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Mission Statement

ASANA's mission is to organize and promote participation by its member associations in such athletic, social, cultural or charitable activities as may serve the following purposes:

1. To be a non-profit alliance dedicated to the promotion of amateur athletics for all persons regardless of age, race, creed, religion, sex, national origin or sexual orientation, with special emphasis on participation of members of the gay and lesbian community

2. To establish uniform athletic rules and regulations for Alliance members

3. To encourage the formation of autonomous and unique associations with consistent support such that an active membership in the Alliance may be sustained as deemed desirable for the advancement of gay and lesbian amateur athletics

4. To promote, encourage and, when appropriate, financially support, alliance sanctioned and conducted tournaments including an annual gay and lesbian amateur softball championship to be known as the “Softball World Series”

5. To encourage the education and training in proper skills of athletics by promoting, organizing and conducting clinics, seminars and training courses        


ASANA History

Created in 1977, the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance is a non-profit, international organization comprised of men and women dedicated to promoting amateur athletics for the gay and lesbian community. NAGAAA was formed to encourage the participation of gay and lesbians in organized softball competition.

In 2007, NAGAAA moved in a new direction forming two organizations. The women's division of NAGAAA became Amateur Sports Alliance of North America (ASANA) and will continue to support the women's division and move into new exciting directions.

Currently, 23 cities in the United States are members of ASANA. Teams representing these leagues participate in the ASANA Softball World Series hosted each year in a different member city.

ASANA offers softball for the Women's Division. The Women's division has six divisions -- A, B, C, D, E and 50+. These division designations pertain to the competitive level of play, with "A" being the most skilled and the "E" supporting the most recreational levels of play.