When the ball bounces over the fence is defined in the rule book. Double first base rule from 2017 little league baseball and. In all divisions the batter may attempt to advance to first base. There is no limits for stealing bases per inninggame. Outfielders must remain in the grass or at least10 feet behind the bases until the ball is hit or a play is made on a base path. 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. Appeal plays an appeal play is a one which the umpire may not make a call until a player or manager brings it to the umpires attention. Umpire rule that this would apply in the case of a dropped third strike and the throw coming from the catcher. If you didnt, you are owed one and should contact your commissioner.
Asa is committed to providing the best organization, tournament program, umpire program and benefits to our members. Malicious contact intentionally rough malicious contact at any time by the base runner with a fielder will be penalized by being called out and ejected from the game. Thanks you to over three million players, coaches and sponsors that participate in asa leagues throughout the country. Must avoid collision per asa rules no more than 6 six players may be positioned in front of. Extend an imaginary line from the end of the backstop parallel with. The base shall be a one or twopiece unit, 15 inches by 30 inches. According to their official rule book, obstruction is when a defensive player affects or prevents a batter from swinging at a pitched ball or hinders the progress of a runner.
The traveling or away team should be at the field at least 20 minutes prior to game time. Without the infield fly rule, the runners have a dilemma. The runner rule is in effect for interscholastic softball. The table of contents, where rules are found, and the index, a keyword and subject matter indicator to the rules, are for reference and do not form part of the rules. A double base will be used at first base as described in the s. Usssa 1st base with orange safety base slowpitch softball. Are the asa rules online, or in pdf format somewhere.
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. Yep, the asa app or an asa representative are your only two official options. As you have shown, it is right there in the rule book, but that would mean that they couldwould read. The traveling or away team should be at the field at least 20 minutes prior to. A batted pop fly in the infield with 1 or less outs when a base runner occupies at 1st and 2 nd base or 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd base. A fair batted fly ball over the fence to the right of the 6th panel is a ground rule double. Rule clarifications and plays welcome to the rule clarifications and plays umpire page. From this page you can access the monthly files intended to sharpen your skills as a usa softball umpire. The 2004 rule book has a section stating that on a play from foul territory that f3 may use the orange part of the base. The ball is live, and runners already on base may advance at their own risk if the ball is not caught or tag up and advance if it is caught. The base is 15x30 inches and both sides of the double base shall be equal thickness. A fair batted fly ball over the fence is a home run starting 6 panels on and to the left from the first base foul line.
The three foot line is drawn outside of and parallel to the first base foul line starting at the outside corner of. A double play is a play by the defense in which two offensive players are legally put out as a result of continuous action. If anyone has any particular points for usssa vs asa rules differences, i would appreciate the feedback. What is the infield fly rule and why do they have it. 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. They are probably the same morons that believe you have to touch 1b on a. 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. Differences between asa and usssa rules softball at bellaonline. Attend the fastpitch america state tournament in your home state or a regional qualifier tournament for your area.
A dislodged base is a base displaced from its proper position. 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. Bsc softball 2020 official slow pitch rule book official slow pitch softball rules adopted, published, and distributed by. It is because of your continued support that asa remains the number one softball organization in america. All bats must meet the 2004 asa bat performance standard bearing either the 2000 or 2004 certification mark and not be on the asa nonapproved list. An offensive batter that has just put the ball in play becomes a base runner. Rule change pitching rules 611 penalty, exception 2 as before under the rules, if the batter does not reach first base safely or any base runner fails to advance at least one base, the coach of the team at bat shall have. Also, when you register your team with asa your team should receive a rule book. The online rule book supersedes the printed edition and will contain any updated rule or bylaw changes. We will be playing asa rules straight softball rules with the following exceptions below the top two teams will play in the championship game. The usa softball app provides the latest in news, results and videos from team usa athletes and events across the globe. Must avoid collision per asa rules no more than 6 six players may be positioned in front of the base paths. When using the itb a courtesy running can not be used for the runner placed on 2 nd base until the runner has advanced to 3 rd base. Tournament directors may establish limits of the playing field whenever backstops, fences.
Double first base rule from 2017 little league baseball and softball official playing rules 7. Asa state qualifiers and championships are standalone events. The appendices and effects form part of the rules in which they are cited and have the same force. Welcome to the rule clarifications and plays umpire page. Imagine bases loaded and a soft popup to third base. 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. Certified bats meeting this standard may be found at g.
The asa rule concerning sliding will govern all sliding with the following exception. Oct 31, 2018 the amateur softball association of american sets the universal rules for softball in the united states. Eligible bats must bear the asa seal and not be listed on the banned bat list. With a few exceptions most notably the pitching technique slowpitch. When i came out to ask, the base umpire believed it should be a ground rule double, stating that the temporary outfield fence line is. For mens slow pitch softball, the asa has added a variety of rules to help facilitate fair and faster play. Only asa certified clubs, with current asa liability insurance, will be permitted to conduct asa federation tour qualifiers and state championships.
Asa softball rule book with the exceptions or explanations noted in the following paragraphs. Coaches must check in and present roster and waivers legible, completed. Extend an imaginary line from the end of the backstop parallel with the first base foul line all the way out. They are probably the same morons that believe you have to touch 1b on a ball over the fence. When a base is dislodged while base runners are progressing around the bases.
The amateur softball association of american sets the universal rules for softball in the united states. Asa 2000 certification mark, asa 2004 certification mark, or asa. A 15run rule will be in effect after 3 innings and a 10run rule after. Tournament directors at the request of usssa national office may. When a thrown ball or fair batted ball strikes an umpire. Wherever he or him or their related pronouns may appear in this rule book either as words. Note rule references are associated with the new rules book. When umpire feels the ball can be caught by when umpire feels the ball can be caught by reasonable effort he indicates or verbalizes infield fly, and the batter is out. The umpire rules that b1 is safe due to f3 touching orange part of base and not the white part. All playing rules and regulations for the tournament will be governed by the current edition of the asa official guide and rule book with the following clarifications and exceptions.
I found the 2012 fast pitch case book also, rule differences usssa, nfhs, asa, ncaa so, i think i am pretty well set. At no time is the branding sticker allowed on top of the base. The safety base should be positioned such that the white portion is located where first base would normally be in fair territory and the colored portion red or orange should be in foul territory. Double first base rule from 2017 little league baseball. The safety base shall be 15 inches by 30 inches and not more than 3 inches high. Yeah, ive had to instruct even uics at national tournaments that there was no need to run on a 4 base award.
Batter swings at the first three pitches and fails to put the ball into play. During pool play, teams may elect to roster bat, injured players will not be considered an out, and coaches may make unlimited. The appendices and effects form part of the rule s in which they are cited and have the same force and effect as the rule itself. Eligible bats the hub uses the asa banned bat list as a guide for allowable bats. League rules and conditions of play are discussed and scmaf rule. Uthis marking means change in wording or numbering for clarification only. Changes to pitching procedures approved in softball. The ncaa playing rules oversight panel approved changes to the components of the pitching position and the procedure for pitchers to take signals before releasing a. Asa proam rules of competition apply to all levels of asa federation competition unless modified below. Aug 08, 2007 a book rule double is when the ball bounces over the outfield fence. The amateur softball association of america is the governing body of softball in the u. Mercy rule if one team leads by at least 20 runs after 4 innings or at least 15 runs after 5 innings or at least 12 runs after 6 innings the game will be considered over.
The 8u rules are identical to the asa 10u fast pitch rules except as specifically modified by the published 8u rules. After the ball had rolled past the level of the fence, my lf threw her hands up the ball continued to roll 2530 further. Here is a handydandy guide to the major differences between asa and usssa rules for girls fast pitch softball. Asausa softball 10u rules in effect, except as follows. The plate umpire did not rule a ground rule double, but allowed the runner to score. If any agreement cannot be reached upon definition or rule interpretation in isa play, then the tournament director and uic will make a decision concerning the definition or rule interpretation in question. That may seem like a simple question but the answers will vary. Infraction for first offense is a warning and second time will result in a dugout restriction for the coach who attended the plate meeting, third offense the third or first base coach will be restricted to the dugout. Pick here for general table of contents pick here for. When umpire feels the ball can be caught by reasonable effort he indicates or verbalizes infield fly, and the batter is out. Playing field exceptions the playing field shall be laid out according to the following instructions, supplemented by the diagrams at the end of these rules. They will be incorporated into the rules book for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Senior softballusa 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. Asa rule book asa rule books are a benefit of membership and are only distributed by the asa commissioner or their staff.129 1040 667 921 238 1117 344 1380 172 1414 1245 1113 49 483 970 1617 712 333 878 1193 870 1655 427 1283 916 1212 1003 1538 576 84 1261 349 206 661 1219 746 289 996 1019 463 791 490 636 896 269 1086 1486