The LHSAA has released a new link to the 2018 General Softball Bulletin. The link that was on the site was not working. The General Softball Bulletin can be viewed at:
The bulletin contains information about the following:
SPORTSMANSHIP PAGE 2
GENERAL INFORMATION PAGES 3-5
DISTRICT SCHEDULING MEETING AND PRACTICE REGULATIONS PAGE 6
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING MANDATORY ONLINE RULES CLINIC PAGE 8
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING SOFTBALL SCHEDULES INTO THE LHSAA MEMBER SITE PAGES 9-10
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING PLAYED GAMES PAGE 11
CONFIRMING A GAME PAGE 12
EDITING PLAYOFF BRACKETS PAGES 13-14
ENTERING PLAYOFF GAME RESULTS PAGE 15
LHSAA SPONSORS PAGE 16
March 5, 2018 Deadlines for Nominations for Scholarships, All-Stars, Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service Nominations
Several deadlines are approaching. Deadlines for nominations for Scholarship, All-Stars, LSCA Hall of Fame and LSCA Distinguished Service are march 5, 2018.
For Scholarships go to this link: http://www.lasoftball.net/scholarship-information/
For All-Stars go to this link: http://www.lasoftball.net/all-star-nomination-selection-process/
For LSCA Hall of Fame go to this link: http://www.lasoftball.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LSCA-HALL-OF-FAME-FORM-Updated-9.14.17.pdf
For LSCA Distinguished Service Award go to this link: http://www.lasoftball.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LSCA-Distinguished-Service-Form-Updated-9.14.17.pdf
If you have any questions, you can contact Bennie Daigle at email@example.com
The 2018 Winter Clinic held at La Tech on January 6, 2018 was a great success. The La Tech staff made presentations on Character Development, Outfield drills, Infield drills, Pitching presentation and a presentation on preparing a Practice Plan. The clinic conclude with field demonstrations by the LA Tech coaches and Players.
Softball Rules Changes – 2018
By NFHS on August 07, 2017softball
2-65-2, 8-1-1c, 8-4-3a, 9-6-2: The coach, pitcher or catcher of the defensive team may request an intentional walk either before or during the pitch count. Rationale: This change to allow intentional walks was enacted to align fast pitch and slow pitch rules, to keep up with current trends of the sport, and also to maximize the flow of the game.
3-2-7c: Language was added to address the use and placement of the wristband playbook/play card and defines this item as a piece of equipment. It also addresses restrictions on color. Rationale: The wristband playbook/playcards are worn on the forearm and considered equipment, not a garment. Therefore, these items are not required to adhere to the color restrictions addressed in 3-2-7c.
3-2-15, 10-2-3a: This change removes the responsibility of the umpires to inspect equipment prior to the start of the game. Rule 4-1-2d already requires head coaches to verify that their players are legally and properly equipped. Rationale: The responsibility to verify that players are legally equipped rests with the coach and administration of the school. Rules 7-4-2 and 10-2-3l provide the authority to umpires to penalize for equipment violations.
3-7-1 NOTE, 6-2-5 NOTE 2: Added language provides umpires with the authority to allow a reasonable number of warm-up pitches to an incoming pitcher due to circumstances that require a pitcher to be removed by rule. Rationale: Currently there are no guidelines for warming up the incoming pitcher under these circumstances. The default number of pitches used by the umpires is 5 unless there is inclement weather. The note will give guidance to all parties involved.
6-1-2b: The pitcher may now step back with the non-pivot foot at any time prior to the start of the pitch. Rationale: This is a change to assist the developing pitcher.
Major Editorial Changes
3-6-12, 10-1-6: Language provides clarity and consistency for restriction of alcohol and tobacco use by participants and officials.
8-1-2: This change requires the batter to make an attempt to avoid being hit by a pitched ball in the area between the plate and the batter’s box. This portion of the rule had been inadvertently omitted.
Points of Emphasis
- Coaches responsibility to verify players are legally equipped
- When batter must attempt to avoid being hit by a pitch
- Courtesy runner for the pitcher and/or catcher
The 26th annual LHSCA/LSCA All-Star games will be played May 12 & 13, 2017 at LA College in Pineville, La. Game 1 will start at 6:00 PM on Friday and Game 2 will start at 12:00 Noon on Saturday May 13, 2017. See below for a link to the 2017 All-Stars.
The LHSCA/LSCA annual awards banquet will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday May 13, 2017 at the Hattie B. Strother Cafeteria on the LA College campus. See below for a link to the Awards Banquet program.
The Louisiana Softball Coaches Association is now accepting nominations from Head Coaches who are members of the LSCA. Deadline for submitting nominations is May 8, 2017. Coaches can nominate up to four (4) players who are 1st Team All-District. Use one of the forms below to send in your nominations:
ALL STATE NOMINATION FORM – PDF – (Mail-In Form)
ALL STATE NOMINATION FORM – XCEL – (Email Form)
The LSCA website has been updated with new information from the LHSAA on Pre-Season posting of schedules and scores of games played, approved Hall of Fame games, approved Jamborees and the listing by the LSCA of Open Dates and Tournaments Available that have been sent out through the LSCA email blast system. Check thes out at the following link: http://www.lasoftball.net/coaches/