a. Male and Female players that are classified Major Fast Pitch by the local association in which they reside must remain in that classification until changed by the same local association.
b. Any Men’s Class B or C Fast Pitch player who earns First Team All Tournament, MVP or outstanding player awards and whose team is reclassified pursuant to Article 507 ( H ) ( 02 ) or Article 507 ( H ) ( 03 ), must pitch at the higher classification their next USA Softball playing season.
c. Foreign Pitchers will be classified by the Men’s Fast Pitch Territory and National Classification boards. Unclassified foreign pitchers will not be eligible to pitch in Men’s Class C.
d. In all adult Fast Pitch, no USA National Team Member may participate below the Class A Classification.
e. All Men’s Fast Pitch players and or teams rated below Major are eligible to participate in the Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship and retain their eligibility for their original classification in Championship Play.
f. Men’s Major Fast Pitch Players will be classified by a restricted fast pitch players list. The restricted fast pitch players list will be available on the USA Softball website and this list will be updated, modified and/or revised on a regular and continuous basis, but will be finalized by August 15 each year for the current year’s National Championship Finals. The players on this list are ineligible to participate in the Men’s Class A, B, and C Fast Pitch classification. Any appeals regarding this list can be made through the National Office to the Fast Pitch Classification Board.
NOTE: Players that have no USA Softball playing history should be handled in the following manner. If a track record of a player can be verified in another National Association that player can be rated at that level or higher.