RULES & REGS

Consult ASA rule book for more in depth rules and explanations

 Eligibility

  1. Must live in New Paltz school district, the towns of Rosendale, Gardiner, Modena, or Plattekill or work in the New Paltz school district at least 32 hours per week
  2. Each team is allowed 3 out of town players
  3. Players that fall under the grandfather clause are also eligible (played in NPMSL for at least one season)
  4.  ONE TEAM, ONE ROSTER! If we find that you have been playing for multiple teams, you will be suspended.

Playoff Eligibility

  1.  Players participating in the playoffs must have played in at least 50 percent of regular season games.
  2. UNLESS WEATHER RELATED, NO GAMES WILL BE RESCHEDULED ONCE THE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN MADE. IF YOUR TEAM CAN’T MAKE IT, IT IS A FORFEIT. IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE ABOUT GAME DATES, NOTIFY US BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS.
  3. If a team forfeits three games, they are not eligible for the playoffs.

 Ejections

  1.  Ejections are a serious offense. Most of us do not pay taxes in the towns we are playing in. A lot of politics, donations, time and hard work have been involved in our success in getting field accessibility.
  2. Any player ejected must leave the field of play.
  3. The captain or manager must then contact the board. The ASA board will also be contacting us.
  4. The board will then investigate and make a fair decision on behalf of the league.
  5. The player is not to resume play until the board has contacted his captain. He must assume suspension until a verdict has been made.
  6. Fighting will not be tolerated and will be dealt with harshly.
  7. Umpire abuse is not permitted. If there is a problem with an umpire please alert the board as the umpire will do the same.

Pitching

The pitching rules are to follow the A.S.A. rules.

Field Rules

  1. Games will begin at 6:00pm.
  2. We have no rights to the fields before the scheduled time. If any one is on them before your start time one person should politely inform the parties or teams our scheduled start time and then stay out of their way.
  3. Clean up after yourself.
  4. Obey all town laws and regulations.

Book keeping/ Protests

  1. Keep your books neat and orderly. All teams should elect a scorekeeper at the beginning of each game if you don’t have a scorekeeper you’ll be at the mercy of the opposition.
  2. If a protest is to be made, both books will be needed.
  3. How to file a protest: Manager tells ump, ump signs book to denote exactly at what time of the game it occurred, manager calls us and Jim will discuss it with umps
  4. At completion of each game the winning team is to have both umps sign their book.
  5. All winning teams are to call in their scores and number of umpires to our answering service (486-7055) It is obviously impossible to update standings without this information.

Rainouts

  1. Rainouts will be called by 4:30pm the day of scheduled play. If there is a good possibility of rain, the game will be called. Check the answering service for details on cancellation.
  2. Field conditions can also play into cancellations.
  3. If the game is not called before 4:45pm it can be at the field. In that event, both teams should call it in to the answering service.

Health and Safety

  1.  No metal cleats. Player must remove them before being allowed to continue. If caught during play, player will be thrown out of the game and may face an additional one game suspension.
  2.  All catchers must wear masks.
  3.  Catcher cannot block plate at any time unless they have the ball
  4. Runner can not run into the catcher
  5. Children and spectators are not to sit on team bench or be on the field of play at any time during any league practice or play. This game is dangerous, and the safety of our children, family and loved ones must be our top priority.

Playoffs

Play off scheduling and format will be made as the season goes on

 Run Rule/Time Limits

  1.  10 RUNS after 5 innings, however the rule is now 15 runs after 5 innings in the playoff
  2.  A legal game will be considered 3.5 innings and will be made up if rained out prior to that

Bunting and Stealing

A Division– YES

B Division– NO

 


We would like to thank all teams who participated and volunteered to make this season start Let’s have a great year, good luck. Have fun and if there are any complaints or concerns please contact us.

Jim 845-325-2593

Bart 914-805-1482 – all financial matters

Messaging service/rain out number/call scores in – 845-486-7005

Email: info@newpaltzsoftball.com