Layritz Little League BASEBALL & SOFTBALLDIVISION 7VICTORIA, BC
Layritz Little League BASEBALL & SOFTBALL | DIVISION 7 | VICTORIA, BC
Division Rules

Minor League Baseball

Team Selection: Minor league players are assigned to teams by a pre-season draft.  Players eligible to play minor baseball must be present at 2 assessment dates assigned by the director. Players in minor baseball must be between 7-11 years old.

Game Length: Games are scheduled for six innings. In Minor baseball, no new inning will be started after 1 hour 45 minutes.
 

Inning Length: the offensive team will continue at bat until one of the following occurs:
a) they have three outs, or
b) they score 3 runs in innings 1 thru 5, or 5 runs in the 6th.
c) there is no open inning in minor baseball

Scorekeeping: 
Both teams are required to supply a scorekeeper.  Managers are responsible for providing a team line-up to the umpire and scorekeepers.  At the end of the game the scorekeeper will give each manager a copy of the game score sheet.

Playing Time: Team members will play a minimum of three innings in each six inning game.  If a game is called before this is possible, the player(s) who are short of the minimum requirement will be in the starting lineup for the next game.

Player Rotation: Players should play equal amount of time, sitting out approximately equal amount of innings throughout the season. All players should get a minimum of 50 percent infield time in each game. Players should get an opportunity to play all positions.

Pitcher Warm-up:  Managers or coaches will not warm up pitchers at any time during the game.  Team members warming up pitchers must wear full catcher’s equipment for safety and insurance purposes.

Batting Lineup: Over the season players shall be rotated through the batting order in a roughly equivalent manner for games attended. The continuous batting order is mandatory for minor baseball.
 
Pitcher Rotation: The following Little League pitching rules apply:
a) Any player on a regular season team may pitch (12 yr olds in Minors can not pitch) Exception: Any player, who has played the position of catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game, is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day.
b) any player on the team roster may pitch (12 yr olds in Minors can not pitch)
c) a pitcher once removed from the mound, cannot pitch again during that game.
d) the Manager must remove a pitcher from the mound upon reaching the following limits:
    League Age 11-12: 85 pitches per day
    League Age 9-10:   75 pitches per day
    League Age 7-8:     50 pitches per day
If a pitcher reaches his limit mid-batter, he may finish with that batter.
A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.

e) If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, 4 calendar days of rest must be observed.
If a player pitches 51-65 pitches in a day, 3 calendar days of rest must be observed.
If a player pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, 2 calendar days of rest must be observed.
If a player pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, 1 calendar day of rest must be observed.
If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no calendar day of rest is required.

f) Each team must designate the scorekeeper or another game official as the official pitch counter

Borrowing Players: Teams may borrow from other Minor League teams or mini-minor teams to bring their numbers up to 9.  A team who un-expectantly does not have 9 players shall borrow player(s) from the opposing team to play defense.  There is no forfeit in Little League.

A Word on Minor League Philosophy: Managers and coaches are encouraged to challenge players to try a variety of defensive positions, including pitching.  Also, it may be advantageous to use a pitching strategy that concentrates a little less on striking out players and more on creating hits in the game while still having pitchers pitch to the best of their ability.  This will provide greater challenge to all players in the defensive role (more hits to field and more runners to watch) and will provide more opportunity for batters and runners to practice in the offensive role.  A game that involves mainly walks (or strikeouts) is not much of a learning experience for either team.  Remember that Minor League Baseball is still a transition period for most players.

Divisional Championships: 
All rules applicable to regular season play, apply to the post season Layritz playoffs.  In the event a team is selected to play in a tournament or district championship, the team or teams must follow the rules applied to that competition.  If you have any questions concerning the rules contained herein please contact the Director of the Minor League for your division of play.

To avoid any confusion, all ties in our In-House Standings will be broken as per the standard defined in the current year Little League Rule book (provided to each team manager at the beginning of the season).

Any rules not listed here are referred to the Little League Rulebook (provided to team manager at beginning of the season).

Major League Baseball Rules

Players are selected through a try-out and draft process as outlined in the Little League

Operating Handbook. At Layritz, baseball players who are 10, 11 or 12 years old (by August 31),who did not play Majors the previous season, need to attend tryouts if they wish to attempt entry into the Majors Division. These tryouts are held in March each year at Layritz Park. Players are rated on a variety of baseball skills

Team Selection:

New teams will be selected each year from the list of returning Majors players and from the

draft assessment list. This is to achieve more evenly balanced teams. Players may or may not

end up with the same coaching staff as the previous season.

Rules:

Major League Baseball Rules are contained in the Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules manual. In addition to the general ground rules for all divisions, the following also apply to Major Baseball.

Playing Time:

All players will play a minimum of three (3) innings defensively and offensively. If a game is called before this is possible, the player or players who are short of this minimum requirement will be in the starting lineup of the next game. Every player must play ONE full game out of every TWO attended.

Knowledge of Rules:

At this level of play it is incumbent upon managers and coaches to be very knowledgeable of all the rules and regulations of Little League Baseball. This knowledge will assist in reducing conflict that may arise as a result of misinterpretation or misapplication of the rules.

Pitcher Rotation:

The following Little League pitching rules apply at Layritz:

a) Any player on a regular season team may pitch. Exception: Any player, who has played the position of catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game, is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day.

b) a pitcher once removed from the mound, cannot pitch again during that game.

c) the Manager must remove a pitcher from the mound upon reaching the following limits:

League Age 11-12: 85 pitches per day

League Age 9-10: 75 pitches per day

League Age 7-8: 50 pitches per day

If a pitcher reaches his limit mid-batter, he may finish with that batter.

A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.

d) If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, 4 calendar days of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 51-65 pitches in a day, 3 calendar days of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, 2 calendar days of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, 1 calendar day of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no calendar day of rest is required.

e) Each league must designate the scorekeeper or another game official as the official pitch counter

Borrowing Players:

Refer to the General Rules section.

Game Length:

Apart from the regulation game length, the following time restrictions will apply to regular season games: No new inning will be started after 1 hour 45 minutes when there is another game following.

No new inning will be started after 2 hours, where there is no following game booked on the field. Ex: weeknight games or last game of the day on a weekend.

In the event of a tie, extra innings may be played, within the above time restrictions.

Run Limits:

for regular season play the following run limits will be imposed locally and city wide:

Innings 1 - 5, 4 runs may be scored.

Inning 6, shall be an open inning.

General Comments:

In Major Baseball there is no guarantee that players will have an opportunity to play in a variety of defensive positions and may not have the opportunity to move up in the batting order. Although each child will have equal opportunity for playing time, the manager does have the authority to reduce playing time for disciplinary reasons. If discipline has to be administered, the manager of the team involved will inform the Director of the Division and the reasons for the disciplinary action.

Standings:

To avoid any confusion, all ties in our In-House Standings will be broken as perthe standard defined in the current year Little League Rule book (provided to each team manager at the beginning of the season).

Any rules not listed here are referred to the Little League Rulebook (provided to team manager at beginning of the season).

 

 

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