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Tadpole Rules

Download the PDF or read the rules below.DJBA follows BC Minor Baseball and Baseball Canada's rules with the exception of some of the following house rules.Visit the official BC Minor Rule Book on the BC Minor Baseball website to read more.

GAME PROCEDURES

    • Each team must provide their own scorekeeper; the home team is the official scorekeeper and timekeeper.
    • At the end of each game, the official scorekeeper is to verify with the visiting team’s scorekeeper, the score and pitch counts.
    • All teams must complete and email a game report to the player agent at leahbertranddjba@gmail.com) within 24 hours of completing the game. If only one team sends in a game report that is what the player agent will be going by for pitch count.
    • The Official Score Keeper must write the time of the first pitch in the score-book, this is the official start time.
    • Games will be 75 minutes long (at least 5 innings) After May Long weekend games will be 90 minutes long (6 innings)
    • The home team is in the dugout down third base.

RAINOUTS

    • Coaches cannot call games off because of the weather or field conditions. Only the Park President, Vice- Presidents of Baseball / Fast pitch and Umpire in Chief have the authority to call a game prior to game start time.
    • During a game only the Umpire may call the game for weather or daylight conditions for the safety of the players.
    • If a team fails to show up and games have not been canceled. The un-attending team will show a forfeit and the win will go to the attending team.
    • Games that require rescheduling due to weather must contact the scheduler with agreed upon date(s) and time(s) for both teams. Every effort must be made to reschedule all missed games. Zero points will be awarded for games not rescheduled.

EQUIPMENT

    • All players must wear the following equipment for safety compliance:
      • Chinstraps MUST be worn and done up.
      • Helmets are not to be removed until the runner/batter is inside the dugout.
      • Jock/Jill is MANDATORY
      • Back Catchers must use a catchers’ glove.
      • No Shorts! Long pants or baseball pants must be worn at games and practices.

      GAMEPLAY

    • Everyone in the line-up bats.
    • All players must play both the infield and outfield positions in a game. No player may play more than 2 innings in one position with the exception of the catcher, who may play a maximum of 3 innings per game. ( After a player plays 2 innings in the infield – this is a good time to give them time in the outfield. As coaches it makes it much easier to be certain you are following this rule).
    • The ‘on deck’ batter must be in the ‘on deck’ circle behind the batter up to bat.
    • If a player must leave the park, is injured, or is ejected by an umpire, he is simply skipped in the batting order. He/she is NOT an automatic out. Once an injured player misses part of his/her turn at bat, he/she may NOT return to the game.
    • 10 players are allowed on the field per inning. Five infielders and 5 outfielders (Catcher being counted as an outfielder).
      • 3 outs or a maximum of of 4 runs per inning, with the last inning of play having a (10 run) maximum limit.
      • Open innings (determined by Umpire) as noted in Game Procedures section
    • Teams must have a minimum of 8 players prior to the start of the game. If a team has less than 8 players in attendance players should be borrowed from the other team-and a game played that way.
    • Mercy RuleThere is a no Mercy rule in affect. If the home team is leading in the last inning, they will not have to take their last at bats.
    • When at bat, teams should pull their catcher off the bases to dress them for the next inning when there are two outs. The last player OUT will replace them.
    • Lead offs are not allowed. The ball must cross home plate before any runner(s) can leave the base(s).
    • Overthrows: This rule has 2 parts:For overthrows to any base that go out of the field of play or into a dugout, all runners will be awarded ONE extra base from that which they already acquired. ANDAll overthrows to the pitcher (unless touched) or to any base which remain within the field of play will be considered “live” and runners may advance at their own risks.
    • No stealing home …......EVER
    • The play is over on a hit ball when a throwback to the pitcher, the pitcher has touched the ball, even if it is not fully under control. Base runners may continue to advance to a base, at their own risk, IF they were fully committed BEFORE the ball was touched by the pitcher.
    • Players overrunning first base may only be tagged out if there is an ATTEMPT to go to second base. It does not matter in this league, which way they turn after overrunning the base.
    • Once the ball is in possession of the pitcher, base runners may no longer advance. Players can only advance to the bag they are headed to when the ball gets to the pitcher. Any runner that stops advancing to a base, when the pitcher has possession of the ball on the mound, the runner must return to the base he/she came from.
    • Any base runner that overruns another base, runner is declared out.
    • Sliding is allowed and should be encouraged in plays to second, third and home. No sliding to first base.
    • The slide or avoid rule is in effect.
    • Calling a player out for throwing the bat will be at the Umpires discretion. Batter will receive a warning the first time. On next offense the batter will be called out. No base runners advance.
    • Pitching Count (as per BC Baseball) is as follows:
    • There is no coach pitch in this league, There is no batting tee in the games in Tadpole, If Ball is batted and hits the pitching machine “ DEAD BALL “ will be called and batter will recieve another pitch, Pitching machine only is used for games up to and including May 15th,On May 16th –players will pitch the first 2 inning of each game, Each pitcher may only pitch to a maximum of 2 batters. ( Maximum 20 pitches)(They will have a generous strike zone).

