Supplementel Rules

Updated Tuesday January 8, 2019 by cvll.

CARSON VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

SUPPLEMENTAL PLAYING RULES - 2019 SEASON

 

T-BALL: AGES 4 - 6 (first year or doctors note)

 

There will be 1 manager and 2 coaches with a maximum of 3 players from the coaching staff with random selection for the remaining players.

  1. Managers and coaches are responsible for the umpiring of games.
  2. Managers and coaches may accompany their team onto the field for instruction.
  3. 1 adult (18 years of age or older) must remain in the dugout with the players at all times.
  4. Teams will bat their entire lineup each inning.
  5. The batting order will remain the same throughout the entire season. When batting, you must leave off in subsequent order from last inning and continue in that order, i.e. 2nd inning ends with batter in order #5 making the third out, 3rd inning starts with batter in order #6 OR when game 1 ends with batter #5, game 2 begins with batter #6.
  6. The following rules apply to each at bat:
    1. 3 pitches by coach followed by 3 attempts with the ball placed on the tee if needed. 
    2. Maximum of 6 attempts then move on to the next batter in the order.
    3. No on-deck batters.
  7. Time limit for game is 1 hour with a (2) inning minimum.
  8. Team scores or standings will not be kept.
  9. A helmet will be worn in the defensive pitcher position with a mask.
  10. Only rostered players and league approved parents (with volunteer forms completed and on file with the Board) are allowed in dug outs and on the playing fields.
  11. No players, managers and/or coaches are allowed in the bullpens. 
  12. The Home team will be responsible for field preparations prior to ALL games.
  13. Dugout gates must be closed at all times.
  14. Team will play 6 to a maximum of 8 players on the infield with the remaining players to be in the outfield. (Encourage coaches to manage players in positions)

 

 

 

 

MINOR “B”: AGES 6 – 8

 

(Challenge) EVALUATION DAY This is not try outs. There will be a group of 3-5 people to watch players at parents’ request to determine skill level.

  1. Players that are 6 years of age and have played 1 year of T- Ball can be evaluated by the league to play in Minor “B”.
  2. There will be 1 manager and 2 coaches with a maximum of 3 players from the coaching staff with random selection for the rest of the players.
  3. All players on the roster will bat in the batting order.
  4. The batting order will remain the same throughout the entire season.  When batting, you must leave off in subsequent order from last inning and continue in that order, i.e. 2nd inning ends with batter in order #5 making the third out, 3rd inning starts with batter in order #6 OR when game 1 ends with batter #5, game 2 begins with batter #6.  No on deck batters.
  5. No players, managers and/or coaches are allowed in the bullpens.
  6. No coaches outside of dugouts unless using pitching machine or shagging balls behind catcher. Dugout gates must be closed at all times.
  7. There will be a 5-run rule per inning or 3 outs recorded.
  8. Each team will play entire roster on defense.
    1. Maximum of (7) infielders
    2. The grass is considered the outfield boundary
  9. A player cannot play the same position for more than 2 innings per game.
  10. No base stealing. Runners will advance on a hit ball only.
  11. Runners will advance 1 base only, unless ball is hit in the air, to the grass, then 1 additional base may be allowed. However the extra base is not automatic.
  12. A maximum of 5 pitches per player (including foul balls) will be pitched.  
  13. There will be a maximum of 4 adults (18 years of age or older) who may assist on the field. Placement of coaches when on Offense: 1 pitching, 1 at 1st base, 1 at 3rd base and 1in the dugout.  Defense: 1 out in field, 1 shagging behind catcher, and 2 in dug out.
  14. Time limit for games is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  15. The Home team will be responsible for field preparations for ALL games.
  16. Pitching machine to be set at the following settings:  A3, B4, C5.

 

 

MINOR A: AGES 7 -10

 

Evaluation Day This is not try outs. At parents’ request, there will be a group of 3-5 people that will watch player’s challenge to move to the next division.

