How to Qualify for a World Series National Championship. 

  • At-Large qualifications through points you earn through participation (see below).
  • Direct qualification through how you place in a tournament (see below).

There are several processes by which a team can gain an At-Large USSSA Post Season berth:

  • USSSA Points:  Teams can earn an At-Large by participating in USSSA events throughout the season.  If a team earns 150 Points through USSSA participation they will automatically be granted an At-Large Berth.
  • State Director Application:  A team can apply for an At-Large Berth with their State Director.  For a team to be given an At-Large Berth by their State Director, it is recommended that they accrue a minimum of 4 USSSA Event Credits.  USSSA Event Credits are earned by Stature of the event:
    • League/One Day Shootout/Qualifier = 1 Point
    • NIT = 2 Points
    • State Championship = 3 Points   
  • For Teams located in an area without a State Director, or teams with a hardship due to the distance they live from USSSA qialifiers, they can apply to the USSSA National Championship director by emailing us. 

You earn points toward quailfications in events based on many criteria.

Points earned through how you place:

PlaceWorld SeriesNational ChampionshipsFall/Winter NationalsStateNITUlt FP ExpState QualifierOne DayShowcaseLeagueAll American Games - Fastpitch
1st650450500300225225754510010075
2nd350300425225165165553510010055
3rd300250350200135135453010010045
4th250225300175120120402510010040
5-6th200200250155105105302010010030
7-8th1501752001309090251510010025
9-12th1101501501107575201010010020
13-16th7012510070606015010010015
17-24th401005040303010010010010
25-32nd20504020202010010010010
33-100th0253010202010010010010

 

Additional points earned in pool play:
  • Teams will receive 10 Points per Pool Play Game Win
  • Teams will receive 10 Points as the Pool Winner
Additional points earned in bracket play:
  • Teams will receive Points per Bracket Play Game Win (Based on the type of bracket)
  • Brackets will be designated Gold/Silver/Bronze based upon the ranking of the bracket
  • Additionally, Bracket Points are awarded differently for Championship Bracket game winners and Consolation Bracket Game winners.
  • Byes are awarded as a Bracket Win for Championship/Winner’s Brackets only
  • Bracket Point Structures is as follows: Gold Designated Flights (when a single elimination bracket is used for a division it is designated as Gold).
    • Championship Bracket Game Winners: 15 Points
    • Consolation Bracket Game Winners: 7 Points
  • Silver Designated Flights

    • Championship Bracket Game Winners: 7 Points
    • Consolation Bracket Game Winners: 3 Points
  • Bronze Designated Flights

    • Championship Bracket Game Winners: 3 Points
    • Consolation Bracket Game Winners: 1 Point
Additional Information
In-Event Points do not multiply on Double Point Weekends, NIT, State or any other stature

Direct Qualification Through Events

  • At the conclusion of designating qualifying events (based on stature) the system will identify and award the appropriate teams with a Qualified designation.  The following is the criteria being used:

Event Statures to Award Berths

  • One Day Tournament
    • Top 20% of teams that are unqualified will receive a berth
    • Team must be at or above .500 in the event
  • Qualifier

    • Top 25% of teams that are unqualified will receive a berth
    • Team must be at or above .500 in the event
  • NIT

    • Top 30% of teams that are unqualified will receive a berth
    • Team must be at or above .500 in the event
  • State Tournament

    • Top 30% of teams that are unqualified will receive a berth
    • Team must be at or above .500 in the event

Power Rating System

  • Who is the best by record and strength of teams played.
  • The system was designed to fairly rank teams (of the same class) that have not played near the same number of games.

The system uses:

  • Teams winning percentage
  • Teams beaten winning percentage
  • Teams lost to winning percentage
  • Number of games played
  • Number of wins and loses

The system does not use:

  • Game played between teams of different class
  • Score of game
  • Head to Head results
  • Wins or loses by forfeit

FAQ

  • Can my teams power rating change even if my team is not active?
  • Yes, anytime results are entered for any team you have faced, (in your class) your teams power rating will change.