Softball Rules

Softball Rules

Niagara Rec Sports Softball Rules

Please select either Coed or Men’s to get the rules for the appropriate league below.

Coed Softball St. Catharines Rules – Click Here

Coed Softball Regency Niagara Falls Rules Click Here

Men’s Softball Rules Click here




  • We will be using SPO Hot Dot Classic Plus balls (SPO12HDSY) for all of our leagues.
  • Each team will be given 2 balls at the start of the season, teams are to supply their own if more balls are needed.
  • At the beginning of the game each team will give the umpire 1 ball to use during the game. The umpire will return the ball at the end of the game.  The team listed first on the schedule will have to provide a new (or reasonably new) ball.  The team listed 2nd on the schedule will provide a used but in good shape ball.


  • All bats must be USSSA certified and have the USSSA 1.20 BPF thumbprint on the taper of the bat.  If you are buying a new bat make sure it has the USSSA 1.20 BPF thumbprint
  • We also allow the older bats with the ASA 2004 stamp.
  • Any other bats will not be permitted.

_ASA 2004 Softball Bat _USSSA bat NRS

Illegal bat List

Below are a few examples of bats deemed Illegal in North America

  • Miken Ultra (Grey)
  • Miken Ultra II (Black)
  • Easton Synergy (Black / grey)
  • Easton synergy II (Black/ Grey)