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WELCOME TO USA SOFTBALL OF IDAHO DISTRICT 8 (formerly Spokane ASA)

Jamie Stewart, District 8 Commissioner
usaidahodistrict8@gmail.com

509.869.5707

 
2020 SPOKANE GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION CLINIC - 10U & 12U PLAYERS

110 softball players! Wow! The Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association would like to thank the girls, their parents and families for their participation and support.

Hope to see you back in 2021!

A special thanks to our clinicians, former University of Washington players Taylor Van Zee and Courtney Gano, and Whitworth University coach Bob Castle.

You all helped make it a huge success!

 
2020 SPOKANE GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION CLINIC - 14U, 16U & 18U PLAYERS
 
HONORED: NATIONAL AND STATE AWARDS FOR USA SOFTBALL OF IDAHO DISTRICT 8 (SPOKANE)

USA Softball of Idaho District 8 (Spokane) Commissioner, wife collect hardware

Jamie Stewart, USA Softball of Idaho District 8 (Spokane) Commissioner, and Renee Stewart, president of the Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Assocition, received a couple of special awards.at the USA Softball of Idaho state meeting in Boise.

Jamie, whose District 8 association put on USA Softball 14U A and 16U A girls fastpitch Western National Championship Tournaments last summer, received the James Farrell Award of Excellence from the national office for staging two national tournaments that received overall evaluations of 95% or better from the USA Softball representative, Umpire in Chief and the national office.

Renee, who has been involved as a player, coach, tournament director and administrator for more than 30 years, said "softball is a big part of our family; what an honor that we both received awards for doing what we love," after accepting the Red Halpern Lifetime Achievement Award from USA Softball of Idaho Commissioner Bill Parks in memory of the late former longtime Idaho state commissioner and Coeur d'Alene parks department director.

 
WHAT'S NEW IN 2020? SAFESPORT AND BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL ADULTS IN USA SOFTBALL!

The "Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017" and signed into law by President Trump in February of 2018

requires that anyone 18 and older - players, coaches and umpires - who are involved (in softball's case) on the field with athletes under the age of 18 are required to take the Safesports training and pass a background check.

The Federal law says in part that youth-serving national sports organizations - in our case, USA Softball - "offer and provide consistent training to all adult members who are in regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors ... (and) allow a complainant to report easily an incident of child abuse to appropriate persons."

The link for Register USA Softball/ACE Coaching here and in the column on the left will take you to the USA Softball site that includes information on the subjects and a place for coaches, players and umpires to log in, register, and gain access to background checks.

 
SSUA WANTS YOU! ... YES, YOU ... (AND YOUR FRIEND!) ... TO JOIN US AND BECOME A SOFTBALL UMPIRE!

There's always a need for umpires and SSUA will train you for free!

Questions?

Contact UIC Dennis Keys (714-8373) ... SSUA President Steve Quaid (638-7050) ... Assigner Bob Francis (230-5045)

Softball umpire training is underway ... !

... but there's still more than enough time to get involved!

The Spokane Softball Umpires Association began its free training for the 2020 season on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Chester Elementary School, 3525 S. Pines.

Weekly training will be conducted at the elementary school adjacent to University High School on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm into March.

It's free! Training! All of it! There's money to be made! Don't miss out!

See you there?

Questions? Contact information is directly above.

 
SNOWMEN AND VALENTINE'S DAY ARE FOLLOWED BY ... WAIT FOR IT ... SOFTBALL SEASON! ... YEAH!

Looking forward to seeing you on the softball field in 2020!

Jamie Stewart, USA Softball of Idaho District 8 Commissioner

 
2020 USA SOFTBALL OF IDAHO GIRLS JUNIOR OLYMPIC FASTPITCH STATE TOURNAMENTS JULY 10-12

Mark your calendars!

Spokane will be the site of the 2020 Idaho State 10U and 16U tournaments July 10-12.

We look forward to seeing your team here in July!

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All Idaho State JO tournaments will be the weekend of July 10-12 with the 12U and 18U in Caldwell and the 14U in Boise.

