Baseball Association of Wolcott

P.O. Box 6119

Wolcott, CT 06716

BASEBALL FOR EVERYONE!

Coaching Instruction & League Rules

  

 RULES FOR COACHES

1. No batting flip drills against field backstops or fencing. Use bullpen backstops.

2. Batting practice must be conducted on batting circle (clay area only).

3. Batting practice pitchers must use pitcher's mounds.

4. Player warm up throws, pre-game exercising and running must be done in the outfield (pitchers and catchers use bullpens).

5. Batters must use on-deck circles located behind backstops (A, B, C, & D Divisions).

6. Practices must be held on the field your division uses for games.

7. No one is allowed to hang from dugout tops.

8. No fence climbing allowed.

9. Players who ride bicycles must leave and lock them in bike rack in designated area. 10. There will be no yelling instructions or anything else while a pitcher is in the process of delivering a pitch(that's      what signs are for) 

COACH AND ASSISTANT COACH

Purpose

To assume total charge and control of your assigned team, doing so in a manner that conforms to the rules of the league and to the by-laws for the Baseball Association of Wolcott (BAW).

Duties and Responsibilities

1. To set an example of honesty, integrity and sportsmanship to all members of your team.

2. To become as knowledgeable as possible about the principles of the game of baseball, with the purpose of passing this knowledge on to the members of your team.

3. To safeguard and maintain the uniforms and equipment issued to you, by informing the commissioner of any deficiencies in such equipment; i.e.: losses or breakage.

4. To keep all members of your team fully informed about league or BAW activities, including game and practice days.

5. To turn in all uniforms and equipment at the end of the season, at the time as established by the commissioner or equipment manager.

6. To cooperate with commissioner’s request and directives.

7. To immediately communicate with the commissioner on matters pertaining to problems encountered in the league in which you are a member.

8. To attend or to send someone to represent your team, when league meetings are called.

9. Provide the volunteer coordinator with the name of the adult representative who will be responsible for getting 6-7 volunteers representing that team to help in the snack bar. Each parent or guardian is expected to help in the snack bar 2-3 times per season.


 

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General - The league will be made up of teams in five (5) divisions, based upon age and/or ability known as Senior, A, B, C and D divisions and competitive teams. Players ages listed in these by-laws refer to “league” age determined by their ages as of May 1st.

1.   The Senior Division (13 – 19 year olds) will be divided into two divisions AA 13&14 year   olds        AAA 15-19 Year olds cannot pitch and must use wooden bats

2.   The A Division will be made up of 11 and 12 year olds.

3.   The B Division will be made up of 9 and 10 year olds.

4.   The C Division will be made up of 7 and 8 year olds.

5.   The D Division will be made up of 5 and 6 year olds.

6.   The Competitive Teams will be made up of the following age groups.

       a.    Mickey Mantle –15 and 16 year olds.

       b.    Sandy Koufax – 13 and 14 year olds.

       c.     Pee Wee Reese –11 and 12 year olds.

       d.    Willie Mays – 9 and 10 year olds.

       e.    Roberto Clemente - 8 year olds and under.

7.    Teams will be determined by the number of registrants

8. Player Draft- in order to create parity in the A and B divisions, 9 and 11 year olds will be selected through a draft system. The draft will be held as early in April as possible and will be organized by the A and B Division Commissioners.

9. Alternate players – The use of alternates will be established in the “Playing Rules and Regulations”.  Competitive team players cannot play in Senior, A, B, C and D divisions once competitive season starts and Senior, A, B, C and D division players cannot play on competitive teams once competitive season starts. 

  

Travel Team Fundraising

 

Fundraising should be for Regional and World Series travel only.

  All monies raised will be kept in a BAW savings account earmarked for above purpose .

 Each team is entitled to the amount they raised in the year they raised the funds. 

If the team does not reach the above tournaments then the monies will be accumulated for future travel teams who qualify for the above tournaments. 

The amount to be allocated to each player in the subsequent years should not exceed $ 100.00 per player per tournament if funds permit that amount.

 All monies will be disbursed after the board knows how many teams are advancing to the above tournaments so the funds can be distributed equally not to exceed $ 100.00 per player per tournament.

The coach will provide the names and addresses of each additional player's parent that is drafted so checks can be mailed.

