Softball Rules

League Rules

Glen Rock Baseball and Softball Association
Softball Rules and Regulations
Tee Ball Softball League

 

The purpose of this league is to develop the skills of our young players and to foster an interest in the sport of softball. At all times, please keep in mind the safety of the young players in your charge. Focus is placed on safety, sportsmanship and fundamentals.

LEAGUE

The league consists of kindergarten girls.

FORMAT OF THE GAME

* Tees and Tee Ball size balls shall be used.

* Games and practices should be no longer than 1½ hours. Keep the game shorter if the conditions are cold, dark, rainy, etc.

* No score shall be kept. The book is for the lineup only.

GENERAL RULES

* Games will be on Sunday mornings.

* All coaches and managers should read and familiarize with the GRBSA Safety Manual.

* Instruct and teach FUNdamentals to the players.

* Help opposing players and coaches in any way you can.

* Keep control of the players on the bench.

* Teamwork is important. Make all players feel comfortable.

* After the game, line the players up and shake hands with a good sportsmanship attitude: good game, nice play, etc.

UP TO BAT

* Players must have a batting helmet on before picking up a bat to warm up.

* Only 1 player on deck (With helmet on)

* If the coach pitches instead of using the batting tee, he must pitch from at

least 30 feet.

* Use of the batting tee is encouraged to help develop good hitting mechanics.

* Each team bats through the batting order each inning, regardless of outs.

* Each player advances one base on a hit.

* No base runners can run on an overthrow.

* Sliding is not permitted.

IN THE FIELD

* Play all players in the field

* Rotate players so that each fielder plays the infield and the outfield equally.

* Coaches are on the field with the players.

* Remind fielders that runners have the right of way to the bases.

HOME TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Equipment – The home team is responsible for positioning and removing the bases, collecting and returning the helmets and any other equipment used from the equipment box.

2. Equipment Box – The home team is responsible for ensuring that the equipment box is locked.

3. Game Ball – The home team is responsible for supplying a game ball.

4. Copy of Rules – The home team is responsible for having a copy of the Softball Rules and Regulations.

5. Decision on Fields – The decision on whether the fields are usable is made by the DPW. If weather is questionable, call the DPW Hotline. If the field is deemed usable by the DPW, but the field conditions at game time are questionable, the home team shall decide if the game is to be started.

INJURIES

1. Blood Rule – A player, coach or umpire who is bleeding or who has blood on their uniform shall be prohibited from participating further in the game until appropriate treatment can be administered. If medical care or treatment is administered in a reasonable length of time, the individual will not have to leave the game.

2. Player Injury – A player may be removed from the game at any time because of injury. She may return to the game at any time. If an injured player is unable to bat, no penalty shall be assessed. An injured player who misses an at bat but subsequently returns to the lineup shall assume her original batting order position.

3. Injury Reports – Any injury sustained in a practice or a game must be reported to the Tee Wee League Commissioner with an incident report as provided in the GRBA Safety Manual.

Glen Rock Baseball and Softball Association

Softball Rules and Regulations

Junior League

 

GENERAL

Games will be played in accordance with the basic rules of softball as specifically amended by these rules. Basic rules of softball will be taken as those stated for youth play by The Amateur Softball Association of America.

LEAGUE

The league consists of 1st and 2nd grade girls.

LENGTH AND FORMAT OF THE GAME

1. Regulation/Official Game – A regulation game is 1½ hours and a minimum of 3 full innings.

2. Time Limitations – No new inning may be started after the 1½ hour time limit..

3. Length of Innings – During the first 2 innings, all players will bat regardless of the number of outs. No team shall be permitted to bat more players in a given inning than the number of players in the batting order. If the there is an unequal number of players on each team, both teams shall be permitted to bat the number of players listed on the batting order containing the greater number of players.

In the 3rd and subsequent innings, play 3 outs or allow the hitting team to bat around – which ever comes first. There shall be no strikeouts.

4. Number of Players – A maximum of 10 players may play on the field at any time. The 10th player may play directly behind 2nd base.

