Commissioners Introduction and Welcome
The USA/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 USA/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 USA/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 2015. Even though our total number of teams declined, Illinois was again in the top ten of the 74 associations in overall registrations of JO and adult teams and umpires.
Our organization promises another exciting summer of USA/ASA softball. You will find a complete listing of our 2016 tournaments elsewhere in this brochure and on this website. Also included is a list of this years individual and team Hall of Fame inductees. Finally, a complete listing of all our tournaments is found along with a list of all past state champions and our special individual award recipients.
The brochure and website also includes other important information including our advertisers. We urge you to patronize them as they contribute greatly to our sport.
Good luck to all teams, players, umpires and fans. May you have a great season of USA/ASA competition. See you at the ball park this summer!
Don Brewer, State Commissioner
Illinois Amateur Softball Association