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Girls Fastpitch / JO Program

Louisiana Team Spotlight

Congratulations to the Louisiana Blazers Elite 16u Black on finishing as the National Runners-Up at the 2022 USA Softball Gold Nationals in Oklahoma City! #proud #playUSASoftball

Highest a LA team has ever finished in the 16u division!!!

Youth - Junior Olympic Program

The USA Softball youth program, also known as the Junior Olympic program, is among the nation's largest youth sports organization. 

 The USA Softball J.O. Program in Louisiana provides recreational and competitive opportunities for girls in the fast pitch arena. Whether a player views softball as a new sport to learn, as a way to have fun with friends, or as a path to the Olympics, the Louisiana youth program has something for them. Foremost, the goal of the USA youth program is to help aspiring young softball athletes learn a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime in a positive, safe, and supportive environment.

USA also offers players the opportunity to participate in elite programs such as the All-American Games, High Performance Program & more!  
Register to play USA Softball

Register to play in Louisiana Tournaments

State Office

State Commissioner & Slowpitch Contact
Bill Skinner
Cell: 985-507-0092

Asst. State Commissioner:
Sherry Jacob

Cell: 985-951-0268

State Junior Olympic Commissioner &
All-American Coordinator:
Dakota Hill

Cell: 225-719-7773

State Player Representative
Metro New Orleans District Commissioner:
Jesse Barksdale

Cell: 504-737-7416
Cell: 504-231-3720

ACE Coaching Program

As the National Governing Body of Softball, it is USA Softball’s responsibility to ensure that our coaches achieve a certain level of understanding of what their duties are as coach of a youth softball team.

The ACE (Aspire, Challenge, Encourage) Coaching Program is a coaching education program, developed and designed to provide softball coaches of all levels – from beginning coaches to experienced veterans – an opportunity to be educated as a coach with a national softball organization.

Available online, the ACE Coaching Education program is available to any coach that participates in USA Softball play. USA Softball provides educational information to more than 25,000 coaches each year. 

To access the ACE program, log in to