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CISA Rules – Reorganization and clarifications
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All CISA games will play by the Softball Canada Rule book, unless otherwise stated in the CISA rules.
Single game: 6:30
Double Header game 1: 6:10
Double Header game 2: 7:45
Note: A maximum of 10 minutes past the usual start time is allowed for a team to field the required number of players. The game time limit does not change and the game is deemed to have started at the beginning of the grace period. A team unable to field a team will forfeit the game.
Game time limits
Single games: 1 hour 40 minutes
Double Headers: no new inning to start after 1 hour and 25 minutes
Note: Regular season games called due to darkness or rain will be considered a complete game if 3 innings have been completed and/or the home team is winning after 2 ½ innings.
Playoff games: no time limit
Note: Playoff games called due to darkness or rain will be considered a complete game if 5 innings have been completed and/or the home team is winning after 4 ½ innings.
An incomplete game will be rescheduled and replayed as a complete game and a new
A team must field a minimum of 8 players. If a ninth player arrives, they are inserted
into the 9th position in the batting order. If the 9th position is due to bat and
no player is available, the team will take an automatic out. In the event that a
team starts with 9 players, and is reduced to 8, the game continues with the automatic
out applied to the vacated spot in the batting order. Exception: if the reduction
to 8 players is due to an ejection, the game is forfeited to the non-
Teams are required to take the field immediately following the plate conference.
New pitcher – 5 pitches
Returning pitcher – 3 pitches (If they are performed within 1 minute from the time the last out is recorded)
Weather conditions: Unless a league official has notified you of a cancellation via phone or email, the teams must go to the scheduled games.
The schedule will ensure that all teams have a minimum of 20 games for the regular season.
Rainouts will not be rescheduled unless a team has played less than the minimum number of games above.
Playoff format and team qualifying will be determined by the league executive on an annual basis considering number of teams, number of divisions, length of season and diamond availability
Any incidents of a disciplinary nature will be reviewed by the discipline committee (see Terms of Reference)
A player, coach or manager who is ejected from a game is automatically suspended from the next regularly scheduled game. The suspension may be extended at the discretion of the discipline committee.
Warm up activities are not permitted in the bleacher/spectator area.
Refreshments consumed at the diamond must be in cans only. No bottles allowed.
Consuming alcohol in the parking lot is illegal and prohibited by law.
All pets in the park must be on a leash and not left unattended. The pet owner is responsible for control of the pet at all times.
All players must have a numbered uniform jersey or be subject to a fine up to $25 at the discretion of the Division VP.
Metal cleats are not allowed in the women’s division.
Preliminary roster must be turned in to the league prior to the first game for insurance purposes.
Additions or deletions until June 30th should be updated through VP Men or VP Women as appropriate.
Final rosters to be handed in by June 30th with a maximum of 20 players.
Additions to the roster after the deadline will require a letter to the appropriate VP. Approval will be granted based on agreement from representatives from teams in the affected division.
During regular season, teams may use players from other teams from their division, a lower division or one division higher.
Note: this means C teams can recruit from B teams, but not from A teams
Playoff Eligibility: Players must be listed on an approved roster. There is no minimum number of games played in regular season to be eligible for playoffs.
All teams will pay a $200 performance bond
Women’s division: $1800 + 5% GST
Men’s Division: $2000 + 5% GST
1st game forfeit -
2nd and subsequent game forfeit -
Note: a team will be suspended from further play after the second forfeit at the discretion of the Division VP
Player suspension -
Failure for representation at required league meetings: $50.00
Note: all fines will be deducted from the performance bond. If a team exceeds the $200.00 bond, they are required to post an additional $200 prior to the next scheduled game, or a forfeit will result.