ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Players, Coaches and Umpires
USA Softball has a membership of more than 2 million. Membership is made up of players, coaches and umpires from all 50 states in the U.S.

Teams
These players and coaches form teams that compete in league and tournament play across the country. USA Softball has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 120,000 teams today. Travel teams looking to fulfill their competitive desires begin traveling, often crossing city and state boundaries, competing in USA Softball organized, county, district, state, regional and national tournaments. Teams compete in a network of qualifying tournaments through their state/metro associations for a chance to compete for the ultimate prize in softball-USA Softball National Championships. An estimated twenty percent of USA Softball registered softball teams compete at some level of Championship Play.

Leagues
USA Softball's membership base has been built from thousands of local (recreational) softball leagues throughout the United States. These leagues are organized through local park and recreation offices, private softball complexes or directly through one of the state/metro associations of USA Softball.


Districts
Leagues often times fall into the parameters of a local USA Softball district. These districts provide local organization to the teams and leagues that fall within it boundaries. At times, districts are the mediators between the state/metro association and teams.


State/Metro Associations
There are local USA Softball associations across the United States that are administered by individuals known as Commissioners. These Commissioners have a staff comprised of a youth (JO) Commissioner, Umpire-in-Chief (UIC) and At-Large-Player Representative. Based on the number of teams registered in their area and the number of tournaments conducted locally, the staff is increased accordingly. Many of these administrators maintain voting privileges on USA Softball's council that ultimately votes on the rules of softball and the code that governs USA Softball.

Regions
USA Softball is comprised of 10 Regions that span across the United States.  Click here to see a list of USA Softball Regions.

National Organization
The USA Softball National Office Staff is based out of the Headquarters in Oklahoma City, Okla. Click here to see a list of National Office Staff.


Board of Directors
The USA Softball Board of Directors is comprised of USA Softball Council Members and athlete representatives. Each Region votes for one representatives to serve on their behalf, while there is also an At-Large Director and four Elite Athlete Representatives. The current USA Softball President, Past-President and President-Elect also serve as board members. Click here to view the list of USA Softball Board of Directors.