Kelly Odneal started it in 2001. Prior to that a newspaper guy from the Independence Examiner, selected the all state team from faxes sent to him from coaches around the state. We had 4 class VP’s. We started with the all district, all region, and all state process. We later added the scholarship program and have expanded it as we have grown and so have our classes and having a spring season. Academic All state was started in 2008. The senior showcase has been rolling since its inception. It has grown also.
Class VP’s | District Reps (Coming Soon)
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how excited I am to represent our association as the new president. First and foremost, I want to thank Tom Jacobson for his years of service as our president and his dedication to growing our sport along with supporting the coaches in Missouri.
Our goal with our association is to promote high school softball in the state of Missouri. We want to give the girls a rewarding experience as they participate in this sport we all love.
Currently, we offer a senior showcase, $500 scholarships for each class (Fall and Spring), select all-district, all-region, and all-state teams, as well as all-state academic teams.
In addition, we have started selecting top 10 rankings throughout the season and we offer an annual coaches clinic the 2nd weekend of January, where we have high school and college coaches present and share their expertise.
We have made our annual membership dues very reasonable and hope to grow our membership to 100% participation. We do require that a coach from each school be a member of the association to have their players be eligible for postseason honors.
The executive board and I look forward to working with all of you to help promote Missouri softball. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
If you are a member, we ask that you encourage other coaches to join. If you are not a member, please complete the membership form.