Davis Little League endorses the National Little League overarching philosophy.
The DLL Board and has made only slight modifications to the playing rules to
enhance the playing experience for our children. The
following excerpt is taken from the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of
the National Little League organization:
"Little League Baseball is a program of service to youth. It is geared to
provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership
in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation.
The movement is dedicated to helping children become good and decent citizens.
It strives to inspire them with a goal and to enrich their lives toward the
day when they must take their places in the world. It establishes for them
rudiments of teamwork and fair play."
National Little League Baseball offers a booklet titled "Official Regulations and
Playing Rules". The booklets are generally available for purchase, and each team manager
is provided with a copy. We encourage all players and parents to read and become
familiar with both the Official Regulations and Playing Rules and any Local Rules
that may apply.
Local rules are encouraged by National Little League to adjust for local conditions.
Local rule modifications to the National rules are approved by the Davis Little League Board
of Directors. Please review the local rules appropriate for your child's playing level:
Please note: the playing rules for T-Ball are designed for player participation.
A game consists of 3 innings and no official score is kept.
A regulation game consists of 6 innings (depending on level), unless extended due to a tied score
or shortened due to one of the following conditions:
1) the home team needs none or only a fraction of its half of the sixth inning.
2) the umpire calls the game for any reason.
Note: T-Ball games are a maximum of 3 innings, score is not kept, and umpires are not used.
Please see the local rules for each division regarding pitching restrictions and mandatory rest periods.
|Team Rules and Conduct
In addition to the National and Local playing rules, each team may have additional
team rules approved by the Director of Baseball. Team rules are established to
provide team, parent and player specific participation and other requirements. Any
player (or parent) who interferes with team management, including failing
to adhere to the established team rules, can expect reduced playing time or other
possible sanctions to insure team harmony.
Players are expected to arrive on time for pregame workouts and
conduct themselves during the game in an acceptable manner. It is a team's
responsibility to promote good sportsmanship and fair play. Following are simple
rules for players to follow throughout the season:
- Play for the fun of playing, not just to please your parents.
- Play by the rules.
- Never argue with or complain about umpire's calls or decisions.
- Control your temper and resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged.
- Concentrate on playing baseball and on affecting the outcome of the game with your best effort.
- Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it is your team's or your opponent's.
- Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
- Cooperate with your manager, coaches, teammates, opponents and umpires.
- Food and gum are not allowed in the dugouts, although sunflower seeds are permitted.
Any player, manager, coach, parent or spectator whose conduct is not consistent with
these guidelines may be cautioned by the umpire-in-chief or other League official.
Foul or abusive language is strictly prohibited. If an individual is unable to
refrain from using foul language or making derogatory remarks to any player,
manager, coach, or umpire, the umpire-in-chief or other League official may
suspend the game until that individual leaves the Little League Park or other
playing area. If the individual refuses to leave the Little League Park or
other playing area, the umpire may discontinue the game and the police will
be called for assistance. If the disruptive individual is a manager, coach or
player, additional sanctions will likely occur depending on the circumstances.
Each umpire has the power and authority to eject players, managers, coaches
and spectators from the game and or Little League Park or other playing area.
If a player is ejected, the player shall immediately leave the playing area
(field, dugout, bullpen etc.) before play continues, but may become a silent
spectator in the stands. In addition, the player is expected to attend
subsequent practices for behavior modification counseling. The player shall
NOT participate in the next scheduled game, but may watch the game from the
stands, but may not wear the team uniform.
When a manager or coach is ejected, that individual shall IMMEDIATELY
leave the Little League Park or other playing area. In addition, that individual
shall have NO CONTACT with the team and shall be PROHIBITED from the Little
League Park or other playing field until the day AFTER the completion of
the next scheduled team game.
Other ejected individuals shall immediately leave the Little League Park or
other playing area. Refusal to do so may result in the Umpires "calling"
the game and other sanctions being assessed on the team associated with that
Other Disciplinary Action
The Board feels strongly that proper field decorum is an important element
of the Little League experience. For example, ejected individuals who do not
"go quietly" once ejected can expect additional sanctions. Note: Any player,
manager or coach who is ejected or otherwise suspended three times in a season,
will have their association with Davis Little League terminated.
The Executive Committee or Protest Committee is responsible to impose any
other disciplinary sanctions necessary to effectively operate the League.
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