Pitcher Rules

A pitcher once removed from the mound cannot return as a pitcher.
The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position.
Pitch Count Rules by Age:
League Age:
11-12 – 85 pitches per day
9-10 – 75 pitches per day
7-8 – 50 pitches per day
If the pitcher reaches his max in the middle of an at-bat, he must be removed after that at-bat has been resolved.  Also,any player who has played the position of catcher in four or more innings in a game is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day.

Pitchers league age 12 and under must adhere to the following rest requirements:

  • If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 51-65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.

C Ball Rules


Games 1-8 are COACH PITCH and Games 9-16 are KID PITCH
I. Based on the schedule, teams could begin KID PITCH the week of May 22nd
II. Try to get through 8 games before beginning KID PITCH (I know rainouts could
move when teams play their 8th game)
III. Feel free to work with coaches to decide if/when teams are ready for KID PITCH

1) Each coach pitches to his team.
2) Each batter gets 7 pitches. If the ball is not hit after 7 pitches the batter is out. If the
batter fouls off the last pitch, they get another one. (Often times the ball is put in play
within the first couple of pitches.)
If coach throws some bad balls, discretion can be used to extend the pitches
thrown past seven.

1) Pitch from the mound
2) 7 pitches max per batter
3) During kid pitch, once the 4th ball is thrown, the coach from the opposing team takes
over and throws to the batter. There are strikeouts, but no walks.

The count is reset once the coach takes over to pitch
4) Hit batters can take the base OR count the pitch as a ball and the at-bat continues
5) 3 strikes is an out
6) Max 2 innings pitched per kid (50 pitch max per game - LL rules)
Coaches must manage pitch counts and pitcher scheduling
7) If a kid cannot make the plate from the 40 foot pitching rubber, he/she can move up a
few feet closer to complete the pitch. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW TOO CLOSE AS WE WANT
Kids who have demonstrated they can pitch from the 40 foot rubber and may be
getting tired need to be replaced, not given the opportunity to move up. Rule 7
is for pitchers who cannot start from the 40 foot rubber from the start.

1) There are 3 outs per inning.
2) There is a 5 run limit per inning.
3) There is a catcher in full gear. Coaches typically help the catcher with passed balls to
speed up play.
4) All players bat. 10 play the field with 4 outfielders (Must play 4 outfielders)
5) Runners can leave the base as the ball crosses the plate.
6) If the ball is hit or goes into the outfield the runner may go to second base but not
progress past second base.
7) Runners are not allowed to advance on overthrows.
8) No stealing bases.
9) No bunting.
10) All batters and players on base must wear helmets.
11) Games are 6 innings or 1:30 minutes. Teams can complete the bottom half of an
inning (If necessary).
12) 3 completed innings constitutes a completed game.

T Ball Rules

T Ball Rules:

1st Basemen and Pitchers must wear batting helmets

Each batter (except the final hitter) advances 1 base regardless of outcome
     There are no strike-outs or put-outs.  As a result, there is no score.

The last batter hits a home run clearing the bases

All players must bat and play the field

There is no catcher

Foul balls are called at the discretion of the coach
     I.e. a dribbler in front of the plate can be different for a 6 yr old vs a 4 yr old

Play 3 full innings unless called for darkness

Transition to coach pitch after the mid season break is voluntary by team and by player
     If a kid does not want to hit coach pitch, they can hit exclusively off the T
     Allow the player around 5 pitches that are hittable.  Then move to the T
     Please have another coach play catcher and set-up the batter
     Coaches discretion on calling foul balls during coach pitch.       

A & B Ball rules

A & B Ball Rules:

Games are 6 innings
All kids must play a minimum of 3 full innings in the field and complete 1 time at bat

After 4 or more complete innings, if a team is up by 12 or more runs, the game is over and complete

4 Balls is a walk 
Hit by Pitch takes 1st Base

There is stealing after the ball reaches the plate.
No Lead-Offs

B Ball Only:
If there are 2 outs and the catcher for the next inning is on base, the coach can call time-out and pinch run for the catcher with the batter that made the last out.. This will speed up play.  Please ensure the player puts on the catcher gear and is ready to go.
You can not steal Home in B Ball

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