League Rules

The City of Burnsville uses the USSSA program as a foundation for the league rules that govern each season of play. However, in some cases the league director and the Burnsville Softball Council have voted to modify the national rule based on feedback from our players and managers. The links below will provide you with the City of Burnsville league guidelines.

Note: There are several new or modified rules in the past few years. You can see those specific changes on the "Notable Rules" tab. A copy of these rules are handed out at the summer manager meeting and that book should be carried with you to each game in case there is a discrepancy.

Summer and Fall League Rules: City of Burnsville League Rules (PDF)

Updates to home runs allowed in City of Burnsville leagues:

LeagueHome Runs allowed
Men’s Open5 then 1-up
Highest Thursday League3 then 1-up
Men’s D Competitive and Rec Leagues2 then 1-up
Over 35 Recreational2 then 1-up
Women’sUnlimited
Sunday Mixed Leagues1 then 1-up
Friday Competitive (highest)2 then 1-up
Friday Recreational League 12 then 1-up
Friday Recreational League 21 then 1-up
Friday Recreational League 3 (lowest)0


USSSA Rule Book: USSSA Rule Book (PDF)