Event Type -Definitions
Are you an Elite team looking to play in Showcase events? If you are then you will want to sanction with USSSA under the $75 sanction fee and play in events listed as USAES (USA Elite Select) These events are typically for A level teams wanting to play in showcase events.
If you are a B or C level team you will want to sanction and pay the $50 fee.
If you are not sure and could possibly want to enter a USAES event you will want to pay the $75 fee so that you can have that option when the time comes. This is typically for older age divisions
Will there be any open events that I can play in under my $50 sanction fee? Yes there will be.
If your team has players on it that all fall within 1 age division like 9U(first year in what would be a 10U division or 11U(which is 1st year teams in the 12 and under division or 13U which is 1st year teams to the 14 and Under division you can sanction as such 9U, 11U or 13U. Every age division 8U thru 14U offer A,B and C Class. Go to my class definition page to review the class definitions.
Nationals and National Invitational Tournaments
These are events comparable to what other sanction groups host as World Series Events.
Ones I suggest for Nationals:
GREAT LAKE NATIONALS - EVANSVILLE INDIANA - 7/14
NAT'L CHAMPIONSHIP - ROAD TO THE BEACH - FORT WALTON, FL - 7/6 & 7/13
NAT'L "C" CHAMPIONSHIP - ROAD TO THE BEACH - PANAMA CITY,FL - 6/29
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - BRANSON, MO - 7/6 & 7/15
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP A/B - GULF SHORES, AL - 7/12
NATIONAL "C" CHAMPIONSHIP - GULF SHORES, AL - 7/19
World Series Tournaments
REC ALL-STARS WORLD SERIES - GULF SHORES, AL - 7/8
SPACE COAST WORLD SERIES - VIERA, FL - 6/29
USA Elite Select Event Types
There will be a variety of event types for USA Elite Select Events. There will be both team and individual events (such as the Select 30 and the Futures Program). Here are the Team Event types and a brief description of them:
World Fastpitch Championships(WFC) &
Futures World Fastpitch Championships
The World Fastpitch Championships will be the culmination of season long qualifying events held across the country. This event will include 64 of the top softball teams in 12U/14U/16U/18U from across the country as well as international squads all descending on one location to compete for the World Fastpitch Championships.
The Futures WFC is a Championship level event hosted to highlight the developing programs and teams from across the country. This event will encompass 8U/9U/10U/11U/13U teams.
WFC Qualifier Events
WFC Qualifier events will be open to all teams and are the most direct route to the World Fastpitch Championships. CLICK HERE to visit the Qualifiers section and to read about the Qualification Plan and Berths available.