Rule Changes 2007 - 2009 Play on Grade Scheduled day of practice for Pistols/Warriors
Junior Girls - 9 fielders, team may only bat once thru the order, & a 9 yr must pitch in each game
Pre Teen Girls - Pilot Program - A pitcher that hits 3 girls in 1 inning must be removed
Pony Girls - Stealing on the "release"
Bronco rules for Boys JA League (70" bases -lead offs-dropped 3rd strike), 70' bases for JN
Boys Pitching restrictions - innings per game reduced
Big Barrel Bats
G22 Intentional Walks are prohibited, except to set up a force situation on the tie or go ahead run in the last or extra inning of a game. G20.0 IHSA ejection penalty "Any player, manager, or coach ejected from a game for unsportsmanlike conduct shall be ineligible to participate for the next game.“ G10 The bench areas is reserved for players, coaches, and managers. All players should be on the bench when not batting, in the field or warming up. Managers and coaches may NOT stand in front of the out of play fences, or in the field of play, unless they are coaching a base, except for designated coaches in Future Stars, Etc
G12 All rainouts will be rescheduled. If a game ends because of weather conditions, curfew, or darkness interferes with play so that the game is called by the umpire, it is a regulation game provided the league predicated number of full innings have been played. (5 inning game needs 3 complete innings, 6 inning game needs 4 complete, and 7 inning game needs 5 complete innings) Note: If the home team is ahead when the stoppage occurs, that inning will be deemed completed if it allows the game to be judged complete by rule. If play has gone beyond the predicated minimum and is called when the teams have not had an equal number of completed turns at bat, the score shall be the same as it was at the end of the last completed inning. Games not having played the predicate number of innings when suspended, will be completed at a later date, unless the league president determines the game is out of contention. Play and line ups are to be resumed exactly as they were when play was halted. On the rescheduled date, players who were not in attendance initially are eligible to play, if game is resumed prior to the start of the 4th inning (6 inning game) or 5th inning (7 inning game). Players who were in the line up, but are absent when the game is resumed are skipped in the batting order, with no penalty.
G6 Only the manager, or acting manager, may have a discussion with the umpire. Upon the first attempt by a coach to have a discussion with the umpire regarding the game, a warning will be issued to the coach and manager. Upon the second occurrence, said coach will be required to remain on the bench for the remainder of the game. G10 The bench areas is reserved for players, coaches, and managers. All players should be on the bench when not batting, in the field or warming up. Managers and coaches may NOT stand in front of the out of play fences, or in the field of play, unless they are coaching a base, except for designated coaches in Future Stars, etc. After two warnings from the umpire, the manager or coach will be asked to leave the field of play. NOTE: This is not to be considered as an official ejection, unless the manager or coach will not leave. PT Girls 6 inning Game
Little Sluggers – boys and girls
7&8’s -Wildcat and Wildkits
9 & 10
American assoc. (AA) boys
11 & 12
Junior Boys- American/ National
Pony Boys / Pony Girls
Calendar of Events Opening Night – Friday May 6 6pm Team pictures- Saturday May 14th
Goals & Objectives
Learn the Fundamentals of Baseball
How to be part of a Team
Practice makes you better at anything
Fun means enjoying what you do
Most Fun= Doing your Best
Pass on to the next generation the tradition and love for Baseball
Lightning Detection system
Operates 7 days a week- 8am-11pm
If you hear the alarm-
All must CLEAR the field
Stop the game- seek shelter
Building or Cars (not a convertible)
Leave the equipment on the field
If strobe lights are flashing, do not take the field until an all clear is heard
If the weather is threatening, and no alarm, get off the field
Warning horn- like a car horn
15 second blast
ALL CLEAR= 3 short blasts
IF NO CLEAR, after 20 minutes, ………. cancel game and GO HOME
Have a plan
Your expectations, needs, practices, games, changes
Don’t use the child – use handouts, emails, post game reminders
Make it fun; Recognize and Celebrate!!!!
Get Good Attendance at games and practices
Where were you?
The team really missed you!!
The players really needed you at the last game
We sure could have use you…coming next time?
Messages & Mantras
Mistakes Happen-don’t make it worse
“Correct” in private- not in public
“Correct” in practice
“Correct” as a group- not individually
“Correct” when you’ve cooled down
Catch them doing it right
Applaud the correct actions
Applaud at the “attempt”
If Momma ain’t Happy, then Nobody Happy…
Messages and Mantras
Umpires (None in T-ball)
In Baseball, quick decisions have to be made by an umpire almost every 30-40 seconds
Usually in front of 40-50 people
Half of which want to disagree
Accept their decisions unequivocably
Don’t Challenge, ridicule, “gasp” , “moan”, “groan” or do anything to infer your dismay-shut up! Shut up!
