ASA Fast Pitch Player Information

Article 507 F 03. Rules

a. Male and Female players that are classified Major Fast Pitch by the local association in which they reside must remain in that classification until changed by the same local association.

b. Any Men’s Class B or C Fast Pitch player who earns First Team All Tournament, MVP or outstanding player awards and whose team is reclassified pursuant to Article 507 ( H ) ( 02 ) or Article 507 ( H ) ( 03 ), must pitch at the higher classification their next ASA playing season.

c. Foreign Pitchers will be classified by the Men’s Fast Pitch Territory and National Classification boards. Unclassified foreign pitchers will not be eligible to pitch in Men’s Class C.

d. In all adult Fast Pitch, no USA National Team Member may participate below the Class A Classification.

e. All Men’s Fast Pitch players and or teams rated below Major are eligible to participate in the Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship and retain their eligibility for their original classification in Championship Play.

f. Men’s Major Fast Pitch Players will be classified by a restricted fast pitch players list. The restricted fast pitch players list will be available on the ASA website and this list will be updated, modified and/or revised on a regular and continuous basis, but will be finalized by August 15 each year for the current year’s National Championship Finals. The players on this list are ineligible to participate in the Men’s Class A, B, and C Fast Pitch classification. Any appeals regarding this list can be made through the National Office to the Fast Pitch Classification Board.

NOTE: Players that have no ASA playing history should be handled in the following manner. If a track record of a player can be verified in another National Association that player can be rated at that level or higher.

 

ASA Slow Pitch Player Information

Article 507 F 03. Rules

G. Mandatory Classification

01. Mandatory Player Classification. Starting January 1 each year will start a player appeal process where each player can submit an appeal to have their player rating dropped. This process ends August 1 and at that time appeals will not be accepted until January. We have taken our team guidelines and based it on the ASA Code in which a team could have 3 Mandatory players from the next higher division on their roster. We consider our list equal to Mandatory rated players. With the player rating system that we have in place helps create a fair and level playing field for all of our teams not only at a local but also at a national level. Below are the guidelines that we use on how to classify a team. Players on the ASA Restricted List can only participate in the Men’s A or Coed Open Programs. A Player may have a + (plus) designation, this player cannot play down a class.

Men’s Slow Pitch

  • 01. Men’s A = 3 Player’s from the ASA Restricted Players List.
  • 02. Men’s B = 3 A Rated players and no players Class A+ or from the Restricted Player List.
  • 03. Men’s C = Three ( 3 ) B classified players and no players from Class A, Class B+, or the ASA Restricted Player's List.
  • 04. Men’s D = Three ( 3 ) C classified players and no players from Class A, Class B, Class C+, or the Restricted Player's List.
  • 05. Men’s E = Three ( 3 ) D classified players and no players from Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D+ or the Restricted Player's List.

Women’s Slow Pitch

  • 06. Women’s Open = Any Female Player
  • 07. Women’s C = Three ( 3) Open classified players.
  • 08. Women’s D = Three ( 3 ) C classified players and no Open classified players.

Co-ed Slow Pitch

  • 10. Co-ed Open = Any Female Player and two ( 2 ) male players from the ASA Restricted Player’s List.
  • 11. Co-ed C = No Open classified female players and no male classified players from Class A, Class B, or the ASA Restricted Player's List.
  • 12. Co-ed D = Two ( 2 ) female C classified players and two ( 2 ) male C classified players.  No Open classified female players or male players from Class A, Class B, or the ASA Restricted Players List.

NOTE: Players that have no ASA playing history should be handled in the following manner. If a track record of a player can be verified in another National Association that player can be rated at that level or higher.

 

Note: Indiana residents must submit their appeal by March 1.

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ASA Fast Pitch Player Information

Article 507 F 03. Rules

a. Male and Female players that are classified Major Fast Pitch by the local association in which they reside must remain in that classification until changed by the same local association.

b. Any Men’s Class B or C Fast Pitch player who earns First Team All Tournament, MVP or outstanding player awards and whose team is reclassified pursuant to Article 507 ( H ) ( 02 ) or Article 507 ( H ) ( 03 ), must pitch at the higher classification their next ASA playing season.

c. Foreign Pitchers will be classified by the Men’s Fast Pitch Territory and National Classification boards. Unclassified foreign pitchers will not be eligible to pitch in Men’s Class C.

d. In all adult Fast Pitch, no USA National Team Member may participate below the Class A Classification.

e. All Men’s Fast Pitch players and or teams rated below Major are eligible to participate in the Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship and retain their eligibility for their original classification in Championship Play.

f. Men’s Major Fast Pitch Players will be classified by a restricted fast pitch players list. The restricted fast pitch players list will be available on the ASA website and this list will be updated, modified and/or revised on a regular and continuous basis, but will be finalized by August 15 each year for the current year’s National Championship Finals. The players on this list are ineligible to participate in the Men’s Class A, B, and C Fast Pitch classification. Any appeals regarding this list can be made through the National Office to the Fast Pitch Classification Board.

NOTE: Players that have no ASA playing history should be handled in the following manner. If a track record of a player can be verified in another National Association that player can be rated at that level or higher.

 

ASA Slow Pitch Player Information

Article 507 F 03. Rules

G. Mandatory Classification

01. Mandatory Player Classification. Starting January 1 each year will start a player appeal process where each player can submit an appeal to have their player rating dropped. This process ends August 1 and at that time appeals will not be accepted until January. We have taken our team guidelines and based it on the ASA Code in which a team could have 3 Mandatory players from the next higher division on their roster. We consider our list equal to Mandatory rated players. With the player rating system that we have in place helps create a fair and level playing field for all of our teams not only at a local but also at a national level. Below are the guidelines that we use on how to classify a team. Players on the ASA Restricted List can only participate in the Men’s A or Coed Open Programs. A Player may have a + (plus) designation, this player cannot play down a class.

Men’s Slow Pitch

  • 01. Men’s A = 3 Player’s from the ASA Restricted Players List.
  • 02. Men’s B = 3 A Rated players and no players Class A+ or from the Restricted Player List.
  • 03. Men’s C = Three ( 3 ) B classified players and no players from Class A, Class B+, or the ASA Restricted Player's List.
  • 04. Men’s D = Three ( 3 ) C classified players and no players from Class A, Class B, Class C+, or the Restricted Player's List.
  • 05. Men’s E = Three ( 3 ) D classified players and no players from Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D+ or the Restricted Player's List.

Women’s Slow Pitch

  • 06. Women’s Open = Any Female Player
  • 07. Women’s C = Three ( 3) Open classified players.
  • 08. Women’s D = Three ( 3 ) C classified players and no Open classified players.

Co-ed Slow Pitch

  • 10. Co-ed Open = Any Female Player and two ( 2 ) male players from the ASA Restricted Player’s List.
  • 11. Co-ed C = No Open classified female players and no male classified players from Class A, Class B, or the ASA Restricted Player's List.
  • 12. Co-ed D = Two ( 2 ) female C classified players and two ( 2 ) male C classified players.  No Open classified female players or male players from Class A, Class B, or the ASA Restricted Players List.

NOTE: Players that have no ASA playing history should be handled in the following manner. If a track record of a player can be verified in another National Association that player can be rated at that level or higher.

 

Note: Indiana residents must submit their appeal by March 1.