Kin Slo-Pitch Rules

 
 
Here they are folks, the Official Kin Slo-Pitch Rules. This 34 page document outlines every aspect of the Kin Slo-Pitch safety, fun and fair play rules.
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KSP Banned Bat List
Here are the 2015 Rule Changes Hi-Lights
  1. One of the biggest most recognizable changes to our tournament this year is the 5 Guys and 4 Girls per team rule, we are changing this year to 6 Guys and a minimum of 4 Girls per team.
  2. Batting Orders must still alternate between guys and girls with no two guys or girls batting in a row.
  3. All games MUST start with a minimum of 10 players consisting of no less than 4 girls.
  4. All games played within the 1 hour and 15 minute time limit.
  5. If at the end of the time limit the inning is completed and the teams are tied we will then play "Sudden Death" for all tie games.
  6. Sudden Death innings will start with 2 outs for each team and the next batter on the batting order will go to Third Base automatically and the batting will resume. This will continue until there is a winner.
  7. All games will be played like this except for the finals, finals will be played to the time limit rules and if the game is tied then the teams will play additional innings until a winner is declared.
 

Rule #1.

This rule applies to both the 256 Open Division and the Invitational.

If your teams does not have all it's players, that's 6 men and minimum 4 women to start the tournament your team will forfeit the tournament. So make sure everyone shows up on time!

You may however field less than 6 men but a minimum of 4 women in each subsiquent game after your first game.
However all games must start with a minimum of 10 players consisting of no less than 4 women.

The team roster it self can be unlimited, but each player listed on the game sheet MUST BAT in that game. Defensive substitutions are unlimited.

KSP Rule Additions
1. First rule addition is the 3 home run rule. Only three fair ball homers will be allowed by each team per game. Any homers after the first three we be considered a single and the batter will proceed to first base. This applies to Out of the Park HR's only in park HR's are unlimited.
2. Second rule addition is we are adding a Rover Line to the outfield. This line will arc from the left field foul line to the right field foul line approximately 150 feet from home plate and 60 feet from second base. Outfielders will not be permitted to cross this line until the batter has made contact with the ball. This will be a painted line, not chalked.

Bag Pin Rule

Second Base and Third Base will be single pinned to the ground. This rule is to help prevent ankle injuries when sliding. Because First Base is a double bag it will continue to double pinned. Please use caution if / when sliding into First Base. Yes, you may slide First Base from Home Plate but you can only make contact with the orange side of the double bag.

Team Line-Ups

The team in the field must have minimum ten 10 players comprised of six 6 males and four 4 females for the first game only. The team roster it self can be unlimited, but each player listed on the game sheet MUST BAT and FIELD in that game.

Important!

You may only play on ONE team at the tournament.
If you are discovered playing on more than one team you and the second team will be disqualified.

Injuries

If an injury forces a player on the game sheet out of the game, that player will be scored an automatic out when he or she is scheduled to bat. Teams may finish the game with a minimum of nine (9) players. Declared injuries in a game are permanent for that game.

Courtesy Runners

Nada, Nyet, Nein, No Such Thing! Running is as much a part of the game as hitting or catching. If you can't run you can't play - period!

Lead Offs

Base runners may leave their base only upon the batter making contact with the ball.

Ties

There are no ties, CSA Tiebreaker Rule will be in effect after the 7th inning, if time allows.

If the umpire has mad a mistake on Time Allowed, the last full inning on Time Allowed will count. If still a tie a Coin Toss will determine the outcome of the ball game.

Maximum game time is 9o minutes.

Mat

A 24" X 36" mat will be used for home plate. A legally pitched ball that hits the mat is a "strike".

Game Time

Each draw of the tournament is allotted one and a half hours. This should be enough to complete all games. A few rules regarding time are as follows.

  • If you do not have enough players to start the game within ten minutes of the start time you lose by default.
  • No new innings are to begin after one hour and fifteen minutes after the scheduled start time.
  • Teams first game of the tournament must have at least 5 Women and 5 Men to start the game. If you do not have enough players, the team at default will be out of the tournament, and if they still want to play will be put on the waiting list.
    At the time of default a team on the waiting list will then be called to enter the tournament at that time.

    If there is NO complete team on the Tournament Waiting List hoping to play, the team with enough players gets the choice between the Win or the Loss and the other team gets the opposite discision.

    Umpires
    We will be using ASA carded Umpires. While these umpires are knowledgeable they are human. This means that they are not infallible (and neither are you!) and they have feelings. Good sportsmanship on and off the diamond goes a long way to make everyone's weekend enjoyable.

    Sandbagging
    Ever played a team not trying to win (i.e. "sandbagging")? Kinda sucks, right? By deliberately trying to lose to gain advantage in the draw a team makes a travesty of the game and the tournament. Our "Sandbagging Committee" is trained to deal with cowards. If you suspect a team is "sandbagging" notify Tournament Central immediately (while the game is in progress) so that we may evaluate the situation. Teams found guilty of "sandbagging will be dealt with harshly and without mercy.

    Bats
    ASA Rules Apply. A list of illegal bats will be posted in every dugout.

Banned Bats

Kin Slo-Pitch has adopted the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Certified Equipment List Beginning January 1, 2004, all bats in ASA Championship Play must pass the ASA 2004 bat standard. All bats having the 2004 certification mark will be allowed in Kin Slo-Pitch Tournament play. Bats that have the 2000 certification mark will not be allowed in Kin Slo-Pitch Tournament play unless they are listed on an approved bat list on the ASA website. For convenience, the ASA website has a listing of bats that do not pass the ASA 2004 bat standard.

KSP Banned Bats: For a list of bats that have been tested and found to comply with the ASA bat performance standards, and therefore are authorized to bear the ASA 2004 certification mark and/or are authorized for use in ASA Championship Play beginning January 1, 2004, please click on the manufacturer below. Manufacturers continue to submit additional bat models for testing, and the ASA will update this list as test results become available.

Click here for ASA's Non Approved Bats
( link updated June 21, 2009)

ASA Bat Testing & Certification Program
The official bat in ASA Championship Play must meet all of the requirements of Rule 3, Section 1 and:

1. must bear either the ASA approved 2000 certification mark or the ASA 2004 certification mark as shown below, and must not be listed on an ASA non approved list, or

 
2. must be included on a list of approved bat models published by the ASA National Office; or
3. must, in the sole opinion and discretion of the umpire, have been manufactured prior to 2000 and if tested, would comply with the ASA bat performance standards then in effect.

Beginning January 1, 2004, all bats in ASA Championship Play must pass the ASA 2004 bat standard. All bats having the 2004 certification mark will be allowed in ASA Championship Play. Bats that have the 2000 certification mark will not be allowed in ASA Championship Play unless they are listed on an approved bat list on the ASA website. For convenience, the ASA website has a listing of bats that do not pass the ASA 2004 bat standard.
Banned Bat information courtesy of the Amateur Softball Association www.asasoftball.com
 
   
 
 
 
     
 

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