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Youth Classic

RULES FOR THE 6U DIVISION

GENERAL RULES OF PLAY: All play will be conducted under National Federation High School rules with the following modifications.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: By May 1, 2014, no player over the age of 6 years old is eligible to play on a 6U team.

FIELD DIMENSIONS:  Wills T-1 and T-2 - 50' base paths and 120' to fence all the way around.

PITCHING/BATTING: There will be three different scenarios for each batter. Scenarios must be designated before the at bat occurs.

  • Coach Pitch/Off of a tee: Maximum of three (3) pitches

*If a player does not get a hit, they are allowed two (2) swings off the tee

CLEATS: No metal spikes are allowed

BATTING ORDER: Continuous batting order with FREE Defensive Substitutions.

BATS: 1.15 BPF – 2 ¼ inch barrel max

BUNTING: No bunting allowed.

STEALING: No stealing or lead offs allowed.

MERCY RULE: 10 runs is the max any team can score during their time at bat each inning.

OUTFIELD: Teams must have 10 players on the field for defense. A 4th outfielder will make up the ten. 4 players will need to be in the grass in the outfield at all times.

HOME TEAM DETERMINATION: Home team is determined by flip of the coin.

PROTESTS: There will be a $100.00 fee payable in cash for any protest. You can ONLY Protest a RULE INTERPRETATION!

CONDUCT: Team coaches & managers are responsible for the conduct of parents, players and other team spectators. Use of profanity will not be tolerated. If any manager or head coach is thrown out of any game by the umpire, that manager WILL NOT be eligible to coach/manage in his/her team's next scheduled game. The Tournament Director can override this rule by letting the manager coach in his/her next game if he so chooses. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED.

GAME LENGTH: 3 innings or 45 minutes. NO NEW INNING WILL BEGIN AFTER 40 MINUTES. If at 45 minutes, the home team is batting and ahead, the game is over regardless of score. The remaining innings will not be completed. The score in play at the end of the time limit is final. Umpires will keep official time.

TIE BREAKERS: Games can end in a tie in EVERY GAME except the championship game.

SEEDING: Tiebreakers for determining seeding will be as follows >> 1. Head-to-Head (IF Applicable); 2. Least Runs Allowed; 3.Run Differential (7-Run MAX); 4. Most Runs Scored (10-Runs MAX); 5. Coin Toss! In the event of a 3 or more way tie, we will determine the Highest Seed using the aforementioned tiebreakers and after ONE team has been eliminated; we will revert back to the FIRST tiebreaker and go from there. This will allow us to use Head-to-Head as a tie-breaker once we get down to 2 or 3 teams.)

OFFICIAL GAME: 3 innings or 40 minutes is considered a complete game. If a game is called before that because of rain or other acts of God and cannot be resumed or played, the game will be canceled and both teams do not receive a win or a loss.

 

RULES FOR THE 7U AND 8U DIVISIONS

GENERAL RULES OF PLAY: All play will be conducted under National Federation High School rules with the following modifications.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: 7U - By May 1, 2014, no player over the age of 7 years old is eligible to play on a 7U team. 8U - By May 1, 2014, no player over the age of 8 years old is eligible to play on an 8U team.

FIELD DIMENSIONS: There will be two fields throughout the tournament the teams will play on.

7U Field 3: 130' fences all the way around and base paths will be 60'.

8U Field B: 180' fences all the way around and base paths will be 60'.

PITCHING: All pitching will come from the coach. There will be no hitting off of a tee. The batter will receive a maximum of 6 pitches. If the batter fouls the 6th pitch or lets it go by he is out. If the batter swings 3 times he is out, or if he fouls off two and swings on any pitch following the batter is out.

BATTING ORDER: There will be a continuous batting order with FREE Defensive Substitutions.

CLEATS: No metal spikes are allowed

BATS: 1.15 BPF 2 5/8 and 2 ¾ (big barrels) allowed. Must be USSSA Stamped.

BUNTING: No bunting allowed.

STEALING: No stealing or lead offs allowed.

