Rule 5.00 – State Championships

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Rule 5.00 – State Championships

5.01 State Directors shall have the authority to amend these National By-laws & Rules to accommodate the needs of the State Championships with the approval of the Association’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations.
5.02 The State Director or directors appointed by the State Director shall conduct all State Championships to assure that the USSSA Baseball
National By-laws & Rules are being followed at all times.
5.03 Teams are permitted to participate in multiple “Level 1” State Championships but shall only be awarded “Level 1” State Championship points for the first (earliest) State Championship in which the team participates. Teams participating in subsequent “Level 1” State Championships shall be awarded “Qualifying Tournament” points. Teams shall only participate in their respective (home) state’s “Level
1” State Championship(s).
5.04 Teams are permitted to participate in multiple “Level 2” State Championships and shall be awarded “Level 2” State Championship points for one “Level 2” State Championships in which the team participates. Teams shall receive qualifier points for any others they participate in. Teams shall be permitted to cross state boundaries to participate in “Level 2” State Championships if allowed by the host state.
5.05 Official Online Roster composition for State Championship participation:
          5.05.A Major Classification – A team’s Official Online Roster shall be composed of at least 50%                             state residents from the state in which the state championship is being played, or the                                   majority (whichever is greater) of the players on the team’s official online roster.
          5.05.B AAA, AA, A & All-Star Classifications – A team’s Official Online Roster shall be                                             composed of at least 50% state residents from the state in which the state championship                           is being played, or the majority (whichever is greater) of the players on the team’s official                           online roster.
5.06 Any team in a State Tournament that forfeits a pool-play game shall not be eligible for championship play regardless of record.
5.07 Amounts to be charged as entry fees for State Championships shall be at the discretion of the State Director. All A, AA, AAA & Major State Tournaments must be entered and paid for online at USSSA.com.
5.08 The quantity of awards to be presented for State Championships shall be at the discretion of the State Director.
5.09 Each State Director shall adopt an acceptable system for qualifying teams for World Series participation.
5.10 No State Championship shall be considered as sanctioned by the Association if all applicable fees and registrations are not paid to the Association within seventy-two (72) hours after completion of the tournament.
5.11 Only USSSA licensed baseballs shall be used in State Championship play.
5.12 Each State Director with approval of the Association’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations shall set refund policies.
5.13 State Championships shall be scheduled to provide each team at least two games of participation. This format can be changed because of weather conditions or other acts by the Tournament Director with approval of the State Director.

December 4, 2019
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