- If you really have to ask a question, be very polite, pleasant and appreciative- like you are talking to a Tballr
Treat them with respect, be Polite and say “please” and “thank you”—see prior slide
Remember the Golden rule- do unto others children as you would do to your own…
2009 Points of Emphasis G8.3 All players must be in full uniform provided by the league to participate in a game. This includes socks and hats/visors. Ankle socks are not to be worn. No modifications or cut sleeves on the jerseys will be allowed. G10 The bench area is reserved for players, coaches and managers. All players should be on the bench when not batting, in the field or warming up. Managers and coaches may NOT stand in front of the out of play fences, or in the field of play, unless they are coaching a base, except for designated coaches in future stars, etc. Coaches may not sit on chairs or buckets in the field of play or in non designated bench areas, such as the batters on deck cage. Rule 1.11-j Players must not wear watches, rings, pins, jewelry, or any other ornamental or plastic or metallic items. This includes plastic, elastic or cloth wrist bands and chokers. Athletic wrist bands are allowed. Cloth and elastic hair ties are allowed if they do not include metal or plastic.
2009 Points of Emphasis OBSTRUCTION is the act of a fielder who, while not in possession of the ball, impedes the progress of any runner. A fake tag is considered obstruction. (NOTE: Obstruction shall be called on a defensive player who blocks off a base, base line or home plate from a base runner while not in possession of the ball.) Rule 7.08-a (4) Any runner is out when the runner slides head first while advancing. (Leagues with players 12 years old or younger)
Practices, Games, Picture day, Birthdays
Phone numbers, emails,
Treats Schedule no no
Practices, Games, Picture day, Birthdays
Phone numbers, emails,
Encourage Treat Spontaneity !!!!
What happens if parent is delayed in pick-up
Never leave a kid alone before or after a game
Eye Contact –transfer- NO BLIND DROP-OFFS
Oh No …We don’t Have an Ump What do We do????
Things to Remember Keep the games moving Be organized and prepared. Request assistance from parents as needed. Have someone warm-up the pitcher Let the players know in advance of what position they will be playing. Use a small white board for positions and batting order. Assign a parent to assist with the catchers equipment Move the team away from the field for the post game talk (if there is another game to follow)
Please Do This Each manager shall submit their official roster to their League President no later than the start of their 1st regular season game. All rostered players must be listed on the scoresheet. If a player is absent, the reason should be noted, if known Late arrivals/early departures
Remember No player shall be out of the game defensively for two consecutive innings NO DEFENSIVE SUBSTITUTIONS CAN BE MADE FROM THE BENCH DURING AN INNING, EXCEPT FOR DISABILITY ALL BATTING ORDERS WILL BE PROGRESSIVE
REMEMBER The behavior of all managers and coaches shall be governed by standards of good sportsmanship. Specifically, the following behavior is prohibited :
Ultimate NO NOs A. Profanity B. Abusive language C. Smoking during games while on the field or bench area D. Baiting of umpires E. Fighting F. Alcoholic beverages or any illegal substances G. "Taunting" of opposition players
TALKING POINTS IDIOTS UNIFORM ALTERATIONS/white shirts LATE ARRIVALS/EARLY LEAVE School Night Curfews (LIT FIELDS ONLY) Schedule Umpires -Pay Slips - Attire Pre Game Set up - Take down - Practice Soft Toss Box Keys JEWELRY Chain of Communication
Post Season Playoffs; July 5-15; BOR. All-Star Selection meeting; Time/Location TBD. Purpose of themeeting:o In- House All-Star Team Gala; July 16-17o YE Travel Team PR Summer Sizzler JulyWARRIORS /PISTOLS
2011 Rule Changes for 2011 Season G4.3 (add) The visiting team shall be responsible for inspecting the field for obvious hazards before the game AND raking/leveling the batters boxes and pitching rubber/mound area after the game.
G7.1 ...The score MUST be verified by the managers after each half-inning...
G12 (add) If a regulation game, including extra innings, is suspended due to weather conditions, curfew, darkness or time limits and the score is tied, the game shall be declared complete and a tie will be recorded in the standings.
2011 G13.1 A team shall play with 8 players. G13.2 (in part) If a manager anticipates he will not have eight (8) players at the next game, he/she can request the League President to call up one (1) player. G23 (in part) All players in attendance must be out of the game defensively for at least one inning. Penalty: Forfeit
Changes for Special Rules for Individual Leagues: All Softball Leagues: Field Dimensions and Equipment: (add) The batter and all base runners must wear a batter’s helmet and all pitchers must wear a protective mask. Junior Softball: 6 (d) A league age 9 year old must pitch one (1) complete inning per game. (3 consecutive outs must be obtained while 9 year old deliver the pitch. Pre-Teen Softball: 5 (a) (add) Runners who leave the base early will be called out. Dead Ball. All runners and batter return to positions held before ball was pitched. Little Sluggers: (add) The Little Sluggers League is intended to accommodate 6 year olds too advanced for Future Stars and 7 year old boys not yet ready for Wildcat. Players are limited to 1 year participation in the Little Sluggers League.
2011 AA League: 5 (b) (add) Runners who leave the base early will be warned by the umpire. Junior Boys League: 4 (b) (in part) …If a player arrives after the start of the 4th inning, he cannot enter the game.
First Aid Procedures See rules link on website for info
U Reserve See separate U reserve link
How to run a practice Please see various web site links for ideas
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