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PETER J. FOLEY

LITTLE LEAGUE

 

BY-LAWS

LOCAL LEAGUE RULES

AND

PLAYING RULES

 

APRIL 2003

 

 

 

PETER J. FOLEY LITTLE LEAGUE BY-LAWS

 

 

 

ARTICLE I – NAME

 

The organization shall be known as the Peter J. Foley Little League, hereinafter referred to as “Local League.”

 

 

ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVE

 

Section 1.  The objective of the Local League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent healthy and trustworthy citizens.

 

SECTION 2.  To achieve this objective, the Local League will provide a supervised program under the Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.  All Directors, Officers and Members shall bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or the winning of games is secondary, and the molding of future citizens is of prime importance.  In accordance with Section 501-c-3 of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, the Local League shall operate exclusively as a non-profit educational organization providing a supervised program of competitive baseball and softball games.  No part of the net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual; no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and which does not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

 

 

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

 

Section 1.  The membership of this organization shall consist of no more than 55 Active Directors and an unlimited number of Social Directors.  Only Active Directors have voting rights.  Social Directors have no authority or jurisdiction over league administration or functions.

 

Section 2.  The Directors shall hold office during good behavior, but any Director shall be automatically dropped from the roles for incompetence, inability to act or lack of participation in league activities as determined by the President and a committee of 4 Directors of his choice.  Any Director missing 3 consecutive meetings or four meetings during a calendar year without notification of just cause (to an elected officer) will be dismissed and so notified by the Secretary.  Upon removal, a new Director may be elected in his place by a two-thirds written ballot of those Directors present at any regularly scheduled meeting of the Board.

 

Section 3. Other Affiliations.

   (a) Members, whether Regular or Player, shall not be required to be affiliated with another organization or group to qualify as members of the Local League.

   (b) Members should not be actively engaged in the promotion and/or operation of any other baseball/softball programs.

 

Section 4.  A screening committee consisting of the league President and one of the four Vice-Presidents shall meet with all candidates for Directorships and review with them a Director's function and obligations.  If both the candidate and screening committee feel that he or she would be able to contribute enough time and dedication, the candidate's name and a brief interview summary will be presented before the Board of Directors and voted upon at its next meeting.

 

 

Section 5.  Any former Director wishing to be reinstated to the roles of Active Director, should an opening exist, shall be spoken to by one member of the screening committee to ascertain that he/she is aware of the duties required of an Active Director.  He/She may then be elected by a two-thirds written ballot of those Directors present at any regularly scheduled meeting of the Board.

 

 

ARTICLE IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Section 1.  The establishment of policy and the management of the affairs of this corporation shall be in the hands of the Board of Directors, except those duties which may be delegated to the Board of Control.

 

Section 2.  The composition of the Board of Directors shall be posted in the boardroom and remain as posted unless there is a change made in accordance with ARTICLE III Section 2., in which case the Secretary shall insert the new Director(s) and remove the ousted Director(s) from the list.

 

Section 3.  The duties of the Board of Directors are as follows:

 

   A. To establish the policies of this corporation.

 

   B. To adopt such By-Laws as are consistent with the Charter and designed to carry out the purposes of this corporation.

 

   C. To meet twice a month on the first & third Thursday of each month from Feb-July and once a month on the first Thursday of each month from Aug-Jan.  Each of the leagues:  major, minor, and girls, must have one meeting per month during the playing season and must advise the Board of Directors in regard to any problems or items which concern league policy at the Board's next meeting.

 

D.    To delegate, if it so wishes, so much of its power as it may deem necessary to the Board of Control.  Said power can be revoked at any time at a regular meeting duly called for said purposes.

E.    To approve all expense and capital expenditures in excess of $300.

 

 

                             ARTICLE V - OFFICERS

 

Section 1.  The elective officers shall be:

 

President

Executive Vice President

Vice-President -  President of Major League Operations

Vice-President -  President of Minor League Operations

Vice-President -  President of Girls Softball League Operations

Vice-President -  Any other League operations which may be created by the Board of Directors.

