FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE IS USA SOFTBALL LOCATED?
USA Softball is headquartered in Oklahoma City at the National Softball Hall of Fame Museum and Complex.  The National Office consists of 29 full-time employees who assist USA Softball local associations in administering softball programming and registration across the country.  The address of the office is 2801 NE 50th St, Oklahoma, City, OK 73111.  General phone line is 405-424-5266.

ASA USA Youth Softball

What is the AMATEUR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION and how is it related to USA Softball?
The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America was founded in 1933 and was appointed the National Governing Body of Softball (NGB) in the U.S. by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in 1978.  With the NGB status, the USA Softball brand was established to join the ASA brand: ASA/USA Softball.  In June, 2016, ASA/USA Softball announced a rebrand to simply "USA Softball".  As the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, USA Softball oversees aspects of the grassroots programs and the national team programs. 
 
WHEN WAS THE USA SOFTBALL BRAND ESTABLISHED?
USA Softball was established in 1978 when the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) named the ASA the National Governing Body of Softball, pursuant to the Amateur Sports Act of 1978.  In June, 2016, ASA/USA Softball announced an organizational rename and rebrand to USA Softball, showcasing and reflecting on the legacy that the organization has established in over 80 years as the leader in the sport of softball.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT NATIONAL TEAMS THAT COMPETE FOR USA SOFTBALL?
USA Softball has five different national teams that compete in various international competitions – Women’s National Team, Men’s National Fast Pitch Team, Junior Women’s National Team and Junior Men’s National Fast Pitch Team, and the Men's Slow Pitch National Team.  Each of these National Teams compete at various World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Championships once every two years in addition to Pan American and Olympic Games.  To learn more about the WBSC, visit http://www.wbsc.org/


WHO SELECTS PLAYERS TO COMPETE FOR THE USA SOFTBALL NATIONAL TEAMS?
There are two committees that select players to compete on USA Softball National Teams – Men’s National Team Selection Committee and the Women’s National Team Selection Committee. These committees work tirelessly throughout the year scouting events across the country in search of the top athletes for national team selection. Committee members can be found at USA Softball tournaments, USA Softball Nationals, NCAA tournaments, the NCAA Women’s College World Series and many other events.

HOW DO I GET SELECTED TO A USA SOFTBALL NATIONAL TEAM?
Once committee members identify potential National Team players, these individuals are invited to participate in tryout camps and from those camps they are selected to represent the United States in international competitions. 

The best way to be noticed by members of the selection committees is to compete in high level USA Softball tournaments and USA Softball National Championships if you are not currently playing at the collegiate level. 

ASA USA Softball Championship

WHERE CAN I SEE THE USA SOFTBALL NATIONAL TEAM PLAY?
Each year different USA Softball National Teams compete in events in the United States. The World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City is held each year during the month of July and showcases some of the top women’s teams in the world. Schedules for all the USA Softball National Teams can be found on their team pages, accessible through the "TEAM USA" tab at the top of this website.  To purchase tickets to the World Cup of Softball, visit www.USASoftballStore.com!

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE USA SOFTBALL MERCHANDISE?
USA Softball merchandise can be purchased by visiting www.USASoftballStore.com – the official USA Softball merchandise website. Proceeds from purchases of USA Softball merchandise go directly back to the USA Softball program.

I AM A JOURNALIST.  HOW CAN I INTERVIEW A USA SOFTBALL ATHLETE, COACH, or STAFF MEMBER?
All USA Softball media requests should be directed to Codi Warren, Managing Director of Communication for USA Softball, at (405) 425-3431 or cwarren@softball.org.  Please visit our "Media" tab at the top of this website for media policies and procedures.

I WANT TO BECOME A USA SOFTBALL PARTNER/SPONSOR. WHO DO I CONTACT?
All USA Softball advertising, marketing and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Stacey Hepp, Managing Director of Marketing for USA Softball, at (405) 425-3463 or shepp@softball.org.