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Grace McDowell

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UIL Softball

It is most important that each UIL member school stay current with all athletic rules and policies. This page contains sport specific rule and season information for softball. For additional information on UIL rules, refer to the policy section or the manuals section of our web site.

Softball News

April 18, 2023
NFHS Non-Compliant Softball Bat

USA Softball, the national governing body utilized by NFHS Softball to certify bats, has informed the NFHS that the Suncoast Model SBFPB-10 bat has been placed on the Non-Approved Bat List with Certification Marks. This bat is not compliant for use under NFHS softball rules, effective immediately. 

March 29, 2023
NFHS Non-Compliant Softball Bat

USA Softball, the certification body used by NFHS Softball to approve bats, has informed us that a bat has been placed into the market that bears the USA Certification mark, but has not completed the certification process. The manufacturer is Data Driven Athletics, and the bat model is PI 3.14159. 

Link to the USA Softball Non-Approved Bats with Certification Marks

*Tentative* Softball Dates 2023-24

Date Event or Deadline

January 12

First day for practice

January 27

First day for interschool scrimmages (two scrimmages allowed in a calendar week per Softball Plan Section: 1280)

*Unlimited scrimmages allowed prior to first interschool game.

February 12

First day for playing interschool games

April 23

District Certification deadline, All Conferences

** STAAR testing may affect playing dates throughout the playoffs, see below

April 27

Bi-district deadline, All Conferences

May 4

Area deadline, 2A-6A only **Exception to Area round playing dates below

May 11

Regional Quarterfinal deadline, 2A-6A only

May 18

Regional Semi-Final deadline, 2A-6A only

May 25

Regional Playoff deadline, 2A-6A only

May 28-June 1

State Tournament, All Conferences

1A Softball Playoff Dates 

Date Event or Deadline

April 27

Bi-District deadline

May 4

Regional Quarterfinal deadline **Exception to the Regional Quarterfinal round playing dates below

May 11

Regional Semi-Final deadline

May 18

Regional Final deadline

May 28-June 1

State Tournament

* All dates, times, and materials are subject to change.

1A Playoffs 

Extension for 1A Softball only

  • Following the Regional Semifinal Round, advancing 1A teams will have 2 weeks to certify their Regional Final Round.
  • During the extended certification period, teams are limited to playing 1 game during the school week.
  • Playoff games shall not be played before Thursday of each week unless by mutual consent.