MHSA Staff Contact
Mark Beckman, Executive Director
ph: 406-442-6010
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Girls' fast pitch softball was sanctioned in 1986 for the first time and it has grown in numbers at a steady pace since that time. There was one class the first year through 1991. In 1992, AA and A-B were split into separate classifications and champions were crowned in each classification.  In 1997 classes A and B were also separated.
In 1999, some class C schools began to participate forming the B-C classification and now three state tournaments are staged

Regular Season

Post Season Tournament Information

Important dates - 2015-16 Season

First Practice Day:  March 14, 2016
*First Day for Competition:
  March 25, 2016
State Tournament Dates (AA):
May 26-28, 2016 - Kalispell
State Tournament Dates (A):
May 26-28, 2016 - Belgrade
State Tournament Dates (B/C): May 26-28, 2016 - Kalispell

*No individual shall play in any Association softball contest until she has a minimum of ten (10) days of softball practice of at least one practice session per day on ten (10) different days (no practice permitted on Sunday), prior to the date of the first allowable game.

bullet 2014-15 MHSA Softball Tournament Manual
bullet 2014-15 NFHS Softball Rules Changes
bullet 2014-15 NFHS Softball Rules Interpretations
bullet NFHS Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention Statement

NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion in Sports


VarVee - Softball Coach's User Guide


VarVee - Athletic Directors' User Guide


A Parents Guide to Concussions in Sports - NFHS

bullet MHSA Approved Ball Suppliers

Games Wanted / Classified Ads

bullet Information on Illegal Pitches
bullet Reducing Brain and Spinal Injuries
bullet Softball Signal Chart


Click here to learn how to become a softball official

bullet 2014-2015 Spring Tournament Dates and Locations for Post Season Events

2015 MHSA Softball Tournament Manager Workshop

2014-15 State Tournament Brackets
2013-14 State Tournament Results 2012-13 State Tournament Results

2013 State Softball Tournament - Class AA


2013 State Softball Tournament - Class A


2013 State Softball Tournament - Class B/C

Past Champions


Past champions girls - softball

Link to past State Tournament Information

History of Post Season Officials

The MOA office has created a new page on the website for all of the officials who have worked in the post season dating back to the 1970's.  Some information is incomplete,  but if you have this information, please contact Theresa in the MOA office. 

Handbook & Forms


MHSA Handbook - Softball


Softball Tournament Financial Form


Softball Field Diagrams

Clinics and Links

Softball Tournament Manager Clinic

The 2014-15 MHSA / MOA Softball Rules Clinics  are now online.  The Softball Rules Clinics must be viewed by all coaches (Head, Assistant and Volunteer) and MOA Officials prior to March 20, 2015. This clinic will remain on-line for the entire season.  Click here and follow the appropriate links to view this clinic.

DP Flex Information PowerPoint Presentation | PDF

2009 Rules Clinic Information on the DP Flex

Link to the NFHS Softball Webpage

Montana High School Records Book

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