The NSMSG event for Peewee softball will consist of competition for teams from the participating communities in the age categories listed in the NSMSG technical package for both male and female participants in a co-ed setting. The event will take place at the We’koqma’q Softball Fields.
We’koqma’q Softball Fields
|Peewee||Ages 9-12 Co-Ed|
Number of Athletes
Each Community may enter a maximum of 16 players per team. For the purpose of clarifying the age category, all Peewee age players will be born between the following years.
Note: This category will be a co-ed (male/female) category.
Number of Coaches
Each Community may accredit one (1) coach per team. The staff may either be male or female, preferably one of each as the PeeWee Softball Division will be allowing male & female players to play on the same team.
The most recent version of the Official Rules of Softball Nova Scotia and Softball Canada will apply to the NSMSG competition unless otherwise stated in the Technical Package.
The competition format will be determined by the number of entries per the peewee age category. The host community will make every effort to maximize the number of games each team receives. Each team will play a minimum three games.
The umpires must have a minimum Provincial Level 1.
Field of Play/Equipment Requirements
The PeeWee age category shall follow the Bantam Division playing field dimensions and equipment.
- Distance between bases is fifty five (55) feet.
- Distance from home to pitcher is thirty-five (35) feet.
- All Softball Canada approved bats are allowed for the Peewee age category.
Please note: The Peewee Fastpitch division will use 11” youth softball and pitching will be freestyle (1 foot on the mound).
All players must supply their own bats, batting helmets, and gloves. Catchers shall supply all their additional equipment. All equipment shall comply with Softball Canada.
Number of Innings
- The entire game shall consist of seven (7) innings including the medal rounds
- The seven (7) rules will be in effect any time after the completion of 5 (or 4-1/2) innings of play.
- There is a 15 run mercy rule after 3 full innings of play.
- The umpire will award the game to the team with a lead of ten or more runs any time after the trailing team has had five turns at bat.
- If the score is tied after 7 innings the play shall continue until:
- The visiting team has scored more total runs than the home teams at the end of a completed inning or,
- The home team scores the winning run in an uncompleted inning.
- Final standings in the round robin play shall be established using the following criteria:
- The team with the best win-loss record in the game(s) between or among the tied teams will place higher in the standings.
- If the tie still persists, the placement of teams will be dictated by the ratio of number of runs against per defensive inning for games between or among the original tied teams.
- If the tie persists, the placement of teams will be dictated by the ratio of runs scored per offensive inning for games between or among the original tied teams.
- If the tie still persists, the team having the best win-loss record in games played versus the highest placed team not in the tie, followed by comparison against the next highest placed team etc. will place higher in the standings.
NOTE: All coaches must use all players by rotating them on and off the field with each player playing at least 2 innings. All pitchers are allowed a maximum of 3 innings per game.
A competition list of approved bats will be made available to all coaches online and through the link that will be provided to all coaches online on our new website.
Peewee Softball Coordinator