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The current Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules shall govern the “Playing Rules” for the SLLL. 

1. Current Little League Rule Book (Blue book) takes precedence.
· All managers will be given the opportunity to request a physical book.
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All managers are able to download a copy of the Little League Rule book application to their mobile device.

2. All managers, coaches, and umpires shall attend the annual coaches meeting/training provided by the league. Failure to do so will affect tournament coaching opportunities.

3. Only approved coaches and or team parent will be allowed in the dugout or on the field during South Lake Little League events.
· Minimum of one (1) Coach or team parent must remain in the dugout at all times.
· Each team shall have (1) Manager and not more than (2) coaches on roster.

4. Weather Delay
· Rain - Waiting period will be 30 minutes at which time the Umpire in charge or Board Member on Duty shall make all decisions regarding the games.
· When the lightning sensor goes off all players must leave the field and head to their cars until the sensor resets and there is no dangerous lightning in the area. When the alarm sounds 3 blasts in a row, this is the all-clear sign; players return and play resumes unless the Umpire in charge or Board Member on Duty calls the game.
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If lightning detector is not working, Board Member on Duty is to use WeatherBug® as lightning sensor.

5. No manager, coach, or parent shall warm up a pitcher before or during a game (including but not limited to the field, bullpen, side of the fields & behind the plate).

6. There is a zero-tolerance policy at SLLL.
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Manager, coach, player and spectator sportsmanship will be expected. Poor conduct on the field will be handled first by the umpire, spectators by a board member and then if necessary, the police.
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All players/coaches and managers must be in the dugout if there is a spectator issue, umpires must be satisfied that the issue has been resolved to their satisfaction prior to the players returning to the field.

7. The runner is out when the runner does not slide or attempt to avoid collision with a player that has the ball. Umpire judgment. There is no “must slide rule”.

8. Infield fly rule will be in effect for Minors, Majors, and Juniors.

9. No stealing home on a pass ball or wild pitch for Minors.

10.     During innings 4, 5 and 6, Minors will bat once through the line-up.  If two teams have a differing number of players in their line-up, the team that has fewer present players will be allowed to have players bat twice utilizing continuous batting order to match the number of players present on the opposing team.  

11. Games will not start until a parent is provided for concession duty by away team If no parent is available, the Team Parent will be responsible to cover the shift until the situation can be rectified.

12. All trash must be removed from the dugout and bleachers after each game.

13. Closed-toe shoes must be worn in dugouts and on fields. No sandals or flip-flops.

14. Every home team will be responsible for keeping the official scorebook.

15. Every away team will be responsible for operating the scoreboard.

16. In the event there is no plate umpire, the home team will be responsible to provide a plate umpire and the away team will be responsible to provide a base umpire.  A schedule Junior Umpire may continue to be a base umpire in addition to the base umpire provided by the away team.

17. It is the responsibility of the home team coach to ensure the mound cover is removed and stored in a safe location prior to any players stepping onto the field.
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Both teams will be responsible to apply the mound cover after the game.

18. No children under age 14 will be allowed in the concession stand.
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No children under age 15 allowed in the outside food cooking area to assist.
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No one under the age 18 will be allowed to use outside cooking equipment.

19. Tournament rules will be in effect for the last 4 weeks of spring regular season play. This is designed to get players ready for tournament season.

Updated 2/13/2022

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