The United States Association of Baseball and Softball Academies is a nationwide group of "Qualified" baseball/softball academies and instructors. USABSA provides a unique opportunity to enjoy benefits impossible to get without this groups support. The "Qualification" of academies and instructors is imperative to protect the best interest of professionals who make a living in baseball/softball. The affiliation to this group allows members to enjoy the benefits of a "Franchise" without being a franchise. We would like for each member to maintain their own identity and provide benefit to the association with their knowledge and input. Vendors and other associated professionals with an interest in baseball/softball will be allowed to join the association to provide valuable education and opportunities for members to market their product.