The SoCal ASA Junior Olympic Program exists to help develop the interest, skills and desires of our ever‐growing younger generation of softball players. The program offers various classifications of fast pitch play, with emphasis on fun and providing a positive, supportive environment for all participants.
The program is committed to building healthy, productive and confident youth through the softball experience. This goal can best be accomplished through the continuing education of the coaches and other volunteers involved in the program. No other softball organization offers the intensive and informative coaching education experience that our program provides through the SoCal ASA annual coaching clinics and the ACE Certification Program. The ACE Certification is available at the SoCal ASA coaching clinics and/or online through the ASA/USA National Office.
The youth that participate in our program receive the best overall softball experience possible. Our program offers the best trained umpires, outstanding administration and organization at the local level, excellent insurance coverage, programs for both recreation and competitive play, and much more.
SoCal ASA has established a classification code to regulate teams and players with dominate softball playing ability to keep them from playing in a lower classification. Teams and players may request to be reclassified before becoming eligible to compete in a lower classification.This classification includes the most advanced Junior Olympic fast pitch players and teams in the nation. Many of these players have the potential to become members of our national teams, including one of our U.S.A. National Teams. Qualifying teams at this level advance to the 18 and Under Gold ASA/USA National Championship.
This classification includes the most advanced Junior Olympic fast pitch players and teams in the nation. Qualifying teams at this level advance to the 16 and Under Gold ASA/USA National Championship.This level of competition is highly competitive with most players having consistent ability and pitchers being capable of controlling a game. Qualifying teams at this level advance to the ASA/USA “A” National Championship or to the Western Territory ASA “A” National Championships in their respective Age Classification.This level of play is for recreation league only. Either league teams or league All‐Star Teams are eligible to participate in these Championships. District Championships are scheduled with a predetermined number of teams advancing to the SoCal ASA “B” State Championships (League All‐Star Championships). Qualifying teams advance to the Western Territory “B” ASA National Championships in their respective Age Classification.This classification is for recreation leagues only, and is specifically for leagues that are not highly competitive. The purpose of the “C” Classification is to establish meaningful competition for teams and leagues that cannot compete in the “B” Classification because of size of their league and/or their level of play. Either league teams or league All‐Stars Teams are eligible to participate in these Championships. District Championships are scheduled with a predetermined number of teams advancing to either the SoCal ASA “C” State Championships or to the Pacific Coast Region (14) “C” Championships. This classification does not advance beyond the State or Region.
Championship play may be scheduled for the following classifications: “A”, “B” and “C”; 10 and Under, 12 and Under, 14 and Under, 16 and Under, 18 and Under, and 18 and Under Gold.
Junior Olympic Age Classification
The age cutoff date is December 31 of each year.