GUEST PLAYER

  1. Teams that earn a berth with Guest Players on their roster will be deemed qualified.  The Guest Players will NOT be frozen to the team’s roster, only players on their permanent roster will be considered for freezing at the appropriate time.

  2. Events will be designated if they accept Guest Players based upon their Stature.  All events will allow this process with the following stature exceptions:

    1. State 

    2. World Series

    3. National Championships

 

            NOTE: We will add a new Stature - State GP - this will allow Guest Players for State  and will have the same points as State

 

  1. Guest Player Application System will be disabled for an event 4 hours prior to the Start Date of the event.

  2. Guest Player Eligibility Guidelines

    1. Guest Player Eligibility is determined based up on the current roster of the Guest Player and the Age/Division the team Applying for Guest Players is playing in.

      1. A/Open Division Events:  All Players that are Age Eligible for that Division are available for Guest Playing. Even if rostered on a Higher Age team.

      2. B Division Events:  Only players rostered on a team of the Age/Division of the tournament class and below can be used.  

        1. Any Age Eligible Players that are rostered on teams older than the tournament class are NOT eligible to participate in B Division Event.  (Example for a 14B tournament: Any player that is age eligible for 14U but is rostered on a 14A, 16U or 18U team is ineligible as a Guest Player for a 14U B Division Event.)

        2. Any players rostered on a younger age division team will be allowed to participate as Guest Players in a B Division Event.  (Example for a 14B tournament: Any player aged 13U and down is eligible for 14U B Division Event.)

      3. C Division Events:  Only players rostered on another C Division team can be used as guest players regardless of the age.  (Example for a 14C tournament: Any player that is rostered on a 13U, 12A, 12B, 11U, 10A, or 10B team is ineligible to be a Guest Player).  All 7/8 year old players rostered on an 8U Classified team are allowed to sub on a 10C team.

    2. Guest Players are used to help field a team and are not a mechanism to enhance the competitive balance of a team.  

      1. A/Open Divisions

        1. Teams can have a total of 20 Active and Guest Players on their roster for an event.

          1. A team may designate players as Inactive for a particular event.  That player will be considered temporarily removed from the roster and will be ineligible to participate with that team during the event.

      2. B & C Divisions

        1. A team cannot use a Guest Player if their roster has 15 or more active players on their roster.  

          1. A team may designate players as Inactive for a particular event.  That player will be considered temporarily removed from the roster and will be ineligible to participate with that team during the event.

        2. If a team has less than 15 active players, they can add Guest Players up to 15 total players on their roster including Active and Guest Players.

    3. Players that are NOT on a current season USSSA roster will NOT be eligible as a Guest Player.  Anyone that is not on a current USSSA roster simply can be added to your team roster to be eligible.

    4. Guest Players are only eligible to participate as a Guest Player for one team at a time.  Players will be blocked from being used as a Guest Player for an additional team for the duration of their guest playing event (Start Date to End Date).

    5. If a Guest Player’s original team registers for an event after being approved as a guest player she will be deleted as a guest player and the Original Team will be required to de-activate her before she can be used as a guest player.

    6. If the Pick-Up Team moves divisions and moves to a division that would deem the Guest Player illegal, she will be removed.

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Guest Player Eligibility is determined by the Age/Class of the Division the team is ENTERED into for an event.  

 

GREEN = Eligible

RED = Ineligible

YELLOW = Eligible if the player is Age Eligible for the Division the team is entered into

 

Guest Player Notification Procedure

 

Once a Player is approved, an email will be sent to the following individuals regarding the Guest Playing application:

  1. Guardian of the Guest Player

  2. Applying Team Manager

  3. Player’s Original Rostered Team Manager

  4. State Director

  5. Tournament Director

 

If a Player is REMOVED as a guest player by the system (due to original team registering for an event or Pick-Up Team moving to a division she is considered illegal) all parties will be notified that Player has been deleted as a Guest Player.

 

Submission Deadline

 

Guest Player Application System will be disabled for an event 3 hours prior to the Start Date of the event based on Eastern Standard Time.

 

EXAMPLE.

Eastern Time Zone 3 hours prior to 1st Game Time

Central Time Zone 4 hours prior to 1st Game Time

Mountain Time Zone 5 hours prior to 1st Game Time

Pacific Time Zone 6 hours prior to 1st Game Time

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Jeff Strode - USSSA Director
Owner - USAY Sports 

Phone: 850-420-7974

Email: info@usaysports.com

Rhonda Strode  - Team Relations
Phone: 850-225-0579

Email: rhonda@usaysports.com 

Doc Watson  - UIC Florida & SE AL
Phone: 850-496-8418

Email: doc@usaysports.com 

Larry Johnson - UIC & SW AL & So MS
Phone: 251-709-8823

Email: larry@usaysports.com