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
Scott is the current State of Maine Umpire and Chief for Maine USA Softball. He has been an umpire for over 20 years and umpires all levels of High School, Junior Olympic and Adult Slow Pitch games all over the State of Maine. Slow Pitch is his favorite game and has provided him with an opportunity to umpire in four Slow Pitch Men’s National Tournaments. Scott is a member of USA Softballs National Indicator Fraternity
Scott enjoys working with different umpires helping them to improve and move up to the highest levels of the game. He is willing to travel the State conducting clinics and training umpires.
District 1 Umpire-In-Chief
District 3 Umpire-In-Chief
District 4 Umpire-In-Chief
District 5 Umpire-In-Chief
District 6 Umpire-in-Chief
District 7 Umpire-In-Chief
Districts 8 & 9 Umpire-In-Chief
Dave lives in Monmouth with his wife Ellie, who has been very supportive of his umpiring over the years. He has been umpiring for the last 15 years and became the UIC for Andy Valley in 2013. He has worked at 4 national tournaments from Virginia to South Dakota. He is a school teacher who is planning to retire in 2022.
District 10 Umpire-in-Chief
Jim Smith of Wilton has been involved with umpiring ASA/USA Softball since 1999. During this time, he has served as an Executive Board Member, President, and Umpire in Charge for the West Central Maine Umpires Association (District 10).
Jim has umpired in 3 National ASA/USA Fast Pitch Tournaments, attended 2 National Fast Pitch Schools and received the Indicator Fraternity Award in 2012.
District 11 Umpire-In-Chief
District 11 UIC – 2015-present
District 11 Commissioner – 2015 –present
District 11 SMSUA President – 2006-2016
ASA/USA Umpire – 1986 – present
Married, lives in Scarborough, two children
Master Candy Maker – Haven’s Candies 1996 – present
Past President Scarborough Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors – Chamber of Commerce 1998 – presentVolunteers on and has served on various town committees/activities – Community Services and Recreation Advisory Com, SCTV Com, Personnel Board of Appeals Com, Zoning Board of Appeals Com, Scarborough Superintendent Search Com, Scarborough Softball Boosters, Youth coach Softball – Soccer – Basketball.
District 12 Umpire-In-Chief