Palm Bay East Little League: Coaches' Corner

Thursday, June 25
PBELL Safety Rules

Wednesday, September 25
Rules of Play for All Divisions

Rules of Play for Tee Ball Division

Rules of Play for Minor A, Machine Pitch (spring)

The rules of Little League Baseball will be followed, superceded by the following “Local Rules”.

  1. All games will be six-inning regulation length with a time limit of one hour and thirty minutes from the scheduled start time.  All play will cease at this time limit.  A batter who has started his/her “at bat” will be allowed to complete his/her turn.  Runs are not counted.
  2. Side-out will consist of three (3) outs or five (5) runs.
  3. Strikes will be counted, balls will not, a batter that fails to hit a ball into fair territory after seven (7) pitches will be called out. The batter can not be called out on a foul ball. A hit to fair territory between home plate and the infield grass is considered a fair ball.
  4.  A continuous batting order shall be used.
  5. The batter/runner may advance at the risk of being put out, two base after a hit ball travels into the outfield grass.
  6. Bunting is allowed, fake bunting followed by a swinging hit is not allowed. A player that shows fake bunt and then swing hits a ball is out.
  7. Defensive players must play in the traditional positions of pitcher, catcher, first, second third bases, shortstop and the outfield. (No double pitchers, or extra players on the infield grass are allowed.)
  8. No defensive player may play the same position every inning. Outfield is considered one position.
  9. The first half of the season, runners may not advance on overthrows. After the first half of the season, (spring break) runners may advance one (1) base, at risk of being put out, on an over throw that does not result in a dead ball. The runner may not advance on a second overthrow during the same play. On a dead ball the runner may advance one base without being put out.
  10. Managers and Coaches may remain on the field for the purpose of providing instruction to players during the game.
  11. The HOME team will supply two (2) concession stand workers and two (2) new game balls, and the pitching machine. Concession workers will report fifteen (15) minutes ahead of start time and assist in cleaning up after the game.  Games WILL NOT start until concession workers have reported.
  12. The HOME team shall occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  13. HOME team managers and coaches will prepare the field for play prior to the game.


Monday, March 3
Rules of Play for Minor AA (spring)

The official rules of Little League Baseball will be followed, superseded by the following “Local Rules”.

  1. All games will have a time limit of one hour and fifty minutes from the scheduled start time.  All play will cease at this time limit. A batter who has started his/her “at bat” will be allowed to complete his/her turn. A new inning will not be started after one hour and forty-five minutes. A regulation games is 4 innings, unless shortened by weather; minimum play-time applies to all games 4 innings or longer. Managers failing to play all players the minimum play time will be suspended from the following game. Multiple offenses will be brought to the Board.
  2.  Side-out will consist of three (3) outs or five (5) runs.  Continuation is in effect during the sixth inning and after.
  3.  A continuous batting order shall be used. 
  4. Managers and Coaches may ask for two (2) time outs for the purpose of providing instruction to players during the game. The pitcher must be removed on the third time out. Injury, or other official time outs do not apply.
  5.  The first half of the season, runners may not steal. The second half of the season (spring break) runners may steal, but cannot advance home on a passed ball.
  6. Runners may only steal one base per attempt. 
  7. Runners may advance one (1) base, at risk of being put out, on an over throw that does not result in a dead ball. The runner may not advance on a second overthrow during the same play. On a dead ball the runner may advance one base without being put out.
  8. Batter may not advance to first base on a dropped 3rd strike.
  9. The HOME team will supply two (2) concession stand workers and two (2) new game balls, scorekeeper and a pitch count keeper.  The visiting team will supply two (2) serviceable balls.  Concession workers will report fifteen (15) minutes ahead of start time and assist in cleaning up after the game.  Games WILL NOT start until concession workers have reported.
  10. In the absence of league umpires, the HOME team will supply the plate umpire and the VISITORS will supply the base umpire.
  11. The HOME team shall occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  12. HOME team managers and coaches will prepare the field for play prior to the game.
  13. The Visiting team shall take infield for five minutes for warm-up, followed by the HOME team who will remain on the field for the start of the game.
  14. The dugout fascia and fence are considered “in play”.  Any ball overthrown and striking the fence or fascia, returning to the field in fair or foul territory, is in play and runners advance at their own risk.  All light poles are “out of play” and any thrown ball striking them shall be considered dead.

 



Monday, March 3
Rules of Play for Minor AAA (spring)

The official regulations and playing rules of Little League Baseball will be followed by all inter-league teams.  With the following exceptions:

  1. All games will be six-inning regulation in length with a time limit of no new inning will start after one hour and forty-five minutes from the scheduled start time.
  2. Side-out will consist of three (3) outs or five (5) runs.  
  3. A continuous batting order shall be used. 
  4. All Managers will keep a pitch count record and follow the pitching regulations in the 2014 LL Rule Book. All managers will keep a pitching record and have it available for review upon request of the umpire, opposing manager, or league official.  
  5. No player shall sit more than 2 innings per game, regardless of whether the game is shortened by time; and only if the game is canceled by weather. Violation of this rule will result in the suspension of the manager for the following game, and the player shall play the entire following game.
  6. In the absence of league umpires, the HOME team will supply the plate umpire and the VISITORS will supply the base umpire.
  7. The HOME team shall occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  8. The dugout fascia and fence are considered “in play”.  Any ball overthrown and striking the fence or fascia, returning to the field in fair or foul territory, is in play and runners advance at their own risk.  All light poles are “out of play” and any thrown ball striking them shall be considered dead.
  9. Runners may advance one (1) base, at risk of being put out, on an over throw that does not result in a dead ball, including stolen base attempts. The runner may not advance on a second overthrow during the same play. On a dead ball the runner may advance one base without being put out.
  10. Players may steal one only one base per attempt, and may steal home only on passed balls, overthrows to the pitcher, or play attempts at a base.

These rules have been reviewed and agreed to by the league presidents.  These rules are effective for the 2014 Season.          



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Rules of Play for Juniors Division



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