Registrations for the '23-'24 Season have transitioned to RegisterUSASoftball. Being that this is a new process for both Travel and Recreation Organizations, we will have plenty of support to help with this transition.
Registration cost for the '24 season WILL NOT increase. $20 players, $22 non-players are the fees. Invoicing on RegisterUSA DOES NOT reflect those fees. Please make the adjustments to your payments to reflect the difference.
ALL Coaches MUST complete a BCI & SafeSport per USA Softball requirements. ACE should be completed by ONE coach on staff. IF Coaches are not in compliance, they cannot be approved in the system and are NOT allowed to coach until the process is complete.
ALL LEAGUES & TEAMS will need to complete registrations through this system. There are NO offline registrations moving forward. PLEASE begin this process so your team will be ready for practices & competition. The new season begins Friday, September 1st. Insurance for the '23 season ends Thursday, August 31.
Your team WILL NOT be allowed to play in any game/tournament unless registered and insured as you will not be able to print an insurance certificate. Please reach out if you need assistance with this process. The documents linked below are very helpful.
Questions can always be sent to your JO staff. We are happy to help you!
Here are some documents to help get you started:
Travel Teams - How to Register a Team
Recreation Leagues - How to Register a League
**IF you have added the role of Team or League Administrator to your profile and receive a message that your role must be approved before you can proceed, please email or text Maria Morin so this can be approved quickly for you. Once approved, you will be able to enter all of your team or league information.
We would like to address an email advertisement for organizations to begin purchasing insurance via Fast Pitch Nation. USA Softball of Rhode Island feels we need to address many incorrect/false statements made by Fast Pitch Nation regarding USA Softball Registration/Insurance policies.
USA Softball of Rhode Island in no way is discouraging organizations from purchasing additional insurance but we want all our members to understand they are 100% covered when teams are individually registered with USA Softball to play in any event sanctioned (or not) by USA Softball.
FPN - Just getting an additional insured certificate for the tournament host or the town where you practice should be easy. Too often it is not. Plus, additional insured certificates should be valid for the full term of your policy and not for just a single event which is the way USA Softball's insurance provider has been issuing certificates, which force the team to go back time after time to get certificates.
FPN - Our Team Insurance program offers industry-standard team insurance valid for ANY organization's events such as PlayFPN, USSSA, USA Softball, Triple Crown, Alliance, plus practices, scrimmages, etc.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact our JO Commissioner, Maria Morin , Deputy, Zeena Barbarita, or our State Commissioner, Beverly Wiley.
Junior Olympic (YOUTH) Age Qualifications (AS OF 9/1/2023)
A player’s age as of August 31 determines the age in which the player is eligible to play the following year.
10-Under Age Classification. A player whose 11th birthday is prior to September 1, 2023, is INELIGIBLE.
12-Under Age Classification. A player whose 13th birthday is prior to September 1, 2023, is INELIGIBLE.
14-Under Age Classification. A player whose 15th birthday is prior to September 1, 2023, is INELIGIBLE.
16-Under Age Classification. A player whose 17th birthday is prior to September 1, 2023, is INELIGIBLE.
18-Under Age Classification. A player whose 19th birthday is prior to September 1, 2023, is INELIGIBLE.
Comments: Matches eligibility age to new registration date of September 1 in Junior Olympic.
USA Softball of RI has adopted a zero tolerance policy. Should a coach manage to get his or herself ejected from a tournament game, the ejected coach cannot coach for the remainder of the tournament. The coach must leave the field immediately, and is relegated to being a spectator from outside of the outfield fence for the remainder of his/hers team's games in the tournament.. Failure to comply will result in the team being forfeited out of the tournament. It is the coaches responsibility to control the fans associated with his/her team, should they become unruly. The umpire, U.I.C; or the tournament director will ask the head coach to speak to the fans, if they remain unruly, the game will be declared a forfeit.
Note: Any coach of a RI team that has been ejected from one game, and is subsequently ejected for a second time will be suspended for the remainder of the season and will face a disciplinary hearing that could result in further discipline, up to and including, a permanent suspension from USA Softball
Coaches of teams registered with USA Softball of RI will face the same penalties should they be ejected from an out of state USA Softball sanctioned tournament, and the ejection is subsequently reported to USA Softball of RI by a tournament director or state commissioner
Welcome to the the website for USA Softball of Rhode Island. We are the only Softball organization in the state Rhode Island affiliated with the national governing body of Softball: USA Softball.
Update as of 12:25pm on 10/29
Bombers Elite End of Fall Showcase - ALL games for the remainder of the day are CANCELLED
Update as of 11:30am on 10/29
Halloween Havoc, Smithfield RI - ALL games for the remainder of the day are CANCELLED
To avoid having to pay a half fee to the umpire assigned, he/she must be notified a minimum of 90 minutes before the game is scheduled to begin.
Procedure to follow should a game that you have scheduled have to be cancelled or re-scheduled. Again this is just for games that you have scheduled, NOT for games that someone else has scheduled:
1) Contact the assigned umpire by scrolling down below this message to the officials game assignment tab
2) Press the link below for the officials game schedule and select your game
3) If the game you are cancelling is not the "day of", use drop down box to choose the correct date, you can also use the drop down boxes for complex and Organization to avoid having to scroll through all games assigned on that date
4) To the far right of your game listing, click on "details". There you will find the umpire that is assigned to your game contact information
5) Call his/her cell phone, if you get no response leave a voicemail message and ask them to confirm they got the message then call his/her assigner, whose contact information is listed directly under the umpire's contact information, if again you get no response, leave a voicemail message and ask them to confirm they got the message.
6) Call Dan Lacorbinere @ 401 486-9964, if you get no response, leave a voicemail message telling him what games have been cancelled or rescheduled.
7) Should the game being cancelled be part of an inter league schedule, notify the opposing team and also the person that is responsible for making and maintaining the schedule for the league/leagues.
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