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2019 USA Softball of South MS Tournament Trail

The District Meeting was held on Wednesday, Feb 20th.  One of the highlight of this annual meeting is to determine to the tournament hosts and dates for the spring and summer.   Registration links will be published as time permits to get everything setup.  Below is the schedule for the 2019 USA Softball of South MS Tournament Trail:

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2019 USA Softball of South Mississippi Spring Meeting

Dear Fellow Softball Enthusiasts,

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Ready or not, softball season is on the way! Opening Day will be here before we know it. Everyone should be preparing for registration and getting those fields back into playing shape.

The District Meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2019 at 6:00 PM. It will be held at the Donal Snyder Community Center at 2520 Pass Road in Biloxi. League Presidents should plan to attend the meeting. Please pass along this invite to any new board members that would like to attend. Anyone else interested is also free to attend. It helps all of us to have people knowledgeable and ready to step in and help. I’d also appreciate if everyone would please let me know if there are any changes in your organization.

The governance of USA Softball of South Mississippi is done by consensus of the member leagues.  We will discuss topics relevant to our upcoming league season, new initiatives and set the tournament schedule.  I’ve got some ideas for this season and I welcome any any ideas you have to help improve our program.

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. USA Softball has many important responsibilities as the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States which includes:

  • Promoting amateur softball for all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry
  • Establishing uniform softball rules and regulations
  • Providing it with proper safeguards in accordance with the spirit of true sportsmanship and establish principles for ethical behavior and matters relating to conflict of interest as provided by the USA Softball Council and Board of Directors
  • Encouraging the union of all eligible teams, organizations or groups into such separate associations with active membership in the USA Softball as may from time to time be deemed best adapted to advance the cause of amateur softball
  • Establishing and maintaining by allied membership, alliances with non-profit associations or organizations devoted wholly or partially to the promotion and development of the game of softball on a state, regional or national level
  • Promoting and conducting annual amateur softball championships
  • Educating and training in the proper skills of amateur softball play and rules of the game through promoting, organizing, and conducting clinics, seminars and training courses.

A very important distinction between USA Softball and other athletic organizations. USA Softball is not a tournament organization. Recreational play and invitational tournaments are left to individuals, groups or organization to administer. USA Softball provides support to those entities to enhance and enable their efforts. As the National Governing Body, USA Softball conducts Championship Play events leading to the crowning of Local Association and National Champions.

I also encourage everyone to Like the USA Softball of South MS Facebook page. It’s the best way to stay in touch with the latest information. The URL to the group is below:
https://www.facebook.com/USASoftballSouthMS/

Please RSVP if you plan to attend the meeting. If you don’t, I’ll probably be calling you. My cell number is 228-365-2301 if you need anything. Email is always good also at tstanley@cableone.net.
Thanks,,,
Tom
District Commissioner
USA Softball of South Mississippi
https://usasoftballsouthms.com/

2018 USA Softball of South Mississippi Fall Championship Brackets

Thanks so much for playing this weekend. Also thank you for playing USA Softball… I know it’s kind of a tag line, but I want all of you know it’s way more than that. We all stronger by working together and driving each other to be better players, team mates, coaches, parents and fans. So as we close out this year, I hope all of us will continue being supportive of each other for the benefit of our players.

Below is the bracket for this weekend’s tournament. We have a good turnout in 12u. The 10u division was strong this spring, but this fall has been hit or miss. So we won’t have a 10u bracket this weekend. The Tournament Entry Fee is $225 for this weekend. We will be awarded the custom USA Softball rings for first and second. The address to the Biloxi Sportsplex is 765 Wells Dr, Biloxi, MS. We will just have one gate open this weekend. It will be the main gate closest to Wells Dr. So you’ll want to park in the east parking lot.

The weather is supposed to be cool but dry. So please be sure your girls dress appropriately. It might be just a bit chilly… finally fall weather! When batting, we’ll need to be able to see the player’s number. But I don’t mind if they wear a sleeve in the field without a number.

USA Softball invitational tournaments benefits our hosts for each tournament. The proceeds for this tournament will benefit the Biloxi Girl’s Softball League to support their softball endeavors for their players.

Thanks for Playing USA Softball!

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2018 USA Softball of South Mississippi Fall Championships (Rings Tournament)

We’ve come to the end of another fall season.  It been a very good fall with players getting the opportunity to get ready for next year’s spring season.  The upcoming weekend will be our Fall Championships on November 10th, 2018.  We will award rings for Champions and Runners-Up.  It would be great if we could get all the area teams to come play as we crown our Fall Champions.  So we would like to invite our area teams to come out and enjoy a good day of softball.

