About Social 7s
Social 7s is Softball Australia’s new slowpitch version of softball that is fast, fun and easy to play, with 7 players on each team.
Seven reasons to play
- Get fit: there’s plenty of action to keep everyone involved throughout the entire game.
- Play in a relaxed, social atmosphere: emphasis is on having fun!
- You don’t need to be skilful to play: a game for all abilities.
- You can register as an individual: don’t have a team, we’ll find one for you. Social 7s is a great way to meet new people.
- Play with family, friends and work colleagues: get your team of seven together and start playing.
- Easy to learn: simplified rules means you’ll be playing like an expert in no time.
- Short duration: games are completed in under an hour, fitting into your busy life.
Features that make Social 7s a fast, fun and easy game include
- Teams only require seven players
- Every player bats each inning
- Ball is pitched slower, leading to more hits and fielding
- High scoring – every base gained is a run
- A new pitcher each inning
- A Strike Zone Mat is used – if the pitch lands on the mat, it is a strike
- No umpire required – a Game Coordinator is responsible for scoring and adjudicating on close plays
Watch the Game in ACTION
Learn the rules of the game
Darwin Social 7s Radio Advert
Other handy links
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Competition Organiser FAQs
- Social 7s Playing Rules – May 2015 Update
- Social 7s Abbreviated Rules – May 2015 Update
- Social 7s Scorecard
- Social 7s Equipment and Playing Field Requirements – June 2016 Update
- Participant Terms and Conditions
- Competition Organiser Terms and Conditions
- Information for Affiliates