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Rules:  T-Ball Division

As adopted by the Rules Committee for the 2016 season.

 

1.0      

 

GENERAL

 

1.1

 

All players must have a registration on file with the League before being allowed to participate.

 

1.2

 

Parents or guardians must inform their head coach of any disability that may affect the safety of a child.

2.0      

 

CONDUCT

 

2.1

 

Profane or abusive language or gestures from players, coaches, family, or spectators will not be tolerated by the league.   Any individual(s) responsible for such behavior will be removed from the field and the umpire may call a forfeit against the team that said individual(s) is/are affiliated with.

 

2.2

 

Unsportsmanlike conduct (booing, taunting, refusal to shake hands) by or directed to any player, coach, family member, or spectator is strictly prohibited.  Any individual(s) responsible for such behavior will be removed from the field and the umpire may call a forfeit against the team that said individual(s) is/are affiliated with.

3.0      

 

SAFETY

 

3.1

 

Only players and coaches will be allowed in the dugout and on the playing field.

 

3.2

 

All players not required to be on the field, must remain in the dugout.

 

3.3

 

Players must notify or seek permission from a coach prior to leaving the playing area.

 

3.4

 

No swinging of bats in or around the dugout except at the designated on-deck circle.

 

3.5

 

Batting helmets must be worn by all batters (at Home Plate and On-Deck), and all Base-Runners. Helmets must be equipped with face guards and secured with chin straps.

 

3.6

 

Safety bases must be used at first base.

4.0     

 

DRESS CODE

 

4.1

 

A league issued team shirt must be worn by players at all games, and must be the outermost garment.

 

4.2

 

Full length pants must be worn. No shorts.

 

4.3

 

Coaches are required to wear their league issued ID Card, or coaches shirt, at all BGSL sponsored events including, but not limited to, parades, opening day, games and practices.

 

4.4

 

Jewelry must not be worn. Recently pierced ears may have studs taped over.

5.0  

 

GAME PLAY - A.S.A. Fast pitch rules are in effect using a 10 inch “softee” ball, except as noted below:

 

5.1

 

Each player will take one (1) turn at bat each inning.

 

5.2

 

Players hit from a Tee.

 

 

5.21

Optional coach pitch will be implemented ½ way through the season (timing/communication will be sent by the division commissioner).  Each girl will receive a total of 8 pitches. If the batter does not make contact with the ball by the 8th pitch, the player will hit from a Tee.

 

 

5.22

The coach pitcher will be the coach of the batting team. Standing closer to the plate when pitching is preferred, if to prevent an arch with the pitch.

 

5.3

 

No Balls or Strikes are called.

 

5.4

 

To the discretion of both coaches, in event a player has extreme difficulty making contact, a “Walk” may be granted to expedite play.

 

5.5

 

Plays can be made to any base.  If a player is out on a base, they should return to the bench. Outs are not counted, every player will bat each inning.

 

5.6

 

No scoring is kept. 

 

5.7

 

No leading or stealing.

 

5.8

 

Each player will take a position in the field. Coaches should begin to teach importance of positional play. Coaches are allowed on the field of play during games to instruct players.

 

5.9

 

Play as many innings as possible within the allotted amount of time (60 minutes).

6.0 

 

CANCELATIONS

 

6.1

 

Game cancelations due to weather will be determined by the T-Ball Division Commissioner.

 

6.2

 

Head coaches for each team will be notified of cancelations no later than 1 hour before the scheduled game start time. Coaches must then notify their team of the cancelation.

 

6.3

 

Make-ups will be at the discretion of the T-Ball Division Commissioner.

 

6.4

 

Cancelation of practices at the discretion of the team coach.