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Tball League Governing Rules

TBALL DIVISION ONLY

A) Most important rule- WE ARE HERE FOR THE KIDS TO HAVE FUN AND TO TEACH THEM HOW TO PLAY THE GAME OF BASEBALL.

B) No player sits on the bench. Only one player at each infield position and remainder in the outfield.

C) Batters, base runners, and catcher must wear helmets at all times.

D) No new inning may start 1.5 hours after the official start of the game. Teams can play up to a maximum of 6 innings. Three innings is the norm.

E) For the 4/5 year old age group no new inning can start 45 minutes after the official start of the game.  Games are intended to be less than an hour long.

E)  No Stealing.

F)   Each batter is allowed 5 swings. In order to be deemed legal, a hit must travel at least midway between home plate and the pitcher.

G)  The hitting team will be limited to either a maximum of 5 runs, or 3 outs to end an inning.

H)  Coaches must constantly reinforce having the players stay in their positions when the ball is hit.  Players should only field balls that come to their position.

I)  No player can play the same position more than once in the same game.

J)   The catcher will be located in the on-deck circle with a batting helmet. The catcher will always be located in the deck circle behind the hitter (e.g., if a batter is in a right-handed stance, the catcher will be located in the on deck circle on 3rd base side.

K)  The defensive team coaches will be the “umpires”.

            1.Defensive coaches should be located as follows: three in the outfield, and two in the infield,(Infield Coaches should be located between
1st & 2nd base and 2nd and 3rd base).

L) Offensive coaches should be located as follows: one at home base to place the ball on the tee, one at 1st  base one at 3rd base.

M) The runners cannot advance beyond a single unless the ball travels to the outfield cleanly, and no outfielder is within 3 feet of the ball when the runner hits first base.

N) No base advances on throwing errors.

O) Score should be kept by the coaches in the provided scorebook. You DO NOT need to announce a winner at the end of the game.

P)  Home Team is responsible for prepping the field before the game, and making sure that their dugout and bleachers are clean after the game. Visiting team is responsible for making sure that their dugout and bleachers are clean after the game.

Q)  Head Coaches should have at least 3 assistants and a team parent. A team parent is very important on a tball team. Team Parent will coordinate volunteers to run the concession stand when it is your teams turn. Each team will need someone to run the dugout to make sure the kids are safe-no bat swinging in the dugout.

Peachtree Baseball League of Albemarle, Inc.

P.O Box 159
Crozet Va 22932
Phone : 434-823-7183
Email : board@peachtreebaseball.com
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