Annual USA Softball Council Meeting

Sparks, Nevada

Nov. 09 - 15, 2019


USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States will host its 88th Annual Council Meeting at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada from November 9-15, 2019. All are welcome to attend.

Council Members can download the Proposed Code Change Form, Proposed Rule Change Form and the Proxy Request Form below. Only Council Members can submit these forms.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019 USA SOFTBALL ANNUAL MEETING

LIVE STREAMING:
USA Softball will be live streaming the following events during the Annual Meeting.  All live streams will be free.

📹 Closing Session

📹 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

AGENDA:  COMING SOON

The USA Softball National Council is comprised of over 300 voting members from all aspects of the sport. The National Council, which consists of USA Softball Commissioners, Commissioner Emeritus, Executive Director Emeritus, Council Member Emeritus, Regional Player Representatives, At-Large Player Representatives, 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 responsible for awarding National Championships to host cities across the country. 

COMMITTEE LIST:  COMING SOON

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

TRADESHOW: REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON

The USA Softball Annual trade show is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Nugget Casino Resort, Sierra 1-5. Check-in for exhibitors will be from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on November 13. Only 74 booth spaces are available.

Additionally, there are many opportunities for sponsorships for this year’s trade show and for the annual meeting as a whole. Sponsorships at the USA Softball Annual Meeting allow you to connect with our key decision makers. This is your chance to present your product or city to your target market. Official trade show and conference sponsor will be recognized through national office communication, website postings, social media and onsite signage. Please contact Dre McKee (amckee@usasoftball.comfor additional information on sponsorships.

If you have any questions regarding trade show registration, please contact Nick Dorety at ndorety@usasoftball.com

NATIONAL SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY: 📹 Click here for Live Streaming

The 39th annual National Softball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Nugget Casino Resort and will honor Rick Havercroft (Saginaw, Mich. - Umpire), Britt Hightower (Houston, Texas - Slow Pitch Player), Warren Jones (Ashland, Ohio - Meritorious Service), Tony Laws (Burlington, N.C. - Meritorious Service), Jessica Mendoza (Camarillo, Calif. - Fast Pitch Player), Mike Nye (Jacksonville, Fla. - Slow Pitch Player), Ron Parnell (Mesa, Ariz. - Slow Pitch Player) and Joey Rich (Springfield, Mo. - Commissioner).


SWING FOR A CAUSE GOLF TOURNAMENT:

This annual event benefits the USA Softball Special Programs. This year's tournament will take place at the Red Hawk Golf and Resort (6600 N Wingfield Pkwy, Sparks, NV 89436) on Saturday, November 9 and start at 10 a.m.

 REGISTRATION COMING SOON


SPECIAL PROGRAMS BOWLING TOURNAMENT:

Please join us this year at the Special Programs Bowling Tournament set to be held Tuesday, November 12 from 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Kingpin Club by Brunswick (300 N Center Street, Reno, NV 89501). This annual event benefits the USA Softball Special Programs. Please contact Jill Suico at ladyuic@comcast.net or 925-321-2068 by October 15 to reserve your spot.

FUN WALK:

The Fun Walk will be held on Tuesday, November 12 from 6:45 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. and those participating will meet in the hotel lobby. Please contact Nick Dorety at ndorety@usasoftball.com for more information.