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USA Softball of Metro Detroit is an affiliation of the national USA Softball Association and one of more than 77 metro/state associations in the United States. The USAMD coverage area includes the counties of Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, and Livingston.
Suspensions and Hearings
USA Softball of Metro Detroit leagues/agencies may submit a player/team for further suspensions to the USAMD Board if the proper right of due process is followed at the local level. If the USAMD suspension committee agrees that the proper procedures have been followed at the local level and the offense warrants a hearing, the committee will then set up a hearing for the individual/team. Individuals suspended by USAMD are ineligible for USAMD tournament play and will have their name(s) forwarded to local agencies as being suspended. Local agencies have the option to honor the suspension at the local level of league play.
Field Owners Insurance Policy Information
The frequency of lawsuits arising out of the play of softball continues to increase each year. Statistics show that the vast majority of these lawsuits target the field owner*. Many of the suits allege: poor maintenance, negligent field design, improper installation, and failure to warn of hazards. All of these are the responsibility of the field owner. In most instances, injured participants are the parties who sue the field owner, however, injured spectators and members of the public also bring lawsuits against the field owner.
Banners for Sale
You can now promote the game of softball at the local level! Banner signs are now for sale! Cost is $55 per 3’ x 8’ sign, includes shipping. Contact Stu Alderman to order.
Bat Testing Equipment
USA Softball of Metro Detroit is now making bat testing equipment available to all of the members of USAMD. This machine may be rented for the week or by the day. This is a great way to make sure all of your team are following the USA Softball bat regulations.
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