2021 AA Rules, Field Setup, Safety
Rules listed below are rules for season, including end of season tournament.
No player, Manager, Coach or fan may talk to umpire about calls. All calls are final, no conferences on field, no objection to calls, no yelling from dugout or stands. Any breach will be ejection from the game and one game suspension. Two instances in the season, violator will be suspended for the remainder of season.
Maximum numbers of defensive players are 1 pitcher, 4 infielders, 4 outfielders.
Full Roster Batting order. Order is set for game, no changing of order after the first pitch of game. If a player is removed from the order because of illness or injury he may return to same position in order.
7 Pitches per batter, 3 swinging strikes is an out, bunt on third strike foul or offered at is a strike out, foul on 7th pitch continues at bat, not umpires job to notify batter of last pitch, team scorekeeper or coach should notify their batter.
3 out per inning
5 run limit per inning in 1st thru 5th innings. 6th inning is unlimited runs for both teams. 3 Outs need to be made to end the inning. Score keeper of batting team notifies umpire to stop the inning after entire play concludes. Play is only stopped by making an out or ball is controlled to stop play as in rule #10. Even if more than 5 runs score in final play only 5 runs count in the inning towards final score. Each team must have a scorebook. Exchange line ups before game, compare score books after each inning.
No inning can start after 75 minutes and game stops at 90 minutes.
Players can only play 2 innings at the same position in the field per game
Play is stopped when; player has control of ball inside the outside edge of bases with hands up. No halfway rule, runner goes back to last base crossed when play is stopped by fielder. The fielder still has the option to continue play and attempt a play on any runner before he/she has stopped play.
Pitchers must be ball and glove safe.
Pitcher must play in front of or behind the pitching machine to either side. Cannot play next to machine or out of the circle before pitch
Any contact between runner and fielder, runner is out. Runner must avoid any contact. There is no out of baseline call unless during a rundown when tag is being attempted.
Outfielders must play behind white arc designating beginning of outfield
Cones are placed at 160 feet on white dots painted on turf
Ball hit over the cones is a homerun. Ball hit on ground past cones is ground rule double. Ball touched by fielder that roles past cones is live ball
Bunting is allowed only one time per player per game. No swinging bunts, no squaring to bunt and pulling back to swing. Same player bunts twice in one game is out.
No Infield Fly Rule
Feet First sliding is allowed
Home Team sets up field, Visitors take down and are responsible for all equipment, (bases, home plate, cones, machine, cord, benches, ball bags) being locked in Equipment Boxes.
Home team 1st base dugout, Visitors 3rd base dugout
Machine is placed at 2nd pitching rubber, center of machine over the line slightly offset to 1st base side of rubber so ball is feed and exits machine in center of rubber.
Pitching machine is to be set at 40mph. Use mechanical adjustment to fine tune pitches, not the electronic adjustment (changing the speed of the ball). To set machine, place a tee in the center of home plate at lowest height, place ball on tee. Set pitching machine distance and speed. Use mechanical thumb screws to adjust up or down and left or right until machine pitched ball strikes ball on tee.
A batted ball that strikes machine or ball bag is dead, ruled a singlerunners advance to next base
Runners must stay in contact with the base until the ball crosses home plate, no leading or stealing
Ball thrown out of play past fence line or into dugout opening is dead, runners advance one base
No On Deck Batters. No swinging of bats in dugout area
Each team may have one defensive coach on the field that stands beyond the outfielders.
Base coaches must be in designated coaching box at first and third base only.
An adult must be the offensive teams pitching machine operator, no children may operate machine.
The pitching adult may not coach runners on the base paths during the inning, they may coach the batter in the batters box.
All other rules are as found in Little League Green Rule Book
Being the head coach or manager for any team is not easy. As a coach of high school
baseball for nearly twenty seasons, I have had many disgruntled parents and then the other 99%
who were incredibly happy that I instilled a work ethic in their children. While at M-A, I
followed two simple rules: “Be on time” and “Do things right”. These two simple mottos led to
many successful seasons and at the same time, kept it simple for the players I coached. Below
are just a few ideas for you going into the season to encourage you to develop your own
philosophy on and off the diamond.
