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Discussion: Roster Player Classification

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Dec. 13, 2016
BH21
29 posts
Roster Player Classification
I know that you allowed 3 players from and upper class - example 50 AAA can have 3 50 major players but my question is do players from old classes count toward that number? I have a 50 AAA team and if I add a 60 Major player does that count since he is dropping 2 age groups?
Dec. 13, 2016
SSUSA Staff
3141 posts
BH21 ... The 60-Major (Rating Index=6) experience history player IS eligible to play (unrestricted) on your 50-AAA (R/I=7) team because the 60-M R/I is less than the 50-AAA ... Please advise him, though, that should he play in more than one tournament with you, his R/I history will change to "7" and he may not be eligible to play 60-AAA (R/I=5) for two seasons should he desire to do so ... Generally, a player may not play "down" more than one R/I level from his highest current number ... The R/I chart is self explanatory and available from the RULES page of this web site ... For specific inquiries, please call the Sacramento Office at (916) 326.5303 and ask for George or Anthony ... Good luck! ...

Dec. 14, 2016
gott2play
Men's 60
211 posts
Staff,

So a 60 Major rated player playing DOWN two age groups on a 50 AAA team runs the risk of having his R/I history changed, thus eliminating him from playing 60 AAA (even as a chip) for two seasons? The way I look at it, a 60 Major rating s/b equivalent to a 50 AAA rating. Doesn't seem fair to the player...after all he is 60 plus. You're penalizing the player for "having to ability" to play in lower age group.

Just trying to look at this rationally.

Tony Baltazar
Demolition - 60 Major Plus
Dec. 14, 2016
SSUSA Staff
3141 posts
Tony ... That's the flip side argument of the same coin: If the player "has the ability" to play 50-AAA (R/I=7) that's the same R/I (7) as 60-Major+ ... "One down" from 60-M+ is 60-M, where he formerly played, but 60-AAA would now be "down two" after his first tournament (the granted "one-time-exception") ... We will protect the lower rated R/I division (in this case 60-AAA = R/I 5) from this type of mismatch ... It's the sole reason we offered the caveat to advise the player so he knows the potential practical effect of his decision in advance ...
Dec. 14, 2016
the car
83 posts
i understand it i believe he has better skills than a aging 60 year old some players loose just a little of there skills and other much more so a 60 in 50 triple A is doing well he may have better skills than a triple A 60 making him a major. I was told a guy over 55 playing 50m is a 55 major plus now that is killing that guy to play ball or is a chip in 55 Triple a

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