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2019 NFHS SOFTBALL RULE CHANGES 1-1-7, 2-22-4, Table 5-1, 5-1-1o: The media shall be prohibited from being in live-ball area. The home team or game management … 2018 NFHS SOFTBALL RULE 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 … LIGHTNING SAFETY UIL Recommendations for Lightning Safety High School Softball Rules Changes Focus on Intentional Walks, Equipment The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee approved an addition to Rule 2 about … UIL & TAPPS DRONE POLICY The UIL and TAPPS have created the following policies for the use of drones by its member schools: UIL Policy: In … NON-TRADITIONAL GAME EQUIPMENT It has been brought to our attention that there are teams utilizeing the piece of equipment pictured to the left during game … 2017 SOFTBALL POINTS OF EMPHASIS Click here for the NFHS 2017 Softball Points of Emphasis NFHS COMMENTS ON 2017 SOFTBALL RULES Click here to be directed to the HFHS article NFHS OFFICIAL SOFTBALL SIGNALS Click on the document link for a chart of signals. EASTON BATS The Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA)/USA Softball, in working with Easton Baseball/Softball Inc. (Easton), recently … Mirror-Like Helmets Batting helmets and catcher's helmet shall have a non-glare surface (not mirror like) A mirror-like or a glare surface is … Gorilla Gold Grip Enhancer Is it legal for a pitcher to use this product? The Gorilla Gold Grip Enhancer is a towel that is impregnated with a light … Non-Approved Fast Pitch Bat List for High School Softball Updated information on non-approved or banned bats can be found at ASA's website www.ASASoftball.com or www.softball.org.

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Missing Certification Seal and Double Base Use

  1. If a bat does not have a certification seal on it but it appears on the ASA Approvd Bat list and the coach can show you the number on the approved listing, then the bat can be used.

  2. The UIL desires that all umpires have a copy of the "Approved" Bat list in their possession.  This copy can be in the umpire's equipment bag or vehicle.  The only list to be carried on the field is the "Banned" bat list.  The "Approved" listing would be available if, for some reason, you needed to refer to it.

  3. If a school uses the double base, ASA rules for the double base will apply.
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