9 Stars Sports

RULES

ASA Rules with 9 Stars Sports Modified:

1. Most tournaments have a 4-Game Format: 3 Pool Games plus Single Elimination Bracket.

2. Coin flip prior to start of game at plate meeting determines home team. TURN IN LINEUP CARD at plate meeting.

3. The team listed first will occupy 1st Base dugout, if a team that is currently playing is occupying the 1st Base dugout that team will maintain that dugout.

4. Courtesy Runner for pitcher or catcher only (courtesy runner must be a player that is not in the batting lineup).

5. GAME LENGTH 1 hr. 15 min. no new inning after. Can have tie during Pool Play. After pool play the bracket games will be 1hr 20min.

6. May bat up to 12 batters during Pool Play. May bat up to 10 batters during Bracket Play, can use DP/FLEX on both days..

7. RUN RULE 12 after 4 innings / 8 after 5 innings

8. NO HUDDLES between foul lines on playing field, using speed up rules due to time limit.

9. 1-minute between innings, 30 seconds for all time outs. Plate umpire will control tempo of game with Speed Up Rules.

10. One Coach ONLY may be outside of dugout during defense half of inning. Coach will be near gate closest to home plate only for calling pitches. Must be mobile no buckets or any other items allowed to sit on field.

11. Pool seedings are decided first by record, if tied then head-to-head (unless 3 or more way tie then goes straight to +- total), if still tied then by runs +- total, if still tied then runs against, if still tied then runs scored, if still tied then determined by coin-flip.

12. No bat warmers in dugout. Bat warmers are illegal according to Book Rule.

13. Game time is FORFEIT time. If games are running late, allow the preceding game to finish. When the preceding game is finished, the official start time of the next game will be ten minutes after the preceding game is completed.

14. HEAD COACHES are responsible for the conduct of your team and fans.

15. ADULT EJECTIONS: 1st ejection of Adult. this person must leave the park and disallowed to participate in next game and not allowed back in park for the next game. 2nd ejection of same person that person is gone for the remainder of this event and not allowed back in the Sports Complex.

16. PLAYER EJECTIONS: Player will be confined to dugout but same penalty as above. 1st ejection can not participate in next game, 2nd ejection can not play for remainder of the tournament.

17. NO SMOKING, NO ALCOHOL, NO SWEARING, NO VERBAL ABUSE, NO THREATENING COMMENTS, this behavior is not tolerated and may result in ejection from the facilities. Sorry but if there is a NO PET Ordinance with the City of Phoenix Parks OR any other City Parks, please inform your families of the NO PETS ALLOWED Ordinance. All games must be completed. NO INTENTIONAL FORFEIT, NO PULLING TEAM OFF THE FIELD. Inform the assigned park Site Director of special circumstance of why your team may not be able to finish (i.e. injuries).

18. NO JEWELRY, players are not allowed to wear jewelry during games. Tape is not allowed to cover jewelry, jewelry MUST be removed, please inform your team.

19. One umpire on Saturday Pool Games. Two umpires for Sunday Bracket Games.

20. We provide tournament softballs.