Supplemental Rules Coach Pitch (ages 5-6) 1. The ball will be pitched overhand 5 times by offensive coach, after which the player will hit off the tee. There are no strikeouts or walks. The offensive coach may adjust the tee, which is placed over home plate, to the batter’s height. He must remove the tee when a runner is approaching home plate. 2. Ball must travel 5 feet to be “in play”. Ball is “dead” when: a. The ball leaves the field of play. b. The ball is received by the pitcher. 3. Base running: a. No leading off. b. No advance on overthrow. c. Runner is required to leave the field of play on a “put out”. 4. Each inning consists of a full rotation of rosters. Each team will “hit through the lineup” during each at bat. 5. Pinch hitting is not allowed. Pinch running is allowed only in the event of injury to the runner. 6. Umpires: a. Home plate: Offensive coach positioned at home plate will make the calls and may also assist the batters. b. Field umpire: Defensive coach positioned behind pitcher will make calls and may also coach from that position. An additional defensive coach can be present on the field of play. 7. Free substitution is allowed. Players are required to play as much as possible, occupying the bench no more than one inning at a time. 8. Proper uniforms (shoes, baseball pants or shorts, SEDBSL Jersey and hat) are recommended. Catching equipment must be worn behind the plate. Batting helmets must be worn at the plate and while running bases. 9. Scores will not be kept and no standings will be published in an effort to de-emphasize importance of winning. 10 Contents Copyright © 2005, Southeast Denver Baseball Inc. All Rights Reserved
Supplemental Rules Coach Pitch (ages 5-6) 1. The ball will be pitched overhand 5 times by offensive coach, after which the player will hit off the tee. There are no strikeouts or walks. The offensive coach may adjust the tee, which is placed over home plate, to the batter’s height. He must remove the tee when a runner is approaching home plate. 2. Ball must travel 5 feet to be “in play”. Ball is “dead” when: a. The ball leaves the field of play. b. The ball is received by the pitcher. 3. Base running: a. No leading off. b. No advance on overthrow. c. Runner is required to leave the field of play on a “put out”. 4. Each inning consists of a full rotation of rosters. Each team will “hit through the lineup” during each at bat. 5. Pinch hitting is not allowed. Pinch running is allowed only in the event of injury to the runner. 6. Umpires: a. Home plate: Offensive coach positioned at home plate will make the calls and may also assist the batters. b. Field umpire: Defensive coach positioned behind pitcher will make calls and may also coach from that position. An additional defensive coach can be present on the field of play. 7. Free substitution is allowed. Players are required to play as much as possible, occupying the bench no more than one inning at a time. 8. Proper uniforms (shoes, baseball pants or shorts, SEDBSL Jersey and hat) are recommended. Catching equipment must be worn behind the plate. Batting helmets must be worn at the plate and while running bases. 9. Scores will not be kept and no standings will be published in an effort to de-emphasize importance of winning. 10 Contents Copyright © 2005, Southeast Denver Baseball Inc. All Rights Reserved
Supplemental Rules Coach Pitch  ages 5-6  1. The ball will be pitched overhand 5 times by offensive coach, after which the...
Supplemental Rules Coach Pitch  ages 5-6  1. The ball will be pitched overhand 5 times by offensive coach, after which the...
Supplemental Rules Instructional (ages 7-8) GENERAL LEAGUE RULES 1. 2. 3. 4. The emphasis of the Instructional Division is on instruction and introduction to competition. This is accomplished through practices, game conditions and clinics. Game scores are kept for all league and tournament games. Standings are kept for the regular season and tournament schedules. Teams may meet for games or practice a maximum of three times per week, including weekends. Exceptions may result due to rescheduling of games. PLAYER DEVELOPMENT 1. 2. Each player will play a minimum of six defensive outs in the first four innings. In order to instruct players in all facets of the game, each player will play at least two innings in an infield position. Infield positions are defined in 3a below. A player may only play Catcher once during a given game. Each coach will be responsible for making certain that the rule is followed with respect to his/her particular team. GAME RULES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. See General Game delay and Forfeiture rules. In the event a game has begun with eight players, the opponent shall provide a catcher who will not be responsible for defensive plays. Regulation games consist of six full innings OR one hour, forty-five minutes, whichever comes first. The head umpire will note the start time. a. In the event of a tied score at the end of a regulation game, play continues until one team has scored more runs after a full inning of play. b. In the event of suspended play due to rain, lightning or darkness, the game will be called by the head umpire and considered a regulation game after 4 full innings, or 3 ½ if the home team is leading. Suspended games will resume at the point in the game that it was suspended. c. There is no game ending 10 run rule. Defensive player positions: a. Ten players are allowed in the field as follows. b. Infield: Six players are allowed in the infield positions (fielding pitcher, catcher, short stop, first, second and third base). The fielding pitcher must be within six feet of the adult pitcher, but not in front. A player may only play Catcher once during a giving game c. Outfield: Four players are allowed in outfield positions (left, left-center, right-center, and right). Pitching: a. Only an adult coach may pitch to his/her own players. All coaches must be standing to pitch. b. All pitches must be delivered overhand from 46 feet. 7 year old coaches can pitch from 40 feet until th May 15 , after that all coaches must pitch from 46 feet. c. The designated pitcher will make every effort to stay out of the play of the ball, but shall be ready to receive the ball back to stop play. Batting: a. All players will bat in order until there are ten runs or three outs, at which time the offense and defense switch. b. Each batter receives seven pitches or three strikes (as a result of swings and misses or foul balls). After the seventh pitch, the batter is out if the ball is not put in play. If the ball is fouled off on the seventh pitch, an eighth pitch will be delivered and continues until the ball is hit fair or the batter does not make contact. c. There will be no “base on balls” as a result of a player being hit by a pitch or from balls thrown by the adult pitcher. d. A player will be given one warning for throwing a bat. A second offense will result in the player being called out for that at bat. There are no future outs for that batter. 6. Base Running: a. b. c. A runner can only advance on a hit ball. A runner cannot leave any base until the ball has crossed home plate. After two warnings, the runner will be called out. Play is stopped when the ball is thrown towards the adult pitcher. A play can be made on a base runner or thrown to a cut-off player, but umpires will be instructed to evaluate where runners are when an outfielder makes a throw towards the infield. If the base runner is more than half way to the next base Contents Copyright © 2005, Southeast Denver Baseball Inc. All Rights Reserved 11
Supplemental Rules Instructional (ages 7-8) GENERAL LEAGUE RULES 1. 2. 3. 4. The emphasis of the Instructional Division is on instruction and introduction to competition. This is accomplished through practices, game conditions and clinics. Game scores are kept for all league and tournament games. Standings are kept for the regular season and tournament schedules. Teams may meet for games or practice a maximum of three times per week, including weekends. Exceptions may result due to rescheduling of games. PLAYER DEVELOPMENT 1. 2. Each player will play a minimum of six defensive outs in the first four innings. In order to instruct players in all facets of the game, each player will play at least two innings in an infield position. Infield positions are defined in 3a below. A player may only play Catcher once during a given game. Each coach will be responsible for making certain that the rule is followed with respect to his/her particular team. GAME RULES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. See General Game delay and Forfeiture rules. In the event a game has begun with eight players, the opponent shall provide a catcher who will not be responsible for defensive plays. Regulation games consist of six full innings OR one hour, forty-five minutes, whichever comes first. The head umpire will note the start time. a. In the event of a tied score at the end of a regulation game, play continues until one team has scored more runs after a full inning of play. b. In the event of suspended play due to rain, lightning or darkness, the game will be called by the head umpire and considered a regulation game after 4 full innings, or 3 ½ if the home