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ERIK HITE FOUNDATION 5TH ANNUAL CHARITY CO-ED SOFTBALL

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 (7:00am)

Tournament Entry Form
Tournament Flyer

Golf Links Sport Complex
(Golf Links and Craycroft)

$600 per team
4 teams per pool, top 2 teams in pool move to championship round.
Each team: 10-15 players (2 females minimum).
Ages: 18+
Join us for a fun-filled day of games, live music and free BBQ for players + 1

All proceeds to benefit the Erik Hite Foundation Child Care Center for First Responders and Military Families in our community.

Erik Hite Foundation

ARIZONA ASA AND ONE DREAM ZERO DISTRACTION LLC

Arizona ASA has entered into a softball development partnership with One Dream Zero LLC (1DZD). State-wide clinics will be led by former Arizona Wildcat Pitcher Estela Piñon and former Sun Devil Pitcher Dallas Escobedo, who played for the Chicago Bandits and PA Rebellion respectively in National Pro Fastpitch during the summer of 2014. 1DZD will run clinics within Arizona exclusively through Amateur Softball Association (ASA), the National Governing Body of softball in the United States.

The mission of 1DZD Softball is to assist clients, both players and coaches, in capitalizing off their marketability. To heighten the overall skill level of #FutureGen athletes through camps and clinics. To help parents learn better ways to market their #FutureGen athletes to College coaches and to give #FutureGen coaches better skills through coaching clinics.

Arizona ASA State Commissioner, Don Fishel, is excited to have Estella and Dallas both be part of the Arizona ASA Program. These two professional pitchers will work with “Individually Registered” ASA players and coaches prior to, during, or at the conclusion of certain Arizona ASA Girls Fast-Pitch Tournaments.
Piñon commented, “I never thought growing up that I would have an outlet that would allow me to play softball after college and I’ve now had the chance to do just that. I want to use the clinics to help #FutureGen players grow into strong athletes and leaders. The biggest reward for me is going to be seeing the girls I work with land that college scholarship and hopefully have an opportunity to play professionally.” Escobedo also shared her thoughts, “This is an exciting time in my career as a professional athlete, through this partnership, I’ll be able to reach a tremendous amount of #FutureGen players and give back to the organization that was responsible for helping me develop.”

State Commissioner Don Fishel hopes to see the clinics in 2015 to provide Pitching, Fielding, Sliding, and Batting instruction from several 1DZD Staff. Mr. Fishel also hopes Coaching Clinics will be available.

Arizona ASA will promote and facilitate the state-wide clinics, while all registration fees will be collected by 1DZD on their site www.1d0dsoftball.com/upcoming-events.html

Please go to Tournament ASA and notice the upcoming ASA tournaments that include 1DZD clinics.

Effect Immediately, Pitching Clinics and Player Drills;

Saturday, October 18th (8am – 10am) - Arizona Octoberfest Champions – Tucson AZ
Tournament Director – Joseph Eiserman – 520 906-3040
1DZD Staff – Estela Piñon

Saturday, October 25th (8am – 10am) – 2nd Annual Cottonwood Clinic – Cottonwood AZ.
Tournament Director – Don Fishel – 928 420-5675
1DZD Staff – Estela Piñon

Saturday & Sunday, November 15-16 (TBA) – Bullhead City River Classic – Bullhead City AZ.
Tournament Director – Dale Poole – 928 300-6764

All participants pertaining to the 1DZD Clinics must also be participating in that particular ASA Tournament.

Cost - $60 per play up to four. If five or more players E-mail 1DZD at below address for pricing.

* Contact One Dream Zero Distraction one week prior to said clinic OR pay cash on-site to 1DZD Staff.

* If planning to pay on-site, E-mail 1DZD at talent1d0d@gmail.com

* Pitchers need to have their own catcher on-site

Official Site www.1d0dsoftball.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/1d0dsoftball
Twitter www.twitter.com/1dzdsoftball
 


ARIZONA ASA TO CHANGE JO REGISTRATION SEASON TO SEPTEMBER 1-AUGUST 31
EFFECTIVE 2015 SEASON

Arizona ASA to change JO Registration (Printable Version)

Arizona ASA will be joining 22 other ASA Associations in restructuring our Junior Olympic Registration dates from the traditional January 1-December 31 timeline to September 1-August 31 to better correlate the National Championship Tournament Calendar. As many teams begin recruiting and conducting tryouts right after the National Championships, we are restructuring our registration schedule to help teams put together their new teams in September after the ASA/USA National Championships and Western National Championships are concluded.

THIS CHANGE WILL NOT EFFECT THE PLAYERS ELIGIBILITY AGE !!!!!!!

Why did we decided to join the other 22 associations with this registration change?

1. The time frame better matches the normal playing season evolution of our teams. After National Championship play in August, teams reform, and players move up to begin the next year of competition.

2. It allows your team the opportunity to purchase the best insurance policy in youth sports, Bollinger Insurance that can be utilized in ANY friendly, practice or other outside organizations tournaments as all other organizations begin their team registration season September-August, without having to wait until January for your newly formed team after tryouts.

3. For the teams who have high school playing athletes on their roster, gives your team September-February to play in tournaments, etc. as opposed to registering in January and only having two months as a team before you lose players to high school teams.

4. For our association that has the ability to play in most of the state year round, it gives all of teams in the Central and Southern District the ability to utilize the team registration the entire year leading up to Nationals. Also gives your team more time to prepare for National Championships if you qualify to go.

How will this effect teams that are registered for 2014 that started in January 2014?

Arizona ASA teams that have registered in 2014 are valid until December 31, 2014. However, for the 2015 season, the registration period will end, August 31, 2015.

What are we doing to assist your team with this transition?

Arizona ASA is conducting a tournament in Prescott, Arizona, August 23-24 called the Registration Kick-Off Classic. We are giving all teams who participate in this tournament a $200 credit towards purchasing your 2015 team registration through www.registerasa.com. To register for this tournament, please go to www.tournamentasa.com and click on girls fast pitch, then Arizona ASA. You can log in with your tournamentasa.com account and register for the tournament.

We believe, like many of the other ASA Associations who have made the switch from January 1-December 31 to the NEW September 1-August 31 registration period will better serve our Junior Olympics teams. If you have any questions in regards to this change, please contact the J.O. State Commissioner.

Rick Hormann at 928-442-6450 or rhormann65@gmail.com


2015 NATIONALS & NATIONAL INVITATIONALS

-Girls Class B 14U Western National – Prescott Arizona
-Men’s 16” Slow-Pitch Class A National – Yuma Arizona
-Co-Ed Sow-Pitch 12”/14” Class E /Rec National Invitational – Kingman Arizona

ARIZONA ASA YOUTH FOUNDATION

Arizona ASA has our NEW Youth Foundation. Please consider donating your 2012 charitable funding (IRS deductable) to our 501c3 Corporation.

Our Board of Directors will use all charitable funding to allow the following improvements in our Youth Program:

  1. Scholarships for youth ASA registered players

  2. Team Travel subsidy for 2014 ASA JO National Championships

  3. Facility Improvements for Arizona ASA Partners (Field Owners)

  4. JO Coaches – Educational  (Clinics/Schools/ ACE)

  5. Youth ASA Registered Umpires – Educational (Clinics) &Travel Subsidy for 2014 ASA National Tournaments

Visit the Arizona Amateur Softball Association Youth Foundation Page on this website!!!



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