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Discussion: Age groups

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July 20, 2012
149 posts
Age groups
I thought in SSUSA you could Play 50 Major and 55 AAA in the same year because of the age jump and play for both teams. Is this still true?
July 20, 2012
Men's 60
99 posts
You've got it backwards. It's 50AAA and 55 Major.
July 20, 2012
2516 posts
You may not play the combination of 50-Major and 55-AAA at the same time (season). The 50-Major Rating Index (R/I) is 8 and the 55-AAA R/I is 6. A player may not play on teams with more than one R/I value unit spread. A 50-Major player may play 55-Major+ (R/I=8) or 55-Major (R/I=7) so long as he does not cause that 55-M team to exceed the maximum of 3 out of rating players.
July 20, 2012
2516 posts
50-AAA and 55-Major is an acceptable combination, since both have a R/I = 7. If in the same tournament, the player bears the burden of game scheduling conflicts, but this is otherwise permitted.
July 20, 2012
1 posts
I have to disagree my understanding is if your over 55 and play on a 50 major team you can play 55aaa.
July 20, 2012
Men's 55
357 posts
^^^^^^^ NO that cannot be right

If you play MAJOR with younger guys you shouldn't be able to play in a lower division (AAA/AA) with older guys.

Not taking away from Over 55 at all, some great, GREAT players there.

If you play AAA with younger guys and want to play in a higher division with "more mature" guys that should be OK, because you are already "older" playing with younger guys in AAA.

that's how I read the rule.
July 22, 2012
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
how about a 60 M+ player,where does that fall when dropping in age....i know of a 60 M+ (HOF)playing 50 AAA.......
July 22, 2012
2516 posts
The combination of 60-Major+ and 50-AAA would be a permissible roster composition. Please see the accompanying chart for further guidance on which levels of play may be acceptable, within one Rating Index value:

July 23, 2012
Men's 50
894 posts
The index chart is a pretty good way to slot teams for tournaments that different age groups play each other because the lack of teams, which is most tournaments.

This chart however, is based on 5 year increments. Because of that a 40 M+ should be an 11, a 40 M should be a 10 and a 40 AAA should be a 9. There is no way a 50 M+ is equal to a 40 M. If the age group is 10 years younger instead of 5, they should be rated 2 points higher, not one.
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