   LEAGUE RULES Bat Sizes 

In AABC Mickey Mantle, Ken Griffey Jr. and Sandy Koufax

(14) Division Tournaments, wood or non-wood bats may be used.

The bat may not exceed minus three (-3) in differential between

length and weight and must not be larger than 2 5/8 inches in

In AABC Sandy Koufax 13s, Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges,

Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, and Roberto Clemente Division

Tournaments, wood or non-wood bats may be used and must not

be larger in diameter than 2 3/4 inches. There is no restriction with

regard to the differential between length and weight.

Guidelines for all Leagues

1. The current edition of the Official Baseball Rules will prevail except as modified herein.

2. Unless notified by the Leagues Officials, the Officer of the Day will determine if a game will be cancelled because of weather or field conditions. If the coaches involved are not notified by phone, players should report to the field at their scheduled times. At no time shall coaches reschedule any game. Penalty shall be forfeiture of game for both teams involved. Rained out games will be rescheduled by the League Commissioner.

3. Regarding anything that will affect the completion of a game, the Officer of the Day will make the final ruling to end the game.

4. Makeup games will be rescheduled by the League Commissioner on the earliest available date preferably in the week of cancellation. Games may not be made up if their outcome will have no bearing on the final standings. Since there are no standings in C & D League their games will not be rescheduled.

5. All games, Monday through Friday, will start promptly at 5:30 PM. A 15-minute grace period will be allowed. Coaches are asked to have their players report by 5:15 PM. First base dugout is home team.

6. Games will begin promptly at their scheduled start time. No infield practices will be allowed to begin 15 minutes before the games scheduled start time.

7. No player may play for the BAW and another organized youth baseball league or team.(except High School & Middle School Teams)

8. Home team is responsible to prepare the field prior to start of the game. In case of inclement weather, both teams should show up one (1) hour before the scheduled start of the game to prepare the fields for play. Spectators are encouraged to assist infield preparation.

9. Home team will be responsible for cleaning up the grounds on their side of the field from home plate to the outfield fence. This task must be performed before each game.

10. Each team is responsible for cleaning up the grounds on their side of the field from home plate to the outfield fence. This task must be performed before each game.

11. The BAW Facility Rules will be posted and strictly enforced.

12. Warm up throwing, prior to games, must be done in the outfield.

13. Batting practice on the field may be done prior to one hour before game time.

14. Follow all batting cage rules as posted at the cages. General Playing Rules

1. Only the batter “on deck” is to be outside the dugout and in designated “on deck” area.

2. No food or drink (other than water or Gatorade) is allowed in the dugout or on the playing field. No glass bottles are allowed.

3. Coaches – same as players, no food (coffee and soft drinks are allowed but only in coaches area in front of the dugout). “If you have to smoke” you may do so but only in BAW designated areas. You can not smoke or drink in coaching boxes at first or 3rd base or anywhere else on playing field.

4. No spectators are allowed on playing field unless you are called due to a player injury.

5. Players – No player will leave the field once the game starts. (Trips to restroom are permissible but should be kept to a minimum). Players may not visit, sit or associate with spectators or go to the Snack Bar during the game.

6. Players arriving late for games may play only if the first batter in the line up has not come to the plate for the second times. 7. No head first sliding except to go back to base(automatically out no warning)
8. No slashing(showing bunt then pulling bat back and hitting)  

Equipment Guidelines

1. All equipment must be kept inside the dugout area; failure to do so will be called interference by the umpire.

2. All teams must wear BAW issued uniforms and hats.  You cannot alter shirts in any manner without permission from uniform manager

3. All players must wear hats and shirts must be tucked in. No individualized ornaments, shiny metallic or metal objects, multicolored undergarments, cut-offs, irregularly cut sleeves, etc. may be worn so as to limit individual injury or cause disruption to other players.

4. Equipment – must be BAW approved or equal. Aluminum bats are allowed but not softball bats.

5. Catchers must wear facemask with throat guard even during warm ups.

6. Full batting helmets are to be worn while on batting deck, at bat, and on bases. If runner intentionally flips off a helmet while running bases, runner is out.

