LOUISIANA STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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 REMINDER
Teams Participating in a USSSA or Global World Series must validate their World Series Berth by participating in their State Championship.

UPDATED QUALIFICATIONS
UPDATED GUIDELINES

All teams will be eligible to participate in USSSA State Championships. You are eligible to play in your classification if you have the minimum number of events played. If you have not played in the minimum number of events, you can enter the state championships and then email us to review your current results. We will then determine if you are eligible to play in your current class or if you need to play up in a higher classification based on your roster and your results. We will consider out of state events as events to be eligible for state. Events played after Feb 1 will be considered and any others will be taken into consideration.

Contact State Office

Below is a list of the requirements to play in the state championships. Events must be played after Jan 1. 

All AA teams - 4 events

9 -14 AAA teams - 4 events

6u, 7AAA, 8AAA and all Major teams - open to all teams. With State Office Approval.

List of State Championships
North and South

Teams may play in either/both but will only receive state champ points for one. Qualifier for the other. 

HOW TO QUALIFY 

Congratulations on an outstanding season and welcome to the Louisiana USSSA Baseball State Championship. Your tournament host will be one of many USSSA Affiliate sites through-out Louisiana. It will be the goal of the host and Louisiana USSSA Baseball to create an experience that the players, coaches and families will remember forever. Your team must be A QUALIFIED TEAM to participate in the Louisiana USSSA State Championship. You will enter your team on-line in the appropriate age and appropriate division of play. The State Headquarters will then forward all entries to the Host Site.

 SCHEDULES WILL BE POSTED
BY WEDNESDAY AT 7:00PM

Statewide Tournament Rules and Guidelines

The Louisiana USSSA Baseball State Championship will have a three (3) game schedule guarantee. Number of entries will dictate the exact format. The Tournament Director in conjunction with the State Director will determine the format. Tournament format may be amended after the event begins due to weather or other acts of God.  Game guarantee is if weather permits or if other acts of God do not allow this to happen in the time frame given for the State Championship

Your team's ENTRY FEE MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE STATE HEADQUARTERS 10 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF THE EVENT. ALL ROSTERS MUST BE ENTERED ON-LINE FOR A TEAM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE. All deadlines for the State Championship are 10 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF THE EVENT OR WHEN EVENT IS FULL.

THE ROSTER IS REQUIRED TO BE INPUT ON-LINE AT WWW.USSSA.COM. IT MUST BE THE SAME ROSTER THAT YOU QUALIFIED WITH DURING THE SEASON. DROP/ADD GUIDELINES DO APPLY. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN YOUR TEAM'S SUSPENSION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS TOURNAMENT! PLAYERS MAY BE INDIVIDUALLY CHECKED IN AT EACH TOURNAMENT WITH BIRTH CERTIFICATES IN HAND.

Louisiana USSSA Baseball offers two(2) weekends for the "AAA" and "AA" State Championship Teams. One in the South part of the State and the other in the North part of the State. TEAMS MAY PLAY IN BOTH.

 All players participating in USSSA Baseball tournament play shall have photocopies of their original birth certificates in the possession of their team manager.  Failure to have a copy of the birth certificate available upon demand will result in the offending team losing the game, being ejected from the tournament, being placed last in the standings and forfeiting all awards and tournament berths they would have been awarded at the tournament.         

Rain Delay Policy: If the event receives rain and causes delays and/or suspended games, the following may happen but not limited to the following: Game Times/Innings Amended, Games Not Played, Days added to the Event, It may be moved to another weekend and location. Others depending on the circumstances. We will attempt to continue to schedule the event until it is played.

Rainout / Refund Policy: If for some reason the event is canceled completely an not able to be rescheduled due to rain/other, the following will apply. If no games are played, then there is a 25% refund. If the team has started their first game then there is no refund. If a team drops out after entering there is NO REFUND. If a team drops out after the schedules have been complete, there is no refund. No refunds are given unless the event is completely canceled due to lack of participation.

NOTE:

1.    The Cut-off Date for all ages is May 1 of the current season. Whatever age a player is on April 30 of the current season is the age the child must play.

2.    Any player can play in a higher age classification but cannot play in a lower age group.

3.    All players must be similarly dressed.

5.    Managers and coaches must wear a baseball cap with team insignia and will be properly dressed. (Coaches may wear coaches' shorts).

6.    While in the field, as a defensive player, team caps must be worn.

7.    Protest on uniforms will not be allowed.  It shall be the Tournament Directors responsibility regarding uniform legality.  Violation of the uniform rule will result in the violator being allowed to conform or be removed from the game.

8.    Metal spikes are prohibited in age groups 5-12.

9.    A full-use batting helmet which covers the top and back of the head and the side of the face must be worn by every player while in the on deck circle, when at bat and while on the bases.

10.  All bat boys/girls will wear full-use batting helmets when their team is at bat.

11.  Suspended games will be resumed from the exact point of suspension.

12.  Ages 7-18 - The catcher must wear protective gear: Mask, chest protector, shin guards, protective cup, catchers helmet and throat guard.  Ages 5-12 - Catchers must wear helmet that fully covers their ears. (Except T-Ball)

13.  All playing rules not specifically covered above shall be governed by the USSSA Baseball Rules and the National League rules for Major League Baseball.  

Awards to be Presented:

A. Team Trophies to 1st - 3rd Place Teams
(If more than 12 teams in the event then 4th Place will be Given)

B. Individual Awards to 1st - 3rd Place Teams
(If more than 12 teams in the event then 4th Place will be Given)

Admission during the tournament will be $8.00 for adults & FREE for 12U and under per dayThis charge includes everyone except players in uniform and three (3) team coaches.  A maximum of 3 coaches passes will be issued.

Tentative Itinerary:

 Friday - Team Check In
Friday -
Play Begins
Saturday - Play Resumes
Sunday - Championship Bracket


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