Virginia USSSA Fastpitch State “Rules”

Virginia USSSA Fastpitch State “Rules”


Va. USSSA Fastpitch has a  “NO Tolerance Policy”


1. The USSSA 2024 Rules and Regulations will govern any item not covered below.

2. Rosters must be online completely NO EXCEPTIONS.

3. Birth Certificates/Cards must be available to the Field Director upon his request.

4. All Players must be dressed in accordance with the USSSA guide (exceptions will be made by the Field Director)

5. Coaches, managers, players and scorekeepers will not use tobacco/alcohol products during their game.

6. Order for determining positions (and championship in the event of rain).
A. Winning percentage
B. Number of Wins
C. Number of Losses
D. Tied Teams (vs each other) winning Percentage – descending (Not Valid if ALL tied teams have not played each other)
E. Average Runs
F. Average Run differential with a max of 8 descending.
G. USSSA Points
H. Date team entered USSSA Database Once past tie breaker, do not return to previous

7. TIME LIMIT: No new inning will start after 1 hour and 15 minutes for pool play. All elimination games are 1 hour and 20 minutes except Championship which will be 1 hour and 30 minute time limit. Elimination round home team is the higher seed. Standings will be determined for tie games during pool play within brackets using paragraph 6. International tiebreaker will be used starting at the top of the 8th inning or after time has expired for Sunday’s games. Time may be adjusted due to weather conditions at the discretion of the tournament director.

8. PROTESTS: ALL PROTESTS MUST BE RESOLVED BEFORE THE PROTESTED GAME MAY CONTINUE (TIME LIMITS WILL BE SUSPENDED WHILE THE PROTEST IS RESOLVED). Rule protests must be accompanied with a $100.00 cash protest fee. If the protest is upheld the protest fee will be returned to the protesting team. If the protest is not upheld, the Field/Tournament Director will retain the protest fee. The Field/Tournament Director will be the final arbiter of all protests. (Remember, only misinterpretation of the playing rules, failure to impose the correct penalty for a given violation can be protested.

9. All teams should be at their game site ready to play 15 to 30 minutes before scheduled time. Games may be started up to 30 minutes before scheduled time. It is the team’s responsibility to be ready to play. Only the Field/Tournament Director may declare a game forfeited.

10. Pitching distance for 8u & 10U will be 35 feet, 11U and 12U will be 40 feet and 13U and up will be 43 feet.

11. 8U ONLY: A maximum of 6 runs can be scored each inning by each team. All Pool Play games have a 1 hour and 15 minutes time limit/drop dead (or when batter has completed at bat). No new inning will start after 1 hour and 15 minutes in all Elimination and Championship games.

12. RUN RULE: 12 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings and 8 runs after 5 innings.

13. In case of inclement weather ALL TEAMS should report to their assigned fields unless informed otherwise by the Field/Tournament Director for instructions and /or re-scheduled times. If it rains over night or prior to first game of the day, a representative from each team shall report to their assigned field at least one hour prior to first game scheduled for the day to see the Field/Tournament Director for instructions and/or re-schedule times.

14. Amplified music volume must to kept to a minimum. Subject to Director or Site Director judgement.

15. Each team shall check online schedule at the end of pool play to ascertain Championship play schedule.

16. Winning team shall report the scores after each game.

17. All teams can utilize 11 batters in their lineup for all games.

18. Teams may “Roster Bat”. This must be declared at pregame.

19. All teams can utilize unlimited defensive substitutions with no effect on their batting order for all games.
** Exception The State Tournament we will play by the USSSA Rule Book**



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