Protests

1. No protesting judgement calls.

2. You can protest a rules interpretation (have your rulebook in hand, ask for clarification from the umpire. If you still don’t agree, state that you are now “playing under protest.” Mark down batter, pitcher, outs, score, strikes, balls, innings and have opposing coach initial). This written protest must be submitted to the Officer of the Day or any board member within 24 hours. Upon ruling by the board, if the protest stands, game will be restarted at point of protest and through conclusion. If you don’t have your rulebook at the time of the protest, the protest will not be accepted.


Rules of Conduct for all Divisions

This section applies equally to: PLAYERS, COACHES, AND UMPIRES…

All violations will be presented to the Officer of the Day. Disciplinary action will be assessed by the Officer of the Day and if necessary the BAW Board of Directors.

1. The following violations carry verbal warnings initially and ultimately suspension for repeated violations.

a. Failure of all players to be in full uniform with shirt tucked in.
b. Failure of players to be inside dugout as directed.
c. Coaching staff limited to a head coach, two assistant coaches and one scorekeeper. All must be 
board approved. Head coach is responsible to keep all unauthorized people in bleachers and
away from dugout area.
d. Players are not allowed at the Snack Bar during the game.
e. Head coach is responsible for equipment at the dugout.

2. The following violations carry a minimum verbal warning and a maximum dismissal from the Division, depending on the severity of the act.

a. Throwing or other abuses of helmets, bats or any League equipment.
b. Use of foul language.
c. Arguing with fans or other spectators by players, coaches or umpires.
d. Failure of coaches to abide by all playing rules, particularly with regard to minimum playing time.

3. The following violation will carry an automatic suspension from the League to be in effect until the Board of Directors can determine an appropriate length of suspension.

a. The act of fighting or other forms of violence or destruction of/on BAW property regardless of
whether the individual is involved in play that day or not.

4. Anyone suspended from any game for any reason is automatically suspended for all of the next game he/she attends and must serve suspension on bench or not be allowed to play until suspension if fulfilled.

5. Any player who is dismissed from a team or who voluntarily quits or leaves a team which is operated or sponsored by the BAW after the start of the regular season, shall not be eligible to play on any other BAW team for the remainder of the season in progress, including any form of post season tournament play.

6. Less than sportsmanlike conduct displayed at any time by either coaches or players can result in ejection.

7. A coach may ask the BAW Board of Directors to bring disciplinary action against players who are constantly showing up late and/or have frequent and unreported absences. 8.There will be no yelling to distract the pitcher during the pitchers delivery 

 

Travel Teams:

The Baseball Association of Wolcott will sponsor one (1) competitive team from each league consisting of players that are registered with the BAW with the exception of drafted players in accordance to the AABC rules. The spirit of a competitive team is to put the best BAW players on a travel team to compete with surrounding towns.

The Competitive Teams will be made up of the following age groups.

       a.    Mickey Mantle –15 and 16 year olds.

       b.    Sandy Koufax – 13 and 14 year olds.

       c.     Pee Wee Reese –11 and 12 year olds.

       d.    Willie Mays – 9 and 10 year olds.

       e.    Roberto Clemente - 8 year olds and under.

1. Since the BAW sponsors only registered member players, tryouts will consist of only registered players and can start after the final registration date before late fees commence. Cut players will automatically go into our in-house league.

2. Due to the dwindling tryouts numbers and AABC out of town rule changes, a maximum of four(4) "out of town" players are allowed per team for regular season play.

3. A maximum of 14 players are allowed on a travel team during regular season play

4. If for any reason after tryouts have been completed and a final roster is submitted to the BAW commissioner a player       vacates the team(injury, resigns etc)and a replacement player is needed the replacement player must be chosen from          the original tryout cut list  

5. Any player needing a release is to submit the request in writing, preferably with an explanation, to the BAW board of       directors where a decision will be made.  

  1. Competitive team players cannot play in Senior, A, B, C and D divisions once competitive season starts and Senior,     A, B, C and D division players cannot play on competitive teams once competitive season starts. 

    If a player moves into town after tryouts are completed and that player is interested in travel it is up to the coach's       discretion if he wants to try the player out .  Proof of moving is required. 

 

Senior Division Rules

The Senior Division will use baselines 90 feet in length and pitching distance of 60 feet.

1. All games will be seven (7) innings. Exception – All 5:30 start games during the month of May will be six (6) innings.

