2016 ASA PLAYING RULE CHANGES
Rule 7 Section 1A
Junior Olympic Fast Pitch Divisions of play may use either on-deck circle.
Rule 3, Section 5E
Chin straps on batting helmets for all Junior Olympic Divisions of Play will no longer be mandated but still allowed.
2016 ASA CODE CHANGES
Article 106 P 03
Player Release is for a player that has participated on a team in championship play. They may be released from a team after participating in Championship Play. They shall have written approval from the Coach and Player (Parent/Guardian if under age 18). For Junior Olympic Players, if the Coach and Parent/Guardian are one and the same, there needs to be an additional Coach signature. This Player Release Form must be approved via signature by the State Association Commissioner or his/her designee. A player may only be released one time. If a request to be released is denied by the coach the player may appeal to the Executive Director.
Article 303 A 01
Pick-up Players General Rule. The team adding pick-up players must select roster members from ASA registered teams.
Comments: Removes restrictions on where a pick-up player can come from.
Article 316 H
Girls’ Class “A” ASA/USA Fast Pitch National Championship Finals. 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U, 10U Returning Teams from previous year's ASA/USA National Class “A” National Championship Finals - Top 10%. Comments: Establishes returning berths for the top 10% of teams in the order of finish for ASA/USA National Championships.