5. Player Eligibility – Players absent from practice or a game without legitimate reason, or who demonstrate poor sportsmanship, may be disciplined by sitting out extra innings from the next game at the manger’s discretion.

6. Line Ups – Player’s names shall be listed in batting order and given to the opposing manager before each game. If a player arrives late, she will be place at the end of the batting order. All players will remain in the stated batting order regardless of field substitutions.

7. Substitutions – There are unlimited substitutions and there must be an equal distribution of playing time with exception of item 5 above.

8. Coaches – Coaches are allowed on the field as follows: Pitching, catching, and one roaming in the field.

9. Umpires – Coaches will ump the games.

10. Scoring – Each team may keep score.

UNIFORMS

1. Uniform – Uniforms are required to be worn during the game consisting of visor/hat and team shirt.

2. Cleats – Metal cleats are prohibited.

3. Protective Helmets – All batters and base runners must wear protective helmets with chin straps.

EQUIPMENT

1. Softballs – An 11” “soft” softball will be used for practice and games.

2. Bats – All bats must be marked “Official Softball” by the manufacturer.

3. Bases – 1st base shall be a double base to avoid collision.

LAYOUT OF THE DIAMOND

1. Bases – The distance between all bases shall be 50 feet.

2. Pitching Rubber – The distance between the rear point of home plate and the front side of the pitchers rubber shall be 35 feet.

BATTING

1. Tee – The tee should be available and used during the practices and games for any player who needs it at the discretion of the manager. However, to maintain an active game pace, players should be allowed no more than 8 pitches. If the hitter does not make contact, the coach should use a Tee.

2. Base on Balls – No base on balls.

3. Strike Outs – No strike outs.

4. Bunting – No bunting.

5. Hit by a Pitch – No base shall be awarded if the player is hit by a pitch.

BASE RUNNING

* Infield Hit – The batter may run one base on an infield hit.

* Outfield Hit – The batter may run up to three bases on an outfield hit.

* Base Runners – Base runners may advance as many bases are appropriate until the ball in the infield.

* Stealing – No stealing is permitted.

* Leading – No leading is permitted.

* Sliding – Is permitted.

* Tagging Up – No tagging up.

* Runner Hit by a Ball – If the base runner is hit by a fair batted ball before it is touched by a defensive player, the base runner is out and the batter is awarded first base. All other base runners return to the previously base occupied, unless they are forced to advance because the batter is awarded first base.

* Running into a Defensive Player – A base runner may not run into a defensive player or attempt to knock a defensive player out of the play. A base runner may slide into a base guarded by a player. If base runner intentionally runs into a defensive player, the base runner is out and the ball is dead. No other base runners may advance.

* Dropped Third Strike – Not applicable.

FIELDING

1. Infield Fly Rule – Infield fly rule will not apply.

2. Overthrow – Base runners may not advance on an overthrow.

3. INFIELD – a team may utilize up to 6 players in the infield. All other fielders must have at least one foot on the outfield grass.

PITCHING

1. Coaches and Managers – Coaches or Managers will pitch when their team is batting. Coaches and Managers MUST pitch from no closer than 30’ and are encouraged to pitch from the 35’m pitching rubber.

SPORTSMANSHIP

The mission of the GRBSA is to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty, courage and reverence, so that they may be finer, stronger, and happier children and will grow to be good, clean, honorable adults..

1. Teach your players good sportsmanship from the 1st game. Encourage your players to route on their teammates regardless of their ability or skill level.

2. Encourage your players but avoid remarks which might be insulting or humiliating to both your players and the players on the opposing team.

3. Catchers may yell encouragement to her teammates but may not talk to the batter. No defensive player should encourage or intimidate a batter to swing at a pitch.

4. Take responsibility for parents of your players who do not comply with the Leagues views on sportsmanship.

5. Be flexible and compromise on minor technicalities when this is in the player’s interest.

6. The Junior League Commissioner may impose sanctions against players, managers, coaches who exhibit poor sportsmanship.

