VERNAL YOUTH BASEBALL 2018 SEASON

 

LEAGUE RULES

 

1-      TEAMS WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY WITH 8 PLAYERS; HOWEVER AN OUT WILL BE ASSESED EACH TIME THAT EMPTY POSITION COMES UP IN THE BATTING ORDER.

 

2-      THERE WILL BE A TIME LIMIT OF 1:15 MINUTES ON ALL  8 YEARS OLD ROOKIE AND 1:30 ON ALL MINOR LEAGUE GAMES, AND 1:45 ON ALL MAJOR LEAGUE GAMES WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION.  NO NEW INNING WILL START AFTER THAT TIME.

 

A.    EXCEPTION: MINORAND ROOKIE LEAGUE WILL HAVE A TIME LIMIT FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON, EXCEPT FOR A TIE BALL GAME.

 

B.     IN THE CASE OF A TIE GAME, YOU WILL PUT YOUR LAST OUT ON 2ND BASE AND TRY TO SCORE.  IF STILL IN A TIE YOU WILL PLACE YOU’RE LAST OUT ON 3RD BASE.  THIS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE TIE IS OVER.

 

C.     BABE RUTH LEAGUE WILL HAVE A TIME LIMIT OF 1:45 WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION ON NIGHT THAT THERE ARE 2 GAMES.

 

3-      GAMES WILL START ON SCHEDULED TIMES – UNLESS DELAYED BY WEATHER, OR OTHER UNFORSEEN PROBLEMS.  A 10 MINUTE GRACE PERIOD WILL BE ALLOWED, IF A TEAM CANNOT TAKE THE FIELD AT THAT TIME, SAID TEAM WILL FORFEIT THE GAME.

 

A.    ALL RAIN OUTS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY.  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF OPENING DAY, MEMORIAL WEEKEND AND THE UINTAH BASH.

 

B.     IF YOU CAN’T PLAY YOUR MAKE UP GAME ON THE NEXT SATURDAY YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR GAME.

 

C.     ALL GAMES MUST BE PLAYED AT SCHEDULED TIMES AN ON SCHEDULED FIELDS.   THIS IS THE RULE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

 

4-      ALL TEAMS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO FURNISH THEIR OWN SCORE KEEPER IN THE SCORE BOOTH.

 

A.    PENALTY-FORFEIT

 

B.     GAME STARTS AT GAME TIME REGARDLESS OF 10 MIN. GRACE PERIOD.

 

C.     ALL SCORE KEEPERS MUST SET IN THE SCORE BOOTH.

 

D.    ALL SCORE KEEPERS MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD, OR HAVE LEAGUES PERMISSION TO KEEP SCORE.

 

E.     NO CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE SCORE BOOTH!

 

5-      ALL TEAMS WILL BAT THEIR ENTIRE ROSTER, WITH FREE SUBSTITUTION.

 

A.    EACH AND EVERY PLAYER WILL PLAY A MINIMUM OF TWO FULL INNINGS (BOTH OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE) PER GAME, IF NOT, THE REASON SHOULD BE NOTED IN THE OFFICIAL SCORE BOOK.  EXAMPLE: ABSENCE, INJURY, OR DISIPLINARY REASONS.

 

B.     IF A GAME HAS BEEN CALLED DUE TO A 10 RUN RULE, EVERY REASONABLE EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO PLAY EACH PLAYER THEIR MINIMUM INNINGS, OR MAKE ARRANGEMENTS THE FOLLOWING GAME TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.

 

C.     IF FOR SOME REASON THE ABOVE RULE OF MINMUM PLAY IS NOT OBSERVED THE GAME CAN BE CONTESTED, AND IF UPHELD, THE GAME WILL FORFEITED.

 

6-      --8 YEAR OLD ROOKIE LEAGUE TEAMS WILL RETIRE THE SIDE AND ALLOW THE OTHER TEAM TO BAT AFTER 5 RUNS HAVE BEEN SCORED.

 

--6-7 ROOKIE LEAGUE WILL RETIRE THE SIDE AFTER 7 RUNS HAVE SCORED.

 

-- MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS WILL RETIRE THE SIDE AND ALLOW THE OTHER TEAM TO BAT AFTER 8 RUNS HAVE BEEN SCORED IN A SINGLE INNING.

