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CORAL RIDGE LITTLE LEAGUE
COACH PITCH LEAGUE RULES
Coach Pitch Commisioner: Scott Boynton 954 683 9612
The Coral Ridge Coach Pitch League is designed to introduce the children to pitching and
organized baseball. The goal is to help teach players the fundamental skills of baseball and to help prepare them for the Minor League and, most importantly, let the players have FUN. Due to the special circumstances surrounding our league, we have adopted a set of local rules for Coral Ridge Little League to meet our needs. These rules take precedent over the Little League Rule book whenever they are in disagreement. Otherwise, the Little League Rule book is in effect. We ask our coaches to know and understand these rules and to bring their copy to each game to avoid any confusion. Our coaches should also review these rules with their players and players' parents before the season starts.
1. A coach pitch game is 6 innings long. Due to the tight scheduling of our fields, no inning will be started after a game is 1 hour and 45 Min. long after the first pitch has been thrown. The game will be considered complete at the time regardless of how many innings have been played. The umpires and coaches should determine a starting time before the game starts. If a starting time was not established before a game started, the 1-3/4 hour will be taken from the scheduled start time on the Coach Pitch League schedule.
2. If a game is called for weather after one complete inning has been played, the game will be restarted from the spot at which the game was stopped including outs, men on base, lineups, etc. If a game is called before a complete inning has been played, the game starts over.
3. If a team cannot make a scheduled game and wants to have it rescheduled, the coach must contact the other coach and the Coach Pitch Commissioner at last 48 hours before the scheduled start time of the game they want rescheduled. They must also contact Terry
Potts so the league can cancel the umpires. If we don't cancel the umpires, the league
will give service hours to the players.
Contact Youth Umpire Chief: Keegan at 954-464-7172
4. If a coach wishes to protest a game, the coach must notify the umpire before the end of
the game and deliver a written protest to the Coach Pitch Commissioner within 24 hours
after the game ended. A judgment call by an umpire is not grounds for a protest and will
not be considered. Youth Umpires will be given the utmost respect from all Coaches and parents. Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their team, the parents and their fans.
PS: This is Coach Pitch and protests and boorish behavior should not happen.
5. If a game is a tie after Rule 1 above, it ends as a tie. A tie counts as 'l2a win in the
standings. The coaches may get together on their practice time to finish a game. The
parents would have to umpire.
6. If a player has requested to be on another team or a coach would like to trade a player,
please contact the Coach Pitch Commissioner to help work out an acceptable agreement
by all parties. All changes need to be approved by the Commissioner.
1. A team must have 7 players available by the Scheduled Starting Time or they will forfeit the game.
2. All players are in the lineup for each team at anyone time. The team in the field must
have a full infield including a pitcher and catcher. The remaining players will be positioned
in the outfield. The outfield means the outfield grass, not the infield clay.
3. No jewelry or watches may be worn by a player during a game.
4. The game is played on a regulation Little League Field with 3 outs per inning.
5. On deck batters are not allowed. All players not on the field or at bat must be in the
6. The umpires have the final word. The only person to address the umpire is the head
coach. Any coach or parent that cannot control their temper or emotions in a proper
manner will be asked to leave the field. If the individual refuses to leave the field after 2
requests, that team will forfeit the game, and the league officials will review the case to
determine if the coach or parent should be removed from the league.
7. Each team will have one coach pitch to the batter. Each batter will have a total of 10
pitches thrown to him/her at which first ball hit in play must count. If the batter does not
reach base within the 10 pitches allotted, that batter is out; however, if batter fouls on the
10th pitch, that batter can receive one extra pitch. If the batter does not reach base on the
11th pitch, the batter is out.
8. Base runners are not allowed to lead off the base. A base runner must keep one foot on
the base until the pitch has been made and will be allowed to advance only after the ball
has been hit.
9. Head first slides are not allowed when advancing a base. Any runners sliding head first
when advancing a base will be called out. Head first slides are allowed when returning to
10. All base runners approaching home plate are required to slide into home if there is going to be a play at the plate, and avoid colliding with the catcher unless it is part of their slide. If there is no play at the plate the runner is not required to slide. If the runner doesn't slide into home and a play at the plate occurs the runner will be called out.
11. A maximum of 6 runs per inning will be allowed. Exception: during the last inning played, the home team has the opportunity to score as many runs as they can to only tie the game.
1. Three outs per inning and every player bats in the batting order.
2. The batter is allowed four strikes. The last strike cannot be a foul ball. (The umpire will call strikes.) There is no walking.
3. In the event of an overthrow to first base, the runners may advance only one additional
4. The offense is allowed a home plate coach, pt base and 3rd base coach. The base coaches are to stay in the coach's box and are not allowed to touch the runners in progress.
1. Every player is required to play in the infield and the outfield, alternating every other
inning, so that each player will have an equal opportunity to play the infield. If a team has
fewer than 12 players, no player can play infield more than two consecutive innings.
2. Play is stopped when the defensive team's pitcher is in possession of the ball in the area around the pitchers mound. The runners must be more than halfway to the base they are headed to advance, or they will be sent back to last base touched. The umpire will make the determination as to when the pitcher has the ball.
3. If a batted ball hits the coach pitcher, play is dead. The batter is awarded 1st base and
every base runner is allowed to advance one base.
4. Only 2 defensive coaches are allowed in the outfield.
YEAR END PLAYOFFS:
1. The playoff will be played on the last regular scheduled game. The 1sl place team will play the 2nd,the 3rdplace team will play the 4th and the 5th place team the 6th, etc. The team that
finishes highest during the regular season will be the home team.