ASBA Announces The Performance Lab as 2019 League Sponsor

 

Mobile, Alabama – The ASBA is pleased to announce their partnership with The Performance Lab as a new team sponsor for the 2019 season. The Performance Lab will be awarded a team’s uniform rights as well as the third pick in the ASBA Draft on June 5.

The Performance Lab, located at 842 Schillenger Rd S Suite B in Mobile, Alabama, is a 30,000 square foot indoor sports training facility specializing in baseball and softball. The Performance Lab is equipped with a full weight room, 12 batting cages, 6 pitching machines, 4 Hittrax simulators, 2 Rapsodo hitting units, and 2 Rapsodo pitching units. They also offer private and group training for baseball and softball, strength training, speed and agility training, as well as facility rentals for teams and small groups.

“The addition of The Performance Lab is a mutually beneficial partnership,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO of ASBA. “I hope we can work together to build a strong relationship with the people of Mobile County for years to come.”

The Performance Lab will replace ASBA Real Estate and select third overall in the 2019 ASBA Draft. For more information on The Performance Lab, follow them on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, or send them an email at info@performancelabmobile.com.

The ASBA is a professional women’s softball league returning to Satsuma, Alabama for its second year in June and is looking for additional host families and local sponsors for the 2019 season.

For more information, please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.

Southeastern Louisiana’s William Hess Joins ASBA as Head Coach

Mobile, Alabama – The American Softball Association (ASBA) is pleased to announce the hiring of William Hess as a head coach for the women’s professional softball league. Since the 2015 season, Hess has served Southeastern Louisiana University’s softball team. During his four years, he has not only made a huge impact on the program but he has also honed his skills as a coach.

“I’m excited to take it to the next level,” said Hess. “The ASBA came into existence at the perfect time. We needed an alternative for softball players to pursue their passion beyond college. I am honored to be a part of this program.”

Hess has been involved in numerous camps and clinics held by Southeastern Louisiana’s Head Coach, Rick Fremin and has a lifelong love for the game.

“Will’s passion speaks volumes,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO and Chairman of ASBA. “That’s what our league is all about. We want coaches who will inspire as well as instruct our athletes. I’m thrilled that he has chosen to join us this season.”

Hess will coach Moh-BEEL! USA and he will have the fourth pick at the annual draft which will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 4 pm CT at Moe’s Original BBQ, 701 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league based in Satsuma, AL an immediate suburb of Mobile. All games are played at Satsuma High School and can be followed live on ASBA Network. The league is in its second year and offers various sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and restaurants.

Follow the ASBA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @asbasoftball and visit asbasoftball.com for more information.

University of Mobile’s Steve Alcorn Joins ASBA as Head Coach

Mobile, Alabama – The American Softball Association (ASBA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Alcorn as a head coach for the women’s professional softball league. Alcorn has been an Assistant Coach at the University of Mobile since 2018. In his first season with Mobile, he helped propel the team to a 21-6 finish in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC), and a 46-15 record overall. With less than a month to go in the 2019 season, the Rams are currently ranked 7th nationally and on track to best last year’s marks.

“We are very fortunate to have Steve join the coaching staff this summer,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO of ASBA. “His experience, enthusiasm and overt passion for the game are exactly the traits we are looking for in a head coach. We’re excited to see what he brings to the professional level.”

Prior to this coaching position, Alcorn served as an assistant coach at The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, head coach at Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, PA and has instructed at numerous camps and clinics throughout the east coast. Alcorn was also a police officer in Pennsylvania before he began coaching collegiately.

Alcorn will coach Team ASBA which represents ASBA’s real estate investment partnership, a group providing wide access to private real estate investment opportunities regardless of income, credit history, or net worth. He will have the third pick at the 2019 ASBA Draft which will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 4 pm CT at Moe’s Original BBQ, 701 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league based in Satsuma, AL an immediate suburb of Mobile. All games are played at Satsuma High School and can be followed live on ASBA Network. The league is in its second year and offers various sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and restaurants. For more information please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.

Follow the ASBA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @asbasoftball.

