September 3, 2002
Commissioner Southern California ASA
6850 Brockton, Avenue #210
Riverside, CA 92506
Dear Mr. Monson:
I am writing this letter in hopes of soliciting your assistance in
dealing with a situation that I find frustrating to say the least.
Last year in exchange for staffing the Tomark Booth, I was able to
discuss my web site (www.AllAmSoftball.com) with the coaches who came
by the booth. I found this experience rewarding and informative.
This year I felt that it would be a proper course of action for me to
pay for my own booth. I have sense been told that my service is
inappropriate for the So. Ca. ASA meeting and that while my request
was being considered by the executive committee, that I truly did not
belong and should not make plans to attend.
My website, aids players in the recruitment process. Last year I
donated the service to 200 Southern California Athletes at no charge.
This year we are offering the service to Southern California teams for
$200. Once a player is in the database they remain until they
graduate, sign a National Letter of Intent, or request removal. This
being said the players who entered for free got terrific value, those
who enter this year will be paying somewhere in the neighborhood of
$3.35 per year if they enter as freshman.
As a twelve year veteran of ASA softball, a two year volunteer author
for the J.O. Newsletter, and a long time supporter of our organization
and its goals, I am offended that I am deemed less desirable then
someone who sells equipment, or uniforms, or gives skills lessons. For
years, I have made myself available to parents and athletes who had
questions regarding the recruiting process for free. The nominal fee
that I am soliciting currently will allow me to someday offer no cost
camps, scholarship assistance, and a multitude of other aides to the
athletes who wish to take their game to the college arena.
I ask to be allowed to purchase a booth, and explain what I am trying
to accomplish to those who can use my service. If there is a need then
I will be successful. If there is not then there is no harm in my
I look forward to your assistance in this matter .
All American Softball Academy