July 26, 2020
Update to the status of USA softball in the State of Maine, for August sanctioned USA events we will still have the MAINE Teams only for the month of August. I have looked at a lot of things in making this decision and feel this is my best way to keep all of our Maine softball players safe and hopefully on track to return to school in September. This will be week number 4 of having weekend events at a large magnitude and with everyone of you helping we have been COVID 19 safe. I will be lifting my ban on out of state travel but highly suggest teams comply with what has been put forth from the Governor’s office.
There are still some areas close to us that I would not recommend travel to.
Our neighbors in New Hampshire have their terms in place no out of state teams allowed to play in New Hampshire and New Hampshire teams cannot play outside of New Hampshire.
Our friends to the North (Softball of Canada) have closed border crossings until at least August 21st .
I will advise soon if more events are available in Maine.
Cleveland “Brownie” Brown
USA Softball of Maine
State Junior Olympic Commissioner
Maine USA Softball News
USA Softball Commissioners met today 10/17/21.
The following tournament dates and sites were announced and tournament apps will be available soon on the USA Softball of Maine website.
All JR. Olympic ages will happen in the greater Waterville area on July 23-25.
Adult tournaments - Registration Form
Men D in Augusta July 10-11
Mens E in Lewiston/Auburn July 10-11
Adult Co-Ed in Bangor July 17-18
All these dates and sites are contingent on the Covid situation.
The Greater Portland is looking for Softball umpires for 2021.
USA Softball of Maine will provide training in the Spring.
Opportunities for H.S. umpires, girls Recreational and Jr. Olympic.
Slow pitch pay rate is $40 a game .Jr. Olympic is $45 a game.
New Candidates or experienced USA Softball officials should contact ART DILLON, for clinic information, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Capital Area Umpires Association want to congratulate Erskine Academy for winning the Sportsmanship Award in the Capital Area!
Looking for softball minded individuals who would like to be involved in JO youth Girls Softball or the Adult game.
Contact Tony Gowell with your interest and how you would like to participate.