AAD/USSSA is dedicated to promoting, organizing and facilitating amateur athletic baseball programs to the youth community of the region.Founded in 1990 as a non-profit 501-c-4 organization and affiliated with the USSSA national governing body of amateur sports, we hope you find this web site and our programs beneficial to your recreational goals.
The spring of 2014 marks the 20th year of offering spring and fall competitive youth baseball leagues and tournament programs and 23rd season overall. During our first baseball season we offered a 12u division and consisting of 5 teams at the old Albuquerque Sportsplex.Today there are regularly 60-70 teams in 5-6 divisions of league play and 4-5 tournaments with single year age divisions of play utilizing numerous facilities in the Albuquerque area.
Over the last twenty years AAD/USSSA has grown considerably in its scope, depth and appeal. As we head into 2014, there are projected to be over 2000 of the area youth participating in league play and 5500 overall (leagues and tournaments). This program is an affiliate of the national USSSA organization offering our members extended regional and national competition.In recent years, our baseball program alumni have filled most of the roster spots on many of the area’s high school teams. Many of our athletes have gone on to play college baseball and several are currently participating professionally.
AAD/USSSA sole mission is to provide organized competitive baseball programs to the community.
We wish you, your children and all our participants every success both on and off the field. We pledge our support as you enter into what we hope is a positive experience; it is ultimately you, who will make your program successful.
“The one constant through all the years, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is part of our past…. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again.” James Earl Jones, Field of Dreams
Dana M. Gilmer
President - AAD
Director - USSSA
PO Box 67275
Albuquerque, NM 87193 505-417-1810
Mike Apodoca, a former USSSA Baseball player with the Rio Rancho Scorpions, and also a "now" former Baseball Official with USSSA has accepted a position with the Detroit Tigers Organization as an "Assistant to the Major and Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach"...Congratulation's Mike from the entire USSSA Staff!!
HOW OLD THE PLAYER WILL BE ON MAY 1ST OF THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR DETERMINES THE LEAGUE AGE FOR THE SPRING SEASON. HOW OLD THE PLAYER WILL BE ON MAY 1ST OF THE FOLLOWING CALENDAR YEAR DETERMINES THE LEAGUE AGE FOR THE FALL SEASON.
Whether you are new to competitive youth baseball or on an established team it is important to understand the scope and purpose of the AAD/USSSA programs. This Handbook is offered to explain our basic philosophical approach to the youth baseball programs we offer. Another purpose of this Handbook is to provide answers to many of the frequently asked questions players and parents might have during the course of the year.
Just as AAD/USSSA is a work-in-progress, so is this handbook. We do value your opinions. If you find an answer to a question in the Handbook or on the web site which does not satisfactorily address your specific concerns, or if you believe the suggested resolution is incorrect, please send an e-mail with your proposal to the organizations email address –