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June 3, 2014
barrym
157 posts
Check in
Came across a situation I don't understand. Before each tournament your roster is turned in and double checked at the managers. It also state that players need to present there card at check in time before the game. Can some please clarify to me and others how players can go ahead and play and check in after the game. Can some explain the rules and is game time forfeit time or do we wait for players finishing there game to come over 10 min after game time and proceed to play. Die this mean we can play the game leave r card in the car until game is over. Please explain. Same people playing for 2 teams in one day.
June 4, 2014
TimMcElroy
37 posts
I see a few different questions here- this is my take.

1) When should players check in?

All players SHOULD check-in by showing their ID to the site director prior to taking the field in any SSUSA tournament. Sometimes, there are multiple teams checking in at one time and the lines are long. In that circumstance, a site director may approve a team to check in after their first game.

sidenote: Speeding up the check-in process is why SSUSA asks that teams show up early for their first game, and check in as a team. For the purposes of discussion- 7:56am arrival, with an 8:00am start time is not considered "early"



2) Does SSUSA hold up games while a double rostered player finishes up a game with his "other" team?

No. Managers are responsible for having the required number of players present at game time (technically, 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time).

Games should not be held up on a field while a team waits for Sammy Superstar to arrive from another field. If you must- start the game and have Sammy enter as a substitute. OR, have Sammy be substituted out of his other game so that he can be a starter for this game.

June 4, 2014
barrym
157 posts
They way it came down was. They had a player wearing another team jersey given a jersey to wear. He changed in the dugout. This was the. 3rd day of tournament, the director said his wallet was in the car and let him play. Game time starte. 15 min late and players started filtering over as the game started. So his stance was if he was on the roster he could ck in after the game. So I take everyone can? Not to say he checked in with is other team in. 50 major plus. What a joke, even the umpires thought it should have been a forfit. That's tithe problem with players playing with multiple team in the same tournament.
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