Secretary

Treasurer

Player Agent

Safety Officer

each of who shall serve for one year, or until their successors are elected.  No person shall hold more than one office at any one time, except as noted in "D."  below. The Board shall also include a minimum of one manager and one volunteer umpire.  Only volunteer umpires may be elected to the Board.

 

   A. The elective officers shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors duly called for said purpose.  All candidates for office are to be members of the Board of Directors and are to be elected in accordance with the By-Laws.

 

   B. A candidate shall be elected to an office if he shall attain a majority of votes of those Directors present.  If no candidate attains a majority on the first ballot, the candidates receiving the highest and next highest number of votes on the first ballot shall be the only nominees on the second ballot.  The candidate receiving the majority of the votes of those present on the second ballot shall be deemed elected.  Head and assistant coaches may not be elected to the office of President.  All nominees must be present at the time of the election.

 

   C. The voting for the elective officers shall be by written ballot.

 

   D. Should any officer resign or be removed and a replacement cannot be found, another officer must temporarily fill the vacancy upon recommendation of the Board of Directors, or Board of Control, whoever shall meet first.

 

   E. No one can become a candidate for elective office unless he/she has served as an Active Director for not less than six months.  In the case of an emergency vacancy, this sub-section can be rescinded by a two-thirds written ballot at any regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 2.  The President shall have the power to appoint all appointive officers, including, but not limited to, Player Agent and Chief Umpire.

 

Section 3.  The Board of Directors shall have the sole power of removal of Elective Officers.  A two-thirds vote by written ballot of those present is necessary to so remove.

 

Section 4.  Duties of Elective Officers:

 

   A. The PRESIDENT shall be the Chief Executive Officer.  He shall preside at all Board of Directors meetings and shall exercise general supervision over the management of the property and affairs of the corporation.  He shall do and perform such other duties from time to time as may be assigned to him by the Board of Directors.  He shall have the power to sign negotiable instruments, but any instrument so signed shall not be valid unless countersigned by the Treasurer.

 

 B.   The EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT shall perform all duties of the President in the event of his absence, resignation or inability to act or perform his duties, in the ranking order as shown in Article III, Section 1.  He shall also have other powers and duties as are given him under these By-Laws, or as may be assigned by the President, with the exception of the power of signing negotiable instruments unless authorized by resolution of the Board of Directors. The Executive Vice-President shall be responsible for upholding league rules.  He shall also be responsible for Board of Director and committee attendance.

 

   C. The TREASURER shall keep a record of accounts and shall have custody of all title deeds, abstracts of title, securities, papers and documents belonging to the corporation.  He shall keep an account of all monies, funds and properties which shall come into his hands and shall render such accounts and present such statements to the Board of Directors as may be required of him.  He shall deposit the funds of the corporation in its name in such bank as the Board of Directors may designate.  He shall endorse for collection all negotiable instruments, which must bear the signature of either the President or Secretary in addition to his own for all amounts exceeding three hundred ($300.) dollars.  NOTE: All expense & capital expenditures exceeding three hundred ($300.) dollars require the approval of the Board of Directors.  He, when required, shall be bonded by a reputable insurance company in a sufficient amount as designated by the Board of Directors.  The TREASURER shall be responsible for the collection of all delinquent accounts owed to the corporation.  The TREASURER'S records are to be reviewed by a committee of Board members prior to each annual meeting, or any other time at the discretion of the league President.

 

D.                The SECRETARY shall be ex-officio clerk of the Board of Directors.  He shall attend all meetings of the Board and shall record all votes and minutes of all the proceedings in a document to be maintained for that purpose.  He shall have the power to sign all negotiable instruments as long as same are countersigned by the Treasurer.

 

E.                The LEAGUE VICE-PRESIDENTS are responsible for the administration of their respective leagues as outlined in League Rules.

