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T-Ball (4-5) year old Boys & Girls)

The T-Ball division is designed to introduce players into the sport of baseball. The main focus of T-Ball is to teach players the important skills of baseball; fielding, throwing, running & hitting in a fun and encouraging environment.

1. All teams will have 9-11 players per team.  No team shall have more than 11 players.

2. Regular infield positions will be played during games.

3. Time limit for games will be 1 hour and 15 minutes from start time to end time.

4. Offensive Play:

A.  All players present will be in the batting order and the order will not change during the game.

B.  There is no taking of practice swings. Players must NOT pick up a bat while in the dugout until they are headed to the batter’s box.

C.  A 12 foot semi-circle area from the plate extending into fair territory will be drawn.  A player must hit the ball onto the line or beyond the line for the ball to be considered a fair ball. Balls hit that do not reach the line will be called a foul ball.  There is no limit on the number of foul balls and there are no strikeouts.

D.  All play will continue (base-running) until an out is made or until the ball is controlled by a player standing in the pitchers circle.  That player should hold the ball up in the air to signal that the play is over.  Do NOT continue to run players around the bases when play has ended.

E.  The offensive teams’ coach must be at home plate to place ball on tee for each of his batters.

F.  Base coaches must be atleast 15 years of age and must have filled out a volunteer form prior to coaching.  One coaching at 3rd base, one coaching at 1st base.

G.  All batters and base-runners must wear a helmet with a mask.


5.  Defensive Play:

A.  Coaches are ENCOURAGED to rotate players every inning to a different defensive position however it is not MANDATORY.  Use your best judgment.

B.  All players present will play in the field defensively each inning.  There will be no players sitting on the bench.

C.  Three (2) coaches will be allowed in the field when their team is on defense to instruct and teach.


6. General Rules:

A.  Soft Tee-Ball will be used (preferably a Level 5) – not a real baseball.

B.  No Stealing (at any base).  All base-runners must stay on the base until the ball is hit.

C.  Coaches are required to notify players that throwing the bat after a hit will not be allowed.

D.  There shall be atleast one, preferably two, adults in the dugout with the team at all times.






Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch BASEBALL (6-8 year old Boys & Girls)

1. Time Limit: Game ends after Six (6) innings or 1 hours and 30 minutes from start time to end time. In the event of inclement weather, a complete game can end after 4 innings.

2. General Playing Rules:

A.  An inning ends when the defensive team records 3 outs or when the offensive team scores 5 runs.   When the 5th run scores at the plate, the inning is over and teams will switch sides.

B.  No Walks are allowed.  The batter must put the ball in play or strike out swinging.

C.  Each batter gets a maximum of 5 pitches. A batter will not be called out on strikes prior to the 5th pitch.  If the 5th pitch is fouled off, the batter will continue until the ball is put in play, the batter strikes out, or does not swing.  The machine operator will announce to the batter upon reaching the 5th pitch.

D. The machine operator must be a coach on the offensive team and he/she may not interfere with any defensive player.

E. The pitching machine will be set to 35mph and will be placed 40 feet from the front of home plate on a flat surface.  It will be up to the coach’s discretion if they would like to increase the speed of the pitching machine as the season progresses.

F.  It the machine malfunctions, play will continue with a COACH pitch only.

G.  Base Stealing is not allowed.  Base-runners may not advance bases on passed ball by the catcher.  Any player leaving the base early will be sent back to the previous base.

H.  Play ends when the defensive team has returned the ball to the player playing the pitcher position within the circle of the pitching mound.

I.  All games must be played on a field with defined foul lines from home plate to 1st base and home plate to 3rd base and bases which are 60 feet apart.  It is suggested that all Machine Pitch Division games be played on a field that has an outfield fence that is no closer than 140 feet away from home plate.

3. Offensive Play:

A.  All players present will be in the batting order at all times.

B.  There is no taking of practice swings. Players MUST not pick up a bat in the dugout until they are headed to the batter’s box.

C.  All batters will wear a Little League approved batting helmet with a face mask.

D.  If a batted ball hits the machine or the operator, the batter is awarded 1st base and the play ends. The ball is dead at that time and all runners advance one base.


4. Defensive Play:

A.  Nine (9) players may play defense at one time however, all infield positions and pitcher/catcher positions must be occupied.  There can be no more than 3 outfielders.

B.  A player placed in the position of pitcher is to be placed on either side of the pitching machine.  No pitcher may be located in front of the machine for safety.

C.  Coaches are ENCOURAGED to rotate players every inning to a different defensive position.

D.  Players that do not play in one inning must play the following inning. No player may sit on the bench in 2 consecutive innings.


