NEWS AND INFORMATION
How to qualify for Post
Registered teams may participate in NSA
tournaments. A team plays in a qualifying tournament
earn the right to participate in a post-season tournament.
To participate in a post-season tournament, your team must
qualify. A team qualifies by finishing 1st (World Series Berth
and State Berth) and 2nd (State Championship Berth) in a qualifying tournament. A team may qualify
from a lower
finishing position depending on if the teams finishing above
that team have already obtained the berth. Post Season
tournaments include State Championships
and World Series
Tournaments. A team does not have to
qualify for an N.I.T.,
however, tournament directors not familiar
with your team may
not allow you to participate in an N.I.T. unless
confirm that your team is appropriate for the requested level of
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NEW for 2013:
NSA has established new LEVELS of play for the Adult Men's slow pitch
these new levels of play are being ASSIGNED to teams for the 2013
Note: We have JUST STARTED the “Level Assignment” process with
Teams list, please be
patient while we complete the list of levels assigned to teams.
following levels of play will be instituted for the Men's slow pitch
Super - Elite - Gold - Silver - Bronze
THE APPEAL PROCESS IS THE SAME as in the past -AND- The National
is still reviewing all appeals.
To review the details of each level, go to www.PlayNSA.com - Select the
rule book link
and select 2013 Slow Pitch Rule Changes.
CLASSIFICATION/HOME RUN LIMITS FOR TEAMS PLAYING IN QUALIFIERS:
SUPER 8 home runs with one-up rule
ELITE 5 home runs with one-up rule
GOLD 3 home runs with one-up rule
SILVER 2 home runs with inning ending out
BRONZE 0 home runs with inning ending out
NOTE: It is the offensive team’s half inning, when the inning ending out
For 2013NSA will be using the national points
augmenting the points with our additional special
NSA league teams, Travel Points, Double points for
playing up a division, etc.
All 2013 tournaments will be listed on
this year along with the results of those
In 2013 you will be able to register online at
for tournaments after you've obtained your 2012
SEEDING FOR Men's State/NW Championships
Teams with the higher point total at State/NW Championships
#1 vs #3 - #1 has the option) for all games will always have
option at the plate meeting to be home or visitor -
Teams missing the managers meeting will lose that option for their first
game and/or possible subsequent games. So the more you
NSA events the more points you will earn.
How to qualify for State/NW Championships:
1. Top two finishers of any qualifying
tournament (provided #4 below is met). If a team has already
obtained a berth, then it passes down to the next team.
2. Play in a NIT and receive an automatic berth (provided
#4 below is met)
3. Win your division in a NSA sanctioned league - League
participation equals one NSA qualifying event (provided #4 below
4. At large berths will be awarded to teams not qualified
by the 3 options above and only if available:
Minimum requirements needed to validate your berth:
A. Men - Three NSA qualifying events
B. Coed - Two NSA qualifying events
C. Women - Two NSA qualifying events
How to qualify for Western Worlds:
1. Place first in a qualifying tournament
2. Participate in the State Tournament
Note: You must participate in the State Tournament to be
eligible for Western Worlds.
How to Retain the Super World Series Berths:
1. Teams must meet all
deadlines and paperwork requirements listed in the tournament packets.
INCLUDING having their roster ONLINE with ALL information
COMPLETE for ALL PLAYERS.
Note: States that use SS# for their DL# must supply at
least their last four digits of Drivers License #.
2. Teams receiving a berth from a SUPER NIT must participate
either the Super Regional or World Series Tournament.
3. Teams receiving a berth from their STATE TOURNAMENT must
participate in either or both:
Super Regional or World Series Tournament
4. State National Point Leader MUST have participated in their STATE
Championships and AT LEAST 4 (four)
additional NSA Tournaments during the season AND Team must
validate by participating in either a
Super Regional or World Series.
Note: Participate means to physically play in the tournament.
Paying for and then Not Showing for a tournament
will NOT validate the Super World Berth.