2015 NSA PRELIMINARY
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roster is required from all of our Illinois (and Wisconsin) teams to play in
NSA tournaments (including out-of-state tournaments). It will help us
verify your 2015 classification based on the player information submitted
and team history.
Please submit complete and accurate information. Be sure to include ALL
associations. Every player will be researched. If you are not sure of the
answer, please ask the player.
After verification of team classification, approved players may then be
entered on the NSA Official Online Roster. Additional roster procedures
are listed below.
NSA IMPORTANT UPDATES
RETURNING IN 2015 Ė
CLASSIFICATION NAMES and HOME RUN RULES
Please note that the new classification system is a hybrid and does
not match up exactly with the A-B-C-D-E classes from the old system. The
goal is to provide better competitive balance with more divisions.
- 8 home runs with one-up rule
Platinum will consist of
upper NSA B and OPEN teams and players.
ELITE - 5 home runs with one-up rule
Elite will consist of previous lower NSA B and upper NSA C teams and
GOLD - 3 home runs with one-up rule
will consist of
lower NSA C and upper NSA D teams and players.
SILVER - 2 home runs with inning
Silver will consist
lower NSA D and upper NSA E teams and players.
BRONZE - 0 home runs
with inning ending out*
Bronze will consist
lower NSA E teams and players or new entry level teams.
is the offensive teamís half inning when the inning ending out is
Returning in 2015 with Adult teams,
the National Softball Association is implementing a Player Number system.
This system will allow players to register themselves to play on teams
associated with the National Softball Association. The player's account,
once created, will follow them from team to team, season to season, and
allow everyone to keep better track of player history, player information,
and give players the power to indicate what team or teams they are playing
on recreationally and competitively.
If you have a
player number already,
please log in by
following this link.
If you have not
click here to sign up as a National Softball Association new player.
NSA CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES
The NSA is strongly committed to providing a competitive balance of teams
and players in every classification across the United States. The same
classification standards are used by all four zones and reviewed by the
NSA National Classification Committee (NCC) made up of 12 members, 3 from
each zone. NSA has established a
NATIONAL CLASSIFICATION COMMITTEE to oversee the national classification
policy and to approve/deny classification requests.
It is required that all teams first attempt to EMAIL their appeal form
and/or preliminary roster to the State Director at
Additional methods of delivery are accepted if teams are unable to send
these items via email. Please contact the State Director if form(s) must
be sent using an alternate method. The Illinois NSA office number is (815)
All teams that as per bylaw are a mandatory move up with or without appeal,
if they wish to appeal, must submit the official
NCC APPEAL FORM for TEAM to DOWNGRADE in Classification by
email to the State Director. The State Director will review and send the
form to the NSA National Classification Committee for a decision.
Deadline for the NCC appeal
form to be received by email to the State Director is April 26, 2015.
All teams who have been assigned a classification by the State Director,
if they wish to appeal, must appeal directly to the State Director by
completing and emailing the
2015 Illinois NSA APPEAL FORM for TEAM to
DOWNGRADE in Classification and the
2015 Illinois NSA Preliminary Roster.
These forms must be fully completed detailing the players for the 2015 NSA
season along with the reasons and documentation for their appeal. The
State Director will review the request and make a decision.
Any appeal of a State Directorís assignment of classification
must be made in writing by submitting an email to the State Director. The
State Director will then forward the teamís
Illinois NSA APPEAL FORM for TEAM to DOWNGRADE in Classification
2015 Illinois NSA Preliminary Roster
directly to the NSA Northern Zone Vice President. The NSA Northern Zone
Vice President will review the request and make a decision.
All new or re-formed teams
must complete and email to the State Director a
Illinois NSA Preliminary Roster
requesting a classification which is eligible by NSA Classification
Bylaws. The team must detail the players for the 2015 season along with
the reasons and documentation for their classification request. The State
Director will review the request and make a decision.
NSA APPEAL PROCESS is detailed
in the COMPLETE
ONLINE NSA RULEBOOK (Page 163)
under BYLAWS - ARTICLE XXI - APPEAL PROCESS PROCEDURES - SECTION 1 -
Outline of the National Softball Associationís Appeal Procedures.
The complete list of Illinois NSA Team Classifications has been updated on
our website at:
strongly committed to providing fair and competitive tournaments
nationally! Each team and player will be researched and evaluated
strictly on the NSA bylaws which are detailed online at
www.playnsa.com and in the Official 2015 NSA Rule Book.
NSA ROSTER PROCEDURES
every team that wishes to play NSA is required to submit a preliminary
roster to verify their classification. Once approved, these players must
be entered on your official NSA ONLINE roster at least 10 days before
your first game. This roster will then be frozen.
ALL teams must be sanctioned NSA and enter their approved roster ONLINE
roster is frozen, any other roster additions must be emailed to our office
email@example.com for final approval. These additions must be submitted to us
BEFORE your team's tournament game schedule is posted. We
will enter the player information on the frozen roster for you.
reserves the right to change a teamís classification, if needed, at any
time based on team strength or additional players added!
All rosters must have correct and
complete player information!
After your roster is entered online,
you are not allowed to make any changes to the information. If you
notice an error, please email the correct information to our office and
we will make the changes for you.
A player will be declared ineligible at
a tournament if his/her roster information is incomplete or incorrect.
PLAYER RELEASE - A player must have his
first team manager send an email to the state director for approval 10
DAYS before playing in any tournament.
player is officially released, they cannot join another team for 7 days
after the state director documented approval of the release. Player
release deadline is September 1, 2015!
Please enter the tournaments that you are interested in while
there are still openings!
2015 DISCOUNTS - POINTS - CASH PAYOUTS - PROMOTIONS
2015 NSA SLOW-PITCH TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
are posted online for your convenience!
GOOD LUCK AND HAVE A GREAT 2015 NSA SEASON!