USA Softball of New York City is an affiliation of USA Softball, the national governing body of softball. We are one of over 70 metro/state associations in the United States. USA Softball of New York City covers all five boroughs of New York, Long Island, Westchester County and Rockland County.
USA Softball, formerly the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball, a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, OK, was founded in 1933 and has evolved into the strongest softball organization in the country. The growth and development of the association led the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to name ASA the National Governing Body of Softball, pursuant to the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. In 2015, ASA/USA Softball announced a re-brand of the organization to USA Softball, which would be effective September 1, 2016. USA Softball has many important responsibilities as the National Governing Body of softball in the United States, including regulating competition to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of player who annually play the sport.
When the ASA entered the softball picture in 1933, the sport was in a state of confusion with no unified set of playing rules and no national governing body to provide guidance and stability. The ASA changed all that by adopting softball’s first universally accepted rules of play and by organizing consistent and fair competition across the nation. From this beginning, ASA Softball, now USA Softball, has become one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations. USA Softball has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 160,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than four million.
There are many ways you can get involved with USA Softball whether it be through hosting an event as the National team tours the country each summer, donating to one of the many funds dedicated to supporting the athletes of USA Softball or by joining our tradition of excellence as a sponsor or business partner. Be sure to check out all the ways you can be a part of USA Softball and see which one is best for you!
Glen Payne, Commissioner