SANCTION YOUR TEAM HERE
August 1, 2017
2018 Season Age
Florida USSSA Fastpitch Upcoming Events
The tentative Fall 2017 dates (new 2018 season starts August 1st) will post here mid-July. Please check back often for additions, subtractions or changes.
If you are interested in hosting a tournament in the upcoming Fall 2017 (2018 season), please contact Gordon Patterson, Jerry Clipse, Vince Tucker, Tonya Waters, Chris Kroon, Stephen Schiller, or Jeff Strode
New USSSA Bat Mark
effective January 1, 2014
The new bat standards went into effect 1/1/14
Since January 1,
2014, all bats must have the
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 2018 events and in order to participate in them a team must be registered for 2018. In short, all the teams that were created and all rosters that were submitted for the 2017 season expired on July 31, 2017.
AGE CALCULATOR for the new 2018 Season (which started August 1, 2017)
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.
Futures World Fastpitch Championships
9U | 10U | 11U | 13U
JULY 17-23, 2017 | OSCEOLA COUNTY FL
World Fastpitch Championship
12U | 14U | 16U | 18U
July 10-16, 2017 | KANSAS CITY
Futures All American Games
JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2017 | 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.
Florida USSSA Fastpitch ONLY (not National Events)
HOME/VISITOR in bracket play is determined by higher seed.
In double elimination bracket play, the higher seed calls HOME or VISITOR in all games EXCEPT Championship game, where the team from the Winner's bracket makes the call. IF game will be a coin flip.