The Sportsplex has hosted tournaments for the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) for more than 10 years and is the state’s premier facility that hosts USSSA events. The USSSA West Tennessee State Tournament has been a fixture here for each season the ballpark has been open, and currently hosts the odd-numbered age groups (7s, 9s, 11s, and 13s) for that event.
USSSA is based in Viera (Brevard County), Florida and is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including baseball, fastpitch, slow pitch, karate, basketball, soccer and more.
USSSA events are played largely by The Official MLB Rules of Baseball, with a few minor adjustments. The Sportsplex hosts two Global Sports World Series qualifiers (March 9-11 and May 18-20) through the USSSA system, giving teams an opportunity to qualify to play post-season ball at the organization’s new facility near Daytona Beach, Florida. On many other spring, summer, and fall weekends, the Sportsplex hosts USSSA state qualifiers.
USSSA has 4 basic divisions: Class A for start-ups and recreation ball teams; Class AA for average travel ball teams who may have some experience but don’t have an abundance of exceptional pitching; Class AAA for above-average travel teams with a solid starting pitching rotation; and Majors for the cream of the crop in their age group.