2017 Ontario Select Softball Tournament Association Eligibility

Age groups for Select follow the standard age groupings up to and including Bantam.

Mite Born in 2007 - 2008
Squirt Born in 2005 - 2006
Novice / Pee Wee Born in 2003 - 2004
Bantam Born in 2001 - 2002

For the 2017 season the Midget Boys and Midget Girls age groupings are often allowed as follows

Boys 2000 – 1997 plus 2 players up to 2 year older (1995 or 1996) who cannot pitch
Girls 2000 – 1997 plus 2 players up to 2 year older (1995 or 1996) who cannot pitch

WARNING: If you have overage Midget players it is best to confirm their eligibility with the host to avoid showing up on the day of the tournament and finding out that your team has ineligible players.

New Starting in 2015

  • TEAM Eligibility For the  OSSTA Championships and the OASA / OSSTA Championships are:
    • All teams from all Associations must play in one of the OSSTA scheduled Tournaments in order to participate at the August OSSTA Provincial Championships and the OASA / OSSTA Provincial Championships.
  • New Starting in 2016
  • Player Eligibility For the OSSTA Championships and the OASA / OSSATA Championships are:
    • Each player from each Association's Team must play in one of the OSSTA scheduled tournaments in order to participate at the August OSSTA Provincial Championships and the OASA / OSSTA Provincial Championships. Being listed on the roaster but not playing means the player is ineligible to play in the August Provincial Championships.
    • An exception maybe granted to a player to play on the Championship weekend who could not meet the above condition providing the necessary documentation indicating the reason why is submitted to the OSSTA on week prior to the tournament.
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Player eligibility means the following:

  • Players are not OASA or PWSA carded during the calendar year.
  • Players are registered / insured with and play in your house league association.
  • Players are not allowed to play as call-ups for teams outside their registered Association.
  • Players who did not make an Association's Select Team are not allowed to play for any other Association's Select Team.
  • If an Association can form two teams at the same division (e.g. Squirt), players from Team "A" are not allowed to play for Team "B" or visa versa. Calls ups for Team "A" or Team "B" must come the house league players not playing Select at that division or from a Select Team from a lower Division. Players from either Team are allowed to be call ups to the higher division.

Select players are allowed to play in only 1 Rep tournament or are permitted to play as a call up in 2 individual Rep games. Select players are not allowed to play Rep in both situations.

 

Additional Player Eligibility for Interlocking Teams

  • Associations playing in an interlocking loop may form a single Select team under the following conditions:
  • If an Association only has one House League Team at a specific division and cannot form a Select Team on their own they are allowed to join with another Association provided that the joining Association only has one House League Team at the same division and cannot form a Select Team on their own and each Associations play in the same Interlocking Loop.
  • Neither Association is already fielding a team within the same Select Division.
  • If either Association has a Select team at the lower division, these players are not allowed to be called up to play Select for the combined team. Call-ups for the combined Select team must come from the House League Division from either Association.
  • Players from the combined team are not allowed to play as call-ups for any other Select team.
  • Players who did not make the combined Select Team are not allowed to play for any other Association's Select Team. They should be used as call-ups for the combined team.
  • Executive permission has been granted from both Associations. Copy of permission is on file along with proof of insurance for the combined team with the OSSTA. Note the team will be required to submit these papers to each Tournament Host.
  • Notification from the two Associations along with a copy of the Teams roster have been filed with the OSSTA.