USSSA Rule 3.0 – Player Eligibility

RULE 3.00 – INDIVIDUAL PLAYER & TEAM ELIGIBILITY

3.01  Player Age Eligibility –

3.01.A  (Chart 3.01.A-1) For age divisions 4U – 14U, any player who beforeMay 1st of the current season reaches the listed age restriction in the BIRTHDAY RESTRICTION column shall not eligible to participate at the listed age in the AGE DIVISION column and shall be required to play in the next older division.

3.01.B  (Chart 3.01.B-1) For scholastic divisions 15U – 18U participation is based on age and scholastic grade. Any player that does not meet the listed age restriction in the BIRTHDAY RESTRICTION column, must meet the listed grade restriction in the SCHOLASTIC GRADE column AND the listed age restriction in MEETS GRADE NOT BIRTHDAY column. Any player that does not meet BOTH, shall be required to play in the next older division.

3.02  A player that is found to be illegal due to an age violation during or after a league or tournament game, shall result in the offending team losing the game(s) (if applicable), team and player being ejected from the tournament (if applicable), team being placed last in the standings and forfeiting all awards, points, sponsors travel money, and berths that would have been or have been awarded. The illegal player shall be removed from the offending team’s Official Online Roster and additional penalties to player and others may be applied pursuant to USSSA Rule 13.00.
3.03  A player shall be eligible to compete in the USSSA Baseball program as long as he abides by the USSSA Constitution and the Official Baseball National By-laws & Rules when his first name, last name (no middle names, nick names, shortened names, slang names, initials, prefixes or suffixes are allowed) and date of birth (in proper format – mm/dd/yyyy) are listed EXACTLY as they appear on his original birth certificate, as a member on an eligible team’s Official Online Roster. Failure to comply with this rule will result in your team being prohibited from participating in the USSSA. Team credentials will be checked in at the USSSA World Series with photocopies of Original Birth Certificates or Approved USSSA ID. The result of teams in violation of this rule in any event may result in the team forfeiting out of an event.
3.04  A player who is in violation of USSSA Constitution or the Official Baseball National By-laws & Rules shall be an illegal player.
3.05  Player Roster Eligibility –
3.05.A  PRIOR TO BEING FROZEN TO AN OFFICIAL ONLINE ROSTER; (Only applies to 14U and below)
3.05.A.1 Players shall be permitted to participate with multiple teams in the same age division.
3.05.A.2 Players shall only physically play for one (1) team per day, event, tournament, week or weekend,regardless of age division and / or classification.
3.05.B  AFTER BEING FROZEN TO AN OFFICIAL ONLINE ROSTER; (Only applies to 14U and below)

3.05.B.1 Players shall only appear on one (1) Official Online Roster per age division and shall only participate with such frozen team (unless previously released pursuant to these rules).

3.05.B.2 Players participating in multiple age divisions shall only appear on one (1) Official Online Roster per age division and shall only participate with such frozen team(s) (unless previously released pursuant to these rules) but shall not participate on any team below the classification of the oldest team in which they participate on.

3.05.B.3 Players shall only physically play for one (1) team per tournament per weekend regardless of location, age division and/or classification.

AGE DIVISION

BIRTHDAY RESTRICTION

AGE DIVISION

BIRTHDAY RESTRICTION

4U

Fifth

10U

Eleventh

5U

Sixth

11U

Twelfth

6U

Seventh

12U

Thirteenth

7U

Eighth

13U

Fourteenth

8U

Ninth

14U

Fifteenth

9U

T enth

Chart 3.01.A-1

SCHOLASTIC GRADE

BIRTHDAY RESTRICTION

MEETS GRADE NOT BIRTHDAY

15U – Freshman

Sixteenth

Seventeenth

16U – Sophomore

Seventeenth

Eighteenth

17U – Junior

Eighteenth

Nineteenth

18U – Senior

Nineteenth

Twentieth

Chart 3.01.B-1