 

 

 

 

                ARTICLE VI - APPOINTIVE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES

Section 1.  The President shall have the power to appoint all officers other than elective officers, with the exception of the Board of Control, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 2.  Standing and Special Committees shall be named by the President, with the exception of the Board of Control, which shall be elected by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 3.  Among the Special Committees shall be a nominating committee which shall be appointed by the President.  It shall one month prior to the annual meeting after due consideration, present its slate of officers to be elected.  Additionally once the slate of officers has been presented, nominations from the floor can be made by any active member of the Board of Directors.  No  nominations shall be allowed at the annual meeting.

 

                        ARTICLE VII - BOARD OF CONTROL

Section 1.  This committee shall consist of nine (9) members of the Board of Directors, one of whom shall be the President.  The remaining six shall be elected by the Board of Directors from its membership and shall consist of the following:

            One Executive Vice-President

            One Vice-President of the Girls Senior League

            One Vice-President of the Girls Softball League

            One Vice-President of the Boys Minor League

            One Vice-President of the Boys Major League

            One Umpire

            Two Independent Directors

 

Additional independent Directors are to be elected to fill the representative position of leagues no longer in operation.

 

 

 

Section 2.  This committee shall have powers as follows:

 

   A. To manage the affairs of the corporation in emergency situations when a special meeting of the Board of Directors is not feasible.

 

   B. To make disbursements not to exceed $300.00 in emergency situations.

 

   C. To hear all grievances of any officer, Director, coaches or outsiders, and to take action or bring recommendations regarding such grievances before the Board of Directors.

 

   D. To settle all questions concerning the By-Laws and Rules in conjunction with any By-Law committee members.

 

   E. To appoint a Secretary for each meeting from within its membership who shall keep accurate records of all proceedings and who will read such minutes each month at the Directors meeting.

 

   F. To make such recommendations to the Board of Directors that it feels will be in the best interest of the corporation.

 

   G. To make recommendations to any other standing or special committee.

 

   H. To enforce the By-Laws and Local League Rules.

 

   I. To recommend that any member of the Board of Directors be dropped for cause.

 

   J. To recommend to the President or to the Board of Directors, whichever the case may be, the dropping of, or censuring of any officer or member of any standing or special committee.

 

Section 3.  The Board of Control shall meet whenever the emergencies require, but only upon notification to each member of the Board of Control by the individual calling the meeting.

 

A.    The meeting may be called by any member of the Board of Control.

 

 

 

   B. Five members shall constitute a quorum, and all resolutions passed, actions taken, or recommendations made, shall be deemed, if passed by a majority of those present and within its powers, passed by the Board of Directors.

 

   C. The conduct of the meetings shall be informal unless the person presiding shall deem otherwise.

 

Section 4.  Any member of the Board of Control may waive notice of any meeting and if he does so, all actions taken shall be deemed agreeable to him unless he stipulates in writing to the contrary to any other member of the Board of Control.

 

Section 5.  Any member of the Board of Control may be removed by the Board of Directors by majority vote, including the President who is otherwise a member of the Board of Control without election.

 

                           ARTICLE VIII - AMENDMENTS

 

Section 1.  All amendments to these By-Laws must be in writing, must refer to the specific article or section to be amended and shall not be acted upon until a meeting of the Board of Directors duly called for such proposed amendment.  Such amendment must be accepted by a two-thirds vote of those present.  All amendments and resolutions shall take effect from passage.

 

 

                     ARTICLE IX - PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

 

Section 1.  Roberts Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings for all transactions and meetings except where same conflicts with the By-Laws of the Local League.

 

                            ARTICLE X - AFFILIATION

 

Section 1.  Rules and Regulations - the Official Playing Rules and Regulations as published by Little League Baseball Inc., Williamsport, Pennsylvania, shall be binding on this local league.

 

Section 2.  Local League Rules - the local rules of this league shall be adopted by the Board of Directors at a meeting to be held not less than one month prior to the first regularly scheduled game of the season.

