Effective Jan 1, 2106 USSSA has adopted a more aggressive position regarding team classification. The National Classification Committee has risen to prominence and is constantly evaluating teams from every state across the country. E will evolve back into the original concept which was for newly created teams and/or teams and players with limited tournament experience. Everyone benefits from this philosophy. That being said, do NOT book tickets to worlds before middle of June, you will have zero argument about what Class or Worlds you want to attend.
TRAVEL END OF YEAR (Example Whole Enchilada & Toys 4 Tots):
Effective, Jan 1, 2017. Arizona teams must be a registered team that has a played a minimum of 1 event with USSSA/GSL in Arizona before entering an "Out of state / Off Season" Large event. Too many rosters have traveled without consistency and transparency. If you wish to travel to Las Cruces or Palm Springs we encourage it but your team MUST play in state in USSSA/GSL a minimum of once before being eligible.
2018 HR Rules:
Men's B = 6HR/game
Men's C = 4HR/game
Men's D = 2HR/game all others are inning ending out
Men's E = 0HR/ All HR are inning ending and offensive ejections.
SPEED UP RULES: All games (besides opening game of event) could be 20 minutes early, Teams must be prepared to play. Only 1 pitch between innings for warm-ups. All events (including NIT's or even State) could implement a time limit if the event falls behind and teams are not hustling.
Team Insurance: Teams can (should) purchase coverage as injuries and accidents may occur / play at own risk.
Click here to purchase coverage: http://www.usssa.com/slowpitch/teamInsurance
Official playing rules can be found on usssa.com by clicking this link http://web.usssa.com/usssa/usssa-general/2016SPRulebook.pdf
Phoenix, AZ USSSA-GSL
All teams can pay Cash, Check or by C.C on usssa.com before the event. Once a bracket is out to the public no matter the reason for having to withdraw your team is obligated for payment. No exceptions.
Most events will have a compression tester, bats at ANY time can be tested. If you refuse to let a USSSA director or employee test your bat you can leave the park and immediately are given a minimum of 2 year suspension from all USSSA activities. If bat fails compression it will be shipped for final judgement on if bat was altered or just broke/cracked run down.
Courtesy Runner: The courtesy runner can be any player in the lineup. If the courtesy runner is still on base at the
time his/her turn at bat comes up, that spot in the batting order will be an OUT.
Teams are required to throw in balls (furnish) balls when batting, balls must be approved USSSA balls with stamp (Stadium ZN is not allowed)