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TEE BALL RULES OF PLAY

  1. Players should be ages 4 or 5.
  2. Players on a team – 8 minimum, 13 max.
  3. 50 feet between the bases.
  4. A real or imaginary playing line is between first base and third base or an arc 40 feet from home plate.
  5. Every player bats and plays in the field each inning.
  6. The ball is hit off a batting tee.
  7. There are no walks or strikeouts.
  8. There are no recorded outs, each player must be given a chance to hit each inning and will remain on base until all of the batters have hit.
  9. A regulation game length is based on assigned field time, not a number of innings. Teams must clear the field and bench area at the end of their assigned time.
  10. The ball must travel 10 feet or it is a foul.
  11. No fielder may cross the playing line until the ball is hit.
  12. Players should be spread out on field as similar to regulation baseball as possible. P/1B/2B/3B/SS inside the baselines plus outfielders spread out beyond the baselines.
  13. Catchers are not used in tee-ball.
  14. Coaches should make an effort to rotate players back and forth between infield and outfield assignments in order to allow the players to gain more experience at different positions.
  15. Coaches are encouraged to be on the field to help direct their defensive players.
  16. No stealing. Player stays on the base until the ball is hit.
  17. An inning is over when all of the players have batted once.
  18. Scores are not kept.
  19. Safety helmets with chinstraps must be worn.
  20. Bats - 2¼" diameter maximum (tee-ball bats).
  21. Ball - 9" to 9½" around; 4 to 5 ounces. Softer than a standard baseball. Molded core or sponge rubber center.
  22. Gloves - 12" long, max.
  23. Tee - adjustable, flexible tube on a moveable base.
  24. Ball – a level one ball (soft) is utilized.
  25. Athletic footwear, no metal spikes. Plastic cleats are welcome.

COACH PITCH RULES OF PLAY

  1. Players should ages 5 or 6.
  2. Players on a team – 8 minimum, 13 max.
  3. 50 feet between the bases.
  4. A real or imaginary playing line is between first base and third base or an arc 40 feet from home plate.
  5. Every player bats and plays in the field.
  6. The coach pitches to his/her own team from a safe distance from the batter.  If the player does not hit the ball within five swings (or ten total pitches), the ball is hit off a batting tee.
  7. There are no walks or strikeouts.
  8. There are no recorded outs, each player must be given a chance to hit each inning and will remain on base until all of the batters have hit.
  9. A regulation game length is based on assigned field time, not a number of innings. Teams must clear the field and bench area at the end of their assigned time.
  10. The ball must travel 10 feet or it is a foul.
  11. Players should be spread out on field as similar to regulation baseball as possible. P/1B/2B/3B/SS inside the baselines plus outfielders spread out beyond the baselines.
  12. Catchers are not used in coach pitch, a coach should stand near the backstop to collect baseballs that are not hit.
  13. Coaches should make an effort to rotate players back and forth between infield and outfield assignments in order to allow the players to gain more experience at different positions.
  14. Coaches are encouraged to be on the field to help direct their defensive players.
  15. No fielder may cross the playing line until the ball is hit.
  16. No stealing. Player stays on the base until the ball is hit.
  17. An inning is over when all of the players have batted once.
  18. Scores are not kept.
  19. Safety helmets with chin straps must be worn.
  20. Bats - 2¼" diameter maximum (tee-ball bats).
  21. Ball - 9" to 9½" around; 4 to 5 ounces. Softer than a standard baseball. Molded core or sponge rubber center.
  22. Gloves - 12" long, max.
  23. Tee - adjustable, flexible tube on a moveable base.
  24. Ball – a level five ball (harder than tee ball, softer than regulation baseball) is utilized.
  25. Athletic footwear, no metal spikes. Plastic cleats are welcome.