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The Amateur Sports Alliance of North America (ASANA) is a dynamic organization with a strong LGBTQ+ community presence in the US and Canada. By joining ASANA, you join 25 other cities; including over 400 teams and 4800 LGBTQ+ athletes. ASANA offers our member cities the chance to network and participate in competitive softball by sending their champions to the ASANA Softball World Series each year. Beyond the World Series, each of our member cities offer many other benefits to our teams and players. 

Our Membership Guidelines are also available for you to download and share with others in your league.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:

What is the ASANA Softball World Series?

The ASANA Softball World Series is a 4-6 day tournament, usually held between July and early October, that brings over 50 womens softball teams to a member city each year. It provides a six game minimum for all teams, as well as daily social events in the local host city. This provides the opportunity to compete and socialize with other LGBTQ+ people from the US and Canada.

How many divisions of play are there in ASANA?

ASANA has six divisions -- B, C, D, E and 50+. These division designations pertain to the competitive level of play, with "B" being the most skilled and the "E" supporting the most recreational levels of play.

How are players rated?

ASANA has a 20 question player skills rating system. Based on the answers to these questions for each player, it determines which divisions the player should be playing in.

How do cities join ASANA?

Please fill out a new member application. Written application must be submitted to at least thirty days (30) prior to the start of the Winter meetings. New member bids are reviewed during the Winter Meetings and voting takes place immediately. Acceptance of membership and payment of member dues gives the new association the right to begin voting during the Winter Meeting and them rights to participate in that year's World Series.

Organizations creating a league for the first time must have concrete plans to present to the Winter Council meeting: Financial Plans, League Size, Recruiting plans, number of teams, growth potential, Leadership of Organization and Organizational documentation, ASANA fees due upon approval of membership at the Winter meeting. Member leagues must be able to support a league of at least three (3) teams.

Another option is that Cities may apply to send one team one time to the World Series but then must join at the following Council meeting.

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