T-Ball Rules

  1. Home team is the first team mentioned on the schedule and sets out the bases.
  2. Bases are approximately 40 feet apart.
  3. Each game is about one hour. At the beginning you may only be able to play two innings. Use your judgment on how many you can play. As everyone gets better you may be able to work your way up to 3 innings.
  4. All players from one team take the field together. Spread the players around keeping in mind that most don´t hit very far. Position a player on each base, a player between first and second, a player between second and third, a pitcher, a back-catcher and the rest in the field. Rotate positions from inning to inning.
  5. All players batting must wear a helmet. A pitcher is also to wear a helmet for safety. The opposing team lines up to bat. Get a parent or two to line up the kids in a batting order and put the helmets on. Batters hit off of a tee. Batters swing until the ball is hit. Unless the ball falls foul the batter runs on any hit. Help position batters in appropriate position to the tee. No score is kept and all players hit in each inning. Coaches can be on the field to assist the kids.
  6. No players are called out. Emphasis is on fun, learning to hit, catch, throw and run bases in the right order. Stop the runners from running wildly around the bases. They have to get used to looking where the ball is going and listening to their coach. Position parents at bases to help with the game if necessary.
  7. When team batting is almost finished, dress the back-catcher so he/she is ready.
  8. Only bats provided by the league are to be used.
  9. Batters who throw bats must be spoken to immediately. Inform kids that thrown bats can cause serious injuries. Keep reinforcing this.
  10. In the spring we get a lot of drizzly days so don´t be too hasty canceling games. If it has poured all day then the field will be very wet. Often our little spring showers stop and clear up at game time.
  11. Delegate phoning to two or three parents – rainouts, practices, rescheduled games. Get all parents involved in some way to help the kids with the game.
  12. Sponsors have paid for the t-shirts so the players are to wear them. Bring a ball hat as well. Tie long hair back. Remember all kids must be registered before they can practice or play!