Upper Keys Little League Local Rules

  • All coaches are required to read their rule books
  • Home team is responsible for lining the field prior to the game
  • HOME TEAM is the official book of record. Pitching records, which will include a PITCH COUNT for each pitcher will be kept by the home team on a separate supplied sheet and verified by the opposing coach, and home plate official and signed at the end of the game to be kept in the concession
  • Only rule infractions, not judgement calls may be discussed with the umpire. Arguing or other unsportsmanlike conduct by players or coaches is prohibited. This includes unacceptable actions toward the umpires, verbal or physical threats. Such conduct will result in the ejection from the game and will automatically carry an additional consequence. FIRST ejection = one game suspension, SECOND = Season long suspension.
  • If a coach is ejected and he or she coaches two teams they are suspended for both teams that he or she coaches.
  • All decisions made by the game umpire shall be final and not subject to protest(any protest must be put in writing and submitted to the board, as well as informing the opposing coach of the protest). Appeals may be made during the game in accordance with Little League Rules.
  • All players on your roster must be listed on your lineup card, noting the players that are absent. To play in the game a player must be present no later then the end of the third inning.
  • All Teams MUST clean the dugouts after their game. Don’t leave the mess for the next team.
  • The only acceptable reason to cancel or reschedule a game is if you have less than nine players. To do this you must contact the board, and the opposing coach no less than 24 hours before game time, . If you fail to do this your game will be considered a forfeit.
  • SLIDE OR AVOID CONTACT: penalty for not doing this is the player will be called out. If in the judgment of the umpire that the contact was intentional, the player will be ejected from the game, plus an additional two games.
  • Each team is permitted 10 Minutes of practice prior to game time. 
  • If a game ends In the middle of an inning the score will revert back to the last fully played inning.

Division Rules

Tee Ball

  • Time Limit shall be 60 minutes and or 3 innings whichever comes first.
  • Bat the roster.
  • Ball must be hit off of a tee at all times.
  • Everyone plays the field.
  • Bats must be 26” or less and be the USA approved bats specifically for Teeball
  • If a player is put out then he or she must return back to the
  • Dugout(NO EXCEPTIONS, AN OUT IS AN OUT)
  • Coaches must use the T-Ball approved game balls given to them at the beginning of the season for games.
  • Ground Rule Double applies in T-Ball

Rookies/Coach Pitch

  • TEACH POSITIONS & NOT WINNING; COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED TO MOVE PLAYERS AROUND TO DIFFERENT POSITIONS. OPTION TO BALANCE TEAMS AT START OF GAME. IF TEAM A HAS 8 AND TEAM B HAS 12, TEAM B CAN LOAN PLAYERS TO TEAM A.
  • Time limit shall be two hours or 6 innings. No new inning shall start after one hour and thirty minutes.
  • 5 Run Rule for the first 5 innings only. (Maximum # of runs to be scored by a team in each half inning before changing at bats). In the sixth inning unlimited number of runs can be scored.
  • The Mercy Rule is in effect for the Rookie Division, if one team is ahead by 10 runs at the end of the 4th inning they will end.
  • Runner shall attempt to advance only one base on an overthrow unless an attempt at a put out is made after the initial overthrow.
  • The ball is in play until called dead by the umpire. The object is not to have a run rabbit run situation every time the ball is put in play.
  • Batter will get 5 pitches each time they are up to bat unless the 5th pitch is a foul and at that time they will continue to receive pitches.
  • Coaches/Volunteers will pitch overhand to the batter.
  • Bat the roster.
  • All kids play the field. Only one catcher, one Pitcher, one first baseman, one second baseman, one Shortstop, and one Third baseman. All extra players play in the outfield.

Minors/Kid Pitch

  • Time limit shall be two and half hours or 6 innings. No new inning shall start after two hours.
  • 5 Run Rule for the first 5 innings only. (Maximum number of runs to be scored by a team in each half inning before changing at bats). In the sixth inning unlimited number of runs can be scored by each team
  • Bat entire roster.
  • Substitution of players is without limitation so as to encourage maximum game play for all players. Coaches are responsible for making sure mandatory play is followed

 

Intermediate 50/70

  • Time limit shall be 3 hours or 7 innings. No new inning shall start after two hours and thirty minutes.
  • After the 4th inning the 10 run Mercy Rule applies in the intermediate 50/70 division.
  • Bat 9 players.
  • Substitution of players is without limitation so as to encourage maximum game play for all players. Coaches are responsible for making sure mandatory play is followed.
  • Must use bats in accordance with the official Little League rulebook.
  • *If a game ends In the middle of an inning the score will revert back to the last fully played inning.

Softball

  • Time limit shall be two hours or 6 innings. No new inning shall start after one hour and thirty minutes.
  • 5 Run Rule for the first 5 innings only. (Maximum # of runs to be scored by a team in each half inning before changing at bats). In the sixth inning unlimited number of runs can be scored.
  • The Mercy Rule is in effect for Softball, if one team is ahead by 10 runs at the end of the 4th inning they will end.
  • Runner shall attempt to advance only one base on an overthrow unless an attempt at a put out is made after the initial overthrow.
  • The ball is in play until called dead by the umpire. The object is not to have a run rabbit run situation every time the ball is put in play.
  • Bat the roster.
  • All kids play the field. Only one catcher, one Pitcher, one first baseman, one second baseman, one Shortstop, and one Third baseman. All extra players play in the outfield.

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