2-57-4 New: Art 4… Projected Substitute. A projected substitute is a player who does not immediately participate in the game. Projected substitutes are not permitted (3-3-3).
Rationale: To provide a standard definition for a “projected” substitute and to help clarify Rule 3-3-3.
2016 MAJOR EDITORIAL CHANGES
NOTE: One American flag, not to exceed 2 inches by 3 inches, may be worn or occupy space on the jersey. By state association approval, to allow for special occasions, commemorative or memorial patches, not to exceed 4 square inches, may be worn on jerseys.
2016 POINTS OF EMPHASIS
STRIKE ZONE (FP)
2015 Softball Q & A's (5/19/15)
DP/Flex Rule PowerPoint Presentation (1/28/09)
2015 Softball Pitching Video (3/31/15)
2014 Softball Pitching Video (3/18/14)
2014 Softball Rules Meeting PowerPoint (3-19-14)
8. On-deck batters. For the beginning of each inning, the first two batters should be positioned in front of their team’s dugout. Thereafter team's players shall warm-up in the on-deck circle located behind the batter. Right handed batter: Next batter located in the on-deck circle closest to 3rd base dugout. Left handed batter: Next batter located in the on-deck circle closest to 1st base dugout. Required not optional.
9. Varsity Fields. All varsity games must be held on fields with an outfield fence at 185'-235' (more information can be found in the Softball Season Regulations, Page 29).
NEW 10. All batting helmets are required to be school colors or neutral (white, black, gray) colors. Only school logos, reward or commenrative stickers are allowed beyond the NFHS requirement (Rules 1-6-1 and 1-7-1)
d. Except for the four State Championship games, a game will end when after five innings a team is ten or more runs behind and has completed its turn at bat.
e. Except for the State Tournament games (quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games), a game will end when after three innings a team is 15 or more runs behind had has completed its turn at bat.
f. The maximum number of participants for each tournament game is 18. Each participating school will be allowed a maximum of 18 players in uniform for each tournament game.
g. Pregame warm-up protocol is required.
WIAA Season Regulations
WIAA Tournament Procedures
Pitching Crow Hop Video
Non-Approved Bat List
NFHS Softball Rules Website
2015 NFHS Rules Interpretations
NCAA Eligibility Info
Rules Meetings & Exams
NFHS HS Today
Guide for Officials
Become an Official
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