DeMotte Little League: Local Rules

Wednesday, April 4
2007 Local Rules - T-BALL
 

2007 DEMOTTE LITTLE LEAGUE T-BALL


 LOCAL RULES



1.        All games will have a 90 minute time limit. Game will be over and official at the end of 90 minutes from the first placement of ball on the tee.   Games shall be no more than 4 innings. 


2.        Score shall not be kept.  There will be no team standings as this division is purely instructional.


3.        Only registered players, managers, and coaches are allowed in dugout or on the playing field during games AND practices.  An adult manager or coach is to remain in the dugout with players at all times.  Any parent that offers to help and that will have direct contact with the players must fill out a volunteer application and submit it to the league.


4.        When a team is in the field (defense), all extra coaches and managers for that team shall be allowed in the field for instructional purposes.  If a player remains in the dug-out, an adult must remain in the dug-out with him/her.


5.        Every player present will appear on the batting roster and play defense.


6.        Team with lesser amount of players determines a full batting order. Offensive team continues batting until 3 outs are registered or bats through their roster, as determined above. At such time the offensive team will complete their at-bat.  Offensive manager will notify Defensive manager when last batter comes to bat.


7.        All extra players must take positions in outfield grass. Teams are limited to 6 defensive players in the infield.  Any player choosing not to play defense shall remain in the dug-out under adult supervision.


8.        A new inning begins immediately after the third out of a completed inning. No inning shall begin after 8:00 p.m. during the month of May. A game may be called on account of darkness, weather, or playing conditions at any time by either manager, but after the game starts, only by the umpire.


9.        Managers should try to make up any games postponed due to weather.  NO DOUBLE-HEADERS, NO EXCEPTIONS. (3.11 & 4.12)


10.     Manager or Coach shall place ball on the tee for his/her own team.  Games will be played with “safety” baseball. A strike is called when batter swings and misses. A Foul Ball shall be called if the batter swings and hits the tee, or if a batted ball travels less than 15 feet from home plate if fair territory.  Batter is out when the batter reaches three strikes.  On a batted fair ball, batter/runner shall be called out if he/she doesn’t reach 1st base before 1st base or the pitching rubber is touched by a fielder having possession of the ball (“Pitcher’s Hand Out”). 


11.     Fair batted balls that do not leave the infield will limit batter and runners to ONE base.  On fair batted balls that reach the outfield, the batter and runners can continue running until the ball is returned to the infield.  If there is no play on any of the runners, the runners, if between bases, can continue to the next unoccupied base.  However, any runners that are tagged while off base shall be called out.


12.     No base stealing.


13.     Home team responsibilities include getting the field into playable condition, arranging for a parent or youth to umpire, electing team members to state the Pledge of Allegiance and Little League Pledge, and cleaning their dugout of trash after the game.


14.     Visiting team is responsible for providing concession stand workers, storing the game equipment after the game, returning the field to playable condition, and cleaning their dugout of trash after the game.


15.     The use of tobacco or alcoholic beverages in any form is prohibited AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED on the playing field, benches, and/or dug-outs during games AND practices.


16.     No jewelry (rings, watches, earrings, etc.) during games or practices.



These rules restate or supplement the rules found in the Little League 2007 Official Regulations and Playing Rules. It is the Manager's/Coaches' responsibility to read and understand the Local Rules and the Little League Official Regulations book.



Wednesday, April 4
2007 Local Rules - PEE-WEE
 

2007 DEMOTTE LITTLE LEAGUE PEE-WEE


 LOCAL RULES



1.      All games will have a 90 minute time limit. Game will be over and official at the end of 90 minutes from the first pitch.   Games shall be 4 innings.  Up to 2 more additional innings may be played if both managers agree and time has not expired.


2.      Score shall not be kept.  There will be no team standings as this division is purely instructional.


3.      Only registered players, managers, and coaches are allowed in dugout or on the playing field during games AND practices.  An adult manager or coach is to remain in the dugout with players at all times.  Any parent that offers to help and that will have direct contact with the players must fill out a volunteer application and submit it to the league.