2020 USA SOFTBALL JO GIRLS TOURNAMENTS IN SPOKANE

Registration information for all tournaments can be found at tournamentUSA

June 12-14 - SGFSA Summer Classic ages 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U

July 3-5 - 4th of July Shootout Umpires Memorial ages 12U, 14U, 16U/18U (High School)

July 10-12 - Idaho State 10U and 16U Championships

Dates for additional tournaments will be added as they become available

 
YA'LL COME: 2020 USA SOFTBALL NATIONAL UMPIRE SCHOOL on FEB. 21-23 in AUBURN, WASHINGTON

Find 2020 NUS registration form

in the Umpire Program link

 
14U A WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPION SIDEWINDERS + 16U A WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPION CROSSFIRE

CONGRATULATIONS!

2019 USA SOFTBALL WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

14U A - NW SIDEWINDERS of EATONVILLE, WASHINGTON

16U A - CROSSFIRE ROLLINS of EAGLE, IDAHO

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Thank you teams, players, coaches, parents and fans for making this a successful USA Softball 14U A and 16U A Western National Championship Tournament. We hope you enjoyed your time in Spokane and most importantly had fun. We enjoyed having the opportunity to entertain you!

- USA Softball of Idaho District 8 Commissioner Jamie Stewart

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USA Softball of Idaho finishes

16U A ....................................................................14U A

1. Crossfire Rollins, Eagle 6-1 ...............................2. Spokane Sliders, 4-2

5T. Boise Blast, Boise 2-2 ......................................5T. Crossfire Burke, Eagle 1-2

7T. LC Lightning, Lewiston, 2-2 ..............................7T. Post Falls Blast, 1-2

9T. Spokane Stealth Martinez, 1-2 .........................7T. Coeur d'Alene Crush, 0-2

9T. Spokane Mudhens Connor, 1-2 ........................9. Spokane Diamonds Nine, 0-2

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Find Pool & Bracket results and final standings on tournamentUSA

16U A

14U A

 
SPOKANE SLIDERS FROM USA SOFTBALL OF IDAHO DISTRICT 8 RUNNERS-UP IN 14U A WESTERN NATIONAL

Congratulations Spokane Sliders for your second-place finish in the 2019 USA Softball 14U A Western National Championship Tournament.

 

Don't go batty on bat issues ...

USA Softball Certified Equipment

USA Softball non-approved bats list in pictures (last updated March 22, 2017)

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2020 ...

USA Softball Rules, Code and Procedural Manual Changes

2020 USA Softball Playing Rules changes with comments

2020 USA Softball Code changes with comments

2020 USA Softball Procedural Manual changes with comments

USA Softball code, procedural manual and by-laws

USA Softball Umpire Exam

2020 USA Softball Umpire Exam & Answer Sheet

Girls fastpitch programs ...

Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association

Spokane Valley Girls Fastpitch Softball Association

Spokane Youth Sports Association (Spokane Indians Youth Baseball & Softball)

Adult programs ...

Check websites for league and tournament information

Spokane City

Spokane County

Christian Athletic Association

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Thank you teams, players, coaches and fans for supporting USA Softball in Spokane!

For information or with questions regarding USA Softball girls fastpitch, contact USA Softball of Idaho District 8 (Spokane) Junior Olympic Commissioner Gary Blake at garyblake@comcast.net or (509) 328-1921 (home) or (509) 939-6295 (cell).

• For information or with questions about adult programs, contact USA Softball of Idaho District 8 (Spokane) Commissioner Jamie Stewart at usaidahodistrict8@gmail.com or (509) 869-5707

Spokane and USA Softball

In 2015, Spokane, formerly the Spokane ASA, became District 8 under the umbrella of USA Softball of Idaho, which is one of 74 local associations in the United States serving teams, players, coaches and umpires in the sport of softball. USA Softball's predecessor, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA), was formed in 1933 and has remained the official rules writer and interpreter for the sport. USA Softball, rebranded in November 2016, is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of softball, and conducts youth and adult softball programs in every state and virtually every city in the United States through a network of state and metro local associations. More than 120,000 teams and more than 2 million players register and play USA Softball each year. The USA Softball youth program, also known as the Junior Olympic (JO) program, is among the nation's largest youth sports organizations. USA Softball registers more than 25,000 certified umpires each year and is known for having one of the best officials' training and officiating programs of any sport in the U.S.

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