USSSA Guest Policies & Viper Policy

We are posting the USSSA Guest Player link here for all to see.  USSSA is the main sanctioned/ governing body the NJ Vipers participates with (we do do others, however this is the most common) most often and is the best one to share with our coaches, parents and players.

In addition to the guest policy for USSSA, the NJ Vipers policy that we are posting @ 6/18/19 is:

  1. Guest players must receive Vipers organizational approval.  Guests will only be approved if we have determined no internal options exist (ie. offering the opportunity to another Vipers player first)
  2. Guest players must sign, acknowledge & adhere to waivers and hold halmless documents.  No exceptions.  Failure for a coach or team to do so can result in disciplinary action.
  3. Guest Players will bat last (unless another Vipers player…in that case the Viper player can be inserted anywhere).  No guest player can bat ahead of exisitng rostered players
  4. Guest players must play.  The Vipers do not offer a guest role to a player to have that player commit to a day, travel (usually in excess of 1 hour) to sit and watch others play.
  5. Unless the player is playing a “skilled position” (ie, catcher, pitcher), the player should be playing an outfield or secondary position.  Again, if aniother Viper player, coaches need to use their best judgment.
  6. While we want the guest players to play, they should not be playing ahead of exisiting, rostered Viper players.  An example of this is a rostered player should not be sitting a whole game while a guest player plays a whole game.  Reasonable and suitable substitution opportunities need to be explored and deployed.
  7. Guest players are to be given team jerseys and pants (if necessary) to ensure the team is outfitted as a team.  Coaches can obtain guest jerseys upon request.
  8. The responsibility of team members to stay in touch with their coaches on availability is critical…guests are great ways to ensure enough players are available and the team is competitive.  It is also a way to recruit players onto the team for either the current season (if available) or future seasons.
  9. The Vipers prohibits existing Vipers players to guest for other Club organizations.


USSSA Announcement 

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