SAFETY

At all times please keep in mind the safety of the children. All Managers and Coaches should read and familiarize themselves with the GRBA Safety Manual prior to their 1st practice. All players must remain on the bench or behind the protected areas while the game is in progress. Practice swings should be in the batting cage, or supervised by a coach.

INJURIES

1. Blood Rule – A player, coach or umpire who is bleeding or who has blood on their uniform shall be prohibited from participating further in the game until appropriate treatment can be administered. If medical care or treatment is administered in a reasonable length of time, the individual will not have to leave the game.

2. Player Injury – A player may be removed from the game at any time because of injury. She may return to the game at a later time at the discretion of the manager. If an injured player is unable to bat, no penalty shall be assessed. An injured player who misses an at bat but subsequently returns to the lineup shall assume her original batting order position.

3. Injury Reports – Any injury sustained in a practice or a game must be reported to the Junior League Commissioner with an incident report as provided in the GRBA Safety Manual.

HOME TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Equipment – The home team is responsible for positioning and removing the bases, collecting and returning the helmets and any other equipment used from the equipment box.

2. Equipment Box – The home team is responsible for ensuring that the equipment box is locked.

3. Game Ball – The home team is responsible for supplying a game ball.

4. Copy of Rules – The home team is responsible for having a copy of the Rules and Regulations.

5. Decision on Fields – The decision on whether the fields are usable is made by the DPW. When weather is questionable, call the DPW Hotline. If the field is deemed usable by the DPW, but the field conditions at game time are questionable, the home team shall decide if the game is to be started.

MISCELLANEOUS

1. Forfeits – Not Applicable.

2. Postponement – A manager may request postponement of a game if he is unable to field a team due to school, religious or other conflicting event. This request must be made to the Junior League Commissioner at least 24 hours before the scheduled game.

3. Protests – No Applicable.

Glen Rock Baseball and Softball Association

Softball Rules and Regulations
Minor League Softball

 

GENERAL

Games will be played in accordance with the basic rules of softball as specifically amended by these rules. Basic rules of softball will be taken as those stated for youth play by The Amateur Softball Association of America.

LEAGUE ALIGNMENT

The league consists of 3rd and 4th grade girls.

LENGTH AND FORMAT OF THE GAME

1. Regulation/Official Game – A regulation game is 90 minutes (from the first pitch) and a minimum of 3 full innings.

2. Time Limitations – No new inning may be started after 90 minutes but an inning in progress must be completed if the visiting team has the lead.

3. Length of Innings – The inning will end when 3 outs occur or if 4 runs are scored by the offensive team. This does not apply to the last inning in the game, where 3 outs must be made.

4. Number of Players – No team may start a game with less than 8 players. If 8 players are not available the game is forfeited. In the case of an injury, a team may continue to play with fewer that 8 players provided the team started the game with only 8 players. A maximum of 10 players may play on the field at any time. The 10th player must play in the outfield.

5. Player Eligibility – Players absent from practice or a game without legitimate reason, or who demonstrate poor sportsmanship, may be disciplined by sitting out extra innings from the next game at the manger’s discretion.

6. Line Ups – Player’s names shall be listed in batting order and given to the opposing manager before each game. If a player arrives late, she will be place at the end of the batting order. All players will remain in the stated batting order regardless of field substitutions.

7. Substitutions – There are unlimited substitutions and there must be an equal distribution of playing time with exception of item 5 above.

8. Coaches – Coach are allowed on the field as follows: One coach behind the catcher or umpire, and one roaming in the outfield.

9. Umpires – Umpires will be used. (See home team responsibilities)

10. Scoring – Each team will keep score.

UNIFORMS

1. Uniform – Uniforms are required to be worn during the game consisting of visor/hat and team shirt.

2. Cleats – Metal cleats are prohibited.

3. Protective Helmets – All batters and base runners must wear protective helmets with facemask and chin straps.

EQUIPMENT

1. Softballs – An 11” “soft” softball will be used for practice and games. This may be adjusted to 11” hard” softball at the disgression of the commissioner dependent upon the readiness of the girls later in the season.

