp –

Softball –

Softball Excellence –

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