USA Softball Annual Council Meeting

Shreveport, Louisiana

Nov. 11 - 16, 2022

USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, will host its Annual Council Meeting in person at the Shreveport Convention Center (400 Caddo St, Shreveport, LA 71101) from November 10-16, 2022.


 Click here to view a map of the Shreveport Convention Center

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.

  Proxy Request Form




Tri-City Charter busses will be the ground transportation to and from the hotel. The bus will pick-up right outside of the airport and will have USA Softball decals on the windows. For shuttle questions, please contact Cheryl Bond at (405) 268-6382.


USA Softball will be live streaming the following events during the Annual Meeting – See below for live streaming links.  All live streams will be free.

📹 Opening Session

📹 Closing Session

📹 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

📹 USA Softball Board of Directors Meetings 


Click here to view the 2022 USA Softball Annual Meeting Agenda

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. 


 Click here to view the 2022 Committee List

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. 


The USA Softball Annual trade show is scheduled for Monday, November 14 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention Center Exhibit Halls. Check-in for exhibitors will be from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on November 14. For questions on the trade show, please contact Raegan Rogers (rrogers@usasoftball.comor by calling (405) 425-3419.

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 (dmckee@usasoftball.comfor additional information on sponsorships.


📹 Live streaming will be added at a later date.

The annual National Softball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center and will honor a group of eleven inductees including Brett Helmer (Slow Pitch Player), Christan Dowling (Slow Pitch Player), Rusty Bumgardner (Slow Pitch Player), Cat Osterman (Fast Pitch Player), Debbie Doom (Fast Pitch Player), George Nokes (Fast Pitch Player), Jeff Peck (Fast Pitch Player), Steve Shortland (Manager/Coach), Jeff Hansen (Umpire), Mike De Leo (Meritorious Service) and Al Savala (Sponsor).