2. Two base coaches are permitted.

3. When a base coach is to be someone other than the coach or assistant coach, he/she must be rostered, uniformed player of that team, be eligible to participate in the game and must wear a batting helmet.

4. Pitching Rules:

a. Pitching week runs from Monday through Sunday.
b. A player is allowed to pitch a maximum of ten (10) innings per week.
1) Maximum of seven (7) innings per game including extra innings and continuations.
c. Pitcher used 1-3 innings, one (1) full day rest is required. 
Example: 1-3 innings pitched on Wednesday, can pitch again on Friday.
d. Pitcher used 4-6 innings, three (3) full days rest required. 
Example: 4-6 innings pitched on Tuesday, can pitch again on Saturday.
e. This rule will apply to three (3) game weeks.
f. One (1) pitch constitutes an inning pitched.
g. Once a pitcher is removed from the mound, he/she can not pitch again in that game.
h. A pitcher must be removed if you make two (2) trips to the mound in an inning or three (3) in a
game. The score keeper is responsible for noting when a trip to the mound is made.

5. Playing:

a. All teams must use rotational batting order.
b. The free substitute rule shall prevail. All players must play NO LESS than three (3) innings
defensively by the end of the 6th inning.
c. Alternates or substitutes may not be fielded for more innings than a player on the team's regular
roster.

6. Slide Rule – Batter/runner must slide or avoid contact with defensive player. The intent of the rule is to ensure runner does not intentionally run into defensive player. However, interference and obstruction calls will be made when in the umpire's judgement the call is necessary.

7. You must have nine (9) uniformed players in order to start a game. If after the 15-minute grace period you cannot field nine (9) players, forfeiture of the game is mandatory. You may finish a game with eight (8) players. However, a game will be played as a practice game so the remaining players, parents, etc. are not totally inconvenienced or penalized because a full complement of players cannot be fielded.

8. Ten (10) Run Rule – If home team is ahead by more than ten (10) runs anytime after 4 ½ innings or down by more than ten (10) runs after 5 innings, the game will be over. Home team must always have last opportunity to bat.


 

A & B League Draft Rules

No Trading (exception: extenuating circumstance determined by commissioner)

Children trying out for travel with parent coaches will count as a member of the team for draft order. I.e. if a team has 5+1 travel tryout/coach the team will have 6 children and will wait until all teams have 6 to get a draft pick.

Any children previously on a team that tries out for travel and does not make it will return to that team and that team will not pick in corresponding rounds depending on how many children tried out

1st round everyone draws and picks in order

2nd round teams with lowest returning players pick in order

3rd+ each round is a new draw, we will pick until everyone is even

Once all teams are even then a new draw is done and it will go lowest – Highest then highest – lowest until there isn’t an even number of players to be drawn evenly. I.e. 2 players left with 8 team draw

We will then redraw. The remaining players will get picked. Then the no shows will go in a hat and be placed in order of this same draw.

We will draw numbers for travel draft the commission will write them down

Then draw again in case of a second round will write down

(This is so we can do this via e-mail rather than meeting again)

All travel players will not be picked until the final cuts

They will be drafted by the above draft orders

Late sign ups will be 1st placed based on team size and league "balance"

Example

Team A

Team B

Team C

Tim

Bill

Frank

Ted

Mike

1st round

Harry

1st round

2nd round

1st round

3rd round

3rd round

4th round-3

4th round-1

4th round-2

5th round-1-(3)

5th round-3(1)

5th round-2

6th Round -2

6th Round -3 Hat

6th Round-1

            Everyone received a first round pick

Team C received sole 2nd round pick

Team B & Team C drew to get 3rd round

Team A, B & C drew to get 4rd round from 1-3 then 5th round goes 3-1

Team A draws- 3, Team B- 1 and Team C -2

The 6th round had 2 remaining players + a hat pick

Team A draws- 2, Team B- 3 and Team C -1

“A” Division Rules

  1. For 5:30 start games  - No New inning may start after 7:30 pm and should conclude @ 7:45 PM (2hrs 15 minutes) If there is no game after, an 8pm finish is acceptable.  Games are 7 innings unless time dictates otherwise.
  2. For 7:45 (or later start) No New inning may begin after 10:00 pm or (2hrs 15 minutes).Games are 7 innings unless time dictates otherwise.
  3. Two base coaches are permitted.
  4. When a base coach is to be someone other than the coach or assistant coach, he/she must be a rostered, uniformed player of that team, be eligible to participate in the game and must wear a batting helmet.

