The preliminary 2013 Schedule is posted here. Please check back often for additions, subtractions or changes.
If you are interested in hosting a tournament in the upcoming 2013 season, please contact Gordon Patterson, Stephen Schiller, Lisa Walt, Mike Via, Jerry Clipse, or Vince Tucker.
NOTE NEW RULE CHANGE FOR 2013 SEASON
Metal cleats are allowed in 13U age groups and above.
However, some parks or Tournament Directors may not allow metal cleats.
Important Information about
Team Registrations, Rosters, and Tournaments
after August 1, 2012 and Locked Rosters (June 1, 2013)
Click here for details
Re-classifying Your Team to an Even-numbered Age Group
Here is some important information about re-classifying your team to an even-numbered age group.
If a team manager created an odd-aged team for the fall (9U, 11U, 13U or 15U), then he/she has one of three options for the new year:
1) Play this spring/summer as a one year younger team (example, 15U back to 14U). Delete the players who are too old to play in the age group. For example, let's say a 14U team in 2011 decided to play in the fall with their 2012 players (which included 1997 girls). They registered as a 15U in the fall. However, in 2013 they want to be a 14U team again, then the manager would delete any 1997 girls from the roster and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Florida office requesting that they be reclassified as a 14U team.
2) Play this spring/summer as a one year older team. Let the Florida office know that as well. Following the above example, if a team registers as a 15U team in the fall, but then this spring/summer wants to pick up players born in 1996, then we would have to reclassify that team as a 16U.
3) Teams can do nothing and just stay as an 9U, 11U, 13U or 15U team for the spring/summer of 2013. Odd-aged teams will have to play in the even-numbered age events since there are no odd-number age tournaments in the spring/summer except the World Series.
Here is a link to an age calculator:
If you have any questions, please contact your State Director, Gordon Patterson, at email@example.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.
All 8U-14U teams must qualify to play in the USSSA World Series. 16U & 18U teams do not have to play in a State Tournament to qualify; however, to participate as a "B" team, they must participate in a least one or two USSSA qualified event(s) to get "B" status.
To qualify, teams must actively participate in a least one qualifying USSSA tournament and one of the USSSA State Championships.* To get "B" status, your team may be required to play in more than one 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 or B status is determined by the State Director and/or the USSSA National Office. Registering in a "B" division does NOT guarantee you will play in your age group's "B" division if the State Director or National Office classify you an "A" team.
* Some Special Events may be announced to automatically qualify teams for the USSSA World Series
USSSA Road to
July 20th – July 27th: 8U, 10A/B, 11U, 12A/B, 13U, 14B
July 27th to Aug 3rd: 14A, 16B, 16A, 18B and 18A
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
3) Fewest Runs Allowed
4) Most Runs Scored
5) Coin flip
Florida USSSA Fastpitch does NOT use average run differential with a maximum of (8) as indicated on the USSSA online system
Any time a team plays an "extra" seeding game to even out the schedule, 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.
Same as National USSSA World Series tiebreaker (see pages 72-73 in USSSA Rule Book).
The following tiebreaker system will be used at all Florida USSSA Fastpitch tournaments to determine an order of finish in the event a tournament cannot be completed. Note that all games in the tournament should be used when average runs scored or allowed are being computed. This includes both pool and bracket play.
1. All teams still in the Winners’ Bracket are ordered first, using the following:
a) Least average runs allowed per game played
b) Highest average runs scored per game played
c) Most wins including both pool and bracket play.
d) 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) Least average runs allowed per game played
d) Highest average runs scored per game played
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.