Inclement Weather or Unforeseen Circumstances

This is one of two articles on this Locker Room related to Inclement weather. See the companion article as well: CCSUA School Procedures for Inclement Weather. It is located by selecting the CCSUA button on the Dashboard page, then select Announcements This article covers the procedures for longer suspensions of play. See the companion article Suspension of play – normal

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Major Injury Procedure

What should the umpires do if a game participant suffers a significant injury? This question arose at one of our Annual Meetings. The Training Staff asked Dee Abrahamson, who at the time was the NCAA Softball Rules Editor, this question. Her answer: Back in the days of the “Wild West” when we did not have the bat list, bat testing

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Halted game rule and procedures

The Rule The weather is unpredictable, even in Southern California. You must familiarize yourself with the Halted Game rule – the plate umpire shall declare a halted game if play must be temporarily suspended with the intent that it will be continued at some later time or date. Use of the halted game rule may be decided at the pregame

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Protests and Forfeits

Protest – attempt at resolution The sequence for resolving a potential protest is: 1. The protesting coach must identify the alleged failure to apply the correct rule, effect or misapplication of the rule.  This must be done before the next pitch. We should not expect the coach to give us a specific rule number.  For example, if the protest involves

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Scrimmages Practices Games

The NCAA rule book designates four different forms of events in which teams may participate: • Practices – may be held with outside competition; the score is not kept and the event displays only the skills of the sport rather than competition between participants. These are exempt from the playing rules. • Scrimmages – limited to participation by appropriate institutional

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