Qualification Guidelines

Direct Qualification Through Events

At the conclusion of designating qualifying events (based on stature), the system will identify and award the appropriate teams with a QUALIFIED designation.  The following is the criteria being used:

Event Statures to Award Berths:

One Day Tournament

Top 20% of teams that are unqualified will receive a berth
Team must be at or above .500 in the event

Qualifier

Top 25% of teams that are unqualified will receive a berth

Team must be at or above .500 in the event

NIT

Top 30% of teams that are unqualified will receive a berth

Team must be at or above .500 in the event

State

Top 30% of teams that are unqualified will receive a berth

Team must be at or above .500 in the event


At-Large Qualification

There are two processes by which a team can gain an At-Large USSSA Post Season berth:

USSSA Points:  Teams can earn an At-Large berth by participating in USSSA events throughout the season.  If a team earns 150 points through USSSA participation they will automatically be granted an At-Large berth.

State Director Application:  A team can apply for an At-Large berth with their State Director.  For a team to be given an At-Large berth by their State Director, it is recommended that they accrue a minimum of 4 USSSA Event Credits.  USSSA Event Credits are earned by Stature of the event:

League/One Day Events/Qualifier = 1 Point

NIT = 2 Points

State = 3 Points


Roster Freezing

Prior to March 1:  All teams that earn a Post Season Berth are NOT Frozen

Any team that earns a berth (Direct or At-Large) will NOT be frozen at the time the berth is earned.  

On March 1, all teams that are QUALIFIED will be frozen. 

After March 1:  All teams that earn a Post Season Berth ARE Frozen as soon as a team is qualified after March 1 (Direct or At-Large) it will be frozen.  

When Frozen, appropriate roster moves are made:

Team is marked as FROZEN

Players are removed from other rosters

Team/Players are notified regarding removals

Only players on the permanent roster are frozen, guest players are allowed to fall off.


Notification Process


Prior to March 1:


If a team earns a Direct Berth or collects 150 Points through USSSA events:


Team is sent an email to inform them of their Post Season berth.