Important Rule Changes for 2019 Season

Posted by Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association on Mar 21 2019 at 09:05PM PDT

There are two very important rule changes being implemented by Softball BC for the 2019 season;

Rule #1 – Protective Face Masks for Pitchers U12 and Below.
What it means:
All pitchers are required to wear a protective face mask in U12 categories and below.
The game cannot be played unless a pitcher has a mask on.

Rule #2 – Face masks are required on helmets for U16 and below players.
What it means:
All batters, on-deck batters and base runners must wear helmets that have an attached face mask in the U16 and below categories.
In order to be considered a face mask, the mask must be attached to both sides of the helmet. Specifically, the one piece attachment that extends only from one side of the helmet does not meet the requirements of the rule.

More information is available via the following link are our website;