NQ - NAGAAA Questions and WESA member eligibility for GSWS and other NAGAAA-sanctioned tournaments
WESA uses a tier system to group players into divisions for league play. Our Tier 1 and Tier 2 divisions provide for a simple approach for our members when choosing a playing experience. NAGAAA, the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (of which WESA is a proud member) uses a set of 28 questions to determine eligibility to play in one of their five divisions (A through E) at GSWS (Gay Softball World Series) and throughout the year in city tournaments around North America. NAGAAA refers to these questions as one's "Player Rating". WESA refers to these questions as "NAGAAA Questions" or “NQs”.
|"... NQs offer only a partial glimpse into the most readily quantifiable individual skills and do not offer a sound means of measuring the value one player brings to a team compared to another."
WESA's focus is on player experience, not player rating. As a NAGAAA member organziation, WESA is required to assess an NQ for all members for NAGAAA eligibility. WESA does not, however, use the NQs to determine eligibility or suitability for a specific tier in local league play.
NQ results are available to all WESA players if they request it, regardless of whether or not they participate in NAGAAA-sanctioned events. We caution, however, that the NQs offer only a partial glimpse into the most readily quantifiable individual skills and do not offer a sound means of measuring the value one player brings to a team compared to another. Outside of the NAGAAA eligibility system, the usefulness of the NQs is marginal, at best.
To view the NAGAAA Questions (NQ) Ratings Guidelines click here.