Arkansas State rules, guidelines & frequently asked questions
HOW DO I MANAGE MY TEAMS ROSTER?
: Coaches/ Team admins must be logged in to access their team account. From there select your current team. From there you will find tabs labeled “Manage roster” and “Manage guest players”
These 2 tabs will have everything needed for the admin to manage permanent players and guest players.
: ALL roster protests must take place before the first pitch of the 3rd inning by the HEAD COACH ONLY.. NO EXCEPTIONS
Roster protests must be made by the HEAD COACH ONLY and submitted to the Tournament Director with $100 cash at the time of the protest. All protests lost will result in the loss of the $100. All protests won will result in the $100 being refunded back to the head coach. Each protest will be ruled upon on a case by case basis with the State Director and National Office. Play will stop until an official ruling is made. NO GAMES will be played under protest. Official rulings will be made from the State Director and/or National office. All official rulings made will be final.
All coaches that have been ejected from any USSSA sanctioned tournament within the state of Arkansas are required to serve a mandatory (1) game suspension before they are allowed to coach in ANY USSSA SANCTIONED GAME, regardless if they are coaching a sister team, etc. The suspension will not be considered as served until the team that the ejection occurred in has completed a minimum of 1 game following the ejection. Failure to adhere to this rule can result in further disciplinary actions leading up to an indefinite suspension from ALL USSSA sanctioned events.
DOES MY TEAM HAVE TO HAVE INSURANCE TO PLAY IN USSSA EVENTS?
: Yes, ALL teams must have a current team insurance policy equal to the USSSA insurance policies in order to participate in any USSSA sanctioned event. To purchase USSSA insurance please log into your team account, select your current team and then click on the purchase insurance tab. Once purchased the policy will automatically link to your team where it will be viewable to all tournament directors and printable also.
MY TEAM WITHDRAWS FROM AN EVENT AFTER BRACKETS ARE POSTED.
: ANY team that withdraws from an event after the brackets have been released will be required to pay the full amount of the event entry fee. Failure to pay the entry fee in a timely manner will result in the coach and all players being suspended until that entry fee is paid in full. Tournament Directors may make exceptions on a case by case basis and only to their discretion. ALL USSSA State and National events will reserve a 10 day window for refunds. If a team withdraws for any reason inside of the 10 day window, NO refunds will be awarded. Credit towards Future State and National events may be considered and only on a case by case basis.
ARKANSAS USSSA TOURNAMENT REFUND POLICY.
Once an event has started and then cancelled due to rain, lightning or any other reason out of the control of the event director the following guidelines will be in place. The tournament director has the ability to modify these guidelines on a case by case basis. All monies not refunded as part of these guidelines can and should be credited to future events for each individual tournament company.
: 0 games played= full refund (minus 20% administration fee) This fee helps directors offset the pre tournament costs associated with the event.
: 1 game played= 50% refund
: 2 or more games played= no refund
HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN I HAVE ON MY USSSA ROSTER?
: Currently the USSSA roster system will allow up to 19 players on a team’s roster. USA Elite Select rosters have no roster cap.
GUEST PLAYER SYSTEM AND USEFUL HOW-TO LINKS
WHY CAN I NOT CLASS MY TEAM “C” OR “REC” WHEN REGISTERING WITH USSSA?
:ALL teams that register with USSSA do not have the option to select “C” or “REC/ALL-STAR when registering online per National office rules and regulations and is in place to help protect those said divisions. Teams must select either USAES,A or B. Teams wishing to be re-classed to C must submit a formal request via email to the State office to be moved to C. ALL teams are monitored on a weekly basis throughout the season and may be moved up and down accordingly. Teams wishing to be classed as C must email the Arkansas State Director, Trey Tucker at [email protected] and submit a formal request. Teams moving up in age division ARE NOT automatically eligible to be re-classed as C. ALL rosters must be online before a formal request is made and rosters will be looked at by AR State Office personnel prior to making any decisions regarding C classification requests.
WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES USED WHEN TEAMS ARE RE-CLASSED?
: The USSSA website and director networks provide a platform that allows us to be the leader in this area. Teams are monitored on a weekly basis and moved up and down based on several parameters such as in class winning percentage, roster history and input from area directors.
WHAT IS THE USA ELITE SELECT PROGRAM?
USA Elite Select is the elite division of USSSA Fastpitch. It is a national program that includes elite level events for teams and individual athletes. This program is reserved for the top teams and athletes playing within USSSA Fastpitch as well as the goal of aspiring teams and athletes who want to progress to the elite level.
USA Elite Select events will provide a pathway for teams and individuals to reach our National elite level events including the World Fastpitch Championship, Summer Nationals, and Select 30 National Training Camp. This national program helps fulfill USSSA Fastpitch’s goal of providing all fastpitch players with a place to play and this national program enhances our local programs by offering teams and athletes greater variations in levels of play.