Whether youre looking for news and updates about usa softball or want the official rules of softball in the palm of your hand, usa softball has you covered. Drop 3rd strike rule in fastpitch softball candice einspahr. From this page you can access the monthly files intended to sharpen your skills as a usa softball umpire. The infield and outfield, including the boundary marks from the apex of home plate to 1st and 3rd, and their extended foul lines, are fair ground. For the latest, most accurate documentation see your local district commissioner or state association commissioner or refer to the rules book distributed to you upon annual registration. The most current accurate definition of the usa softball rules of play may not be reflected in legacy copies of usa softball material. Safety base rules are going to vary by code, not by sport. Wherever he or him or their related pronouns may appear in this rule book. Softball rules and regulations divisions 10u all play will be judged according to the rules set down by the amateur softball association asa with the following exceptions, variations, etc. Make sure you are looking it up in the book of the organization you are playing. Asa softball rules for the playing areathe softball pitches vary based on whether it is a mens game or a womens game. In order to purchase softballs, teams, andor leagues, must be a member of the usa softball of michigan, as this is a. Well be in touch with news, updates, and ways you can help the team.
As of 20 you can however, receive the official rule book on your smart phone or tablet at click or type the link into a mobile device. Absolutely, coaches should be required to read the rule book. You can receive the rule book either when you register an asa team or if you register as an umpire. Senior softball world championships code of ethics as a participant in a senior softballusa senior softball world championships tournament, including qualifiers and international tours, i agree to conduct myself as a gentleman or lady both on and off the field, and that when playing i will. Usa softball is the national governing body of softball for rules and policies. Each year, little league provides its constituent leagues with current little league rules, regulations, and policies that outline and define the operation of the program.
What are the current rules and regulations regarding slow pitch softball bats. Allen sports association is a nonprofit youth sport organization that was founded in 1976. Wherever he or him or their related pronouns may appear in this rule book either as words. There are also different rules for slow pitch softball and fast pitch softball. Dont forget to get registered for spring worlds and make a run at winning the championship rings. The board of directors of the spring branchmemorial sports association sbmsa hereby empowers the board of girls softball commissioners to administer all phases of this. Since its inception in 1984, babe ruth softball has grown tremendously to become a premier softball program throughout the united states and canadaand is also the fastest growing division in babe ruth league, inc. Drop 3rd strike rule in fastpitch softball youtube. You can also get the asa case book as a pdf, but, again, it is bundled with other stuff in this case, the clinic guide. While there are some common fastpitch rules the specifics will differ greatly depending on what type of softball league or tournament you are playing in. Each team manager shall be obligated to secure a current copy of the official asa rules of softball and the cbsa. Usa softball of southern california organizes youth clinics, umpire seminars and conducts national qualifying tournaments in slow pitch and fast pitch for. You also have to be persistent in finding these on the asa site.
A situation not specifically covered in these local rules will be governed by asa rules. Usa softball of southern california is an affiliate of usa softball, the national governing body of softball in the united states and a united states olympic committee usoc voting member. Blue book 60 provides the ultimate teaching and reference tool for umpires. Welcome to the rule clarifications and plays umpire page. The asa rules allow for extra innings to be played in the event of a tie at the end of the seventh inning. The seven innings in a fastpitch softball game lasts the length of time it takes three batters to strike out on each team.
Asa has also developed a new series of instructional dvds featuring usa softball womens national team head coach, mike candrea, andrea duran, caitlin lowe and pitching ace, cat osterman. Softball offers something for everyone from worldclass international competitions with professional and. Asausa softball 10u rules in effect, except as follows. No new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes, drop dead at 1 hour 45 minutes. Players of almost any age, from young children to senior citizens, can play slowpitch softball, and many play in leagues or tournaments governed by amateur softball association of america rules.
