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We have been hosting quality tournaments since 2008! Our tournaments are well organized with good communication. Games are played at top notch facilities with quality umpires and competition for teams at all levels. Come play USA Softball in Johnson City!  You won't be disappointed!

-Tina Gale, USA JO Commissioner (Johnson City)

2020 Rule Changes

For the 2020 USA Fastpitch Rule Changes, click here>>> https://www.johnsoncityasa.com/2020rulechanges

TINA GALE

TINA GALE

USA JO COMMISSIONER

Phone: 423-914-7581


2020 RULE CHANGES

SEE THE 2020 USA FASTPITCH RULE CHANGES BY CLICKING HERE>

 https://www.johnsoncityasa.com/2020rulechanges


WINTER INDOOR PLAY DATES

This will be our 3rd year hosting the USA Softball Winter Indoor Play Days! All games are hosted at the elite Aftershock Bristol Training Facility located at 54 Commonwealth Ave Bristol, VA. We play on 2 full size infields. Last year all of our dates were full with a waiting list so we have added a few more dates! Entry fee is $185. For the month of February, you can choose to  play on Saturday OR Sunday OR BOTH!  Pick your day or play BOTH DAYS and play for half price on Sunday! Format is 3 game friendly (so if you play both days you play 6 games). Dates are as follows:

 

GENERAL INDOOR PLAYING RULES

General INDOOR Rules

  • A team may consist of a minimum of 6 players, with unlimited number of batters
  • Defense is INFIELD PLAY ONLY. Six players are required to field a team (you can bring as many as you like)
  • A teams age group is determined by whatever age group your team will be in the 2019 season.
  • Base distance shall be 60 feet. 
  • Tennis shoes only must be worn. No cleats or turf shoes allowed.
  • Batting helmets must be worn by all batters and all runners. 
  • Catchers must wear a helmet with a face mask.
  • Jugs Softie Balls will be used for play.
  • Games will be 50 minutes drop dead play.
  • One umpire per field will be provided (this will be a plate umpire to call balls/strikes)
  • 6 defense players max, but you can bat as many players as you like
  • Each team may score only 7 runs per inning. (3 outs or 7 runs –whichever comes first—ends the team’s at bat)
  • Sliding is not allowed. Any player sliding will be called out.  This is for safety reasons
  • All fly balls that hit the ceiling net are playable off the net for an out or a hit.
  • All fly balls that hit the “outfield nets” are a hit and players will play them off the nets and runners advance.
  • No infield fly rule will be in effect.
  • In the first inning the pitcher is allowed 5 warm-up pitches and team infield warm-up is allowed. After the first inning, only 3 warm-up pitches and no infield warm-ups between innings are allowed.
  • No Appeals allowed for this type of play.
  • Awards will not be given. This level of play is for winter practice only and will not be considered a championship play tournament.
Click here for more info on the Aftershock Training Facility

Click here for more info on the Aftershock Training Facility


2020 TOURNAMENT INFO

  • Tournaments usually fill up EARLY,  it is recommended to sign-up at least 2 weeks prior to tournament date
  • DEADLINE TO DROP IS SUNDAY -  Teams dropping after SUNDAY prior to the tournament will be charged $100 late drop fee. ANY TEAM DROPPING ON OR AFTER WEDNESDAY WILL BE CHARGED $200 and will also be required to pay their next tournament in advance before registration will be approved. - This will be strictly enforced (this includes 8U teams. Prepaid teams will forfeit one of their 5 pre-paid tournaments, and unlimited prepaid teams will be charged the normal drop fees)
  • At each tournament teams must provide the following at checkin:
    1. Proof of team insurance  (CLICK HERE FOR INSURANCE OPTIONS)
    2. Proof of USA team registration (CLICK HERE TO PAY FEE)
    3. Entry Fee (CLICK HERE TO PAY ENTRY FEE)
    4. Roster for that day (CLICK HERE FOR A BLANK ROSTER)
  • Special playing requests will be considered but not guaranteed
    • ​Request must be noted in your online registration
    • Game time requests only
  • Game times are posted around noon on Thursday prior to the tournament
  • Team Name Changes  - If you change your team name during the year, you MUST re-sanction your team with the new name.

