FAQs

What are exemptions for?

Player exemptions are for teams in clubs who are short on players for a game. They may apply to Softball Leinster to bring a player down from a higher rank team to play for them that week. The exempted player is marked on the match report and may only play in certain positions.

Who can apply for exemptions?

Only the team or club Captain can apply for a player exemption.

How do I apply for an exemption?

To apply for an exemption, you need to email . The Exemptions are only valid if you get a reply. You also need to note an exempted player on the match report.

When can I apply for an exemption?

You can only apply for an exemption if you have less than 10 players or, if in Division 2, you do not have a capable pitcher.

How many exemptions can I apply for each week?

Each Team can only get two exemptions each week, either 2 females or 1 female and 1 male.

Are there any limits to exemptions?

Yes.  Each player may only recieve two exemptions each season to play down. Also, when playing down, a male can only play as Catcher and a female can only play in an outfield position.

If a player on a lower ranked team plays on a higher ranked team do they need an exemption?

If a player on a lower ranked team plays up, they do not need an exemption to play on the lower ranked team the next week. However, if they play up 3 times in one season, they will need an exemption to play down the next time.

What are the penalties for playing a player without an exemption?

Playing a player without an exemption means the player is illegal and it could result in that team giving a walkover.

What happens if an exempted player is playing in the wrong position?

If it is noted that an exempted player is playing in the wrong position during a game, it should be reported to the Umpire and marked on the match report.  Information on the match report should include the name of the player and how long the player was in the wrong position. The exempted player should then be moved to the correct position by the Team Captain and the game should continue.  After the game, the match report should be sent to Softball Leinster and the Umpire should report the incident to Softball Leinster. If the error is intentional or repeated, then it could result in a walkover.

Who can report a violation of an exemption ?

Any member of Softball Leinster can report a violation of an exemption. It should be reported to the Umpire during the game and marked on the match report. An email should also be sent to softballleinster to inform of the infraction.

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