The Cannons program was
established in 2007 to give New England baseball players the
opportunity to participate at the highest level of youth
sports in the country. In 2010, the Cannons were made up of
players from 42 New Hampshire towns and 4 states (New York,
Massachusetts, Florida and Maine). The Concord Lady Cannons
were added in 2011 to provide local softball players
advanced training and competitive softball over the spring
and summer months.
ASA softball is for the player
who may be seeking to test herself against advanced
What is the goal
of the Concord Cannons program?
Our Mission Statement -
The Concord Cannons believe the teaching of hard work and
dedication through teamwork and discipline creates a
stronger person on and off the field. Our coaches thrive on
getting the most out of each player’s ability on the field
as well as in the classroom. All Concord Cannons players
must be in good academic standing.
The Concord Cannons program is
for the serious softball player – those who are looking for
more than just town leagues. What the Cannons can offer you
that most town leagues can’t are professional coaches,
winter workouts, and better competition. The purpose of this
program is to develop the younger athlete into a complete
softball player. We will utilize our professional softball
instructors to teach players how to train and play at a
highly competitive level of softball. Our program will not
only focus on softball instruction and training of young
athletes, but also stress the importance of achieving
academic excellence in the classroom. The Cannons are
looking for dedicated, teachable athletes who want to take
their game to the next level through hard work and
playing time determined? Is it shared equally?
It is important to understand
that playing time is earned by performance and effort on the
field. ASA softball is a competitive program, not unlike the
high-level professional leagues we are familiar with. Please
note, however, that the Cannons coaching staff is
reasonable, and that every player will play, but there are
no guarantees when it comes to playing time.
What role do
we (the parents) play in helping our kids enjoy the game?
We understand that everyone
wants what is best for each of their kids. We feel that with
our indoor workouts and outdoor games that it is important
to allow these players to grow with the teams’ coaches, and
their teammates. Our coaches request that you allow them to
teach them the sport at practices and games, and to keep a
low profile around the dugout and coaching staff during
these functions. We encourage parents to help foster their
daughters appreciation for the game. We want the parents to
be a positive presence, not a burden, as your kids grow as
softball players and people.
should my daughter try out for?
Players should try out for their
best position, but if they make the team there is no
guarantee they will play the position they tried out for.
Our players are expected to be versatile athletes, and may
be called upon to play different roles on the team.
What is the Amateur Softball
Softball Association (ASA), a volunteer driven,
not-for-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, OK, was
founded in 1933 and has evolved into the strongest softball
organization in the country. The growth and development of
the association led the United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
to name the ASA the National Governing Body of Softball,
pursuant to the Amateur Sports Act of 1978.
ASA has many important responsibilities as the national
governing body of softball in the United States, including
regulating competition to insure fairness and equal
opportunity to the millions of player who annually play the
When the ASA
entered the softball picture in 1933, the sport was in a
state of confusion with no unified set of playing rules and
no national governing body to provide guidance and
stability. The ASA changed all that by adopting softball's
first universally accepted rules of play and by organizing
consistent and fair competition across the nation.
beginning, the ASA has become one of the nation's largest
and fastest growing sports organizations and now sanctions
competition in every state through a network of 84 local
associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in
the early days to over 250,000 teams today, representing a
membership of more than four million.