FAQ’s

Texas Tournament Baseball has a proud tradition of customer service. With the shear number of teams currently playing USSSA baseball in the Metroplex, it is getting almost impossible to answer or return each all or to prioritize more than 100 emails per day.

Listed below are the most frequent questions along with their answers. This will be a growing list as questions are submitted.

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Does my team have to have USSSA insurance?

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Team must be insured - NO EXCEPTIONS.  Team; however, are not forced to purchase USSSA insurance.  Please consult you insurance provider or league to insure that ALL players are covered.  Example, if you are using your league's insurance, a condition of the policy may only cover "league" players; therefore, players not playing in the "league" are not covered.

USSSA does not require teams to purchase USSSA Team Insurance.  Teams are however, required to carry General Liability coverage in the amount of $2,000,000.00 and Medical (Secondary Medical) coverage in the amount of $100,000.00 from a reputable provider.

The USSSA policy covers all team personnel including players, coaches, volunteers and bat boys / girls for games, practices, team meetings, banquets and even fundraisers; it also covers legal defense expenses.  In addition, the policy also includes sports accident medical coverage.

With the GREAT RATES for USSSA Team Insurance, why would you even consider taking a chance? 

To download a USSSA Team Insurance Brochure,

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Can a player be on 2 rosters?

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Short answer is YES.  A player can be listed on more than 1 roster; however, he can only play with 1 team per weekend event.  In addition, once a team is frozen for any reason, the player is removed from all other.  We often see unintended consequences because a "guest" player will get froze and removed from the players regular team.  If his regular teams is also frozen, the player cannot return.

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I have a question about a team’s roster, what do I do?

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First and foremost, questions regarding any team's classification should be worked through the Head Coach/Manager that is listed on the USSSA website.  We will be NOT HAVE ANY CONVERSATIONS with anyone other than the team's official representative.

USSSA Texas set the classifications of all Texas based USSSA.  If you have a question or a concern, contact Mr. Frank Griffin, USSSA State Director via email.

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I want to register my team with USSSA, what do I have to do

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In order to play in a USSSA sanctioned event, your team must be registered through USSSA.  This is done at www.usssa.com.  Here is link to their CREATE AND REGISTER A TEAM page.

Go to www.usssa.com and click on the sport your team or member plays to enter the site. Click on Create User ID. This is located across the top of the page in red. You will be required to fill in each box. After filling out all required information, click on submit. Your log in id will be displayed. (Be sure to write down your log in id and password and keep it in a safe place, or simply print the page.) You will then be given the option to log in for the first time.

Click on Create A Team or Member to register your team or member. Once you have filled out all required information, click submit. A big yellow box will display asking you to register the team on line. Click on the button inside the box to go to the payment page. Fill in all required fields on this page and click on Submit Payment. After your credit card has been approved, you will receive a confirmation page.

It's also a good idea to print this page.

Click on Return to USSSA to go back to your team/member page. You will then be given the option to purchase team insurance on line. You will find your registration number to the right of your team class.

See more at: http://www.usssa.com/TeamWebHelp#/collapseOne

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I have player conflicts, can I request not to play at a certain time?

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Yes. All Special Request must go through our website's My Coach's Home Page. Please review our Special Request Policy.

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How do I register my team for a Texas Tournament Baseball Tournament?

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Texas Tournament Registration require all teams go through the USSSA site.  By doing so insures that all team meet the USSSA classification and roster rules.  Unless we have a hardship, we do not "pencil" teams in.

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When is the payment deadline?

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Unless otherwise stated, the cut off for registration payment is 5pm the Monday preceding the start of the tournament.  We require that all registration fees are paid BEFORE any team will be scheduled.

If for some reason you have a hardship, you need to all Perry Holloway at 214.906.2556.  "I'm collecting money on Thursday" is not a hardship.

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How can I pay my registration fees?

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We HIGHLY suggest team pay their registration fees through the USSSA site at the time of registration. Teams can also pay their registration fees through the "My Coach's Home Page" on the TTB site or they can send a check made payable to Texas Tournament Baseball to the address listed on the Contract Us page.

Checks are not deposited until the tournament begins; therefore, if you are collecting funds at a later day, you can send a check.

Please understand that we work strictly from a First Pay/First Play policy.  All payment are logged in our system with a date/time stamp down the second.

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I paid through the USSSA site and I paid more that the stated tournament fee, did I pay too much?

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USSSA charges a $15 "convenience fee to pay through the USSSA site.   This fee is NOT PART of the registration fees.

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Is there a GATE FEE and how can I pay it?

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Every Texas Tournament Baseball event has a gate fee, either a TEAM GATE or and PER PERSON ENTRANCE FEE.

Unless otherwise stated, a TEAM GATE of $125.00 is due before your first pool game.  Team will NOT be allowed to take the field unless this fee has been PAID IN FULL.

Gate Fees CANNOT be paid through the USSSA site.  They can; however, be paid through your My Coach's Home Page or at the time of check in.  If payment is made at the park, only cash or check is accepted.

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Where is the “My Coach’s Home Page” and What is it important to me?

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Your My Coach's Home Page is a critical part of your tournament experience with Texas Tournament Baseball.

The My Coach's Home Page allow teams to self manage any of the mundane and repetitive task, such as, making registration and gate fees payments, requesting refunds or withdrawals and asking for scheduling consideration can all be accomplished through by the team without any assistance from our staff or USSSA staff. In other words, no more waiting for a return call or email.

When we receive your USSSA registration, our website compares the registration email information to information contained within our data base.

If the software doesn't find a match, it creates a new account and emails the login credentials to the email address contained within the registration email.  WE ONLY USE THE EMAIL ADDRESS CONTAINED IN THE USSSA SITE.

If a match is found, we simply append your team's record with the current information.

 

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I need to make scheduling request?

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All scheduling request MUST go through the My Coach's Home Page.

Scheduling is a massive undertaking that occurs in a very limited amount of time. Texas Tournament Baseball will make an effort to help teams with scheduling conflicts. Please understand simply requesting consideration does not constitute TTB's acceptance of the request. Teams must be able to play at their scheduled time and all refund policies will apply.

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