Commissioners Introduction and Welcome
The Illinois Amateur Softball Association is affiliated with the Amateur Softball Association of America. The National office is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition to hosting Executive Director Craig Cress and his staff, the Oklahoma site is also home to the ASA National Hall of Fame.
Our state association follows the Constitution, Code and Bylaws of the Amateur Softball Association of America. The Official Guide and Rule Book of the National ASA includes all bylaws and rules. If any direct rule conflict exists between state and national, the national rules take precedence.
Illinois ASA had another great year in 2014. Even though our total number of teams declined, Illinois ASA was again in the top ten of the 76 associations in overall registrations of JO and Adult teams and umpires.
Our organization promises another exciting summer of ASA softball. You will find a complete listing of our 2015 tournaments elsewhere in this brochure. And it is certainly very exciting that we will be hosting two National Tournaments. The Mens Over 50 Fastpitch National will be held in Forsyth July 24-26 and the Girls 10 and Under National Tournament will be in Normal July 26-August 2. A complete listing of all our tournaments is found elsewhere in our brochure and on our website.
The brochure and website also includes other important information including, but not limited to our 2015 Hall of Fame inductees, our special awards recipients, rule changes and much more.
Good luck to all teams, players, umpires and fans. May you have a great season of ASA competition. See you at the ball park this summer!
Don Brewer, State Commissioner
Illinois Amateur Softball Association