USA Softball 2018 Rulebook

USA Softball 2018 Rulebook

By USA Softball, Inc.

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2018-03-08
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 18.51 MB
  • Developer: USA Softball, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.


As the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, USA Softball has produced the USA Softball Playing Rules App to provide a unique way of referencing its rules, the USA Softball Rules Supplement, and the USA Softball Umpire Manual. A search feature allows you to use keywords and immediately find rule references. Use the USA Softball Playing Rules App as a great reference tool anywhere you are: whether at home or at the ballpark. The App provides a Table of Contents that allows easy access to the different chapters of the rules, supplement and manual. Also includes a mapping feature to locate contact information for USA Softball umpire staff in your area. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION: Supported on iPhones and iPads, landscape orientation on iPads only; easy tapping between chapters. Also includes a search feature. About USA Softball USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million. USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships. The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit,



  • Why Apple’s Family Sharing doesn’t work?

    By Bixbeyh
    I became a card-carrying USA Softball umpire this winter and have purchased this Official Rules app on my iPad. I now want to install the app on my iPhone, and “download” is not an option, even though my iPhone account is in a Family Sharing group with the family master account (the one I used to buy the Official Rules app on my iPad). The only option available on my iPhone is to purchase the app for another $14.99. I should be able to download it, just as I do with other apps in my family sharing setup.
  • Crashes Constantly, Frustratingly Useless

    By BearFlagFan
    The 2018 Rules app should be very straightforward. All it does is digitize printed rules. So it’s main improvement over a printed book should be the ability to search for terms. But it fails in this simple task. First the search only works within a chapter. The problem with this is there are often rules that are cited across different chapters so the search for any term will be incomplete. Second attempting to do searches in later chapters is almost impossible because the app shuts down before completing a word to search. This happens every time. It also happens in early chapters with too many word searches. Finally in an attempt to keep the same visual look of the printed book, indented paragraphs are hard to read on an iPhone. All these problems were present in the 2017 book but I gave that a pass because it was the first year for the new application. But 2018 is just as bad and for an app that costs $15 is inexcusable. And no it isn’t an old iOS or too many apps open or older iPhone. It’s the app. Fix it! Call the NFHS and license their software. It’s so much more stable, has excellent functionality AND allows multiple books so maybe USA Softball will finally print all its case plays like the NFHS does instead of forcing umpires to click on endless monthly clarifications.