Team Points & Standings

How Does The Alliance Calculate Points & league Standings?

How Does My Team Earn Points?

Teams earn points by live scoring and streaming Points Events with AthletesGoLive.


  • League Schedules include a list of existing tournaments in your area
  • Look for "Event Type" to see which tournaments are Points Events or Qualifiers
  • Use the AGL EVENT ID when scoring your games with AthletesGoLive
  • The Alliance only receives game results from events with an AGL EVENT ID and when teams score and stream with AthletesGoLive
  • Game results from these events are automatically added to your Alliance Rating and will be visible on your Alliance Team Profile


  • All games MUST be streamed & scored using AthletesGoLive (AGL) to calculate team points and your Alliance Rating. 
  • AthletesGoLive created an automated process for the Alliance Fastpitch to automatically receive all game results for Alliance Teams – including a report of what teams played each other, game scores, and stats.

If you do not score your games in AGL, they will not be included in our leaderboard calculations because the Alliance does not receive an automated record of your game results scored on any other platform. 

  • To confirm your Alliance ID has been tied to your AGL account, log into your AGL team account (app or web) and your Alliance ID will be listed on the HOME page. If it is blank, please follow these instructions to register for AGL: Click here

The Alliance Rating System

The Alliance Rating System is based on the ELO rating system.

  • The Alliance Rating System is your team's current rating (very similar to RPI in college softball).
  • All teams start off with an initial Alliance Rating of 1600 points at the beginning of the season. 
  • Teams exchange points based on outcome of games
    • A team that does better than expected improves its rating
    • A team that does worse than expected lowers its rating
  • Stronger teams must beat weaker teams consistently to maintain or increase rating
  • Weaker teams can play stronger teams without having to win a lot of games and still improve their rating
  • Teams have an incentive to play STRONG teams

What is the Alliance Rating System used for?

  • Your Alliance Rating will rank your team within your League and within National leaderboards.
    • League rankings can be found on each Alliance Member League website and your Team Profile
    • National rankings can be found on Alliance National Leaderboards and your Team Profile
  • Leagues will use the Alliance Rating System to assist in the seeding of League Championships
  • The AFCS Seeding Committee will use the Alliance Rating System to assist in the seeding process of the AFCS for 14U, 16U & 18U (*Note that your team rating is only part of the process. To review the full Seeding Committee process click here).

Earning Points


  • OFFICIAL SCORING: You must stream & score the game in AthletesGoLive (AGL) in order to receive points.


  • EVENT: Use the AGL EVENT ID to identify the tournament you are playing in.


  • OPPONENT: Ensure you select the correct opponent AGL ID when scheduling your games within AGL. This will help with the accuracy of the points awarded based on the matchup.
    • If using team name you need to confirm the AGL ID next to the team name is correct to ensure we are accurately capturing your points based on your opponent.
    • Reference the ALLIANCE TEAM LIST or your LEAGUE TEAM LIST to easily find your opponent's AGL ID.
    • Enter the opponent's ALLIANCE ID if they do not have an AGL ID.


  • TIE BREAKER (for teams facing off with the same rating):
    Strength of Schedule > Strength of Victory > Runs Against > Runs Scored


  • The amount of points awarded for each game is based on the win probability of the game. If you are expected to win (i.e. your team has a higher rating than your opponent) you will receive less points for a win. If you are expected to lose, but end up winning, you will receive more points for a win.
Alliance Power Points
  • Alliance Power Points (APP) will be awarded when traveling to a different League’s territory or when playing a traveling team from a different League in an Alliance endorsed event. 
  • Alliance Power Points will be awarded based on the following:
Travelling Team Tie 2 Neutral Ground Tie 2
Traveling Team Loss 1 Neutral Ground Loss 1
Local Team Wins 2
Local Team Tie 1

Please contact with any questions about Alliance Rating System.