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NORTH PARK LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL INC.

 

LOCAL RULES-2015

 

The following is a list of the Local Rules adopted by the North Park Little Baseball Inc. Board of Directors for the 2015 season.  Such local rules are intended to supplement the 2015 Official Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball, Inc., which are binding on North Park Little League Baseball Inc.

 

AT NO TIME MAY MANAGERS/COACHES ELECT AMONG THEMSELVES TO ALTER OR SUSPEND ANY OF THESE RULES FOR ANY PURPOSES. FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE AND THE NATIONAL RULES MAY RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 

          ALL AGES REFERRED TO WITHIN THESE RULES ARE LEAGUE AGE.

 

  1. General League Rules:

 

1.01           Manager must report all injuries that require medical attention to the Safety Officer.  When any such injury occurs, an insurance claim form must be filed with the Safety Officer within 24 hours.  Insurance forms are available in the snack bar.

 

1.02           The Pledge of Allegiance and the Little League Pledge shall be recited before the start of every scheduled game.

 

1.03           No Smoking, eating, or drinking, other than water or a sport beverage, is allowed on the field or in the dugouts.

 

1.04           Profanity is not allowed on or about the field or in the dugouts.  Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in or around the playing field and stands.  Failure to comply with this rule shall result in expulsion from the area.

 

1.05           Both teams shall prepare the field prior to each game.  Both teams shall secure the field and the equipment after each game and make sure that the scorekeeper’s booth is locked.

 

1.06           Each manager shall be responsible for cleaning his/her respective dugout.

 

1.07           Each team shall be represented at all fieldwork parties.  It will be the responsibility of each manager to see that his/her team is represented by at least 2 adults.  The Field Manager shall oversee all work parties.

 

1.08           When playing on field 3, the palm tree in right field shall be in play. The palm tree in left field is out of play.

 

 

 

1.09           All divisions of Little League Baseball shall adhere to the pitch count regulations as set forth in the official playing rules for the current season. It is each manager’s responsibility to know the regulations. Failure to follow the pitch count regulations will result in disciplinary action.

 

1.10           NPLL reserves the right to establish cut off dates for sign ups in each division. If divisions are full after scheduled sign ups are completed, NPLL will establish waiting lists. Waiting lists are not a guarantee to place a child on a team.

 

1.11           All volunteers with repeated contact with children shall be subject each year to background checks as required by Little League International.

 

  1. Junior, Major, and Minor Draft:

 

2.01           As approved by the NPLL Board of Directors in November 2008, Juniors, Majors, and Minors shall use the plan B draft plan as outlined in the Little League operations manual.

 

2.02           Any Major’s eligible player who does not attend skills assessments may not be eligible for the draft into the Major division of baseball or softball. All returning Major players will return to the Major division. If a Major eligible player is unable to attend skills assessments due to medical issues, injuries, or other unavoidable situations, said player shall be inserted into the draft at the discretion of the Board of Directors. If a Major eligible player signs up after the draft, said player shall be assigned to a team at the discretion of the Board of Directors and Player agent provided there is room on a team.

 

2.03           When the parent of a player objects to the player being drafted into a division senior to that in which he or she has previously played, such player shall remain “frozen” in the junior division and shall be ineligible to play in a senior division for the remainder of the current season. The Player Agent for baseball and Player Agent for softball shall keep respective lists of any such players.

 

2.04           A player league age 11 shall not claim “Minors Only”, nor shall a player league age 9 claim “Caps Only” unless approved by the NPLL Board of Directors.

 

2.05           When a player is drafted into a division senior to that in which he or she has previously played objects to playing for the team onto which he or she is drafted, the drafting manager should attempt to make a trade.  If no trade is arranged, the player should be directed to remain on that team or be declared ineligible to play in any division of the league for the current season.

 

2.06           During the period from the first day of the draft up to the opening day of the current season, teams in the Major division of baseball who lose drafted players may be assigned replacements from eligible players in the Minors division. The Board of Directors shall direct the Player Agent to assign eligible players subject to BOD, parent, and said player approval.

