SOFTBALL (MALE)

TECHNICAL PACKAGE

NLGAMES Bay Roberts 2020

softballnl.ca

Technical Packages for the NLGames are developed by the Provincial Sport Organization governing each respective sport. Questions should be directed to the Technical Chairperson as noted in Section 1 below, or to the SportNL Games Coordinator Stephanie Fowler by email sfowler@sportnl.ca or phone 709-576-3397.


1.        TECHNICAL CHAIRPERSON

Dave Feener

executivedirector@softballnl.ca


2.        CONVENER

        Chris Foley

        Chris.foley@gmail.com


3.        ELIGIBILITY

The teams/athletes competing in U14 Boys Softball at the NL Games will be at the Train to Train stage of Long Term Athlete Development and will have participated in the 2020 Boys U14 Softball Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Fastpitch Championships in July. All team members and staff must be registered members in good standing with Softball Newfoundland and Labrador. To represent a particular region, an athlete must meet regulations governing regional eligibility as per NL Games Policy. Teams must carry a minimum of twelve (12) players to be eligible for all Games competition.


4.        AGE CLASSIFICATION                                                                                     

U14 Boys Softball

Participants must be born in 2006 or later (14 and under, and at least 12 years of age as of December 31, 2020).


5.        PARTICIPANTS PER REGION

5.1        ATHLETES

Maximum team size = 15 male athletes.

Minimum team size = 12 male athletes.

5.2        STAFF

U14 Boys Regional Softball teams are permitted to carry a maximum of three staff; at least two of whom are designated as the coach/assistant coach. Of the staff, at least two must be male.

 


6.        STAFF SELECTION

All coaches and managers must be at least 19 years of age as of December 31, 2020.

All coaches must have a minimum of In Training Status of the Competition Introduction NCCP coaching program for Softball.

Coaches and managers must also have a Certificate of Conduct (RNC or RCMP) and Vulnerable Sector Check (RCMP) on file with Softball Newfoundland and Labrador.


7.        REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

 

PLEASE NOTE: Teams must compete at the 2020 Softball Newfoundland and Labrador U14 Boys Fastpitch Provincial Championships to be eligible to enter any regional qualifier or represent a particular region at the 2020 NL Summer Games.


8.        REGIONAL CONTACTS

For information on all U14 Boys Softball regional qualifiers please email the Technical Chairperson at executivedirector@softballnl.ca


9.        REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Each regional team must be registered with the Host by July 31 2020 through an online registration system that will be provided by the Host.


10.        GAMES-TIME MEETINGS

One coach or staff representative from each region and each sport is required to attend the following meetings in the Host region at the commencement of the NLGames:

  1. Coach / Manager General Meeting - date, time and location to be confirmed

Chaired by SportNL and including brief presentations from the Host Committee - will cover logistical information on transportation, accommodations, food services, entertainment, venues, etc.

  1. Sport Technical Meeting - date, time and location to be confirmed

Chaired by the Technical Chair of your sport - will cover sport-specific technical information for your competition.


11.        SANCTION

Softball Newfoundland and Labrador sanction this competition. Except where noted (see Section 15 “Technical Information”), rules for this competition will be governed by Softball Newfoundland and Labrador Minor Playing rules (U14 Boys Division).


12.        SCHEDULE

Male Softball is a 2nd half sport set for August 19 - 23 2020.

Final schedules will be posted on www.nlgames.ca in early August after regional teams are selected and registration is completed.


13.        VENUE

Wilbur Sparkes Sports Complex

Langdon Critch and Kevin Critch Fields


14.        MEDALS

Will be presented to each regional team member of the first, second and third place finishers.


15.        TECHNICAL INFORMATION

U14 Boys Fastpitch Softball

                                                

Two division single round robin with top two teams at the conclusion of the round robin advancing to medal round. 1st place in each division will play for Gold. 2nd place in each division to play for Bronze.

Tie Breaking Procedures

  1. Head to head record.
  2. If there is still a tie, the team with the best plus/minus (+ or - 7) in all round robin games will be given the higher placing.
  3. If teams are still tied, the team who had the least total number of runs scored against for all round robin games will receive the higher placing.
  4. If teams are still tied, the team with the highest total number of runs scored will receive the higher placing.
  5. If teams are still tied, plus/minus ratio (total number of runs scored for + total number of runs scored against/total number of runs for) will apply. The lower plus/minus ratio will win the tie breaker.
  6. If two teams are still tied a coin toss will take place to determine positioning.

Softball Newfoundland and Labrador sanction the U14 Boys 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games Fastpitch Championships. Except where noted below, rules for this competition will be governed by Softball Canada 2020 Official Rule Book.

Qualifying tournaments and registration process

  1. Registration must meet all NL Games and Softball Newfoundland and Labrador deadlines;
  2. Teams/Athletes entering Regional Qualifiers must have competed in the 2020 U14 Boys Softball Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Fastpitch Championships in (July);
  3. All roster information must be submitted upon registration using proper forms provided by Softball Newfoundland and Labrador. Incomplete registration forms will not be accepted by Softball Newfoundland and Labrador;
  4. Only players, coaches, and team officials that are in "good standing" with Softball Newfoundland and Labrador will be permitted to register and participate.

Coach Certification and Dress Code

Pitching Rotation Rule and Illegal Pitches

Please Note: A pitcher will be considered to have pitched 1.0 inning if he has thrown 1 pitch;

Official Line Up

Important Note: For defensive purposes and fair play, in U14 Boys Softball competition 1.0 inning will be the equivalent of 3 outs OR application of the 5 run rule to end an inning (see Scoring below).

Scoring

Fielding

Stealing Based/Advance on Bases

Bats

Bats must be approved as per Softball Canada Certification Standards "2016 Approved Bat List" for the U14 Boys and U16 Girls divisions. For more information go to http://www.softball.ca/?lid=UCTWF-WS6JU-WE7M3

Acceptable Certification Stamps2019 FP Bats (Female)

Any bat that appears on the ISF Approved Bat List and has a current ISF certification stamp (2005 only) will be accepted for play at a Softball Canada event or,

General Competition Notes

 


16.        NLGAMES POLICIES

Sport policies are under review and will be available at www.nlgames.ca when complete.


SOFTBALL (MALE) Technical Package 2020 Bay Roberts  v20190806

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