 

ARTICLE XI – FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING

 

Section 1. Authority. The Board of Directors shall decide all matters pertaining to the finances of the Local League and it shall place all income including Auxiliary funds, in a common league treasury, directing the expenditure of funds in such manner as will give no individual or team an advantage over those in competition with such individual or team.

 

Section 2. Contributions. The Board shall not permit the contribution of funds or property to individual teams but shall solicit funds for the common treasury of the Local League, thereby to discourage favoritism among teams and to endeavor to equalize the benefits of the Local League.

 

Section 3. Solicitations. The Board shall not permit the solicitation of funds in the name of Little League Baseball unless all of the funds so raised be placed in the Local League treasury.

 

Section 4. Disbursement of Funds.  The Board shall not permit the disbursement of Local league funds for other than the conduct of Little League activities in accordance with the rules, regulations and policies of Little league Baseball, Incorporated.  All disbursements shall be made by check.  All checks shall be signed by the Local League Treasure and other such officer or officers or person or persons as the Board of directors shall determine.

 

Section 5. Compensation. No Director, Officer or Member of the Local League shall receive, directly or indirectly any salary, compensation or emolument from the Local League for services rendered as director, Officer or Member.

 

 

Section 6. Deposits. All monies received, including Auxiliary Funds, shall be deposited to the credit of the Local League in the Naugatuck Savings Bank.

 

Section 7. Fiscal year. The fiscal year of the Local League shall begin on January 1 and shall end on December 31.

 

Section 8. Distribution of Property upon Dissolution. Upon dissolution of the Local League and after all outstanding debts and claims have been satisfied, the Members shall direct the remaining property of the Local League to another Federally Incorporated entity which maintains the same objectives as set forth in Article II of this Constitution, which are or may be entitled to exemption under Section 501-(c)-(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or any future corresponding provision.   

 

 

These Little League By-Laws contain all amendments through April, 2003.

 


 

                         PETER J. FOLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

                              LOCAL LEAGUE RULES

 

 

A.    Duties of League Vice-Presidents

 

       1.   General administration of their respective leagues.

 

       2.   Sworn to operate in accordance with the By-Laws, Local League Rules and official Regulations and Playing Rules issued by Williamsport.

 

       3.   Rule changes must be presented to the By-Laws committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

 

       4.   No authority to expend funds without Board approval.

 

       5.   Responsible for all fund raising activities as designated by the Board.

 

       6.   Authority to appoint project committees.

 

       7.   Responsible for timely remittance of all funds to the league Treasurer.

 

       8.   Responsible for the dismissal of a head or assistant coach of their respective league subject to the approval of the Board of Control.

 

B.    General Playing Rules

 

       1.   Continuous batting order.

 

       2.   A pinch runner can be used for the catcher when there are two outs. 

       3.   A runner may pass first base and turn left without being in jeopardy of a putout as long as, in the opinion of the umpire, said player is not making an attempt to go to second base.

 

       4.   Conferences with batters must be kept at a minimum and it will be up to the umpire's discretion as to whether the conference will be allowed.

 

       5.   No team should be required to play (a) more than 3 games in one week, or (b) 3 games in a 4-day period unless the games being played are in different calendar weeks and are not in conflict with paragraph (a) and, (c) 3 games in 3 days.

 

       6.   Tournament rules apply regarding pitching eligibility during playoffs.

 

7.            If a team is unable to field at least nine players for a rescheduled game, the game shall be forfeited to the opposing team.  Notify your league Vice-President.

 

       8.   Any canceled, protested, or postponed game must be rescheduled for the first available make-up date.  Non-compliance will be referred to the Board of Control and can lead to forfeiture.  A coach must inform the Vice-President of his/her respective league, or league President, or a member of the Board of Control within 24 hours if unable to comply.  Two make-up games are to be scheduled on each available Saturday.

