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Discussion: CAN MAJOR PLAYERS PLAY WITH AAA OR AA ?

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March 10, 2008
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
CAN MAJOR PLAYERS PLAY WITH AAA OR AA ?
I believe this has been asked before but I was wanting to know if a AAA or AA player is registered on a team , can they play with a Major team and still be able to play with their AAA o AA team in tournaments?
Just wanting to makew sure..
March 10, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
I know it's somewhere to the left burt forget where, But my recollection is that a major can play AAA but not AA. M-Plus can go major. One down is the limit.

Keep in mind they can play up, but may get screwed being labeled (player rated or what ever) as one of the two top divisions if they do that. Not sure about any in TX but there is in CA where teams players are not rated, but their system is messed up big time.
There are some post about this somewhere.
Look for a place where it won't matter if you plan of using one that way.
March 10, 2008
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Hi # 6, from what Fran at SSUSA, told me , you can play up one or down one across the board, So a 50 Major player can play 55 AAA , but not 55 AA, a 50 Major can not play in 50 AAA , This is what I was told by the powers to be, it just has to be in different age divisions. not the same ones. Rabbit
March 10, 2008
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2663 posts
You may want to keep in mind that as a 50 major or major plus player you can move down one level, but, the team you play with may be moved up to your level. This is what was told to the team that I wanted to play with. I'm a 55 major plus play wishing to play with a 50 major team.
I was told that both Terry and Ridge stated this.
March 10, 2008
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Hi Bruce, yes, that also was told to me , but I would think it really would have to be a "so called impact player as they state one to be, ", I do not see them moving a team up, unless they dominate the division or one tourney, then I would move the team, otherwise, I see nothing wrong with a player playing on both teams, usually one or two players do not make great team, Rabbit
March 10, 2008
MTM
Men's 70
25 posts
I asked if a major player could move down to AA or AAA if they didn't like the major level. I was told it would be hard for a jmajor player to move to an AA team and the AAA team would need written approval from the office and you can only switch once,
March 10, 2008
audieh
Men's 60
242 posts
Well, I know Babe Ruth, and Bruce is definitely a player of major impact. He has probably the best pure swing that I have ever seen. If this guy ever gets on a weight lifting program he will need to be in a league by himself.
March 10, 2008
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
420 posts
From the SPA website (page 39 of rules):

Playing in Two Different Age Groups

A player may play in two different age groups for which he is eligible at the same level of classification or at the next lower level of classification on a younger team. Example: A 65+ player playing on a 65+ Major team may also play on a 60+ Major or 60+AAA team. However, if the 65+ player is playing on a 60+ Major team then he would not be eligible to also play on a 65+ AAA team.

Player Participation Rules

All Senior SPA PLayers will be required to show their National Player Registration card prior to participating in any SPA event.

A player on a Major Plus roster will only be allowed to play for a Major Plus or Major team.

A player may participate in more than one lower age division during any S.P.A. sanctioned event. However, there may only be two (2) players from an upper age division team playing on a lower age division team in any S.P.A. sanctioned event on the same week-end.
March 11, 2008
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2663 posts
Thanks Audie! I'm afraid that if I added muscle to my frame I might lose my mechanics. :)
Again this year I plan to work on my legs. That was my plan last year but never got 'round tuit.
One thing's for sure, I'll never be accused of using roids!
March 11, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
your not on them :):):) for a avg size guy you do have a sweet swing.
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