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  • Players can only be included on one team roster per tournament. 

  • No limit to number of players on team roster 

    • Rosters MUST be submitted online and approved ahead of time

  • 10 players on the field (4 outfielders)

    • All players must play at least one inning in the field.

    • Roster bat - All players on the roster will bat in lineup. 

  • Catchers with gear are required on defense. 

  • Unlimited defensive substitutions

  • Machine Pitch ONLY (Blue Catapult)

    • No Tees

  • 5 Pitch Maximum per at bat.

    • Players CAN strike out on the 5th or later pitch.

      • Foul balls on 5th or later pitch, will extend the at bat.

    • Players CANNOT walk on machine pitch.

  • Dropped third strike is a dead ball.

  • Runner may lead off as ball crossed the plate.

  • Stealing is not allowed.

  • No Bunting, fake bunting, or “slug” bunting is allowed.


    • Baserunners must stop at the next base when all 3 of the below have happened:

      • The ball is in the possession of a defender.

      • The defender is inside the basepaths.

      • The defender is facing home plate.

        • Defenders may call timeout after the runners have stopped (per BASERUNNER STOP RULE)

        • Coaches may NOT call timeout in attempt to stop a play.​

  • Championship Games

    • For all ages, there will be no time limit on championship games.

    • Mercy rules will remain in effect (see below under "Mercy Rules")



  • Pop Ups off the Ceiling Net will be dead and replayed with same count/situation.

    • This will NOT count toward the 5 pitch per at-bat rule.

  • Flyballs/line drives off the back net (over the wall) on the fly will be considered a homerun.

  • Flyballs/line drives off the outfield wall ON THE FLY (without contacting a player) will be considered a double

    • Play will stop and the hitter will be awarded 2nd base

    • Any baserunners will also be awarded 2 bases from their starting point

  • Comebackers off the machine will be a dead ball and the hitter will be awarded a single

    • All baserunners will also get 1 base.

  • Batted balls that hit the outfield wall on the ground, on a bounce, or off a player will be played live

  • Only advance one base on an overthrow unless defense makes attempt to throw out runner advancing.

  • Outfielders must start each play behind designated white line (If you have questions day of, find umpire)

  • On Deck Batter: Always to back side of batter

  • No Infield Fly rule

Seeding/Tie Breakers

  • Record

  • Head-to-head (in 2-way tie only)

  • Total runs allowed in pool games

  • Total runs scored in pool games

  • A coin flip


  • Home team for pool play is decided by a coin flip by umpire. 

  • Home team in bracket play is the higher seed. 


Time Limits/Run Rules

  • No new inning will start after 1 hour and 15 minutes 

  • Each game will be 6 innings (if time allows)

  • Run Rule

    • 15 runs after 3 innings

    • 12 runs after 4 innings

    • 10 runs after 5 innings

  • No extra innings in pool play games

    • Games can result in a tie 

  • Max. 5 runs allowed per inning.

    • Unlimited runs allowed in last inning. 

    • The umpire will determine the final inning of the game and notify each team before the to of the inning.

  • Championship Games

    • For all ages, there will be no time limit on championship games.

    • Mercy rules will remain in effect (see below under "Mercy Rules")


Softball Specific
If not mentioned above, follow ASA Rules.


Impact Sports Academy

2350 Lawrence Parkway

De Pere, WI 54115

  • Park on South side of ISA. (The bigger of the two parking lots)

  • Dugout assignments based on order listed on the schedule. (Coinflip will determine which team hits first.)

    • First listed – 3rd base dugout (South side of Field)

    • Second listed – 1st base dugout (East side of Field)

  • Designated waiting area for incoming teams.

    • First listed - behind 3rd base dugout under mezzanine

    • Second listed – down right field line beyond 1st base dugout

  • Do Not Warm-Up Outside on Grass or Parking Lot

    • First listed on schedule - warm up area in cages 3-4

    • Second listed on schedule - warm up area in cages 1-2

  • No Metal Cleats

    • Plastic spikes/Tennis shoes/Turf shoes ONLY

  • No Portable Speakers

    • Being indoors, a portable speaker is too loud and interferes with communication with the young athletes

  • Abuse of umpires/ISA Staff/opposing coaches/fans will not be tolerated.

    • Grounds for Removal

  • Weight Room Area is OFF LIMITS

  • No Carry-Ins Allowed

    • Exceptions Below

      • Water/Sports drinks

      • Reasonable meal for player

        • Please clean up any food.

      • Vending is available.

  • No Gum/Seeds (Please shake out the bags from last year if possible.)

  • No Tobacco/Alcohol/Drugs

    • Grounds for Instant Removal and Banishment from Facility

  • Day of event questions can be directed to an ISA staff member.​



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