Rules & Regulations

For complete division rules, please use the links below.

  1. ESGS League Rules
  2. ESGS Tournament Rules – 8U
  3. ESGS Tournament Rules – 10U, 12U, 14U
  4. Inter-League Rules

NOTE: The major rule differences by division are listed below for your convenience:

6U Division:
– Coaches pitch to the girls. If a player swings and misses 3 times, they will continue the at-bat using the tee.
– All players hit each inning of an approximately 3 inning game (games are 1 hour long)
– No run limit
– No out limit (every player has one at-bat per inning)
– This division uses a 9” Diamond Flexi Yellow

8U Division:
– First 2 innings – Coach pitch. Remaining innings – Coach/player pitch – Girls begin to pitch, and coaches will assume the pitch count after 4 balls (i.e. no walks).
– Second half the season – Coach/player pitch first 2 innings, then girl pitch remaining innings (i.e. walks allowed)
– Run rule of 4 runs per team, per inning.
– There are no standings during the season.
– Playoff brackets are determined by blind draw.
– Pitching distance is 30′
– This division uses a 10″ RIF Level 1 softball.

10U Division:
– Player pitch only
– Run rule is 4 runs per team, per inning.
– Dropped 3rd strike rule in effect. (If catcher drops 3rd strike, batter can run to first)
– All league games count in the standings/seeding for playoffs
– Pitching distance is 35′
– This division uses an 11″ RIF Level 1 softball.

12U Division:
– Player pitch only
– Run rule is 5 runs per team, per inning.
– All league games count in the standings/seeding for playoffs
– Pitching distance is 40′
– This division uses a 12″ Dream Seam softball.

14U Division:
– Player pitch only
– Run rule is 6 runs per team, per inning.
– Pitching distance is 43′
– This division uses a 12″ Dream Seam softball