General Rules

Rules & Policies for Show Low Softball
  • Minimum number of players to register is 10
  • Maximum number is 12
Roster & Eligibility of Players
Every team must submit a team roster prior to their first scheduled game. A player may be added or deleted from a roster until the date printed on the game schedule. At this time rosters will be frozen. To add or delete players from a roster, a team representative must do so in person with the field supervisor. A player is not considered an eligible player until they have signed the roster / waiver.
  • Any player information, which is not correct on a team’s roster, could result in the dismissal of that team from the league. Coaches should, at all times, keep up-to-date records of their team's roster. This practice can eliminate any questions as to whether a team member is eligible to play or not.
  • Remember that a player must be on a team's roster to play in any game.
  • Players must have competed in at least 2 regular season league games to participate in the season-ending tournament. Forfeits do not constitute a played match.
  • Players must be at least 15 years of age by the first game of the season to participate in the league or tournament. A parent or guardian must sign the roster / waiver for those players under the age of 18.
There is no smoking on the fields.

Game Time & Forfeit Time
Game time is forfeit time.

League Standings
League standings will be updated and available to you after 1 p.m. each day following your game at the Parks and Recreation Department. You may call 928-532-4140 or stop by the department located at the Aquatic Center. Standings will also be available from your field supervisor.

We reserve the right at anytime to change your division or league to facilitate fair and balanced play.

League Standings
  • League: Overall season record will determine the champion and the runner-up teams in league.
  • Tournament: All teams will generally participate in the post- season tournament.
Medical insurance is the responsibility of the team or individual. The City of Show Low does not carry medical insurance for these teams.

Only rule interpretation will be justifiable for protest and not an umpire’s decision on a call. If a team protests, it must be made by the team captain or manager before the next batter. All protests will be handled immediately by the umpire or the field supervisor. If a protests cannot be settled at that time, complete the following process:
  • Protest must be written and submitted to the Show Low Recreation Offices during the next business day.
  • A $10 hearing fee will be required and must accompany protest and is refundable if honored.
  • All protests including illegal player protests must be made before match is completed. No protest will be accepted once a game is completed.
Home team must furnish a scorekeeper. Players first and last names must always be written on the score sheet and completed at least 10 minutes before the scheduled game time. Umpire has final jurisdiction at games.

Tie Game
In the event of a tie game after 7 innings or the 1-hour time limit, whichever comes first, the game will proceed by playing by the international rule for tie-breakers. Each inning, the batting team will begin with a runner on second base. The extra inning(s) will go until 1 complete inning is played in which either team is ahead of the other.

Alcoholic Consumption
City Ordinance Number 79 states that drinking alcoholic beverages at the City Park ball fields is prohibited during athletic events.

All communication from teams to field supervisor and umpire must come through team captain. Captains shall be identified before each regulation game to your game official.

  • Your league schedule will be available from the department office or from your field supervisor.
  • Make sure our office has a correct mailing address and coach’s phone number for your team at all times.
  • Once schedules are made, the games will proceed as scheduled. No game(s) will be rescheduled for the convenience a team or teams.
  • If a game is cancelled due to gym / field concerns or any other situation out of our control such as weather, school scheduling conflicts or evacuations, the game will be rescheduled during the next available time for our gym / fields and staff.
  • Tournament games may be played any night of the week except Sunday. There will be no rearrangement of the schedule for the convenience of a team or teams.
Pre-Game Procedure
In order to remain on schedule each night at the fields, is necessary that each team be responsible for the following:
  1. Arrive for your scheduled game at least 10 minutes prior to game time.
  2. Locate field supervisor and obtain a score sheet for your game.
  3. Coaches are responsible for player eligibility. A player must be on your team’s roster to participate in a game.
  4. Umpire will flip for home team.
Varies from season to season. When individual awards are given, each team receives up to 14.

A team that forfeits a game without 24-hour notice must pay a $10 forfeits fee to the Show Low Recreation Department before their next scheduled game in order to play that game.

Forfeits will be declared for one or more of the following infractions:
  1. Not having the required number of players ready at game time.
  2. Illegal players participating. Teams using illegal players will have games affected declared forfeits.
  3. Misconduct on the part of the players, coaches, team mangers or members of other teams in the program, before, during or after a contest.
  4. Failure to submit a legal roster prior to team’s first scheduled game.
  • Jason Mangum, Recreation Director
    Ph: 928-532-4133
  • Terri Wade, League Coordinator
    Ph: 928-532-4143
  • A field supervisor will be responsible for your game operation
  • Show Low Parks and Recreation Department
    1100 W. Deuce of Clubs
    Show Low, AZ 85901
All persons directly or indirectly involved in our program are expected to act in an adult-like manner. Negative behavior occurrences will be monitored closely and will not be tolerated. Some forms of unsportsmanlike conduct will warrant automatic ejection with no warnings given.

2 reprimands or warnings to an individual or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct will warrant automatic ejection of said player, team, or fan from park premises. A third reprimand to any other member or fan of said team will warrant termination of game with said game being forfeited to opposing team.

Any player or coach ejected from a game will automatically be suspended for a minimum of 1 game. In addition to the game in which a player was responded, the player will be put on probation for the remainder of the season.

A second offense will constitute a player or coach being dropped from the league.