Official Playing Rules 2018-21
The 2018-21 Official Playing Rules were adopted by the World Baseball and Softball Congress (WBSC) at its 2017 Rules congress. They have now been adopted for use in all Softball Australia competitions.
The Rules are available in two formats:
Electronic Rule Book
Printed Rule Book
ADDITIONAL SOFTBALL RULES RESOURCES
Points of Emphasis (POE) and Case Book
- Purchase a printed version through the Softball Australia Online Store for $15.00 (inclusive of GST and postage)
- Read the latest Technical Bulletins including Certified Bats, Rules Assessments, Umpiring Certifications, Rule Changes and Points of Emphasis/Clarification. Important softball issues for coaches, umpires, players and parents.
- Link: http://www.softball.org.au/technical-bulletins/
Softball Rules in Pictures app
The first Softball Australia smart phone application, Rules in Pictures, is available for Android and iOS devices.
The Softball Australia Rules in Pictures updated February 2017 is for the softball player, coach, umpire, parent and teacher. It is also a helpful refresher course for the veteran softballer.
The simple illustrations with captions, and an index guiding the reader to the Official Rules in Softball, provide a quick introduction to learning the rules of softball.
This online application gives greater accessibility to the user. You can download to your phone and carry it with you at the field. Whether you are playing, coaching a training session, or taking a course, this application is right at your fingertips!
Where can I get the app?
The app is available on the Google Play store or at the iTunes App Store (click on the images above)
The app is available for $4.95 on Android and $5.49 on iOS (iPhones, iPads).