League Rules

ECRSA uses Slo-Pitch National (SPN) rules as a primary reference. Please note we follow SPN’s banned bat policy – if you are planning to use your own bat, please review their policy on banned bats. Each team captain is required to keep a copy of these rules on the bench for every game. In addition to these rules, ECRSA has its own sub-set of rules which are currently under review.

ECRSA also created an operations manual (Operations Manual, 2013) – see additional updates from 2016 AGM amendments.

Governance Structure

The league is currently governed by a team of commissioners; including but not limited to: Chairs, Vice-Chair, Treasurer/Secretary, Social Events Coordinator, & KOTP Coordinator.

The Commission meets regularly to manage the day-to-day operations of the softball league.  An annual general meeting (AGM) is held at the conclusion of every season.

ECRSA Constitution

The name of the league is the East Coast Rainbow Softball Association, hereinafter called the League.

The purpose of the League is to operate as a non-profit organization and in particular to further the following objectives:

  • Provide and protect the opportunity for any individuals, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender persons and their supportive straight allies to play co-ed recreational slo-pitch softball in a friendly atmosphere, free of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, creed, gender and ability;
  • Foster, develop, promote and regulate the play of co-ed recreational slo-pitch softball and provide the proper safe-guards in accordance with the spirit of true sportsmanship; and
  • Undertake fundraising activities and other social events for the betterment of the community.

No member, group of members, or team has the right to use or  register the name “East Coast Rainbow Softball Association” or “ECRSA” without the written consent of the full commission.

In the event of dissolution or winding up of the League, all of its remaining assets, after payment of liabilities, shall be distributed to one or more recognized charitable organizations serving the community of the Halifax Regional Municipality. This provision is unalterable.

If you have any questions beyond this, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss.