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Old Sun Jul 31, 2005, 09:55pm
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Originally posted by scottk_61
Originally posted by Duke
Definetly has to come out in NFHS.
Oh come on.........
I know Fed ball can be a pain sometimes but the jewelry issue is one where Federation is ahead of ASA.
No jewelry allowed at all.

You know as well as I that there is no comparison between the two associations. Even though NFHS is used by leagues outside High School ball, it is based on the premise that it is addressing High School play.

A child partaking in an extracurricular activity through any school is under the protective arm of that institution which is responsible for the student.

ASA is not an educational institution. Though often considered a service, the teams which play ASA softball are not baby sitters or legal guardians and have no legal standing concerning the child's well being outside of the realm of the agreed establishment of that team or softball organization.

The bat issue in softball is as much about liability, insurance and litigation as it is about competition, inflated egos and softball.
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