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Rule Reversal for 75+ and 80+ Teams
Sept. 1, 2023
Softball News Report
LAS VEGAS -- The National Rules Committee met in a special session during the World Championships here and voted to roll back the 75 and 80 division roster rules.
The committee had voted in January to limit the number of underage players on both 75s and 80s rosters. This most recent vote reversed that decision. The roster rule will remain the same for both age divisions:
Men’s 75s teams may draw up to five underage players, all age 74.
Men’s 80s teams may draw up to seven underage players aged 78 or 79. No more than three of the seven players can be 78.
“This decision is in reaction to the overwhelming response from 75 and 80 division managers from throughout the country who cited special challenges the 75 and 80 teams face in recruiting players,” said Terry Hennessy, SSUSA chief executive officer.