Sports Medicine Coverage for Professional Athletes by AOC Sports

Mobile, Alabama – The ASBA is pleased to announce Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic (AOC) as the Official Sports Medicine Partner for the league’s second season in Mobile County this summer. The 2019 season marks the second consecutive year that an AOC Certified Athletic Trainer will be present on each game day to provide ASBA’s professional athletes with injury assessment, evaluation, referral, and therapeutic exercise for minor injuries.

AOC also offers ASBA players in-office VIP Appointment access and other highly personalized physical therapy services at their state-of-the-art facilities.

“Working with Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic has been an absolute joy. We have dozens of players who all have their own specific needs and the staff at AOC always handles it seamlessly,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO of ASBA. “Of course we hope for minimal injuries but having people of this caliber working with our players is a significant asset to the entire league.”

Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic has been treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in Southern Alabama for more than 50 years. AOC will be providing ASBA’s professional athletes with their athletic trainers for on field services as well as VIP access to their team of sports medicine specialists and state of the art facilities.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league built on a revenue-sharing model that guarantees an equal distribution between players and the league. Salaries are paid from all softball related income which includes, but is not limited to, ticket sales, proceeds from the ASBA Network, local sponsorship agreements, and merchandise sales. The ASBA is returning to Satsuma, Alabama for its second year in June and is looking for additional host families and local sponsors for the 2019 season.

For more information, please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.

ASBA Announces Return of Coach Jen Petteys

MOBILE, ALABAMA – The American Softball Association (ASBA) is pleased to announce the return of Coach Jen Petteys for the 2019 season. Petteys, who is in her seventh season as Head Coach at York College of Pennsylvania, joined the ASBA as the Head Coach for the E1 Pro Ballers last year in mid-July.

Petteys orchestrated an incredible turnaround in the softball program at York College of PA. She has taken her team to the post season tournament every year since she took over and has also developed multiple athletes who have received high accolades. Under her tutelage, the softball program boasted a 3.59 GPA, which was
12th in the nation out of 451 schools for the 2017-18 academic year.

An accomplished player at St. John Fisher College in Rochester NY, Petteys propelled her team to 106 victories including a school-record 39 wins in 1999. Petteys still holds single-season records for hits (72 in 1999) and stolen bases (21 in 1996), and is second in runs scored (52 in 1999) and sacrifices (21 in 1999). For her career, she currently holds school records for hits (223) and on base percentage (.502). Petteys is in the NCAA Division III record book for at bats in a season (174) and she was inducted into the St. John Fisher Athletic Hall of Fame on September 28, 2006.

“Coaching at the professional level and being involved with ASBA’s grassroots effort to grow the game was a humbling experience that I was honored to be a part of,” said Petteys. “The challenge of entering the league halfway through the season was offset by the E1 players responding to the transition like true pros and the
amazing hospitality and support of the community. The players demonstrated tremendous grit and, once unified, they played with the heart of true competitors until their last out which was an effort that I was proud of. I am excited to spend another summer in Alabama with the amazing athletes chosen for the 2019 season!”

Petteys will decide which athlete hears her name called first on June 5th at the 2019 ASBA Draft. The first overall pick belongs to Petteys and the E1 Pro Ballers, who are sponsored by the E1 Prospects, an organization with youth-level teams in California and Arizona. The E1 Prospects look to create life changing opportunities for student-athletes and strive to provide a positive environment for players and families. They work to increase exposure to college coaches by producing skills videos and hosting a variety of tournaments, showcases and camps.

“When Jen took over the team last season, E1 was already cemented in the cellar,” says Michael Chiaradio, CEO of ASBA. “But, she came in, raised morale, built confidence and battled as if they were in first place. She is an amazing person and we’re lucky to have her.”

The ASBA is built on a revenue-sharing model that guarantees an equal distribution between players and the league. Salaries are paid from all softball related income which includes, but is not limited to, ticket sales, proceeds from the ASBA Network, local sponsorship agreements, and merchandise sales.

The ASBA is a professional women’s softball league returning to Satsuma, Alabama for its second year in June and is looking for additional host families and local sponsors for the 2019 season.

For more information, please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.

ASBA Welcomes The Field As 2019 League Sponsor

Mobile, Alabama – The ASBA is pleased to announce their partnership with The Field Training Facility & Sporting Goods as a new team sponsor for the 2019 season. The Field will be awarded a team’s uniform rights as well as the second pick in the ASBA Draft on June 5.

