Minors


GOALS

  1. To have fun!
  2. To teach good sportsmanship and team spirit.
  3. To teach the importance of individual and team development.
  4. To practice catching, throwing, pitching, fielding, and base running.

See interlock rules under the Manager/Coach tab above for more rules

FIELD

  1. The base paths will be 60 feet in length and the pitcher’s mound will be 46 feet from the home plate.

RULES

  1. A regulation game is six innings long.
  2. Each team will have 3 outs or a maximum or 3 runs per at bat per inning.
  3. A tie game will not continue after six complete innings in a regularly scheduled game.
  4. No inning can start after 7:45pm until the May long weekend. After then it will be up to the umpires to determine the length of play due to darkness etc.
  5. All players should be playing infield and outfield equally.
  6. Every player on a team roster will participate in each game for a minimum of 6 defensive outs and bat at least 1 time. It is recommended that starting player be substituted with spares as soon as possible. Once spares have met mandatory play the starting players may re-enter the lineup in any of the defensive line-up positions. Spares may not re-enter.
  7. Batting – Every player bats whether they are on the field for defence, or not. To make sure that everyone gets their fair number of times at bat, you must either rotate the line-up so a different player bats first, or better yet, use a continuous loop so that the batter after the last batter of each game, becomes the first batter of the next game.
  8. Each team must follow the pitching rules as outlined in the Little League rule book (a copy of which has been included in your manual) and complete the pitching record that is kept in a binder upstairs in the clubhouse. The scorekeeper must enter the pitching information into the binder at the end of each game.
  9. At the end of the season, there will be a playoff championship. The winning team of the playoffs will go to the City Minor Championships to represent our park.

Pitcher Rotation

a) Any player on a regular season team may pitch (12-yr-olds in Minors cannot 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

                                     9–10      75 pitches per day

                                      7–8        50 pitches per day

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

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

g) Coaches are encouraged to rotate pitchers every inning.

 

Sheets are available on the CSLL website.

Click here to download the “Pitch Count Sheet”.

Click here to download the “Pitcher Eligibility Form”

 

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