2. Bats – All bats must be marked “Official Softball” by the manufacturer.

3. Bases – 1st base shall be a double base to avoid collisions.

LAYOUT OF THE DIAMOND

1. Bases – The distance between all bases shall be 55 feet.

2. Pitching Rubber – The distance between the rear point of home plate and the front side of the pitchers rubber shall be 35 feet.

BATTING

1. Base on Balls – After the fourth ball the batter may advance to first base.

2. Strike Outs – The batter will be out after 3 strikes.

3. Bunting – Bunting is permitted.

4. Hit by a Pitch – A base shall be awarded if the player is hit by any pitched ball, even if it hits the ground first.

BASE RUNNING

1. Stealing – No Stealing.

2. Leading – No leading is permitted.

3. Sliding – Is permitted. A player must slide into home plate to avoid contact if there is a play at home base.

4. Tagging Up – A runner is allowed to tag up and attempt advancing to the next base when a caught fly ball is caught.

5. Runner Hit by a Ball – If the base runner is hit by a fair batted ball before it is touched by a defensive player, the base runner is out and the batter is awarded first base. All other base runners return to the previously base occupied, unless they are forced to advance because the batter is awarded first base.

6. Running into a Defensive Player – Base runners must slide or avoid defensive players. A base runner may not run into a defensive player or attempt to knock a defensive player out of the play. A base runner may slide into a base guarded by a player. If base runner intentionally runs into a defensive player, the base runner is out and the ball is dead. No other base runners may advance.

7. Dropped Third Strike – Not applicable.

8. Pitcher Circle Rule – The pitcher’s circle is defined as an 8 foot diameter circle around the pitcher’s rubber. The play is considered dead once ANY player gains possession of the ball and is within the pitching circle. If a runner is less than half way between bases when any player within the circle gains such possession, she must return to the previous base unless forced by a trailing runner. If the runner is beyond the halfway point to the base when the player within the circle has possession then the runner will take possession of the base that she was running to.

9. Pinch Runner – Due to an injury, a runner may be replaced by the player who made the last batted out. At any time, regardless of number of outs, if the pitcher or catcher is on base, she may be replaced with the last batted out to speed up the game. It is encouraged, but not required to run for the catcher with 2 outs to allow her to get ready and speed up the game.

FIELDING

1. Infield Fly Rule – Infield fly rule will not apply.

2. Overthrow – When an overthrow leaves the field of play, base runners may advance one base from the base they are occupying when the ball leaves the field. If the runners are between bases, they will be awarded only one base when the ball leaves the field.

PITCHING

1. Contact with Rubber – The pivot foot must remain in contact with or push off and drag away from the pitching rubber while maintaining contact with the ground until the ball is released.

2. Walks/HBPs – A pitcher will be allowed up to four walks/HBPs with base awarded in an inning. After 4 walks/HBPs with base awarded the coach of the batting teamcomes in and completes the inning. As described above, a base is awarded if a player is hit by any pitched ball, even if it hits the ground first (not applicable to when the coach is pitching). A pitcher is allowed a maximum of 3 HBP per game. A pitcher must be removed in an inning where she hits two batters but can pitch a different inning if she is below her inning limit. If that limit is reached, the pitcher must be replaced. She can remain in the game at another position, but will not be allowed to pitch for the remainder of that game. If a pitcher has been replaced prior to the 4 BB/HBP limit in an inning another pitcher may come in for the remainder of the inning. The 4 BB/HBP rule is for the inning, not the pitcher (eg. If one pitcher hits 2 batters and a second pitcher comes in and walks 2 the limit has been hit)

3. Innings Allowed – A pitcher may pitch a total of two innings. Only the starting pitcher (first inning pitcher) may re-enter as a pitcher later in the game, provided she has not reached her 2 inning limit. Each subsequent pitcher must pitch 2 consecutive innings if they are to pitch more than one inning. Any inning where the pitcher throws a pitch counts as an inning.

