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Discussion: Rules for choice of state to base a team out of.

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Oct. 31, 2007
Men's 60
246 posts
Rules for choice of state to base a team out of.
I understand the adjoining state rule. My question is if you declare the state you are from, must a majority of your players be from that state or does it matter, and if it does, to which associations.

Here is my example. If you live in north central Florida say in Tallahassee near the Florida, Georgia, Alabama line, and you have on your roster 6 players from Florida, 4 from Alabama and 7 from Georgia must you declare Georgia as your home state? Or, is it based on your locale and the number of players from adjoining states does not matter.

Could I have one player from Florida, 6 from Alabama and10 from Georgia?

What determines your home state. Is it where a majority of the players are from or can you choose at will or is it based on where the sponsor lives? Is there anywhere this is written or discussed?
Oct. 31, 2007
Paul Smit
Men's 55
16 posts
Hey There Audie

It is my understanding that the declaring state is the one of which the Manager of the team is from . I know that my team is supposedly out of Rancho Cucamonga Ca and I am the only person on the team from there!

How you been?

Nov. 1, 2007
Men's 65
3146 posts
Audie, we know from experience that in NSA it is the state where the majority of players live!
Go to Senior Rules ,Comparison of Major Rules for Each Naional Association
The first rule is "Home State"
See you next week.
Nov. 1, 2007
Men's 65
3146 posts
I should have added that one should double check with each association because some of the rules on that page are incorrect.
Nov. 1, 2007
489 posts
It is my understanding that your home state is where the majority of your players are from. SPA islike that because i wanted to make sure our team was legal when we went.
turn two
Nov. 1, 2007
Men's 60
246 posts
Would the rule than be the home state is where a majority of the players are from on your 20 man roster or is it from where a majority of your players are from who show up for the tournament? This is critical and needs to be answered.

Here is my problem with the majority rule. If you are at the convergence of a number of states your percentage of players from various states can change drastically in a short period of time.

For example: If I declare Florida as my state and have 8 Florida players, 7 Georgia players and 2 Alabama players and one or two Florida players leave the team, then I am in a violation that affects the remaining 15 players unfairly.
What is the penalty for that?
Nov. 1, 2007
Men's 65
570 posts
The rule SPA has always has looked at was paid SPA cards fro the 20 players on your roster. NSA is for the players at the tourney you are playing at that date. example is your from Ga and you have 12 players there at least 6 has to be there of the 12. If you have 5 you will have to leave but you do h have one player that can live out of the area. SSUSA I thinks is like SPA. USSSA is open
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