Why play with USSSA?
USSSA Baseball is the FASTEST growing Amateur Baseball Association in the World! So, what do 55,000+ teams know that you don’t? It’s a valid question, and USSSA has several answers.
With USSSA, every player on every team is a winner because of our four (4) classifications of competition. USSSA is the ONLY national organization in the world to offer this four tier system that allows players of ALL skill levels to compete against like players in leagues, local and state level tournaments, as well as national play. USSSA believes the overall development of ALL players can be greatly enhanced by the experience and fun of tournament play on the local, state and national level.
USSSA continues year after year to experience rapid growth throughout the program and it’s reflected in our Team Registrations and World Series participation. Last year, participation in USSSA World Series play was 4 TO 1over any other brand of baseball. This translates to more teams to play, better competition in the teams you play thus making a better World Series experience. In fact, during the 2010 season USSSA had over 2,250+ teams play in World Series events, that’s an average of 187 teams per age division!
Sanction a Team
TEAM AGE & STARTING CLASSIFICATION
USSSA offers baseball for ages 4U – 18U in single age divisions. The age of your team is determined by the age of your oldest player. The age cut off date is May 1st. For the fall / winter season, players play up to the age they will be the following spring / summer.
Now that you know the correct age of your team, it’s time to determine your “starting” classification. USSSA Baseball is the only association that successfully offers four (4) levels of play (i.e.; Major, Triple-A, Double-A, Single-A). Keep in mind, pursuant to USSSA Rules, the State Office will monitor each teams performance and can classify and reclassify any team at any time.
Comment: Review the classification guidelines outlined on this web site. If in doubt, choose the next higher classification.
CREATE LOGIN ID & PASSWORD
USSSA team managers are required to create a Login ID & Password for use within the USSSA.com web site system. Your Login ID & Password will be needed to access your team’s USSSA web page, to register your team, complete and / or edit your online roster, enter tournaments, etc. If you have coached teams in USSSA before and still have your Login ID & Password, click here. To begin creating a new Login ID & Password, click here. Complete the required fields including a valid email address and password and click the SUBMIT button, you now have your Login ID & Password.
Comment: Make sure the sport listed above the blue left margin menu is “BASEBALL”, if not; use the drop down window to change.
CREATE & REGISTER TEAM
All USSSA teams are required to register annually with the Association. Team registration is valid from August 1st – July 31st.
To create and register your team, click here. Enter your Login ID & Password and click the ENTER button. You are now at the Team Manager Menu, select the third option at the top, “Create Baseball Team”. You will be required to fill in your Complete Team Name, Team City, Team State and Class Requested, click the SUBMIT button. You have now created your team but you MUST still register the team. With a credit card, click on the gray button in the yellow box at the top of the screen and enter your credit card information. Once registered, you’ll see your new team listed on the Team Manager Menu with your Team Registration Number and you’ll be ready to complete your USSSA Online Roster. USSSA Baseball does not charge an Individual Player Registration fee.
Comment: No team will be allowed to play in any USSSA event without registering with the Association and completing an Online Roster in advance of taking the field of play!
COMPLETE ONLINE ROSTER
All USSSA teams are required to have their roster on-line in the USSSA.com web site system before they play. It’s a quick and simple process.
FOR AGE DIVISIONS 4U – 14U, REVIEW USSSA RULE 3.01 BEFORE ENTERING YOUR ONLINE ROSTER.
FOR SCHOLASTIC BASED AGE DIVISIONS 15U – 18U, REVIEW USSSA RULE 3.02 BEFORE ENTERING YOUR ONLINE ROSTER.
NOT BEING AWARE OF THE ABOVE RULES IS NO EXCUSE FOR VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE RULES!
To begin entering your roster data, click here. Enter your Login ID and Password and click the ENTER button. You are now at the Team Manager Menu. Make sure your current year team is highlighted and click on the ROSTER ADDS & UPDATES link below the dialogue box. Read and Agree to the USSSA Roster Manager Affidavit. Follow the directions at the top of the page to enter each player’s personal data. Only enter each player’s LEGAL FIRST & LAST NAMES as they appear on the Birth Certificates. DO NOT include middle names, nick names, shortened names, slang names, initials, prefixes or suffixes (i.e.; Jr., II, III, etc.)…ONLY the LEAGAL first and last names. After entering all your player’s personal data, click on the VIEW TEAM button to verify the entered information.
Once satisfied with all players, click the PRINTABLE ROSTER button to print your on-line roster. A parent of each minor aged player must sign the roster on the same line as their child’s name. Players 18 years of age and older must sign the roster themselves.
The team Manager must sign the bottom of the roster. This is now your Official USSSA Online Roster. This is the only official roster USSSA will recognize. Make copies for safe keeping and always, always, always have one on hand along with your player’s Birth Certificates in case of a protest.
USSSA does not require teams to purchase USSSA Team Insurance. Teams are however, required to carry General Liability coverage in the amount of $2,000,000.00 and Medical (Secondary Medical) coverage in the amount of $100,000.00 from a reputable provider.
Comment:Teams should never take the field without General Liability coverage of at least $2,000,000.00 and Medical coverage of at least $100,000.00.
The USSSA policy covers all team personnel including players, coaches, volunteers and bat boys / girls for games, practices, team meetings, banquets and even fundraisers; it also covers legal defense expenses. In addition, the policy also includes sports accident medical coverage.
With the GREAT RATES for USSSA Team Insurance, why would you even consider taking a chance?
To download a USSSA Team Insurance Brochure, click here.
FIND YOUR TOURNAMENT
You are now ready to play USSSA Sports!
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