Florida USSSA Fastpitch Official Playing Rules
With few exceptions (determined by local Tournament Directors), Florida USSSA Girls Fastpitch will abide by the rules and by-laws governed by the 15th Edition USSSA Rulebook. The on-line rulebook supersedes any printed edition.
Below is a list of possible exceptions (determined by local Tournament Directors). This is for local Florida tournament play only, including State Championships. These rules do NOT apply when competing in any of the USSSA World Series, National Championship, or USA Elite Select events.
Courtesy Runner – SEE USSSA FASTPITCH RULE BOOK
BATTING ENTIRE LINEUP - SEE USSSA FASTPITCH RULE BOOK
Unless noted by local tournament rules, Florida tournament game time limits in all games, including championship games, will be as follows:
In all age divisions, no new inning will start after 1 hour 15 minutes. Innings in progress after the time limit has expired will be completed. An inning is considered complete after the third out is made. Unless noted, a game can end in a tie in seeding games. In tournament and championship games, ties will be played out using the international tie breaker. All games (except 8U Coach Pitch), including championship games, will be played with the 1 hour 15 minute time limits or 7 innings, which ever comes first.
Every effort will be made to complete every scheduled game at the 1 hour 15 minute time limit. In the event of rain delays, the Tournament Director reserves the right to reduce the time limits of all remaining games and/or change the format of the tournament to reach a conclusion and determine a champion.
NOTE: Florida USSSA Fastpitch will NOT allow STEALING in the 8U Coach Pitch division.
8-and-Under will play 5, 6, or 7 innings. Check with local tournament directors for inning played. Games will have a maximum 75 minute time limit, finish the inning or 5, 6, or 7 innings, whichever comes first.
Download the 15th Edition USSSA Rulebook and By-Laws