Rules

NFHS Approves Video Monitoring and Replay Equipment For High School Baseball and Softball Games

Beginning with the 2015 high school baseball season, teams will be allowed to use video monitoring or replay equipment for coaching purposes during games.  Previously, video equipment was permitted but it could not be used during games for coaching purposes. The rule change was one of five approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations' Board of Directors.

 

Illegal Bats: High School Softball Rule for 2012 Ejects Both Batter and Head Coach

The use of altered, non-approved and illegal bats in high school softball will result in the ejection of both the batter and head coach, beginning with the 2012 season, according to new rules approved in July 2011 by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

Metal Cleats Allowed in High School Softball, Says NFHS

The NFHS rule allowing metal cleats and metal toe plates in high school softball has sparked controversy and has been rejected by the states of Maryland, New Jersey and Massachusetts and in ASA play for safety reasons.

2009 Softball Rules Changes Address Pitchers, Batters

Three rules revisions were made by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee regarding the pitcher-batter relationship at its annual meeting June 9-11 in Indianapolis. The rules changes subsequently were approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

Fast-Pitch Softbal Rules

Some specific rules for fast-pitch softball vary by age, skill level and organization, but here are the basic rules.
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