4. Trips to the Mound – A manager or coach may make one trip to the mound in a single inning to talk to the pitcher. On a second trip the pitcher must be removed. If it is due to 4 walk rule, the manager or coach will complete the inning.

5. Balks – Balks will not be called.

SPORTSMANSHIP

The mission of the GRBSA is to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty, courage and reverence, so that they may be finer, stronger, and happier children and will grow to be good, clean, honorable adults..

1. Teach your players good sportsmanship from the 1st game. Encourage your players to route on their teammates regardless of their ability or skill level.

2. Encourage your players but avoid remarks which might be insulting or humiliating to both your players and the players on the opposing team.

3. Catchers may yell encouragement to his teammates but may not talk to the batter. No defensive player should encourage or intimidate a batter to swing at a pitch.

4. Take responsibility for parents of your players who do not comply with the Leagues views on sportsmanship.

5. Be flexible and compromise on minor technicalities when this is in the player’s interest.

6. The Minor League Commissioner may impose sanctions against players, managers, coaches who exhibit poor sportsmanship.

SAFETY

At all times please keep in mind the safety of the children. All Managers and Coaches should read and familiarize themselves with the GRBSA Safety Manual prior to their 1st practice. All players must remain on the bench or behind the protected areas while the game is in progress. Practice swings should be in the batting cage, or supervised by a coach.

INJURIES

1. Blood Rule – A player, coach or umpire who is bleeding or who has blood on their uniform shall be prohibited from participating further in the game until appropriate treatment can be administered. If medical care or treatment is administered in a reasonable length of time, the individual will not have to leave the game.

2. Player Injury – A player may be removed from the game at any time because of injury. Shee may return to the game at a later time at the discretion of the manager. If an injured player is unable to bat, no penalty shall be assessed. An injured player who misses an at bat but subsequently returns to the lineup shall assume her original batting order position.

3. Injury Reports – Any injury sustained in a practice or a game must be reported to the Pony League Commissioner with an incident report as provided in the GRBA Safety Manual.

HOME TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Equipment – The home team is responsible for positioning and removing the bases, collecting and returning the helmets and any other equipment used from the equipment box.

2. Equipment Box – The home team is responsible for ensuring that the equipment box is locked.

3. Game Ball – The home team is responsible for supplying a game ball.

4. Copy of Rules – The home team is responsible for having a copy of the Rules and Regulations.

5. Decision on Fields – The decision on whether the fields are usable is made by the DPW. When weather is questionable, call the DPW Hotline. If the field is deemed usable by the DPW, but the field conditions at game time are questionable, the home team shall decide if the game is to be started.

6. Umpires – It is the home team Manager’s responsibility to notify the Umpire if a game is cancelled or reschedule for any reason other than weather, 24 hours prior to the game.

MISCELLANEOUS

1. Forfeits – Not Applicable.

2. Postponement – A manager may request postponement of a game if he is unable to field a team due to school, religious or other conflicting event. This request must be made to the Pony

League Commissioner at least 24 hours before the scheduled game.

3. Protests – Not Applicable.

PLAYOFFS, CHAMPIONSHIPS AND ALL STAR GAMES

1. Rules – All league rules shall apply to post season games unless amended by the Minor League Commissioner.

2. All Star Games – All Star Game selection and game format will be decided the Minor League Commissioner.

GLEN ROCK BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

SOFTBALL RULES AND REGULATIONS
MAJOR LEAGUE

GENERAL

Games will be played in accordance with the basic rules of softball as specifically amended by these rules. Basic rules of softball will be taken as those stated for youth play by The Amateur Softball Association of America.

LEAGUE ALIGNMENT

The league consists of 5th and 6th grade girls.

LENGTH AND FORMAT OF THE GAME

1. Regulation/Official Game – A regulation game is 90 minutes (from the first pitch) and a minimum of 3 full innings.

2. Time Limitations – No new inning may be started after 90 minutes but an inning in progress must be completed if the visiting team has the lead.

3. Length of Innings – The inning will end when 3 outs occur or if 4 runs are scored by the offensive team. This does not apply to the last inning in the game, where 3 outs must be made.

