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DIGGING INTO RULE 4 PRESENTED BY: PRESENTED BY: Kevin Wallace – District #2 Kevin Wallace – District #2 Leon Watson – District #4 Leon Watson – District.

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2 DIGGING INTO RULE 4 PRESENTED BY: PRESENTED BY: Kevin Wallace – District #2 Kevin Wallace – District #2 Leon Watson – District #4 Leon Watson – District #4

3 RULE 4 Players – Coaches -- Substitutes WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE IN THIS PRESENTATION: WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE IN THIS PRESENTATION: A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAKE-UP OF RULE 4 A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAKE-UP OF RULE 4

4 RULE 4 LETS DIG IN …… SECTION 1 LETS DIG IN …… SECTION 1 NAME THE 10 SECTIONS OF THIS RULE NAME THE 10 SECTIONS OF THIS RULE 1. PLAYERS 2. ADA 3. DESIGNATED PLAYER 4. EXTRA PLAYER 5. RE-ENTRY 6. SUBSTITUTES / ILLEGAL PLAYERS 7. COACHES 8. DISQUALIFIED OR EJECTED PARTICIPANT 9. BLOOD RULE 10. INJURED PLAYER

5 TEACHING DP/FLEX

6 BEGINNING UMPIRES FLEX MUST PLAY DEFENSE FLEX MUST PLAY DEFENSE DP MUST PLAY OFFENSE DP MUST PLAY OFFENSE BOTH CANNOT BE IN THE GAME OFFENSIVELY AT THE SAME TIME BOTH CANNOT BE IN THE GAME OFFENSIVELY AT THE SAME TIME MOVING FROM 10 TO 9, OR 9 TO 10 IS A SUBSTITUTION AND GOVERNED BY THE SUBSTITUTION RULE MOVING FROM 10 TO 9, OR 9 TO 10 IS A SUBSTITUTION AND GOVERNED BY THE SUBSTITUTION RULE

7 COMMON TOOL LINE UP CARD

8 THE LINEUP CARD THE DP IS THE OFFENSIVE PLAYER AND MUST REMAIN IN SAME BATTING POSITION FOR THE ENTIRE GAME THE DP IS THE OFFENSIVE PLAYER AND MUST REMAIN IN SAME BATTING POSITION FOR THE ENTIRE GAME THE NAME OF PLAYER FOR WHOM THE DP IS BATTING (FLEX) WILL BE PLACED IN 10 TH POSITION IN THE LINEUP

9 SUBSTITUTING FOR THE DP BAKER - PINCH-RUNS FOR COOPER BAKER - PINCH-RUNS FOR COOPER COOPER HAS LEFT THE GAME AND MAY RE-ENTER ONCE COOPER HAS LEFT THE GAME AND MAY RE-ENTER ONCE WRITE BAKER IN THE CORRECT LINEUP POSITION AND ENTER THE PLAYERS NUMBER WRITE BAKER IN THE CORRECT LINEUP POSITION AND ENTER THE PLAYERS NUMBER BAKER IS NOW THE DP BAKER IS NOW THE DP CIRCLE BAKERS NUMBER CIRCLE BAKERS NUMBER Baker 4

10 THE FLEX MAY PLAY OFFENSE IF THE FLEX BATS OR RUNS FOR THE DP, THE DP HAS LEFT THE GAME IF THE FLEX BATS OR RUNS FOR THE DP, THE DP HAS LEFT THE GAME (THIS IS A SUBSTITUTION – 10 Players to 9) Xing OUT COOPERS NUMBER INDICATES THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE GAME. Xing OUT COOPERS NUMBER INDICATES THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE GAME. THE FLEX (BROWN) IS NOW PLAYING OFFENSE IN THE 7 TH POSITION THE LINEUP IS NOW DOWN TO 9 X

11 THE DP RE-ENTERS THE DP (COOPER) RE- ENTERS TO PLAY OFFENSE (BAT OR RUN) THE DP (COOPER) RE- ENTERS TO PLAY OFFENSE (BAT OR RUN) CIRCLING THE X INDICATES YOU ARE RE- ENTERING COOPER INTO THE 7 TH POSITION. THE FLEX (BROWN) RETURNS TO #10 POSITION PLAYING DEFENSE ONLY (THIS IS A RE-ENTRY – 9 Players to 10) THE FLEX HAS NEVER LEFT THE GAME X

