The Dalles Little League: Rookie & T-Ball Rules

The Dalles Little League T-Ball Rules

1. Prior to the game, the home team will be responsible for putting out the bases, raking the dirt around the bases and tee, and making sure garbage cans are empty and ready for use.

2. Following the game, the visiting team will be responsible for putting away the bases, tee, making sure the equipment shed is locked (if the game on the adjacent field is completed), and making sure the garbage cans are emptied, if needed.

3. BOTH teams will be responsible for grabbing and putting away the catchers gear for your own team.  It should be put away as it was found in the gear bag inside the barn shed.  The bags that have the appropriate sized gear should be labeled as such.

4. BOTH teams will assure that their dugout is clean and that garbage around the field and stands has been picked up.

5. Safety balls will be used in practices and games.

6. The visiting team will bat first.

7. All players at the game will bat in each inning.  A batter will continue to bat until the ball is hit.

8. A player who is tagged out or forced out will continue to run the bases.  The last batter will run around the bases to home plate.

9. All players at the game will play in the field.

10. Catchers MUST wear the provided catcher’s gear.  Helmets are required for all batters/runners.

11. A game will consist of at least three innings.  Additional innings MAY be played if coaches agree, but no new inning will begin after 1 hour and 15 minutes.

12. A coach MAY pitch underhand to batters.  It is NOT required that both teams do this.  A player will have NO MORE than two swings to hit the ball before the tee is used.

13. More than one coach may be on the field to assist and direct the players.

14. Remember that the game is supposed to be FUN for the players!!!!!!!     

 

 

The Dalles Little League Rookie (Coach Pitch) Rules

1. Prior to the game, the home team will be responsible for putting out the bases, raking the dirt around the bases and tee, and making sure garbage can is empty and ready for use.

2. Following the game, the visiting team will be responsible for putting away the bases, tee, making sure the equipment shed is locked (if the game on the adjacent field is completed), and making sure the garbage cans are emptied, if needed.

3. BOTH teams will be responsible for grabbing and putting away the catchers gear for your own team.  It should be put away as it was found in the gear bag inside the barn shed.  The bags that have the appropriate sized gear should be labeled as such.

4. BOTH teams will assure that their dugout is clean and that garbage around the field and stands has been picked up.

5. Safety balls will be used for practices and games.  Regular baseballs MAY be used on or after May 13th.

6. The visiting team will bat first.

7. All players at the game will bat in each inning.  A batter will get 5 pitches to get a hit, a tee will be brought in and used after the 5 pitches.  Keep the game moving.

8. A player who is tagged out or forced out will not continue to run the bases.  The last batter will run around the bases to home plate.  After the 3rd week of games, batting team will be retired to their dugout after 3 outs instead of batting the full lineup each inning.  There are no strike-outs, only plays in the field.  

9. All players at the game will play in the field.  No more than 6 players on the infield, this includes the pitcher and catcher.  Do not flood the infield with players.

10. Catchers MUST wear the provided catcher’s gear.  Helmets are required for all batters/runners.

11. A game will consist of at least 3 innings, try for 4.  Additional innings MAY be played if coaches agree, but no new inning will begin after 1 hour and 30 minutes.

12. More than one coach may be on the field to assist and direct the players.

13. Remember that the game is supposed to be FUN for the players!!!!!!!