Wanted to provide some updates for all of you to avoid mass emails and phone calls that we have been receiving.
Registration for the 2022 Summer Season, opened December 1, 2021 and will close March 15, 2022 for all registrations. Any registrations that come after March 15, 2022 will be subject to a $20 late fee. Registration will officially close March 31, 2022 and after that date, we will not accept any late registrations.
We are planning to continue with starting our 2022 season, and we will do everything we can to start on time, but will make sure it is safe to start based on CDC and state guidelines. We do have some alternate plans in place and will discuss those as they come to the table.
This is an unprecedented time we are in, so we ask for continued patience as we navigate this very difficult time. As an association, we take the health and safety of our children and those within our association seriously, so we hope you are all staying safe and understand the need to delay our season.
|T-Ball||Must be at least 4 years of age by 12/31/2021.||Co-ed||$55.00|
|Coach Pitch||Must be at least 5 years of age by 12/31/2021. 6 years of age if first year of play.||Co-ed||$55.00|
|8U Recreational||Must be less than 9 years of age by 12/31/2021.||Girls Only||$55.00|
|10U Open, Competitive, and Recreational||Must be less than 11 years of age by 12/31/2021.||Girls Only||$80.00*|
|12U Open, Competitive, and Recreational||Must be less than 13 years of age by 12/31/2021.||Girls Only||$80.00*|
|14U Open, Competitive, and Recreational||Must be less than 15 years of age by 12/31/2021.||Girls Only||$80.00*|
The Safe Sport Course was mandated by the US Congress for all National Governing Bodies of the USOC. That would be any sport that has USA in their title. It is a requirement for all individuals listed below. We ask that all our coaches, umpires, and/or administrators of youth leagues and teams that This needs to be done not only for championship play but should also apply for invitational and local league play.
Beginning immediately, the free SafeSport training program is available to all members of USA Softball and the course can be taken by first logging into the RegisterUSA Softball website and then accessing the SafeSport option under the ACE Education tab. There is no cost involved in the SafeSport course. If you do not already have an account you will need to create one.
SAFESPORT MISSION, PURPOSE & VISION
To cultivate and steward a culture of dignity and respect in sport.
Enable every athlete to thrive by fostering a national sport culture of respect and safety, on and off the field of play.
The following is a list of categories under USA Softball that are subject to SafeSport training and Reporting:
SafeSport training topics include the following:
Each topic is approximately 30 minutes followed by a test and each topic provides a separate certificate upon completion.
All three courses must be completed in order to show a completed status on the RegisterUSA system, and in some cases to be allowed to continue processing additional membership options.
SafeSport training must be completed every two (2) years.
We encourage everyone take the free training now even those who have completed the training in recent years as a new version was just released in December 2017. SafeSport is free to everyone including coaches, athletes, parents and administrators at all levels.
GET STARTED: Login (or create an account) on RegisterUSASoftball.com and then access the SafeSport option under the ACE Education tab. When you’re on the SafeSport site please be sure to select USA Softball from the Organization list in order for USA Softball to be notified by SafeSport of your completion status.
Once a player participates in an intercollegiate softball program for a university, college, or junior/community college, the player is ineligible to play below the Class A level.
8-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 2012 is ELIGIBLE.
10-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 2010 is ELIGIBLE.
12-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 2008 is ELIGIBLE.
14-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 2006 is ELIGIBLE.
16-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 2004 is ELIGIBLE.
18-Under Age Classification - A player born after December 31, 2002 is ELIGIBLE (Includes Junior Olympic GOLD).
For the 2022 Junior Olympic Playing Season, use the chart below to determine Junior Olympic Age Qualifications. ' E ' indicates the player is eligible for the respective age group(s).
USA Softball requires coaches and every person who intends to work directly with our players complete a background check and SafeSport training PRIOR to league practices or games. This applies to coaches 10U and up, if you have questions please reach out.
ACE certification has a "Safe Sport" component that you have to complete so please allow a few hours to complete this training. BVYSA does not cover the cost of the ACE certification.
Please use the link below to set up your USA account which will allow you to complete your ACE certification and/or complete the mandatory background check. Have your credit/debit handy as you will need to pay online to complete the process. After you have completed the ACE certification or background check, you must print off the receipt/confirmation page and bring it to the coaches meeting in April or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will not be allowed to have contact with your team/players until this documentation is received.