2010-11 SOFTBALL RULES COMMITTEE KEN ERIKSEN, chair University of South Florida 813/974-4111 email@example.com DEE ABRAHAMSON Secretary-Rules Editor Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2854 815/753-1628 firstname.lastname@example.org MEAGHAN ALMON Hofstra University
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2010-11 SOFTBALL RULES COMMITTEE KEN ERIKSEN, chair University of South Florida 813/974-4111 email@example.com DEE ABRAHAMSON Secretary-Rules Editor Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2854 815/753-1628 firstname.lastname@example.org MEAGHAN ALMON Hofstra University 516/463-0376 Meaghan.Almon@eHofstra.edu HEATHER CATALANO Ohio State University 614/688-3357 LykeH@buckeyes.ath.ohio-state.edu PATTI GERCKENS University of California, San Diego 858/534-8442 email@example.com RUTH KMAK University of Chicago 773/702-4642 firstname.lastname@example.org MIKE PERNICIARO Wichita State University 316/978-3260 email@example.com JERRY SNYDER University of South Carolina Aiken 803/641-3462 firstname.lastname@example.org VICKIE VAN KLEECK Ferrum College 540/365-4489 email@example.com ***** TERESA SMITH NCAA Playing Rules Administration 317/917-6134 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Softball Playing Rules Process2010-11 is year one. 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.