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2019 NFHS Softball Rules Changes
WBSC publishes first-ever Slowpitch Softball Rulebook, updates to fastpitch rules
These rules ensure consistency from team to team and across all leagues, ensuring that the game is fair and consistent wherever it is played. These rules govern the size and makeup of teams, the equipment used, the playing fields and game play. Field positions in fastpitch softball total nine. The right fielder, center fielder and left fielder cover the outfield. The infield is covered by the catcher, pitcher, shortstop and three basemen. One baseman each covers the first three bases and the catcher covers home plate. In some leagues, a tenth player can be added to the roster as the designated batter, and replaces the pitcher at bat.
Rationale: Placing all equipment in one location at one time is a more efficient method to conduct this inspection. Girls not wearing a mask will only be allowed to play in the outfield. In the event a conflict in. As a general rule, GSSA continues its long standing policy of. However, there are some differences. No new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes, drop dead at 1 hour 45 minutes. Exception of the pitching rule.
In addition, it oversees more than , amateur teams nationwide. It is a c 3 non-profit organization. Since , the organization has run the World Cup of Softball. Due to this designation, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping, and promoting the six USA softball national teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. In , the USA softball women's national team became the first American softball team to compete in the Olympics.
Players and Positions
The old softball rulebook was replaced by two new and renovated set of rules, one for slowpitch, and one for fastpitch and modified. As a result of this work, slowpitch softball has its own official rulebook for the first time in history. Before, the rules of every softball discipline were published all together. This decision makes the slowpitch official rules more accessible and understandable for everyone, an important step in a discipline with a huge amount of people playing socially with friends and family, only for fun. In the other hand, the new fastpitch rulebook has been reformatted and includes all the modifications approved by the WBSC Softball Congress held last October in Gaborone, Botswana. Both fastpitch and slowpitch rulebooks are now organized in five different chapters, including: 1. Alongside, they include six appendices about the playing field, the bats, the balls, the gloves, the umpires, and scoring.
ASA has resources for youth leagues and traveling teams, as well as adult recreational leagues and competitive adult programs. The ASA rule book outlines pitching rules for regular season leagues and tournament play for all ages and ability levels. The pitcher in fast pitch softball must stay off the pitching rubber until she has the ball in her hand. She is not considered to be in an eligible pitching position until the catcher is in place behind home plate. Once those things happen, the pitcher takes position on the slab.