 

--MAJOR LEAGUE AND BABE RUTH WILL RETIRE THE SIDE AND ALLOW THE OTHER TEAM TO BAT AFTER 10 RUNS HAVE BEEN SCORED IN A SINGLE INNING.

 

--HOWEVER, THE PLAY WILL BE FINISHED OUT AND ANY ADDITIONAL RUNS WILL COUNT.

 

A.    IN THE ROOKIE, MINOR, AND MAJOR LEAGUE, IF A TEAM IS UP BY 15 RUNS AFTER THE 3RD INNING THE GAME WILL BE OVER.  IF UP BY 10 RUNS IN THE 4TH INNING THE GAME WILL BE OVER.

 

B.     IN THE BABE RUTH LEAGUE IF A TEAM IS UP BY15 RUNS IN THE 4TH INNING THE GAME WILL BE OVER. IF UP BY 10 POINTS IN THE 5TH INNING, THE GAME WILL BE CALLED.

 

7-      ALL LEAGUE COACHES AND PLAYERS WILL PROMOTE AND MAINTAIN GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AT ALL TIMES, INCLUDING AT ALL LEAGUE PRACTICES, GAMES AND ANY LEAGUE FUNCTIONS. COACHES WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CONDUCT AS WELL AS THAT OF THEIR TEAM AND PARENTS CONDUCT.   ENFORCEMENT OF PLAYING RULES AT ALL GAMES SHALL BE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UMPIRES WHO HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO THAT GAME.  ENFORCEMENT OF ADDITIONAL LEAGUE RULES SHALL BE THE JOINT REPONSIBILITY OF THE LEAGUE PRESIDENTS, UMPIRES, AND ANY BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE GAME.

VIOLATION OF CONDUCT RULES FOR COACHES, PLAYERS AND PARENTS INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO) THE FOLLOWING:

 

·         FIGHTING

·         FOUL LANGUAGE

·         DEROGATORY REMARKS MADE TO UMPIRES, COACHES OR LEAGUE OFFICIALS

·         IMPROPER DECORUM IN THE DUGOUTS OR ON THE FIELD

·         CHEATING OR FRAUD OF ANY KIND

·         DESTRUCTION OF LEAGUE OR CITY PROPERTY

·         CONTINUED USE OF IMPROPER EQUIPMENT OR WEARING OF AN IMPROPER UNIFORM AFTER BEING WARNED

·         MALICIOUS CONDUCT OF ANY KIND

·         VIOLATION OF CAL RIPKIN/BABE RUTH GUIDELINES OF GENERAL CONDUCT.

 

THUS, IF A COACH, PLAYER, OR FAN IS EJECTED FROM A GAME FOR        ANY OF THE AFORMENTIONED VIOLATION, HE/SHE MUST LEAVE THE PLAYING FIELD IMMEDIATELY AND THE PARK WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF REJECTION.  FAILURE TO ACT ACCORDINLY WILL RESULT IN THE FORFEITURE OF THE GAME AND SUSPENSION FROM THE LEAGUE FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON.  ADDITIONALLY, THE LEAGUE WILL PURSUE CRIMINAL TRESPASS CHARGES IF THE POLICE ARE REQUIRED TO REMOVE SOMEONE FROM THE PARK.

IN ADDITION TO THE EJECTION FROM THE GAME, THE COACH, PLAYER, AND OR FAN WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING SUSPENSION AND PENALTIES:

 

1-      1ST OFFENSE:  SUSPENSION FOR THE NEXT TEAM GAME.

 

2-      2ND OFFENSE: SUSPENSION FOR ONE CALENDAR WEEK AND THE SUSPENSION OF ONE GAME OF THE CHILD OF THE COACH, PARENT, OR GAURDIAN INVOLVED.

 

3-      3RD OFFENSE:  SUSPENSION FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON.

 

4-      4TH OFFENSE:  LIFETIME EXPULSION FROM ALL VYB. LEAGUES.

 

IF THE OFFENSE OCCURS IN THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON, THE SUSPENSION WILL BE EFFECTIVE FOR THE FOLLOWING SEASON OR FOR THE NEXT SEASON THE VIOLATOR PARTICIPATES IN. 

