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USSSA Effective Immediately Major Classification Roster Rule Changes

posted Oct 1, 2015, 7:54 PM by Alan Jacob
This is for Major Teams ONLY! This does not affect AAA, AA, A, or All Star Teams.


Amended:

        3.08 Qualified Team Roster Additions & Releases:

                3.08.A   For Teams In The Major Classification ONLY, the manager shall be allowed to add a maximum of six (6) players to their qualified / frozen Official Online Roster.  Players may be added before a team starts their first game of a tournament.

                        3.08.A.1   When a team classified as Major adds any player above three (3), (i.e.; the fourth, fifth and / or sixth add), the team shall forfeit the ability to be reclassified below Major for the remainder of the season.

                        3.08.A.2   Player(s) shall not be on any other qualified / frozen Official Online Roster in the same age division regardless of classification.

                        3.08.A.3   Player(s) on two (2) or more qualified / frozen rosters in different age divisions, shall be rostered so the next youngest age division team is of higher or equal classification.

                        3.08.A.4  Players can only be added to qualified / frozen rosters that have openings pursuant to these rules.

                3.08.B   For Teams In All Other Classifications, the manager shall be allowed to add a maximum of three (3) players to their qualified / frozen Official Online Roster.  Players may be added before a team starts their first game of a tournament.   

                        3.08.B.1   Player(s) shall not be on any other qualified / frozen Official Online Roster in the same age division regardless of classification.

                        3.08.B.2   Player(s) shall not have been frozen to a team of equal or older age division in a higher classification during the current season.

                        3.08.B.3   Player(s) on two (2) or more qualified / frozen rosters in different age divisions, shall be rostered so the next youngest age division team is of higher or equal classification.

                        3.08.B.4   Player(s) added to a qualified / frozen Official Online Roster must have a traceable playing history within the USSSA online system for the current or previous season.

                        3.08.B.5   Player(s) added to a qualified / frozen Official Online Roster may cause a team's classification to be changed.

                        3.08.B.6  Players can only be added to rosters that have openings pursuant to these rules.

        3.08.C   There shall be no limit to the number of players team managers may release from their qualified / frozen Official Online Roster.

        3.08.D   A player released from a qualified / frozen Official Online Roster shall be prohibited from returning to that team during the current season.

        Rule 3.08 Comment: If a team manager has a question(s) about adding players from other classifications or age divisions, contact your State Director to verify whether such changes shall affect the team's current classification.

 

Amended:

        3.09 Special Qualified Team Roster Addition(s):

                3.09.A   Teams participating in the Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series ONLY shall be permitted to add one (1) additional player to their qualified / frozen Official Online Roster for participation in the Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series.

                        3.09.A.1   Such additional player shall not appear on an Official Online Roster of any other team participating in the Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series regardless of age division.

                        3.09.A.2   Such additional player shall not participate with the team in any capacity in any sanctioned event prior to the Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series.

                        3.09.A.3   Such additional player shall be added to the team's Official Online Roster at Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series Team Registration by USSSA Staff.

                3.09.B   Teams participating in the NABC Championship Event ONLY shall be permitted to add one (1) additional player to their qualified / frozen for participation in the NABC Championship Event.

                        3.09.B.1   Such additional player shall not appear on an Official Online Roster of any other team participating in the NABC Championship Event, regardless of age division.

                        3.09.B.2   Such additional player shall not participate with the team in any capacity in any sanctioned event other than the Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series prior to the NABC Championship Event.

                        3.09.B.3   Such additional player shall be added to the team's Official Online Roster at NABC Championship Event Team Registration by USSSA Staff.

                Rule 3.09 Comment: Such additional player can only be added to rosters that have openings pursuant to these rules.

 

Amended:

        3.10 Disbanded Teams:

                3.10.A   A team with a qualified / frozen Official Online Roster listing less than nine (9) players, which has used all options for additions shall be automatically disbanded and shall forfeit all points and / or berths awarded.
                3.10.B   If a disbanded team (Major Classification ONLY) chooses to reform;
                        3.10.B.1   The team manager shall register a new team for the current season pursuant to these rules.
                        3.10.B.2   The team manager shall be bound by all roster and eligibility rules contained within these rules.
                        3.10.B.3   The new team Official Online Roster shall contain not more than six (6) players from any disbanded or previous disbanded team within the same season, regardless of team name, age division, classification and / or team manager, coach or sponsor.
                        3.10.B.4   All players on the new team Official Online Roster from a previously disbanded team shall be bound to the disbanded team's classification or higher.
                        3.10.B.5   The new team shall be required qualify.
            3.10.C   If a disbanded team (AAA, AA, A & All-Star Classifications) chooses to reform;
                        3.10.C.1   The team manager shall register a new team for the current season pursuant to these rules.
                        3.10.C.2   The team manager shall be bound by all roster and eligibility rules contained within these rules.    
                        3.10.C.3   All players on the new team Official Online Roster from a previously disbanded team shall be bound to the disbanded team's classification or higher.
                        3.10.C.4   The new team shall be required qualify.


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