Message modified by board administrator 11/12/2007, 7:56 am
Courtesy Runner Rule - Wrong player takes the base it is now an OUT and not an EJECTION.
NEW BYLAWS that will effect teams.
State champions from a State Tournament with 16+ teams can appeal to their state director.
Teams that are a mandatory move up from 2007 must play the following year 2008 in a qualifier, State and either the Super Regional or World Series to be eligible to appeal for re-classification the next year 2009. Failure to do all of the three validations will result in the team not being ineligible for appeal.
Super World Series additional players pick-ups must come from a current NSA roster of the same or lower class that has not WON or RECEIVED a berth to the Super World Series of the same or lower class.
Super World NIT berth's for C,D and E must validate by playing in State PLUS either the Super Regional or World Series. Failure to validate will result in loss of the Super World Berth.
We can now pass the State Championships berth for the Super World until accepted in the Men's C, D and E Divisions.
We will now reward the Highest point leader at the deadline of September 1st, 2008 a Super World Berth. The highest point's leader on September 1st, 2008 (from the NSA National Point System) without already receiving a Super World Berth, in each State, in each Men's classification (B,C,D & E) will receive a berth to the Super World Series in their respective classification. To be eligable, the team must have played in a minimum of five (5) tournaments, one of which must be the State.
NSA will be offering B/C Super World NIT's. Berth's will be awarded as follows; The highest finishing in each class B & C will receive a Super World Berth and the travel will be retained by the respective classifications. (One "B" berth and One "C" berth will be given, regardless of number of teams in tournament). Example on travel - 3 B teams and 8 C teams would be as follows - The B Berth and travel would be $150, The C Berth and travel would be $400. Based on the number of teams in the B/C NIT from each classification.
We will have a Men's "ELITE" program and I will post the details below.
In 2009 we will be only offering 4 classifications in the Men's Divisions. These will be worked on and voted on at the 2008 National Convention.