ASA of PA State Office
6449 Snavely Ct.
Harrisburg, PA 17111-4566

Office:  717-545-1217

JO CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES

 

ASA OF PA JO FAST PITCH TEAM CLASSIFICATIONS FOR 2015

Please review these guidelines BEFORE registering your team.

If you have any questions, concerns or would like to make an appeal on behalf of your team, contact:

State JO Commissioner, Tina Sanders -- Phone:  717-274-6740 or Email:  tmsanders@verizon.net

Any requests for special classification  consideration must be submitted in writing to the State JO Commissioner.

IMPORTANT:

  • Teams are required to register with the Local Association where the majority of players reside; i.e., if at least 50% of players reside in Pennsylvania, team must register with ASA of PA.

Last update:  08/18/2014 for 2015

GOLD LEVELS

18U GOLD

  • MUST individually register through REGISTERASA
  • May recruite players from anywhere in US
  • Pickup players for Nationals must be from Central Atlantic Region (Region 3)
  • NO College players permitted
  • Recommendation:  Register as 18U Class "A" team permitting participation at the 18U Class A and 18U Gold level.
    • If team Qualifies in 18U Gold National Qualifier, team will be reclassified as 18U Gold for remainder of season
    • If team Does Not Qualify in 18U Gold National Qualifier, team may return and play at 18U A level.
    • EXCEPTION:  Teams awarded a berth from previous year's Gold National Championship.

16U GOLD

  • MUST individually register through REGISTERASA
  • Should register as 16U Class A permitting participation at 16U Class A and 16U Gold level,.
    • If team Qualifies in 16U Gold National Qualifier, team will be reclassified as 16U Gold for remainder of season
    • If team Does Not Qualify in 16U Gold National Qualifier, team may return and play at 16U A Level.
    • EXCEPTION:  Teams awarded a returning berth from previous year's Gold National Championship.

 

TRAVEL/TOURNAMENT TEAMS

CLASS A - (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U)

  • MUST individually register through REGISTERASA.
  • May draw players from multiple PA counties or from bordering metro/state associations.
  • May participate ONLY at the Class A level except as noted for 16U Gold & 18U Gold.

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CLASS B - (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U)

  • MUST individually register through REGISTERASA
  • All rostered players must be drawn from:
    • A community/metro recreational League including Rec League All-Star Teams, and/or
    • within one of the 16 established ASA of PA Districts exclusively and
    • within Pennsylvania State lines exclusively.
  • Teams recruiting players from across established PA district boundaries must obtain submit written request for approval from State JO Commissioner:
    • EXCEPTION:  All players participate in same ASA of PA recreational league.  (proof must be provided)
  • Teams recruiting players from across state lines are not eligible to play at the Class B level, EXCEPT if all players play in the same ASA of PA rec league. (proof must be provided)
  • Class B Teams may participate in Class “A” tournaments, but are then subject to being reclassified to Class “A” for the remainder of season based on ability to compete against Class “A” teams.
  • Class B teams may be subject to reclassification to an “A” team if level of competitiveness appears to exceed that of a typical Class “B” team.

RECREATIONAL LEVEL

CLASS C - (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U)

  • Teams participating STRICTLY at the Community/Recreational level.
  • Leagues are urged to Individually Register players through REGISTERASA
  • Team Registrations may also be accepted.
  • Only Individually Registered Class C (rec) players can be eligible pickup players for Class A or Class B travel/teams for State or National Championship tournaments ONLY.