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2020  Operating Policy    

I.         
Junior League

a.     Team Guidelines

The number of teams will depend on the number of players who are league age 13 – 14 and register to play in the Junior League (League age 12 players must have board approval)

b.     Registration

The registration is $100

c.     Fundraising

Juniors are not required to fundraise

d.     Team Sponsorship

$325 per team

e.     Uniforms

                          i.     Furnished uniforms shall consist of a jersey with patch and cap

                                                   ii.     Grey baseball pants to be supplied by player

                                                  iii.     Players may not wear shorts for practices or games

                                                  iv.     Helmet is mandatory

f.      Rules of Play

Rules of play will be those in the 2020 Official Regulations and Playing Rules of all divisions of Little League Baseball

g.     Games

                                                    i.     Time Limit:  because of the shortage of fields, games played on Saturdays will be held to a 2 hour time limit; however the game must meet the requirements of Rule 4.10. Or 4.11 to be official.  No innings shall start after the 2 hour time limit.

                                                   ii.     EXCEPTIONS:  If there are no games immediately following, there will be no time limit.

                                                  iii.     Foul language by anyone will not be tolerated.

                                                  iv.     Spectators are not allowed behind the dugouts, player benches or home plate at any time.

                                                   v.     Both teams will be responsible for Umpires’ equipment and bases being returned to the proper storage facility.

                                                  vi.     Tobacco of any form is not allowed during practices and/or games by manager, coaches, players, umpires or parents within 75 feet of proximity of the playing field, which includes benches, dugouts and the bleacher area.

                                                vii.     If Interlocking occurs, current Oregon District 1 Little League Interlocking Rules are automatically incorporated herein.

    II.          Intermediate League “50/70”

a.     Team Guidelines

                                                    i.     The number of teams will be depending on the number of players who are league age 12 - 13 and are selected to play in the Intermediate Division based through a draft per the player selection system. 

                                                   ii.     Players will be required to have signed up in either the Majors division (if 12yrs) or Juniors division (if 13yrs) or approved by board to only play in this division. 

b.     Registration

The registration is $50 for Fall Ball

c.     Fundraising

No fundraising for Fall Ball

d.     Team Sponsorship

No team sponsorship for Fall Ball

e.     Uniforms

                                                    i.     Furnished uniforms shall consist of a jersey with patch and cap

                                                   ii.     Grey baseball pants to be supplied by player

                                                  iii.     Players may not wear shorts for practices or games

                                                  iv.     Helmets are required when on offense.  Face guard or C-Flap are encouraged but are at guardian’s discretion.

f.      Rules of Play

Rules of play will be those in the 2020 Official Regulations and Playing Rules of all divisions of Little League Baseball

g.     Games

                                                    i.     See regulation X c, SHLL will impose a time limit when limited field space requires it.

                                                   ii.     Any inning that starts before the time limit must be finished.

                                                  iii.     Foul language by anyone will not be tolerated.

                                                  iv.     Spectators are not allowed behind the dugouts, player benches or home plate at any time.

                                                   v.     Both teams will be responsible for Umpires’ equipment and bases being returned to the proper storage facility.

                                                  vi.     Tobacco of any form is not allowed during practices and/or games by manager, coaches, players, umpires or parents within 75 feet of proximity of the playing field, which includes benches, dugouts and the bleacher area.

                                                vii.     If Interlocking occurs, current Oregon District 1 Little League Interlocking Rules are automatically incorporated herein.

  III.          Major League “Little League”

a.     Team Guidelines

                                                    i.     The number of teams will be depending on the number of players who are league age 12 and will be selected to play in the Major League Division through a draft per the player selection system.

                                                   ii.     League age 11 players may try out but are not guaranteed to make a Majors team.

