USSSA Membership Update – July 30, 2021

To our USSSA Members, Parents, and Athletes:

The 2022 season is upon us, and with it comes a tremendous amount of interest. As we begin to plan for one of our biggest seasons yet, we have decided to reevaluate recent updates to our membership platform.

After much consideration, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our athletes, teams, coaches, and members to postpone the deployment of GotSport for baseball, basketball, and fastpitch.

All team sports will continue to use USSSA’s current system, accessed via USSSA.com. While we work to strengthen our partnership with GotSport, members will be able to maintain use of our association’s current software.

Those who have already registered and paid dues via GotSport can rest assured that all payment and registration information will be transferred over to the USSSA system in a timely manner. This includes all membership dues, as well as team fees. 

At USSSA, we are striving to make our games the safest, fairest, and most-equitable they can possibly be. As we continue to push ourselves to the forefront of security and data integrity, we are confident that our relationship with GotSport will one day soon take us to this next level and help launch us further into the modern era.

Our priority remains with preparing our athletes for one of the most anticipated seasons to date. In the meantime, we pledge to do whatever we can as an organization to make the upcoming 2022 season one of our best yet.

We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to get our USSSA community registered. As always, our goal is to develop new strategies with you in mind. We plan to release more information regarding new membership platform updates as the situation evolves.

Thank you for your patience and for choosing to play USSSA.

Details regarding this change:
  • We are leaving the GotSport system in place until the USSSA.com system can be updated for the 2022 season.
  • We anticipate this will be available on Monday/Tuesday
  • For Coaches:
    • If you have begun the process in the GotSport system of creating the team, you can continue here to finish the process.
    • When the USSSA system is updated, all teams that have currently registered will be moved to that system.
    • If you completed your Background Check in this system, it will be transferred to the USSSA system as well.
  • For Players:
    • You do not need to continue the process here, you can wait until the USSSA.com system is back up and running and you will be in the original system.
  • Further details will be provided and communicated to registered users in the coming days.

 

 

Links

Account Log-in

Create User Account

Help Links
Team Registration

Message from our CEO Don DeDonatis

 

Where do I begin?  RIGHT HERE!!

These links will take you through a step-by-step process for getting your account created and set-up for USSSA for the new season beginning on August 1, 2021.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  COACH:  I entered without payment, how do I go back and pay by credit card now?

Q:  GUARDIAN:  I did not get my email to approve the roster addition.  How do I send it again?

About USSSA/GotSport Transition

Season Memberships

As a part of this new software, all active participants that are on a roster will be required to complete a season membership. Individual memberships are a new process for USSSA in 2022, here are the details of the process:

  • A season membership runs and are included in an entire competition season.  This membership is only for that particular season.
  • All Players (both Adult and Youth Sports) will be required to complete the season membership
  • All Coaches/Managers (anyone listed on the roster in these roles) will be required to complete the season membership
  • If you take on multiple roles (serve as a Player and a Coach) you will only be required to complete one season membership as an individual.
  • Season membership is $5 per individual.
  • Parents/Guardians DO NOT need a membership, only the players they are responsible for in the system

Team Registration

Beginning with the 2022 season, our registration process will change slightly.  In the past you were asked to create a new team each season.  In the GotSport platform your team will exist season after season and you will purchase a registration for the current season.

Here is a graphic that will detail the differences between 2021 season and the 2022 season registration process.

You will be prompted along the way to complete these actions, and the system will guide you along.  If you have not completed your Season Membership as a Coach and if you have not completed a background check if you are coaching a youth sport, you will not be able to proceed.  Please complete those two actions prior to registration of your team.

To register your team, click on the banner above and begin the process!

Documentation, Validation, and Safety Related Policies

With GotSport’s software platform, we have been able to access advanced analytics, maintain scheduling and registration and, most importantly, use data to enhance our member experience. As we continue to grow and rebuild team sports following an unprecedented year, these systems will help us sail into a brighter, more secure future.

While we all acclimate to this new platform, I wanted to provide additional context around two important safety-related policies taking effect immediately:

  • Birth certificates and legal documents will not be publicly available. While providing these documents are new to USSSA in the GotSport platform, our commitment to our athletes and families is not.  These documents are used only to verify the individual user’s identity. As an authority in sports management, GotSport provides a rigid data environment to help ensure the player on the roster is indeed the player on the field. Once these documents are uploaded, you will never have to upload them again.
  • Individuals will have the ability to decide whether they want their photo—or their subsequent youth player photo—to be shared publicly. Regardless of the decision, the photo is still required for user verification and roster purposes.

These new policies not only ensure that each player on a team roster matches a player on the field, they also help keep our games safe, fair, and equitable for every athlete.

We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to get acquainted with GotSport’s tools and technology. As always, our goal is to develop new strategies with you in mind