FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. Are uniform requirements used for Iowa ASA
District and State Tournaments? There
uniform requirements for district tournament play.
The minimum uniform requirements for state tournament play is matching
shirts with a contrasting 6" number on the back of the shirt.
For any team advancing to regional or national tournament play, uniform
requirements are spelled out in the ASA Code and playing rules.
2. May we add players to our roster?
If a team plays in a National Qualifier they may add players up to 20
prior to the deadline of their next championship play tournament (district or
state) with the approval and signature of their District Commissioner.
After your Districts or State, whichever occurs first, the only method
of putting additional players on the roster is with the pick-up
player rule. See also # 3 below. Once a player plays on a team
they are frozen to that roster with the exception of being a pick-up player for
one team in a division of play and at the same or higher classification than
what they are currently playing.
3. What is the pick-up player rule?
A maximum of three players may be picked-up after district,
state or regional tournament play. If
a player is picked-up after districts or state play, the players must be
from the stat of Iowa.
The exception is in the Men’s and Women’s Major and Class A Fast
Pitch, in which case, if
players are picked up after regional play, the players must be from the
The players being picked-up must have been on an ASA team roster during
the current season
and the team that they are being picked-up from must no longer be eligible for
championship play. In adult
divisions of play, pick up players may be replaced by new pick up players
following the completion of the current tournament.
4. When are state tournament brackets and playing
schedules mailed out? State
brackets and playing schedules are mailed from the Iowa ASA office one week
prior to the
first scheduled game of the tournament. Tournament brackets will also be
posted in the Iowa ASA Home Page
of this website along with the results and the order of finish.
5. How do I register my team for a state tournament?
Download the Open State Tournament
Entry Form for any “Open” state tournament, complete the form and mail or
fax it in
so that it is
received by the Iowa ASA office on or before the tournament entry deadline along
tournament entry fee. If you are
required to qualify for state tournament play through a
district tournament, your District Commissioner will provide you with the
proper entry form.
The entry form must be returned to your District Commissioner or
tournament director before
you leave the district tournament site, along with your entry fee for the state
tournament. All teams must also be ASA
registered. Junior Olympic Teams must be Individually Registered
through the State Office to register for a State Tournament. Men's Slow
Pitch and all Men's Fast Pitch teams must register through the District Commissioner in your
area. Women's Slow Pitch and all other Divisions of play should register
your team through your District Commissioner.
it still a requirement that the team roster be notarized? NO! Each player
on the roster must
still sign and initial the roster (parents must also sign for persons under the
age of 18 years) and
the team manager is required to sign the manager’s affidavit but the roster
need not be notarized.
7. How do I classify my team when registering?
To classify your team if you are playing in an
“open” state tournament with more than one classification (i.e. A-B-C), the
team must enter the classification
of the tournament which best suits the ability and skill level of your team.
Do not classify the
team based on the ability to win the tournament, but, on the ability of the
team to compete with
the majority of the teams entered into
See also - Classification
8. How do I register to be an ASA umpire?
Contact the Iowa ASA office for a registration form.
When you have completed the registration form, return it, along with the
registration fee to
the Iowa ASA office. The Iowa ASA
office will mail you a rule book, umpire exam, and
umpire answer sheet. Complete the
exam and return the answer sheet to the Iowa ASA office
for grading of the exam. A post
card will be returned to you with your test score after the exam
has been graded. A passing score
of 70% or greater is required to umpire in Iowa ASA play.
9. Who do I call for a rule interpretation?
Contact the Iowa ASA has an Umpire-In-Chief
answer to questions regarding playing rule
10. Who do I call for an interpretation of the ASA
Code? Please contact the Iowa
ASA office if
you have a question regarding the ASA Code. Contact