A pocket-sized book that’s handy to refer to before, after, and even during the game, the NIRSA Slow Pitch Softball Rules Book and Umpires’ Manual, Third Edition, includes all of the latest rule changes and updates for campus recreational softball. The third edition has been expanded to include an umpires’ manual. The umpires’ manual covers general principles, signals, mechanics for plate and base umpires, and basic umpiring tips. Developed by the NIRSA Softball Committee, the manual will standardize umpiring across NIRSA member schools and help ensure umpires’ and participants’ safety.
Keep on top of the latest rules, requirements, and mechanics with the NIRSA Slow Pitch Softball Rules Book, Third Edition.
About the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
NIRSA Softball Rules Committee
Summary of Rule Changes/Clarifications
Rule 1: Definitions Rule 2: The Playing Field Rule 3: Equipment Rule 4: The Game Rule 5: Players and Substitutes Rule 6: Pitching Rule 7: Batting Rule 8: Baserunning Rule 9: Ball in Play, Dead Ball Rule 10: Protests Rule 11: Umpires Rule 12: Scoring Rule 13: Important Items Rule 14: Coed Rules Umpires’ Manual Part I: General Principles Umpires’ Manual Part II: Plate Umpire Umpires’ Manual Part III: Base Umpire Umpires’ Manual Part IV: Umpire Tips Umpires’ Manual Part V: NIRSA Softball Umpire Signal Chart