RULE 4.00 – DRAFTED LEAGUES & ALL-STARS
4.01 The Drafted League Program gives traditional league based teams the opportunity to compete amongst teams formed by a similar system. Drafted League is a playing level for actual drafted league teams from USSSA Sanctioned Leagues. Age divisions shall include 5U – 18U.
4.01.A Leagues that conform to the below guidelines and register one hundred percent (100%) of their league teams shall be allowed to participate. State Directors may sanction others with the approval of the Association’s Executive
Vice President of Baseball.
4.01.A.1 Leagues shall have an approved draft system that shall include no more than four (4) protected /
frozen players per team previous to the draft. (Leagues can approve and adopted different drafting processes)
4.01.A.2 Leagues shall submit their complete rules, by-laws, and schedules for approval.
4.01.A.3 A league shall consist of a minimum eight (8) game schedule.
4.01.A.4 Eligible players shall compete in a minimum of seventy five percent (75%) of the scheduled league
4.01.B State Directors shall set guidelines for teams to qualify for the Drafted League State Championship and World
4.02 The All-Star program gives traditional league based All-Star teams the opportunity to compete amongst All-Star teams formed
by a similar system. All-Stars is a playing level for actual All-Star teams formed from USSSA Sanctioned Drafted Leagues.
Players shall be permitted to participate with an All-Star team and an A, AA, AAA or Major team pursuant to USSSA Rule 3.00.
Age divisions shall include 5U – 18U.
4.02.A Leagues shall conform to all the requirements pursuant to USSSA Rules 4.01.A.1 – 4.01.A.4.
4.02.A.1 All-Star teams may be chosen by any method.
4.02.A.2 Leagues may have multiple All-Star teams in any age division.
4.02.A.3 The League President (or Highest Officer) shall submit an official roster to the State Director for
4.02.A.4 Only State Directors shall register and enter an Official Online Roster for All-Star teams.
4.02.A.5 National All-Star Division:
4.02.A.5(a) All-Star team players shall not have participated on a team of higher classification
than AA (i.e.; AAA, Major) between January 1st and April 1st of the current year.
Rule 4.02.A.5(a) Comment: Any player that has participated on a AAA or Major team
between January 1st and April 1st of the current year is ineligible for National All-Star
Division play but may be eligible for American All-Star Division play pursuant to these
4.02.A.5(b) All-Star teams shall have no more than three (3) players on their roster that have
participated on a AA team after April 1st.
4.02.A.5(c) All-Star teams shall not begin playing together as a team before Memorial Day
Rule 4.02.A.5(c) Approved Ruling: Memorial Day weekend is defined as starting at
12:00 P.M., the calendar Friday before Memorial Day as observed by the United
States Federal Government.
4.02.A.6 American All-Star Division:
4.02.A.6(a) All-Star teams that do not meet the requirements pursuant to USSSA Rule 4.02.A.5
but meet the requirements pursuant to USSSA Rule 4.02.A.6 shall be eligible for
American All-Star Division play.
4.02.A.6(b) All-Star teams entering tournaments that do not make must participate in the highest
classification the team would otherwise be eligible (i.e.; AA, AAA, Major).
4.02.B State Directors may adopt guidelines for two (2) divisions of play on the state level with the approval of the
Association’s Executive Vice President of Baseball.
4.02.C State Directors shall set guidelines for teams to qualify for the All-Star State Cham
**** Local Leagues can make modifiations to any of the USSSA Rules and adopted as park rules *****
***** Local rules do not aply in Tournament Play ****