TOURNAMENT RULES

1. ROSTERS – EACH TEAM IS ALLOWED 18 PLAYERS TO A ROSTER. A COACH WHO PLAYS SHALL BE DEEMED A PLAYER AND SHALL IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS PLAYER/COACH ON THE 18 PLAYER ROSTER.

2. BAT BOY, REGULAR COACH, BASE COACH OR MANAGER DO NOT FORM PART OF THE 18 PLAYER ROSTER.

3. IT IS THE MANAGER AND/OR COACHES RESPONSIBILIITY TO ENSURE THE PLAYER ROSTER IS COMPLETE AND OFFICIAL AND TO BE SIGNED OFF BY THE COACH ATTESTING THE CERTIFICATION OF THE ROSTER. COACH HAS TO BE FULLY AWARE THAT NO ADDITIONS OR CHANGES CAN BE MADE ONCE THE FIRST GAME ROSTER IS SUBMITTED.

4. 1ST GAME ROSTER SHALL BE FINAL.

5. PROTEST FEE SHALL BE $800.00 AND IS NON-REFUNDABLE. TEAM PROTESTING SHALL BE DONE IN WRITING BEFORE THE NEXT PITCH.

6. THERE WILL BE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ABUSE OF THE COMMITTEE, UIC, UMPIRES, GROUNDS CREWS, MANAGERS, COACHES, PLAYERS; FANS OF TEAMS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GAME. FAILURE TO LEAVE THE PREMISES WILL RESULT IN TEAM BEING GIVEN ONE WARNING AND FAILURE TO ADDRESS THE ABUSE MAY RESULT IN TOURNAMENT DISQUALIFICATION.

7. SOFTBALL CANADA RULES SHALL APPLY

8. PITCHING RULE – NEW PITCHING RULE SHALL APPLY. ONE FOOT ON THE RUBBER.

9. INTENTIONAL STALLING OF GAMES ARE AT THE DISCRETION OF PLATE UMPIRE.3

10. SCORE KEEPERS SHALL AUTOMATICALLY STOP THE CLOCK WHEN PLAYERS ARE INJURED. TIME SHALL RESUME ONCE THE UMPIRE CALLS FOR A GAME TO CONTINUE.

11. ALL GAMES ARE 7 INNINGS OR 1 HR 45 MINUTES TIME LIMIT. THE SCHDULED GAME TIME IT’S WHEN THE OFFICAL GAME TIME WILL START … NOT ON THE FIRST PITCH!!

12. COIN TOSS WILL DETERM FOR HOME FIELD.

13. MERCY RULES SHALL. 15 RUNS AFTER 3, 10 AFTER 4 AND 7 AFTER 5 INNINGS.

14. IN CASE OF A TIE AFTER 7 INNINGS, THE INTERNATIONAL RULE SHALL APPLY.

15. INTENT TO INJURE IS AN AUTOMATIC EJECTION FROM THE GAME AT THE UMPIRES DISCRETION.

16. GROSS MISCONDUCT IS AN AUTOMATIC EJECTION FROM THE TOURNAMENT AND FROM THE SOFTBALL DIAMOND COMPLEX. FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN POLICE INVOLVEMENT.

17. BATS – ISF AND ASA CERTIFIED BATS SHALL BE USED AS APPROVED BY SOFTBALL CANADA. COPY OF BAT LISTING SHALL BE PROVIDED TO EVERY TEAM.

18. BATS – IT’S THE TEAM’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK ALL BATS USED BY THE TEAM ARE SOFTBALL CANADA APPROVED BATS. DUE TO COVID-19 RULES, UMPIRES WILL NOT INSPECT THE BATS. HOWEVER, IF THE OPPOSING TEAM APPEALS TO THE UMPIRE FOR A USE OF AN ILLEGAL BAT BY THE OTHER TEAM, A PLAYER AND COACH SHALL BE EJECTED FOR THAT GAME. BAT WILL BE CONFISCATED AND SECURED BY THE UIC AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO THE OWNER UNTIL AFTER THE TOURNAMENT. ILLEGAL BATS WILL BE MARKED AND SAFE GUARDED.

19. CLEATS – METAL AND MOLDED CLEATS ARE ALLOWED AND IS A PLAYER OPTION.

20. SAFETY EQUIPMENT – PLAYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR JOCKS, KNEE AND SHINGAURDS FOR SAFETY REASONS FOR DEFENSIVE. PLAYERS ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO USE ELBOW OR SHIN AND FOOT GUARDS FOR OFFENSE.

21. HELMETS – ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL TEAMS

22. MINOR AGED PLAYERS – CONSENT FORMS ARE MANDATORY.

23. MINOR AGED PLAYERS – FACE MASKS ARE MANDATORY FOR 1ST AND 3RD BASE AND PITCHERS

24. ALCOHOL AND DRUGS (POSSESSION) – PLAYERS, COACHES, MANAGER CAUGHT IN POSSESSION SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THE SOFTBALL DIAMOND COMPLEX. AUTHORITIES MAY BE NOTIFIED. PLEASE RESPECT THE ELDERS AND CHILDREN PARTICIPATING OR WATCHING THIS EVENT.

25. ALCOHOL OR DRUGS (UNDER THE INFLUENCE) – PLAYERS, COACHES, MANAGERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND ARE DEEMED UNDER THE INFLUENCE BY THE UMPIRES MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN A GAME AND MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT FOR THAT GAME. PLATE UMPIRE DISCRETION.

26. DUGOUTS – NO SMOKING, NO SPITTING, NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS

27. COVID-19 RULES – PLAYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SIT 6 FEET APART IN THE DUG OUT AND UTILIZE THE PITCHERS WARM UP STATION TO ACCOMMODATE THE COVID RULES. HAND SANITIZERS WILL BE PROVIDED IN DUG OUTS. EVERY PLAYER AND COACH IN THE DUG OUT WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO HAND SANITIZE BETWEEN INNINGS.428. COVID-19 RULES ADDITIONAL – PLAYERS/COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED NOT TO SHARE WATER BOTTLES, SPORT DRINKS OR FOOD. PLEASE MARK YOUR OWN BOTTLES FOR USE.MY SIGNATURE ATTESTS THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TOURNAMENT RULES AND EXPECTIONS. MY SIGNATURE ATTESTS THAT I HAVE REVIEWED THESE RULES WITH MY TEAM AND SHALL RESPECT THE TOURNAMENT RULES.