                                                  iii.     League age 11 players that are not chosen for a Majors team will default to the Minors draft.

b.     Registration

The registration is $70

c.     Fundraising

$100 (in sales), buyout $75.00 (if doing the fundraiser players must reach total buyout cost or will default to buyout)

d.     Team Sponsorship

$300 per team

e.     Uniforms

                                                    i.     Furnished uniforms shall consist of a jersey with patch and cap

                                                   ii.     Baseball pants to be supplied by player, color specified by manager

                                                  iii.     Players may not wear shorts for practices or games

                                                  iv.     Helmets are required when on offense.  Face guard or C-Flap are encouraged but are at guardian’s discretion.

f.      Rules of Play

Rules of play will be those in the 2020 Official Regulations and Playing Rules of all divisions of Little League Baseball

g.     Games

                                                    i.     See regulation X c, SHLL will impose a time limit when limited field space requires it.

                                                   ii.     Any inning that starts before the time limit must be finished.

                                                  iii.     Foul language by anyone will not be tolerated.

                                                  iv.     Spectators are not allowed behind the dugouts, player benches or home plate at any time.

                                                   v.     Both teams will be responsible for Umpires’ equipment and bases being returned to the proper storage facility.

                                                  vi.     Tobacco of any form is not allowed during practices and/or games by manager, coaches, players, umpires or parents within 75 feet of proximity of the playing field, which includes benches, dugouts and the bleacher area.

                                                vii.     If Interlocking occurs, current Oregon District 1 Little League Interlocking Rules are automatically incorporated herein.

 

 IV.          Minor League

a.     Team Guidelines

                                                    i.     The number of teams will be depending on the number of players who are league age 9 – 11 and are selected to play in the Minor League

                                                   ii.     League age 8 players may try out for Minors but are not guaranteed to make a Minors team.

                                                  iii.     League age 8 players not making a Minors team will default to the Farm division.

b.     Registration

The registration is $70

c.     Fundraising

$100 (in sales), buyout $75.00 (if doing the fundraiser players must reach total buyout cost or will default to buyout)

d.     Team Sponsorship

$275 per team

e.     Uniforms

                                                    i.     Furnished uniforms shall consist of a jersey with patch and cap

                                                   ii.     Black baseball pants to be supplied by the player

                                                  iii.     Players may not wear shorts for practices or games

                                                  iv.     Helmets are required when on offense.  Face guard or C-Flap are encouraged, but are at guardian’s discretion.

f.      Rules of Play

Rules of play will be those in the 2020 Official Regulations and PLAYING RULES for all divisions of Little League Baseball with the following additions:

                                                    i.     Teams must bat the roster

                                                   ii.     5 run rule:  a team’s ½ inning on offense ends as soon as:

1.      Defense makes 3 outs or

2.      Offense scores 5 runs

g.     Games

                                                    i.     Foul language by anyone will not be tolerated.

                                                   ii.     Spectators are not allowed behind the dugouts, player benches or home plate at any time.

                                                  iii.     Both teams will be responsible for Umpires’ equipment and bases being returned to the proper storage facility.

                                                  iv.     Tobacco of any form is not allowed during practices and/or games by manager, coaches, players, umpires or parents within 75 feet of proximity of the playing field, which includes benches, dugouts and the bleacher area.

                                                   v.     A 2-hour time limit from the start of the game will be set for all games.  Additional innings will not start after 2 hours; however, a legal game must be played.

                                                  vi.     All players must meet minimum play rules as per 2020 Little League Rule Book.

                                                vii.     If Interlocking occurs, current Oregon District 1 Little League Interlocking Rules are automatically incorporated herein.

 

   V.          Farm League

a.     Team Guidelines

                                                    i.     The number of teams will be dependent on the number of registrations of those players who are league age 7 – 8.

