CLASSIFICATIONS

Team classifications are based on the Play It Forward Sportz Fastpitch program. Due to the differences in state's school ball programs, classification programs may differ from state to state. 

New Season Classification Guidelines:

 

Below are guidelines to assist you when sanctioning your teams for a new season:

If you are staying in the same age bracket (9U to 10U, 11U to 12U, 13U to 14U, and 15U to 16U is considered the same age bracket), these are the starting criteria for your classification:

  • If you were a C team the previous year, you should begin in B or higher.

  • If you were a B team the previous year, you should begin in A.

If you are moving up an age bracket these are the starting criteria for your classification:

  • If you were a C team the previous year, you may begin in C.

  • If you were a B team the previous year, you should begin in B or A.

  • If you were an A team the previous year, you should begin in A.  Not required if you move up, but suggested. 

In the event that your team does not remain intact and has turnover:

  • If you return 6 players from the previous season, you are subject to begin where the classification dictates

  • If you return 5 or less, then you will be subject to begin in a classification based upon all player’s previous teams.

In-Season Reclassification:

Team classifications are based on power ratings, tournament results and by overall team performance on the field.  Team classifications will be reviewed throughout the season to ensure we have teams in the appropriate class of play.  Please note that teams may be reclassified at any time by the Play It Forward Sportz State Office.

Classification Guidelines: If ANY of the below benchmarks are met by your team, there is a strong chance your team will be moved up or down to the next higher/lower classification.

Criteria to Move Up: (A minimum of 8 scored games)

  • If your team accumulates an 1,100 power ranking or higher

  • If your team's in class record is 70% or higher

  • If your team has finished 1st or 2nd in 3 or more tournaments

  • If your team has a run differential of 4 or more

Criteria to Move Down: (A minimum of 8 scored games)

  • If your team has a power ranking of 400 or less

  • If your team's in class record is 30% or less

  • If your team has a run differential of -4 or more

 

Play It Forward Sportz

Lori Strode
Phone: 217-840-7929
Email: lori@playitforwardsportz.com
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