November 6, 2011
Entry #: 3832437
Background checks are going deeper and further.
Big push on the SP game, need to get Canada to change their rules to include stealing. ASA seems to be getting more involved in McQuade & Cincinnati tournaments.
SP Border Battle to include Great Britain & Ireland exhibition teams
6/27-7/2 WCOS - six teams
ASA Complex of Year - James I Moyer Softball Complex, Salem, VA
Bright Light Award (Musco Lighting) - CA Yard Sharks, Carmichael, CA
ASA 2012 exam will be web-based and tested by four states, Indiana, Maryland, Georgia & Arizona.
The Friday added to the National Schools has purpose. Attendees will be asked to take a 25 question test. They will be graded and thos missed the most will be discussed the following evening during the scheduled social.
Umpire registration fees is expected to go up at least $5
ASA will be bringing out a new ASA pull-over umpire jacket which will include powder blue stripes on the shoulder.
Leveling the Playing Field
Demonstrations and discussion on the bats and balls. From the Q&A, there was no indication to support others' opinions that there will be any change.
They did demonstrate the "paper test" for rolled bats. Some interesting info concerning Rawlings (Worth/Miken) composite bats. They have added a thin layer of aluminum inside the composite bat which bends when rolled and creates a ripple in the surface of the barrel.