USA Softball of Montana 2018

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Information regarding Men's and Womens slowpitch softball, Girls Junior Olympic Fastpitch Softball in Montana.

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STATE LEGISLATURE PASSES CONCUSSION PROTOCOL BILL
House Bill 487 in the 2017 Legislative Session extended concussion protocol procedures to any entity that organizes
 or sponsors an organized youth athletic activity. USA Softball of Montana will need to formalize policies and procedures to inform
 coaches, officials, youth athletes and parents or guardians of the nature and risk of brain injuries. A form, documenting that
educational materials have been provided to and viewed by each youth athlete and parent/guardian, is needed.

Coaches and officials have to complete a training program once each year. USA Softball of Montana hopes to facilitate
this process through RegisterUSASoftball.com, the web-site for youth softball registration run by USA Softball,
and the state web-site with a link to the CDC protocols for concussions.

Concussion Information/Links

SAFE SPORT TRAINING
As a result of the misconduct and actions of individuals toward youth athletes in a number of sports, USA Softball is requiring
 all state level softball boards of directors and trainers, ACE certified coaches, and national tournament officials to
complete Safe Sport training. The training is intended to inform these individuals of the signs of misconduct and abuse
and the actions to be taken. Safe Sport provides 24-hour hotline access, training materials, investigative services and confidentiality.

Safe Sport training is accessed through RegisterUSASoftball.com

Safe Sports FAQ


 

Crane Klemencic/Twi-Lite Drive-In/KMON
Inducted into Montana Softball Hall of Fame.
It is not too often that you can celebrate slow pitch softball “the way it used to be played.” That is what happened when the
Crane Klemencic/Twi-Lite/KMON men’s slow pitch team was inducted into the Montana Softball Hall of Fame.
The Great Falls team captured four state championships in five years in the Open Division. In 1964, they won their first title,
then lost out to a Miles City team in 1965 for the state championship. They came roaring back the next three
years: 1966, 1967 and 1968. The team traveled to Parma, Ohio in 1966 to play in the Open Slow Pitch World Softball Tournament.
They won their first game over Oklahoma State 20-5, but then fell 7-4 and 10-9. The team represented Montana well and five days
later the winning pitcher was back for his wedding. They made their mark on the sport.
Congratulations and may the “glorydays” be remembered!


 *** ATTN: Tournament Directors ***   
If you want your tournament listed in either the JO Fastpitch or Adult Softball sections, you must contact your
District commisioner and request the tournament be sanctioned.  The District Commisioner must then contact the website Administrator
and verifiy that your tournament has been sactioned before it can be posted on the website.

Website Administrator: Jeff MacDonald 


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Altered Bats

Keeping altered bats out of the game is important.  If you are buying or trading for used bats please ensure that the bat is unaltered.  Knowingly using altered bats comes with strict penalties for players and teams.  Altered bats can be conficated. From the ASA Code:

(d) Competing with a team that is discovered to have within its possession or control an altered bat - two (2) year minimum.

(e) Player found in possession of an altered bat and found in violation according to 11.02 of this Code shall be suspended for a five (5) year minimum.

(f) Team discovered to have within its possession or control of an altered bat may be suspended for a two ( 2 ) year minimum.