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APRIL 30, 2016

To determine your 2016 SPRING-SUMMER team's age, determine your oldest player's age as of April 30th, 2016

AGE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
6 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009
7 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008
8 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007
9 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006
10 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005
11 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
12 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003
13 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002
14 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001
15 2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
16 2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999
17-18 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997

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2016 NEW RULE SUMMARIES


3.06.1B Team Registrations:  All teams must have a registration and registered roster prior to commencing play in all Super Series tournaments for the age they are playing.  Registering after play has commenced; or after a tournament has concluded, is now a rule violation.  Teams playing up must have a separate roster & registration for each age they are playing.
Penalty:  Tournament Disqualification & Possible Additional Suspension.

3.06.6 Team Names:  When registering your team, every team name must be unique or it will be rejected.  If your name is rejected you might add your age, city, state, to your team name and it will likely be accepted as long as the team name is unique.

4.04.1  Any team may now add a higher classified player to a lower classified team.  A team may have a total of four higher classified players without affecting the team classification.  If a team adds 5 or more higher classified players, the team classification WILL be elevated.  Once you classification has been elevated, the only was to lower a classification is by playing, and lowering your tournament statistics.

4.04-2 Any qualified team, or player, found to be participating in a lower classification than their current classification level will result in an immediate team disqualification in the current event.  The team and/or manager may also be subject to disqualification for the entire season.  (Subject to discretion of Super Series Baseball)

Catchers Equipment Rule 7.38:  All catchers, in ages 6U thru 14U, must wear an approved full coverage (hockey style) helmet.  All catchers must use a catcher’s mitt.  Use of a fielding or 1st baseman’s glove is prohibited.
High school age teams may opt to use a skull cap and mask.

Team Classification: When you register your initial roster, you may add players of any classification.  Your starting team classification will be based on the classification of the (If you add 5 or more Triple-A players your starting classification will be Triple-A; if you add 5 or more Majors players your starting classification will be Majors.

4.04.1 Adding Players:  Once you've registered your roster, if you wish to ADD additional players of a higher classification, you can do so and maintain your current classification provided you have NOT already added more than four (total) higher classified players.  Once you have placed five or more higher classified players, (either initially or as additions) your team classification will be elevated.

7.09 Run Rules:  There is no longer a run rule after 1 inning.  Thus, minimum innings must continue at least until teams have played at least 1.5 innings.

Classification Reviews:  Beginning with your second qualifying tournament every team will automatically be reviewed.  Your classification will be based on your record, winning pct, runs scored and runs allowed.  Team classifications could be elevated or lowered. 

Your classification could move Up and Down several times throughout the season.  Your stats will be tracked separately in each classification you play.

Playing Up:  Some teams may play up if desired.  But teams must have a separate roster for each age you wish to play.  The reason for this is to track your team stats in both ages separately. 

Roster Add-Drops (5.01 pg 13) No rosters are frozen until (spring) May 31st;  and until (fall rosters) October 31st.  All teams have unlimited adds and drops until these dates.
After these dates teams will be allowed 3 additions. 

Unregistered Players: Any team found having players not on the team roster in the dugout, or participating in games, shall be immediately disqualified in the event, the roster/registration shall be terminated, and the Manager is subject to indefinite suspension.  If the player is currently registered to another team of the same age, the player also will be subject to suspension.

Points System: Points are not utilized for team classification or qualification to State or National Championships.  Points WILL continue to be important and utilized to SEED all teams in World Series and National Championship events.

Position
of Finish

Majors
Division

Triple-A
Division

Minors
Division

1st

600

300

150

2nd

500

250

125

3rd

400

200

100

4th

300

150

75

Non-Qualified
5th or Lower

150

75

50

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