 

       9.   All protests will be handled by the Board of Control within 3 days of date of protest.

 

10.            The By-Laws committee is responsible for interpreting the By-Laws and all Local League Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

C.    Duties of Director on Duty

 

         1. Be at field by one-half hour before game time.

         2. Open cabinet for umpires.

         3. Line and rake field.

         4. Raise flag.

         5. Take collection (mid 4th inning).

         6. Empty trash barrels; sweep porch.

         7. Stay at field until all others leave; lock all doors and activate alarm.

         8. In event of rainout or canceled game, must assume the make-up game.

         9. If umpire or scorekeeper are not present, D.O.D. should contact Umpire-in-Chief or Official Scorekeeper to obtain a replacement.

        10. Maintain discipline within the park outside of the playing field.

11.   Swap with another director when unable to attend.

12.   Any Director missing (two) scheduled Director on Duty assignments during the playing season without making appropriate arrangements for a substitute will be called before the Board of Control to justify continued participation as a Director of the League.

 

D.                Managers & Coaches

 

1. The President of the League with the approval of the Board of Directors shall appoint Managers annually.  Managers shall submit the names of proposed Coaches to the President for review by the Board of Directors.  Coaches do not have to be Directors of the League.  This rule shall apply to all Leagues.

 

 

 

 

These Local League Rules contain all amendments through April, 2003.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                            


 

                         PETER J. FOLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

                        BOYS MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYING RULES

 

 

 

A. 1. Free substitution only after everyone has played three defensive outs.  Scorekeeper must keep track.  

 

   2. If injury to a batter does not result in the batter being awarded first base, the count on the injured player is carried on to the next batter.

  

B.    Duties of Coaches

 

   1. Home Team

        a.  1st base dugout

        b.  Has field until 45 minutes before game time and then batting cage until 15 minutes before game time.

        c.  Put out bases.

        d.  If a Director on Duty is not present, the home team is responsible for raking the field before the game.

 

   2. Visitors

        a.  3rd base dugout

        b.  Has batting cage until 45 minutes before game time and then field until 15 minutes before game time - no later.

        c.  If a Director on Duty is not present, the visiting team is responsible for raking the field after the game.

 

   3. Both Teams

        a.  Complete cleanup of the stands after the game.

        b.  Locker room not to be opened until cleanup is completed.

        c.  Responsible for conduct of themselves, their assistants and players.

        d.  Submit to scorekeeper a line-up at least 15 minutes before game time.

        e.  Uniforms shall not be worn to or from the ballfield.

        f.  No eating or drinking allowed after the game until players have removed their uniforms.

        g.  No food or drink allowzxed in dugouts.

h.        Lock locker room as soon as players vacate same.     

 

C.    General

 

 1.   Any major league player who misses three games without just cause (to be determined by the player agent) shall be relegated to the minor league and must again try out and enter the draft the following year.

 

 2.   Replacing an injured player:  If the player is expected to return within 2 weeks, he is not to be replaced.  Otherwise, he must be replaced by a player from the minor league.  Upon return of the injured player, both players remain on the roster.  The Head Coach and the Player Agent must determine if a replacement is necessary within 5 days from date of injury.  Care must be taken not to conflict with item E4.  Said replacement shall be activated within ten (10) days from date of injury.

 

      A list of eligible players will be supplied by the player's agent.  The head coach is to inform the player agent of his choice for a replacement player.  The player agent is to contact the parents to determine player eligibility.  The player agent will appoint a replacement player if the head coach has not selected a player within 10 days from date of injury.

 

      The requirement to select a replacement for an injured player does not apply if said injury occurs during the last two (2) weeks of the Minor League regular season.  The player agent must be notified.

 

 3.   Draft to be conducted on the reverse draft principle; i.e., last place team first.  Order at the end of the regular season determines draft position, except for the league championship team, which will always draft last.  Rule C.15 will be used to break ties.  All other ties will be broken by a toss of the coin.

 

4.             All players eligible for the major league draft must declare prior to or at the try-outs a commitment to play in the majors if selected.          

