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Welcome to USA Softball of Michigan

About USA Softball of Michigan

Mission Statement

USA Softball of Michigan is dedicated to providing its members with quality programs and training opportunities designed to strengthen communities by utilizing the resources of USA Softball...THE National Governing Body for the Sport of Softball.

Vision Statement

To be the recognized leader in the sport of softball through:

  • Diverse, expanded participation
  • Sustainable programs
  • Safety Standards

COVID-19 Update from USA Softball of Michigan as of May 19, 2020

Good day everyone. We hope this finds you doing well and staying healthy during these difficult times with COVID-19. First and foremost, we want to remind you that you are very important to us. Your health and well-being are our top priorities

Men’s Slow Pitch Qualifiers

  • May 2 Slow Pitch Qualifiers are cancelled
  • May 16 Slow Pitch Qualifiers are cancelled
  • May 30 Slow Pitch Qualifiers are cancelled
    • We are hoping to reschedule these and/or redo our entire slow pitch schedule.  For now, we hope to be able to play the next round on June 13.  We will let you know where we stand as we have more information made available

Adult Team Registrations

  • All late fees are waived for 2020

Junior Olympic Girls’ Fast Pitch

  • The state tournaments have been postponed.  It is now scheduled for August 13-16 in Mt. Pleasant.  All teams have been contacted on the details.  The registration deadline is now July 17.  For more information go to this link...

https://gfp.tournamentusasoftball.com/i!/tournaments/tournamentDetails.php?TID=39273

  • As of May 1, it has been decided that the Class B portion of the state tournament will also be in Mt. Pleasant as Independence Township is now not available

All American Games

USA Softball of Michigan Umpire Clinics and Registration Information

  • District clinics that are scheduled for May are cancelled. Check with your District UIC to see if rescheduling or an alternative format will be available
  • For 2020, we are waiving all registration late fees

All Remaining Qualifying & State Tournaments

  • With the exception of the May 2, 16, & 30 Slow Pitch qualifiers, we are moving forward as planned, for now, with our remaining tournaments in all games. As we get closer to each respective date we will make sure to communicate with all of you as to whether or not they will take place.  Decisions will be made, approximately two weeks before the scheduled tournament date and will be based on national, state, and local parameters.  Our desire is to get back on to the field if and whenever we can.  if allowed to play, we will do our best to make it happen

National Tournaments in Michigan

  • We are scheduled to host the USA Softball Men's Open East Fast Pitch and the Men's Class D Slow Pitch in Grand Rapids later this year while USA Softball of Metro Detroit is hosting the 18u Class A Northern National Girls' JO Championship. USA Softball has established the date of June 1 to announce whether or not some or all of the national tournaments and events will take place. This includes things like the JO Cup, Border Battle, and the All American Games, too. Hopefully, we will be able to move forward but we will certainly know by June 1.

Hall of Fame Nominations

  • Our old deadline date is April 15. We are going to push that back to June 15 to give people more time to submit. Depending on the world situation, that, too, could change. For now, the new deadline for Hall of Fame submission is June 15.

Office Hours

  • The office (located at 3316 Isabella Street in Midland, MI) is open on a limited basis but will continue to operate during this time, as needed. We will fill umpire equipment orders and softball orders that are completed online, and get those out as soon as possible.

We will continue to monitor all information that is coming to us from local, state, and federal officials regarding COVID-19. Again, the safety and well-being of our athletes, umpires, and staff, is our priority. We will update as needed.

 

Darrin Duistermars & Debbie Sherwood

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State Office To Be Closed Until May 26, 2020

Due to the massive flooding that is occurring in Midland County, the USA Softball state office will be closed until, at least, May 26, 2020. If you need assistance please contact Darrin Duistermars at the contact listings at the bottom of the home page.  We also ask that you please keep the people of Midland County and the surrounding affected areas in your thoughts and prayers.  Thank you.

Darrin Duistermars

USA Softball of Michigan Mourns The Loss of Art Serafinski

USA Softball of Michigan has lost a legend.  Art Serafinski, Past President and a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2020, passed away on April 20, 2020.  The positive impact he had on this association cannot be measured and his legacy will not be forgotten.  For more on the passing of one of USA Softball of Michigan's finest, please click the link listed below...

https://www.usasoftballmi.org/news_article/show/1101793

USA SOFTBALL OF MICHIGAN ANNOUNCES NEW LOCAL COMMISSIONER

Darrin Duistermars, Holland Township, is  named USA Softball of Michigan Commissioner.

Darrin will be following in the footsteps of Matt Urban (Holland), Bill Humphrey (Midland), and Jerry Hanson (Midland). For the complete article, please click on the link below.

https://www.masasoftball.org/news_article/show/1070530

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Softball Orders

For pricing, contact Debbie Sherwood, debbie@usasoftballmi.org

In order to purchase softballs, teams, and/or leagues, MUST be a member of the USA Softball of Michigan, as this is a benefit that we offer our members only.  

To order softballs, please use one of the buttons below.

You will notice that prices are not included on the form.  Prices will vary depending on quantity ordered, and it it's a direct ship or office ship.

For orders with 12 dozen or less, shipping and handling will be charged.

Darrin Duistermars

Darrin Duistermars

USA Softball of Michigan State Commissioner & USA Softball of Michigan Executive Director

Phone: 616-395-0178 (w), 616-218-1861 (cell)

Debbie Sherwood

Debbie Sherwood

Assistant Director

Phone: 989-835-5821

Troy Stowell

Troy Stowell

President

Phone: 517-202-0316

USA Softball of Michigan State Office

3316 Isabella Street
Midland, MI 48640
Phone: 989-835-5821
www.usasoftballmi.org