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Softball

Softball Information

Registration Update

SPRING 2024 SOFTBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Standard Registration is available from November 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. Late Registration will start January 1, 2024 and run through January 27, 2024. All age groups will begin practice in February and games will run from March to May with playoffs in June.

  • Blastball and Teeball registration fee will include a hat, jersey, pants, belt, and socks. Players are only responsible for their gloves, bats, and cleats.
  • All other age groups will need to get their own uniforms. (Coaches will coordinate this with their individual teams)
  • Teeball will be broken up into two age groups. Blastball 3-4 and Teeball 4-5-6. All T-Ball games will be played in house at Walker Hawk Sports Complex in Royse City on Saturdays with one practice a week.
  • Teeball up to Softball 10U age groups will play an 8 game season plus the playoff tournaments.
  • The Little League Charter 12u and 14u age groups will play a 12 game season plus playoffs.
  • 6U-8U-10U-12U-14U will play all home games at Walker Hawk Sports Complex in Royse City.
  • All games could be normally scheduled on a Monday-Tuesday-Thursday or Friday nights. Playoff tournaments will be scheduled for a weekend.
# Division Registration Fee Standard Late
1 Blastball 3/4 (uniforms included) $95 $115
2 Teeball 4/5/6 (uniforms included) $115 $135
3 Baseball 6U Modified Coach Pitch (uniforms extra) $115 $135
4 Baseball 8U Coach Pitch (uniforms extra) $115 $135
5 Baseball 10U* (uniforms extra) $135 $155
6 Little League Charter 12U* (No Registration Fee, but uniforms extra) $135 $155
7 Little League Charter 14U* (No Registration Fee, but uniforms extra) $135 $155

* These age groups will be eligible to try out for the All star team to advance to the Little League World Series.



Runs allowed per inning
  • Softball | Five (5) runs per inning
  • Teeball | Six (6) runs per inning
Run rules
  • 15 runs after 3 innings
  • 8 runs after 4 innings
Softball
  • 6U and 8U | 60 minutes
  • 10U | 75 minutes
  • 12U | 90 minutes
Teeball
  • Blastball and Teeball | 55 min
Additional time allowance

When within 5 minutes of the allotted game time: if the home team is behind and the top of the inning has ended, they will be given their at bet even if it goes over the alotted game time. However, if the home team is behind by more than the single inning run limit, the game will be called in favor of the visiting team.

Weather Related Disruption

When the regulation game has not reached the 50% of game play time, the game will be made up and started over as a new game.

When a regulation game has reached at least 50% of the scheduled play time and must be discontinued due to weather then the game will officially record the final score.

If a regulation game is called off due to weather:

  • the home team does not have the lead,
  • AND while an inning is in progress,
  • AND before the inning is completed,
  • AND the visiting team has scored one or more runs to take the lead
  • THEN final score will revert to the previous inning after the home team has completed an official inning.
Coaching
  • The offensive team may place a coach at first base and third base
  • If an offensive coach touches a baserunning player that player will be called OUT
  • Prior to the game beginning, both teams' head coach (or the acting head coach) and the umpire shall have a home plate meeting
  • 6U & 8U | In addition to the other offensive coaches, the coach who is pitching may also coach players from the mound
  • 6U | The defensive team may place one coach in the outfield and one coach in the infield, but both must remain in foul territory away from the field of play
  • 8U and up | The defensive team is allowed to have up to two (2) coaches just outside the dugout
  • All other coaches must stay in the dugout
Players
  • A team must have 7 players to begin a game (if there are not 7 players the team will have to forfeit)
Batting
  • ALL AGES MUST BAT ENTIRE PRESENT ROSTER!
  • 6U | The batter will receive 3 coach pitches. If the batter fouls off the last pitch, the continuation rule will apply (batter gets another live pitch until either a ball, hit or strike). After the coach pitches if the batter does not get a hit, they will receive one swing to attempt hitting the ball off of a tee.
  • 6U | UPDATED RULE: If a batter must use the tee, all runners will only be awarded (1) base if put in play safely.
  • 8U | The batter will receive 6 coach pitches. If the batter swings and misses 3 of the pitches, it will be a strike out. If the batter fouls off the last pitch, the continuation rule will apply (batter gets another live pitch until the ball is put in play or the batter misses or doesn’t swing at the next pitch).
Baserunning | Stealing
  • 8U and below | No stealing or leading off
  • 10U and below | One base allowed on 1st overthrow, Play is still live until player(s) reach next base or a player is tagged out. 2nd overthrows are not allowed.
Coaching
  • The offensive team may place a coach at first base, second base, and home plate
  • The home plate coach may position the batter in the box
  • If an offensive coach touches a baserunning player that player will be called OUT
  • The defensive team may place one coach in the outfield and one coach in the infield
  • All other coaches must stay in the dugout
  • Prior to the game beginning, both teams' head coach (or the acting head coach) and the umpire shall have a home plate meeting
Players
  • A team must have 7 players to begin a game (if there are not 7 players the team will have to forfeit). BATTERS 8 AND 9 MUST TAKE AN OUT!
Batting
  • Blastball Only | Each team will take turns batting through their entire bench per inning
  • Blastball Only | There will be neither outs nor runs recorded
  • Blastball Only | Each batter will swing until they are able to put the ball in play
  • Teeball Only | Batters will have 3 swings to put the ball in play
  • Teeball Only | No additional swings are awarded for foul balls
Baserunning
  • Blastball Only | When the last batter puts the ball into play, all players on base will run the bases to home plate
  • Teeball Only | Only one base will be allowed (at runners risk) in the event of an overthrow to any base. The play is dead when either the lead runner reaches the next base safely or the runner is tagged out.
Defensive Play
  • The pitcher may not run down a runner going to first base. The pitcher must throw (or toss) the ball to 1st base. Rolling the ball to 1st will NOT be allowed.
  • The pitcher may run down a runner going to any other base or home plate
Bat Weights:

14U and under | should have USA or USSSA stamp

Equipment:

No specific stamp (NFHS or otherwise) is required on balls, gloves, bats, or any other equipment.

How soon must I submit a formal protest?

A protest must be sent in immediately following a game's completion. A protest will not be accepted for investigation if the protest is submit after the next game in the division (age bracket and sport) has begun.

What part of a game can be protested?

A coach can protest the application of a rule within a game.

What part of a game cannot be protested?

A coach cannot protest a judgement call made by the umpires.

To formally protest, how must a coach proceed?

Upon receiving an official protest, the committee will do an initial analysis to confirm the protest is valid for investigation.

Once the committee confirms it is valid, the coach will be notified and must submit the $25 fee along with the details description of the protest before the investigation can begin.

Final decision is made between the RCYSA Committee in collaboration with the Backland Youth Sports League.

What is required within the formal complaint?

For simplicity, use our form link below. It requires the following information:

  • Coach Name
  • Email Address
  • Contact Number
  • Sport (Baseball, Softball, or Teeball)
  • Age Group
  • Team Name
  • Opponents Name
  • Scheduled Start Date / Time of Game
  • Rule incorrectly applied that is being protested
PROTEST SUBMISSION FORM

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