The tentative dates of the 2016 Spring/Summer Schedule are posted here. Please check back often for additions, subtractions or changes.
If you are interested in hosting a tournament in the upcoming 2016 season, please contact Gordon Patterson, Jerry Clipse, Vince Tucker, Stephen Schiller, Tonya Waters, Ralph Calderon, or Peter Dorazio.
New USSSA Bat Mark
here for important information about
the bat mark (thumb print)
The new bat standards
went into effect
Since January 1, 2014, all bats must have the New USSSA 1.20 BPF Mark (Thumb Print)
Important Information about
Team Registrations, Rosters
and Locked Rosters (mid-June)
NEW UPDATE COMING SOON
Here is a link to an age calculator:
If you have any questions, please contact your State Director, Gordon Patterson, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
2016 USSSA Road to
There will be two separate weeks of
World Series based on age/division:
July 9-16, 2016 -- 13U, 14A/B/C, 16A/B/C, 18A/B/C
July 16-23, 2016 -- 8U, 10A/B/C, 11U, 12A/B/C
12U-18U Age Groups
64 Teams Per Age Group
July 11-17, 2016 | Kansas City Metro Area
Futures World Fastpitch Championships
11 & Under/ 13 & Under
July 18-23, 2016 | Orlando/Kissimmee, FL
Futures World Fastpitch Championships
9 & Under/ 10 & Under
July 20-24, 2016 | Clermont, FL
Futures All American Games
August 1-6, 2016 | Kissimmee, FL
NOTE: Tournament Directors reserve the right to deny "A" teams playing up in older "B"
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.
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.