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Classifications & Divisions
The USSSA Baseball program was founded on and has grown by the merit of its multiple classification system. Many organizations have tried multiple levels of play but USSSA is the only association that makes it work.

USSSA offers four competitive (Travel Baseball) classifications (i.e.; Major, Triple-A, Double-A, Single-A). The higher the classification, the higher the level of play. In addition, USSSA offers a Recreational League play classification (i.e.; Rec League). Not all classifications are offered in every age division (see chart below).

Many teams try to let a postseason tournament location influence which USSSA classification they try to play in. Regrettably, USSSA Baseball does not operate this way. Teams are required to play in the appropriate classification which best matches their ABILITY. Teams are allowed to play up in age and / or classification but never down.
 
Comment: The below percentages are "Rules of Thumb" and could vary as much as +/- 10% per age division and / or classification.
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MAJOR

The Major classification consists of the top 15% - 20% of teams in the state; these are the teams that should be pursuing the Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series at ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Disney / Kissimmee, FL, the Louisville Slugger Major Baseball Championship at Big League Dreams and the National Youth Championships in Memphis, TN.

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TRIPLE-A (AAA)

The Triple-A classification consists of the next 25% - 30% of teams in the state and is designed for those teams which cannot attain qualification at the Major level.

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DOUBLE-A (AA)

The Double-A classification consists of the next 25% - 30% of teams in the state and is designed for those teams which cannot attain qualification at the Triple-A level.

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SINGLE-A (A)

The Single-A classification consists of the next 25% - 30% of teams in the state and is designed for those teams which cannot attain qualification at the Double-A level.
 
Comment: No new team may begin play in the Single-A classification. New teams must first prove on the field that they unable to be competitive at the Double-A level PRIOR to being reclassified to Single-A.
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REC LEAGUE

The Rec League classification is strictly for teams that play in Georgia USSSA Baseball Sanctioned Leagues. Rec League teams are allowed to participate in weekend tournaments if their Local League Rules permit such.

Trophy Hunters & Sandbaggers

Since every team's ability is subjective, the State Office reserves the right pursuant to USSSA Rules to reclassify a team up or down AT ANY TIME which demonstrates a skill level and ability, which in the sole opinion and discretion of the State Office, is over or under qualified for a specific classification of play.

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Trophy Hunting and Sandbagging shall not be tolerated in USSSA Baseball. Prevention of both acts is a TOP PRIORITY! It is the responsibility of EVERY team to monitor all other teams in their classification and report any possible violators to the State Office. Emails may be sent anonymously to ga.baseball@usssa.com. The State Office NEVER shares anonymous email information with anyone outside staff.

Competitive Single Age Divisions

4U:

T-Ball

5U:

Coach Pitch

6U:

Coach Pitch AAA
7U:
Coach Pitch AAA
7U:
Kid Pitch AAA
8U:
Coach Pitch AAA & AA*
.Comment: All 8U Coach Pitch teams start the season in AAA.  On April 15th, teams are split into AAA & AA by performance on the field.  Teams that have not played USSSA up to April 15th are still required to start in AAA and prove their ability.
8U:
Kid Pitch AAA & AA*
 
Comment: All 8U Kid Pitch teams start the season in AAA.  On April 15th, teams are split into AAA & AA by performance on the field.  Teams that have not played USSSA up to April 15th are still required to start in AAA and prove their ability.
9U:
Major, AAA & AA
10U: Major, AAA, AA & A
11U: Major, AAA, AA & A
12U: Major, AAA, AA & A
13U: Major, AAA, AA & A
14U: Major, AAA & AA
15U: Major, AAA & AA
15U: Scholastic Frosh
16U: Major, AAA & AA
16U: Scholastic Jr Varsity
17U: Major, AAA & AA
17U: Scholastic Varsity
18U: Major, AAA & AA
18U: Scholastic Varsity

Rec League Dual Age Groups

4U:

Rec League T-Ball

6U:

Rec League Coach Pitch
8U:
Rec League Coach Pitch 
10U: Rec League
12U: Rec League
14U: Rec League
16U: Rec League
18U: Rec League