Base distance shall be 60 feet.
The pitching rubber will be 35 feet from the back of home plate or there can be no pitching rubber placed on the field.
A half-way line will be marked between the bases. The umpire’s ruling on whether the player was half-way or not is a judgment call.
Each team may have a maximum of 4 coaches in the dugout.
Two defensive coaches will be allowed on the playing field. They must be 3 feet behind the baseline while the ball is in play.
One offensive coach will be allowed in the first and third base coach’s box.
Shoes with rubber cleats may be worn. No metal or hard cleats will be allowed.
Batting helmets with facemasks must be worn by all batters and all runners.
If a player deliberately removes their helmet during live play, a team warning will be issued. If a player removes their helmet after receiving a warning, the player will be called out.
Catchers must wear a helmet with a face-guard and a face-guard will be optional for the player in the pitcher’s circle.
An approved softball or tee ball bat will be used. The diameter of the barrel shall not exceed 2.25 inches.
A regulation game shall consist of 5 innings or 50 minute time limit unless numerically eliminated by the run rule.
If a tie exists after 5 innings of play or 50 minute time limit, the ASA international tie breaker rule will be in effect.
You may bat up to 15 batters, with a minimum of 9 batters.
A team may play with only 8 players, but must take an out in the 9th position.
Each batter will receive 3 strikes or a maximum of five pitches before being called out.
Bunting is not allowed. Penalty: A strike will be called on the batter.
The coach is responsible for removing the bat from home plate after each batter.
Any player who slings the bat will receive a warning. If the player slings the bat a second time; the player will be called out.
A base-runner who leaves the base before the ball is hit will be called out.
Assisting a runner by a team member will result in the runner being called out.
Each team may score only 7 runs per inning.
Up to 10 players will be allowed on the field.
Defensive players cannot roll the ball underhanded or unintentionally roll the ball overhanded. Penalty: The runner will be called safe.
The infield fly rule does not apply.
When the lead runner is stopped by a defensive player, with the ball, time shall be called at the discretion of the umpire.
The player playing the pitcher position will maintain one foot in the pitcher’s circle until the ball is hit. Exception: If the umpire determines that for safety reasons, the pitcher should be moved back, the pitcher may move within 3 feet of the pitchers circle and directly behind the pitcher’s circle.
All starters may be substituted for and re-enter the game one time. The player must enter the game in the same batting order he/she was in at the start of the game.
The coach may appeal a player missing a base after time has been called.
TEAMS AND PLAYERS:
A team may consist of up to 15 players but only 10 may play at one time.
A player’s playing age is determined by the age that player is on January 1st of the playing year.
All players and teams must be registered members of ASA to be eligible for championship play.
All play is governed by ASA Rules unless otherwise stated within these rules