Last Updated: September 17, 2017
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We will be accepting new teams for the 2018 season until May 1, 2018. Individual players are accepted at any time throughout the season. email@example.com (You can individually email any or all Team Reps...follow the link for TEAMS/ROSTERS...click on the team rep names for emails) The season will begin sometime in June and will run through MID-LATE August. Games will be scheduled Monday thru Thursday at 6:30, 7:30 (only if necessary 8:30 pm)
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Rule 3, Section 3F: Beginning January 1 2017 the 11” .520 COR or under with a compression of 300.0 lbs. or under will be the only ball allowed in Women’s Adult Slow Pitch, Coed Women’s Slow Pitch and Junior Olympic Girls and Boys Slow Pitch. Comment: The 11” ball with a COR.440 or under, with a ball compression of 375.0 lbs. or under will no longer be allowed in Women’s Adult Slow Pitch Divisions of Play, Women’s Adult Coed Slow Pitch Classification of Play, Junior Olympic Girls, 12-Under, 14-Under, 16-Under, 18-Under Slow Pitch Classifications of Play, Junior Olympic Boys, 10-Under and 12-Under Slow Pitch Classifications of Play.
Rule 3 Section 6 Exception: Men's D Slow Pitch, Men's E Rec Slow Pitch, Women’s Open Slow Pitch, Women’s C and D Slow Pitch and Coed C and D Slow Pitch: the only uniform requirement is matching shirt with number. Comment: Adds Women’s Open Slow Pitch Classification of Play to the exception on uniforms that only need matching shirts with numbers.
Rule 5 Section 12D No person may knowingly possess or have under his/her control a weapon or explosive device on the playing field or in the dugout. For purposes of this subsection, a "weapon" means any firearm or any weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, sand club, or metal knuckles, or any knife, dagger, dirk, or other similar weapon that is capable of causing death or bodily injury and is commonly used with the intent to cause death or bodily injury, but the definition of weapon shall specifically exclude an ordinary pocket knife or any softball-related equipment. Comment: Adds wording to include weapons being banned from the dugout and playing field.
Rule 5 Section 12E A participant who is hearing-impaired may use a sign language interpreter or other auxiliary hearing aid during play to assist that hearing-impaired participant. A sign language interpreter shall be allowed in the dugout, on the field of play (fair and foul territory), or in other areas in order to be able to provide communication to the hearing-impaired participant, but such sign language interpreter shall be subject to any other rules, policies or practices generally applicable to participants, including submitting to and passing an annual background check screening, if applicable. Any concerns, issues or requests concerning the specific location of such interpreters on the field of play shall be resolved by the umpire(s) during gameplay and such concerns or requests shall be addressed to and resolved by the applicable Local Association Member, league, tournament director, and/or event organizer in advance of gameplay. It is highly recommended that participants provide notice of such requests to the applicable Local Association Member, league, tournament director, and/or event organizer sufficiently in advance of and prior to or during the league or tournament registration process prior to the start of a season or tournament. Comment: Defines the use of an interpreter for the hearing-impaired in and out of the dugout.
Rule 8 Section 9C [2C] A second courtesy runner or substitute is not permitted at this time. Comment: Clarifies that in Adult Slow Pitch Divisions of Play a substitute cannot be used for a courtesy runner. Rule 10 Section 5 Removes the umpire uniform from the Rule Book. Comment: Requires the umpire uniform requirements to be placed in the Umpire Manual.
ASA Rule Changes 2016
November 19, 2015
EWSL has changed its bylaws to reflect the ASA change
Rule 8 Section 9B2: (All Adult Slow Pitch except Seniors) Any eligible player on the official line-up including available substitutes may be used as a courtesy runner. A courtesy runner may be used once per inning.
NOTE: Any Courtesy Runner used in Coed must be gender specific.
Comment: Allows for all Adult Slow Pitch Divisions of Play to use a Courtesy Runner once per inning.