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Brandy Belk

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Softball Frequently Asked Questions

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May players take private lessons during the school season?
Yes. Players may take private lessons anytime, except during the school day or during school practice time.
May players attend camps or participate in non-school play during the school season?
Yes. UIL no longer prohibits camps, clinics, or non-school play during the school season.
What determines subvarsity eligibility?
A student is eligible for junior varsity competition by meeting the following two criteria. The student must:
  1. be academically eligible,
  2. be enrolled as a full time student.
If a school does not offer softball at the Junior High level, may the 7th and 8th grade girls play on the high school team?
No. Seventh and eighth grade girls may not play on high school teams unless they are overage (15 on or before September 1). If the middle school does not offer softball, middle school girls may attend camps and clinics, receive private instruction, and play on non-school teams, without jeopardizing the high school teams.
May athletes participate on non-school teams during the school season?
Yes. UIL rule does not prohibit students from playing on non-school teams during the school year. Local policy may be more restrictive than UIL rules.
What ball may schools use throughout their season?
Schools may use the ball of their choice. The Baden Lexum Leather Softball #2BSFPY is the state sponsored ball for the State Softball Tournament.
Do pool play tournament games count towards your season record?
No, if the games played in the pools are 4 innings or less.
Are sub-varsity and middle school teams mandated to pitch from the 43 ft. distance?
This is left to local decision.
Can a coach give private pitching lessons?
Yes, to any student 6th grade or below or students 7th-12th grade not in their attendance zone.