 

2.07           As of opening day of the current season, teams in the Major division of baseball who lose drafted players may be assigned replacements from eligible players in the Minors division. The Board of Directors shall direct the Player Agent to assign eligible players subject to BOD, parent, and said player approval. The Player Agent will maintain a list of eligible players.

 

2.08           All managers in any division who loses a player must notify the Board of Directors within 72 hours of losing said player. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action by the BOD.

 

2.09           Up to and after opening day of the current season, teams in the Minor division of baseball who lose drafted players may be assigned replacements from eligible players in the Caps division. The Board of Directors shall direct the Player Agent to assign eligible players subject to BOD, parent, and said player approval.

 

2.10           If no players are eligible to replace lost players, said team will play short until a suitable replacement is found. Managers willfully violating rules 2.05 through 2.08 to get rid of a less experienced player will be removed from the league.

 

  1. Managers and Coaches:

 

3.01           All managers and coaches shall attend a skills and safety clinic in accordance with District 33 requirements.

 

3.02           All managers and coaches will sign and adhere to a Volunteer’s contract.  The League President or Player Agent will keep the contracts.

 

3.03           There is no coach option with regards to the draft in accordance with plan B draft guidelines.

 

3.04           Equipment is League property and must be turned in to the Equipment Manager the day of the last regularly scheduled game.  This is the manager’s responsibility.

 

  1. Game Play, All Divisions:

 

4.01           Any game ending in a tie shall be counted as one-half game won and one-half game lost.

 

4.02           Make-up games shall not be played unless they have a bearing on playoff seedings.  In the Junior, Major, and Minor divisions, all make up games will be determined by the Board of Directors. Games in the caps and tee-ball divisions will not be made up.

 

4.03           Major and Minor baseball. When a game follows another game, the preceding game shall follow these time limits. No new inning shall be started in a game after 1 hour and 55 minutes has elapsed from the scheduled start time.  The final out in an inning constitutes the start of the next inning.  All games will be stopped 2 hours and 10 minutes from the scheduled game time.

 

4.04           If no game follows, i.e. during the week or the last game on Saturday, there shall be no time limit as per Little League national rules. Games may proceed until 6 innings are played or called due to darkness.

 

4.05           The plate umpire shall keep the official time.

 

4.06           A game shall be called for darkness at the time of each day’s sunset, as reported at the San Diego Union Tribune. It is the managers, coaches, and umpires responsibility to know the time of sunset. The umpire shall notify each team of sunset time at the plate meeting.

 

4.07           In accordance with the Little League Official Regulations and Playing Rules 2012, rule 4.10 (e) (2), North Park Little League has adopted the option of not utilizing rule 4.10 (e) (i.e 10 run forfeit rule).  If playing an interleague game, rule 4.10(e) will be in effect.

 

  1. Junior, Major, and Minor Rules:

 

5.01           Teams in the Minor division of baseball shall score no more than 5 runs an inning. This includes the last inning.

 

5.02           Minors Baseball Only: The continuous batting order and free substitution rules will apply all season long. Each player shall play a minimum of 3 innings per game and 1 at bat, providing that a least 6 innings are played.  Players shall not sit more than 2 consecutive innings on the bench unless ill, injured, or refusing to play. Should a manager fail to comply with this rule, the affected player shall start and play throughout each inning of his or her team’s next scheduled game.  Repeated violation of the minimum playing time will result in disciplinary action by the BOD.

 

5.03           Majors Baseball All Season: The continuous batting order and free substitution rules will apply. Each player shall play a minimum of 3 innings per game and 1 at bat, providing that a least 6 innings are played.  Players shall not sit more than 2 consecutive innings on the bench unless ill, injured, or refusing to play.  Should a manager fail to comply with this rule, the affected player shall start and play throughout each inning of his or her team’s next scheduled game.  Repeated violation of the minimum playing time will result in disciplinary action by the BOD.

