General requirements for participation in the Connecticut USSSA Youth Program.
- USSSA-sanctioned tournaments require a team to be registered appropriately through the USSSA National website to participate. The annual team registration fee is $50 and is done online with a credit card at www.usssa.com. The team registration is effective from August 1 to July 31 of the following year.
- Team rosters must be entered online. Once completed, the manager should print the roster and get all player and parent signatures. We do not require that you send a copy of your signed roster to the State Office, but you should carry a hard copy of the official USSSA roster with the team. Any players not participating on your team should be removed from your online roster. PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE ROSTER TO THE NATIONAL OFFICE IN FLORIDA.
- Birth Certificates do not need to be filed with the State Office, but legible copies must be kept with the team at all times. Failure to show a birth certificate for a player when that player’s eligibility is questioned or showing one that the tournament director or State Office determines to be fraudulent may result in the manager and player(s) receiving consequences.
- Proof of adequate insurance must be filed with the State Office two weeks before the team’s first tournament. The insurance need not be issued through USSSA but must provide at least $1 million in liability coverage. Every year some teams think that they’re adequately covered when they either have no liability insurance at all (only accident coverage) or have meager liability limits.
- Any team that holds a USSSA sanction in a state outside of Connecticut must send copies of their proof of insurance to the State Office two weeks before participating in their first USSSA event in Connecticut. Once done, the document will remain on file with the State Office. Additional copies do not need to be filed as long as the coverage doesn’t change for subsequent tournaments.
- In summary, when participating in any USSSA-sanctioned tournament, all teams must carry copies of their signed roster, birth certificates, and proof of adequate insurance. All of these items must be available for immediate inspection upon the tournament director’s request. Failure to do so could result in the loss of the game and the monies previously paid.