2020 PACKAGE FEES

2020 TEAM PACKAGE OPTIONs

Pay for your package on or before 3/1/20 
  • Unlimited  for $1100 ($1300  after 3/1/20)
  • 5 Tournaments for $650 ($700 after 3/1/20)

In 2019, we hosted 34 tournaments. Tournament packages will cover all of my tournaments from March through November.  Packages can not be carried over and can not be shared with another team.  This fee does not include sanction or insurance. The price for one day tournaments without a package is $200 and the price for a two day tournament is $295.  If your club has 4 or more teams, call or text me for special club discounts. (Tina Gale, 423-914-7581) You can mail a check or pay online.

All checks should be made payable to Tina Gale  (address is 164 E Ravine Rd Kingsport, TN 37660)

CLICK HERE TO PAY FOR YOUR PACKAGE ONLINE


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Park Reminders

1. Please DO NOT leave tents/chairs set up right behind the backstops - it is common courtesy to move back when your game is over so the next team can move in.

2.  The following are prohibited inside the park: animals, smoking, grills, extension cords, bicycles, skates, scooters, roller blades (or anything else that the tournament staff deems inappropriate).

3. RV's/Campers are NOT permitted for overnight parking at our ballparks.  Additionally, our parking lots to not have RV parking spaces therefore RVs will need to be parked somewhere outside of the park that allows RV parking. 


ALL BATS MUST HAVE THE USA OR ASA CERTIFICATION MARK

BAT CERTIFICATIONS

ALL BATS MUST HAVE THE USA OR ASA CERTIFICATION MARK (SEE EXAMPLE IN THE PICTURE ABOVE)

2020 TOURNAMENT DATES (COMING SOON!)

ALL ONE DAY TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEES ARE $200

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR TOURNAMENT FEE

NEW SANCTION YEAR STARTS 9/1/19
  • THE NEW SANCTION YEAR begins 9/1/19! All teams must re-sanction as of this date (sanction is good 9/1 through 8/31).
  • If your team purchases USA Bollinger Insurance,  your insurance expires as of 8/31/19 and must be renewed prior to playing after 8/31/19.
  •   The playing season runs Jan through Dec.  We encourage teams to move up in the fall, but it is NOT required.  Example, if your player was 12 on 12/31/19, she can still play 12U through the end Dec. Playing age is determined by how old the player was on 12/31 from the previous year
  • Team Name Changes During the Year - If your team sanctions under one name, then changes names during the year..you will need to re-sanction under the new team name.
**Exception: If you are playing in a fall National Qualifier you MUST play in the age group you will be in 2020. 

2019 TOURNAMENT DATES

 
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This allows us to text you through the USA softball website.

 

11/9/19 USA FASTPITCH TURKEY TROT

WINGED DEER, RIDGEVIEW

 

*2020 CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY EVENTS hosted IN TENNESSEE*

JUNE 26-28

2020 USA Softball Girls Class "A" Fastpitch State Championship

CENTENNIAL PARK - CROSSVILLE, TN

JUNE 26-28

2020 USA SOFTBALL GIRLS "B" FASTPITCH State CHAMPIONSHIP

WEAR FARM PARK - PIGEON FORGE, TN
JULY 19-26

2020 USA 16U "A" NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

WARNER/SUMMIT PARKS - CHATTANOOGA, TN

 

WINGED DEER RIDGEVIEW GRANDVIEW WHITE TOP BRICKYARD FRANK LORINO
4137 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, TN 37601 252 Sam Jenkins Rd Johnson City, TN 37615 2891 Highway 11 E, Telford, TN 37690 100 Sportsway Dr, Bristol, TN 37620 2017 Brickyard Park Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660 3100 LORINO PARK RD MORRISTOWN, TN

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USA ALL AMERICAN GAMES

TRYOUT INFORMATION FOR THE 2020 USA ALL AMERICAN GAMES WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON! CONGRATS TO THE 2019 12U CHAMPIONS  "SOUTHEAST BLUE" REPRESENTING REGION 3!!

CLICK HERE FOR USA JO CUP INFORMATION

GAMES ARE PLAYED IN SPARTANBURG, SC - Interested in participating? To be considered for this event, send a team resume to JOCup@USASoftball.com, including coach name, contact information, team experience, team history, player information, and references/recommendations. A Maximum of 32 teams for each division (14-Under, 16-Under, and 18-Under) will be invited.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Complete the Following Steps to Play in a National Qualifier

  1. Earn a berth by playing in a Tennessee National Qualifier (EXCEPTION TO THIS: three berths will be awarded during the State Tournament to the highest finishing teams who did not earn a berth in a National Qualifier)
  2. Play in the Tennessee State Tournament
  3. Obtain Bollinger Insurance (either Team or Individual Player)