Since 2007, DPR has proudly provided the public with two coed softball leagues; the “5/5” league requiring 5 male and 5 female players on the field, and the “7/3” league requiring 7 male and 3 female players on the field. After a review of these requirements, DPR has decided to immediately implement a change that will only require a maximum of 5 male players on the field in the 5-league and a maximum of 7 male players on the field in the 7-league and no specific number of female players required. Umpires and players will be informed through an announcement today for any prospective play starting on May 10, 2017.
Additional updates to the rules and corresponding guidance will be provided before the start of next season-- player input for 2018 rule revisions should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject “Softball Rules” and please look out for other announcements to participate in our rule review. Thank you.