      **Please record pitcher on game sheet. This will be monitored to make sure of pitching devolopment.

    • Not all teams will have equal pitching. So for the development of the sport the following rule will apply: “No matter how many runs are scored during live pitching inning(s) – At the inning when the pitching machine begins getting used the score will start at 2-2”
    • If a pitchers thrown ball hits a batter, the batter is awarded first base.(No base will be awarded when hit with a ball from the pitching machine).
    • Any pitcher that hits 2 batters must be removed from the pitching mound.
    • Any pitcher who delivers one pitch to a batter shall be considered to have pitched.
    • Any violation of pitching rules will result in the disciplinary action towards the coach.
    • The pitcher may pitch from the “set position” without coming to a full stop before delivery. No “Balk Balls” will be called against the pitcher.
    • Pitching shall be from 42 feet.
    • With the pitching machine, each player must get three strikes or a hit. There will be no walks from the pitching machine.
    • Coaches will be loading the pitching machine for their own batters.
    • The umpire will announce the final inning to each coach before the start of the final inning.
    • **If attending a tournament please contact DJBA Vice President regarding Rule 24.01

      These rules are for Regular Spring Season Play.
      Rule adjustments will be made for play-offs

      REMINDER

      This is a development league for ALL players to gain techniques in all areas of the game. The expectation of the Coaches is to develop ALL players fairly while maintaining team building skills and positive confidence building techniques!

Peewee Rules

Download the PDF or read the rules below.DJBA follows BC Minor Baseball and Baseball Canada's rules with the exception of some of the following house rules.Visit the official BC Minor Rule Book on the BC Minor Baseball website to read more.

GAME PROCEDURES

  • Each team must provide their own scorekeeper; the home team is the official scorekeeper and timekeeper.
  • At the end of each game, the official scorekeeper is to verify with the visiting team’s scorekeeper, the score and pitch counts.
  • All teams must complete and email a game report to the player agent at Cindy Williams (cindylovestherain@gmail.com) within 24 hours of completing the game. If only one team sends in a game report that is what the player agent will be going by for pitch count.
    **This is important for prospects that this is completed on time.**
  • The Official Score Keeper must write the time of the first pitch in the score-book, this is the official start time.
  • No new inning is to start after 1 hour and 45 minutes on weekdays (Sunday thru Thursday games starting at 6:00pm) or after 2.5 hours on weekends (Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays before 6:00pm). Umpires will determine which inning is the last inning based on the safe playing daylight and time limits. It is the responsibility of the Umpire to communicate the last inning to the coaches.
  • The home team is in the dugout down third base.

RAINOUTS

  • Coaches cannot call games off because of the weather or field conditions. Only the Park President, Vice- Presidents of Baseball / Fast pitch and Umpire in Chief have the authority to call a game prior to game start time.
  • During a game only the Umpire may call the game for weather or daylight conditions for the safety of the players.
  • If a team fails to show up and games have not been canceled. The un-attending team will show a forfeit and the win will go to the attending team.
  • Games that require rescheduling due to weather must contact the scheduler with agreed upon date(s) and time(s) for both teams. Every effort must be made to reschedule all missed games. Zero points will be awarded for games not rescheduled.

