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USA Softball: Catch up with USA Softball around the country

June 5, 2020

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USA SOFTBALL ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS DECISION REGARDING 2020 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS BASED ON COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS |  USA Softball will move forward in hosting 2020 National Championships. All host organizations will need to assess and understand the COVID-19 restrictions within their respective states, counties, cities and associations prior to making a final decision on hosting.  READ MORE   » 



USA SOFTBALL SPORT DEVELOPMENT SERIES EPISODE 2 | On Wednesday, June 10 at 2 p.m. CT, USA Softball will air the second episode of the Sport Development Series by bringing a panel together to discuss Strength Training & Recovery for youth athletes and officials.

USA Softball will be fielding questions for the panelists that will be addressed at the end of each panel. If you are interested in having a question answered, please submit those to



STATE OF THE SPORT | USA Softball President Rodney Cobb and CEO Craig Cress discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has on the sport of softball across the United States.

"I am cautiously optimistic about things changing and turning around for the better. We still have some challenges ahead of us but I think this organization and the local associations are ready for those challenges." – President Cobb

"We will do our best to try to determine what the new normal is and what the sport of softball can do to help .... We're looking to get to that new normal in being aggressive but responsible when we get there [while focusing on] how we determine to do things and what's best for our participants in all areas of our sport." – Craig Cress




BACK TO THE BALLPARK | USA Softball Managing Director of Membership Services Rich Cress and Director of Umpires Kevin Ryan reviewed 'Back to the Ballpark' guidelines and recommendations for USA Softball participants, event hosts, and fans based on COVID-19 restrictions.

"We knew that eventually softball would be back and that we needed to get a plan in place to help people out and make [the return to play] as smooth as possible....Our two main focuses in creating [the Back to the Ballpark Guidelines] is the safety of everyone involved and protecting the integrity of the game." – Rich Cress





USA SOFTBALL SPORT DEVELOPMENT SERIES EPISODE 1 | USA Softball officially launched the Sport Development Series, a 10-topic series that will be aired bi-weekly with a focus on educating participants at all levels of softball through social media and online.

In episode 1, USA Softball focused on Mental Health Awareness and brought together members of the softball community to discuss mental health and various resources.




KIM NG ADDED TO USA SOFTBALL BOARD OF DIRECTORS | Currently serving as the Senior Vice President, Baseball & Softball Development for Major League Baseball, Ng's appointment comes following the addition of an independent director to the USA Softball Board of Directors.

"After a lifetime of involvement with amateur softball and my 30 years as a professional baseball executive, I have come to see the future growth of the two sports as strongly linked. I look forward to working with my colleagues at USA Softball to shepherd this game to new heights." – Kim Ng




USA SOFTBALL OF OREGON PAIRS WITH FASTPITCH CARES NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO GIVE BACK | After two young softball players were diagnosed with a severe illness and brought back to health at the Doernbecher Hospital (Portland, Ore.), head coach Sue Oran set out to give back to the local hospital with the creation of Fastpitch Cares.

Fastpitch Cares has since raised and donated more than $230,000 to Doernbecher Hospital, $85,000 to Dr. Albert Chi of Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), and has also benefited Dr. Chi and OHSU with the purchasing of ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic.




GOLD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | Teams competing in the 2020 GOLD Nationals, the pinnacle event of Junior Olympic (JO) Championship play, will take the field in Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City, Okla. July 19-25!




JUNIOR OLYMPIC CUP | Teams competing in the 2020 USA Softball Junior Olympic (JO) Cup will take the field in Spartanburg, S.C. July 26 – August 1!

View a list of competing teams with rosters, quick facts, and more:



 USA SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME COMPLEX BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR | Get a sneak peek into the newly renovated Softball Capital of the World®.  WATCH NOW » 



COVID-19 RESOURCES | Find helpful tips, activities, at-home workouts, and more for coping during this time of social distancing.   LEARN  MORE  » 



USA SOFTBALL OF MASSACHUSETTS UMPIRE MICHAEL KUSZAY TAKES HIS TALENTS FROM THE DIAMOND TO THE E.R. | USA Softball of Massachusetts Umpires Michael Kuszay began umpiring softball in 2016, prior to graduating from nursing school. Since his graduation, Kuszay has transitioned into the St. Anne's Emergency Room and is currently one of many working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE »


USA SOFTBALL OF HOUSTON ANNOUNCES 2020 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES | With umpiring careers that span nearly 50 years, Mike Melancon, Scott Geron and Robert Shaw were each selected to the USA Softball of Houston Hall of Fame for their contributions to the sport.  READ MORE » 


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