The Field serves as an indoor baseball and softball training facility for athletes of all ages, offering skills clinics, speed and agility classes and private hitting, pitching fielding and catching lessons.

The Field, located in Saraland, AL is also the official uniform partner of the ASBA. They produce all of the league’s uniforms and provide custom embroidering on hats and other apparel.

“I’m very excited about partnering with The Field this season,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO of ASBA. “They have already done a lot to enhance our players’ experience and have a fantastic reputation for quality and reliability.”

The Field will select second overall as ASBA Insurance and ASBA Real Estate Investments will merge to create Team ASBA.

“Our sponsors aren’t in it to win it,” said Chiaradio. “Sure, everyone likes to come out on top, but their motivation is in making a positive impact in the community. It’s my job to foster a healthy environment for competitive balance so all our sponsors get the same opportunity to taste victory!”

The ASBA has not officially announced coaches for the summer season but Chiaradio did comment on the important role coaches play in the league.

“The people we bring in to coach for us are given total independence. I don’t give them advice about how to build their teams. I trust them and their judgement implicitly. Coaches in the ASBA are true leaders, mentors, and motivators and are hired to make a difference, not win a championship. Though, of course, that’s always nice!”

For more information on The Field, follow them on Facebook @TheFieldSaraland, on Twitter @FieldSaraland, on Instagram @thefieldsaraland, or send them an email at thefieldsaraland@gmail.com.

The ASBA is a professional women’s softball league returning to Satsuma, Alabama for its second year in June and is looking for additional host families and local sponsors for the 2019 season.

For more information, please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.

ASBA Announces Return of E1 Prospects as Sponsor

MOBILE, ALABAMA – The American Softball Association (ASBA) is pleased to announce the return of sponsor, E1 Prospects, for the 2019 season. E1 Prospects is a fastpitch softball organization and recruiting service that increases exposure and promotes prospects to college coaches through individual skills videos, tournaments, showcases and camps.

“Teaming up with E1 Prospects is a win-win. They’re a great organization and, like ASBA, they promote softball as a sport and a professional option,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO of ASBA. “We couldn’t be happier to have them back.”

The E1 Prospects will once again sponsor the E1 Pro Ballers team and they will select first overall in the 2019 draft after a last place finish in 2018.

“2018 was a great year for professional softball and the ASBA. We can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store,” said Chiaradio. “We value E1 as an organization because they develop and guide youth players as they rise through the ranks. Our partnership shows the girls that playing professional ball can be more than a dream. It can be their reality.”

The ASBA is built on a revenue-sharing model that guarantees an equal distribution between players and the league. Salaries are paid from all softball related income which includes, but is not limited to, ticket sales, proceeds from the ASBA Network, local sponsorship agreements, and merchandise sales.

The ASBA is a professional women’s softball league returning to Satsuma, Alabama for its second year in June and is looking for additional host families and local sponsors for the 2019 season.

For more information, please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.

ASBA Launches New Real Estate Investment Platform

Mobile, Alabama – The ASBA is excited to announce the formation of ASBA Real Estate Investments. ASBA Real Estate Investments has entered into a partnership agreement with a consortium of investors to purchase homes in the Mobile, Alabama area. Under the agreement, the ASBA holds a minority stake in the properties and retains rights to utilize the homes for housing athletes and other league-related purposes. To date, ASBA Real Estate has purchased two single-family homes with the intent to increase the number in 2019.

“The Mobile area is one of the most attractive places in the nation to buy real estate under current conditions and this partnership provides tremendous value to our shareholders,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO of the ASBA. “I hope we can continue to attract capital and drive further growth to advance our commitments in the city and to the game of softball.”

ASBA Real Estate Investments has created the offering to allow investors to access the asset class at a fraction of the cost, regardless of income, credit history, or net worth.

“Our platform is designed to give people who may not otherwise have the ability or desire to invest in real estate an opportunity to do so at a low cost,” noted Chiaradio. “ASBA Real Estate investors are aligning themselves with a company that has strong, sustainable growth potential based on continuous innovation, excellent regional location, and forward-thinking financial savvy.”

