2010-11 SOFTBALL RULES COMMITTEE KEN ERIKSEN, chair University of South Florida 813/974-4111 [email protected] DEE ABRAHAMSON Secretary-Rules Editor Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2854 815/753-1628 [email protected] MEAGHAN ALMON Hofstra University
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KEN ERIKSEN, chair
University of South Florida
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2854
Ohio State University
University of California, San Diego
University of Chicago
Wichita State University
University of South Carolina Aiken
VICKIE VAN KLEECK
NCAA Playing Rules Administration
WHAT ARE PLAYING RULES?
Playing rules are what happens at the field, court, pool, pitch, mat, rink,
track, slope or range when an opponent and officials are present.
Playing rules are the same for all three divisions.
Playing rules are the same for regular season and championship competition.
INFORMATION GATHERING STAGE – Year One
The Softball Rules Committee reviews comments, ideas, questions and
proposals received from coaches, commissioners and athletics administrators.
A rules proposal may be forwarded to any committee member for consideration.
An in-season rules survey is available to obtain input from the membership.
2011 ANNUAL MEETING – Year One
The Softball Rules Committee meets to discuss rules proposals,
survey results and other issues, and agrees on proposed changes.
COMMENT PERIOD – Year One
The list of proposals approved by the Softball Rules Committee is distributed to
coaches and conference commissioners for feedback. This two-week period allows
the membership to see and respond to the exact language of the proposals.
PROP APPROVAL – Year One
The Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) reviews the proposed rules changes
and comments from the membership. PROP’s charge is to look at the proposals
for financial implications, safety concerns and harm to the image of the game.
Items approved by PROP are incorporated into the rules book.
TWO-YEAR RULES BOOK – Year One
A complimentary copy of the 2012 and 2013 Softball Rules and Interpretations
book is mailed to head coaches and conference commissioners.
The book is available online in pdf at www.NCAApublications.com,
and books may be ordered by calling 888/388-9748.
INFORMATION GATHERING STAGE – Year Two
During the season, the Softball Rules Committee
compiles topics of interest to discuss at the annual meeting.
ANNUAL MEETING – Year Two
The Softball Rules Committee meets to discuss current issues and rules
for future consideration. A rules committee report is submitted to PROP.