  1. All 9-10 year olds must attend Major/ Minor AA tryouts unless a doctor’s note is presented with Board approval.
  2. There will be 1 manager and 2 coaches, with a maximum of 3 players from the manager and coaching staff; remaining players to be chosen at random selection.
  3. There can be 2 adult (18 years of age or older) base coaches. 1 adult must remain in the dugout with the players at all times. Youth with Helmet are not allowed as base coaches.
  4. Teams will have a minimum of 12 players and a maximum of 14 players. If a player misses 2 consecutive games and/or practices:                            
    1. The manager MUST notify the Player Agent in writing via e-mail or text immediately, whereupon the Player Agent will determine if the player will be replaced.        
    2. Failure to notify the Player Agent in this event:

1st offense: Manager 1 game suspension; 2nd offense: 2 game suspension.

  1. Each team will play 10 players (4 outfielders only) on defense.
  2. Kid pitch entire season: if a batter gets a 3-0 or a 3-1 count the coach must come in and pitch 3 pitches maximum to the batter.
  3. The batting order will remain the same throughout the entire season.  When batting, you must leave off in subsequent order from last inning and continue in that order, i.e. 2nd inning ends with batter in order #5 making the third out, 3rd inning starts with batter in order #6 OR when game 1 ends with batter #5 game 2 begins with batter #6.
  4. No on deck batters and no batters warming up in bullpen.
  5. Only players wearing catcher’s helmet may warm up pitchers.
  6. No managers/coaches outside of dugouts unless pitching or shagging balls behind catcher. Dugout gates must be closed at all times.
  7. Time limit for a game is: 1 hour 30 minutes.
  8. A player cannot play the same position for more than 2 innings per game.
  9. Home team will supply one person to do the umpiring the entire game from behind the pitcher’s mound.
  10. A ground ball hit cleanly through the infield passed the outfield can be a double. Ball hit in the air past the outfielder can be a triple. 
  11. Home team will be responsible for field prep, umpire and scorekeepers.
  12. Each manager will be supplied with a pitch count sheet. After each game both managers will need to sign this form for both teams. The directors will sign the forms weekly.
  13. Managers/coaches may not warm up pitchers or play catch in the bullpen; only players wearing catcher’s helmet may warm up pitchers. This is a Little League Rule and must be enforced.

 

 

 

MINOR AA: AGES 8 - 11 (8 WITH FULL TRYOUT PARTICIPATION)

 

  1. There will be 1 manager with a maximum of 1 player from this manager. The remaining players will be drafted from the major tryouts. All players must participate fully in the major/AA tryout. Any player who has not participated in the major/AA division tryouts will not play in the minor AA division.
  2. There can be 2 adult base coaches. 1 adult must remain in the dugout with the players at all times.
  3. All 9-11 year olds must participate in the Major/ Minor AA Tryout and must complete an entire season in the Minor A division before they are eligible for Minor AA.
  4. “AA” teams will have a minimum of 12 players, and a maximum of 14 players.  If, for any reason, a player misses 2 consecutive practices and/or games:
  1. The manager MUST notify the Player Agent in writing via text or e-mail immediately, whereupon the Player Agent will determine if the player will be replaced.
  2. Failure to notify the Player Agent in this event,

1st offense: Manager 1 game suspension; 2nd offense: 2 game suspension.

