League Rules

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Every team participating in league play must be registered with USSSA.

Every participant is required to abide by all Softball World rules, policies, and code of conduct.

Player Eligibility

A player's name must appear on their team's roster to be eligible. Players may only play on one team per night. Umpires and staff are not responsible for policing this rule, and it is up to the offended team to bring it to the attention of the umpires before the third inning of the game. Any player protested that has not signed the roster will cause his team to forfeit that game. The offending player is not eligible to participate in a game the rest of that night. Minimum playing age is 18 – NO Exceptions!  Note: You must protest an illegal player before the third inning OR when the player in question enters the game.

*Any team caught with a player that is participating on a second team will forfeit that game, whether that player's name is on their roster or not. The offending player is not eligible to participate in a game the rest of that night.

 

Classification and Home Run Rules

Home Run Rules and Player Classification per League

 
Mens D: 3 over the 300' fence and then inning ending out and no more than 3 C players per team
Mens E: 1 over the 300' fence and then inning ending out no C players & no more than 3 D players per team
Mens E Rec: Inning ending out over the 300' fence (No tournament players may play rec)
   
Coed: 2 Male/2 Female home runs per game over the 300' fence 
Coed Rec: Inning ending out over the 300' fence (No tournament players may play rec)

 

The management of Softball World reserves the right to deny any player from participating at a level of play that would be unsafe or unfair to the other players and opponents in that league. Management of Softball World also reserves the right to require teams to move up in classification for purposes of creating good and fair competition.

Coed Player Rules

Mixed Player Rules – A team may play either 5/5, 6/6 or 6/4 during NTX tournaments.

            a) If mixed team has 5 females, they MUST play 5 females.

            b) If a team plays using the 6/4 format, a female must bat 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th.  Men must bat 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th.

            c) If a team using the 6/4 format and a 5th female arrives during the game, the team MUST play 5/5.  The 5th female will be inserted into the 9th batting position immediately and the male originally in that batting position is now done for the game.  Also, when playing 6/4, if a female has to be removed from the original lineup for any reason, a forfeit will be called.  There is no substation for the original 4 females.

            d) A team CANNOT play 7/3 or 7/5.

Jersey Rule

Softball World does NOT require uniforms.

Starting Line-Ups

Teams must have eight players to start and/or finish a league game. If a team starts with eight players, they may add their 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th player after the game starts. No automatic outs will be recorded if you start a game with a shortage of players. If you lose a player and do not have a sub, then an out will be recorded in that player's position in the batting order.

Protest

All protests must be made with a fee of $50 cash up front. If the protest is upheld the fee will be returned.

Line-Ups

Starting line ups must be given to the umpire during the pre-game meeting. Each player's first and last name and number must be on the line up sheet.

Run Rules

10 after 5 innings - 12 after 4 innings - 15 after 3 innings - 20 after 2 innings.