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

  • Purchase the NEW 2018-2021 Rule Book as a Google eBook online. The eBook is currently on sale for $4.95
    • If needed, the Google Play Books app can be installed to your smartphone/ tablet, enabling you to view the eBook (with or without live internet):
  • Both versions are searchable by content and allow you to set up your own bookmarks

Printed Rule Book

2018-2021 Rules as a Google eBook

 


ADDITIONAL SOFTBALL RULES RESOURCES

Points of Emphasis (POE) and Case Book

Technical Bulletins

  • 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.

Get it on Google PlayGet it at the App Store

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 softbSoftball%20Rules%20in%20Picturesaller.

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).