May 27, 2020
I have made decisions to restart USA Girls Junior Olympic Softball in the State of Maine with certain guidelines to be followed.
Effective June 1st 2020 and for the month of June 2020 teams will be allowed to practice or scrimmage.
No tournament games for the month of June.
The Maine State USA State Championships have been moved to July 30,31 and August 1st 2020, this means the 2020 Olympic Dream Event has been canceled. If you have registered for this event a FULL refund or admission to another event will be arranged.
The MAYSA Triple Play event has been either postponed or canceled.(I will update everyone soon with a decision on this event).
All Maine teams will not be allowed travel outside of Maine for months of June and July 2020. I will make a decision on what happens with events in August at a later date.
All events held during the month of July 2020 will be for Maine USA registered teams only. No teams from other states or other countries allowed.
I have attached the Maine version of back to the ballpark requirements which will be posted on the website. These need to be followed and used for practices and scrimmage games.
Maine USA Softball will hold 4 dates in June (6,7 13,14) which will have day long events for teams to play 2 games and we will use these dates to seek changes, make adjustments to any of the required items that I have requested in the back to the ballpark recommendations. I will publish something soon when I get my team of Commissioner/UIC’s together.
I know some of you have been approached for league play and I am requesting that the leagues use the Maine back to the ballpark recommendations that I have set forth. I will be conversing with all regaurding this compliance.
I want to THANK all of you for your patience and understanding going through this rough time.(COVID-19). During many of my phone exchanges with area commissioners the easiest thing to do would have been to cancel the 2020 season like some others have done. I for one could not let that happen and I have tried to provide a safe and workable guide to get the girls returning to one of the greatest sports of all time. (USA SOFTBALL).
I will be looking for assistance from all of you to make this happen, my feeling is that if we work together
for what is best for the players, coaches, parents and fans we can get through this.
Saying this I have found that there are no Social Distancing Police, Face Mask Police, Hand Sanitizing Police or anybody that will provide direct assistance to questions that may come up so I will do the best I can to protect everyone involved with events in the State Of Maine….
Cleveland “Brownie” Brown
USA Softball of Maine
Junior Olympic State Commissioner
Maine USA Softball is a (501)(C)(3) Non Profit organization we represent USA Softball for local youth and adult softball in the State. We STRIVE to make every effort to maintain and promote a balanced, equal playing atmosphere and an oppurtunity for anyone who wishes to participate to play softball.
In the state capital city of Augusta, Maine, a relationship between law enforcement and USA Softball has blossomed into an annual tournament geared towards raising money for law enforcement charities. The #BlueLivesMatter tournament is the brainchild of Deputy Brittany Johnson, a detective with the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office in Augusta.
In 2015 Johnson, with the help of many others, held the inaugural #BlueLivesMatter tournament in the small town of Winslow, 30 minutes north of Augusta. The tournament has been held every year since, usually at the end of August or beginning of September, with each team made up of a different law enforcement agency and all the proceeds donated to a law enforcement charity or family.
The USA Softball of Maine Commissioners meeting has been tentatively scheduled for March 1, 2020. The location and time are TBD.
2020 State Tournament dates are as follows:
- Men’ Class D Slow Pitch August 14-16, 2020 in Waterville (Updated)
- Men”s Class E Slow Pitch August 14-16, 2020 in Waterville (Updated)
- Adult Co-Ed July 25-26 in Waterville
- All divisions and all age groups June 26-28, 2020 in the Greater Waterville area.
- B Division will remain a double elimination Format
- A Division will remain a 3 game guarantee.
Starting in the fall of 2020 you will be able to start registering JO teams for the following year. This is something that many JO teams have asked for. We will still start 2020 championship roster registration in January so the Fall registration will take effect for the 2021 season.
If your team has some good quality pictures of your team participating in USA Softball games please email them to your District Commissioner or to Jeff Marshall, Commissioner of District 6.
Hello fellow softball enthusiasts,
Another season Is approaching fast I'm excited about the changing our name to USA Softball of Maine. A new name and new beginning. USA Softball, the govening body of softball Is the governing body of softball if you want to play in the olympics you have to play USA softball we have try outs all over the country.Im excited we created one division in men's e slow pitch and we will be having the men's d we tweaked some rules to help make it more fun to play in both divisions also if you belong to the another association we will work with you to play their rules but get our umpires to do your games please contact me .Our youth programs are still strong ,we need teams to communicate to us what they want please feel free to contact me ,my phone is always on and I'm not far from it,you can contact me through email ,Facebook,twitter feel free all questions are welcome .
If you need any additional information on softball related information including finding out who your commissioners are or anything else, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-240-7058
Anthony V Gowell
Maine State Commissioner
Time is now to register your JO or adult teams. Please contact your local commissioner.
Anthony V Gowell
Maine State Commissioner
Purpose: To recognize and honor those men and women who have made a major contribution to the sport of softball and contributed to the success of the Maine Amateur Softball Association. Individuals will be inducted in the following five categories: player, manager, umpire, sponsor and administrator. Special recognition may be given to individuals who have contributed to the sport who do not qualify in one of these categories. A Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony will be conducted as needed to formally induct and honor individuals who have been selected. An award will be presented to individuals inducted into the Maine Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame and their names will be added to the list of Maine Hall of Fame members in the National Amateur Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.