The Metro Detroit Amateur Softball Association (MDASA) is an affiliation of the national Amateur Softball Association and one of 76 metro/state associations in the United States. The MDASA coverage area includes the counties of Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, and Livingston. The volunteer board of MDASA is dedicated and committed to the game of softball – both youth and adult and for men and women. MDASA went through some lean years in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In 1979 there were a mere 100 teams and 75 umpires registered through MDASA. But in a matter on only three years, in 1982, MDASA became the number one metro association in the United States for production and registration gains in both umpires and teams registered. From that year on, metro and state associations throughout the country look to MDASA as a model tool in many respects. Currently, approximately 2000 teams, youth and adult, are registered through MDASA and the local association continues to be one of the top local associations in the United States.
Umpires MDASA is the only organization that offers mechanics training for both fast and slow pitch along with rule seminars. These programs have been conducted annually since 1976. MDASA has placed more than 125 local umpires in national ASA tournaments since 1990. MDASA has 20 of these national tournament umpires in the National Indicator Fraternity (umpires who have worked three national tournaments). ASA also recognizes umpires through the “Elite” umpire program and the Medals program.
Structure The metro commissioner is responsible for the organization and implementation of all policies and procedures within the local association. Board meetings, conducted by the President, are normally held the second Wednesday of the month, every other month, in the metro Detroit area. More than 10 sub-committees help the association continue to strive for excellence and promotion of the game of softball each year.
Tim Doyle Remembered
Former Commissioner 1945 - 2009