4.      When a team is in the field (defense), all extra coaches and managers for that team shall be allowed in the field for instructional purposes.  All extra players must take positions in outfield grass. Teams are limited to 6 defensive players in the infield.  Any player choosing not to play defense shall remain in the dug-out under adult supervision.


5.      Every player present will appear on the batting roster and play defense.


6.      Team with lesser amount of players determines a full batting order. Offensive team continues batting until 3 outs are registered or bats through their roster, as determined above. At such time the offensive team will complete their at-bat.


7.      A new inning begins immediately after the third out of a completed inning. No inning shall begin after 8:00 p.m. during the month of May. A game may be called on account of darkness, weather, or playing conditions at any time by either manager, however , after the first pitch, the game can only be called by the umpire.


8.      Managers will make up any games postponed due to weather.  NO DOUBLE-HEADERS, NO EXCEPTIONS. (3.11 & 4.12)


9.      Manager or Coach shall pitch to his/her own team.  Games will be played with “safety” baseball. Each batter shall receive a maximum of 7 pitches.  A “foul” on the 7th pitch entitles batter to another pitch. Batter is out when batter swings and misses 3 times or receives 7 pitches. Batter is out if batted ball reaches 1st baseman or “pitcher’s hand” before batter reaches 1st base.


10.  No bunting.  No base stealing.


11.  Fair batted balls that do not leave the infield will limit batter and runners to ONE base.  On fair batted balls that reach the outfield, the batter and runners can continue running until the ball is returned to the infield.  If there is no play on any of the runners, the runners, if between bases, can continue to the next unoccupied base.  However, any runners that are tagged while off base shall be called out.


12.  Home team responsibilities include getting the field into playable condition, arranging for a parent or youth to umpire, electing team members to state the Pledge of Allegiance and Little League Pledge, and cleaning their dugout of trash after the game.


13.  Visiting team is responsible for providing concession stand workers, storing the game equipment after the game, returning the field to playable condition, and cleaning their dugout of trash after the game.


14.  Each team is required to provide one or more Umpires to officiate other games in their division.  If no parent volunteers can be found, it will be the Manager’s/Coach’s responsibility to officiate other games in their division.


15.  The use of tobacco or alcoholic beverages in any form is prohibited AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED on the playing field, benches and dug-outs during games AND practices.


16.  No jewelry (rings, watches, earrings, etc.) during games or practices.



These rules restate or supplement the rules found in the Little League 2007 Official Regulations and Playing Rules. It is the Manager's/Coaches' responsibility to read and understand the Local Rules and the Little League Official Regulations book.



Wednesday, April 4
2007 Local Rules - BOY'S B-MINOR
 

2007 DEMOTTE LITTLE LEAGUE B-MINOR BASEBALL LOCAL RULES



1.      NO GAME SHALL START WITH LESS THAN 9 PLAYERS ON EACH TEAM. (4.16) BORROWING OF PLAYERS FROM ANOTHER TEAM WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. If a team cannot field 9 players within fifteen (15) minutes of scheduled game time, the game must be rescheduled. NO FORFEITS.


2.      NO DOUBLE-HEADERS, NO EXCEPTIONS. (3.11 & 4.12)


3.      All games will have a 2 hour time limit. Game will be over and official at the end of 2 hours from the first pitch. Continued games still have the 2 hour time limit from the first pitch of the original game. If an inning is in progress at the end of 2 hours, the score will revert back to the last completed inning. (Example: a game on Friday lasts for 36 minutes before being suspended due to rain. When the game resumes the following week, there will only be 84 minutes left in the game.) This rule does not cover games that are suspended before the first inning is complete.  Any game halted before the first inning is complete starts as a new game when re-played.


