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 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
Teams will identify APs by July 15, 2024. Only approved APs can be used after this date.
AP forms will be signed by both coaches (lower level coach and upper level coach) as well as player/parent.
Teams can use APs to bring the roster to 11 players.
APs cannot be pulled across from same level teams.
Players can only AP to one team for the season
There will be no maximum amount of games an AP can play, as long APs are only be used to bring the roster up to 11.
Approved APs will be eligible to play in provincials ONLY if the higher level teams provincials are on a different weekend than the lower level team.
APs must make their regular team a priority and shall not miss their own practices or games to play with a higher level team unless approved by the coach of the lower team.
Players can AP to the following levels:
Mercy Rule for U11 and older
Please click any of the links below for a word document with the rules for each age group:
SPEI Tournament Tie Breaking Policy:
Tournament Protest Policy: