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Softball FAQ

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QHow can i get more information about USSSA?
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Feel free to contact our office at 410-439-BALL or email us at usssa.east@usssa.com.

QHow do I enter my roster online?
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First you’ll need to register your team online. Once that’s been done, select the team which you wish to enter the roster of, select "Roster Adds and Updates" and click submit. (You will need to read and agree to the "USSSA Roster Manager Affidavit" before the system will allow you to enter your roster.) You may then add new players or select former players to populate your roster. Once the roster has been completely entered, you need to print a copy and have the players and parents sign it. Keep this document with you at all times during any USSSA tournament.

QHow do I register my team for USSSA Tournaments?
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To get a list of all available tournaments, go to www.usssa.com and login under your ID. Once you’re in under your ID, click on “Find Events” from the "Events" drop-down menu, select the parameters you’re looking for, then click "Enter" for the tournament of your choosing. This tournament can be added to a shopping cart if you wish to pay now, or enter into more than one tournament at the moment and pay for them all at once, with a credit card or you may select the "Enter Now, Pay Later" option.

QI want to start a team. What do I need to do first and what does it involve?
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Aside from the obvious (finding players, buying equipment and uniforms, setting up practices, etc.), there are 4 basic actions that new teams need to perform.

  1. Register your team with USSSA.
  2. Purchase team insurance. Fax a copy to 410-437-8139 or scan and email it to stephanie@usssa1.com. Carry a copy of this document with you when participating in USSSA tournaments.
  3. Complete the online roster form, print it, get all players and parents to sign it. Have this document with you at all times when participating in USSSA tournaments. We do not require you to send a copy of your roster to our office.
  4. Choose which tournaments you wish to participate in and register for them online.
QWhat do I need to do to register my team?
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To register your team with USSSA, you’ll need to go to the Team Registration page, read the instructions, then click on the link found there to begin the procedure. You will be given a USSSA sanction number once you’ve completed the simple registration process.The cost to register your team online with USSSA in 2018 is $40 and is valid from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018. By registering with USSSA you become part of a nationwide group of youth softball teams. Your team will be placed on a mailing list for important information, have the ability to purchase team insurance, be able to participate in USSSA tournaments and leagues, receive a rule book as well as other benefits from being part of the USSSA program. 

 

QWhat is involved with purchasing team insurance?
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Every team that participates in even one tournament needs to purchase team insurance. Simply put, none of softball's sanctioning bodies will allow a team to participate that doesn't have team insurance. USSSA’s insurance carrier is K&K. Teams do not have to purchase their insurance through K&K, but it’s an easy and quick process to do through the USSSA website. The USSSA policy provides both liability and accident coverage for a full year, running from August 1 to July 31 or from January 1 to December 31. If your organization or in house program consists of six teams or more you are also eligible for a 25-30% discount on insurance. Just contact the SYO if you think your organization is eligible for this discount. In order to purchase team insurance from K&K, teams will need to be registered through USSSA and will need to provide K&K with their sanction number upon application. Click here to purchase a policy or to find out more about the K&K insurance program. Once your team has purchased insurance, whether it was from K&K or another carrier with minimum $1 million liability coverage, you should immediately send a copy of your policy to the SYO so it can be placed on file.

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