USA Softball

2013 Annual Council Meeting

The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, and USA Softball will host its 82nd National Council Meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Oklahoma City, Okla. November 9-16, 2013. 

Council Members can go onto the ASA Portal to download the Proposed Code Change Form, Proposed Rule Change Form and the Proxy Request Form. Only Council Members can submit these forms. To obtain a list of ASA Council Members in your area, please click here

The ASA National Council is comprised of about 300 voting members from all aspects of the sport. The National Council, which consists of ASA Commissioners or Commissioner Emeritus, Executive Director Emeritus, Council Member Emeritus, Regional Player Representatives, At-Large Player Representatives, Regional Junior Olympic Commissioners, Regional Umpire-In-Chiefs, Allied Members, Elite Athlete Reps, and Past Presidents, are charged with making decisions on legislative changes, rule changes and is solely responsible for awarding National Championships to host cities across the country. 

All changes to the ASA Code and/or Playing rules are made through a legislative process. The first step to enact code legislation is for a member of the ASA Council to submit proposed legislation to amend the ASA Code and/or Playing Rules. All code and playing rule amendments are then voted on by the ASA Council during the meeting. 

Click here for more information on the 2013 ASA/USA Softball Council Meeting! 

Future Meetings 

Reno, Nev. will host the Council Meeting in November 8-14, 2014 at the Nugget Hotel. Louisville, Ky. will host the Council Meeting October 30 - November 5, 2015. Cities interested in hosting the Annual Council Meeting are encouraged to contact their local ASA Association for details.