The Springfield Amateur Softball Association was founded in April 1935 and consisted of leagues from the Frisco railroad and local churches. Since that time the association has grown to include men’s fast and slow pitch, women’s and coed slow pitch, and youth fast pitch tournaments. We continue our involvement with local, state, regional tournaments and national qualifiers, and since the late 1960’s our involvement with hosting national championships. Springfield facilities rank near the top, and we have been privileged to host 30 national championships. Since 1991, twenty-one of these tournaments have received the James Farrell Award of Excellence from the ASA.