Teams are given the option of being classified as either class A, or class B.  

Note: A team that dominates in class B may be moved up to class A at anytime during the season at the discretion of the USA Softball of RI JO Commissioner. While team registration begins in September of the current year, team/player classification begins on January 1st for the following season.    

Class B teams may play in Open, or class A tournaments, they cannot play in class C tournaments

Class A teams may only play in class A or Open tournaments