Taiwan pitcher at 2010 WWC

About the American Women's Baseball Federation

Jim Glennie, USA Baseball head scoutAmerican Women's Baseball Federation (AWBF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit Amateur Sports Organization formed to organize and promote baseball as a mainstream and lifetime opportunity for women in the United States and around the world.

The AWBF was founded to help women's baseball teams around the country network through its website and to organize regional, national and international baseball tournaments for women.

Since 1992 the AWBF has organized 17 regional and national tournaments. With international partner Women's Baseball Association of Japan (WBAJ) it organized the first four Women's World Series events. National teams met in Canada (2001), United States (2002), Australia (2003) and Japan (2004) to play for international bragging rights

USA Women's National Team

USA Baseball selected its first women's national team to compete in the 2004 Women's World Cup of Baseball in Edmonton. The USA Baseball women's national team won the Gold Medal.

The AWBF keeps a database of players interested in trying out for the USA Baseball women's national team. Interested players are directed to tryout sites and their names are sent to USA Baseball which holds tryouts and selects a WNT each year.

Jim Glennie is a co-founder of the American Women's Baseball Federation and served for several years as the the Director of Player Identification for the USA Baseball Women's National Team.

AWBF Organizational Purposes

(A) foster national and international amateur sports competition;
(B) promote, advance and sponsor women’s amateur baseball, both nationally and internationally;
(C) promoting youth activities in women’s baseball and related recreational activities;
(D) hold baseball training camps for female players and coaches to educate and train them for women’s baseball competitions and to develop the individual capabilities of players;
(E) hold regional, national, and international amateur women’s baseball competitions;
(F) organize clubs whose main purpose is the promotion and advancement of women’s amateur baseball;
(G) establish a standardized set of rules and field dimensions for use in amateur women’s baseball competitions;
(H) otherwise act as a charitable, scientific, or educational organization as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(I) assist other public foundations and public charities for charitable purposes as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Code including contributions to such entities.