Rule Submission TitleCalling a ball out. Changing rule from passive to active voice
USAP Board VoteFailure Confirmed
USAP Rules Committee VoteFailed
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonActive voice is not required here. The current wording is clear and well understood. Stating a rule as 'A player needs to" is uncommon. 'Must' instead of 'needs to' would be preferable.
Existing Rule #6.D.7
Proposed Rule Change

6.D.7  A player needs to call the ball out before their opponent hits the ball (or the ball becomes dead).

Legislative format showing the changes to the original rule.

6.D.7. All “out” calls must be made prior A player needs to call the ball being hit by the out before their opponent hits the ball (or before the ball becomes dead.).

Original Rule Text

6.D.7. All “out” calls must be made prior to the ball being hit by the opponent or before the ball becomes dead.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

This change simply changes the rule from passive to active voice.

Rule Book Year2024
Rule Change ID888
Date CreatedMarch 5, 2023
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