Team Rostering Procedure
2. To begin entering the players onto the roster, log in to USSSA's at www.usssa.com using your team’s ID and password. Then choose “Roster Adds and Updates”, agree to the affidavit on the following page and begin adding players. Keep in mind that you do not have to add all your players at once. You can add to your roster periodically.
3. Once the team roster has been completely entered online, click on “Printable Roster” and print off a copy. It needs to be signed by all the players and parents through 18U. Players who will be 18 at the time of their first tournament do not need a parent signature. Teams should keep a signed copy for themselves.
Player Adds, Pickups & Releases
1. The term "add" refers to adding a player to a team's roster who has not yet signed another USSSA roster. The term "pickup" refers to adding a player that has currently signed another USSSA roster. “Release” refers to a player being removed from a signed USSSA roster in order to join another team.
2. All roster changes must be approved through the CT USSSA State Fastpitch Office. Individual tournament directors do not have the authority to approve any roster changes.
3. A team may not add or pickup any players on Saturday or Sunday during a weekend in which the team is participating.
4. A team that has not yet qualified for a World Series (WS) berth may add unostered playe-rrs freely to their roster. To do so, the manager should add the player to the online roster just as was done with the original players. Once the player has been added, the manager prints off the roster again, but this time only gets the added player and her parent to sign it, leaving the spaces for all the other player and parent signatures blank. This assumes the player that's being added is not currently on another team's roster. At no time may a player be actively participating on the rosters of two different teams at the same time except under the special rules for the Fall season.
5. If a team that has not yet qualified for a World Series (WS) wishes to pick up a player currently on the roster of another team, the team from which the player is being picked up must also be unqualified.
6. Once a team qualifies for World Series (WS) berth its roster becomes "frozen". That team then becomes classified under the provisions listed in the Classifications section below, even if the team chooses not to accept the berth. Once frozen, however, teams may add or pickup up to two additional players, under the following conditions.
- A team that is classified "A" may add or pick up any player.
- Prior to the CT State Tournament, a team that is classified "B" may add or pickup any player other than a player that was on an "A" team at the time the "A" team's classification was established.
- After the State Tournament, a team that is classified "B" may pickup any player other than a player that was on an "A" team at the time the "A" team's classification was established, provided that player has played in at least one USSSA sanctioned event.
- "Frozen" teams may delete as many players from their roster as they wish, but they are still only allowed to add or pickup two players prior to the WS. In other words, teams may not drop additional players in order to add or pick up more than two.
7. Before a team can pickup a player that has signed another USSSA roster, that player must complete a Player Release Form (PRF) and submit the form to the CT USSSA State Fastpitch Office by the Thursday before the weekend that the player wishes to participate with the new team. The PRF must be received (either by mail or dropped off) prior to the release being official. Once the PRF has been validated by CT USSSA State Fastpitch Office, the player will be deleted from her original team. The PRF will be affixed to the new team's filed roster and the new team’s manager can add her onto his roster. Players may only be released and picked up one time prior to the World Series.Classifications
1. A team that wins a qualifying tournament designated as “Open” will be classified as "A", whether or not that team chooses to accept the "A" berth. However, if a team wins and "Open" in a tournament that had no true "A" teams then the CT USSSA State Fastpitch Director can deem the winner a "B". A team that earns a berth but does not win any qualifying tournaments will be classified by the berth it chooses to accept, either "A" or "B". If such a team chooses not to accept either berth, then the CT USSSA State Fastpitch Director will determine that team's classification. Any team that has yet to win a berth will be considered unclassified.
Fall Team Rosters
CT USSSA realizes that many teams and players use the Fall as a “trying out” period, such that neither managers nor players necessarily want to be locked onto one another until July 31 of the following year just because they played in a Fall tournament with a team. Therefore, here’s how we handle rostering players for the Fall seasons. For a player to participate on a team in a Fall tournament she must be on that team’s roster and the roster must be signed. If she then plays on another team in the Fall, she must be added to the second team’s roster and sign that one as well. A player release form does not need to be submitted, nor does the player use up her one-time release privilege per season. Theoretically, the player can play for as many different teams in the Fall as they want as long as the player is added to each team’s roster, signs it and has it turned into the CT USSSA State Director prior to participating. THIS IS ONLY FOR THE FALL SEASON. THIS IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR SEASON. Once the player participates in a tournament in the next calendar year, she’ll be committed to the first team she plays on, and will be given a one-time release privilege at that point.