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Super Series Baseball of America®
2016 Classification Information

OVERVIEW:  For almost two decades, most youth baseball organizations have attempted to incorporate divisional separation of teams according to skill level.  For several years, division or classification was a subjective decision.

Baseball has always been a game of statistics based on math and numbers.  Super Series now is using team record, winning percentage, scores in-class and out-of-class, runs allowed, and runs scored to determine and adjust teams' classification.

Super Series believe our system is fairest for all teams.

ESTABLISHING YOUR ROSTER:

In 2016 your starting classification will be based on the prior classifictions of the players added to your initial roster. If you initially add more than FOUR players of prior Triple-A or Majors players, your initial team classification will be Triple-A or Majors to start out.

When registering and establishing your initial roster, you can add players of ANY CLASSIFICATION, provided the players are not yet registered to another team. 

(Note: when you received you roster ID number, your initial roster classification has been recorded.  Thereafter, any further players you add are considered "additions."

ADDING PLAYERS TO AN ESTABLISHED ROSTER:

Once your new roster is established and classified, you may be able to add a player of a higher classification than your current team classification.  However, remember you can only add a total of four or less higher classified players - IF you wish to maintain a lower classification.  If you add 5 or MORE players of higher classification, either initially or as additions, you will no longer be a Minors classified team.

If you need assistance adding a player, contact our National Office.  However, we cannot add any player who is currently registered to another team in your age division until the player is released by his current tesm.

IN-CLASS and OUT of CLASS GAMES:

In-class games are games between two teams of equal classification. 

Out of class stats and games are games between two teams of different classifications (such as a Minors team playing against a Triple-A team.)  Out of class game statistics also indicates how you perform in ALL Super Series games that you've played.

Re-classification is primarily, but not only, based on your
In-Class statistics.

SAMPLE CLASSIFICATION CHART
Based on Winning Percentage in Per Classification
Run Differential is Also An Important Ingredient

Current
Classification
Could Raise Team Class
Winning Percentage
Could Lower Team Class
Winning Percentage
MINORS .599 Cannot Be Lowered
TRIPLE-A .750 .500
MAJORS Cannot Be Elevated .625

A team's classification can change, both up or down, or multiple times, during a season.
The more games you play, the more accurate and stable
your team classification becomes.

YOUR TEAM STATS and RE-CLASSIFICATION:

When you commence play, you will need to play in two tournaments before the automatic classification monitoring will come into effect.  (We do not re-classify any team on just one tournament participation).

If you wish to play UP IN AGE, you will need to purchase a roster for the higher age, so that statistics for the higher age group are kept separately.

After two tournaments you our automatic classification system is activated and your team could be re-classified.  If your statistics warrant, your classification could be lowered, elevated, or remain the same. 

If your classification changes (raised or lowered) your statistics will be kept separately for each classification.  Only your current "in-class" statistics will be considered for re-classification.  You must remain at the new classification level for at least two tournaments.  Thus, the more you play the more accurate your classification becomes.

TEAM ELEVATION REQUESTS:

Any team that wishes to play in a HIGHER classification, regardless of their success or record, may request elevation (only) of their classification.  We will approve such requests.

UN-QUALIFIED TEAMS:

If a team only participates in ONE tournament, or if a team wishes to receive an AT-LARGE entry into a State Championship, National Championship or World Series, a team's entry and classification is at the discretion of the National Office. 

FROZEN ROSTERS:

All rosters are frozen effective on May 31st (Spring-Summer season) and October 31st (Fall-Winter season)

On, or after, these dates teams are limited to THREE additional players. If a team exhausts all three adds and is short of players,
a team may request the national office terminates their current roster and re-register.  This will erase all points acquired to date, and unless you play in two events with your new roster, your new roster will be required to play at a high level in State and World Series events.
Without having played in TWO events, a team is subject to be
classified at the discretion of Super Series' national office.


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