The Tournament Entry Fee for the Fall Championships is Coach Pitch $200 & Fast Pitch $225.  The tournament will be held at the Biloxi Sportsplex.  The address is 765 Wells Drive, Biloxi, MS 39532.  We will not play any on Friday night.  Fall tournaments are generally one day tournaments.  But Sunday is possible though depending on number of teams and the rain gods.

Sunday will also be Veteran’s Day.  Let us remember all the sacrifices made my our military so that we can enjoy this great game and spend time with our children at the ball park. No amount of appreciation will be sufficient enough to honor them. Let us just pray for them and their families. We hope they enjoy a Very Happy Veteran’s Day.

Please register early as it will help the tournament organizers prepare for this weekend.

Online registration for this weekend’s tournament is available at this address:
Fall Championships Entry Form

Teams registered for this weekend can be viewed using this link:
Fall Championships Teams Registered

Just a reminder, all players participating must be USA Softball Individually Registered. Players may be registered online at USA Softball Individual Registration.  The spring registration carries through Dec 31st.  So many player will already be registered.  Individual Registration sanctions the player with USA Softball and provides supplemental medical / general liability protection for the players, field owners and tournament hosts.

Thanks for Playing USA Softball!

2018 Bay Bomb Squad Fall Invitational – Rescheduled

The Bay St. Louis Softball League would like to invite everyone to their fall invitational tournament this weekend.  The first date didn’t work out so we’re trying again.    The tournament will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018.  It be held at the Bay St. Louis Sports Complex at is 622 Athletic Dr, Bay St. Louis, MS.  We try to make these one-day tournaments.  We won’t play Friday night, but Sunday will be reserved in case of inclement weather.  Bay St. Louis teams and the Bay Bombers teams supports many of our tournaments.  So it would be great to help out their organization.

Please register early as it will help the tournament organizers prepare for this weekend.

Online registration for this weekend’s tournament is available at this address:
Bay St. Louis Fall Invitational Entry Form

Teams registered for this weekend can be viewed using this link:
Bay St. Louis Fall Invitational Teams Registered

These invitational tournaments are fundraisers for our tournament hosts. All the proceeds go to help pay for players and teams to participate in tournaments. Registration is open for all tournaments. The full schedule including registration links for USA Softball of South Mississippi Fall Tournament Trail can be viewed using this link:
Fall Tournament Schedule

Just a reminder, all players participating must be USA Softball Individually Registered. Players may be registered online at USA Softball Individual Registration.  The spring registration carries through Dec 31st.  So many player will already be registered.  Individual Registration sanctions the player with USA Softball and provides supplemental medical / general liability protection for the players, field owners and tournament hosts.

Thank you for Playing USA Softball!

2018 Saucier Halloween Havoc Invitational Tournament Brackets

Below are brackets for this weekend’s Saucier Halloween Havoc Invitational. The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at the Saucier Sports Complex at 23715 Saucier Lizana Rd, Saucier, MS.

Here’s some special activities for this weekend:
1) Players can wear Halloween costumes for the pool game this weekend. Make sure they can actually play in the costume. But we’ll be flexible with uniform requirements. There will be prizes for the best costumes.
2) Teams make decorate their team tent. There will be a prize for best decorated tent.
3) There will be a Pumpkin Carving Contest with a prize for best decorated pumpkin. Team will need to provide their own pumpkin.

All these are optional events. You’re team can participate in any or all the event.

All proceeds from this tournament will benefit the girls in the Saucier softball program. Saucier will also be providing the prizes for this weekend’s Halloween themed events.

Thanks for Playing USA Softball!

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2018 Halloween Invitational at Saucier

The Saucier Youth Sports Association would like to invite everyone to the second annual USA Softball of South Mississippi Halloween Invitational Tournament this weekend.  Saucier would like teams to wear costumes for their pool games.  The fall weather should help put everyone in the mood for some good old Halloween fun.  Tent decorating and pumpkin carving contests.  This was a really fun tournament last year that we’re sure the kids will really enjoy.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at the Saucier Sports Complex at 23715 Saucier Lizana Rd.  We won’t play Friday night, but Sunday will be reserved in case of inclement weather.

Please register early as it will help the tournament organizers prepare for this weekend.

Online registration for this weekend’s tournament is available at this address:
Halloween Invitational Entry Form

Teams registered for this weekend can be viewed using this link:
Halloween Fall Invitational Teams Registered

These invitational tournaments are fundraisers for our tournament hosts. All the proceeds go to help pay for players and teams to participate in tournaments. Registration is open for all tournaments. The full schedule including registration links for USA Softball of South Mississippi Fall Tournament Trail can be viewed using this link:
Fall Tournament Schedule

Just a reminder, all players participating must be USA Softball Individually Registered. Players may be registered online at USA Softball Individual Registration.  The spring registration carries through Dec 31st.  So many player will already be registered.  Individual Registration sanctions the player with USA Softball and provides supplemental medical / general liability protection for the players, field owners and tournament hosts.

