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Online Rule Book


All Rules

Read Rules 1 through 71 and the administrative rules and regulations for Wallace Marine Park on a single page.

Download Rule Book

Need a printable format? You can download a PDF of the rule book. This PDF was revised February 26, 2018.

Softball Players' Council

Would you like to have a say in next year’s rules? Join the Softball Players’ Council.
It meets once a month.

City of Salem League Rules
and Wallace Marine Park Softball Complex Administrative Rules and Regulations

Updated February 29, 2018

League Rules

The City of Salem, players, coaches, umpires, and the community, in general, have joined forces to build a bigger and better softball program. As part of City of Salem responsibilities, City staff will register all teams with the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) and USA Softball (Formerly the Amateur Softball Association-ASA. Registering with these national affiliations provides teams the opportunity to play league and weekend tournaments, as well as state, regional, and national championship play. Teams may also have the opportunity to purchase secondary medical and liability insurance if desired through USSSA and ASA.

League and tournament play at the Wallace Marine Park Softball Complex will operate under a Code of Conduct (See Rule 1). All participants and spectators are expected to abide by the complex rules. It is imperative everyone at the complex supports a climate of respect, positive sportsmanship, and safety of self and others. Every complex guest will be held accountable for their behavior. The abuse of any of the rules and regulations stated herein will result in disciplinary action.

The City of Salem reserves the right to add, delete, and/or change any rules at its discretion. All leagues which play at the Wallace Marine Park Softball Complex will use the current USSSA Rule Book with the following modifications and additions.

Administrative Rules and Regulations

Administrative rules and regulations have been established to carry out the authority granted by Salem Revised Code (SRC) regarding public use of Wallace Marine Park Softball Complex.

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