Asa proam rules of competition apply to all levels of asa federation competition unless modified below. It is not strictly an appeal play, but covered under rule 1014, if there is reasonable doubt about some decision being in conflict with the rules, the coach or captain may ask that the correct ruling be made. 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. The playing field shall have a clear and unobstructed area within radius of the prescribed fence distances from home plate between the foul lines. Specific rules for each of these pitching styles are outlined in the asa softball rule book, which is released annually. Each book contains diagrams of playing areas, official signals, and official interpretations and rulings. The playing field is the area where the ball may be legally played or fielded.
These are the rules of play as determined by the usa softball in 2020. Asa official rules of softball umpire edition sports websites. It is the responsibility of both managers to v erify the proper marking of the distance between bases, and pitching rubber and home plate at least 10 minutes prior to. 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. Little league rulebooks are only available for purchase. New changes to the ata rulebook effective 09012019. Mens, womens, and corec slow pitch softball rules campus. Girls fastpitch softball rules girls fastpitch softball.
A search feature allows you to use keywords and immediately find rule references. Asausa softball points of emphasis 11 rif10 ball, 35 pitching distance. No division, league or tournament leading to the provincial championships. They are not listed in the umpire gear pages, nor with the umpire training material. Dec 11, 2018 slow pitch softball gets its name from the fact that pitchers must put a 6foot arc on their pitches, slowing the speed of incoming pitches. The wbsc holds two 2 softball world cups each year with the senior womens and junior mens u 19 held in one year and the senior mens and junior womens u19 world cups held in the alternate year. Only asa certified clubs, with current asa liability insurance, will be permitted to conduct asa federation tour qualifiers and. Only asa certified bats will be legal for tournament play.
Firstly several related but separate documents were combined into a single publication allowing alignment of terminology and approach. Must avoid collision per asa rules no more than 6 six players may be positioned in front of the base paths. International softball federation is strictly prohibited. Ncaa softball rules book, including a complete reorganization only those. Pick here for general table of contents pick here for. In 12 inch the radius distance is 300 feet for men. In addition to softball world cups, the wbsc holds and sanctions a number of international softball events in various forms. The appendices and effects form part of the rules in which they are cited and have the same force. Rule clarifications and plays welcome to the rule clarifications and plays umpire page. A collection of rule applications on specific examples of plays, rule clarifications, and general information useful to umpires, managers, and players. The catcher must remain in the box until the pitched ball is 1 batted, 2 touches the ground, the plate, or the. Varsity baseball and softball players are ineligible to play intramural softball. 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 softball rules per asa website the asa rule books are not for sale. Backstop a barrier behind home plate to stop a ball from going too far outside the playing area. Asa is committed to providing the best organization, tournament program, umpire program and benefits to our members. Softball code, procedural manual and playing rules.
A maximum of ten 10 awards will be given in the cub class. All record books contain single game, season, and career records for all three divisions, plus. New changes to the ata rulebook effective 09012019 section iii, d, 1, g. Cub class will receive two 2 awards for every ten participants from that event in the previous year. For the 2018 softball season, national federation playing rules again require that all nonwood bats must display the asa certification mark to be a legal bat and not appear on the usaasa banned bat list. With a few exceptions most notably the pitching technique slowpitch. Softball southern california municipal athletic federation. Pick here for general table of contents pick here for playing.
Mens, womens, and corec slow pitch softball rules current a. Rule books are included with registration materials when you register your usa softball team or when you register as an umpire. Are the asa rules online, or in pdf format somewhere. Field dimensions mandated field distances will be as follows. Asa softball rules apply only during asa championship play, however rules can be used at the local level in nonchampionship play as well. 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. A vailable for all participants of softball including umpires, coaches, parents, players and.
This userinteractive application contains the complete version of the 2019 official rules of softball. It serves to clarify or illustrate the spirit and application of the rule. Unsportsmanlike conduct on the ranges or tournament grounds will not be tolerated. The amateur softball association of america is the governing body of softball in the u.
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. Updated usa softball rule books are provided to league representatives in the spring in order to be dispersed among each of our local teams. Only asa certified clubs, with current asa liability insurance, will be permitted to conduct asa federation tour qualifiers and state championships. They will be incorporated into the rules book for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Abide by the current official senior softball guide and playing rules to the best of my ability. Shall follow the rules and regulations of usa softball as established by the usa. The code is further described as the rules and regulations of the.
Changes in the fourteenth edition playing rules 2018. A play or rule violation on which the umpire does not make a ruling until requested by a coach or player. Asa 2000 certification mark, asa 2004 certification mark, or asa 20 certification mark slow pitch only and must not be listed on the usa softball non approved bat list. In no event will a team be awarded a favorable decision on a protest where that team has used trickery, deception or wrongful interpretation of a rule by an umpire, isa official or tournament director. You can receive the rule book either when you register an. The primary governing bodies are the american softball association asa, the national softball association nsa, the united specialty sports association ussa and the independent softball association isa. For more information, visit the usa softball website, district 11 j. Youth commissioner, deputy commissioners, district 11 uic, and or the.
I have searched and have been unable to find the rules online. Wherever he or him or their related pronouns may appear in this rule book either as words or as parts of. Cub class will receive two 2 awards for every ten participants from that event in the previous. The league or tournament may also modify certain rules for a specific fastpitch softball season or tournament. American legion baseball rule book free pdf download. You can find equipment and other softball supplies for umpires, players and. Archery shooters assocation asa the worlds premier outdoor 3d archery federation and tournaments. The coach, pitcher or catcher of the defensive team may request an intentional walk either before or during the pitch count. Thanks you to over three million players, coaches and sponsors that participate in asa leagues throughout the country. Usssa licensed softball bat manufacturers and that have the new. 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. Attend the fastpitch america state tournament in your home state or a regional qualifier tournament for your area. When the physical structure of a legal softball bat has been changed.
Note rule references are associated with the new rules book. Numerous editorial changes were made in the 2018 and 2019 edition of the. Use the usa softball playing rules app as a great reference. Fastpitch america world series and nationals qualification guidelines. Judgment calls balls, strikes, safe, or outs are not. All classes will receive an award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at all ibo national level events. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be immediately disqualified and not allowed to complete the tournament. A full set of rules and any modification should be available from the league or tournament organizer. From this page you can access the monthly files intended to sharpen your skills as a usa softball umpire. Abide by the current official senior softball guide and playing rules to the best of my. In womens class a and b, the radius distance will be a minimum of 275 feet to a maximum of 325 feet distance for national or world tournament play. You also have to be persistent in finding these on the asa site.1585 1615 106 244 660 1560 477 146 692 590 466 1262 613 1056 807 1000 974 690 1182 486 1367 1592 361 497 1282 524 68 1259 882 1085 1053 682 28 724 386 805 1390 1041