12 THE DP MAY PLAY DEFENSE COOPER PLAYS SECOND BASE AND STILL BATS 7 TH ABLE (#17) IS NOW HITTING ONLY – HO ABLE NO LONGER PLAYS DEFENSE BUT STILL BATS 2 ND ABLE HAS NOT LEFT THE GAME F4 X HO

13 THE DP MAY PLAY DEFENSE FOR THE FLEX COOPER GOES IN TO PITCH COOPER GOES IN TO PITCH Xing OUT BROWNSS NUMBER INDICATES THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE GAME. BROWN HAS LEFT THE GAME THE LINEUP IS NOW DOWN TO 9 (THIS IS A SUBSTITUTION – 10 Players to 9) BROWN MAY RE-ENTER ONCE F4 X HO X

14 SAMPLE LINEUP CARD ALL SAMPLES WILL USE THIS CARD AND PROGRESS THROUGH A SERIES OF SUBSTITUTIONS

15 Lineup Card Management

16 SAMPLE EXERCISE #1 COOPER" (DP) BATS AND GETS COOPER" (DP) BATS AND GETS ON BASE SAFELY THE OFFENSIVE COACH ASKS FOR TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE THE OFFENSIVE COACH ASKS FOR TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE BROWN WILL RUN FOR COOPER"

17 SAMPLE EXERCISE #1 BROWN (FLEX) RUNNING BROWN (FLEX) RUNNING FOR COOPER (DP) FOR COOPER (DP) NOTE – COOPER HAS LEFT THE GAME NOTE – COOPER HAS LEFT THE GAME Team Home Visitor Manager No.Pos DP Home1234 Visitors1234 Pos.No. P C Substitutes XYZ Softball John Doe Player Harris Able Thomas Jones Alexander Moore Cooper Rodgers Brown (FLEX) Morris Howell Baker Smith Green Defensive Conferences Courtesy Runner 6 55 Subs No x

18 SAMPLE EXERCISE #2 TWO INNINGS LATER, BROWN SINGLES TO LEFT TWO INNINGS LATER, BROWN SINGLES TO LEFT THE OFFENSIVE COACH ASKS FOR TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE THE OFFENSIVE COACH ASKS FOR TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE "SMITH RUNNING FOR BROWN AND "SMITH RUNNING FOR BROWN AND BROWN WILL STILL BE PITCHING BROWN WILL STILL BE PITCHING *THE TEAM IS BACK TO 10 PLAYERS! *THE TEAM IS BACK TO 10 PLAYERS!

19 SAMPLE EXERCISE #2 SMITH (SUB) RUNNING FOR BROWN (FLEX) SMITH - PINCH-RUNS FOR BROWN SMITH - PINCH-RUNS FOR BROWN WRITE SMITHS NUMBER IN THE CORRECT LINEUP POSITION WRITE SMITHS NUMBER IN THE CORRECT LINEUP POSITION SMITH IS NOW THE DP SMITH IS NOW THE DP CIRCLE SMITHS NUMBER (BELOW) CIRCLE SMITHS NUMBER (BELOW) BROWN REMAINS IN GAME – PITCHING. THE X INDICATING COOPER HAD LEFT THE GAME MUST NOW BE CIRCLED INDICATING BROWN HAS RETURNED TO THE FLEX POSITION BACK TO TEN PLAYERS!

20 SAMPLE EXERCISE #2 NOTE – SMITH ENTERS THE GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME AND IS THE NEW DP SMITH ENTERS THE GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME AND IS THE NEW DP BROWN (FLEX) HAS NOT LEFT THE GAME – BACK TO DEFENSE ONLY BROWN (FLEX) HAS NOT LEFT THE GAME – BACK TO DEFENSE ONLY THE LINEUP IS NOW BACK TO 10 PLAYERS THE LINEUP IS NOW BACK TO 10 PLAYERS

21 SAMPLE EXERCISE #3 IN THE 4 TH INNING, THE OFFENSIVE COACH ASKS FOR TIME TO MAKE ANOTHER CHANGE IN THE 4 TH INNING, THE OFFENSIVE COACH ASKS FOR TIME TO MAKE ANOTHER CHANGE COOPER TO RE-ENTER AND BAT FOR SMITH

22 SAMPLE EXERCISE #3 COOPER (DP) RE-ENTERS FOR SMITH CIRCLE THE #6 INDICATING SMITH HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BATTING ORDER. CIRCLE THE #6 INDICATING SMITH HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BATTING ORDER. THE LINE UP CARD IS NOW BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL START. THE LINE UP CARD IS NOW BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL START.

