Thousands of youngsters
coming into Little League each year are eager to learn, develop
skills and look forward to the opportunity to be selected on "Major"
League teams in baseball. Thus, the Minor program is an important
addition to the league operation in providing the basic training
There is an obligation
on the part of responsible league officers to construct a Minor
League program that provides training for younger players, and place
less emphasis on the competitive aspects of the game.
The Minor League program
is for players league age 8 through 12.
Two hour time limit on all games. Official game start time
is schedule start time, not actual start time. Exception: if the
game starts early, official start time will be actual start time.
If umpires do not show by game time, it is up to the offensive
team to provide either an Assistant Coach or parent to stand behind
the pitcher to make calls at the plate until the umpires do show
up. No Managers are allowed to umpire. Calls are made for your own
3) No new inning can start after
1-hour 45 minutes. If home team is behind by more than six runs,
home team can elect to continue to play to the two hour mark where
at such time the game is called.
4) All players on roster who
are in attendance at the game must be placed in the line-up to bat
during all regular season games only. Year end Minor League tournament
will only allow for (9) batters at a time.
5) You will be allowed to have
(2) adult base coaches until May 15th, 2005. Team member may accompany
adult at either base. One adult and one child after the 15th of
May and for the year end tournament.
6) Managers and coaches shall
not warm up pitchers. All players warming up the pitcher must have
face mask on.
7) Home team responsible for
bases and chalking field. Last game of the evening, home team responsible
for putting bases away.
8) Absolutely No Protests Allowed
in Minor League during regular season.
9) Must have either the Manager,
Coach or Scorekeeper (at least one) in dugout.
10) Only the Manager or Coach
may call timeouts (not the scorekeeper).
11) Pitchers can only pitch 6
innings per week (Sunday through Saturday). 3 innings is the maximum
that any pitcher is allowed to pitch in one game, then pitcher is
required to rest for 3 full days. Example: Monday, Pitcher throws
for 3 innings, the next day he is allowed to pitch is Friday because
of the 3 full days rest ... less than 3 innings pitched: (1) full
calendar day rest is required. (1) warm up pitch constitutes (1)
12) No official win/loss stats
kept in Minors Division (Year end tournament match-ups will be by
a drawing before the first game is played). The purpose for this
is to reduce the competitive nature during the season games and
allow the managers a better training environment for the players.
Advancing on a passed ball is permitted, even for home base. No player is allowed to slide head
first in to any base, unless the player is returned to the base.
14) In regular season games, if the score
is tied at the end of the game, the game will remain a tie.
15) League age 12 players are
not allowed to pitch in Minor Division.
16) Each half inning will end
after (6) runs are scored or (3) outs, whichever comes first. Should
a play result in more than six runs being scored, then only a total
of (6) runs are counted. (No 10-run rule will be in affect)
17) If a player or umpire is injured
and the delay in the game exceeds 5 minutes, all time attributed
to the delay should be excluded from the total playing time.
18) No player should be permitted
to wear any watch, jewelry, pin, etc. or any other metallic reflective
item. Nor should any reflective material be permitted on equipment
such as bats, gloves or helmets.
19) Minors year end tournaments
will have no new innings after 1:45. No 10-run mercy rule in effect,
however we will maintain a 6-run limit per inning.