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Nov. 13, 2021
D.Litch
Men's 50
12 posts
Same age, different divisions...
I've been a party to lots of situations involving guys playing down in age and or different ratings but Ive never actually heard if a guy can play on two 60 teams in different ratings as long as the lower rating team is eligible to have a higher rated player...
Nov. 13, 2021
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
Somebody is making up a rule on you if they told you that is allowed ... IT'S NOT ... A player may not legally participate in SSUSA on two different teams in the same age group, regardless of the age of the player OR the respective rating(s) of the teams ...
Nov. 13, 2021
D.Litch
Men's 50
12 posts
Thank you Dave... I was scratching my head about that too.
Dec. 15, 2021
DG-A
Men's 70
1 posts
Is it possible to play at the same level in an older age group without getting a release from the younger age team first?
Dec. 15, 2021
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
YES ... You may play across age lines if otherwise eligible as to age and residence in both age groups without a release ... Example: If you are 55 years old and playing on 55-Team "A", you may not play for 55-Team "B" without a release ... You may also play on 50-Team "C", but could not then go to 50-Team "D" without a Release from "C" ... Releases, and the related limitation of only playing on one team at a time in a single age group, are age-specific ... If any questions, please call Sacramento Home Office at (916) 326.5303 during normal business bours in the Pacific time zone ... NOTE: The Sacramento Home Office will be closed from 5:00 PM on Friday evening, December 17th, until Monday morning, January 3rd ... Happy Holidays to all! ...

Dec. 16, 2021
stick8
1951 posts
Can a player who plays 60 major plus also play 50 triple A?
(asking for a friend)
Dec. 16, 2021
HSquared
Men's 60
97 posts
When looking at the Ratings Table, it would suggest yes, even though I struggle with the equalizer narrative. IMO, skill always trumps age.
Dec. 16, 2021
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
Yes, stick8, that's allowable in theory ... Both have a rating index of R/I=7 ... But you maybe should tell your friend he's getting too old to do that "stuff" ... Ha!
Dec. 16, 2021
MurrayW
Men's 65
190 posts
So if a "friend" plays 65, 60, and 55 all on Major Plus teams, is his rating at the lowest age group? 65 Major Plus could theoretically play 50 AA, but since this "friend" also plays 55 Major Plus, does that mean that the lowest he can play on a 50 team is Major? Don't worry; this "friend" has no desire to play 50 AA or 50 AAA. Only 50 Major if caught in a moment of weakness! :)
Dec. 16, 2021
T-mon
Men's 70
5 posts
Murray would love to meet your "friend", he must be your twin who swings that fence post in BP. Merry Christmas buddy.
Dec. 16, 2021
stick8
1951 posts
I will definitely tell him that!
Jan. 17, 2022
edcampbell3
Men's 55
2 posts
Last year 2 of my Teammates and I, played 50 AAA. We are no longer on their roster and would like to move up to 55's. We are all eligible for 55's. The team we are joining is 55 AA. Since we are moving up an age bracket, are we eligible to move down to AA to play with without a release?
Jan. 17, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
Multiple issues, Ed, neither of which is very complicated ...

[1] When you matriculate to the next age group, you "take your rating with you" ... Since your team experience rating history was 50-AAA, you will be considered 55-AAA now ... You MAY all be able to join the same 55-AA team IF that team has ALL THREE of it's "out-of-rating" exemptions available to cover your threesome ... If not, they may take up to three total or they may take you all and move to 55-AAA ...

[2] A player only requires a release when he wishes to move from one team in a specific age group to another team in that SAME age group ... Unless you have played for a different 55+ team so far this season, a release is not indicated as being required ...

As always with these matters, avoid problems and get definitive answers by calling the Sacramento Home Office in Sacramento at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours in the Pacific time zone ... (The office is closed today in observance of the MLK holiday) ... Ask for an eligibility specialist and good luck! ...

Jan. 17, 2022
edcampbell3
Men's 55
2 posts
Thank you Dave
Jan. 17, 2022
lowprofile
64 posts
So Dave, Just curious with Ed's description and the releases being irrelevant, can a AA team have 3 AAA Chips and is the the max allowable?
Jan. 17, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
lowprofile ... Yes, each division (other than Major+, of course) may have a maximum of three "out-of-rating" players from the next higher rating level and still maintain their current team rating ... When they want/have to go to four or more guys, a rating increase is likely in their immediate future ...
May 3, 2022
country nap
1 posts
if a player is playing 60 major plus can he also play vegas for a 65 aaa team




May 4, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
NO ... A 60-Major+ team has a Rating Index (R/I) = 7 ... The R/I for a 65-AAA team = 4 ... Players may NOT play down more than one R/I level, and only if otherwise eligible as to age and residence ... Your fact pattern involves a spread of three (3) levels of R/I and is not allowed ... Thanks ...
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