MERCY RULE: 10 runs is the max any team can score during their time at bat each inning.

OUTFIELD: 7U & 8U teams must have 10 players on the field for defense. A 4th outfielder will make up the ten. 4 players will need to be in the grass in the outfield at all times.

HOME TEAM DETERMINATION: Home team is determined by flip of the coin.

PROTESTS: There will be a $100.00 fee payable in cash for any protest. You can ONLY Protest a RULE INTERPRETATION!

CONDUCT: Team coaches & managers are responsible for the conduct of parents, players and other team spectators. Use of profanity will not be tolerated. If any manager or head coach is thrown out of any game by the umpire, that manager WILL NOT be eligible to coach/manage in his/her team's next scheduled game. The Tournament Director can override this rule by letting the manager coach in his/her next game if he so chooses. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED.

GAME LENGTH: 3 innings or 45 minutes. NO NEW INNING WILL BEGIN AFTER 40 MINUTES. If at 45 minutes, the home team is batting and ahead, the game is over regardless of score. The remaining innings will not be completed. The score in play at the end of the time limit is final. Umpires will keep official time.

TIE BREAKERS: Games can end in a tie in EVERY GAME except the championship game.

SEEDING: Tiebreakers for determining seeding will be as follows >> 1. Head-to-Head (IF Applicable); 2. Least Runs Allowed; 3.Run Differential (7-Run MAX); 4. Most Runs Scored (10-Runs MAX); 5. Coin Toss! In the event of a 3 or more way tie, we will determine the Highest Seed using the aforementioned tiebreakers and after ONE team has been eliminated; we will revert back to the FIRST tiebreaker and go from there. This will allow us to use Head-to-Head as a tie-breaker once we get down to 2 or 3 teams.)

OFFICIAL GAME: 3 innings or 40 minutes is considered a complete game. If a game is called before that because of rain or other acts of God and cannot be resumed or played, the game will be canceled and both teams do not receive a win or a loss.

 

RULES FOR THE 9U AND 10U DIVISIONS

GENERAL RULES OF PLAY: All play will be conducted under National Federation High School rules with the following modifications.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: 9U - By May 1, 2014, no player over the age of 9 years old is eligible to play on a 9U team. 10U - By May 1, 2014, no player over the age of 10 years old is eligible to play on a 10U team.

FIELD DIMENSIONS: The teams will be playing games on two different fields throughout the weekend.

9U - Field 1: 202' to Left Field, 252' to Center Field, 186' to Right Field. Pitching rubber will be at 46'. Base paths will be at 60'.

10U - Field 2: 190' to Left Field, 249' to Center Field, 202' to Right Field. Pitching rubber will be at 46'. Base paths will be at 60'.

PITCHING RULES: There will be no pitching restrictions. (Coaches discretion)

BATTING ORDER: Continuous batting order with FREE Defensive Substitutions (Remember, if you bat ALL your players and one gets hurt or leaves, etc.., it is an AUTOMATIC OUT when that players turn comes up in your lineup)

CLEATS: No metal spikes are allowed

BATS: USSSA certified or qualified BBCOR with barrel no bigger than 2 ¾ inches.

MERCY RULE: 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings. Run Rule remains in effect in all games, including CHAMPIONSHIP GAME! 10 runs is the maximum amount a team can score per inning.

COURTESY RUNNERS: For the Pitcher AND Catcher ONCE they FIRST reach base! The courtesy runner MUST BE THE LAST BATTED OUT!

MERCY RULE: 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings. Run Rule remains in effect in all games, including CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!

HOME TEAM DETERMINATION: Home team is determined by flip of the coin at the home plate meeting.

PROTESTS: There will be a $100.00 fee payable in cash for any protest. You can ONLY Protest a RULE INTERPRETATION!

CONDUCT: Team coaches & managers are responsible for the conduct of parents, players and other team spectators. Use of profanity will not be tolerated. If any manager or head coach is thrown out of any game by the umpire, that manager WILL NOT be eligible to coach/manage in his/her team's next scheduled game. The Tournament Director can override this rule by letting the manager coach in his/her next game if he so chooses. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED.

