March 23, 2023



Medford effort scores with USA Softball | Information

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MEDFORD, Ore. – An area sports activities determine goes from Medford to a nationwide stage.  It’s a determine of speech, and at each ranges, it is aware of its function.

The Southern Oregon Sports activities Fee and Journey Medford say they’ve partnered to nationally syndicate the Know Your Position™ advertising and marketing marketing campaign “aimed toward educating athletes, coaches, umpires and followers of applicable conduct towards sports activities officers by licensing it to USA Softball, the Nationwide Governing Physique of softball in the USA, by 2025.”

They are saying the trademarked pledge, “You might be an athlete, a coach, a mother or father or an official, however you solely get to be one – Know Your Position,”was created in 2016 by Southern Oregon Sports activities Fee (SOSC) and developed in partnership with Journey Medford noting, “The marketing campaign addresses the rising epidemic of inappropriate conduct towards sports activities officers and goals to right the problem by a sequence of constructive messages and continued reminders that participant security, enjoyment, progress, and growth are a very powerful features of sports activities.”

USA Softball is a member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.  It is among the nation’s largest sports activities organizations with greater than 120,000 groups and a couple of,000,000 million members nationally.

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It says the Know Your Position™ marketing campaign aligns with its values of sportsmanship and civility as, “USA Softball will implement the marketing campaign for the following three years in effort of bettering the sport throughout all ranges.”

USA Softball Chief Government Officer Craig Cress says, “Partnering with Know Your Position is one other step in USA Softball’s dedication to the expansion and growth of grassroots softball.  Because the Nationwide Governing Physique of Softball within the U.S., we’re devoted to offering the softball group with instructional instruments and content material that ensures an pleasurable and secure surroundings. This partnership with Know Your Position will permit coaches, umpires, athletes and followers to realize a greater understanding of what their roles are within the sport, which can play a key function in enhancing the general expertise for everybody concerned.”

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Whereas the Know Your Position™ marketing campaign is applied by faculties, sports activities associations and metropolis organizations all through Southern Oregon. it is also syndicated statewide by the Oregon Youth Soccer Affiliation’s 48,000-member group, “which was the primary affiliation to formally license the marketing campaign beginning July 1.”

Extra details about Know Your Position™ is at

The Southern Oregon Sports activities Fee fashioned in 2013 to advocate for sports activities tourism and its financial impression to Medford and the Rogue Valley, accessible at

Journey Medford is the official Vacation spot Advertising and marketing Group for Medford, supporting the town on the coronary heart of the Rogue Valley with out of doors recreation, wine group, arts and tradition and the gateway to Crater Lake Nationwide Park, with info at

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USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit group headquartered in Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma, designated because the Nationwide Governing Physique of Softball within the U.S. and a member of the USA Olympic & Paralympic Committee. It conducts 1000’s of tournaments yearly together with greater than 100 nationwide championships.

“We’re thrilled for a prestigious group like USA Softball to hold a cohesive message nationwide that originated within the Rogue Valley and produce consciousness to a rising concern in communities that’s inflicting a decline in participation in youth sports activities’” mentioned Angela Wooden, Director of Sports activities Growth for Journey Medford who oversees and manages the Southern Oregon Sports activities Fee.

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