5. Coaches / Umpires / Scorekeepers:

A.  There will be 4 approved coaches per team.  Two (2) adult base coaches, one (1) adult coach in the dugout and one (1) coach to operate the pitching machine.

B.  There MUST be at least one (1) adult coach in the dugout at all times during the entire game. No other adults are allowed in the dugout during the game. This is includes the team parent.

C.  The pitching machine operator should be as consistent as possible when putting the ball in the machine (same way every time).

D. The pitching machine operator will be responsible for calling outs on base-runners if so agreed upon by both coaches if there is no umpire.

E.  There may be one umpire assigned on the field (optional).

F.  The Home Team is responsible for providing a volunteer to run the scoreboard in the press box.  The Visitor Team is responsible for providing a volunteer to announce each batter in the game.  If no one volunteers, then no score will be kept and no batters will be announced.







Minor Division BASEBALL (9-11 year old Boys & Girls)


1. Time Limit: Game ends after Six (6) innings or 1 hour and 45 minutes from start time to end time.  In the event of inclement weather, a complete game can end after 3 innings.

2. General Playing Rules:

A.  An inning ends when the defensive team records 3 outs or when the offensive team scores 5 runs.   When the 5th run scores at the plate, the inning is over and teams will switch sides.

B.  Walks are allowed.  If a pitched ball hits the batter in the batter’s box, that batter is awarded 1st base.

C.  Base-Stealing is allowed.  Base-runners may advance bases on passed ball by the catcher or on a wild pitch.  However, any base-runner leaving the base early will be sent back to the previous base.  Base- runners may only steal from 1st base to 2nd base and from 2nd base to 3rd base.

D.  Stealing from 3rd base to home plate is NOT allowed.  This is meant to avoid home plate collisions.  

E.  Play ends when the defensive team has returned the ball to the pitcher and the pitcher is standing on the pitching rubber.  All base-runners may advance until that occurs.

F.  Player Pitch Count rules are in effect as outlined in Little League Rulebook.  The Manager will be responsible for keeping the number of pitches per pitcher in each game.  Any league age player 9 or 10 years old may only pitch 75 PITCHES in one day.  Any league age player 11 years old may only pitch 85 PITCHES in one day.  

G.  If a player pitches 20 pitches or less, they are allowed to pitch the next calendar day.  If a player pitches 21-35 pitches, they cannot pitch until 1 day after. If a player pitches 36-50 pitches, they cannot pitch until 2 days after.  If a player pitches 51-65 pitches, they cannot pitch until 3 days after. If a player pitches 65+ pitches in a game, they cannot pitch again for 4 days.  Any team who has a pitcher who violates those rules, that game will result in a forfeit.

First Offense: Manager suspended for the next game.

Second Offense: Manager will not be eligible to participate in the post season.

Third Offense:  Manager will appear before League Board of Directors to determine whether or not that individual should be allowed to continue to coach his team and is subjected to Board vote.

H.  The game is over after 3 ½ innings if the home team is up by 10 runs or more.  The game is over after 4 innings if the visitor team is up by 10 runs or more.

I.   All games must be played on a field with defined foul lines from home plate to 1st base and home plate to 3rd base, bases which are 60 feet apart and a pitching rubber that is elevated whether on a mound or an artificially-raised surface.  The pitching rubber must be 46 feet from home plate.  It is suggested that all Minor Division games be played on a field that has an outfield fence that is no closer than 175 feet away from home plate.


3.  Offensive Play:

A. All players present will be in the batting order at all times. Late arrivals will be placed at the end of the lineup. No shifting of batting order once game starts.

B.  The “on-deck batter” must take practice swings behind a fenced in area.  On-deck batter may not stand on the playing field to take practice swings.

4.  Defensive Play:

A.  Nine (9) players play defense at one time.

B.  Each team must start with 4 infielders and 3 outfielders.  (This does not count pitcher/catcher)

C.  No player can sit on the bench in 3 innings before all players have sat on the bench once.  No player should sit on the bench in consecutive innings. (Exception: The pitcher may remain as pitcher)

D.  In the event that a coach would like to warm-up a pitcher to bring into the game, the team must supply another player to stand with their glove and guard the player warming up from any errant foul ball.  That player should not touch any ball in fair play and if they should do so, the ball is dead and all players advance TWO bases. Those players cannot leave the dugout to jog down to the bullpen until the umpire has called TIME and allowed them to go.

