Girls Fastpitch Classification Upgrades:
To help the teams compete and achieve at their highest level of play, the following classification
rules will be instituted for the NSA North-Central Zone.
Classifications: State Directors could impose or set higher standards in the following regard.
State Directors will review the overall finishes of the team in making classification changes.
State Directors and/or Zone VP can change the classification of a team at ANY TIME during the
season due to the overall strength of the team.
State Tournament: State Tournaments with 16 or more teams per Age & Classification:
1st and 2nd Place or Top 10% (whichever is greater) will be Upgraded in Class if they retain 50% or more
of the roster the following season.
State Tournaments with less than 16 teams per Age & Classification: Only 1st Place will be Upgraded
The upgrade from the State Tournament may be appealed to the State Director.
Appeal MUST be in writing with a list of players that will be participating the following season.
World Series: World Series Tournaments with 20 or more teams:
1st & 2nd Place or Top 10% (whichever is greater) will be Upgraded in Class if they retain 50% or more
of the roster the following season even if they more up in age division.
Q&A: 14u Players from two different teams want to merge for early tournaments - is that possible?
Answer: As always with NSA, a team can sanction and play early in the year to combine the two 14u teams -
We will call this the COMBINED TEAM of Team ONE and Team TWO 14 year olds.
This allows the 14u girls to play before the older girls (16u) are ready to play because of High School.
Once the older girls are ready to play, the COMBINED TEAM would be disbanded by the coach of record. This allows
all the players from the COMBINED TEAM to go play for their regular team WITHOUT it counting as their one release for the year.
The COMBINED TEAM would lose any berths or points that were awarded them once they disband.
Once the COMBINED TEAM is disbanded, players from that team can be added to TEAM ONE and TEAM TWO.
Team ONE would need to be sanctioned separately - just cannot add the 14u players names until the COMBINED team is disbanded.
Team TWO would need to be sanctioned separately - just cannot add the 14u players names until the COMBINED team is disbanded.
Please contact your State Director if you have questions.
Parents, Players and Coaches -
We have received many questions regarding "Borrowing" of a player for a weekend.
If you have ANY questions, please contact your State Director
Violations are severe.... Suspension of both the Coach AND PLAYER!
ROSTER ISSUES: Q & A: Can I Borrow a Player for a weekend?
1. Players cannot be BORROWED for a weekend tournament and return to their original NSA team!
EVEN IF THE TEAMS ARE IN THE SAME ORGANIZATION!
2. Players cannot participate without being listed on the Official NSA Online Roster, printed out with signatures.
3. Players cannot be listed on TWO NSA rosters without a release form in the STATE office & APPROVED - Stipulations apply.
4. Players participating that are not on the NSA official ONLINE roster are illegal/ineligible.
5. Players playing under an assumed name or "borrowing a jersey" for a weekend is illegal/ineligible.