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Division Rules

T-Ball

  • Players League Age 4 - 6.

  • Non-competitive division. No game score or division standings are kept.

  • The team formation will be determined by the Tee Ball League Division representative.

  • A Manager shall have two (2) designated coaches (approved volunteers) to assist during game days.

  • Games will last sixty (60) minutes. Play must be stopped at 60 minutes! No exceptions! Managers of both teams should try their best to end the game at a “good” stopping point, before the 60 minute hard cut-off.

  • The first half of the season, all players will hit the ball off of a tee. The second half of the season, a coach will pitch underhand to each batter. Coaches will pitch up to three (3) pitches to a batter and if batter does not put the ball in play, then the batter will hit off a tee.  Each batter shall have enough swings to put the ball in play.

  • The batting order will consist of all players in the game. Once play begins, the lineup cannot be changed except to remove a player due to an injury. A late arrival shall be added to the end of the lineup. Throughout the season, it shall be a priority to rotate the batting order so that all players have an opportunity to bat from each position in the lineup.

  • Every player bats each inning. An inning ends after the entire offensive team has batted. The last batter will continue advancing bases until either put out or the defensive team gets the ball to home plate.

  • The defense is composed of all players present. The infield positions shall consist of a traditional baseball infield with the remaining player(s) occupying space behind the infielders. It shall be a priority of the manager that each player spends equal time at all positions in the field.

  • The defensive team may have up to two (2) coaches in the field.

  • Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26″ and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text.


Farm

  • Players League Age 7 and 8.  If spots permit, some League Age 6-year-olds may be drafted to this division, if approved by Farm Division Representative and Player Agent.

  • No score will be kept.

  • Teams will be formed to ten (10) or eleven (11) players.  Each coach may choose one (1) assistant coach. All other players are added by age and skill. The team formation will be decided by the Farm Division Representative and Player Agent.

  • The bases will be set at fifty (50) feet.

  • Coach will serve as umpire.

  • Coach pitch only. There will be no kid pitch in this division. The coach will pitch overhand to his/her players from a distance of 35’. Each player will get 5 chances (pitches) to put the ball in play. If the 5th pitch is fouled off, then the player will receive an extra pitch. No walks. The League wants to encourage kids to swing the bat.

  • Games will run a maximum of 90 minutes or 6 innings. Play will be stopped at 90 minutes regardless of how many outs are recorded OR where the offensive team is in their lineup. Managers of both teams should try their best to end the game at a “good” stopping point, before the 90 minute hard cut-off.

  • The defensive team will position six (6) players in the infield and three (3) players in the outfield. Players must play in the infield by the 3rd inning. All players cannot sit back-to-back innings on the bench and cannot sit more than two (2) innings in a game.

  • The defensive team may have up to two (2) coaches in the field. The offensive team may have up to two (2) adult base coaches and one coach near home plate.

  • There will be NO stealing of bases.

  • Continuous batting order. 

  • Teams will change sides after three (3) outs or one time through the batting order.

  • A base runner may only advance one base on an overthrow.

  • Bat Standards: Non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. 

  • Bats  shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30″) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end. NOTE 1: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.


Minors

  • Players League Age 8 - 10. (Players who are League Age 7 may ask to try out and then will need special Board approval to be eligible for Minors.)Any player who is League Age 8 who does NOT wish to play in this division should NOT come to tryouts.

  • This is a competitive division. Score and division standings will be kept.

  • A player must attend a skills assessment (tryout) to be considered for a Minors team.

  • Teams will be chosen by coaches in a draft.

  • Teams will be formed to eleven (11) or twelve (12) players

  • The league has a shortage of umpires. As a result, for the 2022 season, coaches or parent volunteers will umpire the games. Balls and strikes can be called from behind the pitcher's mound. The home team will be responsible for organizing the umpire duties for the game.

  • The bases will be set at sixty (60) feet.

  • Pitching mound is set at forty-four (44) feet.

  • Kid pitch. Pitchers are held to pitch count regulations (see below). 

  • A pitcher once removed from the mound cannot return as a pitcher. 

  • 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.

  • A player who played the position of catcher for three (3) innings or less, moved to the pitcher position, and delivered 21 pitches or more in the same day, may not return to the catcher position on that calendar day. 

  • There will be a continuous batting order for each game. 

  • No player will sit consecutive innings in a game. 

  • Each player must play at least one (1) inning in the infield before the end of the third (3rd) inning.

  • Base runners are not allowed to steal home. 

  • Any runner is out when the runner slides head first while advancing. 

  • No "Must Slide" rule. 

  • No Balks – if an illegal pitch is called with runners on or not, it is a ball.

  • When a pitcher is in contact with the pitcher's plate and in possession of the ball and the catcher is in the catcher's box ready to receive delivery of the ball, base runners shall not leave their bases until the ball has been delivered and has reached the batter. 

  • The side is retired when three offensive players are legally put out, called out by an umpire, or when all players on the roster have batted one time in the half-inning, or when the offensive team scores (5) runs. (The AGVLL Board of Directors have suspended the five-run rule for the 5th and 6th innings. The five-run rule is in effect for innings 1 through 4.)

  • Games are 6 innings, however, no new inning will begin after 1 hour and 45 minutes.  

  • After four (4) complete innings, if a game is called by the umpire for any reason (ie, daylight, rain…ect), it is considered a "complete game" and will not be made up or replayed.

  • If after (3) innings, two and one half innings if the home team is ahead, one team has a lead of fifteen (15) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent. If after (4) innings, three and one half innings if the home team is ahead, one team has a lead of ten (10) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent. NOTE: (1) If the visiting Team has a lead of fifteen (15) or ten (10) runs or more respectively, the home team must bat in its half of the inning.

  • Bat Standards: Non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. 

  • Bats  shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30″) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end. NOTE 1: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited


Majors

  • Players League Age 10 - 12.  (Players who are League Age 9 may play with special Board approval.)

  • Players who are League Age 10 may request to NOT be drafted to the Major League Division prior to the draft.  The request will be honored by the League EXCEPT when the Board decides that the player imposes a safety risk to other players.

  • This is a competitive division. Score and division standings will be kept.

  • A player must attend a skills assessment (tryout) to be considered for a Majors team.

  • Teams will be chosen by coaches in a draft.

  • Teams will be formed to eleven (11) or twelve (12) players

  • Official umpires will call the game.

  • The bases will be set at sixty (60) feet.

  • Pitching mound is set at forty six (46) feet.

  • Kid pitch. Pitchers are held to pitch count regulations (see below). 

  • A pitcher once removed from the mound cannot return as a pitcher. 

  • 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.

  • A player who played the position of catcher for three (3) innings or less, moved to the pitcher position, and delivered 21 pitches or more in the same day, may not return to the catcher position on that calendar day. 

  • Game length is six (6) innings. No new inning may begin after two (2 ) hours of play.

  • There will be a continuous batting order for each game.

  • All Players must play a minimum of six (6) defensive outs

  • No "Must Slide" rule.

  • Infield fly rule will be in effect.

  • NO metal spikes allowed.

  • Dropped 3rd strike rule will be in effect. 

  • Any runner is out when the runner slides head first while advancing

  • No Balks – if an illegal pitch is called with runners on or not, it is a ball.

  • When a pitcher is in contact with the pitcher's plate and in possession of the ball and the catcher is in the catcher's box ready to receive delivery of the ball, base runners shall not leave their bases until the ball has been delivered and has reached the batter.

  • The side is retired when three offensive players are legally put out or called out by an umpire. Majors division does NOT have a five-run rule per inning. 

  • After four (4) complete innings, if a game is called by the umpire for any reason (ie, daylight, rain…ect), it is considered a "complete game" and will not be made up or replayed.

  • If after (3) innings, two and one half innings if the home team is ahead, one team has a lead of fifteen (15) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent. If after (4) innings, three and one half innings if the home team is ahead, one team has a lead of ten (10) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent. NOTE: (1) If the visiting Team has a lead of fifteen (15) or ten (10) runs or more respectively, the home team must bat in its half of the inning.

  • Bat Standards: Non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. 

  • Bats  shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30″) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end. NOTE 1: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited


Intermediate

  • Players League Age 11 - 13.  All 13 year olds that sign up will tryout and be drafted to a team. 11 and 12 year olds who sign up and tryout will be evaluated by the board approved managers and the player agent. If deemed ready, they will be drafted to an Intermediate team. If it is decided, said player(s) will be held down to the next lower division offered.

  • Players who are League Age 11 & 12 may request to NOT be drafted to the Major League Division prior to the draft.  The request will be honored by the League EXCEPT when the Board decides that the player imposes a safety risk to other players.

  • This is a competitive division. Score and division standings will be kept.

  • A player must attend a skills assessment to be considered for an Intermediate team.

  • Teams will be chosen by coaches in a draft.

  • Teams will be formed to eleven (11) or twelve (12) players

  • Official umpires will call the game.

  • The bases will be set at seventy (70) feet.

  • Pitching mound is set at fifty (50) feet.

  • Outfield fence will be set at a distance of 200'-225'.

  • Kid pitch. Pitchers are held to pitch count regulations (see below).  

  • A pitcher remaining in the game, but moving to a different position, can return as a pitcher anytime in the remainder of the game, but only once per game. 

  • 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.

  • A player who played the position of catcher for three (3) innings or less, moved to the pitcher position, and delivered 21 pitches or more in the same day, may not return to the catcher position on that calendar day. 

  • There will be a continuous batting order for each game.

  • All Players must play a minimum of six (6) defensive outs.

  • Dropped 3rd strike rule will be in effect.

  • Infield fly rule will be in effect.

  • No "Must Slide" rule.

  • NO metal spikes allowed on synthetic pitching mounds. When  possible, potential pitchers should already have their cleats changed before the pitching change is made.

  • Balks will be enforced.

  • Base runners are allowed to slide headfirst.

  • The side is retired when three offensive players are legally put out or called out by an umpire. The Intermediate division does NOT have a five-run rule per inning. 

  • Game length is seven (7) innings. No new inning may begin after two hours and 15 minutes of play. 

  • After four (4) complete innings, if a game is called by the umpire for any reason (ie, daylight, rain…ect), it is considered a "complete game" and will not be made up or replayed.

  • If after (4) innings, three and one half innings if the home team is ahead, one team has a lead of fifteen (15) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent. If after (5) innings, four and one half innings if the home team is ahead, one team has a lead of ten (10) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent. NOTE: (1) If the visiting Team has a lead of fifteen (15) or ten (10) runs or more respectively, the home team must bat in its half of the inning.

  • Bat Standards: Non-wood and laminated bats used in the Intermediate Division, shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. Also, permitted for the Intermediate Division are bats meeting the BBCOR performance standard, and so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited

  • Bats shall not be more than 34″ inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30″) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.


Pitch Count Regulations

The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position:

League Age:
13-16 – 95 pitches per day
11-12 – 85 pitches per day
9-10 – 75 pitches per day
7-8 – 50 pitches per day

Pitchers league age 14 and under must adhere to the following rest requirements:

  • If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 51-65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.

Click on documents below to view complete  pitching rules and regulations.