EQUIPMENT

    • All players must wear the following equipment for safety compliance:
      • Chinstraps MUST be worn and done up.
      • Helmets are not to be removed until the runner/batter is inside the dugout.
      • Jock/Jill is MANDATORY
      • Back Catchers must use a catchers’ glove.
      • No Shorts! Long pants or baseball pants must be worn at games and practices.

CALL UP's

      • The maximum number of games a player may play in an older age group (including league and/or exhibition and/or tournament and/or playoffs) will be as follows:
        • MOSQUITO players 3 games plus one tournament at the Pee Wee level only.
        • PEE WEE players 3 games plus one tournament at the Bantam level
        • Players being called up will not be allowed to pitch
        • A maximum of 3 players can be called up per game, but only to bring the roster to 9 players. Players being called up must be on the game report

        GAMEPLAY

      • Everyone in the line-up bats.
      • A first year age player (based on birth year) must pitch the first 2 innings
      • No player may sit off for 2 consecutive defensive innings. All players must sit once during a game before another player sits twice, similarly, all players must sit twice before any player sits 3 times (unless for disciplinary reasons). You must inform the umpire and opposition coach of a disciplined player(s). If you do have a disciplined player you must also speak to the Player Agent and or Vice President of Baseball.
      • All players must play both an infield and outfield position in a game. No player may play more than 2 innings in the same position with the exception of the catcher, who may play a maximum of 3 innings per game as catcher and pitcher(s) to coaches’ discretion while following BC Baseballs Pitching Rules.
      • The ‘on deck’ batter must be in the ‘on deck’ circle behind the batter up to bat.
      • If a player must leave the park, is injured, or is ejected by an umpire, he is simply skipped in the batting order. He/she is NOT an automatic out. Once an injured player misses part of his/her turn at bat, he/she may NOT return to the game.
      • Any pitcher that hits 2 batters while pitching must be removed from the pitching mound.
        • Runs per inning;
          • 5 runs max except in the open inning
          • Only the 5th, 6th or 7th innings may be the Open Innings
          • Open innings (determined by Umpire) as noted in Game Procedures section
        • Slide OR Avoid, This is mandatory when a play is being played at that base. Head first slides are only permitted when sliding back into the base the player just left.
        • Mercy Rule – If a team is leading its opponent by at least ten (10) runs after five or more equal innings have been played, or after four and one-half innings if the team second at bat should have a ten run lead at the end of its fourth inning, or before the completion of its fifth inning, the game shall be terminated and the team in front declared the winner. Should a team hit a “walk off” out of the park home run to end a game under the mercy rule all runners including the batter shall be permitted to score (as per the Official Rules of Baseball).
        • Pitching Count (as per BC Baseball) is as follows:

13U
1-35 Pitches = No Rest
36-55 Pitches = 2 Night Rest
56-75 Pitches = 3 Nights Rest
**If attending a tournament please contact DJBA Vice President regarding Rule 24.01

These rules are for Regular Spring Season Play.

Rule adjustments will be made for play-offs
.

REMINDER

This is a development league for ALL players to gain techniques in all areas of the game The expectation of the Coaches is to develop ALL players fairly while maintaining team building skills and positive confidence building techniques!

Mosquito Rules

Download the PDF or read the rules below.
DJBA follows BC Minor Baseball and Baseball Canada's rules with the exception of some of the following house rules.Visit the official BC Minor Rule Book on the BC Minor Baseball website to read more.

GAME PROCEDURES

  • Each team must provide their own scorekeeper; the home team is the official scorekeeper and timekeeper.
  • At the end of each game, the official scorekeeper is to verify with the visiting team’s scorekeeper, the score and pitch counts.
  • All teams must complete and email a game report to the player agent at Amanda Daines (admosquitoball@gmail.com) within 24 hours of completing the game. If only one team sends in a game report that is what the player agent will be going by for pitch count.
  • The Official Score Keeper must write the time of the first pitch in the score-book, this is the official start time.
  • Games will consist of:
    • 5 innings on weekdays (Sunday thru Thursday games starting at 6:00pm)
    • 6 to 7 innings on weekends (Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays before 6:00pm – games must not exceed two hours of play)
    • Umpires will determine which inning is the last inning based on the safe playing daylight and time limits. It is the responsibility of the Umpire to communicate the last inning to the coaches.
  • The home team is in the dugout down third base.

