The purpose of the ASA youth point system is to enhance the ASA program for our registered teams. The point system should lead to increased ASA team registration across the Association and provide point tournament host sites the ability to offer participating teams a valuable commodity (points) and an additional reason to play in ASA tournaments. In order to participate in the Illinois ASA State Tournament, all ASA teams must play in a minimum of one (1) sanctioned ASA point tournament.
The point system will be a benefit to our ASA teams by:
In order to ensure that the ASA Points System is truly an ASA benefit, no ASA Point Tournament may be run in conjunction with any other softball organization. For example, no ASA Point Tournament can be run at the same time, or in conjunction with, an NSA World Qualifier or a USSSA National Qualifier.
Teams receive and earn points for every sanctioned point tournament entered.
The following is the breakdown of points for teams that enter sanctioned point tournaments:
In single elimination tournaments the top four teams will receive points as allocated above. Teams that lose in the quarterfinals (teams 5-8) earn two points each.
All U18, U16, U14 and U12 point tournaments shall have a minimum of eight (8) teams participate to qualify for ASA championship points. All U18, U16, U14 and U12 ASA sanctioned point tournaments with less than eight (8) participating teams will receive the minimum of one point per team entered. This allows smaller areas to host a point tournament and allows teams to earn the one point required for entry into the State Tournament. In this case, no championship points are awarded. All U18, U16, U14 and U12 point tournaments with sixteen (16) or more teams shall award double points for each team.
All U10 point tournaments shall have a minimum of four (4) teams participate to qualify for ASA championship points. All U10 ASA sanctioned point tournaments with less than four (4) teams participating will receive the minimum of one point per team entered. This allows smaller areas to host a point tournament and allows teams to earn the one point required for entry into the State Tournament. In this case, no championship points are awarded. All U10 point tournaments with eight (8) or more teams shall award double points for each team.
All ASA teams that participate in large, ASA-sanctioned tournaments, outside of Region #10 (e.g. Colorado, Hall of Fame, and Exposure Tournaments) will receive five (5) points. Prior notification of tournament entry and proof of participation are required before points will be posted.AWARDING TOURNAMENTS
The ASA will offer sanctioned point tournaments to tournament directors and organizations that agree to put on first class tournaments and abide by ASA rules. Each Tournament site will pay a $12.00 ASA sanction fee for each team entered. Each individual ASA Youth Committee will determine tournament sites in their area as requested. Special consideration will be given to:
All Point Tournament requests shall be submitted to the Youth Committee by September 15th. Tournaments within the same area cannot compete for the same age group point tournament on the same weekend without the approval of the Youth Committee. Decisions of the Youth Committee are final.
Illinois ASA Areas Age Groups
BLOOMINGTON - PEORIA 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 & UNDER
EAST (Champaign-Danville-Mattoon-Rantoul) 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 & UNDER
NORTH (LaSalle Peru-Pontiac-Princeville) 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 & UNDER
QUAD CITIES 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 & UNDER
SOUTH (Alton-Belleville) 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 & UNDER
SPRINGFIELD - DECATUR 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 & UNDER
It will be the responsibility of each Points Tournament Director to fax or phone the tournament results to the Points Tournament Coordinator no later than the Monday following the Tournament.