Sports are supposed to be fun. We’re going to have fun.
I expect everyone to positively cheer on his or her teammates throughout the season.
Our sportsmanship will be exemplary. We will make sure we show respect for the rules,our opponents, the umpires, our teammates and ourselves.
I want every player on the team to strive for some type of improvement. We will focus onwhere each player comes in on Day 1, and make sure that on the last day of the season there was growth.
I expect your best effort on every play. We’ll focus on effort and energy, which will lead to the results we want to see.
Mastering skills and understanding the game are what we will work on this year.
Winning will take care of itself as skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork improve.
When evaluating yourself as a coach, it should start with your coaching philosophy. Do
you have a clear philosophy, did you share it with your players and team parents, and did you
hold yourself accountable to your philosophy? Lastly, remember you are making memories for
players of the league, not memories for your personal benefit. Be prepared for every practice and
give the players your best effort during practice and games.
RWCLL uses a Replacement Player Pool in order to avoid forfeits when a team cannot field nine players. The Replacement Pool is most often used while players are away for Spring Break or school trips such as Outdoor Ed, but can be used anytime throughout the season. Managers and/or coaches may only request a replacement when a team has eight or fewer players, and may request enough players to roster up to ten players for a game. The Replacement Player pool shall operate as follows:
RWCLL’s Player Agent(s) will create and run the Replacement Player Pool by asking for player volunteers.
The Replacement Pool shall consist of volunteers from the same division or age appropriate players from a lower division, regardless of east/west sub-division. AA players are not allowed in the Replacement Pool for safety reasons.
Managers and/or coaches request Replacement Pool Players from the appropriate Player Agent.
The Player Agent(s) will use the pool of volunteers to assign players to teams that are short of players on a rotating basis.
Managers and/or coaches do not have the right to pick from the Replacement Pool. Managers and/or coaches may not recruit replacement players.
Replacement Pool players are not allowed to pitch.
Replacement Pool players must play nine consecutive defensive outs and bat at least once.
Players may not be “borrowed from an opponent. They must be assigned by the player agent.
Little League provided us with a few coaches manuals/practice plans that are very informative and will help you all in preparing and running practices. The manuals gives you weeks of practice plans that you can implement today.
Managers and Coaches, the information provided below should make it easier for you to find the base pegs at these fields. Each measurement is from the indicator mark on the fence and/or the outfield grass. Measuring tapes are available in all the equipment boxes. Please let me know if you have any questions.
1st Base - 18.1' from the fence
2nd Base - 12' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 17.8" from the fence
1st Base - 18.9' from the fence
2nd Base - 20.10' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 20.1' from the fence
1st Base - 14.4' from the fence
2nd Base - 11.3' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 14.4' from the fence
1st Base - 21.2' from the fence
2nd Base - 11.5' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 21.1' from the fence
1st Base - 20.3' from the fence
2nd Base - 11.9' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 19.8' from the fence
Pac Shores 60
1st Base - 16.4' from orange marking on fence
2nd Base - 30.9' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 17.1' from the orange marking fence
1st Base - 13.6' from orange marking on fence
2nd Base - 20.3' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 13.4' from the orange marking fence
1st Base - 21.5' from the fence
2nd Base - 12.0' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 13.0' from the fence
1st Base - 22.9' from the fence
2nd Base - 11.4' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 22.9' from the fence
Garfield - TBD
1st Base - 20.10' from the fence
2nd Base - 25.3' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 19.10' from the fence
Home Plate - 12.6' from the backstop
Pac Shores 90 - TBD
Taft on 8th St.
1st Base - 17.5' from dot painted on backstop
2nd Base - 12.3" from the edge of grass
3rd Base - 17.10' from dot painted on backstop
Taft on Bay Road
1st Base - 23.4' from the fence
2nd Base - 2.10' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 23.0' from the fence
Home Plate - 21.10' from the backstop
1st Base - 25.3' from the fence
2nd Base - 13.4' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 25.3' from the fence
Home Plate - 25.9' from the backstop