2013 Chanhassen Little League Local Rules – Coach Pitch League
Leagues operate under the authority of the Chanhassen Little League (CLL) Board and are directed by an appointed Age Commissioner. These leagues are instructional programs for 5 and 6 year-old players. All managers in the Age 5 and 6 Leagues are encouraged to stress fundamental baseball skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. The players are introduced to throwing, catching, fielding, positions and hitting. 2013 Little League Baseball Rulebook. Any rule not specified below shall be governed by the 2013 Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules.
Teams are formed by the CLL Baseball Chairperson and Age Coordinator with respect to the geographic location, school attended and coordination of player/buddy requests for participating players. The CLL Board must approve all team assignments.
A team shall consist of 7-11registered players of appropriate league age (April 30, 2013).
Each team shall have a manager and one or more assistant coaches. The managers and Assistant Coaches (background checks done) are allowed on the field pregame and in the dugout. The 3 that start the game will finish the game – no substitutions. One must be in the dugout at all times.
A team will consist of 7-11 players. The League will utilize 3 or more outfielders, 4 infielders, a pitcher and catcher that stands to the side as to not getting hurt. Outfielders must be in the grass and not move-up as extra infielders.
Managers (and parent volunteers) may be on the field for the purpose of instructing the players, and may also provide assistance for players in fielding and catching.
Late arriving players can be inserted into the field between at-bats during any inning; however, the player(s) must be added to the end of the established batting order.
Games/Practices are scheduled to start promptly at 5:30 & 7 pm. If reasonably necessary, coaches can agree on a delayed start time.
A game consists of 6 innings; however, no new inning will start after a 1-hour time limit has elapsed. For innings that will begin near this time limit, both managers must confer to decide upon continuation of the game.
A half-inning consists 1 full rotation through the batting order. The last batter should hit and be allowed to run the full bases. Upon the batter crossing home plate the team in the field should then run to the dugout for their turn to hit
No official game score shall be kept.
If unplayable weather conditions occur, the game should be called at the field by agreement of the managers. Games must be called if lightning is sighted. Any games which are unplayable due to weather conditions will be rescheduled by the managers prior to year end.
If poor weather has the condition of the fields in question throughout the day, coaches are responsible for checking the CAA Baseball website after 4:00 for game cancellations.
3. General Amendments
All players on the roster present for the game shall bat in a continuous order.
The manager of the team at bat will present the balls to the batters. The manager/pitcher shall wait until the batter and defensive team are ready before "presenting" the pitch to the batter.
For the League, the manager will pitch overhand to his/her team. The pitcher/manager should pitch from approximately 40 feet, however, may move close and/or modify delivery of the pitch (underhanded) as deemed necessary. Each batter will receive a maximum of 8 pitches to put the ball in play. The player should be notified of the eighth pitch. After the 8th pitch a batting tee should be used.
There shall be no walks or bases on hit batters.
On batted balls put into play, base runners should advance 1 base at a time unless previously discussed prior to the game by the coaches.
No attempted bunting or stealing is allowed. Base runners must remain on the base during an at-bat until the ball is struck by a batter.
The infield fly rule is not in effect.
Any pitcher/manager interference should be called and replayed without affecting the pitch count.
All overthrows from an infield position (ending up in fair or foul territory or out of play) will result in a "dead" ball and play shall stop --- at which point only those base runners that have already past a base may advance to the next base.
All players will have equal opportunity to play both infield and outfield positions. For reasons of player safety and improved play, managers have the discretion to assign a player 2 innings at 1st base. For all other fielding positions, players are not allowed to play more than 1 inning per game at the same position.
The use of profanity and/or violence from any manager, assistant coach, player, parent or spectator will cause for automatic dismissal from a game. If the ejected person fails to leave the game (premises), the game will be forfeited by the team the offending individual is affiliated with. The CLL Board of Directors will review all ejections to determine the appropriateness of the action and determine the potential need for further action.
Penalties for Non-Compliance with League Rules
Teams failing to comply with the Little League, Local Rules or Code(s) of Conduct will be subject to disciplinary action as follows. In all cases, the league director and the CLL Little League President must be notified.
First Violation – The manager of the offending team shall receive an official warning.
Second Violation - The manager of the offending team shall receive a 1 game suspension.
Additional Violations - The offending team will forfeit the game and the manager shall be suspended for the remainder of the season and not be eligible for post-season duties.