RULES INFORMATION

2021-22 USSSA Baseball Rules

2022 Rule Changes for Baseball (Effective 1/1/2022):

  • Rosters will no longer be frozen.
  • 3.05.C Once a player has been rostered for the season, they may not be added to a team with lower classification in the same age group or younger age group without state director approval. (When the coach tries to add a higher-class player to his roster a box will come up saying the player is not eligible. An automatic email will be sent to the state director. The state director will either approve or deny the request)
  • 3.05.D Once a player is released from a roster, they may not be added back to that roster without state director approval. (When the coach tries to add a higher-class player to his roster a box will come up saying the player is not eligible. An automatic email will be sent to the state director. The state director will either approve or deny the request)
  • 3.06.H  From the beginning of the season to December 31st teams can add unlimited Guest Players per weekend or per event.
  • 3.06.I  From January 1st to the end of the season Guest players will be limited to 3 per weekend or per event.
  • The Beginning and End of the season will now float. The season will end on a Tuesday in Mid-August.
  • 5.06  To Qualify for the state tournaments, teams must play in a minimum of 3 sanctioned USSSA events or be approved by their State Director.
  • 7.01.G  In all age divisions 14u and below, the catcher’s helmet shall fully cover both ears.
  • 7.04.E  A dead ball appeal can be appealed directly to the umpire, without the Pitcher throwing to the appealed base. Only one dead ball appeal is allowed on any play.

Coach Pitch Rule Update:

  • 8.14  The batter shall receive a maximum of six (6) pitches or three (3) swinging strikes. (The bat is extended if the last pitch is hit foul)