Softball Finals

2018 Semifinals and Finals
June 14-16 
Michigan State University

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Tracking the Tournament


High school head coaches of a varsity sport must have a valid CPR Certification (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). More information on this CPR Certification can be found here. CPR Certification is tracked by the school athletic director, similar to the rules meeting-risk management course requirement for assistant and sub varsity coaches.  Athletic Directors must confirm (attest) each season through that both these requirements have been met. If a coaching requirement is not complete prior to the deadline, the school shall prohibit that coach  from coaching in that season's MHSAA tournament for the sport involved and shall not be present at the facility where the MHSAA tournament involving that coach's sports team is being held.

All individuals who have been designated by their school or district to serve as an assistant or subvarsity coach (paid or volunteer) at the high school level must complete the same rules/risk management meeting requirement as the high school head coach.

The deadlines for each MHSAA member high school athletic director to certify, while logged into, that all of its assistant and subvarsity coaches (paid and volunteer) have completed this requirement are below. These are the same deadline applies for certifying that head coaches have met the CPR Requirement:

  • Fall Sports - Sept. 14
  • Winter Sports - Dec. 14
  • Spring Sports - April 12

2017-18 Rules Meeting Dates and Coaches Requirements

Assistant and subvarsity coaches who have been registered in the MHSAA’s system with an up-to-date email address may log in to and complete the same required rules meeting, just as the varsity head coach must do. In the alternative, the school may direct or permit assistant and subvarsity coaches to complete the rules meeting requirement individually or in a group setting. Regardless of the method utilized, the administration of the school is responsible for attesting to the completion of the requirement by all sports team coaches by the deadlines listed above. Click the headline above to see the MHSAA  Handbook Coaching Requirements Regulations (Reg. II, Section 3 (B & C) and Section 8  (B & C).

Dates to Remember

Online Rules Meetings -- 1/29-4/12
Practice Begins -- March 12
First Contest -- March 21
Maximum No. Contests -- 38 
Opt-Out Due Date -- May 9
Ratings Due Date - June 1

District Tournament -- May 29, June 1-2
Regional Tournament -- June 9
MHSAA Quarterfinals - June 12
MHSAA Semifinals - June 14-15
MHSAA Finals -- June 16

wilson sb

Wilson is the "Official Tournament Softball" of the MHSAA through 2020. Wilson softballs will be used for all tournament levels (District, Regional, Quarterfinal, Semifinals & Finals), and will be supplied to tournament managers. The Wilson A-9011 BSST Optic Yellow .47 C.O.R, 375 Compression softball will be used and supplied for all tournament contests.

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