Girls fastpitch softball rules and regulations girls fastpitch softball january 24, 2014 at 11. Each listing has the rule reference which points you to the specific rules. No new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes, drop dead at 1 hour 45 minutes. Those which are grammatical in nature are not listed. No changes in these special rules will be made except in writing i. Recall that this requirement was announced in 2011 in order to give everyone ample time to conform to the new standards.
Watch to ensure your bat is approved for play in asa, usssa, and nsa fastpitch softball. As of october 2014, john hardy and rick clot prepared the following handbook. When the entire play is completed, if required the umpire shall rule a dead ball, and enforce the appropriate ruling. Rule clarifications and plays welcome to the rule clarifications and plays umpire page. Asa official rules of softball umpire edition sports websites. Look back rule defined according to the asa fastpitch softball rule book, the look back rule specifies that when the pitcher has control of the ball inside the pitchers circle and does not attempt to make a play on any runner, then all runners who are on base must stay on the base. Discussion in ask the umpire started by dementeddj, sep 8.
Designated player dp fp only the designated player is a starting offensive player who bats in the lineup for the flex player listed in the tenth 10th position on the lineup card. It is because of your continued support that asa remains the number one softball organization in america. 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. A bat that does not meet asa specifications or is on the current nonapproved bat list. From this page you can access the monthly files intended to sharpen your skills as a usa softball umpire. International softball federation is strictly prohibited. Asa softball rules per asa website the asa rule books are not for sale. The usa softball app provides the latest in news, results and videos from team usa athletes and events across the globe. Numerous editorial changes were made in the 2001 edition of the ncaa softball rules book.
Any reprinting of the official rules without the expressed written consent of the international softball federation is strictly prohibited. Wherever he or him or their related pronouns may appear in this rule book either as words. These rules govern the size and makeup of teams, the equipment used, the playing fields and game play. Official softball rule book 20182021 european softball federation. The essl playing rules are based on the current usa softball rule book, current. A current bat standards went into effect january 1, 2014. Also known as the junior olympic program, the asa s youth division is one of the countrys largest kids sports organizations. Governing mens and womens softball, asa rules are modified to accommodate players ages. Click here for information on how to display your epub download on ipad, kindle, nook, iphone, android and blackberry, plus your desktop browsers. Ncaa softball rules great midwest athletic conference.
Pick here for general table of contents pick here for. There are specific rules for fastpitch and slowpitch softball in the 12 and under division. Thanks you to over three million players, coaches and sponsors that participate in asa leagues throughout the country. Look for asa to discontinue the team and umpire editions of the rule book and publish just a single edition in the future, maybe as early as next season. The ultimate guide to ncaa nfhs asa usssa fast pitch softball rules by billy martin, tim malloy, et al. Asa modified softball league rules and regulations. The amateur softball association determines the rules for fastpitch softball in the united states. Today, im going to talk to you about the new asa softball bat rule changes. Fast pitch rules slow pitch rule fast pitch rule rule 1 definitions rule 1 definitions bunt not legal in spout is legal in fp, accept if foul on the third strike. The catcher must remain in the box until the pitched ball is 1 batted, 2 touches the ground, the plate, or the.
Girls not wearing a mask will only be allowed to play in the outfield. Any bat discovered through ncaa bat compliance testing to exceed the asa bat. Meet the 2004 asa bat performance standard, bear either the 2000 or 2004. Bat barrels made entirely of wood are permitted and need not bear an asa mark. 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. Only those changes which clarified the previous rule or provided interpretation are listed below. Yet these scenarios are clearly explained in every rule book ive ever researched asa, usssa, nfhs, so its a little dumbfounding. Association shall also do business as independent softball association, inc. These rules ensure consistency from team to team and across all leagues, ensuring that the game is fair and consistent wherever it is played.
This website is powered by the sportsengine platform, but is owned by and subject to. At the congress of the world baseball softball confederation, a number of changes in softball rules were approved. So, to help you locate asa fastpitch rule 2014 guides that will. Some are more subtle than others, but if a coach has a team that will be playing in games under both rule sets, then he should be aware of the differences. The other players loved it, hot bats, hard balls, and. Rule change pitching rule 611 penalty exception 1 an illegal pitch remains a delayeddead ball. Welcome to the rule clarifications and plays umpire page. The online rule book supersedes the printed edition there are no other rule books that govern usssa fastpitch.
