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Softball Rules Information

  • 8/28/2019

    Click here for the 2020 NFHS Softball Points of Emphasis

  • 8/28/2019

    Click here for the 2020 NFHS Softball Comments on Rule Changes

  • 7/8/2019

    Click here for the 2020 NFHS Softball Rule Changes

  • 5/22/2019

    Click here for the 2019 NFHS Softball Interpretations

  • 7/20/2018

    Click here for the 2019 NFHS Softball Points of Emphasis.

  • 7/20/2018

    Click here for the 2019 NFHS Softball Comments on the Rules

  • 7/18/2018

    Click here for the 2019 NFHS Softball Rule Changes

  • 7/18/2018

    Click here for the 2018 Softball Interpretations.
     

  • 8/25/2017

    2018 Softball Rules Changes

     

    2-65-2, 8-1-1c,8-4-3a, 9-6-2: The coach, pitcher or catcher of the defensive team may request an intentional walk either before or during the pitch count.

    Rationale:This change to allow intentional walks was enacted to align fast pitch and slow pitch rules, to keep up with current trends of the sport, and also to maximize the flow of the game. 


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  • 8/25/2017

    Click here for the 2018 Softball Comments on the Rules

  • 8/25/2017

    Click here for the 2018 Softball Point of Emphasis

  • 5/23/2017

    Click here for the 2017 Softball Interpretations

  • 1/3/2017

    Click here for the 2017 Softball Comments on the Rules

  • 1/14/2016

    Click here for the 2016 Softball Interpretations

  • 7/9/2015

    Click here for the 2016 Softball Comments on the Rules

  • 7/9/2015

    Click here for the 2016 Softball Points of Emphasis

  • 7/9/2015

    Click here for the 2016 Softball Rule Changes

  • 7/7/2015

    Click here for the 2016 Softball Rule Changes Press Release

  • 3/5/2015

    Click here for information on Non-Glare Helmets.

  • 3/4/2015

    Click here for the Softball Shoe Device Information

  • 8/7/2014

    2015 SOFTBALL RULES CHANGES COMMENTS

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    Batting and Catcher's Helmets:


    Helmet surfaces manufactured with a glare (mirror-like) surface are illegal.  This rule change was made due to some of helmets being manufactured with a glare (mirror-like) surface which is distracting and potentially dangerousMore...

  • 7/18/2014

    2015 Points of Emphasis

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    ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    An electronic device is defined as any device that accomplishes its purpose electronically.  Technology has presented coaches and players with a wide variety of devices that can be used for their improvement.  Rule 1-8-6 allows for team personnel to utilize technologyMore...

  • 7/18/2014

    Rules Changes Approved in High School Baseball, Softball

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Contact: Elliot Hopkins, Theresia Wynns

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 18, 2014) — Beginning with the 2015 high school baseball season, teams will be allowed to use video monitoring or replay equipment for coaching purposes during games.

    This revision to Rule 3-3-1 was one of five changes recommended by the NationalMore...

  • 7/8/2013

    Click here for the 2015 Softball Rules Changes

  • 1/30/2013

    Publisher’s Note: The National Federation of State High School Associations is the only source of official high school interpretations. They do not set aside nor modify any rule. They are made and published by the NFHS in response to situations presented.
    Robert B. Gardner, Publisher, NFHS Publications © 2013

    CORRECTIONS, RULES BOOK:
    • Page 36: Rule 3-6-1 Penalty - delete theMore...

  • 8/3/2012

    Hit By Pitch” Procedure Revised in High School Softball

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   Contact: Theresia Wynns

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 3, 2012) — Batters in high school softball no longer will have to make an attempt to avoid being hit by a pitch in order to be awarded firstMore...

  • 1/6/2012

    2012 NFHS SOFTBALL POINTS OF EMPHASIS

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    1.   PITCHING

        A.  Pitching Regulations. NFHS pitching regulations were created and are maintained for high-school-age pitchers of all skill levels, not just those seeking participation opportunities at higher levels. A high school pitcher may begin with one or twoMore...

  • 1/6/2012

    COMMENTS ON THE 2012 RULES CHANGES

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    WHITE REMOVED AS PERMISSIBLE SOFTBALL COLOR (1-3-1): The color “white” was removed from the list of permissible colors for softballs. All softballs used for competition must now be optic yellow. The “white” language was out of date andMore...

  • 10/6/2011

    Please be advised that there was an error in the 2012 Softball Rules Book, on page 68, 8-6-16c – Delete the 10th word, “intentionally,” from the first sentence.

  • 7/5/2011

    Click here for the original 2012 Softball Press Release.

     

    High School Softball Rules Change Enforces Stricter Penalty for Illegal Bats

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  Contact: Mary Struckhoff

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 5, 2011) — The use of altered or non-approved bats in high school softball will draw an additional penalty for both players and coaches beginning with the 2012 season.

    AtMore...

 
 
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