5.             No more than 6 players of age 9, 6 players of age 10, 6 players of age 11, 6 players of age 12 and no less than 2 players of ages 9 and 10 at the beginning of the season.

 

6.             Any nine (9) old player selected for a major league team shall have played at least (½) year in the minors.

7.   All players age 12 years shall play in the Major Leagues.  Exception – Player may be kept in the Minor League based solely on personal safety.  This exception shall be determined by the parent(s), two major league coaches, player agent and if possible, last year’s minor league coach.  However no player shall be picked over the parent’s objection.

 

8.   No smoking allowed on field.

 

9.   No players allowed on observation deck.  The D.O.D. should use his/her discretion regarding adults allowed.

 

 10.  The 9-10 year old, 11 year old and 11-12 year old All-Star Team Head Coach is to be selected by a sub-committee consisting of the League President, Boys Major League Vice President and Boys Major League Head Coaches at a meeting held the first week of June.  Selection (written ballot) will be made by attaining a majority vote of those present.  Any boys Major League Head or Assistant Coach shall notify the Boys Major League Vice President of their interest in coaching the All-Star team prior to the meeting.  The Assistant Coach of the All-Star team will be selected by the elected Head Coach, but must be a coach (Head or Assistant) in the boys Major Leagues.  A candidate may submit their name for more than one All-Star Team.  Voting for the All-Star Team Head Coach shall begin with the 11-12 year old team, then the 11 year old, and finally the 9-10 year old teams.  If a Head or Assistant Coach name is not submitted to fill the 9-10, 11 year old and 11-12 year old All Star Team Head Coach position, the Head and Assistant Coach will be appointed by the League President and Boys Major League Vice President and shall be a Director of the League.

      Prior to the selection of coaches, the 9-10 year old and 11 year old All Star Team coaches from the previous year will be given the opportunity prior to the selection process to fill the Head Coach position of the “team” coached in the previous year.  (i.e. 9-10 year old All Star coach given the opportunity to fill the 11 year old Head Coach position)

        a.  It's not required that every team be represented on the All-Star Team.

        b.  During All-Star competition other than Williamsport all players must play (6) defensive outs and have at least one at-bat.

        c.  All-Star player selections shall be in accordance with Williamsport “Official Regulations and Playing Rules”, Selection of Tournament Teams (Recommended Method) for player selection with the following exceptions:

            (1). The following groups should each select its tournament team:

                     Group 1 – Players

                     Group 2 – League Officers and volunteer umpires

                     Group 3 – Team managers

                     Group 4 – Team Coaches

All eligible members of the above groups shall vote for up to nine (9) players of each tournament team.  Members that are part of multiple groups shall vote with only one group.  The nine players receiving the most votes in each group will receive one point from that group. 

(2). Each group shall submit it’s list of players to a sub-    committee consisting of the League President, Boys Major League Vice President and Boys Major League coaches.

(3). Players with the highest point total will occupy the slots of each tournament team.  Tournament team Managers shall determine the number of players to be carried on the roster up to the Little League maximum.  Tournament Team Managers are responsible for breaking voting ties and shall also have the option to select up to the last three (3) players on the roster.

(4). The final list of players selected shall be submitted to the Board of Directors 

 

 

 11.  League President allowed to umpire in emergency situations.

 

12.  Little League patch on all uniforms.     

 

13.  On a day of Tournament Play, the field is not to be used under any circumstances.  The field is in the hands of the Tournament Director appointed by the district.

 

14.  The Brother and Son Option Rule shall remain for the major league draft.

 

15.  A minor league player of the previous year must attend at least one tryout, or a) be ineligible to play in the majors, or b) not be returned to the same team in the minors.  The player agent will determine just cause for missing a tryout.

