USA Softball of Alaska Mandatory Player Classification (Restricted Player List)

History

In 2013, the Alaska Amateur Softball Association (Alaska ASA/USA) created a Restricted Player list to increase team and tournament participation in the upper men’s and coed leagues. A similar method is used nationally to create parity among the higher divisions. USA Softball of Alaska (USASA) leadership has adopted similar guidelines for the State of Alaska. USASA ultimately decides who is considered a Restricted Player, and the list is revised before each season. Below is the current Restricted List for the 2018 season, as well as the guidelines teams must follow when building their teams with Restricted and Men’s Comp Players.

2019 Restricted Players

LAST NAME FIRST NAME ASSOCIATION
Abreu Julio ASA
Alailefaleula Tui ASA
Briggs Ben ASA
Carter Josh MSSA
Chadwell Jordan ASA
Daly Rob ASA
Duncan Todd GHSA
Fennel Nate NA
Ferreira Charlton NA
Haas Kc ASA
Hill Jamar NA
Homerding Kris ASA
Homerding Nick ASA
Kenion Marcel NA
Inderieden Chris GHSA
McGinnis Jay ASA
Norman Randy ASA
Parrish Phil ASA
Pinson Steffan ASA
Powers Chase ASA
Rodriguez Reymi ASA
Roe Bobby ASA
Roman Guillermo GHSA
Smith Matt ATSA/ASA
Stinson Ryan ASA
Waltrich Josh NA

Allowable Restricted/Comp Players for Men's and Coed Leagues

League and Division Number of Restricted Allowed Number of Men's Comp Allowed
Men's Comp Maximum of 4 N/A
Men's C Maximum of 1 Maximum of 3
Men's D and lower None allowed None allowed
Coed A Maximum of 2 N/A
Coed B Maximum of 1 Max of 2 (Men's). Max of 3 (Coed A)
Coed C None allowed Max of 1 (Men's); Max of 3 (Coed B)
Coed D and lower None allowed None allowed

Tournament Play

Additionally, no team may exceed the maximum limit of Restricted Players allowable for their league during either league or tournament play.

  • Men’s Comp: Teams that contain four (4) Restricted Players on their league roster may not add any Restricted Players as pick up players for any league or tournament games. A team whose league roster does not contain the total allowable of four (4) Restricted Players may use Restricted Players as pick up players up until the maximum number of four (4) is reached. 
  • Men’s C: Only Restricted Players who are on league rosters are allowed to participate. Restricted Players may not be used as pick up players in this league. 
  • Coed A: Teams that contain two (2) Restricted Players on their league roster may not add any Restricted Players as pick up players for any league or tournament games. A team whose league roster does not contain the total allowable of two (2) Restricted Players may use Restricted Players as pick up players up until the maximum number of two is reached.
  • Coed B:  Only Restricted Players who are on league rosters are allowed to participate. Restricted Players may not be used as pick up players in this league. 

Appeal Process

Starting January 1st each year, players who have been placed on the Restricted List may appeal their rating to USA Softball of Alaska. Appeals will be accepted through February 28. After this date, appeals will not be accepted until January of the following year.

USA Softball of Alaska has drafted these guidelines based on the USA SA Code, National recommendations from USA Softball Leadership, and an internal Alaska Softball Committee. In addition, USA SA continually collaborates with local associations and team managers for feedback and input. This player rating system has created parity among teams in the higher divisions over the last several years and will continue to be utilized.