Minnesota Thread

wildthing81

Active Member
Any off season happenings locally to talk about?

I'll start first, I know the silverbacks folded their C team. ( sorry Bell).

I also think its really cool that the Super and AA ASA championship will be in minnesota. Yoke I expect to see your team in this!!!
 

Yoke

Too sweeeeeeeet
Any off season happenings locally to talk about?

I'll start first, I know the silverbacks folded their C team. ( sorry Bell).

I also think its really cool that the Super and AA ASA championship will be in minnesota. Yoke I expect to see your team in this!!!
The only shot I have to get on a team in that tourney is if word gets around about my neat handwriting and ability to do a scorebook. I will hopefully go watch though. Should be a lot of fun.
 

Beauner

Starting Player
The only shot I have to get on a team in that tourney is if word gets around about my neat handwriting and ability to do a scorebook. I will hopefully go watch though. Should be a lot of fun.
My team was already asking Pfeff if he needed broadcasters for it after we had so much fun doing C nattys. Maybe you can be the official book ;)
 

Beauner

Starting Player
The rules that Lacelle put in for picking players hurts
I don't think most of those are her rules.
Taken from SoftballCenter:

2021 USSSA Challenge Cup Rules

TEAM GUIDELINES

Players must have played USSSA in 2020.

Men & Women players MUST the Player Ranking Value (PRV) of the 2020 season to participate

ALL managers and players MUST be approved by your respective State Director.

Teams shall not represent more than 3 players from one team. Exemption: Approval of the State Director and the event director due to the lack of player participation at that level.

No Players can play in a lower class.

MAJOR DIVISIONS – No player PRV restrictions

B DIVISIONS – PRV of B Elite or Lower

C DIVISIONS – PRV of C Elite or Lower

D DIVISIONS – PRV of D Elite or Lower

E DIVISIONS – PRV of E Elite or Lower

Example: PRV of D in 2020, can only play D or above. PRV C on a D team in 2020, cannot play on a D team for the Challenge Cup. USSSA Challenge Cup teams are not allowed to have "Drop Downs" and/or "Chips" on their respective rosters.
 

EAJuggalo

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The must play three USSSA Tournaments is her rule. MN teams aren't going to be able to compete with the sandbagging that gets done in FL, the Northeast and CA. The Central Florida team that won E had at least 5 guys that I've seen in the final four at E worlds over the last three years. The fact that most of the MN guys haven't played a game in three months probably hurts them too.
 

alp312

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It is also my understanding that Lacelle also makes it 3 MNRPA events, not just USSSA. So tournaments like Military, Huff n Puff, Duk Duk, Frolics, do not count because they are not a MNRPA event.
 

Beauner

Starting Player
It is also my understanding that Lacelle also makes it 3 MNRPA events, not just USSSA. So tournaments like Military, Huff n Puff, Duk Duk, Frolics, do not count because they are not a MNRPA event.
I don't remember seeing anything about MNRPA in her posts before about challenge cup eligibility but I'm tired so maybe I'm forgetting?
 

wildthing81

Active Member
To me its weird to think about a challenge cup anything from MN-WI, Usssa barely exists in minnesta, doesnt exist in WI. There are just some D teams that will play limited utrip i guess, but mainly were are ASA. Then to further complicate matters you play alot of sourthern and western teams that basically can play year round, yeah????? I mean i guess its a cool honor, but i have a real hard time bying into the idea if your from the midwest and berried in the snow and cold for 5 months and then trying to play after cage bombs and limited to no fielding for months....JMO....We used to go down to Arkansas in Feburary to play in one of their Classics, i'd bring some conference dudes down with me along with the local fellas and we'd get steamrolled by C teams who had played 5 or 6 tournies already.

Hoping that isnt the case for us when we go to Kentucky in early march.
 
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