                                                   ii.     Players will be equally distributed by age to each team from a list compiled by the Player Agent

b.     Registration

The registration is $60

c.     Fundraising

$100 (in sales), buyout $75.00 (if doing the fundraiser players must reach total buyout cost or will default to buyout)

d.     Team Sponsorship

$250 per team

e.     Uniforms

                                                    i.     Furnished uniforms shall consist of a T-shirt and cap

                                                   ii.     Black baseball pants to be supplied by the player

                                                  iii.     Players may not wear shorts for practices or games

                                                  iv.     Helmets with face masks are mandatory

f.      Rules of Play

Rules of play will be those in the 2020 Official Regulations and PLAYING RULES for all divisions of Little League Baseball with the following additions:

                                                    i.     Duration of game: Four (4) complete innings or 90 minutes, whichever comes first

                                                   ii.     One defensive coach is allowed to be positioned in the field but must remain “out of the play.” They may not enter the infield, touch a live ball, or touch (physically assist) any player during play

                                                  iii.     Minimum playing time and rotation:

1.      Coach shall bat the entire roster (not lineup). Batting order may not change during game (no substitutions or courtesy runner rule shall apply to batters or runners), unless due to injury where the player will not return to the game.

2.      Minimum Playing time: No player shall sit out more than 1/2 inning at a time and no player shall return to the bench until every other player has sat out their 1/2 inning.

3.      No more than 9 defensive players on the field.

                                                  iv.     Machine Pitch games: (Primary Style of Game)

1.      An Offensive coach feeds pitching machine and acts as Umpire.

2.      Ball must be returned to the pitcher and then placed into the hands of the umpire.

3.      Ball is dead in the hands of the umpire.

4.      Pitching machine speed is to be between 35-45 mph.  Managers should determine speed prior to start of game.

5.      Managers will agree to machine pitch setup prior to the start of play. Machine adjustments may be made only between full innings and both managers must agree to adjustments. Exception: If both managers agree that the machine must be adjusted because it is unplayable, or unsafe, a time out may be called and both managers may adjust the machine to their agreement. No concessions to previous batters may be made.

6.      Umpires shall have responsibility to try and pitch consistent pitches by keeping balls clean, dry and fed uniformly to the best of their ability. It is the goal of the umpire to have the batter put the ball in play.

7.      Player (pitcher) at the mound must stand beside and back of the rotating wheel on either side. There shall be no play within 10’ of pitching circle.

                                                   v.     Player/Coach Pitch Games: (Secondary Style of Game)

1.      Players will pitch 3 pitches and an Offensive Coach will pitch the remainder. It shall be the goal of the pitchers and coaches to have the batter put the ball in play.

2.      The Offensive Coach on the field will act as Umpire.

3.      The ball is dead when in the hands of the pitcher within 5 feet of the pitching location.

4.      The pitcher’s rubber will be 35 feet from the plate.

5.      The Offensive Coach on the field will be near the pitcher to be ready to start pitching the ball if needed without delay.  The Offensive Coach will make every effort to be out of the way of any play.

6.      It is recommended that the pitcher wear a facemask.

                                                 vi.     Batters:

1.      Batter will receive 5 pitches unless the ball is put in play prior to the 5th pitch.

2.      Three (swinging) strikes and batter is out, no hit on last required pitch and batter is out.

3.      Batter shall not foul out on last required pitch.

4.      No bunting allowed.

5.      Batters cannot “walk”, batters HBP in batter’s box take one base.

6.      Any ball that is hit 200 feet in fair territory is considered a home run.

7.      No infield fly rule.

8.      Ninth batter rule applies

9.      Hit ball strikes pitching machine or umpire:  Dead Ball, batter and base runners advance 1 base.

10.   Hit ball comes to rest in 10’ pitching circle: ball is dead, batter and runners advance 1 base.

11.   Hit ball passes through or by pitching machine without making any contact: ball is live.

12.   Hit ball strikes cord (interfering with fielder) batter and runners may advance only 1 base.

                                                vii.     Runners:

1.      Runners may not steal or lead off.

2.      Runners advance 1 base if thrown ball travels out of playing field

3.      No Sliding

 

g.     Games

                                                    i.     Foul language by anyone will not be tolerated.

                                                   ii.     Both teams will be responsible for Umpires’ equipment and bases being returned to the proper storage facility.

                                                  iii.     Tobacco of any form is not allowed during practices and/or games by manager, coaches, players, umpires or parents within 75 feet of proximity of the playing field, which includes benches, dugouts and the bleacher area.

