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Discussion: How does an individual get his own status changed?

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Dec. 2, 2008
Jose #12
Men's 60
89 posts
How does an individual get his own status changed?
I play for a 60 AAA team out of PA/DE. During the end of the 08 season, I played 2 tournaments with a 60 Major team. I went through what I thought was the proper hoops and was released back to may old team for the Ft. Myers tournament.

Our coach was infromed by SSUSA that I wa now listed as an "Advanced Player Status". I played with the Major team only because they were short handed, now my team is being penalized.

Is there a form, a forum, or someplace to adress this issue. There may be individuals who deserve to be listed as "Advance Status" but not me.

I'd appreciate any advise that anyone in the senior softball community could give. Thanks
Dec. 3, 2008
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
807 posts
Your best bet is to contact the organization directly, and they can tell you what you have to do or how long it will be before you can play AAA. This is better than any advice anyone could give you. If you play in any other organizations, you might want to make sure that this is not an issue with them either.
Dec. 3, 2008
Men's 65
3146 posts
My understanding is that if you can drop one level. For instance, I play 60 Major Plus. I can drop to a 60 Major team but not a 60 AAA or AA team.
I'm not quite sure about me dropping to a 55 or 50 team, if I can still drop only one level or if I and drop an additional level in a lower age bracket.
I agree with Nancy, you should check with the association you play with.
Dec. 3, 2008
Men's 70
25 posts
Jan 01 2009 is a new year. You start new If you haven't played in the Nov winter nationals tournament that allows players to play who will be on the team the following year.
Dec. 3, 2008
Men's 65
330 posts
You are in a no win situation- you can play down
but if you ever play Major or Major + you are dead.
They assume that you would not have been ask by
a Major team to play if you were not a Major player.
The best deal I know of is they made to guy sit out of
all play for one year and he came back in with a AAA
Dec. 3, 2008
Jose #12
Men's 60
89 posts
Thanks everyone for your input. Since it was an SSUSA tournament, I should contact them directly.
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