Howard County Officials Training

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Howard County Officials Training. Rule 1 Definitions Rule 2 The Playing Field Rule 3 - Equipment. Rule Change Markings. All rule modifications to rules in the book are highlighted. New rule and/or changes are in bold. Housekeeping changes are not in bold. 2008 Changes Rule 1. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Howard County Officials Training</p></li><li><p>Rule Change MarkingsAll rule modifications to rules in the book are highlighted.New rule and/or changes are in boldHousekeeping changes are not in bold</p></li><li><p>STRIKE ZONE: That space over any part of home plate, when a batter assumes a natural batting stance adjacent to home plate, between the batters,(Fast Pitch) Arm pitch and the top of the knees.(Slow Pitch) Back shoulder and the front knee.(Seniors Slow Pitch) A rectangle 17 x 34 which includes the plate and the plate extension (mat). Any legally pitched ball not struck at, that lands on any part of the plate or mat will be ruled a strike. The shoulder to the knee strike zone has been eliminated.STRIKE ZONE: That space over any part of home plate, when a batter assumes a natural batting stance adjacent to home plate, between the batters,(Fast Pitch) Arm pitch and the top of the knees.(Slow Pitch) Back shoulder and the front knee.STRIKE MAT: A mat 25 inches long with a V shaped cut out with the edges 12 inches long to fit tight with the point of home plate.</p><p>COMMENT: Needed because of changed strike zone for Seniors play.2008 ChangesRule 12007 Rule</p></li><li><p>2008 ChangesRule 22007 RuleCOMMENT: Make the 18U-A pitching distance the same as Gold</p><p>YouthDivisionBasesPitchingMin. FenceMax. FenceFastG18U-A6040200225PitchG18U-B6040200225G18U Gold6043200225</p><p>YouthDivisionBasesPitchingMin. FenceMax. FenceFastG18U-A6043200225PitchG18U-B6040200225G18U Gold6043200225</p></li><li><p>Section 1. OFFICIAL BATG. BARREL END: If not constructed of wood, and not made of one-piece construction with the barrel end closed, the barrel end shall have a rubber or vinyl plastic or other approved material insert, or end cap, at the large end of the bat. The insert or end cap shall be firmly secured and permanently affixed so that it can not be removed by anyone other than the manufacturer without damaging or destroying the end cap or barrel.Section 1. OFFICIAL BATG. BARREL END: If not constructed of wood, and not made of one-piece construction with the barrel end closed, the barrel end shall have a rubber or vinyl plastic or other approved material insert, or end cap, at the large end of the bat. The insert or end cap shall be firmly secured and permanently affixed so that it can not be removed by anyone other than the manufacturer without damaging or destroying the end cap or barrel. The bat barrel shall be free of audible rattles when shaken. The bat barrel shall not have signs of excessive wear.Section 5. CATCHERS EQUIPMENT, FACE MASK/GUARDS, AND HELMETSF. PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENTUnless more stringent equipment is required by these rules any offensive or defensive player may wear any protective equipment. As specifically set forth in these rules, helmets may be required to be worn in certain situations during play, however, regardless of whether helmets are mandated by rule, any player shall have a right to wear a helmet at any time and during any part of the game, if that player so desires. Helmets shall have a bill.Section 5. CATCHERS EQUIPMENT, FACE MASK/GUARDS, AND HELMETSF. PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENTUnless more stringent equipment is required by these rules any offensive or defensive player may wear any protective equipment. As specifically set forth in these rules, helmets may be required to be worn in certain situations during play, however, regardless of whether helmets are mandated by rule, any player shall have a right to wear a helmet at any time and during any part of the game, if that player so desires. Helmets shall have a bill.WARNING: The game of softball involves certain risk, including but not limited to death, serious neck