South Carolina Fastpitch Softball

FAQ

QHow can I get more information about South Carolina USSSA?

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Please contact South Carolina USSSA State Director, Carrie Lyons at 803-261-2698 or email scfastusssa@gmail.com.

QHow do I secure/purchase team insurance?

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Every team that participates in even one tournament needs to purchase team insurance. Basically, none of softball’s sanctioning bodies will allow a team to participate that does not carry team insurance. USSSA’s insurance carrier is K&K. Teams DO NOT have to purchase their insurance through K&K, but it’s easy and quick process to do through the USSSA website. The USSSA policy provides both liability and accident coverage for a full year, running from August 1 to July 31st or from January 1 to December 31st. In order to purchase team insurance from K&K, teams will need to be registered through USSSA and will need to provide K&K with their sanction number upon application.Click the link below to purchase a policy or to find out more about K&K insurance program.

Insurance Information

QHow do I enter my roster online?

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First you’ll need to register your team online (see above FAQ). Once that has been done, highlight the team you want to add the roster for, select “Roster Adds and Updates” and click submit. (You will need to read and agree to the “USSSA Roster Manager Affidavit” before the system will allow you to enter your roster.) You may then add new players or select former players to populate your roster. Once the roster has been completely entered, you need to print a copy and have the parents sign it or you can use the Guardian Approval link to have your parents E-Sign the roster. Keep this document with you at all times during any USSSA Tournament.

QHow can I pay for the USSSA tournament I entered?

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If you want to pay with a credit card/debit card you must use the USSSA National site www.usssa.com to do so (please see above question and answer on how to enter and make a credit card payment). We accept cash, check or money order at the field, prior to your first game, at check in. Please contact the tournament director in advance for accounts payable information as we all work out of our own individual business accounts.

QHow do I enter/pay my team for USSSA tournaments?

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There are 2 ways you can enter local SC USSSA Tournaments. You can either go to www.southcarolinausssa.com and click on schedule, click on tournament and find the tournament you want to enter and click on register. Fill out the form and click submit, once the tournament director receives your request they will approve your entry and you will receive an email thanking you for your entry. The second way you can enter local SC USSSA tournaments as well as NATIONWIDE USSSA tournaments is going through the www.usssa.com USSSA National website. To get a list of all available tournaments, go to www.usssa.com and login with your ID and password. Once you’re in under your ID, click on “Find Events” from the “Events” drop-down menu, select the parameters you’re looking for, then click “Enter” for the tournament of your choosing. This tournament can be added to a shopping cart if you wish to pay now, or enter into more than one tournament a the moment and pay for them all at once, with a credit card or you may select the “Enter Now, Pay Later” option. We only accept credit card payments through the National website.

QHow do I register/sanction my team for USSSA?

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To register your team with USSSA, you’ll need to go to the team registration page if this is your first time registering/sanctioning with USSSA in any sport http://www.usssa.com/fastpitch/ISTSIDCreation/#/?gdSport=16 if you already have a User ID and Password please use this link https://usssa.com/fastpitch/ISTSLogin#/?gdSport=16. Click on whichever link pertains to your situation and begin the process to register. You will be given a USSSA Sanction number once you’ve completed the simple registration process. The cost to register your team online with USSSA for the upcoming season is $40 or you can pay $60 and participate in USA Elite Select events Nationwide as well as local tournaments.

Your USSSA sanction is valid from August 1 of the current year until July 31 of the following year. By registering with USSSA you become part of a nationwide group of youth softball teams. Your team will be placed on a mailing list for important information, have the ability to purchase team insurance, be able to participate in USSSA tournaments and leagues, as well as other benefits from being part of the USSSA program.

QI formed a new team, what do I need to do to get started so I can play in USSSA tournaments?

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Aside from the obvious of (finding players, buying equipment and uniforms, setting up practice, etc.), there are 4 basic actions that new teams need to perform.

  1. Register your team with USSSA
  2. Purchase team insurance. Carry a copy of this document with you when participating in any USSSA tournament.
  3. Complete the online roster form, print it, obtain parents signature or use the Guardian Approved link. Keep this document with you at all times when participating in USSSA tournaments (this is in addition to submitting a roster at check in before your first game).
  4. Choose and enter which tournaments you wish to participate in and register for them online.

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