2020 Classification IL&WI

2020 Year Start Classifications

Returning teams are required to start the 2020 season at the classification stated below.Illinois and Wisconsin USSSA Baseball does not move teams to a lower classification to start the upcoming season, we only move teams up in classification based on 2018 performance. If your team struggled in 2019 and would like to request to start the 2020 season at a lower classification, please email [email protected] and state the reasons to drop a class.

Undoubtedly, not everyone will agree with classifications. Any team wishing to appeal a reclassification may do so after playing a minimum of six USSSA tournament games after January 1, 2019 against teams in their new classification. Once the results for these games have been posted to the USSSA system, a review will be completed to determine if the team is competitive at the new level.

The term "competitive" is and always will be subjective. A team that plays a little below or above .500 in any classification is competitive. A team that loses every game by one run is also competitive.


Do your part to help the accountability of the USSSA system. View the rosters of the teams in your age division before you play them to make sure that they are compliant with roster rules. Tournament Directors are also being told this is a requirement of them hosting USSSA events now. The class system of play works if you are part of the accountability mechanism. USSSA is the only organization in the country that can make class play work as it should and monitor it.