The Sun Cities Senior Softball League is responsible for the management of the American, Central, and National Leagues via the American, Central, and National League Committees. All of our leagues use Senior Softball USA rules (primarily) and secondarily the ASA rules (with updates) as GENERAL guidelines for the rules developed for each league, including which bats may be used.  Each league then has it's own variances from the ASA rules in the way they play ball in that league, but must be compliant with the rules of the field where they are playing.  Additionally, additional rules may have been added for any of the leagues.  These changes to the general ASA rules are defined in a document located on the "Rules" page each of the leagues.

Changes or modifications to the SSUSA & ASA rules can be found under RULES in the appropriate league webpages.

All Leagues must use the following BAT standards.

 

Legal Bats -

ONLY BATS WITH AN ASA STAMP WHICH HAS BEEN APPLIED BY THE BAT MANUFACTURER AND VISIBLY APPERING ARE AUTHOURIZED FOR USE AT SUN CITY AND SUN CITY WEST SOFTBALL FIELDS.

    All bats prior to 2000 that are currently being used will be grand fathered as legal bats. Bats purchased after 2000 shall have the manufacturer applied ASA stamped sticker on the bat.

    The Miken MSF Freak 100 with an ASA stamped sticker is grand fathered in as a legal bat.


Banned/Altered Bats

    A bat is considered altered when the physical characteristics of a legal bat have been changed. Anything done to a bat to enhance the performance of a bat is illegal. Inserting material inside the bat, shaving the bat, applying excessive tape (more than 2 layers) to the bat grip, or painting the bat other than at the top or bottom for identification purposes are examples of altering a bat. Exceptions: Knob grip/cones, colored tape for identification purposes, address labels, or friction tape are not considered altering a bat.

    Any umpire, club board member, or any member of any League Committee have the right to inspect any bat that they have "reason to believe" has been altered. If there is "probable cause" the person must surrender their bat for inspection. If the bat is suspect then the bat may be digitally x-rayed for any alterations.

    Any player refusing to surrender their bat for inspection will be suspended from play immediately. The player will remain suspended from all play until such time that an inspection of the bat in question has been made. If the bat has been determined to be altered the player must appear before the board of the club they belong to for disciplinary action.

    Any player found to have an illegal or altered bat is subject to suspension from our league for up to one (1) year by the SCSSL. Flagrant or more than one offense is subject to further punishment. The infraction would also be subject to being reported to all local, state, and national organizations. The player would then be subject to any ban these organizations impose.

    Any player found to be using an illegal or altered bat during a game, the following rule applies: If the bat is found prior to batting the bat is removed from the game at that time. If the bat is found after the player bats, the batter is out and all runners return to the base they were at prior to the at bat.

Our UMPIRES have their own site for dealing with information.

Online SCORESHEETS are designed for managers to simply fill out and give to the scorekeeper at game time.