GAME LENGTH: 6 innings or 1 hour and 30 minutes. NO NEW INNING WILL BEGIN AFTER 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES. If at 1 hour and 15 minutes, the home team is batting and ahead, the game is over regardless of score. The remaining innings will not be completed. The score in play at the end of the time limit is final. Umpires will keep official time.

TIE BREAKERS: Games can end in a tie in EVERY GAME except ELIMINATION GAMES! In Elimination games, IF the game is still tied after regulation play (ALL 6 innings completed) AND the time limit has expired, ONE more regulation inning will be played. IF the game is still tied after this inning is played, the International Tie-breaker will be put into effect. IF we have not played all 6 innings AND time has expired, we will play ONE more regulation inning prior to the International Tie-breaker being put into effect. The Last player to have an official at-bat in the previous inning will go to 2nd base to start the next inning.

SEEDING: Tiebreakers for determining seeding will be as follows >> 1. Head-to-Head (IF Applicable); 2. Least Runs Allowed; 3.Run Differential (7-Run MAX); 4. Most Runs Scored (10-Runs MAX); 5. Coin Toss! In the event of a 3 or more way tie, we will determine the Highest Seed using the aforementioned tiebreakers and after ONE team has been eliminated; we will revert back to the FIRST tiebreaker and go from there. This will allow us to use Head-to-Head as a tie-breaker once we get down to 2 or 3 teams.)

OFFICIAL GAME: A game is only official after 3 full innings. If the game is called due to weather after the 3rd we will take the final score at the end of the 3rd. If the weather cancels the game before the 3rd, it will not be official.

 

RULES FOR THE 11U AND 12U DIVISIONS

GENERAL RULES OF PLAY: All play will be conducted under National Federation High School rules with the following modifications.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: 11U - By May 1, 2014, no player over the age of 11 years old is eligible to play on an 11U team. 12U - By May 1, 2014, no player over the age of 12 years old is eligible to play on a 12U team.

FIELD DIMENSIONS:

11U - Field C: 250' all the way around. Pitching rubber will be at 49'. Base paths will be at 70'.

12U - Field D: 250' all the way around. Pitching rubber will be at 49'. Base paths will be at 70'.

PITCHING RULES: There will be no pitching restrictions. (Coaches discretion)

CLEATS: No metal spikes are allowed

BATTING ORDER: Continuous batting order with FREE Defensive Substitutions (Remember, if you bat ALL your players and one gets hurt or leaves, etc., it is an AUTOMATIC OUT when that players turn comes up in your lineup)

BATS: USSSA certified or qualified BBCOR with barrel no bigger than 2 ¾ inches.

MERCY RULE: 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings. Run Rule remains in effect in all games, including CHAMPIONSHIP GAME! 10 runs is the maximum amount a team can score per inning.

COURTESY RUNNERS: For the Pitcher AND Catcher ONCE they FIRST reach base! The courtesy runner MUST BE THE LAST BATTED OUT!

MERCY RULE: 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings. Run Rule remains in effect in all games, including CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!

HOME TEAM DETERMINATION: Home team is determined by flip of the coin at the home plate meeting.

PROTESTS: There will be a $100.00 fee payable in cash for any protest. You can ONLY Protest a RULE INTERPRETATION!

CONDUCT: Team coaches & managers are responsible for the conduct of parents, players and other team spectators. Use of profanity will not be tolerated. If any manager or head coach is thrown out of any game by the umpire, that manager WILL NOT be eligible to coach/manage in his/her team's next scheduled game. The Tournament Director can override this rule by letting the manager coach in his/her next game if he so chooses. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED.

GAME LENGTH: 6 innings or 1 hour and 30 minutes. NO NEW INNING WILL BEGIN AFTER 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES. If at 1 hour and 15 minutes, the home team is batting and ahead, the game is over regardless of score. The remaining innings will not be completed. The score in play at the end of the time limit is final. Umpires will keep official time.