5. Pitching Rules:

  1. Maximum pitches per pitcher is 85 per game(if maximum pitch count is reached in the middle of a count the pitcher can remain in to finish the batter
  2. Rest Requirements:                 0-20 pitches no(0) days rest needed                36-50 pitches two(2) days rest needed                51-85 pitches three(3) days rest needed      
  3.                 21-35 pitches one(1) day rest needed  
  4. Each team is responsible for counting and verifying the pitch counts with the opposing team at the end of each 1/2 inning. 
  5. Once a pitcher is removed from the mound, he/she cannot pitch again in that game.
  1. When pitching from the Stretch, the pitcher's motion must come to a full stop before pitching the ball.
  2. Pitcher must throw home if he/she attempts to deliver the pitch to the batter.
  3. If a pitcher hits three (3) batters in a game, removal from the mound is mandatory. The scorekeeper is responsible for noting when a pitcher hits a batter.
  4. A pitcher must be removed if you make two (2) trips to the mound in an inning or three (3) in a game. The scorekeeper is responsible for noting when a trip to the mound is made.
  5. 2 Balk warnings per pitcher before balk rule is enforced

6. Playing:

a. All teams must use rotational batting order.

b. The free substitution rule shall prevail. All players must play no less that (3) innings defensively by the end of the 6th inning.

Ø Player violates Code of Conduct and the coach has invoked an ejection(removed from game) and/or suspension of up to one (1) game and has notified the league commissioner. Suspension has not been fulfilled until player is at the following game in uniform on the bench for entire game.

Ø Failure of player to continually participate in practices can result in reduced innings played, commissioner shall be notified.(the intent of this rule is to not punish the players that dedicate time and effort at all/most practices)

c. Alternates or substitutes may not be fielded for more than a player on the team’s regular roster. Also must bat last and play the outfield only.

7. Slide Rule - Batter/runner must slide or avoid contact with defensive player. The intent of the rule is to ensure the runner does not intentionally run into the defensive player. However, interference and obstruction calls will be made when in the umpire's judgment the call is necessary. I.e. player cannot block a base without the ball. No head first sliding, runner is automatically out,except if going back to base.

8. You should have (9) players in order to start a game. However if you do not, you should look for a player in the B league or play with 8 or borrow a player from the opposing team. (see rule 5c)

Remember the regular season does not matter and should be used to educate players.

9. Five(5) Run Rule - Once a team scores five (5) runs in a half inning, with the exception of the last inning, that half inning is over and teams must switch positions.

10. Only the Head Coach may discuss on field rulings with the umpire. Balls, Strikes and Outs are not to be argued or questioned with the umpire. Assistant coaches cannot question or argue any rules with the umpire only the Head Coach. Disciplinary action will be taken for both Head and Assistant coaches who continue to ignore this rule.

11. A spectator or coach that is ejected from a game their child will also be removed from the game.

12. Coaches are NOT allowed to cancel a game for any reason. All cancellations must go through the league commissioner or for rainouts through the officer of the day. Please call 203-879-3360 or mybaw.org to check for rainouts

13. Records do not count for seedings into the post season round robin tournament. Pitching rules will be adjusted for the tournament..

All other rules are to be in accordance with AABC or Major League rules

NOTE: “A” League Rules subject to changes as needed.

“B” Division Rules

1.For All games no new innings may start after 2 hours from the scheduled start time.*

This also includes late start times due to players arriving late.

If the start time was delayed because of a previous game you will

use the actual start time not the scheduled start time.

*It is up to the discretion of the officer of the day to permit an

exception if there isn’t a game afterwards.

2. Saturday(only) game times 9am/11:30am/2pm/4:30pm/7pm

3. Two base coaches are permitted

4. When base coach is to be someone other than the coach or assistant coaches, he/she must be a rostered, uniformed player of that team, be eligible to participate in the game and must wear a batting helmet.

