Pinellas Sports Officials Association: SOFTBALL

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   SOFTBALL

 

THE FHSAA PLAYOFFS HAVE BEGUN AND WE USE THE 3 UMPIRE SYSTEM!  

BELOW ARE THREE EXCELLENT "3 UMPIRE SYSTEM" VIDEOS PROVIDED BY THE NFHS AND EMILY ALEXANDER. BE SURE TO VIEW AND HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO WORK THE "3 UMPIRE SYSTEM", AS THIS IS THE ONLY SYSTEM WE USE FOR THE REST OF THE 2014 FHSAA SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS!!

CLICK ON "WATCH ON VIMEO" BUTTON TO VIEW!

 

 

3 Umpire Mechanics - part one on Vimeo.

 

 

3-Umpire Mechanics - part two on Vimeo.

 

 

3-Umpire System - part three on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

  REVISED JANUARY 13, 2014      

 RULES CHANGES FOR 2014 SEASON       

Rule 1-4-1 b and c states: Added that the color of the softball glove/mitt not be entirely optic yellow and that they DO NOT have optic yellow markings on the outside or inside of the glove/mitt resembling the appearance of a softball.      

Rule 6.1.1 Prior to starting the delivery (pitch), the pitcher shall take a position with the pivot foot on or partially on the top surface of the pitcher’s plate and the non-pivot foot in contact with the pitchers plate. Both feet must be on the ground within or partially within the 24-inch length of the pitcher’s plate.   

Rule 6.1.2b Once the hands are brought together and are in motion, the pitcher shall not take more than one step which must be forward, toward the batter and simultaneous with the delivery.

  

January 21, 2014

MEMORANDUM

To:  Softball Coaches; Officials; and Associations

From:  Craig Damon, Director of Athletics – Softball Administrator

 CC:   Justin Harris, Associate Executive Director of Athletics Operations

SUBJECT:  Pitching Rule Clarification

 

Softball season has finally arrived.  I am excited about the 2014 Softball Season and wish each of you the best of luck!

This correspondence is to clarify any misunderstandings that may exist concerning the Pitching Rule change for this season.  I am referring to 6.1.1 and 6.1.2b.

• 6-1-1 Prior to starting the delivery (pitch), the pitcher shall take a position with the pivot foot on or partially on the top surface of the pitcher’s plate and the non-pivot foot in contact with the pitcher’s plate.  Both feet must be on the ground within or partially within the 24-inch length of the pitcher’s plate.

 

• 6-1-2b Once the hands are brought together and are in motion, the pitcher shall not take more than one step which must be forward, toward the batter and simultaneous with the delivery.

 

A clerical error listed these changes in the NOT ADOPTED section of the softball manual and completely omitted from the officials handbook.  These are two changes we will use in Florida this season.  After much discussion last spring, it was decided Florida would implement these rules to align with the NCAA and ASA pitching rules.  Please notify any out-of-state opponents, traveling to Florida to compete, this rule change will be enforced while playing in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

2014 NFHS Non-Approved Bat list is posted on our "PSOA Documents" page!

 

 

 

 

 



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