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All games at Balcones will follow Little League rules and regulations and each team will be provided with a Little League rule book.  Here are the highlights of some key rules and regulations:

 

Regulation IV (i):  Every rostered player present at the start of a game will participate in each game for a minimum of 6 defensive outs and bat at least one time

Regulation VI (b):  A pitcher once removed from the mound cannot return as a pitcher

Regulation VI (c):   The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position.

League Age:

13-16  95 pitches per day

11-12  85 pitches per day

9-10  75 pitches per day

7-8  50 pitches per day

Regulation VI (d):  Pitchers league age 14 and under must adhere to the following rest requirements:

If a pitcher pitches 66 or more pitches in a day,  four calendar days of rest must be observed

If  a pitcher pitches 51-65 pitches in a Aday,  three calendar days of rest must be observed

If a pitcher pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, two calendar days of rest must be observed

If a pitcher pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, one calendar day of rest must be observed

If a pitcher pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no calendar day of rest is required

Regulation XIV (d):  A manager or coach shall not leave the bench or dugout except to confer with a player or an umpire and only after receiving permission from an umpire.  (Exception:  in Minor League and Tee Ball, managers and coaches may be on the field for instructional purposes.....)

Regulation XIV (c):  The possession of firearms and/or use of tobacco, cigarettes, and alcoholic beverages in any form is prohibited on the playing field, benches, or dugout. Alcohol is prohibited at the game site.

Regulation XIV (f):  Managers and coaches shall not warm up pitchers