4. Number of Players – No team may start a game with less than 8 players. If 8 players are not available the game is forfeited. In the case of an injury, a team may continue to play with fewer that 8 players provided the team started the game with only 8 players. A maximum of 10 players may play on the field at any time. The 10th player must play in the outfield.

5. Player Eligibility – Players absent from practice or a game without legitimate reason, or who demonstrate poor sportsmanship, may be disciplined by sitting out extra innings from the next game at the manger’s discretion.

6. Line Ups – Player’s names shall be listed in batting order and given to the opposing manager before each game. If a player arrives late, she will be place at the end of the batting order. All players will remain in the stated batting order regardless of field substitutions.

7. Substitutions – There are unlimited substitutions and there must be an equal distribution of playing time with exception of item 5 above.

8. Coaches – Coaches are not allowed on the field in fair territory

9. Umpires – Umpires will be used. (See home team responsibilities)

10. Scoring – Each team will keep score.

UNIFORMS

1. Uniform – Uniforms are required to be worn during the game consisting of visor/hat and team shirt.

2. Cleats – Metal cleats are prohibited.

3. Protective Helmets – All batters and base runners must wear protective helmets with facemask and chin straps.

EQUIPMENT

1. Softballs – An 12” “hard” softball will be used for practice and games.

2. Bats – All bats must be marked “Official Softball” by the manufacturer.

3. Bases – 1st base shall be a double base to avoid collisions.

LAYOUT OF THE DIAMOND

1. Bases – The distance between all bases shall be 60 feet.

2. Pitching Rubber – The distance between the rear point of home plate and the front side of the pitchers rubber shall be 40 feet.

BATTING

1. Base on Balls – After the fourth ball the batter may advance to first base.

2. Strike Outs – The batter will be out after 3 strikes.

3. Bunting – Bunting is permitted.

4. Hit by a Pitch – A base shall be awarded if the player is hit by any pitched ball, even if it hits the ground first.

BASE RUNNING

1. Stealing – two steals 2nd to 3rd.

2. Leading – No leading is permitted.

3. Sliding – Is permitted and encouraged. A player must slide into home plate to avoid contact if there is a play at home base.

4. Tagging Up – A runner is allowed to tag up and attempt advancing to the next base when a caught fly ball is caught.

5. Runner Hit by a Ball – If the base runner is hit by a fair batted ball before it is touched by a defensive player, the base runner is out and the batter is awarded first base. All other base runners return to the previously base occupied, unless they are forced to advance because the batter is awarded first base.

6. Running into a Defensive Player – Base runners must slide or avoid defensive players. A base runner may not run into a defensive player or attempt to knock a defensive player out of the play. A base runner may slide into a base guarded by a player. If base runner intentionally runs into a defensive player, the base runner is out and the ball is dead. No other base runners may advance.

7. Dropped Third Strike – Not applicable.

8. Pitcher Circle Rule – The pitcher’s circle is defined as an 8 foot diameter

circle around the pitcher’s rubber. The play is considered dead once ANY player gains possession of the ball and is within the pitching circle. If a runner is less than half way between bases when any player within the circle gains such possession, she must return to the previous base unless forced by a trailing runner. If the runner is beyond the halfway point to the base when the player within the circle has possession then the runner will take possession of the base that she was running to.

9. Pinch Runner – Due to an injury, a runner may be replaced by the player who made the last batted out. At any time, regardless of number of outs, if the pitcher or catcher is on base, she may be replaced with the last batted out to speed up the game. It is encouraged but not required to run for the catcher with 2 outs to allow her time to put on the gear and keep the game moving.

FIELDING

1. Infield Fly Rule – Infield fly rule will not apply.

2. Overthrow – When an overthrow leaves the field of play, base runners may advance one base from the base they are occupying when the ball leaves the field. If the runners are between bases, they will be awarded only one base when the ball leaves the field.

PITCHING

1. Contact with Rubber – The pivot foot must remain in contact with or push off and drag away from the pitching rubber while maintaining contact with the ground until the ball is released.