RAINOUTS

  • Coaches cannot call games off because of the weather or field conditions. Only the Park President, Vice- Presidents of Baseball / Fast pitch and Umpire in Chief have the authority to call a game prior to game start time.
  • During a game only the Umpire may call the game for weather or daylight conditions for the safety of the players.
  • If a team fails to show up and games have not been canceled. The un-attending team will show a forfeit and the win will go to the attending team.
  • Games that require rescheduling due to weather must contact the scheduler with agreed upon date(s) and time(s) for both teams. Every effort must be made to reschedule all missed games. Zero points will be awarded for games not rescheduled.

EQUIPMENT

    • All players must wear the following equipment for safety compliance:
      • Chinstraps MUST be worn and done up.
      • Helmets are not to be removed until the runner/batter is inside the dugout.
      • Jock/Jill is MANDATORY
      • Back Catchers must use a catchers’ glove.
      • No Shorts! Long pants or baseball pants must be worn at games and practices.

CALL UP's

    • The maximum number of games a player may play in an older age group (including league and/or exhibition and/or tournament and/or playoffs) will be as follows:
      • TADPOLE players 3 games plus one tournament at the Mosquito level only.
      • MOSQUITO players 3 games plus one tournament at the Pee Wee level
      • Players being called up will not be allowed to pitch
      • A maximum of 3 players can be called up per game, but only to bring the roster to 9 players. Players being called up must be on the game report

      GAMEPLAY

    • Everyone in the line-up bats.
    • A first year age player (based on birth year) must pitch the first 2 innings
    • No player may sit off for 2 consecutive defensive innings. All players must sit once during a game before another player sits twice, similarly, all players must sit twice before any player sits 3 times (unless for disciplinary reasons). You must inform the umpire and opposition coach of a disciplined player(s). If you do have a disciplined player you must also speak to the Player Agent and or Vice President of Baseball.
    • All players must play both an infield and outfield position in a game. No player may play more than 2 innings in the same position with the exception of the catcher, who may play a maximum of 3 innings per game as catcher and pitcher(s) to coaches’ discretion while following BC Baseballs Pitching Rules.
    • The ‘on deck’ batter must be in the ‘on deck’ circle behind the batter up to bat.
    • If a player must leave the park, is injured, or is ejected by an umpire, he is simply skipped in the batting order. He/she is NOT an automatic out. Once an injured player misses part of his/her turn at bat, he/she may NOT return to the game.
    • Any pitcher that hits 2 batters while pitching must be removed from the pitching mound.
    • Runs per inning;
      • 2 runs max for the 1st and 2nd innings
      • 4 runs max for the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th innings
      • Open innings (determined by Umpire) as noted in Game Procedures section
    • Slide OR Avoid, This is mandatory when a play is being played at that base. Head first slides are only permitted when sliding back into the base the player just left.
    • Mercy Rule – If a team is leading its opponent by at least ten (10) runs after five or more equal innings have been played, or after four and one-half innings if the team second at bat should
      have a ten run lead at the end of its fourth inning, or before the completion of its fifth inning, the game shall be terminated and the team in front declared the winner. Should a team hit a “walk off” out of the park home run to end a game under the mercy rule all runners including the batter shall be permitted to score (as per the Official Rules of Baseball).
    • Pitching Count (as per BC Baseball) is as follows:

10U & 11U
1-25 Pitches = No Rest
26-40 Pitches = 2 Night Rest
41-55 Pitches = 3 Nights Rest
56-65 Pitches = 4 Nights Rest
66-75 Pitches = 5 Nights Rest
75 Pitches Maximum in a Day

**If attending a tournament please contact DJBA Vice President regarding Rule 24.01

These rules are for Regular Spring Season Play.

Rule adjustments will be made for play-offs.

REMINDER

This is a development league for ALL players to gain techniques in all areas of the game. The expectation of the Coaches is to develop ALL players fairly while maintaining team building skills and positive confidence building techniques!

There are no rules information for this division.