 

5.04           In the Minor division of baseball, the batting order will consist of all players present and will remain the same the entire game.  If a player arrives late he or she will be placed in the last position of the batting order.  There will be no batting substitutions.  Defensive substitutions for baseball shall be made in accordance with rule 5.02.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.05           Juniors Baseball Division: Will follow District 33 interleague rules for current season for games versus other teams in the district. In games involving two North Park teams (including playoff games), each player shall play a minimum of 3 innings per game and 1 at bat, providing that a least 6 innings are played.  Players shall not sit more than 2 consecutive innings on the bench unless ill, injured, or refusing to play.   Should a manager fail to comply with this rule, the affected player shall start and play throughout each inning of his or her team’s next scheduled game.  Repeated violation of the minimum playing time will result in disciplinary action by the BOD.

 

5.06           Juniors Baseball Division: All Star Managers will be selected by the Board of Directors. Eligible Junior managers shall submit their All Star application prior to the last game of the regular season. The Board of Directors will then appoint the All Star manager. All assistant coaches shall be selected by the All Star Managers. All assistants must be selected from available Junior managers and coaches first. If no eligible assistants are found in the Junior division, then selections from the Major division shall follow.

 

5.07           High School players joining Juniors: In the event a high school player joins Juniors upon the completion of their high school season, they are eligible to play on a Junior’s team. High school players are not allowed to pitch against other North Park Teams, but may pitch in all other interleague games. High school players are eligible for selection to the All Star team as long as they meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the tournament section of the LL rulebook.

 

5.08           Juniors All Star Players Selections. All Star players will be selected from eligible players in the Junior division. Players are selected by the All Star manager with input from player agent(s) and all other Juniors manager’s recommendations. All Star selection meeting will consist of Juniors managers, player agent(s), and league president. All selections are subject to Board of Directors approval and BOD reserves the right to select any and all players. NPLL BOD will determine the number of All Star teams each year.

 

5.09           Juniors, majors, and minors playoff format. The playoff format for minors and above shall be governed by the number of teams. Format shall be as follows:

                  A. 2 – 5 teams. Double elimination format. Winner proceeds to TOC. (Note: There will be a play-in game for 4th and 5th place teams if 5 team division)

                  B. 6 teams. 2 division pool play format.  BOD to decide which seeds are in each pool. Winners in each pool advance to a championship game. Winner proceeds to TOC. (Play in games for 7 & 8 team divisions – 7 teams - one play-in game; 8 teams - two play-in games)

                  * Highest seeded team is home team, except in Championship games. In Championship games, home and visitor will be decided by coin flip 1 hr prior to game.

 

                  In minors playoffs and championship games, The 6th and any following innings shall be unlimited runs.

 

      5.10           All Star manager selection. All Star managers for each division (baseball and softball) will be selected by the President with approval from the Board of Directors. Eligible Major Managers will submit their preference of which age group they would like to manage for All Stars. Preferences must be submitted prior to the last game of the regular season. The Board of Directors will decide upon which manager gets which team. All assistant coaches shall be selected by the All Star managers. All assistants must be selected from available Major Managers and coaches first. If no eligible assistants are found in the Major division, then selections from the Minor division shall follow.

 

  1. Major Softball Only Rules (if offered):

 

6.01           Teams in the Major division of softball may be managed and coached by either women or men.  The Board of Directors shall, however, be guided by the national policy of Little League Baseball by seeking adult females as managers and coaches.

 

6.02If a team can field only 9 players due to illness, injury or absence; a regulation game will be played.  It will not be a forfeit.

 

6.03Scoring subject to interleague rules.

 

6.04All Star Players Selections. All Star players will be selected from eligible players in the Major and Minor divisions. All eligible players from the Major divisions shall be picked before choosing Minors players. Players are selected by each All Star manager with input from player agent(s), VP of Softball and all other Major manager’s recommendations. All Star selection meeting will consist of Major managers, player agent(s), VP of Softball, and league president. All selections are subject to Board of Directors approval and BOD reserves the right to select any and all players. NPLL BOD will determine the number of All Star teams each year.

