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Pee Wee Girls (Kindergarten-1st Gr.)
v. 3/23/05
Emphasis is on fun and instruction, not winning. We do not keep score during the game and there are no league standings.

Game Rules

  1. 2 hour time limit - maximum of Six (6) innings per game
  2. Players use a Safe T baseball (soft)
  3. All players bat per inning
  4. All batters must use the Tee - The coaches must enforce this rule to keep the games moving.
  5. Players bat in order every inning.
  6. Let players try every position- be fair.
  7. Home Team takes 1st base dug out
  8. No leading.
  9. No stealing.
  10. Runners cannot advance on an overthrow. If there is a hit to the outfield, the batter should run the bases, but must stop once the ball enters the infield. (as soon as it enters the infield-even if not under control by the defensive team)
  11. All players on the field.
  12. Rotate players? positions every inning.
  13. There is no scorekeeping at this level. Encourage the team to make good plays and don't focus on the score. There are no team or individual standings.
  14. Batters and base runners must wear protective helmet.
  15. There is no on deck circle or area to be used for practice swinging at any time. The only child who is to have a bat in his/her hand is the current batter who is under the supervision of a coach. THE CHILDREN ARE NOT TO SWING, PICK UP, OR HOLD BATS IN THE DUGOUT. Batters are not allowed to warm up.
  16. A maximum of 2 coaches may be anywhere on the field during the playing of the game.
  17. The managers of the teams playing are responsible for the umpiring of the games.
  18. If there is any threat of lightning or thunder, stop the game.
 
Pony Girls Grades 2-3
v. 4/10/05
Emphasis is on fun and instruction, not winning. We do not keep score during the game and there are no league standings. Players should have a basic understanding of throwing, catching and batting at this level. Players should also have an understanding of all positions and base running.

Game Rules

  1. 2 hour time limit - maximum of Six (6) innings per game
  2. Three (3) outs or ten (10) batters per inning.
  3. Base length is 40 feet
  4. Players us 11? Softball (soft)
  5. Coach to pitch to his/her own team. The Assistant Coach should catch. Players do not catch.
  6. There are no balls or strikes. If batter cannot hit the ball after seven (7) pitches, use the tee. The coaches must enforce this rule to keep the games moving.
  7. Players bat in order every inning. Post your line-up in the dugout so the kids can keep track.
  8. There is no stealing and no bunting.
  9. Let players try every position- be fair.
  10. Home Team takes 1st base dug out
  11. A player should be on the bench for one inning only-NEVER two in a row.
  12. No leading. No stealing. Outs count. Get 3 outs and you?re up.
  13. Runners cannot advance on an overthrow. If there is a hit to the outfield, the batter should run the bases, but must stop once the ball enters the infield. (as soon as it enters the infield-even if not under control by the defensive team)
  14. Nine (9) players on the field. This includes 4 outfielders and the ?pitcher? who stands near the coach-pitcher. There is no catcher. Make sure players are in position.
  15. Rotate players? positions every inning.
  16. There is no scorekeeping at this level. Encourage the team to make good plays and don't focus on the score. There are no team or individual standings.
  17. Batters and base runners must wear protective helmet.
  18. There is no on deck circle or area to be used for practice swinging at any time. The only child who is to have a bat in his/her hand is the current batter who is under the supervision of a coach. THE CHILDREN ARE NOT TO SWING, PICK UP, OR HOLD BATS IN THE DUGOUT. Batters are not allowed to warm up.
  19. A maximum of 2 coaches may be anywhere on the field during the playing of the game.
  20. The managers of the teams playing are responsible for the umpiring of the games.
  21. If there is any threat of lightning or thunder, stop the game.
 
Minors Girls Grades 4-5
v. 3/23/05
Emphasis is on instruction and competition. We keep score during the game but do not have League standings.

Game Rules

  1. 1 Coach allowed on the field through May 1st , after May 1st no coaches allowed on field
  2. Base length is 50 feet. Pitching mound is 35 feet.
  3. Players use 11? Softball
  4. Six (6) innings per game ? two-(2) hour game limit ? no full inning is to start after 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  5. Three (3) outs or Team bats once around the lineup
  6. Each at bat will consist of 4 balls & 3 strikes
  7. Walks are allowed, after 4 walks, no more walks will be awarded in an inning (coach must pitch after 4th walk for remainder of inning)
  8. Play stops when the Pitcher has control of the ball within 10ft of the mound
  9. Base runner is allowed one base on overthrow
  10. No Stealing
  11. No Bunting - Bunting allowed after May 15th
  12. Ten (10) players in the field (traditional positions Pitcher, Catcher, 1st, 2nd, Short Stop, 3rd & 4 outfielders (outfielders must be on grass prior to ball being hit), but everyone will hit in rotation regardless if they are in the field or not.
  13. No balks. Batter is out on a third strike even if catcher drops or misses the ball.
  14. No player will sit out more then 1 inning in a row (playtime should be evenly distributed among all players).
  15. A pitcher is limited to four (4) innings in a game and six (6) innings in a calendar week, Sunday through Saturday. Delivery of a single pitch constitutes pitching in an inning.
  16. Home Team takes 1st base dug out
  17. All batters, base runners, player coaches, and any player warming up the pitcher must wear a protective helmet. ("Warming up" pitchers also requires catchers mask).
  18. THE CHILDREN ARE NOT TO SWING, PICK UP, OR HOLD BATS IN THE DUGOUT.
  19. If there is any threat of thunder or lightening, STOP the game