 VI.          T-Ball Division

a.     Team Guidelines

                                                    i.     The number of teams will be determined by the number of registrations of those players who are league age 5 – 6 and register to play in the T-Ball League.

b.     Registration  

                                                    i.     The registration is $60

c.     Fundraising

                                                    i.     $100.00 (in sales), buyout $75.00(if doing the fundraiser players must reach total buyout cost or will default to buyout)

d.     Team Sponsorship

                                                    i.     $225 per team

e.     Uniforms

                                                    i.     Furnished uniforms shall consist of a T-shirt and cap.

                                                   ii.     Black baseball pants are preferred but not required.

                                                  iii.     Players may not wear shorts for practices or games.

                                                  iv.     A cap will be issued to one manager, two coaches, and one team parent only.  Extra caps are to be retained by the team parent during the season and are for registered players only.  No exceptions will be made.

f.      Rules of Play

                                                    i.     Rules of play will be those in the 2020 Official Regulations and PLAYING RULES for all divisions of Little League baseball with the following additions:

1.      Duration of game:  4 complete innings (or max 60 minutes)

2.      Each team must get equal playing time/must complete final inning of game.

3.      There is no sliding.

4.      A maximum of 10 batters per inning, per team; or the offensive team is retired when 3 outs are made by the defensive team.

5.      The batting order will consist of the entire roster.

6.      Defense will consist of a maximum of 10 players on the field in proper baseball positions.

7.      Bats must be 26” or shorter

g.     T-Ball Cub’s

                                                    i.     T-Ball Cub’s is a sub-division of T-ball made up of players league age 4 or league age 5 in which it is their first year of play.

                                                   ii.     League age 6 and league age 5 that have played a prior year are not eligible for this division.

                                                  iii.     All safety rules as outlined above and in the 2020 Official Regulations and PLAYING RULES for all divisions of Little League baseball must be observed.

VII.          Volunteers

a.      All SHLL volunteers must complete a volunteer application, satisfactorily pass a background check and go through a screening process.

b.      Anyone with regular contact with players is required to pass a background check before they will be permitted to interact with players.

VIII.          Managers & Coaches

a.      All managers and coaches must complete a volunteer application and satisfactorily complete a screening process, which may include an interview.  Selected managers and coaches will be notified upon Board approval.

b.      All managers and coaches are required to sign the “Parent Code of Conduct.”

c.      All managers and coaches will be held to the Little League Field Decorum regulations as defined in the 2020 Rule Book.

d.      All managers must be 18 years of age or older.

e.      Team Control    

                                                    i.     Managers and coaches are responsible for actions-verbal, physical, or otherwise – of all players at all organized practices and games.

                                                   ii.     Managers and coaches shall encourage sportsmanlike conduct among their players and parents at all practices and games.

                                                  iii.     Managers will go over the Players Code of Conduct with the players and parents at the beginning of the season.

                                                  iv.     Players should not bicker among themselves.

                                                   v.     Players should not criticize team members or opponents.

                                                  vi.     Excessive physical contact should be discouraged.

f.       Managers and coaches are required to help with the season’s field preparation.

g.      Managers and coaches are required to attend at least 1 SHLL sponsored clinic per season.

h.      Managers and coaches are required to make sure all umpires are treated with the utmost respect.  Because the majority of SHLL umpires are under the age of 18, part of the SHLL program, or St. Helens High School baseball players, any disrespect or hostile behavior will result in an immediate one game suspension.  Any further violation will result in suspension for the remainder of the season.

i.       Managers and coaches are encouraged to umpire one game.  There should be no association with either team and will be in a division not conflicting. (Excluding T-Ball & Farm) Managers and coaches may choose behind the plate or field umpire duties.

j.       Managers and coaches of the home team will act as groundskeepers prior to each of their scheduled games. (Equipment such as rakes, shovels, water hoses, drags, etc. will be available at all fields).

k.      Manager and coaches of the visiting team will be responsible for clean-up after games.

l.       A parents meeting must be scheduled by the manager and coaches early in the season prior to the first game.  Items that should be discussed include:  Team coaching concepts, safety, sportsmanship (Player Code of Conduct), communication, field preparation, recruiting of scorekeepers and a team parent, fundraising, concessions, and conduct of at all practices/games.

m.    The Board recognizes the difference in Managers and Coaches personalities and teaching methods; however, managers and coaches must be responsible to see that the players and umpires are not verbally abused or intimidated by adults or children in the normal course of practices or games.  Each player/umpire is also an individual who should be praised for his/her strengths. 

