Indoor Softball is played by teams with 8 players each. One of the great things about Indoor is that it can be played on various sizes of playing areas. Only eight players take the field at one time but you can have an unlimited number of batters. There should be 5 men and 3 women on the playing field. NB For this Tournament we will be playing with a MINIMUM of 3 women. The basics are a variation of slowpitch softball. The pitcher pitches the ball to the batter who hits it and runs round as many bases as possible before the ball is brought under the control of the defensive team. The aim of the game is to score more points than the opposition. Meanwhile the defensive team tries to get the batters and base runners out in the same ways they do in slowpitch.
Indoors is two innings long and are not defined by the number of outs, but rather by time. Each half inning is usually 6 minutes long - duration is flexible as long as its applied to each half inning. Players still bat in a pre-arranged order and in mixed-sex games the batting order should alternate male and female batters. Batters continue to bat in that order for six minutes regardless of any outs being made. The Defensive TeamThere are essentially 8 fielding positions ( see diagram on the right)
You can place your fielders where you want, however Pitcher must pitch from the plate and catcher must remain behind batter until ball is hit to receive the ball and keep the game going.Throws to second base are normally taken by left or right field positions, throws to third by shortstop or inside left.