On behalf of all Central California staff members, I would like to welcome you to the official website of Central California ASA. It is my hope that this site will assist our members to become familiar with our ASA programs and answer any questions you may have about the many programs offered by this organization and ASA.
Central California ASA
To participate in the 2013 Association Championships, whether you are ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’, every team MUST register for their respective event by the event deadline.
This year we are using TournamentASA to register and keep our brackets. Go there and register now so you don’t miss the deadline.
ASA National Coaching School Returns to Northern California
WHO: ASA/USA Softball National Team Head Coach Ken Erikson, Former Olympic Team Coach Mike Candrea
WHAT: National Coaching School
WHEN: November 22-24 2013
WHERE: Livermore, CA
Save the Dates! More info will be available and distributed in late spring/early summer.
Thanks for playing ASA
I would like to thank the ad hoc committee for the time spent revising the 8U tournament rules. They were able to come to agreement and reduce two sets of rules (pink and purple) down to one set. It is important that our youngest players have consistency in their their development and playing by the same rules at every tournament makes teaching much easier and learning less confusing.
These are the rules we WILL be using for all 8U tournament, there can be no changes or modifications. We will be opening these up for discussion and possible tweaking at our October meeting.
Check them out HERE
This is what it looks like for the 2013 championship play events being held in Central California:
‘A’ Association Championships [10U - 18U] – 6/14 – 16 (Clovis)
‘C’ Association Championships [10U - 14U] - 6/21 – 23 (Clovis)
‘B’ Association Championships [10U - 14U] - 6/28 – 30 (Hanford)
‘B’ Association Championships [16U - 18U] – 7/12 – 14 (Clovis)
‘A’ Regional Championships [16U - 18U] - 7/12 – 14 (Clovis)
‘Gold’ Western Nationals [18U] – 7/29 – 8/4 (Bakersfield)
‘A’ Western Nationals [18U] – 7/29 – 8/4 (Bakersfield)
The 2013 JO Workshop is fast approaching. We recommend that each league and each travel team send representatives to one of the meetings. The meeting will cover all ASA, Region 14 and Central California ASA policies and changes that may affect you. We will also have our staff available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Dates and locations are as follows:
Coast — 1/26/2013 (San Luis Obispo – Ludwick Community Center)
Valley — 1/27/2013 (Lemoore – Tachi Palace)
10:00 – 11:00 (Staff meeting)
11:30 – 4:00 (JO Workshop)
Here’s the Agenda. We hope to see everyone there.
The annual ASA council meeting just concluded in Dallas, TX. During this meeting over 150 rule and code changes were purposed, many were rejected, however some did pass that will have an immediate affect on youth fast pitch. 3 notable changes are listed below along with comments for the Central California JO Commissioner.
1) 14U A/B will now pitch from 43′ in championship play. note: Leagues and tournaments will have the option to pitch from the distance they feel is best for their league/event. The A/B Association Championships will use the 43′ pitching plate, what will happen with the “C” division will be determined at the Region 14 annual meeting in early December.
2) 14U A/B now have the option to wear metal cleats. note: Leagues and tournaments will have the option to allow or not allow metal cleats (in 14U, 16U and 18U) depending on what they feel is best for their league/event. The A/B Association Championships will allow metal cleats unless restricted by the facility, what will be allowed in the “C” division will be determined at the Region 14 annual meeting in early December.
3) 18U Gold teams that fail to qualify for the Gold National will be allowed to drop to the 18U “A” classification. note: How these teams will be given the opportunity to qualify for the “A” national events will be determined in the next few weeks.
Any questions regarding these 3 changes or questions on any other “rumors” from the ASA Council Meeting should be directed to Dave Forte.
We would like to thank all the teams which participated, all the fans that came to watch, and especially all those that made donations to this great cause. We are still doing the books, but it looks like we will have distributed around $15,000 to breast cancer charities … Great Job!
Thank you very much and congratulations to all the winners.
Final Brackets –> 10U – 12U – 14U – 16U – 18U
Some Pictures of the event –> HERE
October 20-21, 2012 — Cambria Pines Lodge, Cambria, CA
It is important for members of our association to attend the meetings on Saturday, October 20th. We vote on changes to our programs at these meetings and we welcome your input!
We also welcome you to join us at the Annual Meeting Luncheon, where we will be handing out membership awards to staff, cities and leagues, as well as some other special awards. Tickets for lunch can be purchased that day, at the meeting check in table, for $8.00 per person.
To view the current draft of the Annual Meeting Agenda, please click HERE.
(Please note, this draft has no room names/numbers at the moment. As these are added we will update this post with the current agenda.)
Also, click HERE to view the Annual Meeting Program, which includes awards recipients, national tournament teams & more!
Please join us for the 2nd Annual CCASA Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament!
October 13 & 14, 2012 — Buchanan Softball Complex • Clovis, CA
To view the full flyer with more information, please click HERE
To view the team list, click HERE
This is the new and improved website of Central California ASA. Hopefully you will find the new site more navigable and laid out in a way that makes your quest for information simpler. Feel free to look around and see what we have to offer. As new information is provided to us we will have it posted ASAP. Should you have a comment on the new site, see an error or just have a general question or comment, please send us a quick comment.
If you would like to receive automatic notices of our posts, click the “Subscribe by Email” link in the upper right corner of this page.