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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 three competitive (Travel Baseball) classifications (i.e.; Major, Triple-A & Double-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 Louisville Slugger Major Baseball Championship in Dallas / Mansfield, TX, the Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series at ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Disney and Kissimmee, FL, as well as the National Youth Championships "The Show!" at ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Disney.

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TRIPLE-A (AAA)

The Triple-A classification consists of the next 35% - 40% 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 35% - 40% of teams in the state and is designed for those teams which cannot attain qualification at the Triple-A level.

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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 (ALL)

5U:

Coach Pitch (ALL)

6U - 7U:

Coach Pitch Triple-A (AAA)
7U:
Kid Pitch Triple-A (AAA)
8U:
Coach Pitch Triple-A (AAA)
Coach Pitch Double-A (AA)*
Kid Pitch Triple-A (AAA)
Kid Pitch Double-A (AA)*
*All 8U teams start in Triple-A.  In mid April teams are split into Double-A & Triple-A by performance on the field.  Any team not playing USSSA by mid April is still required to start in Triple-A and prove their ability PRIOR to being reclassified to Double-A.
9U - 14U:
Major
Triple-A (AAA)
Double-A (AA)
15U:
Major
Triple-A (AAA)
Double-A (AA)
Scholastic Frosh
16U:
Major
Triple-A (AAA)
Double-A (AA)
Scholastic Sophomore
17U:
Major
Triple-A (AAA)
Scholastic Junior
18U:
Major
Triple-A (AAA)
Scholastic Senior

Recreation Dual Age Groups

6U:

Coach Pitch Rec & All-Star

8U:

Coach Pitch Rec & All-Star

10U:

Rec & All-Star
12U:
Rec & All-Star
14U:
Rec & All-Star
16U:
Rec & All-Star
18U:
Rec & All-Star