 

16.  All option players will be identified prior to the start of tryouts.  All coaches are to include option players as part of their evaluation process.  Prior to the draft, coaches by consensus will determine the round each option player is to be selected.  The option team must indicate prior to the start of the draft if said option player will be selected in the specified round.  If the option team elects not to select its option, said player will be declared eligible for the draft.

        a.  Any coach acquiring a team and wishing to transfer his/her son to said team must compensate the losing team by either:

              1)  relinquishing his/her first round draft pick, or

              2)  relinquishing an existing player, but only if said player, his parents, and both coaches are willing and in agreement.

b.        A decision must be reached and communicated to the player agent no less than two weeks before the draft.

 

 17.  A father may not pick his son as an option unless said father has actively participated at least one full season as determined by the Board of Control.

 

 18.  Tie-Breaker - In case of ties for any playoff position, the won-loss record between the teams in question will be used to break the tie.  If the record does not break the tie, a toss of the coin will then be used. The winner of the toss will be placed in the higher position.

 

 19.  Only those players listed on the team roster and three (3) adults are allowed in the dugout once a game has started.

 

 20.  The decision to call a game due to inclement weather is to be made no earlier than half (½) hour before game time.

 

 21.  Prior to the appointment of a new head or assistant coach, it is mandatory for a candidate to attend the Little League Coaches Clinic held at regional headquarters in Bristol, CT.  If a head or assistant coach is to be appointed after the regional clinic has been held, it is mandatory for the candidate to attend prior to the start of the season a coaches clinic that will be arranged by the Peter J. Foley League.  Attendance at the regional clinic will be required prior to appointment in the following season.

 

These Boys Major League Playing Rules contain all amendments through April, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETER J. FOLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

                            BOYS MINOR LEAGUE RULES

 

 

 

A.    INJURY

      It will be the judgement of the umpire as to whether play should stop and how far any base runner may advance.

 

 

B.    HITTING

1.    Rotating batting order consisting of all members on the roster.

2.    There shall be a maximum number of (8) batters per team per inning for all innings played.  The "eigth" batter shall be treated like any other batter with all rules regarding play in effect.  Once the umpire declares the ball dead, the inning is over.

 

C.    CATCHING

      Catcher must wear protective cup, mask complete with helmet and throat protector, chest protector and shin guards.

 

 

D.    PITCHING

        1.  No 12-year olds

        2.  3 consecutive innings

        3.  6 innings per week

        4.  Unlimited number of different pitchers allowed.

        5.  No balks

 

 

E.    MISCELLANEOUS

        1.  Adult base coaches allowed.

        2.  Every player must play 2 innings.

        3.  No umpire may leave the game unless injured or ill.

        4.  Use of only those uniforms supplied by the league.

 

 

F.    Prior to the appointment of a new head or assistant coach, it is mandatory for a candidate to attend the Little League Coaches Clinic held at regional headquarters in Bristol, CT.  If a head or assistant coach is to be appointed after the regional clinic has been held, it is mandatory for the candidate to attend prior to the start of the season a coaches clinic that will be arranged by the Peter J. Foley League.  Attendance at the regional clinic will be required prior to appointment in the following season.

 

G.    The 9-10 year old, Minor All-Star Team Head Coach is to be selected by a sub-committee consisting of the League President, Boys Minor League Vice President and Boys Minor League Head Coaches at a meeting held the first week of June.  Selection (written ballot) will be made by attaining a majority vote of those present.  Any boys Minor League Head or Assistant Coach shall notify the Boys Minor League Vice President of their interest in coaching the All-Star team prior to the meeting.  The Assistant Coach of the All-Star team will be selected by the elected Head Coach, but must be a coach (Head or Assistant) in the boys Minor. If a Head or Assistant Coach name is not submitted, the Head and Assistant Coach will be appointed by the League President, and Boys Minor League Vice President.

 

        a.  It is not required that every team be represented on the All-Star Team.

        b.  During all-Star competition all must play 3 defensive outs and have one at-bat.

        c.  Players with the exception of the last (3) players and (2) alternates shall be selected by a sub-committee consisting of the League President, Boys Minor League Vice President and Boys Minor League coaches at a meeting held the third week of June.  The last (3) players and (2) alternates shall be selected by the All-Star team Head Coach.  As an option, the Head Coach can elect to use the sub-committee to fill these positions.

