Coaches, I want to thank you for supporting St. Louis ASA this year, I think we had a very good year. We had some very good tournaments with great competition. We have worked real hard over the last few years to improve all aspects of our tournaments. We really appreciate your support over the years and hopefully in the future.
We are working hard to bring in newer and younger umpires to our organization. We feel we have the best trainers in the area. In order to keep improving our association we are going to offer a reverse exposure tournament. A reverse exposure tournament is basically an umpire training tournament. These are held throughout the country for ASA/NCAA umpires. We are using this concept for St. Louis ASA youth softball
How the Reverse Exposure Tournament works.
Teams will play the tournament like any other tournament. They will play 3 pool games followed by a single elimination bracket THERE WILL BE MINIMAL DISRUPTION OF THE GAMES. While the games are being played umpires will be evaluated, and in some cases, shown exactly where to go and what to do. In between innings the clinic umpires will be given tips on how to improve their umpire skills. These will be short comments and quick fixes. THE GAMES WILL NOT BE ON HOLD FOR UMPIRES TO BE TRAINED. After the game the umpires will go through a more in-depth conversation on how to be a better umpire. This is very effective in advanced training and will only improve our association.
This will be a perfect opportunity to see your new team play and get at least 4 games in for a low price. If your team has participated in St. Louis ASA Tournament this year your fee’s for this event will be $150. Teams that have not participated in any St. Louis ASA Tournaments will pay $275. I hope this will give back to the teams that have supported us this year and make our association stronger.
You can register for this tournament at www.tournamentasa.com
October 11&12 2014
Fees ASA teams $150
Non ASA teams $250
We can only take 32 teams in this event. All games will be played in the quad at Woodlands