Step 1: Expression of Interest
Interested parties should submit an expression of interest (EOI) letter to International Slow Pitch Softball via email or the organization's website. The EOI should include the following information:
Step 2: Information and Application Package
Upon receiving the EOI letter, International Slow Pitch Softball will provide the interested party with an information and application package containing:
Step 3: Submission of Application
Interested parties should complete the affiliation application form, providing all required information and documentation, such as:
Step 4: Application Review
International Slow Pitch Softball will review the submitted application, assessing the applicant's eligibility for affiliation based on criteria such as:
Step 5: Decision and Notification
Upon completion of the review process, International Slow Pitch Softball will notify the applicant of the decision regarding their affiliation request. If approved, the applicant will receive an official affiliation certificate and a welcome package with further information about their rights and responsibilities as an affiliate. If denied, the applicant will receive a letter explaining the reasons for the decision and any steps that can be taken to reapply in the future.
Step 6: Payment of Affiliation Fees
Approved affiliates will be required to pay their affiliation fees according to the fee structure provided in the information package. Payment plans may be available upon request and approval.
Step 7: Ongoing Communication and Support
Once affiliated, organizations and individuals will receive ongoing communication and support from International Slow Pitch Softball, including updates on rules and regulations, opportunities for participation in events and programs, and access to resources and educational materials.