The Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) is credited for establishing a standard set of rules and providing guidance and stability to the sport of softball in the US. Founded in 1933 as a volunteer driven organization, ASA has become one of the most enduring softball organizations in the country. Thus, in 1978 ASA merited the United States Olympic Committee’s recommendation to become the national governing body. Perhaps one of ASA’s greatest accomplishments is being able to expand membership from a few hundred teams in the early days, to an astounding 250,000 teams today, representing 4 million members.
As the national governing
body, ASA ensures fairness and equal opportunity
play for its players. It is credited for
having established the first ever unified
set of playing rules for the sport and organizing
competitions nationwide. Now, ASA endorses
competitions in every state through its
93 member states and metro associations.