Men’s South Dakota Slow-Pitch meeting Pierre SD Feb 25, 2017
ASA is rebranding to USA Softball
No Rule changes were announced
Men’s state entry deadline will be moved back a week.
Men’s B/C Open & D Pierre Aug 5th and 6th Deadline July 22nd midnight
Men’s Rec East Watertown SD Aug 12-13, 2017 Deadline Aug July 30th midnight brand new complex State tournament may be the first games played on the new fields
Men’s E East Mitchell Aug 19-20 Deadline Aug 5th Midnight
Men’s E, Rec West Aug 19-20 Deadline Aug 5th Midnight
Official Ball Dudley synthetic 52/300 will be used at all state tournament and will once again be hit your own first 2 balls will be provided.
Entry fee for State tournaments will stay at $200 per team this year and being looked at for 2018.
Umpire pay will be $18 per game in 2017 and will raise to $20 in 2018 till 2020.
Online Roster and payment will once again be used for Men’s slow Pitch and being looked at by the other entities.
Prizes for State tournament will is being looked at to going to patches and pullovers for 1st and plaques for 2nd and 3rd in each division.
We are still allowed to use the ASA uniforms for 2017 and will be looking to change to the new official logo USA Softball within the next couple of years
USA Softball did some realigning of the regions and went from 15 down to 10
Team participation was consistent. We went up 3 teams from 2015. (131 teams participated in 2015 and 134 teams participated in 2016)
Men’s E/Rec Northern Territory National Championships are in Mandan ND Sept 1-3, 2017
Men’s D Northern Territory National Championships are in Liberty MO Sept 1-4, 2017
Men’s C National Championships Oklahoma City Ok Sept 1-3, 2017
Men’s B National Championships Oklahoma City OK Aug 25-27, 2017
Men’s Masters 35 and Over Aug 25-27, 2017 Fargo ND – Teams can register and go play in Fargo, 2 division competitive & Rec. The Rec division is limited to not more than 3 Class D players (no players above Class D)
Men’s Slow-pitch continues to be pretty strong in South Dakota.