Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by musi » Fri, 19 Jan 2001 20:33:35


I have a player that asked a simple question and I'd like to give her as accurate an answer as possible. Her question was, Why are there 2 years per level? I have always been wondering this. Is it because there would be too many levels then?
Any Help. Steve

 
 
 

Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by BBRP » Sat, 20 Jan 2001 01:34:02

Because one upon a time there were 3 years per level and most felt that 2 was
better.

 
 
 

Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by Meazspo » Sat, 20 Jan 2001 23:48:17

Starting with the 2001 season USSSA is offering single age groups.  This was
done in response to teams faced with moving up because of one or two players.
Example: you are a first year 12u team.  Because you have one player who is a
year older than the others you have a choice of either dropping her or moving
up to 14u.  By having the 13u option, you will only move up one step instead of
two.  Your 11yo players will be playing against 13yo instead of 14yo players.
This will allow more opportunities for teams to compete on an even playing
field and allow teams to stay together if they so desire.

 
 
 

Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by Andy Anderso » Sun, 21 Jan 2001 08:22:03

Quote:

> Starting with the 2001 season USSSA is offering single age groups.  This was
> done in response to teams faced with moving up because of one or two players.

One problem. In the area that there are the most softball players no one
plays USSSA
Quote:
> Example: you are a first year 12u team.  Because you have one player who is a
> year older than the others you have a choice of either dropping her or moving
> up to 14u.  By having the 13u option, you will only move up one step instead of
> two.  Your 11yo players will be playing against 13yo instead of 14yo players.
> This will allow more opportunities for teams to compete on an even playing
> field and allow teams to stay together if they so desire.

 
 
 

Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by HawkTeam » Sat, 27 Jan 2001 12:32:16

Quote:
>Starting with the 2001 season USSSA is offering single age groups.

I can guess that USSSA stands in part for United States Softball Association.
What's the extra "S" stand for?

Dave
Indiana Nighthawks

 
 
 

Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by MentalTossFlycoo » Sat, 27 Jan 2001 14:31:36

The extra "S" was originally for slowpitch.


Quote:
> >Starting with the 2001 season USSSA is offering single age groups.

> I can guess that USSSA stands in part for United States Softball
Association.
> What's the extra "S" stand for?

> Dave
> Indiana Nighthawks

 
 
 

Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by Meazspo » Sat, 27 Jan 2001 22:14:35

USSSA stands for the United States Speciality Sports Association
 
 
 

Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by BBRP » Sun, 28 Jan 2001 01:00:47

Quote:
>USSSA stands for the United States Speciality Sports Association

They changed from the United States Slowpitch Softball Association when they
started to branch out into other sports such as fast pitch, boys baseball, and
I believe football.
 
 
 

Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by MentalTossFlycoo » Sun, 28 Jan 2001 09:16:01

That is the current interpretation.  Up until they branched out into other
sports a couple of years ago they were the United States Slowpitch Softball
Association.  They changed to attempt to branch out into other sports.


Quote:
> USSSA stands for the United States Speciality Sports Association

 
 
 

Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by stormshel.. » Sun, 28 Jan 2001 10:16:07

I thought USSSA sttod for:
U Should See Steamboat in August

Bill



Quote:
> That is the current interpretation.  Up until they branched out into
other
> sports a couple of years ago they were the United States Slowpitch
Softball
> Association.  They changed to attempt to branch out into other sports.



> > USSSA stands for the United States Speciality Sports Association

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Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by Hiller S » Sun, 28 Jan 2001 23:37:05


Quote:
>I thought USSSA sttod for:
>U Should See Steamboat in August

>Bill

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Vince

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Why are divisions broken down into 2 year groups?

Post by sbnu » Fri, 02 Feb 2001 05:51:05

I think it stands for Sorry, because the USSSA is about there sorriest
excuse for a softball organization that ever existed.

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Quote:
> >Starting with the 2001 season USSSA is offering single age groups.

> I can guess that USSSA stands in part for United States Softball
Association.
> What's the extra "S" stand for?

> Dave
> Indiana Nighthawks