Washington State Amateur Softball Association

6/8/2020

Coaches/Teams,

USA Softball of WA is working to develop of plan for a safe return of softball activities throughout the state of Washington.  We have developed a  “Back to the Park Guidelines” which encompass safety and physical distancing as well as a plan to maximum field usage as Phase 4 of the Governors plan is implemented.  Click on the link to view the document. Please click here for guidelines from the USA Softball National Office.

We will continue to register our teams and umpires so we will be ready to get on the fields when available. We will update our FB, website and tournamentusasoftball.com as information/games/weekends get solidified.  We appreciate your dedication to USA Softball and we hope to see you on the fields!

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Coaches, 

As a reminder,  the USA Softball of WA registration year has changed.  Our registration year is now September 1 through August 31.

Please remember  that no matter when you register for the 2020 season, all 2020 insurance/registration will expire on August 31, 2020.  September 1, 2020, all teams will have to register for the 2021 season.

Please contact your local USA Softball of WA rep with any questions.

JO Coaching Information
Posted Jun 18, 2016

ACE Education Program - As the National Governing Body of Softball, it is the ASA’s responsibility to ensure that our coaches achieve a certain level of understanding of what their duties are as coach of a youth softball team. The ACE Certification videos and the ACE Certification Manual are practical guides to the everyday situations you will encounter as a youth softball coach. After obtaining your ACE certification, you will be well prepared to coach a youth softball team.  To become an ACE Certified Coach, please visit RegisterASA.com.

Background Check - As the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, USA Softball has taken steps in an effort to protect the youth who particpate in our sport.

All coaches who wish to participate in the ACE Coaching Education program must consent and pass USA Softball’s background check in order to take the exam. Cost for the background check is included in the ACE exam fee.

Participants who process an independent background check, normally paid by credit card on RegisterUSASoftball.com, receive an ID card from USA Softball stating that they’ve passed the background check. Other participants may receive notice of background check clearance through the form of an ACE ID card or on their individual team registration card.

The cost for a background check ranges between $7.00 and $11.00 and depends on other services that can be bundled together such as ACE Exam or registration. Background checks are available through registerasa.com.

Educational Resources - ASA offers many resources for our coaches. 

Background Checks As the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, USA Softball has taken steps in an effort to protect the youth who particpate in our sport. USA Softball has retained the services of First Advantage to provide timely background check screenings and all of its background checks are processed online through RegisterUSASoftball.com. Background checks conducted by USA Softball are for the sole purpose of determining eligibility for USA Softball sanctioned events and are not used for employment screening. Local organizing bodies may conduct their own background screening and interviews to determine member eligibility in their programs.

USA Softball annually conducts more than 70,000 criminal background checks of its participants. Members who are background checked include adult non-players in youth play, umpires, scorekeepers, staff and other volunteers.

All coaches who wish to participate in the ACE Coaching Education program must consent and pass USA Softball’s background check in order to take the exam. Cost for the background check is included in the ACE exam fee.

Participants who process an independent background check, normally paid by credit card on RegisterUSASoftball.com, receive an ID card from USA Softball stating that they’ve passed the background check. Other participants may receive notice of background check clearance through the form of an ACE ID card or on their individual team registration card.

The cost for a background check ranges between $7.00 and $11.00 and depends on other services that can be bundled together such as ACE Exam or registration.

For more information on background checks please check your State or Metro USA Softball website.