November 20, 2022 UPDATE FROM USA SOFTBALL OF NEW YORK"
1. USA SOFTBALL OF NY WILL MONITOR, IN CONJUCTION WITH TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS, THE STATUS OF EACH USA SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT. IT IS TOTALY UP TO THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR TO GET PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THEIR TOWN ALONG WITH GUIDELINES TO HOST THEIR TOURNAMENT.
Good morning, all -
I want all involved in USA Softball of NY to have the same information regarding guidelines as we continue to move forward.
AS TO TEAM AND LEAGUES: Local and State health department and community officials will dictate whether your team or league is able to hold practices, scrimmages, or games. As you are aware, New York State has given the authority to open parks with their guidelines to local towns. This means that local governments can allow field use. Please make sure you are following your local health department guidelines.
Despite what some groups may be doing or saying they are doing, if your municipality does not give you a permit, you cannot be doing softball related activities. As of now the USA Softball, for Youth season runs till the end of August 2023 this includes the Bollinger Insurance for YOUTH TEAMS. The Adult season runs till the end of December. YOU CAN REGISTER YOUR TEAMS AND GET YOUR INSURANCE AT ANY TIME BUT MUST BE DONE PRIOR TO ANY USA SOFTBALL PLAY OR WHEN YOU HAVE USA UMPIRES DOING YOUR GAME.
USA Softball of New York
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As we kick off or 2023 season, we would like to introduce you to some of your key CHANGES & PLAYERS:
ANY ADULT (18 OR OVER) ON THE FIELD OR IN THE DUGOUT MUST HAVE A USA SOFTBALL BACKGROUND CHECK AND HAS COMPLEATED THE SAFESPORT PROGRAM TO BE INVOLVED IN YOUTH PLAYNew York State Commissioner: Michael Warner 609 Dover Chase Blvd. Toms River, NJ 08755 848-210-0634 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New York State Youth (JO) Commissioner: Nathan Nagle 1879 Spencer Hill Road Corning, NY14830 (607) 483-0296 Email: email@example.com ASST YOUTH COMMISSIONER MOLLY McNEAR 25 TEFT AVE CLIFTON SPRINGS, NY 14432 (315) 521-4488 Email: MOLLYMCNEAR@GMAIL.COM
New York State Slow Pitch State Commissioner: Harry Dorsagno
Or staff is here to support you with your needs, in registration, insurance and tournaments. For Adult registrations, USA Softball will give you a $2,000,000.00 liability insurance policy with each team registration. You can also get as many additional insured as needed for any park required.
Any youth team that would like to advance please contact the JO Commissioner for your guidance.
If you are looking to become an umpire, please contact of UIC for guidance.
We are always looking for individuals to assist throughout the State. We currently have a number of districts that we need Adult commissioners in and assistant youth commissioners. If interested, please contact the State Commissioner.