4.      When the pitcher has possession of the ball and is on the mound (note that I did NOT specify the pitching rubber) and not attempting to make a play, base runners shall maintain contact with their bases until the next pitch reaches the batter. Any runner off their base when the pitcher gains control of the ball on the mound must immediately return to their base or attempt to advance. Failure to do so will cause the runner to be declared "out". (Umpire's judgment)


5.      Ten-Run rule (4.10(e)) is in effect all season.


6.      A limit of 5 runs scored per 1/2 inning is in effect. Once a team scores 5 runs, regardless of outs, they will take their defensive positions on the field.


7.      Adult manager or coaches are allowed as base coaches all year. (4.05)  Base coaches will be positioned in the coaches' box and REMAIN there until play has stopped. (note rule 7.11).One adult coach/mgr must remain in dugout at all times(w/ players in dugout)


8.      When a team is in the field (defense), all extra coaches and mgr for that team shall be allowed on the field for instructional purposes.  If a player remains in the dugout, an adult must remain in the dugout with him.


9.      Only registered players, managers, and coaches are allowed in dugout or on the playing field during games and practices.  An adult manager or coach is to remain in the dugout with players at all times.  Any parent that offers to help and that will have direct contact with the players must fill out a volunteer application and submit it to the league.


10.  Optional 10th player must take position in outfield grass. Teams are limited to 10 defensive players on the field. Substitutes must remain in dug-out under adult supervision.


11.  A new inning begins immediately after the third out of a completed inning. No inning shall begin after 8:00 p.m. during the month of May. Game may be called on account of darkness or weather at any time by the umpire.


12.  All games (rain-outs, suspensions, etc.) must be played. Make-up games, suspended, and rain games shall be played as soon as possible. If managers cannot agree on a date for a make-up game, contact the Boy’s Coordinator for rescheduling. For purposes of season standings, any game not made-up or completed will count as a loss for BOTH teams.


13.  Pitching availability is according to the rule book. For make-up games, calendar week prevails over previous rain-out week. Managers/Coaches will be required to report their pitch counts and game score to the concession stand after EACH game to determine pitching eligibility for their next game and team standings.


14.  No bunting. If, in the umpire's judgment, a batter was not taking a full swing, a strike will be called. If this is his third strike, the batter will be called out.


15.  Managers and coaches are NEVER allowed to warm up a pitcher.  They may stand by and observe while another player warms up the pitcher.


16.  No stealing bases.


17.  Home team sets up field and gets field into playable condition before the game. After game, each team picks up garbage around field and dugouts and empties trash cans. Visiting team returns field to playable condition and stores equipment after each game.  Home team says Little League Pledge and Pledge of Allegiance.


18.  Each team is required to provide one or more Umpires to officiate other games in their division.  If no parent volunteers can be found, it will be the Manager’s/Coach’s responsibility to officiate other games in their division.


19.  The use of tobacco or alcoholic beverages in any form is prohibited AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED on the playing field, benches and dug-outs during games AND practices.


20.  No jewelry (rings, watches, earrings, etc.) during games or practices.


21.  All players must play defense a minimum of 6 consecutive outs. Every player present will appear on the batting roster.


22.  Team with lesser amount of players determines a full batting order. Offensive team continues batting until 3 outs are registered or bats through their roster, as determined above. At such time the offensive team will complete their at-bat.


23.  All pitching rules from the rule book apply except for "Ball 4". With 4 balls, batter is not awarded first base. Third Base coach will then pitch remaining strike count to batter. Every pitch delivered by Coach will be counted as a strike until the batter hits the ball fair or is retired on strikes. Batter cannot strike out on a foul ball. If ball is hit, coach will maintain his position on the playing field until the play is completed or time is called. While the coach is pitching, the pitcher (player) must stand on the pitching rubber.



These rules restate or supplement the rules found in the Little League 2007 Official Regulations and Playing Rules. It is the Manager's/Coaches' responsibility to read and understand the Local Rules and the Little League Official Regulations book.



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