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Behavior

South Asian Sports is a firm believer in Quality over Quantity. We want good citizens in our league. That means that every player should come in and understand the spirit of the league. Rules are not designed to be abused.  Individuals and captains need to police their teams to make sure that players are respectful of other players, teams, captains, and officials. As per the player agreement with the league and its commissioners, officers are given the full authority to remove a player or a team without refund for any behavior that is deemed detrimental to the league or organization for any reason and without explanation

 

Park Rules

Each park has posted rules, you are responsible for following all of the rules that each Park has posted. Or visit the Nassau County Website for the do’s and dont’s of the parks

Some quick rules to remember

  1. No metal cleats EVER
  2. No BBQing near the softball field unless in a designated area.  Parks such as Mitchell have 0 BBQ areas
  3. No propane in any park ever
  4. No smoking
  5. No drinking alcohol
  6. No marijuana
  7. No sunflower seeds on the turf fields
  8. Keep the dugout clean do not leave anything behind

 

Roster

Maximum Roster size is 18 people per team.

 

Every player has to register every year in order to play. For those that have already played before, that means that they have to accept the terms and conditions. For those that are new to the league, they have to create a new player profile. If a player isn’t registered and thus hasn’t completed the waiver, etc..they are not permitted to play and may result in the games to be vacated.

 

The rosters lock after either week 4 or after a team has played 8 games, whichever comes later. (In the event of rainouts, the roster lock period gets pushed back.)

In the Fall season, the roster lock is after week 3.

In the event that some teams are rained out and others are not, we push the date back for only the teams that have not played 8 games.

 

Appearance

Every player must be wearing matching jerseys. If a player does not have an appropriate jersey, an appropriate alternative uniform is a shirt of the same color as the current team jersey.

If a player neither has a matching jersey nor a shirt of the same color as the team’s jersey, there will be a 1 run penalty awarded to the opposing team PER player that is not in the appropriate uniform or matching t-shirt.

The umpire will enforce this rule. This is not up for debate – if you do not have a jersey the other team MUST take the run.

 

Stats

Stats are due on Tuesday night following each game, by 11:59 PM EST.

We strongly encourage the use of the iscore application. This app is available for download. It serves as a stat book.

As you enter in stats, it will automatically update the website.

 

If you miss the deadline you will be assessed $10 fine for the first event and $15 each time after that.

 

Stats are an important part of the league. We need stats to develop and write weekly features in a timely manner.

 

Content

By agreeing to play in the South Asian Softball League, each team has agreed to submit one piece of content per week. If a team, or the person on the team appointed with this responsibility, does not submit content by the agreed upon time and date, the team will be assessed a $10 fee the first offense and $20 for every subsequent offense.

Some teams can forego doing content by taking over a core responsibility of the League.

 

Playoff Eligibility

The minimum number of plate appearances for playoff eligibility is 35 (18 in the fall). In the event of a cancellation or an opponent forfeiture, subtract from this number 1.5 plate appearances per game that is forfeited or canceled. (If a doubleheader is canceled, a total of 3 at-bats are deducted.) A team that forfeits does not benefit from this reduction.

An injured player that is not otherwise playing in the game will be credited with 2.5 plate appearances simply for showing up to the game.   We max it out to a total of 20 plate appearances. The other 15 has to be earned by playing. This rule is designed for someone who has a serious injury. Not for someone who is banged up for a weekend. Please provide proof of injury.

If the game is rained out we do not reduce the number of plate appearances. They still have to show up to get the 20 plate appearances and play to get the 18 plate appearances.

 

NOTE: A picture of this player with a player from the opposing team must be submitted in order for proof that the player was at the game. The picture should then be either uploaded to the WhatsApp Captains group or emailed to the league and the league has to acknowledge receipt of the image.

 

Playoffs

The top 3 teams will qualify for the playoffs.

We will then have a play in game, this game is called Saturday Night Lights.

Then 4 will play 5.  The winner will play held on  August 4th.  The game time will be determined.

In the event that the game is rained out, the higher seeded team will advance as there are no make-ups or rescheduling UNLESS the entire weekend is a washout or the #1 or #2 seed game is rained out.

 

In the event that a week of the playoffs is rained out we push the playoffs back a week. In the event that some of the games rained out and some are played, the League will make a decision on whether to play the games on Saturday and continue the games on Sunday or push the league back a week. This is up to the League commissioner and all decisions are final.

In the playoffs, the team with the higher seed chooses if they are home or away for games 1 and games 3. The lower seeded team will choose for game 2. In addition, the higher seeded teams may be given the ability to choose fields from those that are provided to the league.

 

August 4th Saturday SNL. Seed 4 v seed 5 in both leagues

 

August 5th Sunday Semi

 

August 13 Sunday Finals

 

What organizations rules do we follow

The league follows USA Softball Rules (formerly ASA)

Please consult the ASA Banned Bat list to find out what bats are and aren’t eligible.  The link is on the website.

 

Umpires

Umpires are paid $50 Cash on the field. The home team is responsible for payment for each game.

 

Guests

Each team is allowed to have 3 guests per team on the roster. If you play with more than 3 guests in a game your wins can be revoked.

 

Behavior

If you are tossed from a game by an umpire, you automatically are suspended for the first game of the next week. If it happens in the first game of a doubleheader, you can play in the 2nd game of the doubleheader, but the following week you must sit out of game 1.

If you fight with another player and hit the player, you will be removed from the league without refund. If you are hit and hit the player back, the same rule applies. We have 0 tolerance for fighting.  Do not lay your hand on another player. Let the umpire be the arbiter of the rules.

 

Courtesy Runners

Each team is allowed 3 courtesy runners per game. If there is an injury on the field and the umpire deems it necessary to allow a 4th that is up to the discretion of the umpire. But no team can start with more than 3 courtesy runners per game.

 

Umpire Appeals

Umpire is there to make all of the decisions on the field.  If an umpire misses a call that is not an appealable issue. If an umpire doesn’t know the rules that is something that “may” be appealed to the league.  In order to appeal an issue to the league, you need to do the following.

Write an email with

  • Name of the umpire
  • The date,
  • The opponent
  • What happened
  • How it affected the game outcome
  • The score at the time it happened
  • The final score of the game
  • Any other relevant information like pictures and videos

HR Limit

3 home runs and then 1 up

Which means that any team can hit up to 3. After they hit 3 home runs they cannot be higher than 1 above the opposing team.

These only are for home runs over the fence.  The inside the park home runs are unlimited.

 

Standings

Standings are calculated by the following method

  • win-loss record

 

Tie Breakers

Head to head record

Run differential against the team

Head to head vs 2nd place team

Run differential vs 2nd place team

Head to head vs 3rd place team

Run differential vs 3rd place team

Head to head vs 4th place team

Run differential vs 4th place team

etc…

 

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