The Victoria Women's Fastball League follows the Softball Canada Official Guide and Rule Book and Softball BC's Handbook of the Constitution and Operating Rules, with exception and/or clarification of the articles found in the VWFL Constitution.
Article 10 of the VWFL Constitution states, "The Executive and umpires shall set out the guidelines for each field of play prior to the commencement of the season, and those guidelines shall be distributed to all Team Representatives. The team captains, coaches and umpires shall review the ground rules prior to the start of each game."
TEAM REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
The VWFL Constitution outlines the following team representative duties:
Each team in the VWFL shall elect two (2) Team Representatives at the beginning of the season, and no later than the first week prior to the Ice Breaker Tournament.
At least one Team Representative for each team shall attend all Team Representative and General Meetings of the VWFL as scheduled by the Executive to represent their team.
Each team, through their Team Representative, shall be entitled to one vote at all such meetings. Should a team not be represented by a Team Representative at such meetings, they may authorize a Team Representative from another team, or a member of the Executive, in writing, to vote for their team by proxy.
Team Representatives shall:
- Ensure that the Articles of the Constitution are discussed with each team member.
- Familiarize each team member with the present insurance policy that the League carries.
- Assist team members wishing to submit resolutions to amend the Constitution to the Executive as per Article 5 of the Constitution.
- Bring any infractions of the Constitution to the notice of the Executive, as per Article 5(a) of the Constitution.
- Collect and pay the League membership dues to the League Treasurer on behalf of their team, as per Article 6 of the Constitution.
- Submit the initial team list during the Ice Breaker Tournament, and the final team list by May 15th to the President, on behalf of their team, as per Article 7 of the Constitution.
- Provide to the Statistician a completed Player Eligibility Form (refer to Articles 7(a) and (b)) and all score sheets at the end of each round of regular season play.
- Ensure that the base and plate umpire PRINT their name as well as sign the Game Statistic Sheet at the end of each game.
- Submit letters requesting exemptions to the eligibility rules to the President, as required, as per Article 7(a) of the Constitution.
- Ensure that their team has a copy of the League Schedule, the League Constitution and the BCASA Rule book for the current year, as well as a First Aid Kit w/gloves and field permits at all games.
- Ensure that an MVP for the opposing team along with scores and names of umpires are phoned into the League Statistician within 24 hours of the game.
- Each team will purchase and use the triplicate batting order sheets. The original goes to the umpire, one copy to the opposing team and a copy for your own team.
Softball Canada does not offer a bat approval program however bats must comply with the current ASA (Amateur Softball Association) bat standards. The VWFL follows the non-approved bats list as established by the ASA. The ASA no longer displays every bat made by bat manufacturers that do not comply with current ASA bat standards. If you want to know what bats are approved for use, click here to view the ASA Approved Bats Datatbase.
For information purposes only, the following documents will help to identify non-approved bats. However, we recommend using the ASA certified bats database.
The VWFL holds events which include time-limited games.
Click here to download a flow chart for what to do when time is/has run(ning) out.