5. Pitching Rules:

a. Maximum pitches per pitcher is 75 per game(if maximum pitch count is reached in the middle of a count    the pitcher can remain in to finish the batter)

    Rest Requirements:

                 0-20 pitches no(0) days rest needed

                21-35 pitches one(1) day rest needed  

                36-50 pitches two(2) days rest needed

                51-75 pitches three(3) days rest needed    

   Each team is responsible for counting and verifying the pitch counts with the opposing team at the end of each 1/2 inning. b.. Once a pitcher is removed from the mound, he/she cannot pitch again in that game.

c. If a pitcher hits three (3) batters in a game, removal from the mound is mandatory. The score keeper is responsible for noting when a pitcher hits a batter.

d. A pitcher must be removed if you make two (2) trips to the mound in an inning or three (3) in a game. The scorekeeper is responsible for noting when a trip is made.

e. No leading or stealing before a pitched ball crosses the plate.

7. Slide Rule: Batter/runner must slide or avoid contact with defensive player. The intent of this rule is to ensure runner does not intentionally run into defensive player. However an interference or obstruction call will be made when in the umpire’s judgment the call is necessary. I.e. player cannot block a base without the ball. No head first sliding, runner is automatically out, except if going back to base.

8. Four(4) Run Rule – Once a team scores (4) runs in a half inning, with the exception of the last inning, that half inning is over and teams must switch positions.

9. Dropped third strike, the batter is out.

10. Playing:

a. All teams must use rotational batting order.

b. The free substitution rule shall prevail. All players must play no less that (3) innings defensively by the end of the 6th inning.

Ø Player violates Code of Conduct and the coach has invoked an ejection(removed from game) and/or suspension of up to one (1) game and has notified the league commissioner. Suspension has not been fulfilled until player is at the following game in uniform on the bench for entire game.

Ø Failure of player to continually participate in practices can result in reduced innings played, commissioner shall be notified.(the intent of this rule is to not punish the players that dedicate time and effort at all/most practices)

c. Alternates or substitutes may not be fielded for more than a player on the team’s regular roster. Also must bat last and cannot pitch or catch.

11. You should have (9) players in order to start a game. However if you do not, you should look for a player in the C league first then any B league player or play with 8 or borrow a player from the opposing team. Remember the regular season does not matter and should be used to educate players.

12. Only three coaches and one scorekeeper allowed. Scorekeeper must stay in the dugout. All coaches must be BAW approved.

13. Only the Head Coach may discuss on field rulings with the umpire. Balls, Strikes and Outs are not to be argued or questioned with the umpire. Assistant coaches cannot question or argue any rules with the umpire only the Head Coach. Disciplinary action will be taken for both Head and Assistant coaches who continue to ignore this rule.

14. A spectator or coach that is ejected from a game their child will also be removed from the game.

15. Coaches are NOT allowed to cancel a game for any reason. All cancellations must go through the league commissioner or for rainouts through the officer of the day. Please call 203-879-3360 or mybaw.org to check for rainouts.

16. Any rules not posted will be little league rules

Note: League rules are subject to change as needed

"C" Division Rules:

1.) "C" Division is an instructional division. There will be no score kept, no

      standings, and no all-star games. There will be a double elimination

      tournament at the end of the season.

2.) All teams will use a rotational batting order.

3.) All games will be five (5) complete innings, but can be shortened on account

     of darkness or weather.

4.) Coaches will pitch to their own team in the first half of the season. Players

      will start pitching on May 19th.

5.) Once a team scores 4 runs, or three (3) outs are made, whichever occurs first,

     that half inning is over.

6.) Batters and base runners must wear batting helmets at all times.

7.) Every player must play a minimum of three (3) innings in the field in each

     game. Defensive players can not play the same position for more than two (2)

      innings per game. Pitchers, when pitching, can only pitch 3 innings in a game.

8.) The defensive coach will act as the umpire and call the runners out or safe

     on the base paths.

9.) There will be NO PROTESTS. Rules violations will be reported to the "C"

      Division Commissioner.

10.) All equipment will be kept in the dugout area.

11.) Only the on-deck batter is allowed out of the dugout.

12.) Slide Rule - Batter/runner must slide or avoid contact with defensive player.

