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USA Softball and the Saudi Baseball and Softball Federation unite to expand the sport across the globe

Jan. 12, 2022, 10:14 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY –– USA Softball is proud to join the Saudi Baseball and Softball Federation (SBSF) in a mutual agreement of cooperation to promote and develop grassroots programming in Saudi Arabia. Together, USA Softball and the SBSF will work to create strategic partnerships to enhance the long-term goal of growing the bat and ball sport across the globe.


“USA Softball is dedicated to upholding our longstanding commitment to growing the game of softball both here in the United States and globally,” said USA Softball Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Craig Cress. “By establishing partnerships with fellow national federations, it is our hope that we can not only develop the game at the grassroots level in Saudi Arabia but continue to provide opportunities for their athletes to represent their country at the highest level. We are honored to be able to aid in these efforts and look forward to the avenues it opens.”


As part of the agreement, USA Softball will provide guidance to the SBSF as it begins to develop while offering knowledge, developing potential academies and sharing expertise to promote and expand the game in Saudi Arabia.


About USA Softball
USA Softball (USAS) is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations.  USAS is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USAS umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USAS is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit,