Florida USSSA Fastpitch Upcoming Events

The tentative dates of the 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 Fall 2014 season, please contact Gordon Patterson, Stephen Schiller, Lisa Walt, Mike Via, Jerry Clipse, Vince Tucker, Ralph Calderon, or Peter Dorazio.


 

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
Fall Tournaments after August 1, 2014
and Locked Rosters (after first full
weekend in June)

Click here for details

Here is a link to an age calculator:
http://www.usssa.com/sports/AgeCalculator.asp?SportID=16&Sport=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 TBD: 10A/B/C, 12A/B/C, 14B/C

July TBD: 8U, 11U, 13U

July TBD: 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

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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