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Governing Rules

 
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International World Series Roster Rules

WEEK 1 -

  • ONLINE ROSTER MUST BE COMPLETED BY MANAGER'S MEETING

  • GUEST PLAYER RULES APPLY

  • CERTIFIED PROOF OF BIRTH WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL PLAYERS

 

WEEK 2 (AA/AAA TEAMS) -

  • GUEST PLAYER RULES APPLY

  • ALL PLAYERS FROM WEEK 1 ARE INELIGIBLE

  • CERTIFIED PROOF OF BIRTH WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL PLAYERS

 

USSSA RULE 3.01 - A In divisions 4U – 18U, all players participating in USSSA Baseball tournament play shall have photocopies of their original birth certificate in the possession of their team manager at all times. Upon protest, failure to have a photocopy of the original birth certificate immediately available upon demand shall result in the offending team losing the game(s), being ejected from the tournament, being placed last in the standings and forfeiting all awards, points, sponsors travel money, and berths that would have been or have been awarded.

USSSA RULE 3.01.B - All grade-based players must have a copy of their birth certificate, current report card, or official school ID with grade, or any official government document stating the grade.


USSSA RULE 3.02 - A player that is found to be illegal due to an age or grade violation during or after a league or tournament game, shall result in the offending team losing the game(s) team and player being ejected from the tournament, team being placed last in the standings and forfeiting all awards, points, sponsors travel money, and berths that would have been or have been awarded. The illegal player shall be removed from the offending team’s Official Online Roster and additional penalties may be applied to the illegal player and / or team manager / coaches.


USSSA RULE 3.03 - A player shall be eligible to compete in the USSSA Baseball program as long as he abides by the USSSA Constitution and the Official Baseball National By-laws & Rules when his first name, last name (no middle names, nick names, shortened names, slang names, initials, prefixes or suffixes are allowed) and date of birth (in proper format – mm/dd/yyyy) are listed EXACTLY as they appear on his original birth certificate, as a member on an eligible team’s Official Online Roster. Failure to comply with this rule shall result in your team being prohibited from participating in USSSA.


USSSA RULE 3.04 - A player who is in violation of the USSSA Constitution or the Official Baseball National By-laws & Rules shall be an illegal player.

 

3.04.A A team with a player found to be illegal due to age, grade or class violation, anytime during the USSSA event, will be deemed ineligible. The team WILL be disqualified and put in last place. The manger could face suspension.

 

3.04.B Any team in violation of any roster rules located in section 3.08, 3.09 and 3.10 MAY be disqualified from their current event and be placed in last place. The manager could face suspension

 

3.04.C A player found to be playing on multiple teams in the same weekend, anytime during the USSSA event, both teams MAY be disqualified and put in last place. The player, parents and managers could face suspension

 

3.04.D An ineligible player is any player not listed on the official online roster (when rosters are required), a player with an incorrect birthday, or a player with name listed incorrectly on the official online roster. All players must be listed on a team's online roster correctly prior to their first game or prior to the event's deadline to add players. Penalty: Any ineligible player MAY cause the team to be disqualified and put in last place. Each case will be looked at by the teams State Director to determine if the player is ineligible.

 

3.04.E For any player to be eligible, they must be listed on the ELIGIBLE PLAYERS list on their teams online Roster. This is done by approving the online RETURN TO PLAY WAIVER and approving the player for the team.


USSSA RULE 3.05 - Player Roster Eligibility:

3.05.A Prior To Being Qualified / Frozen To An Official Online Roster (age Divisions 4U – 14U ONLY):

3.05.A.1 Players shall only appear on one (1) Official Online Roster.


3.05.A.2 Players shall only physically play for one (1) team per day, event, tournament, week or weekend, regardless of location, venue, age division and / or classification.


3.05.B After Being Qualified / Frozen To An Official Online Roster (Age Divisions 4U – 14U ONLY):


3.05.B.1 Players shall only appear on one (1) Official Online Roster.
 

3.05.B.2 Players shall only physically play for one (1) team per day, event, tournament, week or weekend, regardless of location, venue, age division and / or classification.

 

3.05.C Guest Player

 

3.05.C.1 Teams that earn a berth with Guest Players on their roster will be deemed qualified. The Guest Players will NOT be frozen to the team’s roster, only players on their permanent roster will be considered for freezing at the appropriate time.

 

3.05.C.2 Guest Player Application System will be disabled for an event 3 hours prior to the Start Date of the event based on Eastern Standard Time.

3.05.C.3 Players that are NOT on a current season USSSA roster will NOT be eligible as a Guest Player. Anyone that is not on a current USSSA roster simply can be added to your team roster to be eligible as long as the player’s classification does not change your team’s classification.

 

3.05.C.4 Guest Players are only eligible to participate as a Guest Player for one team at a time. Players will be blocked from being used as a Guest Player for an additional team for the duration of their guest playing event (Start Date to End Date).

 

3.05.C.5 If a Guest Player’s original team registers for an event after being approved as a guest player, the player will. be deleted as a guest player and the Original Team will be required to de-activate the player before the player can be used as a guest player

 

3.05.C.6 If the Pick-Up Team moves divisions and moves to a division that would deem the Guest Player illegal, the player will be removed.

 

3.05.C.7 For leagues, teams are allowed unlimited numbers of guest players. Players who guest play in leagues can also guest play in tournaments with overlapping dates

 

3.05.C.8 Guest Player eligibility is determined by the age and class of the event the team is playing in. See link below for more information. http://usssa.com/baseball/bb-guest-player-help-documents