       The intent of the rule is to ensure runner does not intentionally run into

       defensive player. However, an interference and/or obstruction call can be

       made when in the defensive head coach's judgment (acting as the umpire),

       the call is necessary. No head first slides are allowed and runner will be out.

13.) The defensive team will use:

        a.) Three (3) outfielders, who must play at least ten (10) feet away from the

              infield dirt.

        b.) Six (6) infielders, who must play in the infield dirt and not on the grass.

             Pitchers must play on the mound, and stand behind the coach when he is

14.) The batter and the runners can only advance two (2) bases maximum at a

time, providing the ball is hit to the outfield.

15.) On a hit that does not go to the outfield, batters and runners can only advance

       one (1) base.

16.) Runners cannot advance on an error in the infield.

17.) Coaches' Pitching Rules:

        When the coach is pitching:

            a.) There will be no walks.

           b.) Ten pitches and the batter is out . If batter foul off the 10th pitch,batter                     gets another pitch.

           c.) A player who is hit by his own coach with a pitch, will not walk.

            d.) A coach who plunks 8 batters in a game will sent back to tee ball.

        When the players pitch:

            a.) In the second half of the season, on May 19, 2012, the players will pitch to

                 the opposing team from the pitching rubber.

           b.) The opposing coach(batting team) will call the strikes from behind the plate

           c.) Three strikes and the batter is out

           d.) After four balls, the coach will come in to pitch to his own players,

                  with a new count.

            e.) A walk can only occur when the batter is hit by a pitch from one of the

            f.) The pitching week runs Monday through Sunday.

                g.) A player can only pitch a maximum of three (3) innings in a game.

             h.) A player can only pitch a maximum of six (6) innings per week.

             i.) If a pitcher hits three (3) batters in a game, removal from the mound is

              i.) Once a pitcher is relieved from the mound, they cannot pitch again in

                   that game.

18.) There will be no leading or stealing.

19.) When an attempt is made to get the ball back to the mound, NO runners can

20.) Once a throw from the outfield crosses the outer plane of the infield, runners

        must stop at the next base that they were advancing towards.

21.) Runners cannot advance an additional base on a ball that is out of play.

22.) Infield fly rule is not in effect.

23.) A ball dropped by a catcher on a third strike, the batter is still out.

24.) C League players are not allowed to coach the bases.

25.) The official strike zone has been established as from the chin to the knees and

       the width of a regulation plate.

26.) A batter can only walk if he is hit by a player who is pitching.

27.)No coaches allowed on the field except when they have to come in to pitch.

28.) There is no eating in the dug-out during a game.

29.) Players, when not in the field, must stay in the dug-out.

30.) There is no smoking anywhere on the "C" League field. Smoking is allowed

        on the paved areas only.

3l.) Time-outs are permitted to explain the rules to the children at any time.

32.) No coaches will cancel a game for any reason. Only the "C" League

      commissioner- or the Officer of the Day has the authority to cancel a game.

33.) Cancelled games can be made up, if both coaches are willing. See the Officer

        of the Day who can look up the field availibity in the snackbar. This tin1e

         must be recorded on the master schedule.

34.) Games can be played with eight (8) players, minumum.

35.) Substitutes:

       a.) Substitutes can only be used if a team has less than nine players.

       b.) A substitute must be registered in the BAW and be a C League player.

       c.) Substitutes are not allowed to pitch.

       d.) Clemente travel team players cannot be used as substitutes.

37.) A player cannot block a base without the ball. If this happens, the base runner

        is safe and might be awarded another base, depending on the situation.

36.) Coaches are not allowed to cancel a game due to weather, only the Officer of

        the Day has that authority.

37.) A coach is allowed to bench his own player for disciplanary reasons.

38.) Coaches are not allowed to trade players.

39.) Coaches are responsible to get a minumum of four adult volunteers to cover

       their assigned snackbar duties.

40.) Coaches from both teams and their parents are responsible to get their field

       ready to play. Please get there early if you suspect that the field is wet.

4l.) Coaches are to make sure that all rakes, brooms, lining machine, etc. are put

       in the equipment shed after your game.

42.) Coaches are to make sure that their own dugout is cleaned of trash at the end

       of the game.

43.) Please promote good sportsmanship at all tilnes.

