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August 1, 2016
starts a new USSSA Fastpitch season

2017 Season Age Eligibility Applies
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Florida USSSA Fastpitch Upcoming Events

The tentative dates of the 2017 Fall Schedule are posted here. Please check back often for additions, subtractions or changes.

 

If you are interested in hosting a tournament in the upcoming 2017 season, please contact Gordon Patterson, Jerry Clipse, Vince Tucker, Tonya Waters, Chris Kroon or Stephen Schiller



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New USSSA Bat Mark
(Thumb Print)
effective January 1, 2014

The new bat standards went into effect 1/1/14

 

Since January 1, 2014, all bats must have the
New USSSA 1.20 BPF Mark (Thumb Print)

Click here for important information about
the bat mark (thumb print)

 


 

Important Information about
Team Registrations and Tournaments
after August 1st

The softball "year" for USSSA runs from August 1 to July 31. That means that tournaments scheduled after August 1 are considered 2017 events and in order to participate in them a team must be registered for 2017. In short, all the teams that were created and all rosters that were submitted for the 2016 season expired on July 31, 2016.

 

Click here for IMPORTANT details

 


AGE CALCULATOR for the new 2017 Season (which started August 1, 2016)

If you have any questions, please contact your State Director, Gordon Patterson, at gordon.patterson@usssa.com or your area director.

 

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THE NATIONAL OFFICE. They will refer you to the State Director.

 

Thank you for playing USSSA Fastpitch. We are looking forward to another exciting year.   





USSSA Road to Orlando at ESPN's Wide World of Sports

Road to Orlando

 

 

 

Teams do not have to qualify to play in the USSSA World Series. However, in Florida, to participate as a "B" or "C" team, teams must participate in a least one/two ("B") or three ("C") USSSA qualified event(s) to get "B" or "C" status.

 To get "B" or "C" status, your team may be required to play in more than one or two qualifying tournament. Registering, paying online, and reserving hotels does NOT qualify your participation in the USSSA World Series or State Championships.

Your team's A/B/C status is determined by the State Director and/or the USSSA National Office. Registering in a "B" or "C" division does NOT guarantee you will play in your age group's "B" or "C" division if the State Director or National Office classify you an "A" or "B" team.  

2017 USSSA Road to Orlando World Series
Dates will be posted here when available

 


Futures All American Games
2017 Dates TBD | Location TBD


Futures World Fastpitch Championships
12U-18U Age Groups
64 Teams Per Age Group
2017 Dates TBD | Location TBD



Futures World Fastpitch Championships
11 & Under/ 13 & Under
2017 Dates TBD | Location TBD



Futures World Fastpitch Championships
9 & Under/ 10 & Under
2017 Dates TBD | Location TBD




 


USA Elite Select All American
USA Elite Select logo
USA Elite Select Futures

 

 

NOTE: Tournament Directors reserve the right to deny "A" teams playing up in older "B"

Florida USSSA Fastpitch uses the following criteria to determine seeding:

1) Winning Percentage
     (Win = 2 points, Tie = 1 point, Loss = 0 points)
     NOTE: 2 Ties = 1 Win (Florida USSSA Fastpitch)
     At this time, the USSSA online system does not recognize
     2 Ties as the equivalent of 1 Win; Florida USSSA does
2) Head-to-head if 2 teams are tied with same winning %
     No head-to-head when 3 or more teams are tied in seeding
*Exception: If 3 teams are tied with identical records and one team beat BOTH teams, that team would seed higher than the other two teams due to head-to-head.
3) Fewest Runs Allowed
4) Most Runs Scored
5) USSSA Points
6) Coin flip

Florida USSSA Fastpitch does NOT use average run differential with a maximum of (8) as indicated on the USSSA online system

Florida USSSA Fastpitch does NOT use Date Team Entered USSSA Database as indicated on the USSSA online system

Any time a team plays an "extra" seeding game to even out the schedule--unless otherwise posted by the TD--one of their games will be tossed out RANDOMLY after ALL their seeding games are played. The team does NOT get to choose which game is tossed out. The tossed game counts for the other team only.

*Exception: If 2 teams are undefeated, and a team with no losses (ex. 3-0) plays the "extra" game against the other team with no losses (ex. 2-0), and the team playing the "extra" game loses to that undefeated team, and that game is randomly chosen to be tossed, head-to-head is still in affect.  The undefeated team will seed ahead of the team that played the extra game since they beat the other team.
Weather-shortened Tournament

Tournament Directors reserve the right to play WINNERS BRACKET games ahead of LOSERS BRACKET games (possibly eliminating LOSERS BRACKET entirely).

In the event a SINGLE ELIMINATION tournament cannot be completed due to weather or other reasons, the HIGHEST REMAINING SEED in the Winners' bracket will be declared CHAMPION. The next highest remaining seed in the Winners' bracket will be declared RUNNER-UP.

In the event a

DOUBLE ELIMINATION (Winners' and Losers' Bracket) tournament
cannot be completed due to weather or other reasons, the HIGHEST REMAINING SEED in the Winners' bracket will be declared CHAMPION. The next highest remaining seed in the Winners' bracket will be declared RUNNER-UP.

 

Unless otherwise posted, the following tiebreaker system will be used to determine an order of finish in the event a tournament cannot be completed.

 

1. All teams still in the Winners’ Bracket are ordered first, using the following:

a) Highest remaining seed in Winners' Bracket

b) If two (or more) identical seeds remain (e.g., #2 Pool A and #2 Pool B),

     i) Head to Head in seeding games

     ii) Fewest Runs Allowed in seeding games

     iii) Most Runs Scored in seeding games 

c) Coin toss

 

2. Next, teams in the same spot in the Losers’ Bracket are ordered by the following:

a) Head-to-head (this is used first when only two teams are in the same spot)

b) The team which advanced farthest in the Winners’ Bracket before losing

c) Fewest Runs Allowed in Seeding Games

d) Most Runs Scored in Seeding Games

e) Coin toss

 

3. If only two teams remain in the tournament and each has one loss in bracket play, then those teams will be declared co-champions.

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