Softball BC Member Handbook


2021 Softball BC Handbook 

2021 Softball BC Handbook - Coming Soon!

2020 Softball BC Handbook - Complete 

Softball BC will not be producing a printed version of the Handbook for 2021 but rather continuing with the one printed in 2020.  However it is important to note the following changes to the Special Operating Rules and the impact they might have on your minor or Men's & Women's teams. Should you have any questions regarding these changes for 2021 please contact your District Minor Coordinator or your District Men's & Women's Coordinator. 

Approved Changes for 2021:

There will be a revised version of the Handbook (2021) posted on April 7th which will include these approved motions. 


UPDATE for 2022 (Pitching Distances and Ball Sizes)

Ottawa, Ont. - "At the request of its membership, Softball Canada’s Board of Directors held a Special General Meeting with representation from each of its Provincial/Territorial Softball Associations on April 12th to vote on one motion submitted by Softball Ontario relating to age categories, ball sizes and pitching distances.

The motion passed with an overwhelming majority, meaning the following changes will take effect starting with the 2022 softball season.

Rulebook Reference:

Fast Pitch - Page 109 (Softball Canada Rule Book): Age Category and Distance Table (PDF Version with Birth Years)

As a result, minor age categories will move from U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 towards U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 starting with the 2022 season. The U19 age category will move to U20 on the Men’s side only, while the Women’s side will add a U23 category. In addition to these age category changes, the U13 level (both male and female) will use an an 11” ball.
 
In terms of pitching distances, the progression will begin one age category earlier from U11 to U17 (as opposed to U12 to U19) to allow athletes to adapt and develop at a younger age.
 
All of these changes apply to Fast Pitch only and will be in effect for the 2022 Canadian Championships.
 
In addition, Softball Canada announced a decision will be made on the 2021 Canadian Championships by May 18th. Softball Canada and its Canadian Championship host committees remain committed to holding these events in 2021 and are continuing to move forward with all planning according to COVID-19 conditions."

 


2020 Softball BC Handbook

2020 Softball BC Handbook -Complete

  • The handbook is also available for purchase at the Softball BC office for $15.00 plus shipping/handling. 

2020 Softball BC Constitution and By-Laws: Constitution and Bylaws

2020 Softball Special Operating Rules:

 

2020 Errors, Omissions and Updates

 

 

2019 Softball BC Handbook

2019 Softball BC Handbook (Complete)

Constitution and Special Operating Rules (2019)

The handbook is also available for purchase at the Softball BC office for $12.00.

 

2019 Softball BC Handbook - Errors and Omissions

Minor Girls Section 7.7.f.(i) should read:

When the home team is leading after 4 ½ or 5 ½ innings after time has expired, or after 6 ½ innings whether time has expired or not, all runs scored up to that point shall count.  There shall be no reverting back to the last complete inning.

Minor Girls Section 7.7 g) (iv) should read: 

In the U12A, U12B and U14C categories, pitchers may pitch a maximum of 4 innings per game (one pitch is considered an inning).  The pitching limit rule is suspended in extra-inning games when the time limit has been reached or in the top of the 8th inning.  Disciplinary actions/suspensions will be applied to coaches who do not follow the above rule at the discretion of the Softball BC Board Representative.

Minor Boys Section 8.7 v) should read:

When the home team is leading after 4 ½ or 5 ½ innings after time has expired, or after 6 ½ innings whether time has expired or not, all runs scored up to that point shall count.  There shall be no reverting back to the last complete inning.

 

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