2. Walks/HBPs – As described above, a base is awarded if a player is hit by any pitched ball, even if it hits the ground first. A pitcher is allowed a maximum of 3 HBP per game. If that limit is reached, the pitcher must be replaced. She can remain in the game at another position, but will not be allowed to pitch for the remainder of that game.

3. Innings Allowed – A pitcher may pitch a total of three innings. Only the starting pitcher (first inning pitcher) may re-enter as a pitcher later in the game, provided she has not reached her 3 inning limit. Each subsequent pitcher must pitch consecutive innings if they are to pitch more than one inning.

4. Trips to the Mound – A manager or coach may make one trip to the mound in a single inning to talk to the pitcher. On a second trip the pitcher must be removed.

5. Balks – Balks will not be called.

SPORTSMANSHIP

The mission of the GRBSA is to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty, courage and reverence, so that they may be finer, stronger, and happier children and will grow to be good, clean, honorable adults..

1. Teach your players good sportsmanship from the 1st game. Encourage

your players to route on their teammates regardless of their ability or skill level.

2. Encourage your players but avoid remarks which might be insulting or humiliating to both your players and the players on the opposing team.

3. Catchers may yell encouragement to his teammates but may not talk to the batter. No defensive player should encourage or intimidate a batter to swing at a pitch.

4. Take responsibility for parents of your players who do not comply with the Leagues views on sportsmanship.

5. Be flexible and compromise on minor technicalities when this is in the player’s interest.

6. The Major League Commissioner may impose sanctions against players, managers, coaches who exhibit poor sportsmanship.

SAFETY

At all times please keep in mind the safety of the children. All Managers and Coaches should read and familiarize themselves with the GRBSA Safety Manual prior to their 1st practice. All players must remain on the bench or behind the protected areas while the game is in progress. Practice swings should be in the batting cage, or supervised by a coach.

INJURIES

1. Blood Rule – A player, coach or umpire who is bleeding or who has blood on their uniform shall be prohibited from participating further in the game until appropriate treatment can be administered. If medical care or treatment is administered in a reasonable length of time, the individual will not have to leave the game.

2. Player Injury – A player may be removed from the game at any time because of injury. She may return to the game at a later time at the discretion of the manager. If an injured player is unable to bat, no penalty shall be assessed. An injured player who misses an at bat but subsequently returns to the lineup shall assume her original batting order position.

3. Injury Reports – Any injury sustained in a practice or a game must be reported to the Pony League Commissioner with an incident report as provided in the GRBA Safety Manual.

HOME TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Equipment – The home team is responsible for positioning and removing the bases, collecting and returning the helmets and any other equipment used from the equipment box.

2. Equipment Box – The home team is responsible for ensuring that the equipment box is locked.

3. Game Ball – The home team is responsible for supplying a game ball.

4. Copy of Rules – The home team is responsible for having a copy of the Rules and Regulations.

5. Decision on Fields – The decision on whether the fields are usable is made by the DPW. When weather is questionable, call the DPW Hotline. If the field is deemed usable by the DPW, but the field conditions at game time are questionable, the home team shall decide if the game is to be started.

6. Umpires – It is the home team Manager’s responsibility to notify the Umpire if a game is cancelled or reschedule for any reason other than weather, 24 hours prior to the game.

MISCELLANEOUS

1. Forfeits – Not Applicable.

2. Postponement – A manager may request postponement of a game if he is unable to field a team due to school, religious or other conflicting event. This request must be made to the Pony League Commissioner at least 24 hours before the scheduled game.

3. Protests – Not Applicable.

PLAYOFFS, CHAMPIONSHIPS AND ALL STAR GAMES

1. Rules – All league rules shall apply to post season games unless amended by the Major League Commissioner.

2. All Star Games – All Star Game selection and game format will be decided the Major League Commissioner.

 

GLEN ROCK BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

SOFTBALL RULES AND REGULATIONS
SENIOR LEAGUE

 

RULES TO BE SET AT A LATER DATE