  IX.          Scorekeeping

a.      Each Junior, Major, and Minor division team manager is required to furnish one scorekeeper at each game.

b.      No games will begin until a scorekeeper from each team is in position (seated together).

c.      Each team should have at least two qualified scorekeepers, who are required to attend one SHLL sponsored scorekeepers clinic per season.

d.      Scorebooks will be checked by a board committee, periodically during the season.  Managers will be required to submit their scorebooks to the Player Agent within 24 hours of the request.

e.      It is the Scorekeepers responsibility to track pitch count accurately document in the scorebook.

f.        It is scorekeeper’s responsibility to properly fill out Pitch Book and record all pitchers used in a game, how many pitches each pitcher pitched and have managers and umpires sign pitch book at the end of every game.

    X.           Equipment

a.      Manager is responsible to sign for and keep safe all equipment.

b.      Damaged equipment should be returned to the League Equipment Manager for repair or replacement.

c.      Managers and coaches are not allowed to make purchases of any League equipment.

d.      Managers are responsible for the return of equipment no later than seven days after their last scheduled game or June 15th, whichever is earlier.  Equipment not returned by the due date will be billed to the manager at a cost of $350.00

e.      Safety/First aid kits will be supplied to every manager as part of their equipment and will be required to be returned by June 15th along with the rest of the equipment.  Managers will need to contact Safety Officer for any replacement items.

f.       All equipment used during practice, games or other league sanctioned activity must meet standards and qualifications of Little League International Playing Rules.

  XI.           Player Selection Tryouts/Skill Assessment

a.      Manager attendance is mandatory at all player skill assessments.  Player skill assessments are for Junior, Major and Minor divisions.

XII.          The Draft

a.      The Player Agent will schedule and preside over the draft.

b.      Only managers, The President or the Executive Vice President and up to two Player Agents are allowed to attend the draft along with current VP of the Division

c.      If a player declines the draft pick to a Majors team he/she will remain on a Minor team and may not go up to the Majors level for the remainder of the season.

d.      12 year old players may not decline to be drafted to Majors.

e.      A copy of the Player Selection System used by SHLL will be available to managers prior to the draft

 

XIII.          Player Replacement

a.      If a player is lost, replacement must be picked up within 7 days through the Player Agent.  See III (d) of Little League Playing Rules.

b.      To be considered as a replacement player for a Major Division team you must have filled out the St. Helens Little League Major Division Draft Eligibility form prior to the start of the season.

                                                    i.     Eligible players, who are not immediately drafted, may at any time during the current season be placed on a Major Division team’s roster through the divisional Player Agent.  A player, who has been placed on a Major Division Teams roster, may not play on a Minor Division team for the duration of the regular season.  Regulation IIIC Minor League.

c.      Managers and coaches will not recruit or have any direct contact with any potential player replacements or their parents prior to notification and approval from the Player Agent.  Should a manager or coach be approached by a potential player or parent he/she will cease all discussions and refer all inquiries immediately to the Player Agent.  If this is not done the player will automatically be disqualified from the eligible list for the rest of the season.

XIV.          Practices

a.      After manager and coaches have been selected, practices will not be allowed until March 1, 2020.

b.      No required or mandatory practices shall be scheduled on Sundays.

c.      No required or mandatory practices shall be more than two hours in duration.

d.      Schedule practice through the appropriate division Vice President.

