Florida USSSA Fastpitch Upcoming Events

The 2014 Spring/Summer Schedule is posted here. Please check back often for additions, subtractions or changes.

 

If you are interested in hosting a tournament in the upcoming 2014 season, please contact Gordon Patterson, Stephen Schiller, Lisa Walt, Mike Via, Jerry Clipse, Vince Tucker, Ralph Calderon, Peter Dorazio, or Rick Terry.


 

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

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

The new bat standards will go into effect 1/1/14 instead of 1/1/12 9/1/13

 

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

 

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Important Information about
Team Registrations, Rosters, and
Tournaments after August 1, 2013
and Locked Rosters (after June 1 weekend)

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 2014 decided to play in the fall with their 2013 players (which included 1998 girls). They registered as a 15U in the fall. However, in 2014 they want to be a 14U team again, then the manager would delete any 1998 girls from the roster and email (gordon.patterson@usssa.com) 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 1997, 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 2014. 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:
http://www.usssa.com/sports/AgeCalculator.asp?SportID=16

 

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, to participate as a "B" team, teams must participate in a least one or two USSSA qualified event(s) to get "B" status.

 To get "B" 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 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.  

USSSA Road to Orlando World Series
There will be two separate weeks of

World Series based on age/division:

July 12–19: 10A/B/C, 12A/B/C, 14B/C

July 12–19: 8U, 11U, 13U

July 19–26: 14A, 16A/B/C, 18A/B/C

 

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

Florida USSSA Fastpitch uses the following criteria to detemine 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
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.
Weather-shortened Tournament

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 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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