Thank you for Playing USA Softball!

2018 Bay Bomb Squad Fall Invitational

The Bay St. Louis Softball League would like to invite everyone to their fall invitational tournament this weekend.  The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018.  It be held at the Bay St. Louis Sports Complex at is 622 Athletic Dr, Bay St. Louis, MS.  We try to make these one-day tournaments.  We won’t play Friday night, but Sunday will be reserved in case of inclement weather.  Bay St. Louis teams and the Bay Bombers teams supports many of our tournaments.  So it would be great to help out their organization.

Please register early as it will help the tournament organizers prepare for this weekend.

Online registration for this weekend’s tournament is available at this address:
Bay St. Louis Fall Invitational Entry Form

Teams registered for this weekend can be viewed using this link:
Bay St. Louis Fall Invitational Teams Registered

These invitational tournaments are fundraisers for our tournament hosts. All the proceeds go to help pay for players and teams to participate in tournaments. Registration is open for all tournaments. The full schedule including registration links for USA Softball of South Mississippi Fall Tournament Trail can be viewed using this link:
Fall Tournament Schedule

Just a reminder, all players participating must be USA Softball Individually Registered. Players may be registered online at USA Softball Individual Registration.  The spring registration carries through Dec 31st.  So many player will already be registered.  Individual Registration sanctions the player with USA Softball and provides supplemental medical / general liability protection for the players, field owners and tournament hosts.

Thank you for Playing USA Softball!

2018 GYSA Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Tournament Brackets

Below are brackets for this weekend’s tournament.  Good turnout for 12u.  Not sure where all the 10u’s went for this weekend.  The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. It will be held at the Bayou View Sports Complex at 4300 Hewes Av, Gulfport, MS 39507.  Weather is supposed to be wonderful this weekend.  So we hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend of girls softball.

Here’s some general notes about our tournaments:

  • Players must Age Up to their Jan 1st Playing Age
  • Tournament Format: One pool game followed by double elimination
  • Tournament Entry Fee: CP $150 & FP $175; Fall Champ: CP $200 & FP $225
  • Teams must provide one playable ball for each game.
  • Must bat your lineup in pool games. Bracket play may bat any number including your lineup.
  • Pool games: 1 hour time limit – finish the batter.  One-half inning is 3 outs or 5 runs max.
  • Individual Awards Only for 1st & 2nd – No team trophy
  • Seeding: Teams will be seeded into brackets by blind draw (You draw-you play)
Each team may bring one team cooler for their players.  We ask everyone to not bring their personal coolers, ice chests, sandwiches, pizza, whatever in the ball park.  Our tournaments are the lowest cost of any tournament you’ll find.  It’s due to our hosts not having to pay for field rentals and volunteers that work the tournament.  So please respect the efforts of our tournament host to raise money to support their young ladies.  A portion of the proceeds from this tournament will go to Breast Cancer Awareness causes.

2018 GYSA Breast Cancer Awareness Fall Invitational

The Gulfport Youth Sports Association would like to invite everyone to come play their fall invitational tournament.  Proceeds from this tournament will benefit support to breast cancer awareness and research.  So we hope everyone will come out and support this worthy cause.  The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. It will be held at the Bayou View Sports Complex at 4300 Hewes Av, Gulfport, MS 39507. We try to make these one-day tournaments. We won’t play Friday night, but Sunday will be reserved in case of inclement weather. Normally we do everything we can to finish in one day.

Please register early as it will help the tournament organizers prepare for this weekend.

Online registration for this weekend’s tournament is available at this address:
GYSA Breast Cancer Awareness Fall Invitational Entry Form

Teams registered for this weekend can be viewed using this link:
GYSA Breast Cancer Awareness Fall Invitational Teams Registered

These invitational tournaments are fundraisers for our tournament hosts. All the proceeds go to help pay for players and teams to participate in tournaments. Registration is open for all tournaments. The full schedule including registration links for USA Softball of South Mississippi Fall Tournament Trail can be viewed using this link:
Fall Tournament Schedule

Just a reminder, all players participating must be USA Softball Individually Registered. Players may be registered online at USA Softball Individual Registration.  The spring registration carries through Dec 31st.  So many player will already be registered.  Individual Registration sanctions the player with USA Softball and provides supplemental medical / general liability protection for the players, field owners and tournament hosts.

Thank you for Playing USA Softball!

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