9 Stars Sports


USA Softball Tournament Rules:

This tournaments is a 4-Game Format: 3 Pool Games plus Single Elimination Bracket.

Coin flip will be 10 minutes prior to game time at plate meeting. coin flip determines home team. TURN IN LINEUP CARD at plate meeting. Must have first and last name, Jersey # and positions and subs on lineup card.

GAME LENGTH: Pool Games 1 hr. 15 min. no new inning after. Can have tie during Pool Play. Bracket games 1 hr. 20 min. no new inning after including Championship Game.

TOURNAMENT SOFTBALLS: The tournament promoter will provide game softballs.

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

Number of Batters: May bat entire team during POOL PLAY and BRACKET PLAY. Free Substitution may be used on defense for players that are listed in the batting order.

Courtesy Runner: If batting entire team, last batted out will be the Courtesy Runner for pitcher and or catcher (a player may not be selected If there are players not entered into the game, these players will be the Courtesy Runner for pitcher or catcher only

RUN RULE: 12 after three / 10 after four / 8 after five

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

Between Innings: 1-minute between innings or five warm up ptiches whichever comes first, 30 seconds for all time outs. Plate umpire will control tempo of game with Speed Up Rules in effect. New pitcher change, pitcher will receive a maximum of 5 warmup pitches unless the pitcher is coming in for an injured pitcher then the new pitcher will recieve a fair amount of time to warmup.

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 outside of the dugout.

Pool seedings are determined first by record, if tied then head-to-head (unless 3 way tie or more 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.

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

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

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

ADULT EJECTIONS: 1st ejection of Adult. this person must leave the park and is 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.

PLAYER EJECTIONS: Player ejected 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.

NO SMOKING, NO ALCOHOL, NO SWEARING, NO VERBAL ABUSE, NO THREATENING COMMENTS, NO WEAPONS, NO PUBLIC PROPERTY, 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 Parks, Private Park or School, 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).

NO JEWELRY! This rule is known by everyone. Players are not allowed to wear jewelry during games period. Tape is not allowed to cover jewelry that is considered a safety concern, jewelry MUST be removed, please inform your team. If exposed jewelry can not be remove then the player will not play.