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Little Sluggers Rules 2019

MHLL Little Sluggers Division Rules​ Little Sluggers director: James King.

E-Mail: jamkin@medicinehat.ca

Little Sluggers games will start at 6:15PM. Teams will practice for 30 Minutes. Games will commence at 6:45PM. Games should be concluded by 7:15PM.

Every player deserves a chance to play each position. MHLL expects coaches to rotate players in a fair and competitive way.

Cancellations

All cancellations are at the discretion of the Division Director, in consultation with the Field Manager. Cancellation notifications will be posted on MHLL social media pages, and texted to Head Coaches. It is the Coaches’ responsibility to notify their team. Cancellation decisions will be made on game day by 4:30pm.

Game Play

Little Sluggers is a Tee-Ball division. All kids will bat from home plate off a tee. Runners will advance a single base for each batter. Defensive players will attempt to make plays to get runners out. Outs are not called and all players are allowed to run the bases. Once all players have batted the half inning is over and the other team gets to bat. Each game will last three innings. Defensive teams will be allowed to have two coaches in the field of play. These defensive coaches will assist players with the game. Offensive teams are encouraged to have coaches on first and third to assist baserunners. Offensive teams will require a coach at home plate to assist with the player at the plate.

Equipment

There will be a scheduled day for equipment and uniform pick up at the beginning of the season. Coaches are required to pick up, or coordinate an alternate coach, to pick up team equipment from the MHLL garage (located at the Lions 2 diamond). There will be game balls, practice balls, catching equipment and team bats in the equipment bag. This equipment is expected to be returned to MHLL at the conclusion of the season. There will be a scheduled day for equipment drop-off.

Home Team Responsibilities:

  • Listed last on the schedule
  • Occupy 3rd base dugout
  • Set up bases

Visitor Team Responsibilities:

  • Listed first on the schedule
  • Occupy 1st base dugout
  • Put away & lock up bases

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