length is 5 innings or 2 hours, whichever comes first.
inning is not completed by the time limit, the score will revert
back to the last completed inning. Coaches must agree before the
game to continue to be played in lieu of the time limit before the
enthusiasm is encouraged. All player chatter must be positive and
directed only towards their team and their teammates. At no point
can a team chant towards their opponent. Examples include "hey
batter-batter swing", "slaughter rule", "yeap", etc. If a team
communicates negatively towards their opponent, the team Manager
will be warned. If the issue occurs again, the team will forfeit the
game and the League Director will address accordingly with the team
umpire will call balls and strikes from behind the plate on every
rule after 3 innings, 12 run rule after 4 innings.
can score 5 runs per inning until the 5th inning which is 10.
the umpires decision to call a game at any time due to darkness.
Player safety is always the main concern.
other rules not addressed above are governed by
No leading off or
stealing. Runners must wait until the ball is put into play before
they can leave the base.
baserunner will be considered a live runner at all times until the
umpire calls "dead ball".
ball is hit into the outfield the runner can advance as many bases
as possible. However, if the runner is not halfway to the base
before a “play” is made he must return to the previous base. If he
is more than half way, he is a live runner and can be tagged/forced
out. A “play” will be defined as when the ball is thrown back into
the infield. The infield shall stand to mean the interior of the
base lines, not the dirt portion of the playing field. This will be
the umpire’s discretion. Ultimately, once the ball is thrown back
into the infield, the runners will either continue 1 base or return
to the previous base.
Runners may not advance on an over throw to first base. Runners may
advance on over throws to second, third, or home plate.
Sliding into a base is allowed, especially to avoid contact with a
fielder, except for going into 1st base.
ball hits a coach in the field of play the batter gets 1st base and
runners that are on base can advance 1 base.
team must use a continuous batting order. If a player comes late
they will be put in the bottom of the batting order.
No bunts allowed.
batter cannot fake a bunt, retract the bat, and make a full swing.
The first 2 innings
players pitch. All
following innings must be coach pitch.
Pitching distance is
38’ for both kids and coach. A pitching rubber must be in place.
Kids will pitch a
maximum of 1 inning per game and no more than 4 innings per week.
One pitch is counted
as one inning pitched.
Once a pitcher hits
three batters, they must be removed from the mound.
Any pitcher removed from the mound cannot return to pitch the
Three strikes and the
batter is out. There
will be no walks. In the event four balls are called by the umpire,
the hitting team's coach will finish the at-bat until either three
strikes, the ball is put in play, or a total of eight pitches
throughout the whole at-bat (including what the player threw) have
hit by a kid pitching will be awarded first base, batter hit by
coach pitching will continue batting.
The coach must pitch
from the mound, overhand and in a standing position from the 38”
If a batted ball hits the coach pitching, it is considered a foul
ball strike and no runners advance. If a batted ball hits the coach
pitching and in the umpire's judgement the coach touched it on
purpose - the batter is out.
defensive coaches are allowed on the field.
defensive players are allowed on the field. The pitcher must play
even with or a step behind the coach pitcher.
player must play two innings in the field.
Players may re-enter the game in different positions, but must stay
in the original batting order.
Halfway stripes shall be used between 1st & 2nd,
2nd & 3rd, 3rd & home, to assist
the umpire’s judgment in whether a runner is halfway to the base
before a play is made.
Pitcher's mound needs to be placed at 38'.
safety base must be used at First Base. Both sides of the base are
in play for the runner and defender. If there is no safety base in
place before the first pitch is thrown, the home team will forfeit
All Catcher's masks must either be Hockey Style, or have a
All bats must be USA stamped bats.