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Softball Fan’s Guide
If you are looking for the official rules to
softball, below you will find links to good resources.
||The American Fastpitch Association (AFA)
is the national governing body of fastpitch
softball for girls 18 and under. Current rules
must be obtained through the league. However,
previous year rulebooks are available online.
||The NFHS is the national governing body
of high school sports. Their rule books are
not offered online, but can be purchased from
the website for $6.75.
||College softball is governed by the NCAA.
Their rule book is available online for free.
||Pony baseball is one of the major youth
||More links to youth softball rules will
be added soon.
We also have rules links to the following sports:
Track and field
Water polo rules