and spiral injuries resulting in complete or partial paralysis, brain damage and and serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, muscles and internal organs. Equipment used may be inadequate to prevent serious injury. However, in certain situation, the players use of a helmet may prevent or lessen certain injuries. Players choosing to not wear helmets do so with knowledge of the danger involved and agree to accept any and all liability for any injury or property loss related in any way to a players decision not to wear a helmet.2008 ChangesRule 32007 Rule</p></li><li><p>Appeal PlaysA play on a rule violation on which an umpire may not make a decision until requested by a manger, coach or player.</p></li><li><p>BASE LINE / BASE PATH</p></li><li><p>BLOOD Rule</p></li><li><p>CATCH / NO CATCHCATCHControlRelease VoluntaryHand or GloveIn Play</p></li><li><p>OUT OF PLAY LINE(To determine a catch or not)IN PLAYOUT OF PLAYA. Both feet must be touching the ground or if in the air, left from behind or touching the Out of Play line before the catch.1-2-3-4 are all IN5 &amp; 6 are OUT</p></li><li><p>CATCH / NO CATCHCATCHControlRelease VoluntaryHand or GloveIn PlayNO CATCHCollisionDeflectionNot Off Defensive PlayerImproperly Worn Equipment</p></li><li><p>COURTESY RUNNER</p></li><li><p>DISQUALIFICATION / EJECTIONDisqualified PlayerRules ViolationEjected ParticipantUnsporting BehaviorHCR&amp;P: Technical OutTechnical OutAreaGame ParticipationShort-Handed RuleSuspensionNoYesCoachYesNoneYesNoNoNo1 Game</p></li><li><p>FAIR / FOUL BALLS</p></li><li><p>BOUNDARY LINES</p></li><li><p>FOUL TIPMUST BE CAUGHT OVER FOUL TERRITORYNOTE: Any batted ball that goes directly fromthe bat to any part of the catchers body orequipment other than the hand(s) or glove, is afoul ball and dead.</p></li><li><p>INFIELD FLY</p></li><li><p>INFIELD FLY vs. INTENTIONAL DROP</p></li><li><p>Act that impedes,hinders, confusesOFFENSIVEplayerAct that impedes,hinders, confusesDEFENSIVEplayerINTERFERENCE / OBSTRUCTION</p></li><li><p>FIELDS</p></li><li><p>GLOVES / MITTSMitt Can BeWorn ByAny Player COLOR</p></li><li><p>BALL MARKINGS300 lbs375 lbsRed Ink.47 corBlack Ink.44 corBlue Ink.40 cor</p></li><li><p>BATSWhen the physical structureof a legal softball bat hasbeen changedA bat that does not met therequirements of an officialbat or warm-up bat.A bat that does not meetthe ASA specifications andis on the current non-approved bat list.</p></li><li><p>Barrel PaintedBarrel SandpaperedForeign material inside batExposed RivetsExcessive TapeCone/FlareBatsHas rough or sharp edgesHas burrs or cracksSafety grip missing, too long or too shortHas large dentsHas pine tar exceeding the grip (15 inches)Is more than 2 inches in diameter at its largest pointWeighs more than 38 ouncesIs longer than 34 inches.On the current ASA Non-Approved Bat ListPENALTIES: When a batter steps into the batters box or is discovered using an: Illegal Bat shall be called out (Rule 7.6.C) Altered Bat shall be called out and ejected from the game (Rule 7.6.B)Non-Approved shall be called out and ejected from the game (Rule 7.6.B)</p><p>ALTEREDILLEGALNON-APPROVED</p></li><li><p>APPROVED BATSBats Made Prior to 2000Bats Made 2000-2003Bats Made Since 2004</p></li><li><p>GRANDFATHERED BATSSynergy2FreakSB304SB404XGOLD-FastpitchXRED-FastpitchXPST4WWSCASBWKAEASTONMIKENLOUISVILLE SLUGGERWORTH</p></li><li><p>APPROVED BATSBats Made Prior to 2000Non-Approved Bat Listhttp://www.asasoftball.com/about/build_batlist.asphttp://www.asasoftball.com/about/build_batlist_w_pics.asphttp://www.asasoftball.com/about/build_batlist_one_page.asp(3 pages)(11 pages)(1 page)</p></li><li><p>BAT CHECK Marking Barrel Safety Grip Safety Knob</p></li><li><p>WARM-UP BATS Marking Barrel Safety Grip Safety Knob Attachments</p><p>*Inning</p><p>CHANGE Line-Up Card / Play*JO Fence Distances</p><p>CHANGE Batters Box Mention possible change back</p><p>CHANGE Fence height &amp; lighting*Official Bat Change Banned to Non-Approved</p><p>CHANGE Glove Mitt Change fast pitch color</p><p>CHANGE Number restriction</p><p>CHANGE 2nd Slide**CHANGE 2nd slide 3rd slide****************</p></li></ul>

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