TIE BREAKERS: Games can end in a tie in EVERY GAME except ELIMINATION GAMES! In Elimination games, IF the game is still tied after regulation play (ALL 6 innings completed) AND the time limit has expired, ONE more regulation inning will be played. IF the game is still tied after this inning is played, the International Tie-breaker will be put into effect. IF we have not played all 6 innings AND time has expired, we will play ONE more regulation inning prior to the International Tie-breaker being put into effect. The Last player to have an official at-bat in the previous inning will go to 2nd base to start the next inning.

SEEDING: Tiebreakers for determining seeding will be as follows >> 1. Head-to-Head (IF Applicable); 2. Least Runs Allowed; 3.Run Differential (7-Run MAX); 4. Most Runs Scored (10-Runs MAX); 5. Coin Toss! In the event of a 3 or more way tie, we will determine the Highest Seed using the aforementioned tiebreakers and after ONE team has been eliminated; we will revert back to the FIRST tiebreaker and go from there. This will allow us to use Head-to-Head as a tie-breaker once we get down to 2 or 3 teams.)

OFFICIAL GAME: A game is only official after 3 full innings. If the game is called due to weather after the 3rd we will take the final score at the end of the 3rd. If the weather cancels the game before the 3rd, it will not be official.

 

RULES FOR THE 13U DIVISION

GENERAL RULES OF PLAY: All play will be conducted under National Federation High School rules with the following modifications.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: By May 1, 2014, no player over the age of 13 years old is eligible to play on a 13U team.

FIELD DIMENSIONS: Field 4: 300' fences all the way around. Pitching Rubber will be 54' and base paths will be at 80'.

PITCHING RULES: There will be no pitching restrictions. (Coaches discretion)

BATTING ORDER: Continuous batting order with FREE Defensive Substitutions (Remember, if you bat ALL your players and one gets hurt or leaves, etc., it is an AUTOMATIC OUT when that players turn comes up in your lineup)

CLEATS: NO cleats are allowed. The field is a turf field. Turf shoes and tennis shoes are allowed.

BATS: National Federation of High School bat restrictions – BBCOR Standard

MERCY RULE: 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings. Run Rule remains in effect in all games, including CHAMPIONSHIP GAME! 10 runs is the maximum amount a team can score per inning.

COURTESY RUNNERS: For the Pitcher AND Catcher ONCE they FIRST reach base! The courtesy runner MUST BE THE LAST BATTED OUT!

MERCY RULE: 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings. Run Rule remains in effect in all games, including CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!

HOME TEAM DETERMINATION: Home team is determined by flip of the coin at the home plate meeting.

PROTESTS: There will be a $100.00 fee payable in cash for any protest. You can ONLY Protest a RULE INTERPRETATION!

CONDUCT: Team coaches & managers are responsible for the conduct of parents, players and other team spectators. Use of profanity will not be tolerated. If any manager or head coach is thrown out of any game by the umpire, that manager WILL NOT be eligible to coach/manage in his/her team's next scheduled game. The Tournament Director can override this rule by letting the manager coach in his/her next game if he so chooses. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED.

GAME LENGTH: 6 innings or 1 hour and 30 minutes. NO NEW INNING WILL BEGIN AFTER 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES. If at 1 hour and 15 minutes, the home team is batting and ahead, the game is over regardless of score. The remaining innings will not be completed. The score in play at the end of the time limit is final. Umpires will keep official time.

TIE BREAKERS: Games can end in a tie in EVERY GAME except ELIMINATION GAMES! In Elimination games, IF the game is still tied after regulation play (ALL 6 innings completed) AND the time limit has expired, ONE more regulation inning will be played. IF the game is still tied after this inning is played, the International Tie-breaker will be put into effect. IF we have not played all 6 innings AND time has expired, we will play ONE more regulation inning prior to the International Tie-breaker being put into effect. The Last player to have an official at-bat in the previous inning will go to 2nd base to start the next inning.

