Rule 2.00 – Membership, Participation & Classifications of Play
2.01 Team Membership: A team registration fee shall be paid seasonally to participate in the USSSA Baseball program. The USSSA Baseball season begins August 1st and concludes July 31st.
2.02 Umpire Membership: An Umpire registration fee shall be paid yearly to officiate in the USSSA Baseball program. Included with membership is general liability and accidental medical insurance while officiating in the USSSA Baseball program. In addition, Umpires may choose to purchase optional insurance that shall cover the Umpire during non-USSSA Baseball contests.
2.03 League Participation: In all USSSA Baseball sanctioned leagues,teams shall qualify for State Championships and / orWorld Series play.
2.04 Tournament Participation: In all USSSA Baseball sanctioned tournaments, teams shall qualify for State Championships and / or World Series play.
2.05 Classifications of Play: The USSSA Baseball program shall offer four (4) classifications of play for tournament teams: Major, AAA, AA, A and two (2) classifications for drafted league play League Team and All-Star Team. The Drafted League and All-Star Team classes are different USSSA programs and a player can be frozen to a A, AA, AAA, or Major roster and still participate in those classes
within the guidelines sets by the Drafted Team and All-Star Team program.
2.06 State Directors shall adopt an acceptable method to classify teams within their respective state. State Directors shall have sole authority to classify teams within their respective state and the authority to classify and / or re-classify any team within their respective state during the current season, except when a team classification has been assigned by the USSSA Baseball National Committee.