General requirements for participation in the MD, DE, WPA, and CPA USSSA Baseball Program.
- Any team playing in a USSSA-sanctioned tournament must be registered with the State Office. The annual team registration fee can be paid 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 off the roster and get all the players’ and parents’ signatures. We do not require that you send a copy of your signed roster to the State Office, but you must carry a hard copy of the official USSSA roster with the team at all times, which contains all players and parents (regardless of age group) signatures. Delete any players not currently participating on your team 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 on a player when that player’s eligibility is questioned, or showing one that the tournament director or State Office determines to be fraudulent, will result in the player being removed from the event and possible further suspension of the coach and/or player.
- 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 they’re adequately covered when they either have no liability insurance at all (only accident coverage) or very low liability limits.
- When participating in any USSSA-sanctioned tournament, all teams must carry copies of their signed roster, birth certificates, and proof of adequate insurance. Any or all of these items must be available for immediate inspection upon the tournament director’s request. Failure to do so could result in loss of a game, ejection from the tournament, suspension for the season, expulsion from USSSA, etc., with no refund of monies, previously paid.
- Any team that holds a USSSA sanction in a state outside of Maryland, Delaware, or Pennsylvania, must send copies of their proof of insurance to the State Office of MD and DE two weeks before participating in their first USSSA event in Maryland, Delaware, or Pennsylvania. Once a team does this, that document will remain on file with the State Office, and as long as the coverage doesn’t change, they will not have to submit it to the State Office for any subsequent tournaments they may play in Maryland, Delaware, or Pennsylvania.