OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, wrapped up its 92nd Annual Council Meeting yesterday after five days of meetings and forums discussing the state of the sport and its hope for future growth. Over the course of the last week, USA Softball evaluated proposed code and rule changes for all divisions of USA Softball, announced 2025 National Championship locations and appointed Regional Vice-Presidents to the Board of Directors (BOD) while also voting for a new President Elect as Dave Devine took over as the new President to begin his two-year term. Also highlighting the week was the 42nd Annual National Softball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the announcement of the 2024 Hall of Fame Class and the Wilson Awards Luncheon.
To read more about the Class of 2023 inductees who were honored at the National Softball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, click here. More information on the 2023 Wilson Awards Luncheon where council members and tournament hosts from across the country were recognized for various accomplishments can be found on USASoftball.com.
2025 National Championships
USA Softball announced locations for 2025 National Championships within different divisions of USA Softball’s grassroots programs, including the below Girls’ Class A Fast Pitch National Championship Finals.
USA Softball Girls’ 10-Under Class A Fast Pitch East – Salem, Va.
USA Softball Girls’ 12-Under Class A Fast Pitch East – Salem, Va.
USA Softball Girls’ 14-Under Class A Fast Pitch East – Johnson City, Tenn.
USA Softball Girls’ 16-Under Class A Fast Pitch East – Salem, Va.
USA Softball Girls’ 18-Under Class A Fast Pitch East – Johnson City, Tenn.
USA Softball Girls’ 10-Under Class A Fast Pitch West – Broken Arrow, Okla.
USA Softball Girls’ 12-Under Class A Fast Pitch West – Broken Arrow, Okla.
USA Softball Girls’ 14-Under Class A Fast Pitch West – Broken Arrow, Okla.
USA Softball Girls’ 16-Under Class A Fast Pitch West – Broken Arrow, Okla.
USA Softball Girls’ 18-Under Class A Fast Pitch West – Broken Arrow, Okla.
USA Softball selected Regional Vice Presidents & President Elect
During the 2023 Annual Council Meeting, three of the 10 Regional Vice Presidents – in addition to Sandy Searcy, the Allied/Affiliate seat – were reappointed to the USA Softball BOD while three new board members joined the group, including the newly elected President Elect Dan Pfeffer who currently serves as Commissioner for USA Softball of Minnesota. Representing the 10 USA Softball Regions across the country are:
Beverly Wiley (USA Softball of Rhode Island Commissioner) – Northeast Region
John McPhail (USA Softball of Central Virginia Commissioner) – Central Atlantic Region – Reappointed
Dwayne Sealy (USA Softball of Florida Commissioner) – Southeast Region – New BOD member
Walker Clark (USA Softball of Arkansas Commissioner) – South Region – Reappointed
Rodney Cobb (USA Softball of Texas Commissioner) – Southwest Region
Darrin Duistermars (USA Softball of Michigan Commissioner) – Midwest Region – Reappointed
Mary Mahoney (USA Softball of Kansas City Commissioner) – Mid America Region
Dick Gulmon (USA Softball of North Dakota Commissioner) – Northern Region
Roger Garcia (USA Softball of Alaska Commissioner) – Northwest Mountain Region
Chris Drumm (USA Softball of SoCal Commissioner) – Pacific Coast Region – New BOD member
USA Softball would like to thank the sponsors of the 2023 USA Softball Annual Meeting: City of Oklahoma City, GameChanger, RPS Bollinger, USA Softball of Southern California, Visit Central Florida and Wilson Sporting Goods.
The tentative dates for the 2024 USA Softball Annual Council Meeting taking place in Oklahoma City, Okla. are Oct. 26-30.