As you start to prepare for the 2021 season make sure that you are taking care of your family during these difficult times. Here’s praying that this pandemic soon ends and everyone can obtain some level of normalcy in their daily lives.
2020 Fall Tournament Schedule– As the fall season is nearing an end continue to regularly monitor our USASB of GA web site and tournamentusasoftball.com for updates about fall events.
2021 SEASON REGISTRATION – The new registration cycle started September 1. The USASB of GA registration period runs September 1 through August 31 each year. Beginning in 2021 all states will be on the September 1 registration cycle. Also, remember to provide your Team ID# when you have questions/issues about registering your team.
NEW WITH SAFE SPORT – During the fall 2020 and spring/summer 2021 season all coaches and players 18 years of age or older must complete the “Safe Sport” certification to be approved on a J.O. roster. This is a law that has been legislated for all youth sports National Governing Bodies. Additionally, all USASB of GA teams must have ALL their coaches complete the ACE certification.
NEW PROGRAM – USA Softball is developing a new program (USASB High Performance Program) to assist in identifying players and coaches for the National Teams participating in the various world-level events. This program will provide opportunities for Georgia players and coaches to compete regionally at the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18 levels. I have been selected to organize the program in Georgia and will be providing more information about the process soon. Discussions have been conducted with the Atlanta Braves as a potential partner in the program. To get more information on this new program go to; teamusa.org/USA-Softball then scroll down to: USA Softball Launches High Performance Program. We will be organizing events in the spring of 2021 for Georgia players to get involved in. I will get you that information as soon as it is finalized.
A SEASON TO REMEMBER – We have all just finished a season that will be remembered for many things not previously experienced. But, fortunately parks were opened and games were played. Please submit some of your special photos from this season to: Jackson@jacksonmurphy.com. The photos will be placed on the website and our social media platforms. If possible, please identify the individuals depicted in the photos. Let’s all try to reflect on the great memories this season provided for everyone.
2021 USASB JO NEWS – USASB of GA and the Columbus Sports Council have been awarded the prestigious USA Softball JO Cup for 2021. The event will be held in Columbus June 19–25 at the South Commons Complex. The event features the top 14U, 16U, and 18U teams from across the country. South Commons will also be the site for the 2021 USASB Southern National Championships July 21-25 for age groups 12U & 14U, and Valdosta will host the 16U and 18U Southern National Championships.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO STAY SAFE AND KIND DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.
Ernie Yarbrough, USA Softball of Georgia
State J.O. Commissioner/Deputy State Commissioner
USASB of GA Web Site: usasoftballgeorgia.org
USA Softball sanctioned tournaments
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