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Added and Removed Teams —> 2021 USSSA Challenge Cup Rules and Major Rosters!

 

Challenge Cup is the battle between states in multiple divisions of Men's and Women's Slowpitch teams. 

The tournaments take place in Viera, Florida at the Space Coast Stadium Complex on January 22-24, 2021 and is an annual event. 

This year there will be 164 teams in attendance.

 

 


 

2021 USSSA Challenge Cup Rules

TEAM GUIDELINES

  • Players must have played USSSA in 2020.

  • Men & Women players MUST the Player Ranking Value (PRV) of the 2020 season to participate

  • ALL managers and players MUST be approved by your respective State Director.

  • Teams shall not represent more than 3 players from one team. Exemption: Approval of the State Director and the event director due to the lack of player participation at that level.

  • No Players can play in a lower class.

    • MAJOR DIVISIONS – No player PRV restrictions

    • B DIVISIONS – PRV of B Elite or Lower

    • C DIVISIONS – PRV of C Elite or Lower

    • D DIVISIONS – PRV of D Elite or Lower

    • E DIVISIONS – PRV of E Elite or Lower

Example: PRV of D in 2020, can only play D or above. PRV C on a D team in 2020, cannot play on a D team for the Challenge Cup. USSSA Challenge Cup teams are not allowed to have "Drop Downs" and/or "Chips" on their respective rosters.

Please email your State Director if you feel you may be in violation of playing in a division.

  • You may only use players from the state of OHIO!

    • Exemption: Approval of the State Director and the event director due to the lack of a program.

  • States are only allowed to have 1 team represent their State per division. Exemption: Approval of the State Director and the event director.

TEAM AND PLAYER RANKINGS AND ELIGIBILITY

  • All Players must be able to show a legal photo ID at all times (must be 18 years of age. You must have your photo ID on yourself, in your bat bag, or on the park/complex’s property.

  • HOW TO CHECK PLAYER RANKINGS

    • The Athlete can go to their player locker on the www.usssa.com page to confirm their PRV

    • The Coach can use the player search function

    • You can contact your state director

 

 

Event Details

ALL TEAMS MUST BE PREPARED TO PLAY AT THE SCHEDULED BEGINNING OF THE EVENT. WE CAN NOT TAKE SPECIAL REQUESTS. STANDARD GAME TIMES / START OF PLAY

  • No Time Limits – Unless weather causes the tournament to be delayed or shortened.

    • We will play 5 Inning Games IF we have weather issues.

  • All teams must be prepared to play 30 minutes prior to their scheduled game time.

  • Lineups must be turned in 45 minutes prior to your scheduled game time.

  • The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify game times, playing locations, or tournament structure due to: field conditions, time constraints, safety issues, team count, or inclement weather.

  • COIN FLIP

    • There will always be a double coin flip to determine home team throughout the tournament until the championship game.

  • Championship Game: The undefeated team has the choice of home or visitor.

  • TEAM JUMPING

    • There will be no team jumping at the same tournament

    • Athletes can only play on one (1) team (Major, C, D or E), one (1) Military and (1) Senior team.

    • Men can’t play in the women’s divisions.

    • Women can’t play in the men’s divisions.

 


 

Challenge Cup Uniform Packages

 


 

 

Link to the Team Lists and Brackets once entered

 


 

Here are the Men's 2021 USSSA Challenge Cup Rosters so far

 


 

 

Here are the Women's 2021 USSSA Challenge Cup Rosters so far

 

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