44.) Notify the C League Commissioner of any unsafe conditions on the field

45.) Rules subject to change


 

“D” Division Rules T-Ball

1. D Division is an instructional division. There will be no score, standings, trophies and no all-star games.

2. All teams will use a rotational batting order.

3. All games will be five (5) innings.

4. Batters bat off a tee during the first half of the season. Coaches will pitch during the second half of the season.

5. The batting tee will be provided by the home team.

6. Once a team scores five (5) runs in any half inning, that half inning is over and players must switch positions (offense to defense).

7. Every player must play a minimum of three (3) innings in the field in each game. Defensive players can not play the same position for more than two (2) innings per game (except pitchers).

8. Both teams will provide an umpire (coach) for on half of each game.

9. There will be NO PROTESTS. Rules violations will be reported to the “D” Division Commissioner.

10. All equipment will be kept in the dugout area.

11. Only the on-deck batter is allowed out of the dugout. D Division will not allow batter warm-ups.

12. Slide Rule – Batter/runner must slide or avoid contact with defensive player. The intent of the rule is to ensure runner does not intentionally run into defensive player. However, interference and obstruction call will be made when in the umpire’s judgment the call is necessary.

13. The defensive team will use:
a. Four (4) outfielders.
b. Four (4) infielders.
c. Pitcher (the pitcher will stand on the back of the pitching area).
d. Catcher (the catcher will stand near the backstop, carefully away from the batter).

14. Play will stop and no runners may advance beyond the base to which he/she is headed when the ball is returned (or attempted) to the infield.

15. Coaches Pitching Rules

a. Balls and strikes will be called by the umpire (coach) and players must hit or strike out within 10
pitches.
b. The pitcher (coach) may not field the ball (except in self-defense).
c. Coaches will pitch to their own team from a keeling position.
d. The defensive team will use:
a. Four (4) outfielders. b. Four (4) infielders. c. Catcher
e. Play will stop and no runners may advance beyond the base to which they are headed when the 
ball is returned (attempted) to the pitcher.
f. Coaches not able to get the ball over the plate will be fined $10,000 and out of waivers next 
season.


 

Use of Alternate Rules

General – To maintain the integrity of our game schedules, the Officer of the Day or a member of the Board of Directors, may need to use any available player (based on ability) as an alternate when no assigned alternates are available to play. Competitive player can play but forfeit will occur. The Board of Directors does not want to postpone or cancel games or inconvenience those who came to see a game.

Senior Division

1. Alternates will be assigned from the A Division (12 year olds only).

2. Under no circumstances is an alternate allowed to pitch.

3. An alternate may not play more innings in the field than any regular team player.

4. Alternates must be placed at the end of the batting order and may not bat before any regular team player.

5. No lineup consisting of any number of alternates shall exceed eleven (11) players; i.e. if nine (9) regular team members are available to play only two (2) alternates may participate.

6. Violation by any team of the above rules will result in their forfeiture of the game.

A & B Divisions

1. The A Division will draw from a B Division team. The B Division will draw from a C Division team.

2. Under no circumstance is an alternate allowed to pitch.

3. An alternate may not play more innings in the field than any regular team player.

4. Alternates must be placed at the end of the batting order and may not bat before any regular team player.

5. No lineup consisting of any number of alternates shall exceed eleven (11) players; i.e. if nine (9) regular team members are available to play only two (2) alternates may participate.

6. Violation by any team of the above rules will result in their forfeiture of the game.


 

Use of Alternate Rules (Continued)

C Division

1. Alternates are only allowed from C Division. You are not allowed to use D Division for alternates.

2. If you know that you will not have enough players to field a team. Coordinate use of another C Division players with their coach. Coaches should select based on availability versus playing ability.

3. If you are at the fields and do not have enough players to field a team, first try to fill your roster using players from the opposing team. Then use C Division players that may be at the fields.

4. The Officer of the Day or Commissioner must be informed and approve any alternates.

5. Under no circumstances is an alternate allowed to pitch. It is preferred that they are placed in the outfield.

6. An alternate may not play more innings in the field than any regular team player.

7. Alternates must be placed at the end of the batting order and may not bat before any regular team player.

8. No lineup consisting of any number of alternates shall exceed eleven (11) players; i.e. if nine (9) regular team members are available to play only two (2) alternates may participate.