 

8-      A VIOLATION OF BABE RUTH/CALRIPKIN BASEBALL RULES CAN BE APPEALED, HOWEVER, AN UMPIRES JUDGEMENT CALL CAN’T.

 

A.    ESTABLISHED APPEAL PROCESS IN LEAGUE BY LAWS: COST OF APPEAL $20.00 TO AVOID NUISANCE APPEALS, REFUNDABLE ON APPEAL BEING UPHELD.

 

B.     A PROTEST COMMITTEE WILL BE FORMED TO HEAR ALL APPEALS.

 

9-      THE ASHLEY VALLEY COMPLEX IS AN ALCOHOL/TOBACCO FREE ZONE!!

 

A.    INTOXICATED INDIVIDULES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED, AND WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM THE BALL PARK.

 

B.     DUE TO THE UTAH STATE LAW, THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING AT THE PARK DURING ANY BALL GAME.

 

10- BOTH DEFENSIVE AND OFFENSIVE PLAYERS MAY “CHANT” OR “YELL” IN REGARD TO THE OPPOSING TEAM, AS LONG AS THE ACTION IS NOT DONE IN A DEGRADING OR INSULTING MANNER.

 

A.  DEFENSIVE CATCHERS ARE PROHIBITED FROM TALKING OR ATTEMPTING TO DISTACT THE BATTER.  WHILE SAID BATTER IS IN THE ACT OF BATTING.

 

11-  OFFICIAL TEAM SCORE BOOKS WILL REMAIN IN THE SCORE BOOTHS AT ALL TIMES.

 

12-  PITCHING REQUIREMENTS: THE “JUNIOR PLAYER” – YOUNGEST AGE GROUP IN THE CAL RIPKEN DIVISION SHALL PITCH A MINIMUM OF 10 BATTERS OR (2) FULL INNINGS PER WEEK EQUALING  6 OUTS.

IN THE BABE RUTH LEAGUE, THE YOUNGER PITCHER MUST PITCH TO 10 BATTERS OR (3) FULL INNINGS EQUALING 9 OUTS.

 

A.    EXCEPTION: THE RULE IS WAIVED IF SAID TEAM ONLY HAS ONE SCHEDULED GAME IN A GIVEN WEEK.

 

B.     A PITCHER MAY NOT PITCH ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

 

C.     YOU MAY REENTER YOUR STARTING PITCHER AND ONLY YOU’RE STARTING PITCHER.

 

D.    MINORS AND MAJORS- IF YOU’RE PLAYERS THROW ONE (1) PITCH INTO THE 3RD INNING,  HE/SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PITCH FOR 2 FULL DAYS.  A 2 DAYS.  THIS WILL BE CHECKED BY THE LEAGUE OFFICIAL SCORE KEEPER.  (EXAMPLE IF YOUR PITCHER PITCHES 3 INNINGS ON MONDAY, THEY CAN’T PITCH AGAIN UNTIL THURSDAY. ECT. ECT.)

FOR THE BABE RUTH LEAGUE YOUR PITCHER CANT THROW MORE THAN 3 INNINGS WITHOUT WAITING THE 2 FULL DAYS.

 

E.     ALL OTHER PITCHING RULES ARE FOUND IN YOUR BABE RUTH/CAL RIPKIN RULE BOOKS.

 

13-  ANY FUNDS RECEIVED OR SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF ANY TEAM OR THE VERNAL YOUTH BASEBALL ORGANIZATION MUST BE REPORTED TO, AND ACCOUNTED FOR, THROUGH THE LEAGUE TREASURER.

 

A.    ANYONE SOLICITING FUNDS IN THE NAME OF VERNAL YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE MUST HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE GOVERNING BOARD.

 

14-  ALL COACHES NEED TO BE CERTIFIED BY THE CAL RIPKIN/BABE RUTH LEAGUE.

A.    MUST HAVE PASSED A BACKGROUND CHECK.

 

B.     IF YOU ARE THE COACH OF THE WINNING TEAM IN YOUR LEAGUE AND BECOME THE ALL STAR COACH YOU WILL NEED TO BE CERTIFIED BY JUNE 1ST 2016.

 

C.     TO BE AN ALL STAR COACH YOU MUST HAVE COACHED IN THAT LEAGUE ALL SEASON…