E.  Any player who plays the position of catcher for more than three (3) innings may not pitch in that game.  Any player who pitches more than 40 pitches in any given game may not play the position of catcher in that game.


5. Coaches / Umpires / Scorekeepers:

A.  There will be 3 approved coaches per team.  Two (2) adult base coaches and one (1) adult coach in the dugout.  In the event that only two coaches are present, a player may coach 1st base.  This player must wear a batting helmet while he/she stands in the field of play.

B.  There MUST be at least one (1) adult coach in the dugout at all times during the entire game. No other adults are allowed in the dugout during the game. This includes the team parent.   

E.  There must be one umpire assigned on the field behind home plate.  There MAY be two umpires.

F.  The Home Team is responsible for providing a volunteer to run the scoreboard in the press box.  The Visitor Team is responsible for providing a volunteer to announce each batter in the game.  If no one volunteers, then no score will be kept and no batters will be announced.




Major Division BASEBALL (10-12 year old Boys & Girls)

1. Time Limit: Game ends after Six (6) innings or 1 hour and 45 minutes from start time to end time.  In the event of inclement weather, a complete game can end after 4 innings.

2. General Playing Rules:

A.  There is no run limit per inning.

B.  Dropped third strike rule is in effect as outlined in the Little League Rulebook.  If a 3rd strike, swinging or not-swinging, is dropped by the catcher or hits the ground before being caught by the catcher, the defensive team is required to get that batter out at 1st base.  The batter can attempt to reach base when this occurs.

C.  Stealing is allowed for all bases.  Players cannot leave the base until the ball reaches the point where the batter is standing in the batter’s box.

D.  Play ends when the defensive team has returned the ball to the pitcher and the pitcher is standing on the pitching rubber.  All base-runners may advance until that occurs.

E.  Player Pitch Count rules are in effect as outlined in Little League Rulebook.  The Manager will be responsible for keeping the number of pitches per pitcher in each game.  Any league age player 9 or 10 years old may only pitch 75 PITCHES in one day.  Any league age player 11 or 12 years old may only pitch 85 PITCHES in one day.  

F.  If a player pitches 20 pitches or less, they are allowed to pitch the next calendar day.  If a player pitches 21-35 pitches, they cannot pitch until 1 day later. If a player pitches 36-50 pitches, they cannot pitch until 2 days later.  If a player pitches 51-65 pitches, they cannot pitch until 3 days later. If a player pitches 65+ pitches in a game, they cannot pitch again for 4 days.

First Offense: Manager suspended for the next game.

Second Offense: Manager will not be eligible to participate in the post season.

Third Offense:  Manager will appear before League Board of Directors to determine whether or not that individual should be allowed to continue to coach his team and is subjected to Board vote.

G.  The game is over after 3 ½ innings if the home team is up by 10 runs or more.  The game is over after 4 innings if the visitor team is up by 10 runs or more.

H.  All games must be played on a field with defined foul lines from home plate to 1st base and home plate to 3rd base, bases which are 60 feet apart and a pitching rubber that is elevated whether on a mound or an artificially-raised surface.  The pitching rubber must be 46 feet from home plate.  It is suggested that all Major Division games be played on a field that has an outfield fence that is no closer than 190 feet away from home plate.


3. Offensive Play:

A.  All players present will be in the batting order at all times. Late arrivals will be placed at the end of the lineup. No shifting of batting order once game starts.

B.  The “on-deck batter” must take practice swings behind a fenced in area.  On-deck batter may not stand on the playing field to take practice swings.

C.  If a sick or injured player, leaves the game, when his/her spot in the lineup comes around, the offensive team shall skip over his spot with NO penalty.  If the player leaves the game for any other reason, when his/her spot in the lineup comes around, the defensive team shall record an out for that spot.


4. Defensive Play:

A.  Nine (9) players play defense at one time.

B.  Each team must start with 4 infielders and 3 outfielders.  (This does not count pitcher/catcher)

C.  No player can sit on the bench in 3 innings before all players have sat on the bench once.  No player should sit on the bench in consecutive innings. (Exception: The pitcher may remain as pitcher)

D.  In the event that a coach would like to warm-up a pitcher to bring into the game, the team must supply another player to stand with their glove and guard the player warming up from any errant foul ball.  That player should not touch any ball in fair play and if they should do so, the ball is dead and all players advance TWO bases. Those players cannot leave the dugout to jog down to the bullpen until the umpire has called TIME and allowed them to go.

E.  Any player who plays the position of catcher for more than three (3) innings may not pitch in that game.  Any player who pitches more than 40 pitches in any given game may not play the position of catcher in that game.