SEEDING: Tiebreakers for determining seeding will be as follows >> 1. Head-to-Head (IF Applicable); 2. Least Runs Allowed; 3.Run Differential (7-Run MAX); 4. Most Runs Scored (10-Runs MAX); 5. Coin Toss! In the event of a 3 or more way tie, we will determine the Highest Seed using the aforementioned tiebreakers and after ONE team has been eliminated; we will revert back to the FIRST tiebreaker and go from there. This will allow us to use Head-to-Head as a tie-breaker once we get down to 2 or 3 teams.)

OFFICIAL GAME: A game is only official after 3 full innings. If the game is called due to weather after the 3rd we will take the final score at the end of the 3rd. If the weather cancels the game before the 3rd, it will not be official.

 

Rules for the 16U Division

GENERAL RULES OF PLAY: All play will be conducted under National Federation High School rules with the following modifications.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: By May 1, 2014, no player over the age of 16 years old is eligible to play on a 16U team.

FIELD DIMENSIONS: Field A: 305' fences all the way around. Pitching Rubber will be 60'6” and base paths will be at 90'.

PITCHING RULES: There will be no pitching restrictions. (Coaches discretion)

BATTING ORDER: Continuous batting order with FREE Defensive Substitutions (Remember, if you bat ALL your players and one gets hurt or leaves, etc., it is an AUTOMATIC OUT when that players turn comes up in your lineup)

CLEATS: Metal spikes allowed.

BATS: National Federation of High School bat restrictions – BBCOR Standard

MERCY RULE: 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings. Run Rule remains in effect in all games, including CHAMPIONSHIP GAME! 10 runs is the maximum amount a team can score per inning.

COURTESY RUNNERS: For the Pitcher AND Catcher ONCE they FIRST reach base! The courtesy runner MUST BE THE LAST BATTED OUT!

MERCY RULE: 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings. Run Rule remains in effect in all games, including CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!

HOME TEAM DETERMINATION: Home team is determined by flip of the coin at the home plate meeting.

PROTESTS: There will be a $100.00 fee payable in cash for any protest. You can ONLY Protest a RULE INTERPRETATION!

CONDUCT: Team coaches & managers are responsible for the conduct of parents, players and other team spectators. Use of profanity will not be tolerated. If any manager or head coach is thrown out of any game by the umpire, that manager WILL NOT be eligible to coach/manage in his/her team's next scheduled game. The Tournament Director can override this rule by letting the manager coach in his/her next game if he so chooses. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED.

GAME LENGTH: 7 innings or 1 hour and 45 minutes. NO NEW INNING WILL BEGIN AFTER 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES. If at 1 hour and 30 minutes, the home team is batting and ahead, the game is over regardless of score. The remaining innings will not be completed. The score in play at the end of the time limit is final. Umpires will keep official time.

TIE BREAKERS: Games can end in a tie in EVERY GAME except ELIMINATION GAMES! In Elimination games, IF the game is still tied after regulation play (ALL 6 innings completed) AND the time limit has expired, ONE more regulation inning will be played. IF the game is still tied after this inning is played, the International Tie-breaker will be put into effect. IF we have not played all 6 innings AND time has expired, we will play ONE more regulation inning prior to the International Tie-breaker being put into effect. The Last player to have an official at-bat in the previous inning will go to 2nd base to start the next inning.

SEEDING: Tiebreakers for determining seeding will be as follows >> 1. Head-to-Head (IF Applicable); 2. Least Runs Allowed; 3.Run Differential (7-Run MAX); 4. Most Runs Scored (10-Runs MAX); 5. Coin Toss! In the event of a 3 or more way tie, we will determine the Highest Seed using the aforementioned tiebreakers and after ONE team has been eliminated; we will revert back to the FIRST tiebreaker and go from there. This will allow us to use Head-to-Head as a tie-breaker once we get down to 2 or 3 teams.)

OFFICIAL GAME: A game is only official after 3 full innings. If the game is called due to weather after the 3rd we will take the final score at the end of the 3rd. If the weather cancels the game before the 3rd, it will not be official.