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Players may participate in a higher age or classification, but cannot play
       in a lower age or classification.

       Player rosters must be entered electronically and submitted prior to July
       1st or the date of the USFA State Tournament whichever comes first. All
       rosters will be locked at that time.

       Players may not participate on more than one team, regardless of age or
       classification during the same event or time period.

                  USFA Official Fastpitch Playing Rules

       The  following  rules  are  the  official  United  States  Fastpitch
       Association rules that will be in effect at all State, Regional and National

       tournaments. Local areas may modify these rules to conform to their
       local high school and recreational league rules only. Optional rules are

       common  in  regards  to  coach  pitch  verses  machine  pitch  in  younger
       divisions.  Using  10  or  11  defensive  players  in  younger  divisions  is
       a  recreational  option  designed  to  get  more  girls  in  the  game.  Some

       states allow high school pitchers to take a backward step during the
       pitching delivery. Local options are not necessarily endorsed by USFA,
       but  demonstrate  the  flexibility  and  tolerance  of  USFA.  USFA  will

       always be about the “can do’s” and not the “can’t do’s”. Safety rules are
       NOT FLEXIBLE.  We will adhere to all safety rules in their fullest,
       including  safety  rules  that  are  mandated  by  the  governing  body  of

       softball.  In  order  to  keep  the  USFA  Rulebook  as  streamlined  as
       possible,  rules  that  are  not  addressed  here  should  refer  to  the

       National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) rulebook for all rules and
       case studies that have been established throughout the evolution of the

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