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.


 

 



Friday, July 18
2014 Fall Ball

St Clair Macomb Amateur Fastpitch Federation

Will be having fall ball for the 2014 season. The season starts September 7 and ends October 12th.  We will have 1 rain out date if needed on October 19th.

We will have 10 U, 12 U & a High School division in two locations. Huron Park in Roseville MI and Pollard Park in Chesterfield Township.

Each team will receive 15 numbered shirts, ball field, umpire and game balls are furnished.

Cost $660.00 per team.

 Each team will need to have team insurance and proof they are in compliance with the Michigan Sports Concussion law.

 Teams needing to perchance team insurance can do so at our league rates.  Insurance will be good for 1 year. August 2014 to August 2015.

This insurance is good for other tournaments.

  Insurance rates.

10u & 12u is $95.00 / 14u & 16u is 115.00 / 18U is $127.00. ($250.00 deductible)

 


Handout: 2014 Fall Ball

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

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.



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