 

  1. Major Baseball Only Rules:

 

7.01           Players in the Major division of baseball must be 10 or more years old. Players league age 12 must play in the Major division unless a waiver from Little League is granted.

 

7.02           In accordance with Reg. V(c), a pool of players from existing regular season Major teams will be created and run by the Player Agent.  A pool player must bat last in the batting order and cannot pitch or catch.  The player is also limited to no more than two innings of infield play.

 

7.03           Due to the fact we are using continuous batting in majors all players are actively in the lineup and no players are eligible to be a special pinch runner.

 

7.04           Pitching regulations will be followed in accordance with Little League Pitching rules and regulations.

 

7.05           In the event of tie records during the regular season, the tiebreaker shall be:

                  1. Head to head regular season records. If tied, then:

                  2. Least runs allowed in head to head. If tied, then:

                  3. Coin flip.

 

7.06           Regular season pitching rules shall be in effect for all playoff games.

 

7.07           All Star managers will be selected by the Board of Directors. Eligible Major managers will submit their preference of which age group they would like to manage for All Stars. Preferences must be submitted prior to the last game of the regular season. The Board of Directors will decide upon which manager gets which team. All assistant coaches shall be selected by the All Star managers. All assistants must be selected from available Major managers and coaches first. If no eligible assistants are found in the Major division, then selections from the Minor division shall follow.

 

7.08           All Star Players Selections. All Star players will be selected from eligible players in the Major and Minor divisions. All eligible players from the Major division shall be picked before choosing Minors players. Players are selected by each All Star manager with input from player agent(s) and all other Major manager’s recommendations. All Star selection meeting will consist of Major managers, player agent(s), and league president. All selections are subject to Board of Directors approval and BOD reserves the right to select any and all players. NPLL BOD will determine the number of All Star teams each year.

 

7.09           In the Major division, scorekeepers SHALL NOT ask for a time out during a game to notify the plate umpire, managers, or coaches that a player is batting out of order.

 

7.10           The final score of games in the Major division will be the score at the end of the last completed inning (or ½ inning if the Home team is ahead).  4 complete innings shall constitute a regulation game. (3½ if home team is ahead.)

 

  1. Minor Baseball Only Rules:

 

8.01           Players in the Minor division of baseball must be 9 or more years old. Players age 8 shall be eligible with Board approval.

 

8.02           In the Minor division, scorekeepers SHALL NOT ask for a time out during a game to notify the plate umpire, managers, or coaches that a player is batting out of order. 

 

8.03           The final score of games in the Minor division will be the score at the end of the last completed inning (or ½ inning if the Home team is ahead).  4 complete innings shall constitute a regulation game. (3½ if home team is ahead.)

 

8.04           Pitching regulations will be followed in accordance with Little League Pitching rules and regulations. League age 12 year olds shall not pitch in the Minor division.

 

8.05           In accordance with Reg. V(c):  A pool of players from existing regular season Minor teams will be created and run by the Player Agent.  A pool player must bat last in the batting order and cannot pitch or catch.  The player is also limited to no more than two innings of infield play.

 

8.06           Minors will be governed by the 5 run rule limit per inning as per Little League Baseball regulations, including the last inning.

 

8.07           Forfeits. All games shall be played with 9 or more players. In the event one team has less than 9 players, the game shall be played. Teams can borrow fielders from the other team. The game will result in a forfeit for the team with less than 9 players, and a win for the opposing team. If both teams have less than 9 players, each team will awarded a loss in the standings. For playoffs, the BOD will decide if the game shall be re-scheduled or forfeited.

 

8.08           In event of tie records during the regular season, the tiebreaker shall be as follows:

                  1. Head to head regular season records. If tied, then:

                  2. Least runs allowed in head to head. If tied, then:

                  3. Coin flip.

 

8.09           Regular season pitching rules shall be in effect for all playoff games.

           

9.   Caps Baseball Only Rules:

 

9.01           The Caps division is meant to be a learning experience rather than a competitive exercise. Therefore, there shall be no standings or play-offs.