23 SAMPLE EXERCISE #3 NOTE – COOPER HAS USED HER RE-ENTRY COOPER HAS USED HER RE-ENTRY SMITH HAS LEFT THE GAME AND MAY RE- ENTRY ONCE *MUST BE IN SAME SPOT! SMITH HAS LEFT THE GAME AND MAY RE- ENTRY ONCE *MUST BE IN SAME SPOT!

24 SAMPLE EXERCISE #4 IN THE NEXT HALF INNING, THE DEFENSIVE COACH ASKS FOR TIME TO MAKE ANOTHER CHANGE IN THE NEXT HALF INNING, THE DEFENSIVE COACH ASKS FOR TIME TO MAKE ANOTHER CHANGE COOPER (DP) WILL PLAY DEFENSE IN CENTER FIELD FOR THOMAS

25 SAMPLE EXERCISE #4 COOPER (DP) TO PLAY DEFENSE IN CENTER FIELD FOR THOMAS COOPER (DP) TO PLAY DEFENSE IN CENTER FIELD FOR THOMAS THOMAS IS NOW HITTING ONLY – HO THOMAS IS NOW HITTING ONLY – HO COOPER CONTINUES TO HIT IN THE #7 SPOT OF THE LINE UP. COOPER CONTINUES TO HIT IN THE #7 SPOT OF THE LINE UP. HO

26 SAMPLE EXERCISE #4 NOTE – COOPER, THE DP IS NOW PLAYING OFFENSE AND DEFENSE COOPER, THE DP IS NOW PLAYING OFFENSE AND DEFENSE THOMAS STILL BATS IN THE 3 RD POSITION IN THE LINEUP, IS HITTING ONLY (HO) AND HAS NOT LEFT THE GAME THOMAS STILL BATS IN THE 3 RD POSITION IN THE LINEUP, IS HITTING ONLY (HO) AND HAS NOT LEFT THE GAME

27 SAMPLE EXERCISE #5 AN INNING LATER, THE DEFENSIVE COACH ASKS FOR TIME TO MAKE ANOTHER CHANGE AN INNING LATER, THE DEFENSIVE COACH ASKS FOR TIME TO MAKE ANOTHER CHANGE COOPER WILL MOVE TO RIGHT FIELD AND PLAY DEFENSE FOR RODGERS; THOMAS WILL GO BACK TO CENTER FIELD.

28 SAMPLE EXERCISE #5 COOPER (DP) TO PLAY DEFENSE IN RIGHT FIELD FOR RODGERS COOPER (DP) TO PLAY DEFENSE IN RIGHT FIELD FOR RODGERS COOPER STILL BATS IN THE 7 TH POSITION COOPER STILL BATS IN THE 7 TH POSITION RODGERS IS NOW HITTING ONLY – HO RODGERS IS NOW HITTING ONLY – HO THOMAS GOES BACK TO CENTER FIELD HO

29 SAMPLE EXERCISE #5 NOTE – COOPER (DP) IS STILL PLAYING OFFENSE AND DEFENSE COOPER (DP) IS STILL PLAYING OFFENSE AND DEFENSE

30 REPORTING SUBSTITUTES MANAGER, COACH OR TEAM REPRESENTATIVE MUST NOTIFY PLATE UMPIRE. MANAGER, COACH OR TEAM REPRESENTATIVE MUST NOTIFY PLATE UMPIRE. PLATE UMPIRE NOTIFIES THE SCORER AND OPPOSING TEAM. PLATE UMPIRE NOTIFIES THE SCORER AND OPPOSING TEAM. RECORD INFORMATION ON THE LINE-UP CARD. RECORD INFORMATION ON THE LINE-UP CARD. HOW TO MANAGE YOUR LINE-UP CARD: HOW TO MANAGE YOUR LINE-UP CARD: ADD SUBS NUMBER IN THE CURRENT PLAYERS SPOT ADD SUBS NUMBER IN THE CURRENT PLAYERS SPOT CIRCLE SUBS NUMBER IN THE SUB SECTION OF THE LINEUP CARD CIRCLE SUBS NUMBER IN THE SUB SECTION OF THE LINEUP CARD

31 LINE UP CARD MANAGEMENT GOOD LINE-UP MANAGEMENT KEEPS YOU OUT OF TROUBLE PROPER PREVENTIVE UMPIRING KEEPS THE COACH OUT OF TROUBLE

32 RULE 4 THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION QUESTIONS QUESTIONS


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