2020 Nebraska USSSA Reclassification List for start of 2022.
click on your age group for information. (posted 8/5)
Nebraska team classifications are based on power ratings, tournament results and by overall team performance on the field during sanctioned tournaments.
Any team that is reforming from the 2021 season must start the 2022 season in the same classification (or higher) than they finished in the 2021 season unless moved by the State Director.
For purpose of classifications, if six (6) or more players from a 2021 team are on a 2022 team, they are considered the same team regardless of the TEAM NAME, MANAGER, COACHING STAFF or SPONSOR.
Any team that won or finished 2nd in the 2021 State Tournament will be moved up a classification to begin 2022. Teams that finished the 2021 season with 1100 Power Points will be moved up a classification to begin 2022 and if they finished the season with less than 500 Power Points they will be moved down a classification to begin the 2022 season. This is meant to be starting point only for the 2021 season. Teams that are in the "A" classification must email so we can move you to that classification.
The State Office and committee will make final classification adjustments around the 1st week of June each season. This should give team’s ample time to prepare for State and World Series. Please note that teams may be reclassified at any time by the Nebraska USSSA Baseball State Office or by the USSSA National Baseball Committee. Team's need to plan for State accordingly.
Undoubtedly, not everyone will agree with classifications. Any team wishing to appeal a classification may do so after playing a minimum of four to six USSSA tournament games against teams from their classification after January 1, 2022. Once the results for these games have been posted to the USSSA system, a review will be completed to determine if the team is competitive at the new level. Any appeal must be done via email to the State Office.
I would highly recommend that if you find your team in the (1000 to 1100) Power Point range during the 2022 season that you make sure to play tournament games in the higher classification to provide us information in making classification decisions. Otherwise expect a move up.
The cost of the background check is $13.50. Background checks must be submitted and cleared prior to entering a USSSA event. Managers must allow ample time to have the background check cleared. Please do not wait until the week of an event to take background check.
We are experiencing delays in our background check process across the country due to a variety of factors. All coaches should plan accordingly and request your background check early. If you submit a fully completed, error-free background check application on or before Monday we expect that you will be cleared to play the upcoming weekend. In the event your background check report experiences delays and is not finalized by our background check partner in a timely fashion, your manager account will be moved to conditionally approved allowing you to gain access to our platforms, build your roster and participate in events. However, clearance is not guaranteed, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
USSSA Baseball has created a guest player program which will allow teams to add up to 3 players to their USSSA roster for a weekend event.
Starting September 9, 2020, all USSSA baseball players will only be allowed on a single team’s USSSA roster.
This means that even before the freeze date of 5/1/2021, all baseball players must be on only one team’s roster.
Teams may elect to add and drop players according to the USSSA Baseball rules, or they may elect to pick up players for a weekend as a guest player.
For guidelines and help documents regarding the guest player see the link above.
2022 Nebraska USSSA Coach Information
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR
All 2021 Coach & Team Information has been erased soon. It is once again time to sign up for the 2022 season. This will allow all 2021 team and coach information to be accurate. There is no charge to sign up on the State Website. Click Here and select new to the site. Once you have finished you can Login and use the score ticker on right side of website along with many other options.
2022 Nebraska USSSA Tournaments & Information
2022 Nebraska USSSA Tournaments
All Tournaments that have been approved and sanctioned with USSSA are now available on links below. Any Tournament that is not listed below is not a sanctioned tournament and does not award USSSA Points or USSSA Power Points for our State Tournament or for any Post Season Tournaments sanctioned by USSSA. USSSA NIT's & Global World Series Qualifiers are now worth 300 points.
SEARCH AND ENTER EVENT BY AGE GROUP
click on age group to view USSSA Tournaments in Nebraska
We all work together to schedule games, schedule tournaments, develop players, and provide anything needed for ball players to play ball. It is now time we work together to find umpires to work the ball games!
We need to work together to recruit new umpires otherwise there will be many games with one or zero umpires. Each organization has a social media feed, website, and e-mail list. I am asking each of you on this e-mail to help share information below on how to become an umpire and when we can setup times to get umpires trained.
2) PSOA will send a contract and PowerPoint with information on what is involved in umpiring.
3) We have a new online course we enroll new umpires in this year through the website Ump App to help with quick rules education.
4) We offer on field training sessions to teach umpires proper mechanics, positioning, voice and signals. So far we have offered 14 of them this year.
5) We will help get umpires uniforms and equipment. If they cannot afford equipment/uniform we purchase the equipment up front and as they work games half game fees goes to paying off the equipment.
6) Last step is umpires sign up for games that fit their schedule. Games pay $35 (Rec Softball) up to $50 (Select baseball) This is on average $25 per hour for a wage/salary.
With our current staff there is no possible way we will be able to fill all games this season. Please help spread the word of to the target population that can help the most. (Team parents, brothers and sisters of players, high school students, former players, college students, old coaches, team followers in Game changer)
Nebraska vs Iowa Battle of the Borders
2021 Nebraska vs Iowa Battle of the Borders
AAA will play in Des Moines
AA will play in Council Bluffs
CLICK HEREfor AAA Battle of the Borders Game Center
CLICK HEREfor AA Battle of the Borders Game Center
All "AA" Tournament Updates will be posted on this website. Make sure to refresh your browser while looking at the updates.
Exciting news on USSSA Insurance
Team Insurance for the 2022 season
Nebraska USSSA Baseball encourages all USSSA baseball teams to purchase USSSA team insurance.
Only USSSA Registered teams may purchase this insurance.
USSSA team insurance covers the play and practice of amateur activities in the insured sport, including organized / sanctioned activities of other associations.
Accident Medical Coverage: $100,000 Limit - Secondary to any other collectible insurance; primary if no other insurance is in force.
Liability Insurance: $2,000,000 Limit - Lawsuits against players, coaches, sponsors, volunteers and league officials are increasing at an alarming rate. Play with peace of mind knowing you will be covered by one of the best sports liability programs available.
Beginning August 1, 2020 teams can now purchase team insurance for the 2020/2021 season that will give the team coverage for the entire season. Coverage will last from 9/1/20 thru 7/31/21. Teams may still purchase insurance for fall only at 1/2 price.
Thanks for visiting the official Nebraska USSSA Baseball website. We are glad you are interested in playing USSSA Baseball, the fastest growing youth baseball organization in the world. If you have any questions, we hope this website will assist you in answering them. If not please contact, the Nebraska State Director. Email me!