 

9.02           Players in the Caps division of baseball must be 7 or more years old (or have board approval for any exceptions.)

 

9.03           In the Caps division, scorekeepers may ask for a time out during a game to notify the plate umpire that a player is batting out of order.  The order shall resume as set forth at the beginning of the game. There will be no penalty for batting out of order.

 

9.04           All players on each team shall play throughout each game.  All players in excess of the six infield positions shall play in the outfield. All outfielders must play on the outfield grass at least 25’ from the infielders.

 

9.05No more than 5 runs shall score during an inning. 4 runs maximum during kid pitch.

 

9.06Base stealing shall not be allowed during machine pitch.

 

9.07Base stealing during kid pitch will be governed by the Official Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball. Exception is made for rule 9.07. Runners are not called out if they leave the base early.

 

9.08           No stealing of home during kid pitch. Runners must be advanced only during continuous action. Once continuous action stops and a runner is on third, the only way the runner can score is by being driven home by a ball being put in play by the batter. If there is a runner on first and third and the runner from first steals second, the runner on third may not advance home no matter what happens on that play. Continuous action means that if a play is made on the runner approaching third, that runner may continue to home if the ball is misplayed. Once all action stops and the pitcher has the ball on the mound and the runner is at third, then the runner may not score without the ball being put into play by the batter. Runners on third may not advance on a misplayed ball thrown back to the pitcher from the catcher, or on a misplayed ball thrown to 3rd on a stolen base or pick off attempt.

 

    9.09             Teams may utilize two adults as base coaches. Teams may substitute one of the adult   base coaches with a player if they so desire. Player base coaches must wear helmets. At least one of the base coaches must be an adult.

 

 9.10             For a 6 team schedule: No new inning may be started after 1 hour 55 minutes and games will be stopped at 2 hours and 10 minutes from the scheduled game time if a game is to follow. If no game is to follow, all games must end at 2 hours and 30 minutes.

                        For an 8 team schedule: No new inning may be started after 1 hour 40 minutes and games will be stopped at 1 hour and 50 minutes from the scheduled game time if a game is to follow. If no game is to follow, all games must end at 2 hours and 30 minutes.

 

    9.11             Managers and coaches shall act as umpires in this division. Base coaches shall divide up the base responsibilities, including all plays at the plate. During kid pitch, each team will be responsible for providing a plate umpire. This person can be a manager, coach or other team parent. Balls and strikes shall be called from behind the catcher. Umpire must wear protective face and body gear.

 

    9.12             Ball used in the Caps division shall be a level 5 safety ball only.

 

    First Half Season Pitching Rules:

 

    9.13             Pitching shall be machine pitch from 46’ at approximately 40mph. A coach from the offensive team shall feed the machine and a player from the defensive team shall field the pitcher’s position.

 

    9.14             Any batted ball which strikes an umpire or the machine will be declared dead and does not count as a pitch. Any batted ball passing under the machine without making contact will be considered a live ball.

 

    9.15             There shall be no walks. The batter either hits the ball or strikes out.  Each batter will receive five pitches. Each batter may swing at all five pitches without penalty. If a batter fails to put the ball in play after five pitches, the batter is then called out.  When the fifth pitch is a foul ball, it shall be called a foul ball and the batter shall be given another pitch.  The exception to the five-pitch maximum rule also applies to each foul ball that occurs after the fifth pitch.  If a pitched ball hits the batter, it shall be considered a “no pitch”. Managers and coaches shall do their utmost to encourage kids to put the ball in play.

 

    9.16             Play shall stop and time shall be called by the coach at the machine once any infielder has the ball on the infield, and holds it in the air. If a runner is more than half way to the next base when time is called, that runner shall advance to that base. If the runner is less than halfway, runner shall return to the last legally touched base. Managers and coaches must use common sense when calling for a dead ball. It should not be the intention of managers and coaches to let players of this skill level run amok on the base paths.

