Tourney Rules

AZ USSSA Fast Pitch - Tournament Rules

  1. USSSA rules will be used. USSSA Fast Pitch rulebook is available on line at www.usssa.com.
  2. All team managers must check in prior to the first game.
  3. Teams MUST enter their roster online at www.usssa.com, thru their manager page and get 100% parent approval, then print a copy.  Only Coach will sign as all parents will have signed electronically.  Email roster to Director with team insurance for check in.
  4. Game time is forfeit time. A team must have at least 8 players to start a game.
  5. Home Team:  Flip for home team in pool play. Bracket games will allow the higher seed to be home team. If the two teams have the same seeding a head to head tie breaker will be used. If the two teams have not played each other home team will be decided by coin flip.
  6. Be prepared to play 15 minutes early, prior to scheduled game time
  7. 10U & 12U Age Divisions':
    • Pool Play games & Bracket Games will have a 1 hour, 15 minute time limit.  No new inning shall start after time has expired.
    • Championship Game which will be 1 hour, 20 minutes.  No new inning shall start after time has expired.
  8. 14U, 16U & 18U Age Divisions’:
    • Pool Play games will have a 1 hour, 20 minute time limit.  No new inning shall start after time has expired.
    • Bracket & Championship Game which will be 1 hour, 30 minutes.  No new inning shall start after time has expired.
  9. Pool Play may end in a tie.
  10. International Tie Breaker will be used in bracket play if tied at the end of regulation or time has expired.
  11. Mercy Rule:
    • 15 after any inning
    • 12 after 3 innings
    • 10 after 4 innings
    • 8 after 5 innings
  1. Please refrain from any player recruiting at all USSSA events.  Failure to comply could result in forfeiture of games
  2. Please be reminded that the Blue Ghost bat and the DeMarini Prism bat are not a legal bat for USSSA tournaments. Penalties will be assessed when a player steps into the batter’s box. Simply put, all bats must have USSSA stamp in order to be legal.
  3. Bracket seeding will be determined by best record during bracket.
    • Tie Breakers (Pool & Bracket):
      1. Head to Head Competition (2 teams tied)
      2. Least Runs Allowed (if 2 teams still tied after #1 or 3 or more teams tied and max. 8 runs per game)
      3. Most Runs Scored (max. 8 runs per game)
      4. Coin Toss
  4. Please follow all COVID Rules to maintain safety for all attending.  Failure to comply could result in forfeiture of games.