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NSA North-Central Zone GIRLS FAST PITCH Page
             1.  What classification should I register my team?
             2.  Classification Upgrades

             3.  Q & A: 
14u Players from two different teams want to merge for early tournaments - is that possible?
         
   4.  Q & A:  Can I borrow a player for one weekend?

What classification should I select when I register?
Classification is based on the overall strength of the team.  Your State Director can change the classification of a team anytime during the season, so it is important to choose the correct classification at the beginning of the year. 
It is best if your team participates in the class that will help them compete and achieve at their highest level of play.
We have all seen players and teams that compete at a higher level when they play stronger teams, and a great close scoring game feels much
better than overwhelming teams every weekend.

NSA offers teams the chance for teams to qualify for World Series tournaments in Class A and Class B.
Class "A" is the highest classification for the NSA Fastpitch program and would be the stronger of the two classifications.
If you are unsure of what class your team should be, please contact your State Director.




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.          
                                                         

     World Series Tournaments with less than 20 teams: Only First Place will be a mandatory Upgrade.
     The Upgrade from the World Series is mandatory.         

 

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.







REMINDERS:
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.




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