Gatorade Player of the Year Nominations
The ASA has been asked by RISE Magazine, a SchoolSports, Inc. publication, to assist in the selection of the Gatorade Player of the Year (POY) Program state and national award-winners for softball. The staff at RISE Magazine has been looking for input from all of the local ASA associations regarding the top female fast pitch softball players in their state. RISE Magazine will accept any and all nominations from local, regional and state level ASA members and coaches.
The ASA is the new source for the selections by RISE Magazine and has been designated as the Gatorade Player of the Year Sports-Specific Chair for softball, a title that will appear on Gatorade’s Player of the Year web page as well as RISE Magazine’s web page.
RISE Magazine is aware that the ASA has no formal association with high school softball on a local or national level, but, in accordance with POY criteria, will consider for Gatorade Player of the Year honors only those ASA players who are still playing high school softball. Since RISE must provide Gatorade with its final list of 50 states (and the District of Columbia) winners by 05/15/07 and the national winner during the week of 05/28/07. The original deadline of March 19, 2007 has been extended so please get your nominations sent in ASAP.
This is a great way to continue to promote the ASA Junior Olympic Program as the top program in the country and increases the likelihood that the Gatorade Player of the Year winner for softball in all 50 states and the District of Columbia will be ASA players.
Please e-mail all available information regarding nominees to Chad Konecky email@example.com
RISE is expecting ASA members and coaches to be proactive about nominating talent.