 

XV.          Rain-Outs

a.      Rain-outs will be determined in accordance will Rule 3.10 in the Little League Playing Rules.

b.      Managers must meet at the field to determine the playability of the field.  Both managers must attempt to make the field playable.  The game cannot be called prior to the scheduled game time.  Once game has started the Umpire will make rain out decisions.

c.      If the game is rained out the Vice President of the division will reschedule the game. (Unless District 1 Interlocking Rules apply)

d.      If for some reason the Vice President is unable to reschedule a game the President of SHLL will make arrangements to reschedule the game.

e.      Failure to play the game when scheduled will result in rescheduling of said game.

f.       Failure to field a team for games that have been rescheduled will be referred to the board for possible disciplinary action.

g.      The Junior Vice-President will reschedule all rain-outs for that division in accordance with District 1 Interlocking Rules.

XVI.          All-Star Selection (Tournament Teams)

a.     Players

1.      St. Helens All Star teams shall be comprised of no less than 12 eligible players per team.

2.      The Manager of the All Star team may have the option of making a formal (written) request to the Board at least 48 hours before the draft, asking to carry fewer than 12 players.

                                                    i.     This request could occur due to circumstances beyond their control, e.g. not enough eligible players at that level.

                                                   ii.     This request must be Board approved.

3.      It is important to note that the best players in the League should be selected, without regard to age or the number of players coming from any one team.

4.      Parents are financially responsible for their All-star Player.

b.     Team Draft Order

                                                    i.     8/10 Tournament team

                                                   ii.     Little League All-Star team (League age 11 and 12)

                                                  iii.     9/11 Tournament team

                                                  iv.     Junior’s Tournament team (League age 13 and 14)

                                                   v.     50/70 Tournament team (League age 12 and 13)

c.     8-10 Tournament Team Player Selection 

                                                    i.     League age 8 players are eligible if they were a rostered minor’s player and meets all other eligibility conditions.

                                                   ii.     The Player Agent of each division shall compile a list of eligible players (those players who have turned in an eligibility form) at least 2 weeks prior to the last scheduled game.

                                                  iii.     Skill Assessment/Draft:  All managers in the Minor league and managers in the Major league with an eligible player, with equal representation, will be required to attend a skills assessment for players eligible for the Tournament Team.

1.      A number determined by the board, of at least six (6) players, will be selected by the results of the skills assessment (top 6 rated players) and placed on the team.

2.      Managers will vote for the remaining players to complete the team via a draft

                                                  iv.     The last one to two players should be discussed by the managers to be sure that they have players to fill all positions.

                                                   v.     After the team has achieved 12 players the Manager of the All Star team will have the option to draft any other players of their choice.

d.     Majors, 9-11 Tournament Team, 50/70 & Juniors All-Stars Player Selection

                                                    i.     The Player Agent of each division shall compile a list of eligible players (those players who have turned in an eligibility form AND meets eligibility criteria per current season Little League Tournament Rules & Guidelines) at least 2 weeks prior to the last scheduled game.

                                                   ii.     VOTING BY MANAGERS/COACHES/PLAYERS - All managers, coaches and players in each League will vote via silent ballot for 14 players for each All-Star Team they would be eligible to coach or play on (whether they have elected to coach/play or not):

1.      Little League All-stars - Major League Manager, Coaches & Players

2.      9/11 Tournament Team - Major & Minor League Manager, Coaches & 9-11 year old players

3.      Junior League All Stars- Junior League Manager, Coaches and players

4.      50/70 Tournament Team (12 and 13 year olds) Junior & Major League Manager, Coaches & 12-13 year old players

                                                  iii.     Weighted Votes – Votes will be weighted and tabulated with the following values: Manager votes = 3, Coach Votes = 2, Player votes = 1

                                                  iv.     Top Votes & Draft

1.      A number determined by the board, of at least six (6) players, will be selected by the results of the voting (top 6 rated players) and placed on the team.

2.      Managers will vote for the remaining players to complete the team via a draft

3.      The last one to two players should be discussed by the managers to be sure that they have players to fill all positions.

