1. Coaches, managers, players and spectators SHALL NOT:
A. Use foul, abusive, derogatory, or offensive language.*No exact standard exists nor will the association attempt to list every word or phrase that would be considered a violation of this provision. The Huntsville Girls Softball Association (HGSA) Board reserves complete discretion in determining a violation of this provision. The Board will consider the context and circumstances the words or phrase were used relative to any disciplinary action, if any.
B. Taunt, verbally harass, threaten, or degrade any other player, coach, manager, spectator, or any official, umpire or referee. *The HGSA Board reserves complete discretion in determining a violation of this provision.
C. Hit, strike, kick, assault, or offensively touch any other player, coach, manager, spectator, official, umpire or referee regardless of the intent to injure. Players would be considered in violation of this provision if the contact were considered outside the normal contact of the game. *Due to unforeseen circumstances and the context of the contact, the HGSA Board reserves complete discretion in determining if the contact is in violation of this provision.
D. Engage in any conduct that would be considered unbecoming, unsportsmanlike, or offensive including, but not limited to, spitting, throwing equipment or other objects, offensive and/or threatening gestures, kicking dirt, and "getting into the face" of another person.* The HGSA Board cannot contemplate every scenario or act that would be considered a violation of this provision. Therefore, the Board reserves complete discretion in determining any violations.
E. The use or possession of alcohol, drugs, weapons, (guns, knives, or any other designed device that could cause bodily harm) or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at any HGSA event or function by any member or person is strictly prohibited by the HGSA. The HGSA has adopted a "zero tolerance" policy toward any member or person who violates this provision which will result in an automatic suspension from the association.
2. The game umpire/official/ referee is given complete control of the game and the field or area of the game from the time the players and coaches enter the area of the game and until the players and coaches leave the area of the game following the end of the event.
A. The umpire/official/referee has complete control to eject any player, coach, manager or spectator from the area of the game and surrounding area in his/her discretion if the player, coach, manager, or spectator is in violation of 1 A, B, C, D or E of this Code with or without any prior warning.
B. If any coach, manager, player, or spectator of any given team refuses to leave the facilities after being ejected and told to leave the area of the game and surrounding area, then his/her team will forfeit the game and the official/umpire/referee will immediately leave the area of the game without further discussion.
C. The game umpire/official/referee shall upon completion of the game submit a written Code of Conduct Incident report to an HGSA Official of any violation of 1 A, B, C, D or E of the Code by any player, coach, manager, or spectator for further action, if any, by the HGSA Board.
3. Any violation of this Code can be reported, by anyone with information of any violation of this Code, verbally or in writing to any HGSA Board member. The Board shall diligently investigate any complaints and determine if any action should be taken, if any, against the respective player, coach, manager, spectator or umpire/official/referee.
4. The HGSA Board will respond within 10 days of receipt of the Code of Conduct Incident Report.
HGSA League Rules:
Follow the HGSA Code of conduct for all
Passing the ASA background check is required for ANY adult who will be on the field or in the dugout with the girls!
Game times= 55 minutes for (6U); 60 minutes (8U); and 75 minutes(10U+) finish the inning means that .......If the game is in the 3rd inning or less AND the home team CANNOT catch up due to being behind by more than 6 runs, when time expires then the game is over! No more batting by the home team! If they can't catch up, it's wasting time to keep batting. If they've made it to the 4th inning or beyond then we/they will finish the inning by allowing the home team their at bat. In addition, the run rule is in effect as well.
ASA mercy rules are as follows:
15 runs after 3 innings
10 runs after 5 innings.
This is an ASA rule and HGSA is following it.
2012 1st Place Tie-Breaker
In the event of a tie game after regulation, ITB rule will apply for a maximum of one (1) inning during the regular season. If teams are still tied after ITB, the game will go down in the books as a tie. ITB will be utilized for all divisions of play.
If at the end of the season two teams are tied for first place in any division, there will be a playoff game only after all other means to break the tie have been utilized. The playoff will be scheduled as soon as possible after the conclusion of the season.
Rules for 6-8Under; we follow Texas ASA Pixie Rules below are the ONLY addendums.
6 & UNDER 'TEE-BALL' (Coach Pitch & then Tee) *6U please remember you will lose the tee will be at a time to be determined by the leaque during the season.
Rules for 10-16Under; we follow ASA Rules & Codes below are the ONLY addendums.