Notice Important Rule Changes for Upcoming 2017 Season:
During our AGM in Ontario on Feb 25th, NSA Canada Rules and Regulation Committee made a change to incorporate the strike mat into the Official NSA Canada Rule Book making our program the only major organization to have both strike zone and strike mat as allowable processes. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sec. 39 Rule 1
STRIKE MAT: The Strike Mat shall be made of rubber or other suitable materials. It shall be a rectangle, 24" wide by 36” long and shall have a cut out to allow it to sit on the ground behind home plate. The sides shall be parallel to the inside of the batter's box. The strike mat is considered part of the ground for purposes of determining if a ball is fair or foul.
Sec 5 Rule 7
A STRIKE IS CALLED BY the umpire:
For each legally pitched ball entering the strike zone before touching the ground and at which the batter does not swing. It is not a strike if the ball touches home plate and is not swung at.
For each pitched ball swung at and missed by the batter.
For each foul ball not legally caught, including the third strike.
For each pitched ball swung at and missed which touches any part of the batter.
When any part of the batter’s person is hit with his/her own batted ball, when he/she is in the batter’s box.
When a pitched ball hits the batter while the ball is in the strike zone.
When a pitched ball hits any part of the strike mat, when the strike mat is in use.