5. Coaches / Umpires / Scorekeepers:

A.  There will be 3 approved coaches per team.  Two (2) adult base coaches and one (1) adult coach in the dugout.  In the event that only two coaches are present, a player may coach 1st base.  This player must wear a batting helmet while he/she stands in the field of play.

B.  There MUST be at least one (1) adult coach in the dugout at all times during the entire game. No other adults are allowed in the dugout during the game. This includes the team parent.   

C.  There must be one umpire assigned on the field behind home plate.  There MAY be two umpires.

D.  The Home Team is responsible for providing a volunteer to run the scoreboard in the press box.  The Visitor Team is responsible for providing a volunteer to announce each batter in the game.  If no one volunteers, then no score will be kept and no batters will be announced.






Senior Division BASEBALL (13-16 year old Boys & Girls)

1. Time Limit: Game ends after Seven (7) innings or 2 hours and 30 minutes from start time to end time.  In the event of inclement weather, a complete game can end after 5 innings.

2. General Playing Rules:

A.  There is no run limit per inning.

B.  Dropped third strike rule is in effect as outlined in the Little League Rulebook.  If a 3rd strike, swinging or not-swinging, is dropped by the catcher or hits the ground before being caught by the catcher, the defensive team is required to get that batter out at 1st base.  The batter can attempt to reach base when this occurs.

C.  Stealing is allowed for all bases.  Players can leave each base at their own leisure.

D.  Player Pitch Count rules are in effect as outlined in Little League Rulebook.  The Manager will be responsible for keeping the number of pitches per pitcher in each game.  Any league age player 13 or 14 years old may only pitch 95 PITCHES in one day.  Any league age player 15 or 16 may throw 105 pitches.  

F.  If a player pitches 20 pitches or less, they are allowed to pitch the next calendar day.  If a player pitches 21-35 pitches, they cannot pitch until 1 day later. If a player pitches 36-50 pitches, they cannot pitch until 2 days later.  If a player pitches 51-65 pitches, they cannot pitch until 3 days later. If a player pitches 65+ pitches in a game, they cannot pitch again for 4 days.

First Offense: Manager suspended for the next game.

Second Offense: Manager will not be eligible to participate in the post season.

Third Offense:  Manager will appear before League Board of Directors to determine whether or not that individual should be allowed to continue to coach his team and is subjected to Board vote.

G.  The game is over after 4 ½ innings if the home team is up by 10 runs or more.  The game is over after 5 innings if the visitor team is up by 10 runs or more.

H.  All games must be played on a field with defined foul lines from home plate to 1st base and home plate to 3rd base, bases which are 90 feet apart and a pitching rubber that is elevated, whether on a mound or an artificially-raised surface.  The pitching rubber must be 60 feet 6 inches from home plate. It is suggested that all Junior Division games be played on a field that has an outfield fence that is no closer than 260 feet away from home plate.


3. Offensive Play:

A.  All players present will be in the batting order at all times. Late arrivals will be placed at the end of the lineup. No shifting of batting order once game starts.

B.  If a sick or injured player, leaves the game, when his/her spot in the lineup comes around, the offensive team shall skip over his spot with NO penalty.  If the player leaves the game for any other reason, when his/her spot in the lineup comes around, the defensive team shall record an out for that spot.


4. Defensive Play:

A.  Nine (9) players play defense at one time.

B.  Each team must have 4 infielders and 3 outfielders.  (This does not count pitcher/catcher)

C.  Free substitution is allowed.  All players present must bat once and play at least two (2) defensive innings in the field during the course of a regulation seven (7) inning game.  In the event of a game shortened by inclement weather, the play rule no longer applies.  

D.  If a pitcher is called for a “balk”, all base-runners advance to the next base.  The batter remains as the batter and assumes the same count as before.  This is a judgment call made by either the home plate or the field umpire.

5. Coaches / Umpires / Scorekeepers:

A.  There will be 3 approved coaches per team.  Two (2) adult base coaches and one (1) adult coach in the dugout.  In the event that only two coaches are present, a player may coach 1st base.  This player must wear a batting helmet while he/she stands in the field of play.

B.  No other adults are allowed in the dugout during the game except for the three (3) approved coaches. This includes the team parent.   

C.  There must be two (2) umpires assigned on the field behind home plate and in the field.  There MAY be three (3) umpires.

D.  The Home Team is responsible for providing a volunteer to run the scoreboard in the press box.  The Visitor Team is responsible for providing a volunteer to announce each batter in the game.  If no one volunteers, then no score will be kept and no batters will be announced.


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