  1. When a Majors Team loses a player he will choose a player from a list created at the Minor AA Draft. The Player Agent will inform the Manager of such player to be moved. It is not up to a manager or coaches to discuss any player movement issues until Player Agent notifies the manager that the move is official. Violation of this rule will result in a game suspension for the manager. A player called up from the Minor AA to a Major Division team at any time may refuse to become a member of a Major Division team. If so, he or she is not eligible to be placed on a Major Division team for the remainder of the season. Players who refuse to move up to a Major Division team must be transferred to the Minor AA team from which the replacement player is chosen.
    1. EXCEPTION: Should a manager’s child be pulled up to Major’s, the Manager has the following options:
      1. Manager may leave the AA Team (follow child to Majors)
      2. Allow child to advance and remain manager of AA Team
      3. Decline the promotion and keep child on the same AA team
  1. Time limits for games are as follows:
  1. Two Game Night and Saturday Games: 1 hour and 45 minutes, but 4 complete innings must be played prior to game being called, but may be called due to weather or other circumstances at the Umpires discretion, if this occurs see Supplemental Rule # 6
  2. Single Game Night: 2 hours, but 4 complete innings must be played prior to game being called, but may be called due to Weather or other circumstances that are the Umpires discretion, if this occurs see Supplemental Rule # 6
  3. Tie Games: If after 4 complete innings and the time limit expiring, there is a Tie Game, one additional inning may be played at the umpire’s discretion. If after that extra inning the game is still tied, see Supplemental Rule #6

*Note:  No new inning will start after these stated terms have been met. A new inning starts when a third out has been recorded.

  1. There will be a 10 run MERCY rule. If, after 4 or more complete innings, 1 team has a 10 run lead, the game is over. There will be a 15 run MERCY rule. If, after 3 complete innings, 1 team has a 15 run lead, the game is over.
  2. Any make-up, incomplete, or tie games will be made up at the end of the next scheduled weeknight meeting of the two teams making that a two-game night and Supplemental Rule #5a applies, along with all pitch counts and minimum play rules for both games. If there is not a next scheduled weeknight meeting of the two teams it will be made up at the next available date determined by the CVLL Board. In either case both managers will go over the rules and situation of the game prior to playing it with the League Director or other CVLL Board member.
  3. All players are put back into the draft from year to year.
  4. Home team will occupy 3rd base dugout.
  5. Home team will be responsible for field prep.
  6. Home team will be responsible for providing competent scorekeeper to keep official score book.
  7. Each manager will be supplied with a pitch count sheet. After each game a manager from each team will sign the pitching affidavit. The directors will sign the forms weekly.

 

 

MAJOR DIVISION: AGES 9 THROUGH 12

 

  1. There will be 1 manager with a maximum of 1 player from this manager. The remaining players will be drafted from the major tryouts. All non-returning Major players must participate fully in the “major” tryout. Any player who has not participated in the major division tryouts will not play in the major division. All players must have played at least one complete season in minor AA to be considered for the majors draft or to play in the majors division. An exception will be made for a manager’s child or returning rostered coaches’ child per majority vote by CVLL board.
  2. All teams will adhere to the Official Little League Regulations and Playing Rules.
  3. There will be at least 12 players on each team for the entire season. If, for any reason, a player misses 2 consecutive practices or games:
  1. The manager will notify the Player Agent in writing via text or e-mail immediately when a player is absent. When a player is injured, the player has 24 hours to produce a doctor’s note, at which time the Player Agent will determine if the player will be replaced.
  2. Failure to notify the Player Agent in this event, will result in 1 game suspension;

2nd offense: 2 game suspension.

