Softball PEI Minor League Rules  - As of May 2023

Softball PEI Minor League Rules 
All Minor Leagues and teams will follow the most recent and up to date version of Softball Canada rules. Listed below are some special operating rules (SOR) specific to Softball PEI.

  • All Minor Softball players must wear a cage on their batting helmets.
  • All Minor Softball players must wear a fielding mask in all positions. This is in effect when travelling to out of province tournaments.
  • All Minor players may only play in one Provincial per season. (Per division)
  • Eastern Canadian Qualifying tournaments will follow Softball Canada/Eastern Canadian rules with regards to defensive and batting substitutions.

All Games will have a 2-hour time limit with no new inning starting after the 1 hour and 45 minute mark. Inning must be announced as last inning by the umpire prior to the start of the inning. If the game starts late, the 1 hour 45-minute time limit is from the time the game started, not the initial scheduled start time. The final inning is now an open inning. Umpires will have the final say on the interpretation of this rule.

All canceled games are to be rescheduled within 72 hours by the home team. If not rescheduled within 72 hours, the canceling team will be invoiced a $250 fee

All league games to be played by end of season to qualify for provincials


  • AA calls up from A or AA below
  • A calls up from A below

Note: Any players being called up as an AP, that the initial request is to be made to the players current coach for approval

Mercy Rule for U11 and older

  1. 15 runs after 3 innings 
  2. 10 runs after 4 innings
  3. 7 runs after 5 innings

Please click any of the links below for a word document with the rules for each age group:

U9 Rules

U11 Rules

U13 A Rules

U13 AA Rules

U15 A Rules

U15 AA Rules

U17 A Rules  


Tie Breaking Document for any Softball PEI tournament:

Tie Breaking Rules



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