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Nov. 30, 2011
353 posts

Hi Folks:

I have a couple rules questions.

If a player is on a 60 major team can he go down to a 55AAA team and not have the "major" tag?

If a team is bumped up from 50AAA to major at the end of the year but the team dismantles are all the players tagged as "major" players? If these tagged (or not) players played 55AAA in 2011 are they considered "major" or "AAA" players for the 2012 season in the 55 division?

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Nov. 30, 2011
2502 posts
JamesLG -

[1] A 60-Major player is deemed to be the same as a 55-AAA player for purposes of roster eligibility rating index at the younger level. That player would not have the "major" tag as a 55 player, but would retain that classification as a 60 player.

[2a] All players on a team that is raised in rating and then disbands, whether or not simply to avoid playing at the higher level, will be classified for roster eligibility rating index purposes as having a 50-Major player rating history for the next two years.

[2b] Any such players from the above team who also played on a 55-AAA team in 2011 will carry a 'rebuttable presumption' of a 55-Major roster eligibility rating index classification.

This is a case-by-case decision that can be made at the SSUSA Home Office to allow them to stay with the 55-AAA team without adverse impact on the 55 team's rating. Decision factors would include the number of players, their ages, their continuity of service with the 55-AAA team, whether or not they only played one or two tournaments at the 50+ level, and similar circumstances. As advised in another similar eligibility question, please send an e-mail to the SSUSA office with the specifics, including the team name(s) and the affected roster player name(s) for a definitive ruling.

Dec. 1, 2011
353 posts

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