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 Umpire Information
District 1 - Northern Maine
Contact Ryan Guerrette
The rule clinic is March 14 at 8am
Clinic is at the Town Square Media Office at 155 Main St. Prtersquie Isle
District 3 - Downeast Area
Contact John Ramsey
Rules clinics are:
March 18 and 25 at Washington Academy HS
March 29 and April 5 at Narraguagus HS
Call for location and start time.
District 4 - Bangor Area
Contact Tracy Willette
The rules clinics are:
March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 5:30pm
April 28 at 6pm
Clinics are held at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Center
District 5 - Mid Coast Area
Contact Ted Mills
March 18th 6:00 to 8;00 pm
Clinic isheld at the Hampton Inn 190 County Rd, Thomaston ME
District 6 - Waterville Area
Contact Paul Duperry
The Mandatory Clinic dates for District 6 Softball this year are:
- March 8th 5:00 to 7:00 pm
- March 9th 6:00 to 8:00 pm
- March 15th 5:00 to 7:00 pm
- March 16th 6:00 to 8:00 pm
These clinics will be held at the Alfond Youth Center
District 7 - Greater Augusta Area
Contact - Mike Simmons
March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11th
Buker Community Center
All meetings will begin at 6 PM
District 8 and 9 - Andy Valley and Brunskwick Area
Contact Dave Mulcahy
District 10 - Farmington and Western Mountain Area
Contact Jim Smith
All clinics at Roberts Learning Center UMF at 6pm.
District 11 and 12 High School Umpiring
Contact Dennis Crowe
March 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26
All clinics at the Gorham Recreation Center beginning at 6PM
District 11 - Greater Portland Area
Contact Art Dillon
March 15 at 4pm
March 18 at 6pm
April 1 at 6pm
April 5 at 3:30pm
All clinics are at the Gorham Recreation Center
District 12 - Biddeford and Saco Area
Contact Jeff McGrath
2018 18uB Eastern National Championship Crew in Sterling VA
1st Base was Jeff Rice, Plate was Don Hu, 3rd Base Marcel Landry
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- USA Softball Code and Procedural Manual
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