Important information regarding USA Softball Code, Rule and Procedural Manual proposals

April 03, 2018, 2:33 p.m. (ET)

USA Softball members, 

Recently, false information has been spread on social media regarding USA Softball Junior Olympic (JO) play requirements - that face masks would be mandatory for all infielders under the age of 18.

This information is incorrect and false and USA Softball believes it is important to remind our membership on how USA Softball Code, Playing Rules and Procedural Manual changes are submitted, reviewed and voted upon.  The information can be found in USA Softball’s Procedural Manual, which can be viewed here.

Amendments or changes to the USA Softball Code, Procedural Manual and Playing Rules are governed by the USA Softball Procedural Manual. Code and Procedural Manual changes are detailed in Article 203, Section A while Playing Rule changes are detailed in Article 203, Section B. Please read the USA Softball Procedural Manual to review these processes in their entirety.