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2011 NSAA SOFTBALL Umpires and Mentors Rules Elucidation Meeting. Softball
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2011 NSAA SOFTBALL Umpires & Coaches Rules Interpretation Meeting

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Softball – Dates Start of Practice – August 8 (Mon-Week 6) Officials Open Book Test – August 12 First Contest – August 18 Officials Supervised Test – Sept. 7 & 12 Districts – October 6 & 7 State Tournament – October 12-13-14 (All Classes).

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Softball – Reminder Season Begins - First Day of Practice. Competitors CANNOT take an interest on different groups (counting tryouts) until the finish of the NSAA Championships. Competitors can go to Camps/Clinics, however can\'t physically take part.

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Permissible Contests Schedule = 17 dates amid customary season, 5 competition restrict (excluding regions and state) Single Games & Doubleheaders Double-Dual - four schools playing two pre-decided challenges or two of alternate schools in one day Triangular - three schools playing two pre-decided challenges in one day. Competition – at least 4 groups where victors keep on advancing or contend until a champion is resolved (straight section or pool play with title criteria).

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NSAA Game Procedures

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Game Ending Procedures

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Postseason Procedures

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Reporting Scores Schools must bring in all scores. Omaha World-Herald: 1-800-284-6397 or 402-444-1000. Lincoln Journal Star: 1-800-742-7315 or 402-473-7431. Email to jangele@nsaahome.org District Seeding Release – Sept. 29; All diversions through Tuesday, Sept. 27 check.

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NFHS Softball 2011 Rules Changes

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Lineup Card Inaccuracies (3-1-3 Penalty) New punishment built up for changes made to a checked lineup card First offense = Team cautioning Second offense = Head mentor limited to hole/seat for rest of diversion Applies to changes made to name and number of a player – not protective position

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Concussion Procedure Revised (3-3-9; 10-2-3k) Removed references to "oblivious or evidently oblivious." New methodology requires a competitor showing signs, indications or practices predictable with a blackout to be expelled from the challenge.

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Concussion Procedure (3-3-9; 10-2-3k) See Appendix An on Page 86 of the 2011 NFHS Softball Rules Book

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Concussion Recognition and Management (3-3-9; 10-2-3k) The umpires are not in charge of the assessment or administration of the competitor after she is expelled from play. On the off chance that a fitting social insurance proficient (Certified Athletic Trainer or Medical Professional prepared in Brain Trauma) establishes that the competitor HAS NOT endured a blackout, the competitor may come back to play.

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Suggested Concussion Management Written approval is no longer required with on location restorative staff. On the off chance that there is no proper medicinal services proficient accessible to assess the competitor, the competitor SHOULD NOT be allowed by the mentor to come back to play.

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Suggested Concussion Management No competitor ought to come back to play (RTP) or practice around the same time of a blackout. Any competitor associated with having a blackout ought to be assessed by a fitting human services proficient that day. Any competitor with a blackout ought to be restoratively cleared by a suitable social insurance proficient before continuing investment in any practice or rivalry.

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Suggested Concussion Management After therapeutic freedom, come back to play ought to take after a well ordered convention with arrangements for a postponed return based upon the re-occurrance of any signs or side effects.

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Scored/Retired Runner Interference (8-6-18) Intent no longer the deciding element in decision obstruction by a runner who has scored/been resigned Rule now reliable with meaning of impedance Rule less demanding to authorize, improving more predictable application

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Scored/Retired Runner Interference (8-6-18) The new decide states that in the wake of being announced out or in the wake of scoring, a runner meddles with a guarded player\'s chance to make a play on another runner… The Ball is dead The runner nearest to home is gotten out Other runners come back to the base possessed at the season of the obstruction.

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NFHS Softball 2011 Major Editorial Changes

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Force Play Reinstatement (2-24-4) Clarifies the compel play reestablishment administer Art. 4 . . . On the off chance that a constrained runner, subsequent to touching the following base, with the exception of home, retreats for any reason towards the base she had initially involved, the drive play is restored and she may again be put out if the safeguard labels the base to which she is constrained.

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Force Play Reinstatement (2-24-4) The "home" special case was important to be steady with Rule 2-49 and Case Book play 2.49 B Once a runner lawfully scores, she can\'t be put out – BUT, she could be liable of impedance (which brings about the runner nearest to home pronounced out)

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New items are being made that "dry" the hands, however leave no buildup on the ball or glove Any material that DOES leave a deposit on the ball is restricted – i.e. shake gum

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Ball-Rotation (6-5 New) The pitcher has a selection of balls toward the begin of every half inning unless both balls don\'t get put into play. In the base of the main, the pitcher must toss the unused ball. From there on, the ball in play ought to be come back to the 16-foot hover after each half inning.

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Ball-Rotation (6-5 New) The pitcher may ask for the other ball before tossing a warm-up contribute by giving the ball her ownership to the plate umpire, the pitcher has now settled on a decision and must pitch that ball until such time as the ball leaves play or gets to be distinctly blocked.

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NFHS Softball 2011 Points of Emphasis

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Sportsmanship Any type of conduct planned or intended to humiliate, criticize or belittle others is unsatisfactory Public Address (PA) frameworks have been used to threaten/insult going by groups by playing negative sound impacts or playing "motivational" music just for the home group

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Team and Player Equipment NFHS rules oblige umpires to check most hardware (10-2-3a) preceding the contest.  The accompanying are of particular concern/intrigue: Bats Helmets

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Bats Broken, modified or bats that damage the ball are additionally unlawful A knick or paint contribute the bat from a player thumping their metal spikes against the bat to extricate flotsam and jetsam ought not render a bat illicit

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Bats Materials inside the bat or medications/gadgets used to adjust the bat details and additionally improve execution (i.e. bat warmers) are precluded.

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Foul lines to the post Catcher\'s Box 3-FT Running Lane Coaches Boxes

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Game Management There are a few diversion administration territories that will aid a smooth-running challenge. The accompanying are of specific concern: Lineup Cards Field Areas Pace of Game

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Lineup Cards Lineup cards must be checked by the head mentor as right – with name and uniform number and all substitutes recorded – at the pregame gathering New run gives a punishment to a mentor who neglects to present an exact lineup card Umpires can help with dealing with this circumstance by helping mentors to remember the new lead and giving them sufficient chance to confirm the lineup card before definite accommodation

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Field Areas Designated warm-up territories ought to be situated in a territory neighboring the field and be in perspective of the umpires During the challenge, players should warm up inside the bounds of the field or in the adjoining warm up zone Coaches must stay in their assigned burrow/seat.

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Have a Great Season! Inquiries or remarks ought to be coordinated to Jim Angele. Email him at jangele@nsaahome.org

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