Equipment rules designed to reduce risk of injury, as well as a clarification that the media area must be located in dead-ball territory, are among the high school softball rules changes for the 2019 season. The four rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee at its...Read More
We are in the play off season. Independent leagues have started and the public schools will begin within the next two weeks. There are several things that are consistent this time of the year. Everyone is a little tired. Players, coaches and umpires. Some are playing for more than others but everyone is playing for...Read More
Tarp Rule A player may lean on or place a hand on the tarp prior to or at the moment of the attempted catch. Result: Live ball, legal catch. A player cannot have a foot or feet in contact with the tarp while making the catch. Result: Dead ball, foul, no catch, strike. A player...Read More
Flex Player and Plate Umpire Reminders We do not use an Extra Player (EP). We use a DP and a Flex Player. Using any term other than a DP or Flex Player is incorrect and confusing to players and coaches. The Flex player is always listed in the tenth position in the lineup. Important to...Read More
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