USA Softball RI Spring / Fall Travel League Information/Rules

The USA Softball RI Spring / Fall Travel Sunday Leagues are being offered once again in 2016, The league will be made up of both recreational league class "B" travel teams and class "A" + "B" travel programs. In order to be eligible to enter a team, all players must be registered/insured with USA Softball. Recreational League class "B" travel teams must contain players that register and play in an USA Softball Recreational league. Class "A" + "B" travel teams must come from a travel organization that registers/insures all their teams with USA Softball.

Games will be held on Sundays. The schedule will consist of double header games each Sunday. Teams that wish to enter this league are not committed to playing every Sunday, or two games every Sunday, should they choose not to. For more information, or to enter a team, go to the USA Softball New England website.

Both the Spring and Fall Travel Team League games will follow the same set of rules:

1) These games are nothing more than organized Scrimmages.

2) Lineup cards are not necessary, play and bat whomever you want, whenever you want.

3) USA Softball rosters are not required, but all participating players and coaches must be USA Softball registered/insured.

4) If a team is short handed, you may borrow players from the opposing team.

5) There will be a 4 run per inning limit on runs scored.

6) No new inning after 80 minutes time limit.

7) There are no special rules for the 10U division, such as limited stealing, using 4 outfielders, or not advancing on passed balls or dropped 3rd strikes. The concept of both the Spring and Fall leagues is to prepare players for tournament play, and for when they move up to the next age division. That being said, it makes very little sense to have them play under special rules/restrictions.