Super Series Baseball of America®
2017 Classification Information
For almost two decades, most youth baseball organizations have attempted to
incorporate divisional separation of teams according to
skill level. For several years, division or
classification was a subjective decision.
Baseball has always been
game of statistics based on math and numbers. Super
Series now is using team record, winning percentage, scores
in-class and out-of-class, runs allowed, and runs scored to
determine and adjust teams' classification.
Super Series believe our
system is fairest for all teams.
In 2017 your
starting classification will be based on the prior
classifictions of the players added to your initial roster.
If you initially add more than FOUR players of prior
Triple-A or Majors players, your initial team classification
will be Triple-A or Majors to start out.
registering and establishing your initial roster, you can
add players of ANY CLASSIFICATION, provided the
players are not yet registered to another team.
(Note: when you received you roster ID
number, your initial roster classification has been recorded.
Thereafter, any further players you add are considered
ADDING PLAYERS TO AN
new roster is established and classified, you may be able to
add a player of a higher classification than your
current team classification. However, remember you can
only add a total of four or less higher classified players -
IF you wish to maintain a lower classification. If you
add 5 or MORE players of higher classification, either
initially or as additions, you will no longer be a Minors
need assistance adding a player, contact our National
Office. However, we cannot add any player who is
currently registered to another team in your age division
until the player is released by his current tesm.
IN-CLASS and OUT of
In-class games are
games between two teams of equal classification.
Out of class stats
and games are games between two teams of different
classifications (such as a Minors team playing
against a Triple-A team.) Out of class game
statistics also indicates how you perform in ALL Super
Series games that you've played.
primarily, but not only, based on your
SAMPLE CLASSIFICATION CHART
Based on Winning Percentage in Per Classification
Run Differential is Also An Important Ingredient
Could Raise Team Class
Lower Team Class
Cannot Be Lowered
Cannot Be Elevated
A team's classification can change,
both up or down, or
multiple times, during a season.
The more games you play, the more accurate and stable
your team classification becomes.
YOUR TEAM STATS and
When you commence play,
you will need to play in two tournaments before the
automatic classification monitoring will come into effect.
(We do not re-classify any team on just one tournament
wish to play UP IN AGE, you will need to purchase a
roster for the higher age, so that statistics for the
higher age group are kept separately.
tournaments you our automatic classification system
is activated and your team could be re-classified. If
your statistics warrant, your classification could be
lowered, elevated, or remain the same.
If your classification
changes (raised or lowered) your statistics will
be kept separately for each classification.
Only your current "in-class" statistics will be considered
for re-classification. You must remain at the new
classification level for at least two tournaments.
Thus, the more you play the more accurate your
Any team that wishes to
play in a HIGHER classification, regardless of their
success or record, may request elevation (only) of their
classification. We will approve such requests.
If a team only
participates in ONE tournament, or if a team wishes to
receive an AT-LARGE entry into a State Championship,
National Championship or World Series, a team's entry and
classification is at the discretion of the National Office.
are frozen effective on May 31st (Spring-Summer season)
and October 31st (Fall-Winter season)
On, or after, these dates
teams are limited to THREE additional players. If a
team exhausts all three adds and is short of players,
a team may request the national office terminates their
roster and re-register. This will erase all points
acquired to date, and unless you play in two events with
your new roster, your new roster will be
required to play at a high level in State and World Series
Without having played in TWO events, a team is subject to be
classified at the discretion of Super Series' national