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Team Reclassifications

The entire foundation of reclassification is the honor system; meaning teams are expected to follow their assigned starting classification.  However, a small percentage of teams will try to manipulate the rules by changing their team name or manager name, adding players beyond the scope of the rules or just be unethical.  It takes a cooperative effort by the State Office and ALL teams to supervise classifications / reclassifications.  If you see a team on USSSA.com that’s classification doesn’t match this report, or has pulled the team name / team manager switch-a-roo, or is not following the “spirit of the rules”, email the State Office.  Together, we all can make a positive impact in the development of each and every participant.

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Trophy Hunting and Sandbagging shall not be tolerated in USSSA Baseball.  Prevention of both acts is a TOP PRIORITY!  It is the responsibility of EVERY team to monitor all other teams in their classification and report any possible violators to the State Office.  Emails may be sent anonymously to ga.baseball@usssa.com.  The State Office NEVER shares anonymous email information with anyone outside office staff.

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Classification Basics
One of the many responsibilities of the State Office is the enforcement of USSSA Rules with regards to classification and reclassification of teams (i.e.; leveling the playing field) and annually this remains our most difficult task.  Additionally, year after year, the single largest misconception still persists that teams choose their classification.  To facilitate the continued success of the USSSA multi-tiered classification system, teams must play at their “Performance Level”, not their “Convenience Level”.  A team’s classification IS NOT determined by the team manager, or by the team’s geographical location or community size, or by what World Series the team wants to attend.  Simply stated, a team’s STARTING classification is determined by the team’s ability and performance on the field within a classification the previous season with allowances for roster composition changes.
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Classification Notes & Appeals
Please make sure you review the "Classification Notes" & "Classification Appeals" sections of the report.  Ninety-five percent (95%) of all questions pertaining to why a team was reclassified are answered in these sections of the report.
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Reclassification Report
The Reclassification Report is collated from the 2017 season by age division and classification.  To locate a specific team, look for the team’s 2017 age division, classification and team name.  If a team is not listed, see the highlighted yellow box below.

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Only teams that have been reclassified UP or DOWN are listed in this report.  Teams not listed are assigned a lateral move in the same classification to the next older age division.  If a team not listed has significant roster changes (i.e.; six or more players not on their frozen 2017 roster), the Team Manager MUST contact the State Office for a Complete Roster Review.  This is the responsibility of the Team Manager!

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To view and / or download the 2018 Reclassification Report, click here.