Adult Slow Pitch Information

Slow pitch emerged as a popular division within USA Softball in the early 1950's.  Added to USA Softball's Championship program in 1953, at the National level, USA Softball annually conducts National Championships in the adult slow pitch division while many state and metro associations offer tournament and league play at the grassroots levels.

National Championships

USA Softball annually conducts National Championships for both Men and Women while also providing Championship Play at the Masters and Senior levels.

Click here to see a list of National Championships for Adult Slow Pitch>>

Non-Championship Play Events

USA Softball recognizes the following levels of non-championship play:

01. Local league (city or county) - Weekly play often offered at the local level that are often facilitated by local Parks and Recreation departments throughout the year.

02. Invitational - Tournaments conducted across the United States that are conducted and sanctioned by state/metro associations.

For information on non-championship play opportunities within your area, please contact your state/metro association.

Player Classification

Athletes participating at the highest level within the adult slow pitch division are classified by the Slow Pitch Player Classification Committee. 

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Restricted Players List

Players on the USA Softball restricted slow pitch player’s list may only play Class A and Super.  Any team that participates may not have more than five (5) players from the USA Softball restricted slow pitch player list.

To see the Adult Slow Pitch Restricted Players List, click here >>

Team USA

Many of the National Team athletes began their journey to Team USA through the USA Softball grassroots programs.  As the pipeline to the National Team program, athletes who register to play USA Softball are eligible to be selected to represent the United States as a member of a National Team.

Click here to see the Women's Slow Pitch National Team>>

Click here to see the Men's Slow Pitch National Team>>