The number of teams in each
division shall be determined by the number of girls committed to play in
the league at registration. There shall be no maximum number teams
in any division. The minimum number of teams in each division
is four. Each community shall consist of a Community Commisioner,
Manager, coaches and the league teams. Eastern League will follow
the ASA Guidelines on age eligibility, which is currently – (Age as of
January 1 determines age age eligibility for year).
Example: Player reaches
13 years of age December 31. She is NOT ELIGIBLE for 12 & Under
Example: Player reaches
13 years of age January 2. She is eligible for 12 & Under age
LEAGUE COMMISSIONERS DUTIES AND
It shall be the duty of each
Community Commissioner to prepare plans for their efficient operation and
participation in the league.
The commissioner shall be responsible
for the proper distribution of all equipment, fields, and operations within
The commissioner shall also
be responsible for the condition of the playing fields within their community.
The Commissioner shall be a
member of the Protest Committee for all protests within his league with
the Executive Commissioner and the Rules Interpreter.
The Commissioner shall meet
with the team Managers as often as necessary for efficient operation.
Report all community scores
to the local paper for publication.
The Commissioners are responsible
for scheduling all League games.
MANAGERS RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES.
They shall at all times, conduct
themselves in a mature manner while striving to fulfill the purpose and
objective of EASTERN FASTPITCH.
They shall be responsible for
setting an example, which will assist in maintaining good sportsmanship.
Any deviation of A or B will
result in immediate dismissal with approval of the President, Executive
Commissioner, and Community Commissioner.
They shall distribute, collect,
and maintain all equipment and uniforms.
They shall attend all regular
They shall be responsible for
maintaining the condition of the playing field as directed by the Community
Commissioner within a reasonable period of time.
The manager shall maintain communication
with any team sponsors periodically to inform them of the team’s progress.
In the event that a visiting
or home team does not have enough players to start a game at the prescribed
time, every effort should be made to accommodate those that are present.
I. If at all possible a scrimmage game should be played.
The following is the procedure
regarding the proper way to protest a game within the EASTERN GIRLS FASTPITCH
SOFTBALL LEAGUE. Any questions or concerns should be directed to
your respective community commissioner. Your cooperation in following
with procedure is greatly appreciated.
The Protest Committee will
only consider a protest when based on a violation or interpretation of
a playing rule.
A protest will not be considered
if proper procedure is not followed.
A protest shall be made
as follows: When a manager realized
an infraction on an ASA or League Rule, the Manager shall inform the umpire
in charge immediately before play resumes. If the umpire agrees,
he shall reverse his call and no protest will exist. If in the judgment
of the umpire he feels his decision is not in conflict with the rules,
the manager may then announce his is playing under protest.
When the umpire is informed
of the protest, he will immediately notify the opposing manager and request
both scorebooks. He will sign and note the time, score, and inning
the protest was lodged. Play will resume with no further discussion.
The protest Manager has 48
hours to inform, in writing, the Commissioner of his Community. No
protest will be heard if the name of the umpire and opposing community
is not in writing. If the Commissioner decides, in his judgment,
that the protest is valid, they will then submit their findings along with
the written protest to the Executive Commissioner. The protest committee
will listen and pass judgment in the protest. The decision of the
protest committee is final with no appeal.
A $60.00 FORFEITURE FEE will
be required of all participating organizations in this league.
The Forfeiting team will be
charged with a loss
The HOME TEAM will pay the umpires
Notify the rule interpreter
or league coordinator within 24 hours by phone and 1 week by mail.
Request for forfeiture money must include: names of coaches involved, phone
numbers of coaches, number of girls present from each team and was a scrimmage
Payment of forfeiture money
is not automatic. The Executive Committee will meet to determine
why a game or scrimmage was not played.
A team that has spent their
forfeiture fee is required to IMMEDIATELY replace the spent money.
Failure to comply will result in further sanctions by the league.
The purpose of this league is
to provide the girls with an opportunity to play fastpitch softball and
any action taken by the Executive Committee with regard to Forfeiture Money
will be taken with the GIRLS in mind.
Each team should be a community
athletic association team though Parks and Recreation or their respective
softball association in order to be granted membership in the Eastern Girls
Fast Pitch Softball League. The girls should be signed or registered
and insured through their respective community or association. No
traveling or recruited team allowed.