The fastpitch america softball association will use the following basic rules for batting and base running. To establish uniform softball rules and regulations. Clarifies that game management or a state administrator may establish a deadball media area within the confines of the field, but that area will remain a deadball area throughout the game. Also known as the junior olympic program, the asa s youth division is one of the countrys largest kids sports organizations. Pick here for general table of contents pick here for. Rule clarifications and plays welcome to the rule clarifications and plays umpire page. And to stock up on stylish team usa gear that you can wear all year round, visit the team usa shop. Mens, womens, and corec slow pitch softball rules current a.
Addendum to the forth edition book is in yellow background and italicized. The amateur softball association asa sets rules and regulations for softball. This video will help a catcher or coach learn the ends and outs of the drop 3rd strike rule. Asarules will apply except as modified and where noted in this rulebook. What are the current rules and regulations regarding slow. Usa softball publishes an updated rule book for softball each year which is widely used by adult and youth recreational leagues in the united states and abroad. Any reprinting of the official rules without the expressed written consent of the international softball federation is strictly prohibited. The words junior olympic or the initials jo refer to youth softball. This will ensure we have good contact information for you and will allow the nsa to track your teams across seasons and improve your abilities with regard to annually resanctioning. Girls not wearing a mask will only be allowed to play in the outfield. Governing mens and womens softball, asa rules are modified to accommodate players ages. I only find the updates or changes to certain rules. Per asa website the asa rule books are not for sale.
Usa softball of washington rules and code changes for 2017 see wasa website championship play will follow usa sofball rules for ace and background checks. Updates to add the new usa softball all games certification mark. Also known as the junior olympic program, the asas youth division is one of the countrys largest kids sports organizations. Team and player eligibility rules not specifically covered above shall be referred to the usssa fastpitch national committee only. For the fast pitch game, the asa softball rules 2009 say that the distance between the two bases should be 60 ft for both men and women. If you are a coach or team manager, or an umpire you must create an account first before you can apply for membership. Asa has developed a user friendly, online training program that will assist coaches across the country in coaching youth softball. Asa amateur softball association homepage certified slow pitch softball equipment asa. The official guide and rule book of the national organization includes all bylaws and rules. Learn more about coaching your child and download printable resources and practice plans from usa softball. Asa official rules of softball umpire edition sports websites. Bsc softball, inc page 2 of 36 bsc softball 2020 official slow pitch rule book official slow pitch softball rules adopted, published, and distributed by bsc softball inc.
Cbsa has modified the asa official rules to best accommodate the youth who participate in this program, particularly the american league divisions. Usa softball of oklahoma is dedicated solely for the development of recreational and competitive softball programs across this great state. Girls fastpitch softball rules girls fastpitch softball. The catchers box, bases, coachs boxes, batters boxes and 3 foot first base line shall be as in the the field diagram. Pick here for general table of contents pick here for playing rules table of contents. The usa softball of arkansas asa supports all levels of play. Asa softball rule book with the exceptions or explanations noted in the following paragraphs.
In order to keep the fastpitch america softball association rulebook as streamlined as possible, we will refer back to the national federation of high schools nfhs rulebook for all rules and case studies. Asa softball rules per asa website the asa rule books are not for sale. Asa softball rules my youth baseball youth baseball. The fastpitch field diagram base and pitching measurement 60 bases. Official softball rule book 20182021 european softball federation. This website is powered by the sportsengine platform, but is owned by and subject to the usa softball of. With a few exceptions most notably the pitching technique slowpitch.
Effect sec 6fii 1 failure to wear the batting helmet when ordered to do so by the umpire shall cause. At the congress of the world baseball softball confederation, a number of changes in softball rules were approved. The amateur softball association determines the rules for fastpitch softball in. These are the same rules that most high schools and all of the ncaa colleges follow. The ncaa official softball rulebook for 2010 sets several requirements for the field. The usa softball rules were also used for the softball competition when it was an olympic sport between 1996 and 2008. Our state association follows the constitution, code and bylaws of usa softball of illinois. The asa rules allow for extra innings to be played in the event of a tie at the.1304 744 171 160 154 1641 1157 230 1152 484 1361 1394 1193 1524 417 989 1552 557 1013 1495 658 245 50 288 1178 21 297 1383 1400 39 760 806 276 1437 923