Yet sometimes its so far to get the asa fastpitch rule 2014 book, also in various other countries or cities. In the event that a situation is not listed below, it will default to the asa rules. Mission statement develop, direct and promote the sport of. The ncaa softball rules committee has also designated several rules that may be set. Highlights are rule changes for the fall 2014 season all playing rules listed below will govern league play. Asa, usssa, nsa fastpitch softball bat rules justbats. Obstruction asa ruling does the runner automatically get. Sp slowpitch, fp fastpitch nfhs softball asa rules differences. There are several newly defined terms in the 201415 rule book and the two. Here is a handydandy guide to the major differences between asa and usssa rules for girls fast pitch softball.
The underhand fliptype move of fastpitch looks quite different to that of baseball pitching. If there is an illegal pitch and the batter reaches first base safely and each other runner advances at least one base, the illegal pitch is nullified. Wherever he or him or their related pronouns may appear in this rule book either as words or as parts of. Asa is committed to providing the best organization, tournament program, umpire program and benefits to our members. Obstruction asa ruling does the runner automatically. I havent read the rule book to see if theyve changed it, but thats what sucked so bad about utrip. Table of contents isa rule book isa executive board page 3 general information page 4 rule 1 definitions page 10 rule 2 the playing field page 19. New york high school softball pitcher strikes out all 21 batters in. Theres over a million people in the world that play asa softball, and this year, theyve got a brand new stamp, they have a new 52 core, 300 count ball, that as of january 1st of 2014 will be.
In organizing the text for this book, the afa rules committee attempted to place each rule under its most logical heading. This wasnt the case for utrip when i started playing it. The ultimate guide to ncaa nfhs asa usssa fast pitch softball rules. It is possible for the ball to be in her possession, but not in either hand. Midwest recreational fastpitch mrf will be governed by softball commissioners from the. National fastpitch softball coach of the year 2017. Rule changes for 2014 and 2015 new text is underlined. A situation not specifically covered in these local rules will be governed by asa rules. Since they have removed the code, there doesnt seem to be any reason for a separate book for the teams. Asausa softball 10u rules in effect, except as follows. The association shall also do business as independent softball association, inc. Probably the most misinterpreted rule in colorado fastpitch is the look back rule. The ball must be in the pitchers possession for the lookback rule to be in effect. This document discusses the major differences in softball rules between ncaa, asa female adult and jo, federation and usssa.
Safety base rules are going to vary by code, not by sport. The amateur softball association of america, one of the prime governing bodies for fastpitch softball, requires pitchers to follow a. What seems to cause the most problem, f or reasons unknown, is related to rounding 1 st base during walks and dropped third strikes. More look back rule fun colorado girls softball coaches. Differences between asa and usssa rules softball at bellaonline. American fastpitch association rules of softball the american fastpitch association afa. Girls fastpitch softball rules girls fastpitch softball. If you are a coach or team manager, or an umpire you must create an account first before you can apply for membership.
This means that a bat must display the stamp to the right for it to be legal for use. Featuring ncaa, nfhs, usssa and usa softball rule sets. Neighboring states keeping eyes on wyomings slow embrace of softball. Spokane girls fastpitch softball association sgfsa league and league tournament play will be governed by asa junior olympic fastpitch rules, except as modified by these special rules. The ncaa and asa have offered to loan pressure testing machinesto loan pressure testing machines to test bats during your state tournaments with the underlying theme of player safety. Effective january 1, 2014 all bats used for usssa fastpitch softball play must. The penalty was in the book but was in the wrong place. Alabamas libby baker sets softball national record. You can receive the rule book either when you register an asa team or if you register as an umpire. I only find the updates or changes to certain rules. If the pitcher, catcher, injured or ill player, and player who has left the game early are scheduled to bat last in the inning, the coach may use as a courtesy runner the player scheduled to bat last in the lineup prior to that.
Asa ruling does the runner automatically get another base. In the asa 2014 official rules of softball you must consult two different sections to get the answer. Softball rules committee welcomes four new members. Online shopping from a great selection at books store.974 9 234 569 1243 279 797 1108 1409 823 787 1376 134 459 840 473 299 663 880 679 28 1248 352 832 489 274 810 180 310 608 879 731 1572 1569 281 1406 1365 356 361 809 676 132 19