 

Second Half Season Pitching Rules:

 

    9.17             The first four (4) innings of play shall be machine pitch.

 

9.18             Pitching by team players shall be allowed after four innings. There shall be no walks issued during kid pitch. If a pitched ball hits the batter, it shall be considered a “no pitch”. Pitchers will pitch to batters until the batter is out or reaches base safely. If the pitcher pitches 4 balls, the coach will be permitted to throw the number of pitches equal to the number of strikes remaining in the batter's count. i.e.: If the count is 4 balls 0 strikes, the coach can throw 3 pitches, if the count is 4-1, the coach can throw two pitches, if the count is 4-2, the coach can throw one pitch. Foul balls will be treated the same as any other situation.

 

9.19             All pitching shall be overhand, 40’ for kid pitch.

 

    9.20             Pitchers shall pitch no more than one inning per game.

 

    9.21             Pitchers shall pitch no more than two innings per week.

 

    9.22             9 year olds may not pitch.

 

  

10.  Tee-Ball Division & Coach Pitch Division Only Rules:

 

    10.01           General: The Tee-Ball Division and Coach Pitch Division are meant to be learning experiences rather than purely competitive exercises. Therefore, there shall be no team standings or play-offs. The purpose of offering these two divisions is to maximize player development across a range of ages and skill levels while also enhancing player safety by separating more experienced, skilled players from players who are just learning to catch, field, throw, and hit.

 

10.02            Tee-Ball Division Player Ages: Players in the Tee-Ball Division must be at least four (4) years old as of January 1st. A player who is League-age six (6) per Rule 10.03 shall be placed in the Coach Pitch Division, but the Board of Directors may authorize exemptions from this provision to ensure each player is placed in the appropriate Division. Any decision to grant an exemption shall be made at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors and shall be based on player safety and the skill of the player.

 

 10.03           Coach Pitch Division Player Ages: Players in the Coach Pitch Division may be League-age six (6) or League-age five (5) with at least one year of play in the Tee-Ball Division. For 2015 a player’s League-age for purposes of the Coach Pitch Division is equal to their actual age on April 30, 2015. Players who meet the above age requirements but have not played at least one (1) year in the Tee-Ball Division may seek a Board of Director’s exemption to play in the Coach Pitch Division provided the player possess the necessary baseball skills. Any decision to grant an exemption shall be made at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors and shall be based on player safety and the skill of the player.

 

    10.04           Batting Order: In the Tee-Ball Division and Coach Pitch Division a manager, coach, or scorekeeper may ask for a time out during a game to notify the offensive team they are batting out of order.  The order shall resume as set forth at the beginning of the game. There will be no penalty for batting out of order. No player shall be denied an at-bat if they are inadvertently skipped in the batting order.

 

    10.05           Playing Time and Positioning: All players on each team shall play throughout each game.  All players in excess of the five (5) infield positions shall play in the outfield.

 

    10.06           Field of Play Dimensions: Bases will be fifty (50) feet.  An arc twenty (20) feet from home plate shall be drawn from the first base line to the third base line.  The pitcher’s plate shall be forty (40) feet from home plate.

 

    10.07           Tee-Ball Division Defensive Outs: First half of season - the batting side shall be retired after all players have batted. Players remain on base even if they are ruled out. Second half of season - the batting side shall be retired after all players have batted.  Players return to the dugout after being ruled out.

   

 10.08           Coach Pitch Division Defensive Outs: All season - the batting side shall be retired after all players have batted.  Players return to the dugout after being ruled out.

 

    10.09           Tee-Ball Division Batting: The ball shall be hit off a tee, which shall be set on home plate. A compression ball shall be used. The defensive pitcher must stay in contact with the pitcher’s plate until the ball is hit. All batters will be given a reasonable chance to put the ball into play. There shall be no strikeouts in the Tee-Ball Division. If the batter is unable to put the ball in play after approximately 10 swings, the manager may roll the ball to any infield position and the batter may run to first as if they have hit the ball. The home team shall supply the batting tees and bases.