ASBA Real Estate Investments will sponsor a team in the ASBA this summer, inheriting the second overall pick.

ASBA Real Estate Investments is a low-cost investment platform that gives individuals the opportunity to invest in private real estate. All investors are treated as partners and there are no associated fees.

To learn more about ASBA Real Estate Investments, CLICK HERE to check out their website.

ASBA is a professional women’s softball league returning to Satsuma, Alabama for its second year in June and is looking for additional host families and local sponsors for the 2019 season.

For more information, please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.

ASBA announces return of Moh-BEEL! USA as League Sponsor

Mobile, Alabama – The American Softball Association (ASBA) is pleased to announce the return of Moh-BEEL! USA as a sponsor for the 2019 season. Mob-BEEL! USA is a local, non-profit program that inspires and effects change throughout the Mobile, Alabama community. Partnering with organizations that promote positive action and the overall bettering of Mobile county, Moh-BEEL! USA’s endeavors range from environmental preservation to youth outreach.

“We are excited to have Moh-BEEL! USA back with us. Last year they made a huge impact on the ASBA’s launch and we are looking forward to joining forces again,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO and Chairman of ASBA.

Last season Moh-BEEL! USA boasted the best record in the league with 10 All-Stars and seven All-ASBA players. Leading the team was Bobby Buchanan, who is currently an assistant coach at the University of Texas at Arlington. Buchanan won the ASBA’s Coach of the Year Award in 2018.

“It will be interesting to see if things end up differently for Moh-BEEL! USA this year,” Chiaradio joked. “They had the first pick in 2018, but by finishing the season in first place, they lost their draft advantage. They’ve got the last pick this year.”

The 2019 ASBA Draft will once again be held at Moe’s Original BBQ, 701 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile, AL on June 5, 2019 at 4 pm CT. The ASBA Draft “snakes” in similar fashion to standard fantasy football leagues so the team picking fourth will also have the fifth pick and the team that picks first must wait until pick eight to choose again.

Mob-BEEL! USA is the voice for positive change in Mobile, Alabama and beyond! For more information on Moh-BEEL! USA, visit their website at www.mohbeelusa.com and follow them on social media @mohBEELusa.

The ASBA is a professional women’s softball league returning to Satsuma, Alabama for its second year in June and is looking for additional host families and local sponsors for the 2019 season.

For more information, please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.

The American Softball Association (ASBA) is back for Season Two

Mobile, Alabama – The countdown begins! With less than three months to go, the American Softball Association (ASBA) is gearing up for a second season, beginning with the ASBA Draft on Wednesday, June 5 at 4 pm CT.

The 2019 ASBA Draft will once again be held at Moe’s Original BBQ, 701 Spring Hill Ave, in Mobile, AL. This event generates a great deal of excitement as high-caliber softball players from across the country are chosen to fill the ASBA rosters.

“We look forward to our second year in the Mobile area and we will be making tweaks based on our 2018 experience,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO of ASBA. “We have been overwhelmed by the incredible support from the community and look forward to working together for years to come.”

The ASBA is a women’s softball organization founded in 2018 that showcases the best players from across the country and gives women the opportunity to pursue softball on the professional stage.

The league will again feature four teams this summer with expansion projected for the 2020 season.

“We have to be smart about growth and cautious about getting too big too fast. We are continually analyzing data, conferring with players and consulting experts on when and where to expand. It is definitely in our future, but this year our focus is on enhancing all aspects of the player’s experience and building relationships and credibility with the softball community on a national level,” said Chiaradio.

Eligible draftees are expected to exceed last year’s numbers with over 60 players already registered. This number includes returning players, 2019 college graduates and other newcomers.

ASBA will kick off 2019 on Friday, June 14 at Pat Hicks Field with four teams playing a five-day-a-week schedule throughout the six-week regular season. The ASBA All-Star Game will be held on Saturday, July 13 and the playoffs start on Friday, July 27. The full schedule can be accessed below:

2019 ASBA Schedule

All games and the ASBA Draft will be aired live on the ASBA Network.

ASBA is looking for host families and league sponsors for the 2019 season!

For more information, please contact: asba.softball@gmail.com.