 

        d.  Any member of the All-Star selection committee shall be given All-Star player and/or coach vote totals upon request.

 

e.        If a Head Coach is also serving as the Boys Minor League Vice President, said person will be allowed to cast only one vote.  This limitation shall apply to both the Head Coach and player selection process.

 

H.                All minor league teams are dissolved at the end of the season.  New minor league rosters will be established at the minor league draft that follows the major league draft.

 

I.                Coaches will be appointed at the start of each new season.

 

 

 

These Boys Minor League Rules contain all amendments through April,2003.

 

                                                                                                                            


                         PETER J. FOLEY GIRLS SOFTBALL

                            MINOR DIVISION - RULES

 

 

I.    ROSTER

      To be eligible to play in the Minor Division, players must be 8-12 years old before August 1st.

 

II.            GAME RULES

A.    BATTING

1.            There shall be a maximum number of (10) batters per team per inning for all innings played.  The "tenth" batter shall be treated like any other batter with all rules regarding play in effect.  Once the umpire declares the ball dead, the inning is over.

 

2.            There shall be a continuous batting order.

 

3.            The "infield fly" rule is not in effect.

 

4.            Each team is limited to four (4) steals per inning.  A player cannot advance more than one (1) base on an attempt.  Leading after the pitch reaches home plate does not constitute an attempted steal.

 

B.    FIELDING

1.            There shall be unlimited substitution once all players have played six consecutive outs in the field.  Exception:  The Rule Book shall be used for pitcher eligibility.

2.            There will be ten (10) defensive players on the field.  The extra player must be an outfielder.  All outfielders must be on the outfield grass.

 

C.    COACHES

       1.   Two adult coaches may be used to coach the bases provided there is a third coach available to remain on the bench with the team.

 

 

 

 

 

These Girls Softball Minor Division rules contain all amendments through April, 2003.

                                                                             


                         PETER J. FOLEY GIRLS SOFTBALL

                            MAJOR DIVISION - RULES

 

I.    ROSTER

      To be eligible to play in the Major Division, players must be 10, 11 or 12 years old before August 1st.

 

 

II.   GAME RULES

A.    BATTING

       1.   There shall be a continuous batting order.

 

       2.   There shall be a maximum number of ten batters per team per inning with the exception of the sixth inning and any extra inning.  The "tenth" batter shall be treated like any other batter with all rules regarding play in effect.  Once the umpire declares the ball dead, the inning is over.

 

       3.   A pinch runner can be used for the catcher when there are two outs. The runner must be a player not in the field at the time.

 

 

B.    FIELDING

       1.   There shall be unlimited substitution once all the players have played six consecutive outs in the field.  Exception:  The Rule Book shall be used for pitcher eligibility.

 

       

These Girls Softball Major Division rules contain all amendments through April, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETER J. FOLEY GIRLS SOFTBALL

 

 

A.    GENERAL RULES

 

       1.   The yearly schedule shall be referred to for game times.

 

       2.   The visiting team shall have the field for practice for the first half-hour before game time and the home team shall have the second half-hour.

 

       3.   Before each game, the home team coach shall be responsible for umpire's equipment and bases.

 

       4.   Rainouts are to be made up in the order of the rainout, whenever possible.

 

       5.   In the event that the head coach is unable to be present for a game, the assistant coach or another qualified adult will take charge.

 

       6.   The home team coach is responsible for getting an umpire for a rescheduled game.

 

7.            Individuals having questions regarding ball games, rules, etc., shall contact the vice-president of the Girls Softball League.

8.            Mercy rule (rule 4.10-e) - It is at the discretion of the losing coach whether play should continue should the (10) run differential rule come into effect.

 

These Softball Ground Rules for Girls Softball contain all amendments through April, 2003.