 

 10.10           Coach Pitch Division Batting: The manager or coach of a team shall pitch to their own team and a player from the defensive team shall field the pitcher’s position. A compression ball shall be used.  A maximum of three (3) pitches will be delivered to each batter. Pitching may be underhand or overhand  .It is recommended coaches kneel down to deliver pitches using a flat trajectory (no arc). Coaches can position themselves as close to home plate as they feel comfortable with in terms of their own safety. There shall be no strikeouts in the Coach Pitch Division. After three (3) pitches the ball will be placed on a tee. If a pitched ball hits a batter it shall be considered a “no pitch.” A batter who is hit by a pitch shall not be awarded first base.

 

    10.11           Base Runners: No base stealing is allowed.  No sliding is allowed. Runners must stay in contact with the base until the ball is hit.  Play is frozen when the ball has been thrown inside the 20-foot arc.  Base runners may advance or return to the nearest base in the managers’ judgment. However, between third base and home plate the arc will be used, i.e., a player who is on the home plate side of the arc when play is frozen will continue home, a player who is on the third base side of the arc when play is frozen will return to third.

 

    10.12           Bunting: No bunting is allowed.

 

10.13           Foul Balls: A ball is foul if it does not go beyond the 20-foot arc or if it is outside the foul lines as it passes first base or third base.

 

10.14            Thrown Bats: If the batter throws the bat after batting or attempting to bat the ball, play will be stopped immediately.  The batter will return to the plate to bat again and all runners will return to their original base.  If a batter consistently throws the bat in the Coach Pitch Division they may, upon agreement of both managers, receive one (1) warning and then be called out after the next occurrence. At the Tee-Ball Division the batter shall not be called out for throwing the bat more than one (1) time, but the manager may elect, in the interest of safety, to roll the ball to any fielder as described in Rule 10.09. Managers and coaches are to stress the importance of dropping the bat from the beginning of the season.

 

    10.15           Defensive Coaches: Each team may have up to two (2) coaches in the outfield to give advice and encouragement to players, but coaches must not interfere with play. Coaches must stand in the outfield only, not in the base paths or infield. The manager or coach must request “Time” from the opposing manager before attempting to demonstrate a technique or explain a play to the players during the progress of the game.

 

10.16           Length of Games: All games shall be a maximum of 50 minutes long. Teams are encouraged to clear the field quickly so the next game may start on time.

 

    10.17           Outfield Fence: A fence 115 feet from home plate shall be from the first base foul line to the third base foul line.  A ball hit over the fence shall be a homerun.  A ball bouncing over the fence shall be a two-base hit and all runners shall advance two bases.

 

    10.18           Batting Safety: All members of the batting team must remain directly behind the backstop until their turn to bat or their team is retired. The manager and coaches must ensure that the batting team is properly supervised for the players’ safety. All bats must be placed on the home plate side of the backstop. At no time shall any bat be allowed to be on the players’ side of the backstop. Parents or guardians must not allow their child to carry the bat onto or off the field before and after the game. Only the batter at bat may hold and swing a bat, and the batter must be wearing a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

helmet before they hold a bat. All other players shall not hold a bat for any reason.

 

    11. Board Meetings:

 

11.01         The Board of Directors will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm at Mazara’s Italian Deli (or alternate location) to take care of League business. Meetings will not be held in July, or August unless deemed necessary. Emergency meetings can be called at any time as necessary.

 

11.02         If a member would like to address the Board of Directors they will first notify the President not less than forty-eight hours prior to the meeting date.

 

11.03         All meetings will be conducted in accordance with the latest issue of Robert’s Rules of Order.

 

11.04         The Board of Directors reserves the right to discuss sensitive issues in Executive Session.  Any Board Member may make a motion to call for Executive Session.  The President will then call for a second and then a vote from the members of the Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the North Park Little League Baseball Inc. ratified these Operating Policies.

 

 

 

 

 

President:_____________________________________signature:_________________________

 

 

 

 

Recorded By:

 

 

Secretary:____________________________________signature:__________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:_______________________________________