team is leading. Suspended games will resume at the point in the game that it was suspended. c. There is no game ending 10 run rule. Defensive player positions: a. Ten players are allowed in the field as follows. b. Infield: Six players are allowed in the infield positions (fielding pitcher, catcher, short stop, first, second and third base). The fielding pitcher must be within six feet of the adult pitcher, but not in front. A player may only play Catcher once during a giving game c. Outfield: Four players are allowed in outfield positions (left, left-center, right-center, and right). Pitching: a. Only an adult coach may pitch to his/her own players. All coaches must be standing to pitch. b. All pitches must be delivered overhand from 46 feet. 7 year old coaches can pitch from 40 feet until th May 15 , after that all coaches must pitch from 46 feet. c. The designated pitcher will make every effort to stay out of the play of the ball, but shall be ready to receive the ball back to stop play. Batting: a. All players will bat in order until there are ten runs or three outs, at which time the offense and defense switch. b. Each batter receives seven pitches or three strikes (as a result of swings and misses or foul balls). After the seventh pitch, the batter is out if the ball is not put in play. If the ball is fouled off on the seventh pitch, an eighth pitch will be delivered and continues until the ball is hit fair or the batter does not make contact. c. There will be no “base on balls” as a result of a player being hit by a pitch or from balls thrown by the adult pitcher. d. A player will be given one warning for throwing a bat. A second offense will result in the player being called out for that at bat. There are no future outs for that batter. 6. Base Running: a. b. c. A runner can only advance on a hit ball. A runner cannot leave any base until the ball has crossed home plate. After two warnings, the runner will be called out. Play is stopped when the ball is thrown towards the adult pitcher. A play can be made on a base runner or thrown to a cut-off player, but umpires will be instructed to evaluate where runners are when an outfielder makes a throw towards the infield. If the base runner is more than half way to the next base Contents Copyright © 2005, Southeast Denver Baseball Inc. All Rights Reserved 11
Supplemental Rules Instructional  ages 7-8  GENERAL LEAGUE RULES 1. 2. 3. 4.  The emphasis of the Instructional Division i...
Supplemental Rules Instructional  ages 7-8  GENERAL LEAGUE RULES 1. 2. 3. 4.  The emphasis of the Instructional Division i...
d. e. at the time play is stopped, he/she is awarded the next base. If not half way to the next base the runner returns to the previous base. The head umpire’s call stands. Under no circumstance should a base coach attempt to run his/her players to the next base in hope that the defense will make an error. There is not a base awarded on an overthrow. We encourage throws. UMPIRES 1. 2. SEDBL provides a field umpire who shall be the head umpire. The offensive team will provide an adult plate umpire/coach, primarily for pass balls and to help with foul balls calls down the lines. COACHES The pitcher/coach may instruct the batter from the mound prior to pitches, but cannot coach base runners in any way while the ball is in play; an “out” will result for the lead base runner after two warnings. The plate umpire/coach may coach batters and base coaches may coach runners at any time. At no time may a coach touch a player to guide his/her running; an “out” will result for the lead base runner after two warnings. Coaches are expected to have an offensive line-up (batting order) and defensive line-up for each inning prior to the start of the game. Coaches are allowed on the field while their team is playing defense. Two outfield coaches are allowed in the 7 year old division and 1 outfield coach is allowed in the 8 year old division. 12 Contents Copyright © 2005, Southeast Denver Baseball Inc. All Rights Reserved
d. e. at the time play is stopped, he/she is awarded the next base. If not half way to the next base the runner returns to the previous base. The head umpire’s call stands. Under no circumstance should a base coach attempt to run his/her players to the next base in hope that the defense will make an error. There is not a base awarded on an overthrow. We encourage throws. UMPIRES 1. 2. SEDBL provides a field umpire who shall be the head umpire. The offensive team will provide an adult plate umpire/coach, primarily for pass balls and to help with foul balls calls down the lines. COACHES The pitcher/coach may instruct the batter from the mound prior to pitches, but cannot coach base runners in any way while the ball is in play; an “out” will result for the lead base runner after two warnings. The plate umpire/coach may coach batters and base coaches may coach runners at any time. At no time may a coach touch a player to guide his/her running; an “out” will result for the lead base runner after two warnings. Coaches are expected to have an offensive line-up (batting order) and defensive line-up for each inning prior to the start of the game. Coaches are allowed on the field while their team is playing defense. Two outfield coaches are allowed in the 7 year old division and 1 outfield coach is allowed in the 8 year old division. 12 Contents Copyright © 2005, Southeast Denver Baseball Inc. All Rights Reserved
d. e.  at the time play is stopped, he she is awarded the next base. If not half way to the next base the runner returns t...
d. e.  at the time play is stopped, he she is awarded the next base. If not half way to the next base the runner returns t...