St Clair Macomb Amateur Fastpitch Federation: Welcome

ST. CLAIR ~ MACOMB AMATEUR FASTPITCH FEDERATION

ST. CLAIR ~ MACOMB AMATEUR FASTPITCH FEDERATION is a softball travel team league for the St. Clair and Macomb county Michigan area. Travel teams play a 16 to 20 game schedule with a two game elimination tournament at the season end. Travel teams are for 10 & under 12 & under, 14 & under and High School division

Our purpose for this league is to provide good competition and for the improvement of your local High School teams.


 

 



Saturday, July 11
2015 SMAFF Fall Ball

SMAFF Fall Ball (our 10th fall season)

When:        Sunday mornings and early afternoon September 13th through

                   October 18th.  October 25th is our Make-up day!

Where:      sites are Pollard Park Chesterfield, & Huron Park Roseville.                                                       

Format:       We will play doubleheaders for six week; games are 1 hr 20min.

                   Game Times 9:00. 10:30 AM. Afternoon 12:30 and 2:00PM.

Cost:            $690.00 per team

Includes:     All field costs, game balls, registered umpire and (16)  

                    Numbered shirts per team with SMAFF Logo.

 

Space is limited. We cannot hold spots for teams. Teams will be accepted upon receipt of full payment in the order in which payment was received.  We must have and even number of teams in each division.  Example: a ninth team will not be accepted until a 10th entry is received.

If you can not download the fall Ball form please send email to b.worthen4@gmail.com 

 


Handout: 2015 Fall Ball entry form

Saturday, July 11
Team insurance for the 2015/2016 season

Teams needing insurance for the 2015/2016 season can purchase insurance through the league.

Coverage will start August 1st 2015 and ends August 1st 2016.

Cost per team  10 U & 12U $86.00 14 U & 16 U $106.00 18U & 19 U $118.00.

This is a $250.00 deductable. 

 


Handout: 2015 - 2016 League insurance form

Saturday, January 18
Michigan law that regulates sports concussions

The sports concussion legislation requires all coaches, employees, volunteers, and other adults involved with a youth athletic activity to complete a concussion awareness on-line training program.

The organizing entity must provide educational materials on the signs/symptoms and consequences of concussions to each youth athlete and their parents/guardians and obtain a signed statement acknowledging receipt of the information for the organizing entity to keep on record.

The law also requires immediate removal of an athlete from physical participation in an athletic activity who is suspected of sustaining a concussion. The student athlete must then receive written clearance from an appropriate health professional before he or she can return to physical activity. 

Public Act 343 of 2012


Michigan Law regarding Compliance of Sports Concussion Awareness Training for
organizing entites, sponsors or operators of an athletic activity in which youth athletes
will participate.

 All coaches will be required to complete the online training before the league season begins. More information and handouts will be available at our league meeting.

 


Handout: Parent & Athlete concussion Information Sheet

Monday, October 23
Message Board Policy

In order to keep our message boards as current as possible, all postings will be removed once they are 30 days old. You are free to repost your message if you need to so.

Jim Spruytte


Coaches and Softball Players

If you are a Softball player looking for a team to play on or a coach that needs a player to fill your roster you can post your information on the message board.

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Tuesday, April 19
ASA Ban Bat list updated

New National Guidelines for Banned Bat Recognition
04/19/2011 - The ASA recently changed the non approved bat listings located at asasoftball.com.  This was a recommendation by the ASA Equipment Testing and Certification Committee.  The reasoning behind this was an attempt to make it easier for ASA leagues, tournament directors and umpires to clarify questions surrounding legal and/or illegal bats.

The original master list has been removed and replaced with two lists that separate bats that have been declared illegal that bear the 2000 mark and bats that bear both the 2000 and 2004 mark.  This master list contained bats that were never intended to be certified by ASA that were made by bat manufacturers.  The committee felt like this was confusing the issue and making it more complex than needed out in the field. 

Bat manufacturers, against ASA’s guidance, will continue making bats intended for HR derby’s, outlaw leagues and other associations thus making it nearly impossible to continue listing every non-certified bat along with a photo.  All of these new non ASA certified bats do not contain the ASA certification mark so the easy answer for umpires and league/tournament directors is as follows:

  1.  This list depicts the previously ASA certified bats that failed an ASA sponsored field audit and that also carry the 2000 or 2004 ASA Certification Mark.
     
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umire call
Thursday, March 5
Umpire Contact information.


 

      ↑Click on the link to access the umpire information

 We have added a category for our SMAFF coaches and Mangers. "Umpire contacts"  If you are looking for umpires for your week day or tournament games this will help narrow down your search.  

 

You need to be a member to have access to this information.

  For umpires who want to be added to our list or you need to gain access to this information please send E mail to b_worthen@comcast.net

 



Sunday, March 13
SMAFF Softball is now on Twitter

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To follow us on Twitter just cpoy this link for the latest information. 

 http://twitter.com/SMAFFSoftball

 


 



Sunday, May 29
Umpires for SMAFF games

  I just want to remind all coaches that umpires must beregistered with at least one of the following originations.  ASA, NSA, Pony Baseball/Softball and USSSA.

The reason for this MHSAA umpires will not be insured anythingoutside of Michigan High School games.