  1. When an injured player misses 14 days the manager must pull up a player from minor AA. If the injured player returns to the team, that team must then run a 13-man roster.
  2. When a Majors Team loses a player he will choose a 10 or 11 year old eligible player from a list created at the Majors Draft. The Player Agent will inform the AA Manager of such player to be moved. It is not up to a manager or coach to discuss any player movement issues until Player Agent notifies the AA manager that the move is official. Violation of this rule will result in a game suspension for the manager. A player called up from the Minor AA to a Major Division team at any time may refuse to become a member of a Major Division team. If so, he or she is not eligible to be placed on a Major Division team for the remainder of the season. Players who refuse to move up to a Major Division team must be transferred to the Minor AA team from which the replacement player is chosen.  AA Manager has the option to release his own child; coaches do not have that option. 
  3. If a Manager has a six (6) inning game and doesn’t get his players in for the required play, he or she will be automatically suspended, as per Accountability Doctrine.
  1. Thirty minutes prior to game time the visiting team will take the field for a ten minute warm up. After that the home team will take the field for their ten minute warm up and will remain on the field until the game starts.  2nd game teams begin as soon as field available
  2. The home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  3. Home team will be responsible for field prep.
  4. There will be a 10 run MERCY rule. If, after 4 or more complete innings, 1 team has a 10 run lead, the game is over. There will be a 15 run MERCY rule. If, after 3 complete innings, 1 team has a 15 run lead, the game is over.
  5. No new inning will start after 1 hour 45 minutes on a 2 game night and Saturday games.  A new inning starts when the 3rd out has been recorded. On a single game night there is no time restraint. Post Season Tournament games will have no time limit.
  6. There can be 2 adult base coaches and 1 adult must be in the dugout with the players at all times.
  7. A double elimination, post season tournament will be established. Seeding will be determined by regular season final standings. 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5.  The higher seed is the home team throughout the tournament. In the championship game, the consolation winner will be the visitor.
  8. There are NO TRADES in Carson Valley Little League Baseball.

 

MINOR AA and MAJOR DRAFT RULES:

  1. Every team gets a 1st round draft pick. If there is an expansion team, that team will draft 1st. The draft order for Major Division will be: 6-1 then 6-1, using last seasons’ regular standings). Draft order for MINOR “AA” will be determined by draw. Minor AA draft order will be: 1-6, 6-1, 1-6, etc
  2. The 4th pick is the manager’s option. EXCEPTION: In the case of an expansion team, the manager’s pick will be the 5th pick. In the event that a Major team does not declare a “manager’s option” prior to the draft, that team will receive a draft pick in the 4th round for compensation. (MAJOR)
  3. Whenever the manager of a previous year’s team is replaced for the upcoming season, and has a son/daughter on the team; that son/daughter will be removed from the “manager option” position in the draft, to a returning player position, to make room for current manager’s son/daughter to be selected in that position, if applicable. The replaced manager’s son/daughter may, upon approved application from the CVLL Executive Board, re-enter the draft if eligibility exists (MAJOR) at Board Discretion
  4. The number of 12 year old players will be balanced between all Majors teams.
  5. Each team will draft in order, until each roster has 12 players (13 players for Minor AA).  All 12 year olds must play in the majors, unless approved by District Administrator. All 11 year old players will be drafted to Minor AA. Number of 12 year olds will determine which round 11 year old selection will begin. 10 year old players will follow.
  6. Returning player placement; to be filled from bottom up, i.e. last number 8 spot, this year 9 spot. New picks are at the top and rotate down. Exception to this, manager option will stay as such until the player has finished his/her Little League career, then manager option is no more.
  7. Should a player request to re-enter the draft after 1 year with a Major Division team, the request must be made to the Executive Board of Directors in writing. The Executive Board of Directors will decide if this request is to be granted. If granted, the player will participate fully in the Major tryout, be announced at the draft as a returning player, and must be drafted to a Major Division team. This will only be allowed 1 time during the player’s Major Division career.
  8. Sibling option: If declared before draft day, player is placed in 6th round. If declared during draft, player must be taken very next round. If not declared at all, open to anyone to draft.

 

POST SEASON PLAY:

 

     A pool of players from an existing regular season team will be created with players from the post   draft list created on draft night.

These players will be allowed to participate in the post season tournament when a team faces a shortage of rostered players for a post season game.

 

Guidelines:

  1. The player agent will run the pool to asign players based off the post draft list.
  2. Players from the list will not be allowed to pitch except during the players own regular AA team's scheduled game. (Ex. Billy can pitch for his AA team but if pulled up to Majors will not be allowed to pitch in that division.)
  3. The pool player that is called and show up at game time must play a minimum of nine consecutive defensive outs and at least one at bat.
  4. The pool player cannot participate in his regular AA team’s  practices or games until released by the Major’s team.