4.      After the team has achieved 12 players the Manager of the All-Star team will have the option to draft any other players of their choice.

e.     Manager/Coach Selection

                                                    i.     Those managers/coaches interested in managing an All-Star team must submit a letter to the President of SHLL stating what position they are interested in; their qualifications should be stated to be chosen for that position.  The letter must be received by the President or the Player Agent of their division by May 15 of the current regular season.

                                                   ii.     The manager of each All-Star team will be chosen by the All-Star Selection Committee, which will be comprised of the President, Vice President and Player Agent of the division and 2 additional board members without a child in the division.

                                                  iii.     If the Vice President of a division is also an applicant, the President will appoint another Board Member to replace the Vice President.

                                                  iv.     If the selected applicant declines the offer of Manager, the Board Selections Committee will select again from the list of eligible applicants.

                                                   v.     The All Star managers will be announced June 1, 2020

 

f.      All Star Jackets

                                                    i.     All Star jackets in St. Helens are optional and purchased by the players parents.  All All-Star players will have the option of buying a jacket beginning with the first time they are selected for any All-Star Team.

                                                   ii.     SHLL will only pay for ALL-STAR STARS when a team takes a 1st place standing in any of the tournament brackets i.e. District, State, Regional, National, LL World Series.  To obtain one of these “Standing’s Stars” you will need to turn your players All-Star jacket in the following year.  All other stars are optional and are required to be purchased upfront by parents.

XVII.          Fall Ball

a.     Team Guidelines

                                                    i.     Age is determined by the league age that the player will be in the upcoming spring season. 

                                                   ii.     Regular season requirements apply to proper age documentation and proof of residency. 

                                                  iii.     All players must be registered with St. Helens Little League.  If a child did not play regular season ball through St. Helens Little League they are still eligible to play Fall Ball.  The main focus of Fall Ball is training to become better players.  Fall Ball provides the chance for players to focus on learning new skills.

                                                  iv.     The number of teams are dependent on the number of players registered in each age division.  Teams are organized by the following league ages

1.      League Age 7-8

2.      League Age 9-10

3.      League Age 11-12

4.      League Age 13-15

                                                   v.     There is no draft.  All players who register will be randomly placed on a team according to their league age.

b.     Registration

                                                    i.     The registration is $50

c.     Coaches

                                                    i.     All managers and Coaches for Fall Ball will be regular season managers or coaches who are in good standings with the League.  If a person would like to manage or coach and was not a regular season Manager/Coach they will be subject to a complete background check and interview by a Board Appointed Committee.

d.     Uniforms

                                                    i.     Furnished uniforms shall consist of a t-shirt & cap

e.     Rules of Play

                                                    i.     Current District 1 Oregon Little League Interlocking rules will apply.

                                                   ii.     If there are not enough District 1 teams to fill a schedule, we will interlock with District 4.  In which case District 4 will provide the game schedule and Little League Interlocking rules will apply.

                                                  iii.     Little League rules apply, except for items noted here.

                                                  iv.     Practices will be at the discretion of the managers and will not be mandatory.

                                                   v.      

f.      Games

                                                    i.     The District 1 Fall ball Coordinator will provide the game schedule.

                                                   ii.     The home team is responsible for the plate umpire.  The visiting team needs to provide the field umpire (this could be a parent).  Adults may coach first and third base.

                                                  iii.     Bat the roster and free subs.

                                                  iv.     Players may be borrowed from another team in the league, if there are not enough players for a game.

XVIII.          Compliance

a.      It is the intention of the Board to be fair and equitable at all times.  Any SHLL volunteer that fails to comply with any provision in this document, or Little League rules of play, of will be subject to penalty from St Helens Little League Board of Directors.  Either the full Board or an Executive Committee Board (consisting of a quorum of voting board members), selected by and including the President, will review violations prior to penalty.

b.      Penalties are executed in the following order

                                                    i.     Verbal warning regarding all rules will be upheld at the coaches meeting.

                                                   ii.     First Offense:  written warning from the Board.

                                                  iii.     Second Offense:  one game suspension.

                                                  iv.     Third Offense:  Suspension from the SHLL program for the remainder of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

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