Commissioners Introduction and Welcome


The USA Softball of Illinois organization looks forward to another great softball season. We again work under the auspices of the National USA Softball organization which 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 Softball National Hall of Fame.


Our state association follows the Constitution, Code and Bylaws of USA Softball of Illinois.  The Official Guide and Rule Book of the National organization includes all bylaws and rules.  If any direct rule conflict exists between state and national, the national rules take precedence. 


Our Illinois organization had a good year in 2017.   Even though our total number of teams declined, Illinois was again in the top twenty of the approximately70 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 2018 tournaments in our 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 Softball of Illinois competition.  See you at the ball park this summer!


NOTE:  USA Softball of Illinois mourns the loss of Leroy Emerick who passed away February 7.  Leroy was the Executive Vice President of our organization and served Illinois ASA for 66 years.  We will miss him immensely.


Don Brewer, State Commissioner

USA Softball of Illinois


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