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League Rules:


 Please refer to the LL (ages 6-12) or Babe Ruth (ages 13-18) rule book handed out to all managers at the beginning of the season
 

Local Rules:

Substitutions (enhanced rule) is such No child may sit twice until ALL have sat once. The goal here is to establish balanced playing time
 

Standings and Play-Off Rules:

 
a) Team standings are determined by a (3-2-1) points system where 3 pts are awarded for a win, 2 pts for a tie and 1 pt for a loss. The team with the highest point total will be the first place team, the second highest will be the second place team, etc. Note: If there is a tie for first place according to the points accumulated system, head to head record will serve as the first tie breaker and points differential will serve as the third tie breaker. Note: Effective 2013 Season 3rd tiebreaker will be runs against.

b) At the conclusion of the regular season all teams will participate in a single elimination play-off tournament to determine Division Champions. Positions or rankings in this tournament will be assigned at random by a method determined by the Board of Directors.

c) Pitching rules for the play-off games and the championship games are identical to the regular season pitching rules.

d) If a playoff game is called because of darkness or weather, it will be rescheduled and begin at the point of termination and played to its entirety. Note: This refers to an official or unofficial play-off game.

e)  For all play-off games, including the championship games, the home team will be determined by a coin toss.

 

New Rule Changes for 2015 Season


THE NEW LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL® AGE DETERMINATION DATE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FOR BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY

In April 2014, the International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League Baseball®. To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system. Using feedback from Little League® parents through our District Administrators, the Little League International Board of Directors adjusted the April-approved implementation strategy in order to modify the impact on all of our minor and major division players. The adjustment also allows for an easier transition for players in the early years of Little League participation.

As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the remainder of their Little League Baseball career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 4
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 5
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 6
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 7
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 8
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 9

 

Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the next three Little League Baseball seasons. Starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball season, all players will utilize the age determination date of December 31.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
        2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 9
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 10
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 11
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 12
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 13
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 14
2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 15
1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 16
1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 17
1997 1997 1997 1997 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 18

 

As stated, with this implementation strategy adjustment the impact on our players will be reduced, with the exception of a marginal impact on players currently participating in the very early stages of their Little League career. Furthermore, our continued focus on fun, fitness and fundamentals at the Tee Ball Division will assist local leagues as they look to provide a smooth transition to the Coach/Machine Pitch divisions of play while still developing a passion for the game as well as focusing on skill development.